Articles about 4 September

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IT consultant gets 4 years' porridge for tax fraud

An IT consultant has been jailed for four years after lying about his income to avoid paying £170,000 in tax. Hamauon Khan, 46, also known as Billy Khan and Billy Love, was sentenced after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation proved he had failed to declare his earnings. Khan had claimed he was unemployed for at …
Kat Hall, 27 Jun 2016

Science Museum trumpets Da Vinci expo

London's Science Museum is trumpeting its forthcoming exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, which opens its doors on 10 February next year. A view of the da Vinci exhibition Right now and for £10 (£7 concessions), you can grab a ticket for the "visually stunning" extravaganza which "highlights the immense …
Lester Haines, 24 Nov 2015

Record-breaking cosmonaut comes back down to Earth

International Space Station Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka is due to depart the orbiting outpost tomorrow, when he'll have clocked up a record total of 879 days in space. Padalka aboard the ISS. Pic: NASA Record-breaking Padalka aboard the ISS. Pic credit: NASA The 57-year-old Russian will be accompanied in the …
Lester Haines, 10 Sep 2015
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Microsoft's 'successful' Nokia slurp kills off Lumia photo apps

The debacle that was Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business continues to unravel, with Redmond turning the end-of-life gun on a bunch of Lumia applications. In the kind of announcement that could have been put together by the marketing division of Sirius Cybernetics, Microsoft cheerily told the world that it …
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: 4K-positive fun for ... vloggers?!

First Look It's only a few months since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, its latest attempts to make some money out of Android. They're pretty decent phones, as we concluded in our in-depth review. S6 edge and edge+ It seems barely larger than the S6 Edge (left), but the Edge+ (right) packs in a 5.7 inch screen On Thursday …
Nigel Whitfield, 14 Aug 2015

Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches

Virgin Media has been battling another round of YouTube buffering glitches on its cable network. Register reader Michelle D’israeli flagged up the latest technical cockup with Google's video-sharing service. She told us that problems first appeared last Thursday (4 September). Subscribers moaned about YouTube being crippled …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Sep 2014
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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

Vid Video of Dyson's new hoover, sucking away. Dyson is trying out the Apple school of marketing with a teaser video for its newest product, due out on 4 September. The vacuum cleaner and fan manufacturer has popped a 26-second short on its YouTube account that appears to be shot from a camera mounted on the new piece of tech. …

IT bloke denies trying to shag sheep outside football ground

An IT worker has appeared in court accused of trying to have sex with a sheep outside football club Tottenham Hotspur's training ground in North London. Paul Lovell, of Magpie Close, Enfield, North London, faces a charge of indecent exposure under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 as well as a further charge of outraging public …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Sep 2013
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Yahoo! announces! plan! to! change! logo! 30! times! this! month!

Web portal, search and ads firm Yahoo! is set to change its logo no fewer than 30 times over the next month. If anyone is worried about the possible loss of Yahoo!'s "fun, vibrant and welcoming" image, the firm announced it will be "keeping the colour purple". And yes, the exclamation mark is here to stay. Over the next 30 …
Jasper Hamill, 07 Aug 2013

Capita ITS ditches UK job cuts, offshoring dream

Capita IT Services has finally shelved its plans to offshore jobs and make compulsory redundancies in 2013. In August just 84 unionised workers at the reseller-cum-integrator threatened industrial action over moves to send part of the service desk to India and push through job cuts across the wider organisation. Then last …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2012
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Facebook's new app bazaar 'violates' punters' privacy – lobbyists

Facebook stands accused by a consumer lobby group of breaching Germany's privacy laws with the recent launch of its App Center. The dominant social network has been threatened with possible legal action if it fails to respond to the Federation of German Consumer Organizations within the next seven days. The lobby group …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Aug 2012

City strokes modest firms, promises to spend a few million on IT

Bristol City Council has announced changes to its ICT strategy aimed at ensuring that within the next three years 25 per cent of its annual technology budget will be spent with local SMEs. The council is planning a "more flexible approach" towards the procurement of ICT goods and services on which it spends about £25m each …
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DNS hijack hits The Register: All well

Update On early Sunday evening, UK time, The DNS records of many websites, including those of The Register and The Telegraph, were hijacked and redirected to a third party webpage controlled by Turkish hackers. The Register's website was not breached. And as far as we can tell there was no attempt to penetrate our systems. But we shut …
Drew Cullen, 05 Sep 2011
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US Special Ops robot whispercopter crashes in Belize

Tests by the US special forces of a radical, new-technology robot helicopter equipped with a radar intended to penetrate jungle canopies from above, have been terminated after a trials aircraft crashed in Belize. The A160T unmanned helicopter equipped with FORESTER radar. Credit: Boeing If the imperial stormtroopers had had …
Lewis Page, 13 Sep 2010
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News archives can lose libel protection as stories change

A newspaper which continued to publish a defamatory article on its website after its subject was cleared in an investigation lost its right to claim a special journalistic defence against libel, the High Court has said. The ruling makes it clear that while responsible journalism is given some libel protection, that protection …
OUT-LAW.COM, 20 Oct 2009

Dell Perot deal sparks insider dealing charges

A Texas man has been charged with insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for trousering $8.64m of illegal profit, following Dell’s proposed acquisition of services firm Perot Systems. A complaint was filed with the federal court in Dallas yesterday that alleged Reza Saleh, 53, of Richardson, Texas, bought …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Sep 2009
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Germany says 'nein' to Google book deal

The German government has come out in opposition to Google's recent book settlement, declaring it would “irrevocably alter the landscape of international copyright law.” Court papers filed in New York yesterday said the deal “runs afoul of the applicable German national laws, as well as European public initiatives to create …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Sep 2009
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Zune exec bails ahead of player's upcoming HD launch

Microsoft’s Zune general marketing manager has quit the firm. Chris Stephenson is understood to be leaving the software giant to join Universal Music Group. According to the Wall Street Journal, Stephenson has turned his back on MS, whose Zune execs are undergoing a tough time following an appalling 54 per cent drop in sales …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Aug 2009
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Australian police charge banking Trojan suspect

Australian police have charged an as yet unnamed 20 year-old man on suspicion of creating a banking Trojan that infected an estimated 3,000 computers worldwide, as well as building up a 74,000 strong botnet of compromised machines. The name of the suspect will not be revealed until he faces magistrates in Adelaide, South …
John Leyden, 13 Aug 2009

Nortel gets the nod for enterprise networking sale

The Canadian and US bankruptcy courts have approved the auction process to sell off Nortel's enterprise networking division. The green light offers some hope for Nortel staff and customers. It means stalking horse Avaya will pay $475m if no other bids appear. Interested parties have until 4 September to get their bids in. …
John Oates, 05 Aug 2009
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Justice Dept to take long hard look at Google Book deal

Google is facing an investigation by the US Justice Department, after signing a controversial deal with the Author's Guild, which will see it censoring books included in its digital archive in the same way it censors videos on YouTube. The details of the agreement reached with publishers gives Google monoploy rights on …
John Oates, 29 Apr 2009
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Remote access tech nabs smut-fan laptop theft suspect

A US victim of a laptop theft was able to recover his laptop after using remote access software to log in and monitor what the thief was doing. A thief pinched Jose Caceres's laptop on 4 September after he left it on top of his car roof while carrying goods into his home in White Plains, a town in New York state about 40km from …
John Leyden, 02 Oct 2008

Blazing Vaios: Sony's hot-tops hit the UK, too

Sony secretly wrote to its UK channel partners earlier this week warning them that the company planned to recall some Vaio TZ-series laptops, The Register has learned. The firm, which was forced to recall 440,000 Vaio notebooks worldwide because of wiring faults that could cause overheating, asked its Blighty resellers to “ …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Sep 2008
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Jeery Jerry loves Vista, y'know

Microsoft has called on American comedian Jerry Seinfeld to big up Vista in its next Windows ad campaign. The software giant is keeping quiet on the details, even though world+dog have nicely spun out the firm’s plans over the past 24 hours. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is spending $300m on the ad crusade …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Aug 2008
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Restored Dam Busters fly again

Film buffs across the UK will next week be able to enjoy a big-screen outing for a digitally restored version of classic 1954 movie The Dam Busters. According to the Telegraph, technicians spent over two months down at Pinewood Film Studios "cleaning and enhancing" the original neg, using specialist kit to "correct flaws, …
Lester Haines, 28 Aug 2007
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UK IP office offers trade mark guidance

The UK Intellectual Property Office will be offering advice and practical help on forthcoming changes to the Trade Marks Act in a series of events being held around the country in September. The reforms take effect on 1 October 2007 and reduce the number of cases in which the Trade Marks Registry will oppose a trade mark …
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 Aug 2007
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Recycle your IT waste for cash

A new recycling scheme has been launched that claims to be both ethical and a potential money-spinner. The Recycling Factory (TRF) hopes to help change the way inkjet cartridges, toners, and mobile phones are disposed of by offering payments for any products it can re-use and in turn "reduce the harmful landfill burden on our …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 Oct 2006
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HM Treasury unplugged - Government's IT late list

Analysis The Conservatives have helped expose, again, the systemic failure of Government IT projects with a seemingly trivial parliamentary question about costs and timescales at HM Treasury. A written answer extracted by Theresa Villiers, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, discovered that IT projects were running a total of 17 …
Mark Ballard, 14 Oct 2006

O2 eyes Ice to drive consumer 3G demand

Updated O2 is believed to be gearing up to launch Ice, a consumer-friendly 3G phone, with a view to shipping the handset early next month. What little we've been able to glean about the device's specifications point to a basic candybar handset with a front-mounted camera for video calling and a 1.3 megapixel job for standard shots. …
Hard Reg, 16 Aug 2006

Dixons upbeat on trading

Dixons Stores Group sales for the 18 weeks to 4 September 2004 were eight per cent up on the same period last year and five per cent up on a like-for-like basis. UK sales were up nine per cent or seven per cent like-for-like. Currys and PC World both performed well. But gross margin at the the UK's biggest electrical retailer, …
John Oates, 08 Sep 2004
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Eidos reverses profit warning

Games publisher Eidos has said that the problems it had getting Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness out before the end of its previous financial year won't affect the company's performance after all. This after making such a song and dance over the fact that it would. But then the news does appear to be being used to mask tough …
Tony Smith, 30 Jul 2003
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Tomb Raider developer chief quits Eidos board

Games publisher Eidos today announced the immediate departure of Jeremy Heath-Smith from the company's board. Heath-Smith has also stepped down from Core Design's board. Core Design developed the Tomb Raider series of games, which were published by Eidos. Heath-Smith's role as both Eidos' Global Head of Development and Core's …
Tony Smith, 15 Jul 2003
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Eidos issues profit warning

Game publisher Eidos has been forced to hold back the European release of the next game in the hugely popular Tomb Raider series, Angel of Darkness. The news has prompted a ten per cent drop in the company's share price. Gamers are unlikely to be too miffed that the game will ship a week late, taking it into July rather than …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2003
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WIPOUT names essay winners

Today is World Intellectual Property day; so how appropriate for WIPOUT to announce the 11 winners of its international intellectual property counter-essay contest. The Register is, we seem to recall, a sponsor in a very small way, of this contest, so clearly we think it's worth a story. And considering the provenance of WIPOUT …
Drew Cullen, 26 Apr 2002
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Aussie watchdog slams Telstra ADSL roll-out

Australian telecoms watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a competition notice against the incumbent telco Telstra, accusing it of anti-competitive activities with the roll-out of ADSL Internet connections. Quoting the Trade Practices Act, the ACCC says that Telstra's system of …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Sep 2001
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ICANN: The bickering begins

ICANN meeting Here is part three of our exclusive diary from Andy Duff - director of policy and marketing at - and his insider's view of the ICANN conference currently taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. In this instalment, Andy gives us an interesting insight into the way in-built inertia helps big business to decide which way the …
Kieren McCarthy, 08 Sep 2001
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Infineon out to block all Rambus action against it

Infineon is seeking protection from future legal action that might be launched by Rambus alleging violation of the memory designer's DDR SDRAM patents. The German memory maker last week heard that it is safe from such action centring on Rambus' single data rate SDRAM patents. US District Judge Robert Payne ruled that Rambus can …
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2001
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Dixons announces Kalms' replacement

Dixons today said Sir John Collins would be its next chairman, replacing Sir Stanley Kalms next year. Collins, currently CEO of Vestey Group, will be appointed Dixons deputy chairman on 4 September. He is expected to become group chairman immediately after the retailer's AGM in September 2002. Prior to his seven-year stint at …
Linda Harrison, 10 Jul 2001
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Intel still stuck on the FireWire fence It's in the 1394 patent pool so why doesn't it just back the technology? Merced: what meaneth the Extensible Firmware Interface? Intel Developer Forum Or how to boot your IA-64 chip into shape Merced Tracks: Compaq's views on legacy Doesn't scale well enough Merced: the Linux track …
Team Register, 15 May 2000
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Dixons showers shareholders with special dividend

Dixons saw shares rocket today after announcing a special dividend on the strength of higher than expected overall retail sales. Shares soared 27 pence to 1,242 pence in midday trading – making Dixons the second biggest riser in the FTSE 100. Dixons chairman Sir Stanley Kalms told today’s Annual General Meeting that sales were …
Linda Harrison, 08 Sep 1999
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Schmalensee trips on DoJ banana skins

MIT economist Richard Schmalensee continued his Microsoft consultancy, answering questions from David Boies for the DoJ. His desire to please Microsoft showed all the fervour of a convert to a cause, so that he appeared to be more of a Microsoft salesman than an expert witness, abandoning any scientific rigour from his …
Graham Lea, 21 Jan 1999