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Apple iPad vs... the rest

2010: it's a wrap 2010: it's a wrap There's no doubt about it, Apple's iPad was the defining product of 2010. No other offering came out of nowhere not only to establish a new category of kit, but to kick an existing one - the netbook - up the proverbial and, into the bargain, scupper another - the smartbook - before it had even established …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2010
Leica M9 Titanium

This year's classy compact cameras

2010: it's a wrap 2010: it's a wrap Arguably, migrating from a compact to a DSLR is the assumed route for those harbouring a serious passion for photography. However, this past year the path to DSLR enlightenment had plenty of appealing diversions. EVIL (electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens) cameras were in abundance and becoming more …
Bob Dormon, 20 Dec 2010
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Cabinet Office claims major savings on ICT

The Cabinet Office has said that freezes on ICT and other spending have saved £500m since May.
Kable, 20 Dec 2010
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Magnetic vortices research uncovers a cool place to put data

German scientists in Munich and Cologne have discovered that stable magnetic vortices in manganese silicon crystals could be used to store data because of quantum mechanical effects.
Chris Mellor, 20 Dec 2010
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Bummed-out users give anti-virus bloatware the boot

One in four users turned off their anti-virus protection in response to performance problems after they installed security software, according to a survey by security software firm Avira.
John Leyden, 20 Dec 2010
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Nvidia Tegra 2 hailed as Honeycomb CPU of choice

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 will run on Nvidia's Tegra 2.
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2010
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Jamie Oliver website offers graphic recipe for 'Pussy'

NSFW Tousle-haired mockney belly-robber Jamie Oliver has been let down by his website's IT staff today, after they failed to effectively remove a distinctly NSFW web-2.0 user uploaded recipe for "Pussy".
Team Register, 20 Dec 2010
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Jamie Oliver website offers graphic recipe for 'Pussy'

NSFW Tousle-haired mockney belly-robber Jamie Oliver has been let down by his website's IT staff today, after they failed to effectively remove a distinctly NSFW web-2.0 user uploaded recipe for "Pussy".
Team Register, 20 Dec 2010
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English Defence League membership list stolen

The personal details of English Defence League supporters have been stolen in a hacking attack on its website, it was reported today.
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Mexico mounts ROBOTIC ALIEN INVASION of US back yard

In what might be - but one has to say almost certainly isn't - the opening move of a gutsy yet doomed invasion campaign, a Mexican robotic surveillance drone has crashlanded in an American back yard.
Lewis Page, 20 Dec 2010
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MSE releases revamped freebie malware scanner

Microsoft has released a new version of its freebie security scanner tool last week, following the conclusion of a five-month beta testing program.
John Leyden, 20 Dec 2010
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Microsoft's Office nagware dead in icy water

Microsoft quietly yanked its Office nagware program off the interwebs last week.
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 2010
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EU expresses 'private concerns' about Intel buyout of McAfee

Brussels could kick-start an anti-trust investigation into Intel’s planned $7.68bn buyout of anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc.
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 2010
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BA flights website grounded by snow

British Airways' website was up and down this morning, which is still more than can be said for its aircraft.
Joe Fay, 20 Dec 2010
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No more books on Ireland's banned book list

It’s the end of the world as we know it! Or at least, the end of book-banning craic in Ireland, which for some of the god-fearing citizens of that country possibly amounts to much the same thing.
Jane Fae Ozimek, 20 Dec 2010
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Missile defence FAIL: US 'kill vehicle' space weapon flunks test

The US Missile Defence Agency has suffered another embarrassing failure in a live test conducted last week over the Pacific.
Lewis Page, 20 Dec 2010
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New UN committee could hand governments internet control

The endgame in the long-running battle over who is to control the internet may be upon us, with the appointment of a little-reported but highly significant new UN committee to look into initiatives for policing the internet.
Jane Fae Ozimek, 20 Dec 2010
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Pirate Bay backer takes case to Supreme Court

Crispbread heir and erstwhile neo-Nazi Carl Lundström is heading to the Supreme Court in Sweden to dispute the sentence and damages award meted out to him in The Pirate Bay appeals verdict last month.
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 2010
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Car immobilisers easily circumvented by crafty carjackers

Weak cryptography means that car engine immobiliser technology has become easy for crooks to circumvent.
John Leyden, 20 Dec 2010
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Use eGovernment to lower costs, says EU Commission

European governments must make greater use of the internet in the way they work or risk increasing the cost of doing business and alienating the young, the European Commission has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 20 Dec 2010
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'Porn lock' heralds death of WikiLeaks, internet, democracy, universe

Analysis The British government wants to gag WikiLeaks, and is drawing up Orwellian plans to exploit fears over the effect of online smut on children to achieve that aim.
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eBay buys into German fashion club

eBay has lashed out $200m for a German online "fashion club" as the international tat bazaar looks to consolidate its position as the top destination for fashion fans who don't feel the need to actually try on clothes before they buy them.
Joe Fay, 20 Dec 2010
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MEGA DINO-WHALE from 'Valley of the Whales' exhibited

Bone-griffling boffins in the States are chuffed to announce their new and magnificent, fully assembled 50-foot-long prehistoric carnivorous dinomegawhale fossil.
Lewis Page, 20 Dec 2010
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UK domain registry breaks 9 million

The .uk has just broken nine million active domain names, Nominet announced today.
Team Register, 20 Dec 2010
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'Don't panic: We're still Delicious,' says Yahoo!-owned Web2.0 outfit

Social bookmarking service Delicious won't be shutdown by Yahoo! but is looking to sell its Web2.0 wares to a new suitor.
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Dec 2010
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Google Nexus S out Wednesday

Carphone Warehouse is knocking back the release of the Samsung-Google Nexus S a couple of days.
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2010
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Nasuni grabs cloud development cash

Probably the last storage venture capital cash raising exercise of 2010 is following the dash to the cloud by pumping $15m into cloud filer startup Nasuni.
Chris Mellor, 20 Dec 2010
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Spamhaus DDoS blamed on shady Russian hosts, not Anonymous

Anti-spam organisation Spamhaus has recovered from a denial of service attack over the weekend.
John Leyden, 20 Dec 2010
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Server workloads to go '70% virtual' by 2014

By 2014, more than 70 per cent of all server workloads installed that year will be plunked down not on a bare metal piece of iron, but on a virtual or logical machine of some kind, according to the (virtual) box counters at IDC.
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Assange lawyers fume over leaked rape case docs

Lawyers for Julian Assange are "angry" and "concerned" that someone leaked confidential Swedish police files detailing the rape allegations against the WikiLeaks founder, according to a report citing conversations with his legal team, and the team intends to launch a formal complaint with the Swedish authorities.
Cade Metz, 20 Dec 2010
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Google open sources '$5m' in Java Eclipse tools

Google will open source two of the Java Eclipse coding tools it acquired with its purchase of Java-obsessed outfit Instantiations.
Cade Metz, 20 Dec 2010
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Microsoft answers Google MapReduce with 'Dryad' beta

Microsoft has released a beta version of its Dryad platform, a Windows-happy answer to Google's MapReduce distributed number crunching platform.
Cade Metz, 20 Dec 2010
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IBM super cleared for trivia showdown with humanity

More than a decade ago, IBM challenged humanity to a chess match with its Deep Blue supercomputer. And the computer won. Now, the company has issued another challenge to humanity. This time, the game is trivia. And humanity has better odds.