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Netlist's HyperCloud memory gets Wall Street's blessing

Right about now, server memory module maker Netlist is probably wishing that it hadn't already gone public. But if the enthusiasm in a new public offering by investors on Wall Street last Friday is any indication, Netlist may be onto something with its new HyperCloud DDR3 super-dense main memory for servers.
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Google open sources web app security scanner

Google has released an open source security scanner designed to seek out holes in, yes, web applications.
Cade Metz, 23 Mar 2010
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Register.com argues it can't be sued for negligence

US domain registrar Register.com has told a federal judge it can't be sued for a DNS records switch that wreaked havoc on Baidu because the ham-fisted blunder didn't amount to "gross negligence".
Dan Goodin, 23 Mar 2010
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Home Office takes non-action against phone pinchers

The Home Office is demanding that mobile phone recyclers continue what they're already doing, in the name of cracking down on mobile phone theft.
Bill Ray, 23 Mar 2010
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HTC Legend

Review HTC’s Legend is to all intents and purposes the follow up to the very popular Hero. Like its predecessor it is an Android handset, and GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G are here as Android staples but, as you would expect, the Legend has a lot that is new, updated, enhanced and tweaked too.
Sandra Vogel, 23 Mar 2010
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Google accused over China censorship

The Chinese government has reacted angrily to Google's decision to stop censoring search engine results in the country.
John Oates, 23 Mar 2010
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OFT to examine BBC's Canvas

The Office Fair of Trading is to examine Project Canvas, the BBC's strategic Sky-f*cker next generation set-top box.
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Mar 2010
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Gelsinger paid more than the boss at EMC

SEC filings by EMC show that newcomer Pat Gelsinger was paid more than chairman and CEO Joe Tucci in 2009.
Chris Mellor, 23 Mar 2010
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'Perpetual' software licence doesn't last forever, rules court

A software licence that was modified to become 'perpetual' did not necessarily last forever and could be terminated, the High Court has ruled.
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 Mar 2010
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iSoft finance boss barred

iSoft's former finance boss Ian Storey has been barred from practising as an accountant, and therefore as a finance director, for eight years after admitting charges of false accounting.
John Oates, 23 Mar 2010
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Polaroid enthusiasts unveil new instant film

Owners of Polaroid's classic SX-70 camera will this week be able to buy the first of a new batch of instant films for the model, courtesy of The Impossible Project.
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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Toshiba to build new flash fab

Toshiba is to build a new NAND fabrication plant in Japan, increasing its flash production capability, and showing faith in an environment of increasing flash demand.
Chris Mellor, 23 Mar 2010
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MP welcomes Southwest One-IBM review

A panel of councillors at Somerset CC is conducting a review of the council's joint venture with IBM.
Kable, 23 Mar 2010
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Penalty for silent calling goes sky high

Companies caught repeatedly making silent calls could get fined up to £2m in future, compared to the £50,000 maximum that taciturn sales staff currently pay.
Bill Ray, 23 Mar 2010
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Unfashionable DDoS attacks still menace websites

Internet security research firm Team Cymru has begun publishing a four part series explaining the hows and whys of denial of service attacks.
John Leyden, 23 Mar 2010
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Sky blames network problems for site blocking

Sky broadband has blamed network problems, not censorship, for customers's inability to get onto RapidShare and other sites, mostly related to file sharing.
John Oates, 23 Mar 2010
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Mozilla swats Firefox zero-day bug a week early

Mozilla has plugged a critical unpatched cross-platform vulnerability in Firefox a week ahead of its previously announced schedule.
John Leyden, 23 Mar 2010

SanDisk flips out 32GB mobile phone card

SanDisk has announced a 32GB Micro SDHC Flash memory card for mobile phones.
Chris Mellor, 23 Mar 2010
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'Go veggie to save the planet' UN, EU plans debunked

Yet more United Nations analysis of the measures necessary to combat climate change has come under fire from scientists.
Lewis Page, 23 Mar 2010
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YouTube scraps real-time search prototype

YouTube has killed an experimental feature, dubbed RealTime, that had been present in the video sharing site.
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Mar 2010
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Council deforests beauty spot to combat dogging

More than 6,000 conifers which occupied a "stunning beauty spot" alongside the A666 in Lancashire have been felled to combat rampant dogging on the 12-hectare site.
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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Government faces four more days of HP strikes

The Public and Commercial Services union has said that 1,000 of its members working for HP will take another four days of industrial action.
John Oates, 23 Mar 2010
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IPS turns to asylum for help with ID scheme database

Plans to use the Department of Work & Pensions' giant Customer Information Systems database for the UK's identity scheme have been officially abandoned, in favour of an enhancement of the UK Border Agency's biometric database for asylum seekers. First they came for the foreigners, as they say...
John Lettice, 23 Mar 2010
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Hardware biggest cause of HDD failure, says Freecom

External hard drive maker Freecom has revealed that almost half of all hard drive crashes are caused by hardware failure.
Tony Smith, 23 Mar 2010
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IBM faces mainframe biz European antitrust probe

IBM faces yet another antitrust headache today, after French mainframe open source outfit TurboHercules filed a complaint with European competition watchdogs.
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Mar 2010
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SA news outlet deploys sh*t London Olympics logo

LogoWatch It's a hearty round of applause today for News24.com, self-trumpeted as "Southern Africa and Africa's premier online news resource", which has decided it doesn't much like the London Olympic logo:
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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BT ordered to share telegraph poles for fast broadband

BT has been ordered to share access to ducts and telegraph poles with competitors who want to build their own faster broadband infrastructure.
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Virgin Media downed by thick Leeds 'copper' crooks

Virgin Media customers in Leeds are suffering their second major outage in a few days as a result of witless thieves ripping cables out in the belief they are made of valuable copper.
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Telcos to deliver VaaS

This is hilarious or sad, whichever way you look at it. Eyeing the Twitter feed last night, I saw someone had tweeted a question about whether carriers were going to be moving to VaaS – ‘Voice as a Service’.
Dale Vile, 23 Mar 2010
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Britain expels diplomat over faked passports in Hamas hit row

Britain plans to expel an Israeli diplomat over the use of counterfeit UK passports in the Dubai murder of a Hamas military commander, the BBC reports.
John Leyden, 23 Mar 2010
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The Register Guide to improving systems agility

Late last year, The Register ran a well received online conference, the Agile Date Center Conference (which you can listen to, here).
Team Register, 23 Mar 2010
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Chinese gamer survives knife through skull

A Chinese gamer's net cafe Counter Strike session ended under the surgeon's knife when youths stabbed him in the skull with a 14-cm blade.
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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Branson's SpaceShipTwo rocketplane gets off ground

Beardy biz kingpin Richard Branson was overjoyed yesterday to announce that his passenger-carrying suborbital "SpaceShipTwo" rocket thrillride craft has left the ground for the first time. However it remained attached to its jet-powered "mothership" for the entire flight: independent operations aren't expected for some time.
Lewis Page, 23 Mar 2010
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Sagem readies Freeview HD DVRs

The company formerly known as Sagem will release its first Freeview HD DVR at the end of next month.
Tony Smith, 23 Mar 2010
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Verizon to launch less than brill billing service

US operator Verizon will allow online retailers to add to the customer's mobile phone bill, providing just the kind of out-of-channel security that's proved so unpopular this side of the pond.
Bill Ray, 23 Mar 2010
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Teen's mobe loaded with X-rated smut

An 18-year-old Coventry lass has been left "angry", "horrified", "shocked" and "deeply traumatised" after Carphone Warehouse returned her repaired mobile loaded with hardcore porn.
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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Opera Mini hits iTunes, awaits Apple verdict

Opera has finally submitted its browser to the iTunes store, daring Apple to reject it, while Firefox has called it a day for the Windows Mobile version of Fennec.
Bill Ray, 23 Mar 2010
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Google takes China-buffed halo to Oz

Not content with taking on China, Google were today squaring up for another fight over internet censorship, this time with the Australian government.
Jane Fae , 23 Mar 2010
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US couple jailed for TV shoplifting brag

A California couple who ill-advisedly appeared on TV's Dr Phil show to explain that they'd make a cool $100,000 flogging shoplifted toys on eBay were yesterday dispatched to federal prison.
Lester Haines, 23 Mar 2010
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Cray's midrange line big on Xeons, GPUs

In launching the CX1000 midrange supercomputer lineup, it looks like Cray is finally getting tired of trying to peddle Lexuses and BMWs to people who can only afford Fords and Chevys.
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UK.gov blames Israel for cloning passports in Dubai hit

The UK Foreign Secretary has directly blamed Israel for forging 12 passports used in the Dubai assassination of a Hamas military boss in January.
John Leyden, 23 Mar 2010
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China hits back at Google's uncensored Hong Kong servers

The Chinese government has attempted to restrict access to the Hong Kong–based servers where Google is offering uncensored search results to mainland China users.
Cade Metz, 23 Mar 2010
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US city holds outdoor Google worship service

Hundreds of Google worshippers gathered in the streets of Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend, paying homage to the all-powerful web god with eco-friendly glow sticks in the hopes it will one day bless their homes with 1Gbps broadband.
Cade Metz, 23 Mar 2010
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Your health, tax, and search data siphoned

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft's Bing, and other leading websites are leaking medical histories, family income, search queries, and massive amounts of other sensitive data that can be intercepted even when encrypted, computer scientists revealed in a new research paper.
Dan Goodin, 23 Mar 2010
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Apple, Google, world+dog named in mobile patent suit

Apple, Google, Motorola, HTC, and 18 other top mobile-tech firms have been hit with yet another wide-ranging patent infringement lawsuit.
Rik Myslewski, 23 Mar 2010
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IBM kills off second-gen Cell blade server

IBM has killed off its QS21 two-socket Cell blade server, the second generation of Cell blades sold by IBM, which were announced in August 2007.
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Senate bill seeks crack down on cybercrime havens

Foreign countries that turn a blind eye to cybercrime would lose US financial assistance and resources under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate.
Dan Goodin, 23 Mar 2010
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Amazon uncloaks sky-high Java kit

Amazon has unveiled a Java SDK for building sky-high applications on its so-called infrastructure cloud.
Cade Metz, 23 Mar 2010