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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
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Email and collaboration checkpoint

With all the talk about Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, it’s all too easy to forget that for the vast majority of businesses, communications and collaboration are built on email. Whatever your personal opinion, the reality out there is that this is mainly Microsoft Office clients talking to an Exchange and …
Team Register, 19 Mar 2013
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AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play

Google has zapped the Android app version of AdBlock Plus from its Play store. The ad giant has also kyboshed other ad-blocking applications from its online shop. Adblock Plus revealed the Chocolate Factory's snub in a blog post: In a rather surprising move, Google removed Adblock Plus and other ad blocking apps from the …
Team Register, 14 Mar 2013
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BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

MEPs are being urged to back a non-binding resolution that calls on the European Parliament to, in effect, ban pornography from the internet. A group of Euro politicos hope the web filth block will bring about a "genuine culture of equality" online. A motion was tabled this week by the EU's committee on women’s rights and gender …
Team Register, 08 Mar 2013
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Google AXES another 1,200 employees from Motorola workforce

Google is cutting loose another 10 per cent of its Motorola Mobility workforce - which means 1,200 employees at the smartphone maker face redundancy. The move comes after 4,000 jobs in the Motorola wing of Google's biz were axed in August 2012. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Motorola workers were told about …
Team Register, 08 Mar 2013
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BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

Brits need to take up arms and shoot* half of Blighty's deer population in a war to save the countryside from destruction. There are more Bambi-like creatures in need of shooting than ever before in the UK, we're told, and their numbers have reached heights not scaled since the last Ice Age. With no natural predators, the deer …
Team Register, 07 Mar 2013
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Bees use 'electrical SIXTH SENSE' to nail nectar-stuffed flowers

There's electricity in the air when bees meet flowers: according to a new study, the blooms and approaching insects uses electrical signals to find out whether there is nectar and pollen to spare. A bee covered with pollen on a flower My spidey bumble senses are tingling As they fly through the air, bumblebees acquire a …
Team Register, 22 Feb 2013

Mobile World Congress: Rise of the machines, er, mobiles

This year's annual Mobile World Congress marks a major departure, with machines battling the usual line-up of handset-makers for control. From Monday 25 February, there will be cars on show plus an entire street filled with machines talking to each other. The Reg is descending on Barcelona to parse this talk of machine-to- …
Team Register, 22 Feb 2013
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Perfect sex minx calculated from 'deep' probe of X-rated flicks

Hardcore data analysis of hardcore web filth has produced a surprise finding: the average female porn star is NOT blonde nor does she sport oversized Bulgarian airbags. Investigative writer Jon Millward dedicated six months of his life to the task of crunching through vital statistics in the largest database of adult performers …
Team Register, 21 Feb 2013

Speaking in Tech: Tesla's Elon Musk takes on NYT - ballsy move, man

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Want to hear a quick and funny wrap-up of everything - well, everything important - that happened in tech this week? El Reg's enterprise and consumer kit gurus Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch are here to discuss the business of tech, the tech of storage, and the quality of …
Team Register, 20 Feb 2013

Speaking in Tech: VMware plots to build data centre that RUNS ITSELF

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another recap of the week in tech, all ready to download to your phone or tablet to make your commute home that much more informative and funny. Join your hosts, consumer and enterprise tech gurus Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch - guru number three, Sarah Vela, is ill …
Team Register, 13 Feb 2013
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New cunning linguist computer has got ancient tongues licked

Boffins have put together a new computer system that attempts to translate protolanguages, the ancient "parent" tongues from which modern languages evolved. The sophisticated Rosetta Stone-like system can quickly reconstruct the languages of yore from today's vocabularies with 85 per cent accuracy, we're told. The system's …
Team Register, 12 Feb 2013
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Speaking in Tech: HP's snarky Dell jab 'doesn't seem very Meg-like'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's enterprise tech cast, with your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, they're guest-free, which means Sarah can consolidate her high score on Temple Run while the crew get really honest about what they think of the …
Team Register, 06 Feb 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'ARM makes enterprise chips? Over my dead body!'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise It's another episode of El Reg's enterprise tech cast, with your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Ian Ferguson, vice-president of Segment Marketing at ARM, who talks about the growth of the chip-design company from 12 people in …
Team Register, 30 Jan 2013

Revealing new pics of galactic princess Andromeda

New, nifty pictures have been released by astro-boffins which reveal further glories of "the elegant spiral galaxy Andromeda, named after the mythical Greek princess known for her beauty". Without further ado: That's a proper long-distance princess snap A bit blurry maybe, but this kind of pic often is We're indebted for the …
Team Register, 30 Jan 2013

Speaking in Tech: 'VCs hate open source because the path to money is longer'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week's enterprise techcast has Neanderthal babies, bets with vice presidents, arguing about taxes ... and even mixes in the odd bit of tech. It doesn't have any guests either, but it hardly needs those, as we have the full complement of the Speaking In Tech crew this …
Team Register, 23 Jan 2013
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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

It's that time of year when we at The Register get our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, confirming just how well we did during our regular November audit. The scores on the doors are these: 7,326,907 unique users visited the site that month, up from 6,657,164 in 2011 - a climb of just over 10 per cent and the …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2013
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Nokia axes 300 IT bods, outsources 820 to Tata, HCL

Nokia will outsource 820 IT staff and make 300 more redundant, leaving a skeleton IT operation at the troubled phone maker. Up to 560 staff will transfer to Tata Consultancy Services and 260 to HCL Technologies, both of which are headquartered in India. Nokia says it has a relationship with the pair. Only small teams will …
Team Register, 17 Jan 2013
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Speaking in Tech: Why EMC is like a club, geek gifts and more

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Welcome to our first enterprise and consumer tech cast of the year. Join your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela along with repeat offender Chad Sakac, senior veep of Global Systems Engineering at EMC, as they discuss the hiring culture at EMC, what they got …
Team Register, 16 Jan 2013
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Speaking in Tech: It's not a CLOUD fail, it's a cloud FIRM fail

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Pop on your headphones: Greg Knieriemen and co-host Ed Saipetch are back with another enterprise tech-cast and this week they've bagged a very special guest in the form of George Reese, co-founder and CTO of enStratus. It's fair to say he knows a little bit about cloud …
Team Register, 09 Jan 2013
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Steve Bong's 3D printing special Xmas showcase

2012 has been the year of 3D printing. It's what happens "when DIY meets Web 2.0", says Chris Anderson - and it's going to be the next industrial revolution - the biggest disruption since the last big disruption, only bigger. We're as amazed as you are by the quality of today's additive printing technologies. So here's a …
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Speaking in Tech: Like Kinect - only a THOUSAND times better

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week is our year-end podcast spectacular... Your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela review the year in tech and chuck in some predictions for next year. They also have a chat with very special guests Brad O’Neill, CEO of TechValidate Software, and Peter …
Team Register, 19 Dec 2012
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WIN! A Viewsonic Pro9000 HD projector worth £1600

WIN! A Viewsonic Pro9000 HD projector featuring the latest LED lamp tech that's cool running, energy saving and outlasts them all. ViewSonic has given us one of its first to market, state-of-the-art laser hybrid LED projectors for you to win. Simply answer the three questions below, and if you're looking for clues, check out …
Team Register, 17 Dec 2012
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Speaking in Tech: The day Dell's server guys said 'Cloud is bulls**t'

speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Live from Austin, it's an enterprise and consumer tech cast with some of the biggest brains in the cloudy business. Weirding you out today are humble hosts Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed and Sarah take over the podcast live at Dell World 2012 while Greg Knieriemen …
Team Register, 12 Dec 2012