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RIM's PlayBook to run Android apps

Research-In-Motion will square up to Apple, Google and Hewlett-Packard with a tablet that runs apps built for Google's popular Android platform.
Gavin Clarke, 25 Mar 2011
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Red Hat rolls up RHEL 6.1 beta

Commercial Linux distie and soon-to-be billion dollar baby Red Hat has rolled up the first update of its Enterprise Linux 6 operating system and kicked it out there for beta testing.
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Ubuntu board rejects slippery Flash installs

Ubuntu won't be updated to quietly slip third-party apps like Flash Player onto your PC, regardless of the app's popularity.
Gavin Clarke, 25 Mar 2011
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Newbie's virtual appliance stores up trouble for EMC

Open...and ShutWith $11bn at stake, you'd think that someone would have solved the virtualized storage problem by now. The problem, however, is that there's so much more money in the existing storage market.
Matt Asay, 25 Mar 2011
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Mario Question

Nintendo 3DS FAQ

What is it?
Register Hardware, 25 Mar 2011
Nintendo 3DS games

Nintendo 3DS games release schedule

Nintendo and other publishers already have many titles out for launch, with more to come. Here's the current list of 3DS games heading to the shops.
Register Hardware, 25 Mar 2011
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Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS

Review“You have to see it for yourself.” As the 3DS' unofficial marketing catchphrase, that's as good as it gets: an enticement at the most personal level. As the opening gambit to a product review, it's far less auspicious. But that's the reality of Nintendo's new wunderkind. Seeing is the only way of believing.
Andrew Bailey, 25 Mar 2011
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Nintendo 3DS games

Nintendo 3DS launch games

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Andrew Bailey, 25 Mar 2011
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Acer locates 'missing' tablet strategy

Acer has announced the launch date and pricing of its Iconia 10.1in tablets. The company has a two-OS strategy supporting both Windows 7 and Android 3.0 Honeycomb in its W500 and A500 models, respectively.
Bob Dormon, 25 Mar 2011
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Marshall Islands prez 'legalises cocaine'

The government of the Marshall Islands has expressed its surprise that president Jurelang Zedkaia has issued an executive order legalising cocaine and introducing "a no-visa unrestricted entry programme for foreign nationals of any country".
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
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EU strengthens online shopper protection

The European Parliament has approved changes to a draft law aimed to strengthen protections for online shoppers who buy goods from other member states.
John Oates, 25 Mar 2011
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Chain Reaction finds and plugs security hole that led to fraud

Popular UK-based biking site ChainReactionCycles.com has confirmed that a security breach on its systems led to fraud against its customers.
John Leyden, 25 Mar 2011
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Android gets in-app billing

Google is set to launch in-application billing for Android next week, and is encouraging developers to upload their billing-event-enabled apps now.
Bill Ray, 25 Mar 2011
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PARIS pops up in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

We're very much obliged to reader Mike Grant for letting us know that our magnificent Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project was honoured earlier this week in Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
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Plane or train? Tape or disk?

You the ExpertWhere is the dividing line, onside of which says take the train to Paris from London and the other says fly? Where is the dividing line, one side of which says store your saved data on disk and the other points you towards tape?
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2011
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Spotify splattered with malware-tainted ads

UpdatedUsers of the ad-supported version of Spotify were hit by a malware-based attack on Thursday.
John Leyden, 25 Mar 2011
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Your census data will be kept secret - except from MI5, police, courts etc

Like you, I have received my 2011 census form from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The cover page prominently states, in bold, "Your personal information is protected by law. Census information is kept confidential for 100 years". Like you, perhaps, I have taken this statement at face value.
Amberhawk Training, 25 Mar 2011
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Santander blames Firefox 4 for website fail

Customers unable to log-in to Santander's personal banking site this morning need to try another browser.
John Oates, 25 Mar 2011
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Brand owners could stop reputation-benefitting keyword triggers

Owners of trade marks with a reputation could stop other companies using their brands as triggers for Google adverts if the use is an attempt to benefit from the reputation of that brand, an advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 25 Mar 2011
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Online world maps rub jubs against todgers

It's Friday, and since you're all sitting around on your backsides waiting to head off to the pub, here's a challenge to fill a couple of dreary hours: just what interesting scientific conclusions can we draw from a comparison of the two following maps of breast size and penis length worldwide?
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
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Libya fighting shows just how idiotic the Defence Review was

AnalysisRecent combat operations by British and allied forces in Libya are beginning to tell us a lot: not so much about the future of Libya, which remains up for grabs, but about the tools one actually needs for fighting real-world wars against real-world enemy armed forces.
Lewis Page, 25 Mar 2011
Nintendo 3DS

Where are the cheapest 3DS deals?

If you're off to buy a Nintendo 3DS today but don't know where the cheapest place to get one from is, here's a quick run through of the best deals.
Caleb Cox, 25 Mar 2011
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Stardust comet hunter drifts off into space

The last transmission from NASA's comet-hunting Stardust came last night at 23:33 GMT, as the venerable spacecraft ended its career with a "burn to depletion maneuver".
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
Yakuza 4

Yakuza 4

ReviewYakuza 4 manages to pack so many disparate gaming elements into the one package that it’s hard to know where to start. Part soap opera, part noire, undoubtedly a kung-fu fighter, but with fleeting resource management and a reasonable-sized city to explore, this is the JRPG, at its most offbeat.
Mike Plant, 25 Mar 2011
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Early demand knocks back UK iPad 2 delivery dates

Apple's iPad 2 goes on sale in the UK at 5pm today, but folk ordering online may have a long wait for their fondleslabs.
Hard Reg, 25 Mar 2011
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Gabrielle Giffords may wave Endeavour off

NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is optimistic that his wife Gabrielle Giffords will be at Kennedy Space Center on 19 April to see him blast off aboard space shuttle Endeavour.
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
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UK.gov uses purple-panted-berk to get 'young men' to do census

Attempts by officials at the 2011 census to increase participation by the young male population in this weekend's UK headcount exercise – aka the Census – appear to have reached desperation point over the last couple of weeks, with the launch of Census-Man, the online game.
Jane Fae , 25 Mar 2011
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Which 10in Tab for Blighty, Samsung?

Fancy one of Samsung's just-announced sleek and sexy Android 3.0 tablets? You might have a rather long wait.
Hard Reg, 25 Mar 2011
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Fuel foolery, merger warnings and Budgetary boons

CommentWhat a difference a new government makes, eh? Only parts of the budget are entirely lunatic rather than all of it.
Tim Worstall, 25 Mar 2011
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Scarface blows onto Blu-ray

Fans of Brian de Palma's 1983 orgy of blood and cocaine Scarface will doubtless be queuing round the block when the digitally-remastered Blu-ray version of the film is released on 6 September.
Lester Haines, 25 Mar 2011
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Avanti's bird plumps up feathers

HYLAS 1, the satellite launched in November to service Avanti's broadband internet offering, is fully operational and ready to go, though questions remain about who is going to be using it.
Bill Ray, 25 Mar 2011
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Chinese firm accused of mobile malware ruse

Chinese security firm NetQin has been accused of conspiring to plant malicious software on users' handsets in order to drum up business for its mobile security software.
John Leyden, 25 Mar 2011
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Sizing a server to support desktop virtualisation

Virtualising the desktop can bring benefits at the endpoint. It makes desktops more manageable, can reduce power load throughout the building, and can make systems more secure.
Robin Birtstone, 25 Mar 2011
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Software bugs block O2 PlayStation phone release

O2 has set back its PlayStation phone - aka the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - release because it has failed to score sufficiently highly in the carrier's network tests.
Hard Reg, 25 Mar 2011
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HDS private cloud storage product is 'beautiful'

The second day of the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Bloggers event is finished and I'm writing this piece on the airplane flying back home to Italy.
Enrico Signoretti, 25 Mar 2011
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Fukushima scaremongers becoming increasingly desperate

The situation at the quake- and tsunami-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan was brought under control days ago. It remains the case as this is written that there have been no measurable radiological health consequences among workers at the plant or anybody else, and all indications are that this will remain the case. And yet media outlets around the world continue with desperate, increasingly hysterical and unscrupulous attempts to frame the situation as a crisis.
Lewis Page, 25 Mar 2011
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Man Utd sues supporter over corporate client 'data theft'

Manchester United is suing a supporter who published a list of its corporate supporters on its website last year, a move the football club alleges led to incidents of harassment.
John Leyden, 25 Mar 2011
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Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

ReviewWhat can I say? Yes, the iPad 2 is better than the iPad one. Yes, it's superior to the current crop of competitors. Apple has ticked the empty boxes on the features list that, left unchecked, would have left its tablet in the lee of this year's other new models.
Tony Smith, 25 Mar 2011
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Apple iPad 2 demo'd on camera

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Register Hardware, 25 Mar 2011
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Why US antitrust regulators should probe Google search

CommentThe word is that the US Department of Justice may sue Google over its proposed $700m acquisition of flight data outfit ITA Software. And we can only hope that the feds have far more than flight data on the brain. As it investigates whether Google could use its web search monopoly to erect a second monopoly in the flight search market, the DoJ must also ask whether the company could do much the same thing in who knows how many other markets.
Cade Metz, 25 Mar 2011
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FCC official: AT&T deal faces 'steep climb' for approval

An unnamed FCC official has said that AT&T faces a serious battle to win approval for its proposed $39bn acquisition of fellow GSM wireless carrier T-Mobile USA.
Cade Metz, 25 Mar 2011

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