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Phone-blab plod breaks PRIVACY law after crash victim's 5hr ditch ordeal

A Norfolk police official broke a privacy law after blurting out "sensitive information" to the relative of a 54-year-old bloke – who had been seriously hurt in a car crash and left unnoticed in a ditch for five hours. The Independent Police Complaints Commission today said that one of the force's control room operators had …
Team Register, 06 Sep 2013

Speaking in Tech: Stay a virgin at VMworld – wear a rubber unicorn head

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, your Speaking In Tech podcast hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are dropping it live from VMworld with special guests Stephen Spellicy, senior director product management and enterprise data protection at HP and Bryan Beal, director at cloud and …
Team Register, 04 Sep 2013
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Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

Google Glass marketing manager and "real woman" Amanda Rosenberg, 26, is reportedly Google co-founder Sergey Brin's new squeeze. The billionaire super-geek has split from his wife of six years - and is now apparently enjoying a cosy relationship with his techno-goggles-touting colleague. All Things Digital revealed that Brin …
Team Register, 30 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: Hitachi Data Systems veep on 'software defined silliness'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For this week's podcast, your host Ed Saipetch is in the driving seat – with co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela riding in the back. The whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest Michael Hay, vice president and chief engineer at Hitachi Data …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013
By Edgar Olivera, via SXC

iPad classes for DOGS offered in New York

In a development which was perhaps inevitable, a canine lyceum in New York has started offering classes in which dogs are taught to "use" iPads. According to an in-depth report on Today.com, doggy pedagogue Anna Jane Grossman ("who had recently left journalism to pursue dog training full-time") was inspired to offer fondleslab …
Team Register, 28 Aug 2013

Facebook unwraps SHARING IS CARING photo album function

Facebook has created a new photo-sharing feature that will allow users of the free content ad network to post snaps to an album that can be populated by up to 50 contributors. Each Facebooker can share up to 200 photos within the album – which means it could contain anything up to 10,000 pictures submitted from a variety of …
Team Register, 27 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: OpenStack not for enterprise? Come off it, Pat

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another episode of El Reg's consumer and enterprise tech podcast makes its way to loyal listeners, who'll be sad to hear hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela want to shut the whole thing down because of NSA snooping (not really). Also in the news this week: …
Team Register, 21 Aug 2013
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Essential maintenance website down for, er, essential maintenance

B&Q won't let you do things for yourself at the moment, since its website, diy.com, has collapsed, presumably under the weight of pre-bank holiday DIYers. The site is unavailable "due to essential maintenance", rather ironically, according to its landing page. Oddly enough, no-one on Twitter seems to have noticed that the site …
Team Register, 20 Aug 2013
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Election 2013: What does it mean for Australian IT pros?

Australia goes to the polls on September 7th, when the nation will elect a new government. At the time of writing the right-of-centre opposition Liberal/National coalition is favoured to form government, replacing the incumbent Labor party. The two groups differ in important ways for the technology industries. The most …
Team Register, 18 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: So you wanna take on Amazon in the cloud. Here's how

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Our weekly Speaking in Tech podcast is back with Greg Knieriemen - and for this week's episode, special guest Rodney Rogers. Greg's co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela are away, so we welcome Rodney, a serial entrepreneur and chairman and CEO of Virtustream, who is gently …
Team Register, 14 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: You shouldn't EVER store data off-premises

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch talk about folk who still mend their own servers, sometimes with the help of a nifty rack-mounted flashlight-cum-laser pointer. Get with the programme, bumpkins: pay to inhale some cloud. Oh, …
Team Register, 07 Aug 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Cloak lifted on secret details

Patent documents filed by Samsung have revealed details - for the first time - about what the South Korean tech behemoth's R&D department have been working on over the last few months: a smartwatch. According to a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the gadget - dubbed Samsung Galaxy Gear - falls under the "wearable …
Team Register, 06 Aug 2013
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Zuck on this, Twitter! Now Facebook switches on embedded posts

Facebook users' status updates, videos and photos can now be embedded in websites beyond the free-content advertising network. At present, only a small number of publishers including CNN and Huffington Post can use the feature, however. But once they've tirelessly worked the hamster wheel, Facebook said world+dog will get to …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2013

Speaking in Tech: Will Google's telly dongle dangle ding Apple?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of The Register's best and only podcast, bringing you everything the industry is saying about the latest enterprise and consumer tech – from the Silicon Valley of Power and the vast, cool data centres of Texas to the strange, giant watercooler that is …
Team Register, 01 Aug 2013
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Ha ha, Osborne, these Gov 2.0 web wranglers have wiped out UK debt

"A digital revolution, masterminded by a team of dress-down civil servants, could save the taxpayer billions," The Times newspaper gushed on Tuesday. And behold: it already has. The UK has apparently paid off its national debt years ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's predictions. Alas, it's no miracle, but an infographics cock …
Team Register, 31 Jul 2013
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Team Register, 27 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: You hit Y for YouTube at work and up pops YouPor..

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela hit the mics to banter about their week, Sarah's shoulder op and six weeks of typing hell, wrestling with web browsers on touchscreen gadgets, Google versus Samsung, and other technology making …
Team Register, 24 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: We chat to Microsoft man about THAT Ballmer memo

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise In the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela chat to special guest Marc Farley of Microsoft. The team grill Marc about what he's been up to lately (on holiday, by the sounds of things) before getting into the nitty-gritty of …
Team Register, 17 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: Forget Venezuela, Snowden. Go to Anna Chapman's pad!

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's podcast, bringing you news, views, and rumours about enterprise kit, tech execs' shenanigans, consumer baubles and more... Hiding out from the NSA this week are all three SIT presenters: Greg Knieriemen, Sarah Vela and Ed Snowden Saipetch. …
Team Register, 10 Jul 2013
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I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'

This was the week when the Snowden saga took a few major plot twists, with one president's plane grounded while another president claimed the whole PRISM-snooping thing was for the best. Poor Bolivian president Evo Morales had his plane pulled out of the sky after expressing some sympathy for NSA-leaker Edward Snowden's asylum …
Team Register, 05 Jul 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'Wanna come upstairs and look at my VRTX?'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another fine instalment of El Reg's all-encompassing tech podcast wings its way to loyal Reg readers (and listeners), hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week all three of the terrific trio are together for the first time in weeks! Technet's gone …
Team Register, 03 Jul 2013
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Dish DASHED: No Sprint, no Clearwire, no spectrum. No sale

Dish Network has officially withdrawn its offer for Clearwire, giving up the fight against Sprint for control of the firm and its coveted radio spectrum. The satellite TV company was already slogging it out in a losing battle, after the board said it favoured majority shareholder Sprint's bid to buy, because it had upped its …
Team Register, 27 Jun 2013

Speaking in Tech: I say 'software defined storage', you win the internet

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's best and only podcast, bringing you everything you need to know about the goings-on in enterprise and consumer tech. This week's episode is hosted live from Cisco Live by Ed Saipetch and Greg Knieriemen (co-host Sarah Vela is MIA). Ed and …
Team Register, 27 Jun 2013
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Hugs all round as Google relaunches Groups service

Google has ditched the old version of its Groups service after revamping the tool to allow users to share an inbox with others. Mountain View explained: Imagine you and a few friends are organizing an event for your school and want a single email address to coordinate with vendors, parents, and volunteers. Members of the …
Team Register, 25 Jun 2013

Speaking in Tech: We find someone who hasn't heard of Prof Brian Cox

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Once again it's time for the weekly Speaking in Tech podcast, hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela - although this week Sarah is hiding. So it's just Ed and Greg with special guest Ben Kepes - the well-known tech evangelist, investor, commentator and …
Team Register, 19 Jun 2013
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Google erases G8 venue from Earth: Microsoft doesn't

As all the world that cares knows, the leaders of the eight most powerful nations in the world have just been holding a summit meeting at the Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland. Most accounts suggest that this is a 5-star golfing hotel complex, but according to Google Maps and Google Earth it is just a muddy field: Damn, …
Team Register, 19 Jun 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Doc, I've got a cough. Here's my DNA, now find a cure

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, Speaking in Tech regular Greg Knieriemen has fled to Germany, leaving the ever-capable Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela to host a panel session at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, California. Today's special guests are Tim Carroll, a director at Dell Research …
Team Register, 12 Jun 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Endorsing LinkedIn skills on LinkedIn implodes the web?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For the latest Speaking in Tech podcast, Ed and Greg catch up after Greg's recent disappearance on secret-squirrel IT missions, while regular SiT co-host Sarah Vela is AWOL. Maybe her and Ed are the same person and they just alternate every week? Among the hard-hitting tech …
Team Register, 07 Jun 2013
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Twitter, Facebook are 'a MENACE to society', says Turkey's PM

Turkey's Prime Minister has labelled Twitter and other social networks as "the worst menace to society" following days of unrest in the country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments came after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul to protest against government plans to demolish a public park to build a shopping …
Team Register, 03 Jun 2013
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Speaking in Tech: 'It's the democratisation of the internet GONE MAD'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For El Reg's latest Speaking in Tech podcast, Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela are joined by Irish tech monster Storagezilla (aka EMC bod Mark Twomey), while regular SiT co-host Ed Saipetch disappears on a secret mission. Storagezilla waxes lyrical about comic book characters …
Team Register, 29 May 2013

Speaking in Tech: Portland hipsters gagging for yesterday's web tool

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For El Reg's latest Speaking in Tech podcast, Ed Saipetch is hosting the chat live from DrupalCon 2013, which is in hipster central Portland this year, while co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela put out fires elsewhere. Eddie is joined by special guests Joaquin Lippincott …
Team Register, 22 May 2013
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Oi, Google! Stop LIBELLING us Germans, fix your autocomplete

Google has been ordered by a German court to block defamatory words appearing in its search engine's autocomplete function. The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled that the advertising giant must remove libellous material from its algorithms that automatically attempt to guess what one is searching for - but only once …
Team Register, 15 May 2013

Speaking in Tech: All our stuff's on Amazon's cloud... what if it goes titsup?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another banter-packed episode of El Reg's one-and-only podcast, helping you catch up on everything that has happened this week in enterprise and consumer tech. This week: does a private company have a duty of disclosure in the public interest? Is it really a cost saving …
Team Register, 15 May 2013
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Integration gets back on track with the vertical stack

What is the role of integrated stacks, in which compute, networking, storage and management are vertically integrated? And how do you avoid vendor lock-in? Let's get the discussion started with three expert submissions, one from an analyst, one from an IT practitioner and one from a vendor. And tell us what you think in the …
Team Register, 13 May 2013
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It's official: Nokia's Verizon Lumia 928 is here

Nokia's long-rumoured exclusive phone for Verizon, the Lumia 928, has been officially announced. It's really a Lumia 920 with a more tapered body, an AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screen, and a proper, grown-up Xenon camera flash. It's also lost some weight: at 161.5g, it's a fair bit lighter than the 920' …
Team Register, 10 May 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'You can't NOT look like a douche wearing Google Glass'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly enterprise tech podcast, hosted by Ed Saipetch, Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela. Do only white guys wear Google Glass? Just what did Sarah get up to at school with Reid Hoffman? And what the hell kind of weirdo endorses people for " …
Team Register, 08 May 2013
A class enjoying the early stages of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training.

Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

Does this sound familiar? You tell the interviewer you're willing to learn, they tell you they are deeply committed to funding ongoing personal development of all their employees. Three months in you're still spending your free time reading through The Idiot's Guide to ERP that you paid for yourself. Six months on you're …
Team Register, 08 May 2013
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US Labor Dept website serving malware to innocent visitors

The US Department of Labor's website has been hacked and malicious code stuck behind the scenes, security tools firm AlienVault says. Since yesterday, the DoL site has been serving out malicious code that installs malware on unsuspecting users' computers, AlienVault's labs director Jaime Blasco told The Register. The DoL said …
Team Register, 01 May 2013

Speaking in Tech: Explicit vid reveals hot tech stars in LIVE STRIP SHOW

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's the first anniversary of El Reg's weekly enterprise podcast and hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela have an incredible all-star lineup this week - plus an EXPLICIT VID of a topless EMC veep. Their special guests this week are Chad Sakac, senior VP Global …
Team Register, 01 May 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Your OpenStack plug-in is NOT a meaningful code contribution

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's weekly enterprise tech podcast, hosted by Ed Saipetch, Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela. Ed's in the driving seat this week as a jetlagged Greg rides shotgun. Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week... and jumps right into a chat …
Team Register, 24 Apr 2013
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How long will it take Facebook Home to hit 1bn downloads? 76 years

Facebook Home has been downloaded 500,000 times from Google's Play store since it was released by the free content ad network earlier this month. If the app was to continue to be downloaded at that pace then it would roughly take 76 Gregorian years for Facebook to have 1 billion Android users running the software, which skins …
Team Register, 22 Apr 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Put away the tissues - come have beers in London with us

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another recap of the week in tech at El Reg's sole podcast - coming to you live from England's capital this week. Join your host, Greg Knieriemen - Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela remain Stateside - for a wrap-up of all the latest in consumer technology, and specifically …
Team Register, 17 Apr 2013

Speaking in Tech: Facebook's BETTER than Twitter ... for stalking your ex

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Facing another tedious commute home with only the dead-eyed grumblings of your fellow passengers - or the blaring radio of other motorists - for entertainment? Download this banter-packed episode of El Reg's one-and-only podcast and you could be catching up on everything …
Team Register, 10 Apr 2013
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Kissinger and tell: WikiLeaks scrapes 1.7m US diplomatic reports from the '70s

WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange, who is languishing in self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has kept himself busy by scraping more than one million documents from the US national archives. The latest collection of reports to be published on his news leaks website - some of which are labelled "NODIS" ( …
Team Register, 08 Apr 2013
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Hate being stalked by Facebook? Why not try Google+ stalking

Google is fattening up its single sign-in feature that was opened up to mobile and web apps in February. This is the feature that allows netizens to use their Google+ usernames and passwords to log into accounts on third-party systems. The web giant said developers who use "social infrastructure platforms" Janrain and Gigya - …
Team Register, 04 Apr 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Forget BYOD, now there's Bring Your Own CODE

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise For this latest Speaking in Tech podcast, Ed Saipetch is flying solo: his co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela are away this week. But fear not, Ed has plenty lined up and has recorded today's session live from DeployCon at CloudConnect in Santa Clara, California. The …
Team Register, 03 Apr 2013
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Speaking in Tech: In-flight fondling, hands-free servers, what could go wrong?

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Another seven days in tech, and another banter-packed instalment of El Reg's one-and-only podcast. Join your your hosts, Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela for everything you need to know about business-grade IT. This week, the gang is together again, and their …
Team Register, 28 Mar 2013

Branson, Berners-Lee, Google, £2m: LET'S SAVE THE WORLD

Google is waving £2m in front of charities, promising to donate dollops of the dosh if the orgs develop tech that improves people's lives. The not-for-profit bodies are invited to apply and compete for the cash; four "data-driven" projects that successfully prove their worth will each get a £500,000 cheque from the advertising …
Team Register, 25 Mar 2013
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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

Googlers have been chucked out of their central London office behind Tottenham Court Road station for the second time in about a month. There's no word yet on the reason for the latest evacuation, during which the entire plush building - home to various tech and media companies - was cleared out. People standing outside St …
Team Register, 20 Mar 2013

Speaking in Tech: Smash that Kickstarter piggy bank and MAKE IT RAIN

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another recap of the week in tech at El Reg's coolest (and only) podcast. Join your your hosts, Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and - fresh from Austin nerdfest SXSW - Sarah Vela for everything you need to know about the business of tech. This week, the whole gang is …
Team Register, 20 Mar 2013