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HP taps Google's print server in the sky

HP has announced that its ePrint printers are the first to support Google Cloud Print, a service that lets print via the interwebs.
Rik Myslewski, 01 Apr 2011
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Ubuntu's high-risk Linux Narwhal beta floats

Canonical's short march towards multi-touch success (or its slow slide in to oblivion) is a step closer to completion. On Thursday, it released the Ubuntu 11.04 beta.
Gavin Clarke, 01 Apr 2011
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Ten... tech treats for mum

Product Round-up Yes, Sunday, 3 April is Mother's Day, a celebration of matters maternal that stretches back to pre-Christian Roman times, but one no son - or partner whose significant other has offspring - dare ignore.
Hard Reg, 01 Apr 2011
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W**k-O-Meter

NSFW App of the Week If you're going to do something, do it properly. A fine creed, and just as applicable to playing the pink oboe as any other worthwhile hobby.
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The Cisco Borg in your TV

Regardless of your feelings toward Cisco – whether you’ve been absorbed into the Borg or are preserving your precarious freedom on the outside – the company’s CTO in Australia, Kevin Bloch, at least offers that rare combination of enviable technical competence and media-accessibility.
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The X-Factor goes virtually mobile, expands voting

April Fools The X Factor, staple of end-of-year TV viewing, is set to launch its own MVNO with a branded handset providing discounted voting and access to exclusive X Factor content.
Bill Ray, 01 Apr 2011
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Prevention is better than cure

Webcast Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and problems gets more acute as we throw virtualisation in to the mix.
Miatta Momoh, 01 Apr 2011
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Seagate triples up heads/platter ratio

April Fools In a final attempt to break out of the I/O density gap crippling hard disk drive I/O, Seagate is introducing drives with three heads per platter that will dramatically cut latency and seek times.
Chris Mellor, 01 Apr 2011
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Official: PS3 has more fanboys than the Xbox 360 does

There are now more Playstation 3s out there than Xbox 360s, it has been claimed.
Tony Smith, 01 Apr 2011
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Labour MP says police should clamp down on online incitement

Police need to clamp down not just on violent protesters, but also on the twits – and any other social networkers – who encourage them online.
Jane Fae Ozimek, 01 Apr 2011
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Mobile operators ditch Tube plans

London tube travellers have been saved from the menace of mobiles on the underground, as plans to extend mobile phone coverage onto trains have been canned.
John Oates, 01 Apr 2011
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Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Hands On Asus has been showcasing its Eee Pad Transformer Android 3.0 tablet this week, Transformer being the word the company uses to highlight this 10.1in, 1280 x 800 tablet’s hybrid design that will turn it into a netbook in the click of a dock.
Bob Dormon, 01 Apr 2011
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Stock-trading teen hacker jailed again over 2nd scam

A hacker jailed at 19 for a stock-trading scam has been jailed for three years over a new fraud, this time involving attempts to swindle a currency exchange out of $100,000.
John Leyden, 01 Apr 2011
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London Olympics get pay-by-wave

Samsung will be handing out Olympic phones to athletes at the 2012 Olympics and Visa will be taking NFC payments from them, but the pair will still need an operator to make it work.
Bill Ray, 01 Apr 2011

The Register Guide to London's Silicon Roundabout Tech Startups

April Fools Prime Minister David Cameron hails them as the young, wealth-creating foundation of tomorrow's economy. But who are they? Here's El Reg's guide to the stars of London's vibrant tech startup scene - whose drive and energy is already ripping up the rules of government, and traditional profit-loss accounting methods.
Team Register, 01 Apr 2011
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Rikki don't lose (sight of) that number

Workshop The “number” is the most important word in any sales person’s vocabulary. It means the target, the total amount of closed business that needs to be achieved, whether in a month, a quarter or a year. Once that period is ended, the reset button is pressed and the cycle starts again.
Nathan Coates, 01 Apr 2011
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US gov 'transparency' websites targeted for big, fat budget cuts

A campaign is underway in the US to save the government-endorsed website Data.gov and six other portals from the axe.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Apr 2011
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Amazon Payments heads into meat space

Amazon plans to take its payment platform into the real world, using NFC tags to identify goods for purchase from the online store, but who attaches those tags is not clear.
Bill Ray, 01 Apr 2011
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Misty Martian volcano caught on camera

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a fetching composite image of a couple of Martian volcanoes, one of them caught with "icy clouds" drifting past its summit.
Lester Haines, 01 Apr 2011
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Fight global warming with Asimov-style Psychohistory - profs

Trick-cyclists in Blighty and the USA have called for a new "science of communicating science" to be deployed in order to deal with the fact that public concern over global warming has plunged in recent years.
Lewis Page, 01 Apr 2011
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StoneFly flies faster with Fusion-io

StoneFly is going to bundle Fusion-io server flash with its virtual IP SAN appliance, giving it lightning-like performance.
Chris Mellor, 01 Apr 2011
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DNSSEC finally goes mainstream

DNSSEC, a more secure version of the internet domain name to IP address lookup protocol, was enabled on the .com top-level domain on Thursday.
John Leyden, 01 Apr 2011
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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Super App Compo: the winners

Last month, we asked you to imagine your ideal BlackBerry Super App to run on the sizzling new BlackBerry Torch - and to tell us all about it.
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Total War: Shogun 2

Review Apart from porn and the Total War series, why would anyone own a PC? Shogun 2 coming out, best get down to Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera and spend some hard earned cash on a graphics card update – couldn't resist the ATI PowerColor 6950 2GB – time to watch my frame rate soar.
Lucy Orr, 01 Apr 2011
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US Army inks $66m deal for Judge Dredd smart-rifles

The US Army's futuristic Judge Dredd style computer smart-rifle project, the XM-25, is moving ahead. Developer ATK, which has so far made just five prototype weapons, inked a $65.8m deal this week to move the weapon into manufacturing.
Lewis Page, 01 Apr 2011
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Sony reveals DAB+ radio range

Sony has introduced its first DAB+ radios, bringing forward the technology while rewinding time with design.
Caleb Cox, 01 Apr 2011
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Computacenter buys into the clouds

Britain's biggest reseller Computacenter has bought a minority stake in a Basingstoke-based cloud specialist.
John Oates, 01 Apr 2011
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LG cries foul over rival's rank language

Electronics giant LG may sue Samsung for allegedly using profane language in a heated debate over 3D TV technology.
Caleb Cox, 01 Apr 2011
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Oxfordshire cops switch speed cameras back on

Oxfordshire police have turned speed cameras back on as others throughout England switch theirs off, prompting questions as to whether senior police and county council figures are playing politics.
Jane Fae Ozimek, 01 Apr 2011
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Apple plays cloud catch-up

Apple may be untouchable in tablets and hard to beat for mobile user experience, but it will prove more vulnerable as the focus of innovation moves to the cloud.
Wireless Watch, 01 Apr 2011
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Arkansas governor spanks arse cleavage

The governor of Arkansas has struck a blow for fashion and common decency by outlawing the practice among students of turning up to school with their trousers at half-mast.
Lester Haines, 01 Apr 2011
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Nigeria fails to enact cyber crime laws

Nigeria has failed to pass broad-ranging laws against cybercrime.
John Leyden, 01 Apr 2011
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April Fools Day's Finest

Nonsense round-up We hate April Fools Day. It makes story writing here at Vulture Central extra difficult, sifting through the endless fictional nonsense trying to find something interesting - and true.
Caleb Cox, 01 Apr 2011
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Privacy group downplays Google Buzz cash grab

A US web advocacy outfit has downplayed reports that suggest it is pursing $1.75m over a class action settlement between privacy groups and Google, following Mountain View's social network gaffe with Buzz.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Apr 2011
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DARPA: Send limbless troops back to war with robo-arms

Radical Pentagon boffins have hit upon a new plan which will assist the USA in its efforts to meet the demand for combat troops in the expanding Wars On Stuff. Disabled servicemen who have lost arms or legs in the fighting thus far will be swiftly equipped with highly capable, ruggedised robotic replacement limbs and sent straight back into the fray.
Lewis Page, 01 Apr 2011
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Oracle and life after Larry Ellison

The disruptor of disruptors, Oracle boss Larry Ellison, will be 67 on August 17 this year. So when will he retire?
Chris Mellor, 01 Apr 2011
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Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM's wasted R&D billions

Open...and Shut Over the past few decades, governments have decreased their investments in original research, with corporations taking on a greater role. There are plenty of problems with scientific research funded by private, shareholder-driven companies.
Matt Asay, 01 Apr 2011
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Google drops Schmidt for Elop, Android for WinPho 7

April Fools After jumping from Microsoft to Nokia, where he promptly dropped Symbian in favor of Microsoft Windows Phone 7, Steven Elop is moving on once again. To Google.
Rik Myslewski, 01 Apr 2011
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Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

Review Last year, Mark Shuttleworth christened Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", saying the disto would be stylish and create a good, lasting first impression.
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Single-patent lawsuit hits Apple, Google, Amazon, Priceline...

A Texas-based company known as H-W Technology has sued Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, eBay, Motorola, Nokia, Sony, Verizon, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, and 20 other companies and sister companies, claiming infringement of a single patent.
Cade Metz, 01 Apr 2011
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Firefox 'Do Not Track' header wins first convert

Mozilla has announced that the Associated Press has become the first organization to adopt the "Do Not Track" http header introduced by Firefox 4.
Cade Metz, 01 Apr 2011