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Cisco to 'power through' tough fiscal 2011

Networking giant and server wannabe Cisco Systems gave Wall Street another shock when it said its orders fell short by more than $500m in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, holding revenues down to $10.75bn.
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Nasty IE 0day exploit hosted on Amnesty International site

Visitors to Amnesty International's Hong Kong website are being bombarded with a host of lethal exploits, including one that attacks an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, researchers at security firm Websense said.
Dan Goodin, 11 Nov 2010
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Java cloud fluffer lands Hudson build brain

Start-up CloudBees has bought the brains behind the Hudson open-source continuous build system, as part of its effort to fluff Java development in the clouds.
Gavin Clarke, 11 Nov 2010
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Motorola lands 16-patent countersuit on Microsoft

Updated Motorola has countersued Microsoft, alleging infringement of sixteen patents by Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software, and Xbox products.
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2010
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Content producers should chip in for mobile internet costs

Consumer fees alone are not enough to pay for the infrastructure needed to deliver content to mobile phones, according to O2 chief executive Ronan Dunne, hinting at an erosion of the principle known as network neutrality.
OUT-LAW.COM, 11 Nov 2010
Pure One Mi portable DAB radio

Pure One Mi portable DAB/FM radio

Review The traditional battery powered transistor FM radio still takes some beating when it comes to listening in places like the bathroom or garden shed, if that’s where you choose to spend any length of time. Indeed, Pure had a big success with its £45 palm-sized One Mini so it has sliced a few millimetres from that model, shrunk the name to Mi and knocked £10 off the price.
Ian Calcutt, 11 Nov 2010
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Productivity in your business

Live Right Now! If you've got productivity bottlenecks in your business join us today to find out how to unblock them.
Phil Mitchell, 11 Nov 2010
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HP pays off investigators

The Department of Justice has accepted a $16.25m payment from HP to end an investigation into alleged corruption by the ink giant.
John Oates, 11 Nov 2010
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EMC buys into mainframe VTL market

EMC is the Dyson of storage companies, hoovering up other storage companies with no loss of appetite however many it buys. It has just sucked up mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) supplier Bus-Tech.
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2010
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IPTV platform seeks partner(s) for technical intercourse

Would-be UK IPTV standard setter YouView has called on content providers to register their interest in supporting the platform it is developing.
Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2010
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Commission urged to force transparency on network traffic shaping

The European Commission has been told that it should force companies to define themselves either as neutral internet service providers or as "managed services" that give priority to content providers that they are in a business relationship with.
OUT-LAW.COM, 11 Nov 2010
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BT sees revenues slip in first half, but jacks up profits outlook

BT reported a slip in revenues in its interim results this morning, but for once, its Global Services arm was not the main culprit.
Joe Fay, 11 Nov 2010
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Our PARIS becomes GLOBAL MEDIA SENSATION

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) balloon mothership spaceplane project - named in homage to the socialite and inadvertent internet sensation of all our hearts - has finally won the recognition she always deserved.
John Oates, 11 Nov 2010
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Facebook account-protection push opts for scare tactics

Facebook has quietly begun testing new account-protection features but the scary wording of prompts to try out the technology might easily be mistaken for a sophisticated phishing attack.
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2010
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First day WinPho 7 sales top 40k, claims market watcher

Microsoft and its WinPho 7 partners sold only 40,000 smartphones running the new OS on the days of its launch, it has been claimed.
Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2010
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect

Review Kinect: the hardware Review Kinect: the games Video Gallery See it in action FAQ Your questions answered Release Schedule Upcoming games for you to Kinect with
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Northamber sees sliver of light in Q1

Veteran disty Northamber reported "positive progress" today as it unveiled its interim management statement.
Joe Fay, 11 Nov 2010
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So did Windows Phone 7 'bomb in US'?

Comment The Windows 7 phone seems to have met with a lukewarm reception in the United States.
Bill Ray, 11 Nov 2010
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US comms watchdog probes Google Street View Wi-Fi slurp

Google’s Street View service is being probed by the US Federal Communication Commission to determine whether the company’s “worrisome” Wi-Fi data slurp broke any laws.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Nov 2010
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Seagate and Western Digital sued by patent ambulance-chaser

Specialist patent enforcement firm Rembrandt IP is suing both Seagate and Western Digital for patent infringement.
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2010
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Israeli robot trouser snake 'too big' to penetrate backdoors

The Israeli military is working on a smaller version of its famous trouser(ed) snake robot, intended for penetration missions into such locations as the smuggler tunnel complexes of the Egyptian border - in effect, the backdoor to Gaza. Reportedly the original robo-snake, seen in the vid below, was considered too large and insufficiently flexible.
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2010
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Being an SMB - virtually

Live: 10am PST If you're an SMB, you should join us on November 11 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT where we’ll have a studio full of experts running through the opportunities and challenges facing the small business when they embark down the road to virtualization.
Phil Mitchell, 11 Nov 2010
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Totes SmarTouch touchscreen compatible gloves

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Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2010
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Microsoft and IBM web-control war finally silenced

One era in web politics has passed with the closure of the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization just as another era has opened.
Gavin Clarke, 11 Nov 2010
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Cloud Engines Pogoplug Pro DIY cloud box

Review Since Reg Hardware reviewed the earlier version of this device in February, the vendor, Cloud Engines, has made some significant firmware and hardware improvements that justify a second visit.
Chris Bidmead, 11 Nov 2010
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MAD Students Union bars 'racist' ZOMBIE PHYSICISTS

Indicating just how deeply the modern zeitgeist has been corrupted by tidal waves of zombie-themed fictional claptrap, it has now been revealed that students' union leaders have decided that zombies are an ethnic minority in need of protection from racism.
Team Register, 11 Nov 2010
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Botnet takedowns curb spam volumes

Spam volumes almost halved in the three months between August and the end of October, according to Symantec.
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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How I built a zero energy cost, zero carbon home server

How do you make the electricity bill for your home computing disappear? I decided to try to find out.
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Nokia slips out Designed By Community handset

Nokia's has published drawings and specifications for the perfect handset, designed by the user community and bearing a striking resemblance to the existing N8 handset.
Bill Ray, 11 Nov 2010
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Google releases open source web data sifting tool

Google has slapped some Mountain View Chocolate Factory lipstick onto the Freebase Gridworks software the company scooped up when it bought Metaweb Technologies in July.
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Nov 2010
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Why Zadie Smith is wrong about Facebook and autism

Andrew's Mailbag Isn't it time for a War on Stupid Generalisations? These usually need a Czar, and I'd gladly volunteer.
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Nov 2010
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Retailers threaten Steam game ban

Major retailers may stop selling games that connect to Valve Software's Steam download system.
Hard Reg, 11 Nov 2010
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Nirvanix bags new CEO and $10m in race to the cloud

Now we know - QLogic's worldwide sales and marketing SVP Scott Genereux jumped ship to run Nirvanix which, as well as announcing its new CEO, said it had gained $10m in a B-round funding exercise.
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2010
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Spin-out OS33 uncloaks in puff of cloud, lets tools hang out

A startup called OS33 has just come out of stealth mode and wants to run your cloudy infrastructure from its cloud-based tools. This is what you might call cloud-on-cloud action.
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Netezza pays to shut down CIA killer drone lawsuit

Netezza has settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of supplying inaccurate, illegally hacked software to the CIA's drone assassination programme.
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Pan-Euro cyber security exercise 'too focused' on DDoS

Organisers are hailing the first pan-European cyber security exercise as a successful ’cyber stress test’ of key internet infrastructure systems.
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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Comet bomber flyby pics show spaceball belching ancient dry ice

Excellent snaps sent back by a NASA probe craft during a rendezvous with the comet Hartley 2 have revealed that the spectacular "jets" of glowing gas which make it so spectacular result from dry ice subliming in its interior.
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2010
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Tory councillor arrested over 'stoning to death' tweet

A Tory councillor has been arrested and questioned following a comment on Twitter "calling" for the stoning of newspaper columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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Cloud OS crowd readies own-brand netbook

Jolicloud, the company that offers a cloud-centric Linux distro for netbooks, is getting into the hardware business.
Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2010

Riverbed speeds app and backup cloud access

Network optimisation supplier Riverbed has introduced products to speed client access to applications in the cloud and to speed cloud backup and restore operations.
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2010
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Twitter joke martyr loses appeal

Updated Paul Chambers, the Twitter joker turned misdemeanour conviction martyr, has lost his appeal against conviction for posting a tongue-in-cheek message "threatening" to blow Doncaster airport "sky high".
John Leyden, 11 Nov 2010
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Agreement paves way for PSN services

A Cabinet Office official has said there has been an agreement for some of the first services on the Public Sector Network (PSN).
Kable, 11 Nov 2010

AMD chip chief: 'one day, microprocessor skyscrapers'

Although today's processors are all residents of Flatland, AMD's head chippery honcho says that multi-level, multi-core processors may be the wave of the future.
Rik Myslewski, 11 Nov 2010
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Great and Good honour the designer of world's first laptop

Forgotten Tech The British designer of the world's first laptop has pipped Vivienne Westwood to win the 2010 Prince Philip Designer prize.
Drew Cullen, 11 Nov 2010
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Google leaves sites in dark over October demotions

Google reserves the right to update its search algorithms whenever it likes. As it should. The trouble is that outsiders have little to no insight into why Google makes a change — or even if a change was made at all. To an outsider, a change looks no different than a bug,
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2010
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Fedora bars SQLNinja hack tool

Fedora Project leaders have banned a popular penetration-testing tool from their repository out of concern it could saddle the organization with legal burdens.
Dan Goodin, 11 Nov 2010
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Nexus One resuscitated as 'Pure Google Nexus S'

Rumors of a Google Nexus One resurrection refuse to die.
Cade Metz, 11 Nov 2010

Nvidia poised to challenge Jobs on tablets

Nvidia claims it has turned the corner, saying it's looking ahead to a recovery in its Fermi product line for servers, workstations, and high-end PCs and a very fast ramp for its Tegra chips for handhelds and tablets. That means it's buddying up to Steve Jobs while also antagonizing the man - not exactly a comfortable position to be in, but better than the alternative. Perhaps.