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Software SNAFU took out 10,000 military geo locators

As many as 10,000 global positioning system receivers were rendered useless for days as a result of a software upgrade in January that didn't go well, the Associated Press reports.
Dan Goodin, 02 Jun 2010
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Novell touts server management on Windows, Linux

Novell has updated its PlateSpin server management tools.
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Steve Jobs talks Flash, 'lying S.O.B' devs, sex, and Gizmodocrime

Steve Jobs says that Flash has had its day, work on the iPad began before work on the iPhone, the Gizmodophone may have been "stolen out of [Apple engineer Gray Powell's] bag", at least one iPhone app developer is a "son of a bitch liar," and his sex life is "pretty good".
Rik Myslewski, 02 Jun 2010
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NetApp plays out ASIS dedupe lead

Comment While EMC, Dell, HDS and HP stand impotently by, NetApp is making a killing in virtual desktop infrastructure deals and extending its lead in primary data deduplication, making ASIS run faster and deal with more data. How long can this advantage last?
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Ballmer, black turtlenecks, and Microsoft's next big idea

Comment Last week, we had two so-crazy-they-can't-be-true events that sent the internet into a tizzy. And both involved Apple and Microsoft.
Gavin Clarke, 02 Jun 2010
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Jaybird SB1 Sportsband Bluetooth stereo headphones

Review If you are going to splash out on a set of Bluetooth headphones it makes sense to buy a pair that can fulfill a multitude of roles from comfortable home listening to hands-free telephony to outdoor activity in weather both fair and foul. Indeed, Jaybird's SB1 Sportsband headphones endeavour to satisfy all these roles.
Alun Taylor, 02 Jun 2010
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The emerging cloud alternative

Poll Results If there’s one thing about the current furore about Cloud Computing that really gets our goats, it’s to do with the amount of unnecessary confusion that’s being generated.
Jon Collins, 02 Jun 2010
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Andrew Orlowski, 02 Jun 2010
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Finnish police raids target virtual thieves

Finnish police have raided five homes in a search for virtual furniture stolen from Habbo Hotel.
John Oates, 02 Jun 2010
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NetApp backs StorageGRID system

NetApp is bringing its acquired Bycast product to market, and it's keeping the StorageGRID name.
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Brocade flicks out trio of denser blades

Networking company Brocade has three denser blades for its big iron data centre and carrier switches, meaning they can sit at the centre of even bigger networks than before.
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Ofcom smites silent callers

Ofcom plans to tighten up the rules on silent calling, proposing that pestering companies to wait 24 hours between calls and tell people by whom they're being pestered.
Bill Ray, 02 Jun 2010
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The software licensing minefield

Lab Software vendors make their money from licensing software for individual and corporate use. From the buying perspective, you’d think it could be a simple question of asking how much you need, and working out a price for that. But nothing in IT is ever so straightforward. In France they have an expression – “why do something simply when you can do it complicated?” – and much the same principle appears to have been applied to software licensing.
Jon Collins, 02 Jun 2010
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Office and Sharepoint 2010: The future of productivity?

On Demand Last month, Microsoft ran a ginormous online conference to promote Office 2010 and Sharepoint.
Team Register, 02 Jun 2010
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Prince Charles, Stephen Fry and IBM to save the planet

IBM UK yesterday proudly unveiled plans to host an invitation-only "Summit" on environmental sustainability later this year for "business and industry thought leaders". The plan is a cooperative venture between IBM and the Prince of Wales' "Start" sustainability initiative.
Lewis Page, 02 Jun 2010
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PARIS goes to 60,000 feet, without leaving the ground

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team took a day trip to QinetiQ in Farnborough yesterday in order to use a hypobaric chamber to test the plane's release mechanism.
John Oates, 02 Jun 2010
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Want to stiffen your rack?

Data centre storage arrays slow down because of background data centre vibration. Or so consultant Julian Turner maintains. Others deny the problem even exists.
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Patching is a pain...

Sysadmin Blog After a couple of pretty bad weeks, in which virtually everything that could conceivably have gone wrong has, things are finally starting to settle down.
Trevor Pott, 02 Jun 2010
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Microsoft picks over Google's Windows exit strategy

Microsoft responded to yesterday’s report that Google was internally ditching the company’s operating system in favour of Linux, Mac OS X Chrome OS by telling anyone that would listen that the Mountain View Chocolate Factory wasn’t exactly immune to occasional security gaffes.
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Jun 2010
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Mobiles back in the frame as bee killers

Strapping a pair of mobile phones to the side of a bee hive can lead to a dramatic decline in honey and bee production, researchers have claimed.
Bill Ray, 02 Jun 2010
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Hesitant Mozilla nurses Firefox 3.6.4 baby for a bit longer

The planned release of a full fat version of Mozilla’s Firefox 3.6.4 browser has been pushed back to an unspecified date sometime this month.
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Jun 2010
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No-good scareware varmints exploit Wild West game

Varmints are exploiting interest in a treasure hunt tied to popular Wild West-themed game Red Dead Redemption to lay scareware traps.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2010
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Synology DiskStation DS210j Nas box

Review Synology’s Disk Station 409 Slim was one of Reg Hardware’s favourite Nas boxes of 2009. With the DiskStation DS210j, the company addresses the needs of home users for around half the price of the Slim. An unpopulated device, the DS210j has two Sata drive bays with RAID support and more features than any hi-tech household could possibly need.
Shaun Dormon, 02 Jun 2010
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Play BP Offshore Oil Strike

In the 1970s, an obscure board games publisher called Printabox collaborated with BP to design a game called BP Offshore Oil Strike.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jun 2010
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BT to retain more control over fibre networks

BT will have tighter control over competitors' access to its new faster broadband infrastructure than it has over the old copper network, after the European Commission today approved new regulations.
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V-22 Osprey downblast scatters spectators like skittles

Spectators were blown "thirty feet" along the ground and battered by flying debris including branches ripped from trees by downwash from a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor landing in a park at the weekend.
Lewis Page, 02 Jun 2010
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Freeview HD sacrifices surround sound for World Cup scramble

Freeview HD may have kicked off to a song and dance about pin-sharp pictures for the World Cup, but many buyers have been disappointed to discover that things sound far from rosy when it comes to the audio side of the service.
Nigel Whitfield, 02 Jun 2010
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Gov ICT contracts to go online in July

The prime minister has told government departments to publish all new ICT contracts online from July 2010.
Kable, 02 Jun 2010
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Smokescreen brings Flash to the iPhone

A new software bundle called Smokescreen promises to bring Flash animations and interactivity to the iPad and iPhone by converting them into JavaScript on the fly.
Bill Ray, 02 Jun 2010
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Living with Unified Comms

On-Demand Webcast This final instalment in our unified comms series gets to the meat and potatoes of living with Unified Communications.
Team Register, 02 Jun 2010
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Minor bugs bite patch security checking tool

A security researcher claims to have found a trio of coding bugs in Secunia's popular security inspection tool.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2010
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Vulture 1 GPS test live at 2pm

Updated At 2pm this afternoon, the El Reg Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) programme take to the air for the first time, for a live test of the Vulture 1 GPS unit.
Lester Haines, 02 Jun 2010
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Newzbin comes back to life

As predicted, Newzbin has come back to life.
John Oates, 02 Jun 2010
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Sonic waves $323m in DivX marriage proposal

Roxio owner Sonic has sucked up DivX in a $323m deal it claims will streamline "over the top" movie distribution.
Team Register, 02 Jun 2010
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Wikileaks denies Tor hacker eavesdropping gave site its start

Updated WikiLeaks has denied that eavesdropping on Chinese hackers played a key part in the early days of the whistle-blowing site.
John Leyden, 02 Jun 2010
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Qualcomm spits out 3rd gen Snapdragon

In an almost one line release this week, US chip vendor Qualcomm says that it has begun shipping the chips that will line up against the Apple A4 - its Snapdragon dual core chips.
Wireless Watch, 02 Jun 2010
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Welcome to The Register’s HPC Community, a one-stop shop for interesting and relevant HPC content.
Drew Cullen, 02 Jun 2010
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Novell swings into MeeGo throng

Novell has joined Nokia and Intel in backing the new MeeGo platform, which is unsurprising given its absorption of the Novell-backed Moblin platform.
Bill Ray, 02 Jun 2010
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James Bond Aston Martin on the block for $4m (or more)

Wealthy Bond fans were left with heartbeats racing today after it was announced that the spy's most famous car will be auctioned.
Caleb Cox, 02 Jun 2010
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ID cards poster girl laments her £30

Angela Epstein, the Manchester-based columnist and ID cards poster girl, has written a furious lament for the scheme - and she's so angry she's started a Facebook group.
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US Navy develops toss-proof robot crane

US Navy boffinry chiefs say they have successfully tested a cunning, heavily augmented crane which allows containers to be loaded on and off ships tossing on the waves out at sea, removing the need for a harbour when mounting an invasion or delivering humanitarian aid.
Lewis Page, 02 Jun 2010
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Atmos virtualises non-EMC storage

EMC can now virtualise its competitors' arrays courtesy of an Atmos front end running as a virtual machine.
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Steve Jobs fears Nation of Bloggers

A free and open professional media is essential to democracy, Steve Jobs said yesterday at the All Things D conference.
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Jun 2010
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Yahoo! APIs share fantasy with devs

Yahoo! has offered up APIs for its popular fantasy-sports services.
Cade Metz, 02 Jun 2010
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Force10 adds rack-topping Gigabit switch

Force10 Networks has been flattening out and speeding up networks since its was founded over a decade ago, and today it is fleshing out its product line with a server virtualization–friendly top-of-rack Gigabit Ethernet switch called the S60.
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EMEA shops set x64 server share record

Europe has been looking for some good news — aside from the fact that it is not in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico — and it comes today in the form of server stats from the box counters at IDC.
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AT&T to ax unlimited data plans on iPhone Monday

If you're in the US and want an iPhone or other AT&T-provided smartphone with an unlimited data plan, get off your duff and sign up before Monday, June 7 — that's when AT&T will switch to capped data-service plans.
Rik Myslewski, 02 Jun 2010
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AMD demos first Fusion 'APU'

The first processor to emerge from AMD's long-gestating Fusion effort made its demo debut on Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan.
Rik Myslewski, 02 Jun 2010
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HPC might rises in the Far East

As spring turns into summer, we get – like clockwork – a new Top 500 list. While there’s plenty of analysis yet to be done, what’s getting lots of press is how the Chinese National Supercomputing Center has captured the number two slot on the list with their 1.27 petaflop (sustained), 4,640 GPU monster box. This system is noteworthy not only from a performance standpoint, but also because it relies so heavily on NVIDIA GPUs, further confirming a trend toward hybrid CPU/GPU computing.
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Watchdog backs Google antitrust complaint with (more) data

Public advocate and longtime Google critic Consumer Watchdog has issued a report alleging that the web giant may have used its search monopoly to illegally drive traffic to its own services.
Cade Metz, 02 Jun 2010