11th > March > 2010 Archive

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Swedes serve up flicks with KVM

Everybody is talking up the idea of integrated stacks these days, but some customers just won't listen. They think they can just pick and choose any technology they want, like in the old days.
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CA eats Nimsoft cloud watcher

Systems software seller CA is shelling out $350m in cash to buy Nimsoft, an outfit that makes monitoring tools for managed service providers - aka cloud providers.
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Feds likely to oppose Google mobile ad deal, says report

The US Federal Trade Commission is likely to oppose Google's acquisition of mobile ad outfit AdMob after requesting sworn declarations from Google competitors and advertisers, according to a report citing people with knowledge of the matter.
Cade Metz, 11 Mar 2010
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Patent attack hits Apple, RIM, AT&T, Moto...

Apple, Research in Motion, and a gaggle of other deep-pocket firms have been slapped with a wide-ranging patent infringment suit by an obscure Texas firm.
Rik Myslewski, 11 Mar 2010
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Opera Mini 5 betas on Google Android

Opera has released an Opera Mini 5 beta for Google's Android platform.
Cade Metz, 11 Mar 2010
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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini

Review Bowers & Wilkins' Zeppelin is undoubtedly the world's most iconic iPod speaker. Every one of its rivals, from the high end of the market downward, looks pretty much how you'd expect an iPod speaker to look. Not so the elongated ovoid that is the Zeppelin.
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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Sony to peddle trade-in scheme to speed upgrade cycle

Exclusive Sony is planning to offer a trade-in scheme targeting Blu-ray Disc player owners later this year.
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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Carlos Slim is world's richest man, Bill Gates now number two

Mexican telecoms bazillionaire Carlos Slim is the world's richest man, pushing Bill Gates into second place.
John Oates, 11 Mar 2010
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Computacenter sees profits up, revenues down

Mega reseller Computacenter delivered on its forecast of better-than-expected profits for 2009, though revenues actually declined at the firm.
Joe Fay, 11 Mar 2010
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Bloggers spring 'baccy happy landlord from slammer

Just occasionally the blogosphere can be about more than just hot air – as it proved today by raising over £10,000 to pay off the fine of pub landlord Nick Hogan and to bring about his release from prison.
Jane Fae , 11 Mar 2010
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UK.gov OKs plan to flog digi dividend by end of year

The government has asked Ofcom to implement Kip Meek's proposals for spectrum reform, with a view to getting shot of the digital dividend by the end of 2010.
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2010
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PayPal restores Cryptome for real

PayPal has finally made good on its pledge to restore Cryptome's account many hours after the firm's head of global communications told Register readers it had already done so.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Mar 2010
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Blighty surrenders to Street View

Blighty today surrendered to Sreet View's all-seeing eye as Google extended the service's coverage to encompass 95 per cent of the UK.
Lester Haines, 11 Mar 2010
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Microsoft shows Bottom to Young Ones

Microsoft was due to take the full fat version of its video player out of beta today, treating UK viewers to high-end entertainment such as Skins, Shameless and The Young Ones.
Team Register, 11 Mar 2010
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Bogus Playstation emulators pack Trojan payload

Retro gaming fans are being targeted in a new con designed to infect computers with a Trojan linked to scareware scams.
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2010
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Jobcentre turns to the iPhone

The UK's Jobcentre Plus service is now available through an iPhone application and Android, providing a vital service to the jobless-but-gadget-obsessed.
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2010
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Geeks Guide 2 Cloud Computing

Geeks Guide2 Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform is written for aspiring Windows Azure programmers by Roger Jennings, author of over 30 books on Microsoft technologies. It offers an excellent overview of cloud computing and provides a structured tutorial format that guides you through Jennings’ approach for programming Windows Azure Storage Services and web, worker, and .NET Services applications.
Register Books, 11 Mar 2010
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US comp-boffins claim fix for multicore 'concurrency bugs'

American computer boffins say they have developed new software which makes programming of multi-processor machines much easier.
Lewis Page, 11 Mar 2010
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Sony launches 'WiiMote for PS3'

It's not Arc, it's Move, Sony revealed yesterday when it took the wraps off its Wii-style motion controller system for the PlayStation 3.
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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MySpace first to drop pants on Outlook

Microsoft has now slotted MySpace updates into its Outlook application.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Mar 2010
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Password reset questions dead easy to guess

Guessing the answer to common password reset questions is far easier than previously thought, according to a new study by computer science researchers.
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2010
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Japanese phone boasts killer slacker-sensing app

Japanese phone co KDDI has been telling the BBC that its latest phones can sense when an employee is slacking off.
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2010
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Tories on cyber war: Waffle, mutter, waffle. Um, vote for us!

Tory peer and shadow security minister Baroness Pauline Neville Jones has set out her party's thoughts on cyber war and defence. Unfortunately once the waffle is stripped away there's pretty much nothing there.
Lewis Page, 11 Mar 2010
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Top exorcist says Satan at work in Vatican

The Catholic Church's top exorcist has warned that Satan is alive and well and causing a whole load of problems at the Holy See.
Team Register, 11 Mar 2010
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Punters: we want our internet TV

Consumers really do want to access internet video on their tellies, market watcher In-Stat has concluded.
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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Home Secretary swats away calls for Mosquito ban

A European committee is calling for a community-wide ban on the Mosquito device which gets rid of teenagers by emitting an irritating buzzing noise that older people cannot hear, even though the device has the backing of Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
John Oates, 11 Mar 2010
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Virgin signals start of telegraph pole broadband test

Virgin Media is to see whether it can string up extensions to its fibre-optic network to Britain's telegraph poles in a bid to explore ways of bringing high-speed broadband to rural communities.
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2010
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Home Sec says 17m ID cards in circulation by 2017

The government expects to have issued 17 million ID cards by 2017, Home Secretary Alan Johnson told the Commons yesterday.
Joe Fay, 11 Mar 2010
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Tories pat small biz heads in open source IT procurement pledge

Shadow chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne claimed today that the Conservative party, if elected to form the next government, would meet its "ambition" of ensuring that the next generation of "Googles, Microsofts and Facebooks" were British companies.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Mar 2010
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Estonian DDoS revenge worm crafter jailed

An Estonian virus writer has been jailed for two and a half years for creating a Windows worm family that launched denial of service attacks on the websites of a local insurance firm and ISP.
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2010
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Database state breached 11 times

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has given Parliament some details on the most recent breaches of the various identity databases held by his ministry.
John Oates, 11 Mar 2010
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Mutated genetic supertrout developed in lab

After ten years of tinkering with DNA in a Rhode Island lab, a top fish boffin claims he has created a genetically enhanced mutant supertrout.
Lewis Page, 11 Mar 2010
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Buying bandwidth in the app store

Mobile operators are looking at application stores as a way to boost revenue, not by selling applications but by selling the bandwidth needed to use them.
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2010
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Carrier apathy depresses Google Phone outlook

Google is discovering just how dangerous it is to ruffle the feathers of the major cellcos. Its Nexus One handset may be one of the most advanced on the market and bear the magical brand, but half-hearted marketing efforts by carriers have led to disappointing sales. Now, analysts at Goldman Sachs have slashed their estimates for sales of the phone this year by 70 per cent.
Wireless Watch, 11 Mar 2010
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Google, Facebook cop for preposterous patent potshot

Gathering information from around the internet and presenting it on a mobile phone is protected by patent, according to Wireless Ink, which is suing Google and Facebook over it.
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2010
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BBC might pay for Tory broadband promises

Mandybill minister Stephen Timms has attacked Tory promises of "superfast broadband" as "hopeless" and lacking in funding.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Mar 2010
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Koobface gang refresh botnet to beat takedown

Command and Control servers associated with the infamous Koobface worms have gone through a complete refresh over the last fortnight. Russian net security firm Kaspersky Lab reckons the change up might be aimed at making takedown efforts by cybercrime fighters more difficult.
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2010
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Erstwhile Sun openista gets April Fool director job at OSI

Ex-Sun open source veteran Simon Phipps has been elected to the board of directors at the Open Source Initiative (OSI) group.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Mar 2010
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BT rolls out new, 'competitive' consumer deals

UK infrastructure owner BT has today announced its new consumer bundle offerings following relaxation of Ofcom competition rules. The headlining £7.99-a-month anytime calls plus broadband is reasonable - but lasts for only 3 months, followed by a 15-month lock-in at an unimpressive £15.99.
Lewis Page, 11 Mar 2010
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Jesus Phone to exhibit holy gift of bilocation

Apple will add multitasking to the Jesus Phone this summer with the release of the divine handset's version 4.0 software update, according to a report citing anonymous people who have accurately predicted Jobsian behavior in the past .
Cade Metz, 11 Mar 2010
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Super Micro to launch AMD render cloud

The conceptual render cloud that Advanced Micro Devices was showing off a little more than a year ago at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show is going commercial this year.
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One-third of orphaned Zeus botnets find way home

The takedown of 100 servers used to control Zeus-related botnets may be a short-lived victory, security researchers said after discovering that about a third of the orphaned channels were able to regain connectivity in less than 48 hours.
Dan Goodin, 11 Mar 2010
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Microsoft plants Bing on Google-free Chinese Androids

Motorola will soon push Microsoft's Bing search engine onto Android phones in China, after announcing an alliance with the Redmond software giant that will see Bing appear on Androids across the globe.
Cade Metz, 11 Mar 2010
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TSA worker tried to sabotage terror database, feds say

A former data analyst for the US Transportation Security Agency has been accused of trying to sabotage a terrorist screening database used to vet people with access to sensitive information and secure areas of the nation’s transportation network.
Dan Goodin, 11 Mar 2010