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Oracle rolls more Sun heads

Oracle has laid off additional Sun workers in Europe and Asia, according to a company SEC filing.
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HP's Nehalem-EX iron set for June arrival

HP will launch its first wave of "beastie boxes" based on Intel's "Nehalem-EX" Xeon 7500 processors later this month, according to sources familiar with HP's plans.
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IPS spent £38m on consultancy last year

The Treasury's publication of its Coins database of government finance has revealed details of the Identity and Passport Service's cashflow.
Kable, 07 Jun 2010
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Permabit's killer dedupe technology

Fast primary data deduplication, a Holy Grail of storage vendors, is set to be a practical reality with Permabit's Albireo product, a software library that can be integrated as a component by storage and application OEMs.
Chris Mellor, 07 Jun 2010
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Facebook back in Bangladesh

Facebook is back in Bangladesh after blocking access to pages depicting the prophet Mohammed and apologising to country's telecoms authorities.
Joe Fay, 07 Jun 2010
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South African Bill to block all porn

As South Africa prepares to welcome the World Cup to its shores, plans by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to block all porn from entering the country suggest that soon the only ball control that its citizens will legally be allowed to watch will be taking place on a football pitch – in front of a crowd of thousands.
Jane Fae , 07 Jun 2010
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Aussie police probe Google

Robert McClelland, Australia's Attorney General, has asked the police to investigate the collection of network information by Google's StreetView cars.
John Oates, 07 Jun 2010
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WiMAX Forum shuts up shop in Portland

The head office of the WiMAX Forum has disappeared from the web site and is reportedly closed, as the centre of operations relocates to San Diego.
Bill Ray, 07 Jun 2010
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Low power Wi-Fi fan Ozmo loads up another $10m

Having burned through its first $30m, Ozmo Devices has raised another $10m by promising to have low-powered Wi-Fi devices breeding like flies by the end of 2010.
Bill Ray, 07 Jun 2010
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Bletchley Park archives to be digitised, put online

Lost secrets of World War II are expected to be unearthed soon by a project aimed at digitising large amounts of hardcopy data held in files at 1940s codebreaking centre Bletchley Park.
Lewis Page, 07 Jun 2010
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Adobe warns over unpatched PDF peril

Hackers are exploiting critical, unpatched vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player.
John Leyden, 07 Jun 2010
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Yahoo! hooks up to Facebook blabberstream

A mere two weeks after criticism of its attitude to privacy forced Facebook to make major changes, it's back to encouraging users to publish more about themselves to more people for the dominant social network.
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Toshiba unwraps 'first' 3D BD notebook

Updated If you want a laptop capable of playing 3D Blu-ray Discs, Toshiba has the notebook for you.
Tony Smith, 07 Jun 2010
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Phoenix revenues dip but profits stay aloft

Phoenix IT Group is surviving the recession - underlying profit is up four per cent and it has maintained margin at 14 per cent.
John Oates, 07 Jun 2010
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Bebo rave becalmed by waves

A party on a Scottish island organised on social networking also-ran Bebo ended badly when two hundred partygoers became stranded by the tide.
Bill Ray, 07 Jun 2010
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$11m jackpot just a 'reset' message, says casino

An American couple were left pondering the nature of fate and fruit machine electronics last week when a "reset" slashed their jackpot from $11m to a more manageable $1627.82.
Joe Fay, 07 Jun 2010
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HTC pushes out Android 2.1 update for Hero

HTC has got European Hero owners hopes up by launching the long awaited Android 2.1 update for the smartphone... in Taiwan.
Hard Reg, 07 Jun 2010
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Sneaky bin chipping still in the bag for UK.gov

A government announcement today that it is scrapping plans to penalise householders for not recycling scores eight out of ten for effort – but it may not go far enough to appease the civil liberties lobby.
Jane Fae , 07 Jun 2010
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Nokia prices up Twitbook phone

Nokia will begin selling its Qwerty keyboard equipped C3 phone on 18 June, the handset giant said today.
Hard Reg, 07 Jun 2010
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Managing tech budgets and services

Webcast A virtualised server runs applications for every department, so which one pays for it, and how? You can purchase your IT outright, finance it, outsource it or pay as you go, but which offers the best return on investment? Does the cheapest licensing strategy always make the best financial sense?
Team Register, 07 Jun 2010
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Unarmed Royal Navy destroyers: French missiles blamed

Ceremonies and celebrations took place in Portsmouth last week as the Royal Navy's second billion-pound-plus Type 45 destroyer, HMS Dauntless, was formally commissioned into the Service. Both Dauntless and her predecessor HMS Daring remain almost totally unarmed at the moment, following test failures which have meant that their primary armament cannot be accepted into service.
Lewis Page, 07 Jun 2010
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NHS supplier sorry for misleading comments

Key NHS software supplier iSOFT has apologised for a market update released last week which it now says was a matter of opinion, not fact.
John Oates, 07 Jun 2010
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Thousands of 'sexsomniacs' suffering in silence, say profs

Large numbers of people may be suffering in silence from the terrible condition of "sexsomnia" - somewhat like sleepwalking, but instead of wandering around the sufferer attempts to have sex with people.
Lewis Page, 07 Jun 2010
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Moto claims Android cameraphone first

Motorola has introduced the first Android 2.1 smartphone... with a xenon flash.
Tony Smith, 07 Jun 2010
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Toshiba intros skinny Core i3 laptop

Toshiba, busy today, has introduced the latest incarnation of its thin'n'light Satellite T notebook: a model sporting the ultra-low voltage version of Intel's Core i3-330 processor.
Tony Smith, 07 Jun 2010
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Asus EeeTop PC ET2203T 21in touchscreen all-in-one

Review Testing touchscreen PCs is always a pleasure but it’s especially satisfying when a manufacturer gives you lots of display surface to tickle. In the case of the ET2203 model of Asus’ EeeTop (named by a Yorkshireman, perhaps?) all-in-one PC, you get a rather splendid 21.6in, supporting 1920 x 1080. That’s full 1080p HD resolution. Lovely – especially when using the Blu-ray player.
Alistair Dabbs, 07 Jun 2010
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Prisoner of iTunes - the iPad file transfer horror

First the good news - it's light, compact, reasonably capable for typing, and it has enough battery life for you not to be forever worrying about where your next power socket's coming from. These advantages alone are sufficient for me to take the iPad seriously for note-taking and for document viewing and manipulation, and to stop using the MacBook Air as the thing I carry around all the time.
John Lettice, 07 Jun 2010
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Mail my printer - I'm busy!

Take a picture on your phone, email it to your printer and Hey Presto!, it's waiting for you when go home.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jun 2010
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Arctic microbes 'could survive on Mars'

Canadian boffins say they have discovered a strange form of microbe living in remote Arctic springs which would, if taken to some parts of Mars, be able to survive there.
Lewis Page, 07 Jun 2010
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Can Windows Phone 7 gain momentum with all eyes on Apple?

Today will see the long-awaited start of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), and the expected announcement of the fourth iPhone. Amid all the hype that is sure to surround the event and the keynote of CEO Steve Jobs, it will be difficult for Microsoft to gain much attention for its own annual developer event, TechEd, also taking place this week. However, this will be the best chance so far to evaluate the chances of probably its last bid to gain ground on Apple in the mobile world, with Windows Phone 7 (WP7).
Wireless Watch, 07 Jun 2010
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Getting your business mobile

Workshop Everyone knows that mobility is pretty important to most businesses today, with needs having moved way beyond simple phone voice connectivity. We have seen a dramatic shift in requirements as the IT and business aspects of mobility have become much more closely intertwined.
Josie Sephton, 07 Jun 2010
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Final Fantasy XIII ate my Playstation

A California man who says his Playstation 3 turned into a useless brick after playing Final Fantasy XIII - is the lead plaintiff in a $5m class action suit fired at Sony and Square Enix.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jun 2010
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Wikileaks' US army 'leaker' arrested

US military authorities have arrested an intelligence analyst who allegedly passed classified material to Wikileaks following a tip-off from a former hacker.
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T-Mobile Pulse mobes still don't do 3G

T-Mobile's UK customers using the network's own Pulse Mini handset are finding 3G is an impossibility, despite a week of complaints.
Bill Ray, 07 Jun 2010
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Dodgy Doctor Who games may be malwarey

Security experts are warning that "unauthorised copies" of a Doctor Who game released last weekend that have begun circulating on P2P networks are likely to pack a nasty surprise.
John Leyden, 07 Jun 2010
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Download your software and save the planet

You'd think Deutsche Telekom had better things to do than take on CNET for the software downloads market: big volumes, low margins and lots of bad people trying to smuggle malware onto your site.
Drew Cullen, 07 Jun 2010
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Canonical rejigs Ubuntu support services

Canonical, the commercial presence behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution for servers and desktops, is in business to make money as well as to put out the best free operating system it can.
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Windows 7 eclipsed by Server 2008 in debut service pack

Microsoft TechEd Microsoft has unveiled a debut service pack for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Typically, it's Windows 7 that gets the most marketing love, but this time around, it's the server workhorse that's getting the attention.
Tim Anderson, 07 Jun 2010
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Battleship of an Android phone sets Sprint sales record

As Steve Jobs prepares to unveil the latest Jesus Phone, Sprint says that its mega Android phone set a single-day sales record for the company when it debuted on Friday.
Cade Metz, 07 Jun 2010
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Auction opens for rare single letter net domain

The auction of a rare single-letter domain – e.co – has just hit the interwebs, with bids reaching $16,500 in the first 90 minutes.
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Jun 2010
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Top cops worldwide grill Google over Wi-Fi snoop

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday became the latest law enforcement official to order Google to give a detailed accounting of the information its Street View cars surreptitiously sniffed from unsecured Wi-Fi networks over a three-year period.
Dan Goodin, 07 Jun 2010
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Google still the word on iPhone search box

Google is still the default search engine on the iPhone, though Apple has added Microsoft Bing as an alternative.
Cade Metz, 07 Jun 2010
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Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4

Steve Jobs has introduced the next-generation iPhone, prosaically known as the iPhone 4. This wasn't unexpected, but the Apple chief did reveal a number of features not mentioned in pre-release leaks.
Rik Myslewski, 07 Jun 2010
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Microsoft beyond Ballmer, Windows, and Office

Radio Reg Is Joe Belifore the new face of Microsoft cool? If not, Microsoft could try poaching Steve Jobs. He's got some good ideas - and he dresses in the requisite black.
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Crooks siphon $644,000 from school district's bank account

New York City's Department of Education was defrauded out of more than $644,000 by hackers who targeted an electronic bank account used to manage petty cash expenditures, investigators said.
Dan Goodin, 07 Jun 2010
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Jobs woos devs with iPhone OS iOS 4

The iPhone OS has changed its name, and when it's released for the iPhone and iPod touch this June 21 (free), it will be juiced with expanded money-making opportunities for developers.
Rik Myslewski, 07 Jun 2010
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Supercomputer oil slick sims predict greasy Atlantic

Supercomputers are good for more than just designing nuclear weapons or making doomsday predictions about climate change. They can depress us in other ways, like showing us the extent of the damage that could be done by BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore rig spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
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From iPhone to iOS – Apple nabs (another) Cisco handle

Steve Jobs has borrowed another iName from Cisco. But this time, he got permission.
Cade Metz, 07 Jun 2010