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Wikileaks video shows US gunfire on Reuters staff

Whistleblower website Wikileaks continued its explosion into mainstream journalism Monday with the release of a classified US military video showing forces firing repeatedly on unarmed people on a Baghdad street.
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Can Oracle Swing it on SWT in Java?

IDC has offered to charge $500 to tell you what's commonly felt in the Valley: Java faces a potentially better future under Oracle than under Sun Microsystems.
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Normal Human Being™ reviews the iPad

The iPad has inspired yet another high-powered business type to make a mobile-device purchase. Of a netbook.
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Shuttleworth goes Maverick with Ubuntu's 'Perfect 10'

Mark Shuttleworth has named Ubuntu 10.10 after a very fast, highly social, and primarily insectivorous African mammal.
Cade Metz, 06 2010
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Shoden resells Avere

UK system integrator Shoden Data Systems is reselling Avere's FTX filer accelerator.
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Whither the HP Nehalem-EX beastie boxes?

Although HP had some machinery at Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 launch event last week, it didn't make a peep about its plans for the iron, leaving just about every other major server vendor in the world to do the talking.
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Buffalo MicroStation 32GB external SSD

Review You can picture Team Buffalo's thinking. Solid-state drives are increasingly being used in notebooks, so why don't we put one in an external storage device? That's what it did, and the result is the MicroStation SSD.
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Don’t muck about with piecemeal unified comms

UC When it comes to putting together an outline of what unified communications (UC) should look like in a business, a partial, step-by-step approach will probably seem more appealing. After all, a staged implementation suggests a lower risk and a lower capital outlay, and can be built up and out over time. For example, a company might first unify some or all of the directories that exist across the business. If this works, it may then look at bringing messaging into the mix, and so on.
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Apple's iPad - 'Will It Blend?'

Apple's iPad, released Saturday, has been scrutinized by hundreds of reviewers, disassembled by iFixIt and others, and fiscally analyzed by Wall Street, but it wasn't until Monday that the most pressing question about the "magical and revolutionary" device was answered.
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Faster VelociRaptor to race out

A leaked Western Digital technical spec describes a larger capacity and faster VelociRaptor drive.
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Toshiba readies flash process shrink

Toshiba is readying itself to produce flash with a sub-30nm process, trying to catch up with Intel and Micron's 25nm process.
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Cartoon Law goes live

If you happen to possess any cartoon images on your hard drive – or on your bookshelf – that just might depict children involved in or present at a sexual act, then you should probably have deleted them already.
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Chinese hunters capture 'yeti'

Beijing scientists are poised to carry out DNA testing on a mystery beast captured by hunters and dubbed the "oriental yeti", the Telegraph reports.
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Blu-ray Disc brains think up high-capacity disc spec

The Blu-ray Disc Association has taken a couple of new disc formats out of their wrappers, one aimed at the broadcasting business, the other at consumers.
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iPad security broken in less than 24 hours

Apple's iPad has already been jailbroken, using a variation of the iPhone method and demonstrating just how much the two devices have in common.
Bill Ray, 06 2010
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Child abuse frame-up backfires on stalker

A stalker's plan to land a love rival in jail has backfired, resulting in a prison term for the stalker, although his rival was initially arrested for child porn offences.
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Google exposes Buzz private parts

Google is trying its best to ward off privacy watchdogs by asking Buzz users to hit rewind on the creepy real-time service.
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iPad CPU yields up (some) secrets to x-ray scan

And the best way of seeing what's inside the A4 processor that powers Apple's iPad is? Take the chip out and x-ray it, of course, and that's what gadget repair house iFixit and semiconductor specialist Chipworks have done.
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ERP sans frontières

Workshop There was a time when the terms ‘ERP’ and ‘back office systems’ were almost synonymous, reflecting that the original incarnations of ERP offerings were very much concerned with processes running within the physical walls of the organisation.
Dale Vile, 06 2010
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Samsung cosies up to PC World for UK desktop debut

Samsung enters the UK home desktop PC market next month with two All-in-ones, sold exclusively through PC World and PCWorld.co.uk.
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Carriers to control cut-price tablet market

How will the media tablet market pan out over the next few years? According to the market watcher IMS Research, Google's Android OS and mobile network operators will be key driving forces.
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Nicole Richie turns Twitter hacker on celeb chums

Airhead socialite Nicole Richie broke into the Twitter account of her chums last week as part of a prank that proves just about anyone can become a password hacker.
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Elgato adds 3G streaming to TV-on-iPhone app

Elgato has updated its EyeTV iPhone app to allow users to stream digital TV over 3G connections.
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Mandybill enters pre-election wash-up

Both sides of the Digital Economy Bill debate made what could be their final pitch to MPs in newspaper adverts today, as the legislation enters the Parliamentary "wash-up" ahead of the election.
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Microsoft phones coming next week?

Microsoft will launch two feature phones next week, leaving the smartphone market to its licensees in favour of a broader attack on the cellular market.
Bill Ray, 06 2010
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HTC Desire

Review Much has been made of the fact that the HTC Desire is really Google's much-touted Nexus One under the hood. But, truth be told, despite HTC's considerably lower profile among the general public, the Desire has several features that mark it out as superior not just to Google's smart phone debut, but also to the vast majority of smartphones available on planet earth.
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How a Tory gov will be the most tech-savvy in history

Comment When the Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne realised his wife had left her dress on the train on the way to a charity dinner last Saturday he called lost property.
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IBM tears up open source patent pledge, claims FOSS

IBM snubbed a request from the British founder of TurboHercules SAS to let it offer a disaster recovery product for IBM mainframe users and instead accused the French open source startup of violating its intellectual property.
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PDF security hole opens can of worms

The security perils of PDF files have been further highlighted by new research illustrating how a manipulated file might be used to infect other PDF files on a system.
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CA to axe 1,000 jobs

CA is laying off 1,000 workers and expects to take a $50m hit in pre-tax charges relating to the jobs cull.
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Drobo 'storage robot' gets integrated file sharing

Data Robotics has released a networkable version of its Drobo expandable storage system.
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox 360 USB update

Microsoft has begun pushing the latest Xbox 360 firmware update, allowing upgraded consoles to use any connected USB Mass Storage devices.
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BDT jumps on removable disk bandwagon

BDT, one of the world's main tape automation OEMs, is going to make automated devices using removable RDX hard drives alongside its existing tape autoloaders and libraries.
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T-Mobile bribes fanbois to trade iPhone for...Windows Mobile 6.5

Updated T-Mobile has instituted a tried-and-true incentive to induce iPhone users to switch to their HTC HD2: bribery.
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RSA says it fathered orphan credential in Firefox, Mac OS

Updated Digital certificate authority RSA Security on Tuesday acknowledged it issued a root authentication credential shipped in in the Mac operating system and Mozilla web browsers and email programs, ending four days of confusion about who controlled the ultra-sensitive document.
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Cisco fattens up UCS with Nehalem EX

With its Tuesday introduction of two new servers based on Intel's eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500 processors, server wannabe Cisco Systems can now run with the big boys - well, the midrange boys anyway.
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US energy czars plunk Netezza into super lab

Netezza will supply a hefty data warehousing and analytics appliance to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as part of a $178m smart-grid project being funded by the US Department of Energy.
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US court rules FCC can't ban BitTorrent busting

A US federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission does not have the legal power to "regulate an Internet service provider's network management practices."
Cade Metz, 06 2010
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Microsoft roasted for Office 2010 standards FAIL

It will be at least another three years before Office conforms to an international standard for sharing documents with Open Office, a standard that Microsoft pushed hard and that riled Open-Document-Format fans.