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Elgato EyeTV Netstream DTT

Elgato Netstream DTT networkable TV tuner

Review Elgato has made some darn fine TV tuners in its time, and its Eye TV DVR software remains a key Mac media application, but sometimes you have to question its wisdom. Why release a brand new tuner in the UK without supporting the free-to-air terrestrially broadcast HD TV platform?
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Data loss fines hit £500K from today

From Tuesday 6 April, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will get enhanced powers to fine organisations up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. Previously the maximum fine was a paltry £5,000.
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Chronos EZ430: An SDK packing watch for real techies

When does The Register take interest in a $50 sports watch? When it comes with an SDK and wireless connectivity, and packing a screwdriver.
Bill Ray, 05 2010
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Discovery blasts off to ISS

Space shuttle Discovery today lifted off at 10:21 GMT from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A on its STS-131 mission to the International Space Station.
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Google gets Episodic with web video

Google has purchased Episodic, a San Francisco-based startup offering a platform for delivering live and on-demand video via the web.
Cade Metz, 05 2010

Microsoft pulls plug on Intel's Itanic

Microsoft is abandoning Intel's Itanium platform after the current release of its server and tools software.
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Firefox plans fix for decade-old browsing history leak

Firefox developers say they're close to plugging an information leakage hole that has plagued every major browser for more than a decade.

Apple understates iPad demand

Apple says it "sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3." But that figure is an uncharacteristic understatement by Cupertino's hyperactive hypemeisters.

Chips sales took dip in February

Global chip sales took a 1.3 percent sequential dip to $22bn in February, according to the latest estimates form the Semiconductor Industry Association.
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Apple to reveal hallowed iPhone 4.0 on Thursday

Apple will uncloak a new incarnation of its iPhone operating system on Thursday morning during an event at its Cupertino headquarters.
Cade Metz, 05 2010

HP slides Slate into iPad slipstream

Hewlett-Packard is riding on the back of Apple's iPad by touting features of its planned Slate rival, which runs Windows 7.
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Privacy service knocked offline by 'no bullsh*t' registrar

A recently launched anonymization service suffered a setback last week when Gandi.net, a France-based registrar that bills itself as a "no bullshit company," revoked its secure sockets layer certificate without warning.

Apple borgs (alleged) iPad chip designers

Apple has consumed at least part of Intrinsity, a small microprocessor outfit that allegedly designed the chip at the heart of the iPad, according to a report citing the LinkedIn profiles of multiple Intrinsity employees.
Cade Metz, 05 2010

Dell gets flexible with server memory chips

Maybe what Intel really needs to do with its future Xeon processors is stop jacking up the core count so high and start putting more memory controllers on the chips and more memory channels in each socket. Maybe Intel should get back into the memory business.