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HTML5-juiced mobile YouTube refresh dates iPhone

YouTube has launched an updated version of its YouTube Mobile website (m.youtube.com ) designed for HTML5-capable browsers such as the iPhone's Safari and those on Android-based phones.
Rik Myslewski, 08 Jul 2010
Ten Essential Travel Apps

Ten Essential... iOS Travel Apps

Product Round-upWell, the footy’s over and Wimbledon was the usual damp squib for the Brits, but at least the holiday season is here at last, so we can head for sunnier climes and drown our sorrows in cheap Sangria for a few days.
Cliff Joseph, 08 Jul 2010
Cat 5 cable

Finnish blog blunder: disaster, no recovery

A Finnish blogging portal, Bloggen.fi has lost users' data from October 2009 to June 2010 because of an outage last week.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010

Infinity's carbon-neutral data centre

Infinity says it has a true carbon-neutral data centre at it's Infinity ONE site near Martleshan Heath in Suffolk, UK.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010

Online trading not anti-competitive for small biz

Small and medium sized (SME) companies do not face major anti-competitive barriers when trying to sell goods or services online, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 08 Jul 2010

BT and TalkTalk threaten court to kill Mandybill

BT and TalkTalk may go to court to try and overturn the Digital Economy Act - passed just before Parliament was dissolved for the election.
John Oates, 08 Jul 2010

VMware, Cisco, EMC love-child off the blocks

The VMware Cisco EMC (VCE) coalition has made its first Vblock sale in Europe.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010

NSA setting up secret 'Perfect Citizen' spy system

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is embarking on a secret domestic surveillance project dubbed "Perfect Citizen", intended to monitor and protect important national infrastructure such as power grids and transport systems.
Lewis Page, 08 Jul 2010

Facebook faces German privacy probe

Germany is suing Facebook for obtaining and saving data from people who do not use the social networking site.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2010
iRiver Story

iRiver Story to preface WHSmith entry into e-book biz

iRiver's Story e-book reader - which Reg Hardware rated as the best product of its kind for 2009 - is to reach a bigger audience. WHSmith has chosen it to spearhead its push into the e-book biz.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010
Eee PC Girl

Women: keep computer games short and sweet

One in three UK women say they are gamers, according to the 2010 European gaming attitudes survey.
Drew Cullen, 08 Jul 2010
Sony Cyber-shot TX9

Sony unveils 3D compact camera pair

Sony is to bring the 3D panorama mode it recently added to its NEX micro four-thirds style cameras to its compact range.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010
server room

Payroll jobs and Canucks on an iPhone

Sysadmin blogI am supposed to crank out a set of articles about NTFS and Share permissions, but I'm changing the topic: user experience management.
Trevor Pott, 08 Jul 2010

George Lucas rattles lightsabre at Jedi laser firm

Lucasfilm has issued a cease-and-desist against Wicked Lasers - the manufacturer of the Spyder III Pro Arctic which has created quite a stir among wannabe Jedi worldwide.
Lester Haines, 08 Jul 2010

Academics challenge moral consensus on sex and the net

A moral panic around childhood sexualisation and the dangers of the internet is closing down important channels of debate and making the internet a more dangerous place for adults and young people alike.
Jane Fae , 08 Jul 2010

PC prices rise in Q2 as iPad fuels tablet consumption

PCs have gotten more expensive over the last quarter, with average selling prices up three per cent to €457.37.
Joe Fay, 08 Jul 2010
PS3 3D

Sony preps 3D TV upgrade for PS3 telly tuner

Sony is to revamp its PlayStation 3 TV tuner, the PlayTV, for the 3D era.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010

BT trumpets subsidies for village broadband

BT is encouraging local authorities in rural areas to consider subsidising faster broadband installations, after a village Parish Council in Kent agreed to stump up part of the cost of fibre-to-the-cabinet.
Christopher Williams, 08 Jul 2010

Nokia sets Russian plod on blogger

Nokia has formally requested the return of prototype phones from off-message Russian website operator Eldar Murtazin. Nokia says it doesn't want to close down the long-running site Mobile-Review, but ominously says it has asked the Russian authorities for assistance. Which means Eldar could be being getting ready for a swim in this season's least desirable fashion accessory - a concrete bathing suit.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Jul 2010

Hidden by virtualization: Grid computing

BlogI read a good article from our pal Michael Feldman on Digipede, a ‘pure-play’ grid software company that focuses exclusively on Microsoft and their Windows/.NET products. It prompted some thoughts on my part about grid computing, and how it might play an increasingly large role in the future.
Dan Olds, OrionX, 08 Jul 2010

Microsoft inks patent deal with yet another car tech firm

Microsoft scored yet another patent licensing deal yesterday, this time with automotive tech firm DENSO Corp.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jul 2010

Symbian malware creates mighty zombie army

UpdatedMobile malware that affects Symbian Series 60 handsets is being used to create a botnet.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2010
For Sale sign detail

Carousel fraudsters must pay back £92m

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is demanding two convicted carousel fraudsters pay back £92m in cash, cars and properties or face an extra ten years in prison.
John Oates, 08 Jul 2010

Lad from Lagos in unencrypted CD teaser

The Lads from Lagos have been keeping a low profile of late, so we're obliged to Reg reader Matt Summers for sharing this tempting get-rich-quick opportunity with fellow fans of Vulture Central:
Lester Haines, 08 Jul 2010

iPhone under threat from HTML5? Not really

HTML5 could take bites out of Apple's dominance of mobile applications today - provided developers target lucrative niches. A poll of over 4,000 punters points to the old regulars of email, IM and social networks as driving increased mobile data usage. 65 per cent of UK consumers and 74 per cent of US consumers polled said email tempted them to use data on a mobile phone. Just 15 per cent and 30 per cent (respectively) cite games.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Jul 2010

Brass band to trumpet last shuttle external tank rollout

The last space shuttle external tank rollout will take place later today in New Orleans, as Endeavour's STS-134 mission fuel beast is waved on its way to Florida by "hundreds of handkerchief-waving" Lockheed Martin Space Systems employees.
Lester Haines, 08 Jul 2010

Microsoft swings axe at 'hundreds' of jobs globally

Hundreds of jobs have reportedly been slashed at Microsoft offices across the globe, but the company is keeping quiet about the staff cuts.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jul 2010

Barnet and West Sussex breach DPA

The Information Commissioner's Office has taken action against Barnet and West Sussex councils after the theft of IT containing sensitive data about children.
Kable, 08 Jul 2010

Confusion over 'secret code' in US military Cyberforce crest

Online puzzle fiends are struggling to crack a "secret" cryptogram included in the newly-formed US military cyber command's official seal. Most of the confusion arises from an extra hyphen in the Command official mission statement.
Lewis Page, 08 Jul 2010

UK.gov scraps stop'n'search terror power

Police are to be stripped of the power to stop and search anyone for no reason, the Home Secretary has announced.
Christopher Williams, 08 Jul 2010
Motorola Flipout

Motorola Flipout

ReviewYou can’t deny Motorola’s creativity – a square phone, huh? And if you find an iPhone just too big, the new Flipout is certainly compact - it's 66mm square - and will fit into the tightest pocket. This means the screen isn’t huge, but at 2.8in it’s certainly usable.
David Phelan, 08 Jul 2010

Comms minister Vaizey reads internet script excellently

In his first outing in the minefield of internet politics, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey stuck firmly to the script.
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Jul 2010

iPhone 4G blingmobe: Yours for £13k

The fanbois among you who haven't spunked all your wad on sex toys may be interested in flashing the cash on the iPhone 4G Diamond Edition - an absolute snip at £12,995.
Lester Haines, 08 Jul 2010

Hackers pose as senator in email fraud bid

Update: This story originally said that hackers had attempted to scam a US Senator. The target was actually an Iowa state senator.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2010

Beeb saves Mystic Met

So the clock hasn't struck 13 at St Stephens Church in the village of Ambridge, after all. Old maids will still bicycle to communion in their skirts, and the nation will continue to huddle around its Bakelite crystal sets, to hear some cheerfully delivered but inaccurate tripe about the weather.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Jul 2010

Fujitsu Technology Solutions loses CEO

A bald statement from Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) says president and CEO Kai Flore is no longer in post. A search for a new President & CEO is already underway and Richard Cristou is keeping the seat warm until the new CEO is found.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010

PCI approval yanked from PIN entry kit

UpdatedPCI certification has been withdrawn from two older PIN entry devices from Ingenico following concerns they were vulnerable to manipulation by cybercrooks.
John Leyden, 08 Jul 2010
graph up

Colt loads up factory-built data centres

Colt has claimed it can supply factory-built, 500m2 Modular Data Centre internal hall buildings for installation in warehouse-type sheds at a faster speed and lower cost than new-build data centres.
Chris Mellor, 08 Jul 2010
Humax HDR-Fox T2

Humax ready to roll with Freeview HD DVR

Humax will release its long-awaited Freeview HD DVR later this month.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010

Hacker swipes details of 4m Pirate Bay users

The Pirate Bay has been compromised by an Argentinean hacker who made off with usernames, email and internet addresses of more than four million people signed up to the BitTorrent tracker site.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jul 2010
Eee PC Girl

Asus tackles summer sun with no-gloss netbook screen

Asus has officially taken the lid off its latest Eee PC netbook, the 1005PX.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010

Info commissioner finds saintly CRU crew guilty

Climatic Research Unit director Phil Jones was being whisked back to his desk at the University of East Anglia by the University's Russell enquiry yesterday.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 Jul 2010
John Lewis

John Lewis 'leaks' Apple iPod refresh details, say reports

Claims that UK department store chain John Lewis today let slip what Apple is preparing for the annual September iPod refresh are bollocks... probably.
Tony Smith, 08 Jul 2010

SCO rises from the dead (again)

SCO has risen from the grave. Again.
Cade Metz, 08 Jul 2010

Microsoft seeks patent on ebook page flip

As if to dispell all doubt that innovation is alive and well in Redmond, Microsoft has filed a patent application for – wait for it – the "Virtual Page Turn".
Rik Myslewski, 08 Jul 2010

Facebook buys, kills travel rec site

Facebook has acquired NextStop, a San Francisco-based startup that let netizens share advice on where to go and what to do.
Cade Metz, 08 Jul 2010

Android slurps market share from Apple, RIM, Microsoft

Android's share of the US smartphone market surged 4 per centage points between February and May, according to research outfit comScore, putting Google on the verge of overtaking Microsoft for the number three spot behind RIM BlackBerry and Apple.
Cade Metz, 08 Jul 2010

Scroogle resurrected once again

Scroogle has once again returned from the dead, continuing to serve up its privacy-friendly Google search results after another programming tweak from founder Daniel Brandt.
Cade Metz, 08 Jul 2010

Dead Pink phone fallout hits Microsoft's top brass

If killing the KIN after just two months was bad for Microsoft, what happened next is far worse – especially for its corporate captains.
Gavin Clarke, 08 Jul 2010

Apple patent seeks to reinvent retail

Apple has filed a sweeping patent application for a technology suite designed to provide iPhone users with a broad range of real-time product information, special offers, sales opportunities, and related services in stores, restaurants, and other retail establishments.
Rik Myslewski, 08 Jul 2010

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