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Yahoo! Connected TV to open paid app store

Developers can now build for-pay widgets for Yahoo!'s Connected TV platform. Yahoo! will distribute these third-party mini apps through its Yahoo! Connected TV Store, due to launch in March of next year.
Cade Metz, 19 Nov 2010
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Open source Drupal takes Gardens path to big business

Open..and ShutEven as we rapidly approach a future where most software lives on the web, with acronyms like HTML5 and SaaS pointing the way, it's easy to overlook a primary building blog of yesterday's web, Drupal, and its effects on the future web. Drupal founder Dries Buytaert claims that Drupal already powers one per cent of the web. Could it do more?
Matt Asay, 19 Nov 2010
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Platform Computing doubles up cluster management

Supercomputer clusters are getting larger and larger, and that is Platform Computing has to revamp its Load Sharing Facility to version 8 and double up the capacity of the workload scheduling software for grids and clusters. The updated LSF also supports GPU co-processors as full citizens of the cluster.
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Apple files patent for iPad weight loss

Apple has applied for a patent that appears to be a tacit admission of a common complaint about its magical and revolutionary iPad: the Cupertinian slablet is just too damn heavy.
Rik Myslewski, 19 Nov 2010
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Top Ten Arcade Classics

Product Round-upWhat do you remember about being twelve? I remember spending a whole summer wishing I could hang out with the cool kids but instead nicking stuff from Woolworths and ramming coin after coin into Dragon’s Lair and Defender.
Lucy Orr, 19 Nov 2010
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Content 'made available' in jurisdiction where server is located

A company is responsible for 'making available' internet-hosted material in the country where its host server is based, not in the country where the material is read or used, the High Court has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 19 Nov 2010
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Can NetApp catch up with EMC?

NetApp has announced good but not fabulous results for its latest quarter, and has a slowing growth forecast. Can it realistically catch up with EMC?
Chris Mellor, 19 Nov 2010
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Who could buy Compellent?

OpinionWho is likely to buy Compellent? There has been twittering about Cisco, on the basis that Cisco doesn't get enough out of VCE, its partnership with VMware and EMC, and needs to do something more.
Chris Mellor, 19 Nov 2010
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Chinese bride sentenced to hard labour for retweet

It's not just the UK that takes action against people being nasty on Twitter - Chinese authorities have sentenced Cheng Jianping to a year's "Re-education Through Labour" for retweeting an anti-Japanese message.
John Oates, 19 Nov 2010
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Rim PlayBook to hit UK in Q2 2011

Waiting for Rim's PlayBook BlackBerry tablet? Don't hold your breath - it's not out over here until April 2011 at the earliest.
Hard Reg, 19 Nov 2010
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IBM's tools give Big Data a good seeing to

IBM is using Hadoop to make its General Parallel File System capable of dealing with Big Data - extremely large data sets - for cloud-based analytic computing.
Chris Mellor, 19 Nov 2010
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Christians vs metalheads in FB flame war

If you want to start a contemporary religious war, what better place to launch it than through Facebook?
Jane Fae , 19 Nov 2010

The Project Management survival guide

WebcastOn Wednesday 24th Nov at 1pm we’ll be talking about some of the latest trends in project and program management and discussing the practicalities of project delivery over the coming decade.
Phil Mitchell, 19 Nov 2010
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NASA's new 'Bullet' airship to fly from Moffett Field

An Alabama firm building a 235-foot airship says that the mighty craft will soon make its maiden flight from Moffett Field, the former US Navy dirigible base located at NASA's Ames campus in California. The "Bullet™ Class 580", interestingly, uses a key technology employed by America's flying aircraft carrier airships of the 1930s.
Lewis Page, 19 Nov 2010
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The Economist publishes iPad app

Anti-Corn Law nag rag The Economist has arrived on the iPad and iPhone in the form of a dedicated app.
Tony Smith, 19 Nov 2010
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DWP spreads IT spending around

Figures for May to September of this year appear to show the Department for Work and Pensions giving proportionately less work to its two largest suppliers.
Kable, 19 Nov 2010
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Court orders naming of celeb phone hack hacks

A judge has ordered the private investigator who intercepted the voicemail messages of politicians and celebrities to name the journalists who commissioned the illicit hacks.
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2010
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Street View hits 20 German cities

Twenty German cities yesterday partially surrendered to Google's Street View, as the Great Satan of Mountain View finally rolled out the results of its spymobile invasion.
Lester Haines, 19 Nov 2010
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BOFH: Look out!

Episode 17
Simon Travaglia, 19 Nov 2010
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Vodafone warns investors of rival spoilers

Vodafone's CEO has declared tiered data pricing, based on consumption, is inevitable while the company's US arm is already working out how to provide faster wireless to its best customers.
Bill Ray, 19 Nov 2010
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Foxconn hit by worker protests

Manufacturing giant Foxconn faced more worker protests this week with about 7,000 staff taking to the streets to protest against poor pay and plans to relocate some work to inland provinces.
John Oates, 19 Nov 2010
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A Linux server OS that's fiddly but tweakable

ReviewClearOS is the new name for Point Clark Network's ClarkConnect, which was a commercial server distro, released in 2000, with a limited free version. Now, though, Point Clark has restructured and the distro is managed by ClearConnect, which has made it free and open source. The result is that what was the top-of-the-range Enterprise edition is now free for everyone – with some small caveats, which we'll cover later.
Liam Proven, 19 Nov 2010
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Shell's London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS

Royal Dutch Shell's London headquarters has been shuttered since Monday (15 November) after the River Thames decided to pour into the iconic office building.
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Nov 2010
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MS security tool interferes with Chrome and Adobe updates

Microsoft has updated its security protection tools following a glitch that prevented third-party applications – including Google Chrome and Adobe Reader – from updating properly.
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2010
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Three 'human hotspots' hand out free Wi-Fi

Mobile phone network Three is highlighting gadget users' need for "a strong and reliable 3G connection" by... er... giving them free Wi-Fi access.
Hard Reg, 19 Nov 2010
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Angry Birds struggle to take on Androids

Angry Birds developer Rovio is mulling creating multiple versions for different Android handsets, as fragmentation of the platform causes headaches for anyone not using Adobe's Flash.
Bill Ray, 19 Nov 2010

All you need to know about service assurance

Webcast: Live Now!Today at 6pm GMT, 10am PST, 1pm EST, we've got a treat for all of you looking to shift your IT operations to more of a service delivery model.
Phil Mitchell, 19 Nov 2010
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Dell's storage strategy has a hole to fill

CommentDell's storage strategy is in a mess. While EqualLogic booms, its other products languish. The EMC-sourced CLARiiONs and Celerras are failing to deliver the revenue goods. This is the gloomy picture implied by Dell's results since the EqualLogic purchase closed in February 2008.
Chris Mellor, 19 Nov 2010
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PCI Express 3.0 spec sneaks out

The PCI-SIG - the organisation behind the PCI Express - quietly released the base spec for version 3.0 of the bus standard.
Tony Smith, 19 Nov 2010
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New RAF transport plane is 'Euro-w*nking makework project'

A peer and former defence minister has described the A400M military transport plane - which is being bought by the cash-strapped UK armed forces for a secret but outrageous amount of money - as a "Euro-wanking make-work project" in the written Parliamentary record.
Lewis Page, 19 Nov 2010
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Why Microsoft is Acorn and Symbian is the new CP/M

OpinionToday's glut of mobile platforms is surprisingly reminiscent of their proliferation on desktops during the 1980s: an analogy which might show how things will develop over the next few decades.
Bill Ray, 19 Nov 2010
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Chinese retailers sell Apple-only white iPhone 4s

Chinese resellers are offering locals the near-mythological white iPhone 4, and it seems they are the genuine article.
Tony Smith, 19 Nov 2010
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Super Meat Boy

ReviewWhile hitting the sack early with my girlfriend has it's appeal, I've recently preferred to stay up late in the living room playing with my meat. By that I mean, of course, bashing away on the Xbox at Super Meat Boy, a simple platformer I've been unable to put down.
Caleb Cox, 19 Nov 2010
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Anti-bullying charity demands more laws on cyber-bullying

Today is the last day of National Anti-Bullying Week, and UK charity BeatBullying has been talking up the need for new laws. But the organisation can't seem to pinpoint what precisely is needed, given that existing laws cover pretty much every aspect of the issue.
Jane Fae , 19 Nov 2010
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New owner slips into unwitting BoJo's domain

Boris Johnson is trying to recover the domain name backboris.com, after the London mayor's people apparently forgot to renew the registration.
Kevin Murphy, 19 Nov 2010
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Maude: Gov contracts 'made my eyes water'

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said he was shocked by things he found when renegotiating government contracts over the summer.
Kable, 19 Nov 2010
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Wiseguy ticket scalpers used botnets to outwit Captchas

A gang of ticket touts have admitted that they hired networks of compromised PCs to defeat CAPTCHAs that would normally have thwarted their plan to automatically purchase tickets for high interest events.
John Leyden, 19 Nov 2010
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Anti-piracy lawyers 'knowingly targeted the innocent', says law body

A major law firm knew it sometimes had no reliable evidence of unlawful filesharing when it demanded hundreds of pounds damages from internet users, according to the solicitors' watchdog.
Christopher Williams, 19 Nov 2010
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Google to scrub slurped UK Wi-Fi data

Google has agreed to delete the slurped Wi-Fi data its Street View spymobiles "inadvertently collected" as they prowled the UK's highways and byways.
Lester Haines, 19 Nov 2010
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A race to the finish

Project managementWould you run 145 miles from Birmingham to London non-stop for fun? Of course not, but most years about 80 “ultra” runners do just that. They share the loneliness of the long distance project manager.
Ken Young, 19 Nov 2010
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Amazon launches book gifting service

Amazon has launched a new moneymaker service: you can now send Kindle books as gifts to anyone with an email address, whether or not they own one of Amazon's lightweight e-readers.
Rik Myslewski, 19 Nov 2010
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DHS airport spooks stalk star hacker

Last weekend, as US-based security researcher Moxie Marlinspike snoozed during a layover at the Frankfurt Airport, he awoke to a scene straight out of a Franz Kafka novel.
Dan Goodin, 19 Nov 2010
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iPad apps: the 10 smartest and 10 stupidest

As competitors to Apple's "magical and revolutionary" iPad begin to appear, expect Jobs & Co. to argue that a key advantage of their tablet over the Samsung Galaxy Tab, RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, et al. is the vast collection of iPad apps available in the iOS App Store.
Rik Myslewski, 19 Nov 2010
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Oracle names date for next Java

Oracle has set a date for the completion of the next version of Java, hard on the heels of submitting its plan to Java's governing body for approval.
Gavin Clarke, 19 Nov 2010
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Apple preps CDMA-GSM 'World iPad'?

Apple is rumored to be readying a next-generation "World iPad" that works on both GSM and CDMA networks, presumably in the hope of blanketing the world with a new version of its magical and revolutionary device.
Rik Myslewski, 19 Nov 2010
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Adobe (finally) adds security sandbox to Reader

At long last, Adobe Systems has added a new security protection to Windows versions of its ubiquitous document reader that's designed to lock down one of the world's most exploited applications.
Dan Goodin, 19 Nov 2010