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Chip makers shine up wafers and foils for 25th Hot Chips jamboree

It is almost that time of the year again, when the chipheads of the world converge on Stanford University for the 25th Hot Chips symposium and do a little silicon show and tell. A number of shiny new processors are going to be discussed for the first time at the event, which runs from August 25 through 27, which will also have …

Irish plod biro outrage invites Limerick Limerick challenge

Our piece yesterday on the Irish judge who got a tad shirty about a certain Limerick cop shop's lack of biros prompted a less than expected level of lyricism from our beloved commentards. Surely, if there were ever an occasion to lovingly craft a snappy Limerick, this was it, so we're disappointed to report that just two readers …
Lester Haines, 11 Mar 2014

Acer cozies up to Google with new 'droid PCs and fondleslab, Chromebook

Acer might traditionally be a Microsoft client, but the OEM is using next week's CES to display a much deeper relationship with Google, sticking the Chocolate Factory's Android operating system on two new all-in-one desktop PCs and a new tablet, and adding another Chromebook to its lineup. The all-in-one systems can be used as …
Iain Thomson, 03 Jan 2014
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When big biz is forced to compete: Now Microsoft latest to cut cloud prices

Microsoft will cut its Azure cloud prices after Amazon slashed its AWS prices in response to Google's cloud price cut. Redmond announced on Monday that it would lower its prices for cloud services between 27 and 65 percent on the April 3 in response to a wave of reductions that washed through the cloud industry after Google …
Jack Clark, 31 Mar 2014
Sergy Brin meets Snowden

'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

Two days after NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed the latest TED technology jamboree in robot form, the US intelligence agency has also made an appearance – with deputy director Richard Ledgett dialing in by video link. Ledgett said the NSA's core problem was that it was lousy at PR, rather than that it was invading innocent …
Iain Thomson, 20 Mar 2014

Hello Moto: Lenovo grabs Motorola biz for $3bn. But Google's KEEPING the patents

Lenovo has signed a deal to buy the loss-making Motorola Mobility smartphone manufacturer for $2.91bn, but a switched-on Google is keeping the patents owned by the firm it gobbled two years ago for $12.5bn. "The acquisition of such an iconic brand, innovative product portfolio and incredibly talented global team will immediately …
Iain Thomson, 29 Jan 2014

vBulletin.com's password database hack gives forum admins the jitters

Forumware giant vBulletin.com has admitted that it's been turned over by hackers who made off with customer user IDs and encrypted passwords. vBulletin said it was resetting account passwords in response the the breach, which it blamed on a series of "sophisticated attacks": Very recently, our security team discovered …
John Leyden, 18 Nov 2013

Box morphs into Google Docs competitor

Document management startup Box has added a collaborative document editing technology to its product suite, taking on Microsoft's Office 365, Google Docs, and others. The "Box Notes" product was announced by the company before dawn on Monday, just in advance of its document-sharing jamboree that BoxWorks kicked off in San …
Jack Clark, 16 Sep 2013
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Sainsbury's and HP buddy up on recycling jamboree

HP and supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are asking Londoners to recycle IT kit they no longer use. Both firms want people to bring neglected desktops, laptops, fax machines, scanners and printers to Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store in Vauxhall, London this Saturday (6 September) between 11am and 4pm for recycling purposes. HP said it …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Sep 2008
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Microsoft squashes 9 bugs with Patch Tuesday fixes

Microsoft has issued nine patches for vulnerabilities in its software on the computer-murk jamboree day that is Patch Tuesday. The updates plug two "critical" vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Windows that allow for remote code execution, and seven "important" vulns that allow for privilege escalation, denial of service …
Jack Clark, 09 Apr 2013
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Boy Scouts get Game Design badge

The Boy Scouts of America have created a merit badge in Game Design. Unveiled at tech-and-culture-fest SXSW, the badge's premise appears to be that playing a game can be just as challenging as traditional scouting activities like camping and hiking. Playing games of all sorts, the Scouts say, “... challenges us to overcome long …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Mar 2013
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Google platform cloud now takes PHP apps

Google is adding PHP to Google App Engine as the company tries to appeal to developers of the widely-used language. The addition was announced on Wednesday at Google's developer jamboree Google I/O. It means GAE now supports three widely used web languages – Python, Java, and PHP – and Go, a Google-sponsored language designed …
Jack Clark, 15 May 2013

Microsoft breaks bug-bounty virginity in $100,000 contest

Microsoft is breaking its long-standing tradition of not paying for security vulnerabilities by offering a $100,000 cash prize for the first penetration tester to crack Windows 8.1 and a $50,000 bonus to explain how they did it. At this year's Black Hat USA conference – held at the end of July in the sweaty hell that is Las …
Iain Thomson, 19 Jun 2013
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AMD's SeaMicro: 'We're the mystery vendor behind Verizon's cloud'

Verizon's ambitious new cloud services sit on an undisclosed number of 512-core SeaMicro appliances from AMD, casting doubt on the conventional belief that clouds can only be made of pizzabox servers provided by low-cost suppliers. AMD announced the collaboration on the SM15000 appliances on Monday, and the partnership …
Jack Clark, 07 Oct 2013
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Vista launch jamboree leaves PC World with indigestion

Microsoft’s damp squib launch of Vista has left PC World with an over-stock headache, parent DSGi confirmed today. The electronics retail giant, in its interim management statement, reported overall revenues up 11 per cent for the 16 weeks ending August 18, or 6 per cent on a like for like basis. Sales at its computing …
Joe Fay, 30 Aug 2007
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Orange pulls out of women's Fiction

The Orange Prize for Fiction, awarded annually to the best English-language novel from a female human author, will henceforth be known as the "Prize for Fiction" as Orange is taking its money elsewhere. Orange will pay for this year's jamboree, which comes to a head next week, but after that the organisers will have to find …
Bill Ray, 22 May 2012
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SAP smashes HANA forecasts, adds big iron benchmark

Next week will see the one year anniversary of SAP's launch of HANA in-memory database processing, and the company is preparing to push the boat out in the wake of better than expected sales. SAP forecast $100m in revenues from HANA, but doubled that to over $200m and has signed up over 64,000 end users with 354 customers, over …
Iain Thomson, 13 Jun 2012
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HP writes big fat cheque for 'Print 2.0' ad jamboree

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is bigging up its web-based printer offerings in a pricey $300m marketing campaign. The printing giant said that the campaign, which kicks off today and will be shown across traditional media, outdoor ads and online content, will promote HP's so-called "Print 2.0" strategy which was first announced in May …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Aug 2007

So much noise on WinMob, but Microsoft's silent on lovely WinPhone

I came to Barcelona to take the pulse of Windows Phone - which I’ll confess I've grown to like quite a bit - I came away trying to make sense of the following paradox. A decade ago, and for some years either side, Microsoft had a terrible mobile device platform but noisily insisted it would succeed. Perhaps because it was …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Feb 2013
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Windows is the OS of the cloud, says Microsoft

Redmond has opened its 20th annual TechEd jamboree with a keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools Business president Satya Nadella that pitched Windows to IT managers as the best OS for building clouds. "The cloud operating system is the core capability," he said. "We wanted to make sure that we can do a great job of building it …
Iain Thomson, 11 Jun 2012

Ubuntu hoists skirt, flashes 'concept' gadget at CES

Ubuntu shop Canonical has promised to make a splash at the annual gadget jamboree, the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, next week. The Linux specialist will unveil "an exclusive Ubuntu concept design" that will be announced at show. The minimal reveal, announced here, will accompany the display of the latest …
Gavin Clarke, 04 Jan 2012
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Google Maps adds aircraft, tricycles and skiers to cover all bases

Google has been singing the praises of its mapping projects, outlining plans for a fleet of aircraft to provide 3D city modeling, offline storage of detailed maps, using StreetView on skis and snowmobiles and the mapping national museums and monuments with backpack 360 degree cameras. The Chocolate Factory went all out to …
Iain Thomson, 06 Jun 2012
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Men at Work lose Down Under plagiarism appeal

Australia's Federal Court has rejected an appeal by EMI Music and Men at Work against a ruling that part of the 1983 hit Down Under was lifted from Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. In February last year, a Sydney court decided that a flute riff from Down Under was indeed swiped from the 1934 song written by Marion Sinclair …
Lester Haines, 31 Mar 2011
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iPad 2 sales kick off in dead of night

Yesterday, iOS 4.3. Tomorrow, iPad 2. And if you're planning a trip to Austin, Texas, to catch Bad Brains at the annual South by Southwest mega-fest, Apple will provide a "popup store" just for your iPad-purchasing pleasure. On Thursday, Apple also announced that it will begin accepting online orders at 1am Pacific Time on …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Mar 2011
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VIA roadmap and chipset jamboree

X-bit labs has posted a review of the Iwill DVD266-R mainboard, based on the VIA Apollo Pro266 chipset. The site says "the results turned out unbelievable: even Pentium 4 1.5GHz capitulated in front of dual Pentium III 1GHz on Iwill DVD266-R." The bottom line isn't a killer endorsement, but positive nonetheless. "Those who use …
Lucy Sherriff, 30 Jan 2001
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Oz school in homosexual kookaburra rumpus

An Oz primary school head is taking a bit of stick after insisting that kiddies should not follow the exact letter of Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. Garry Martin of Melbourne's Lepage Primary decided it would probably be better if nippers substituted the word "fun" for "gay" in the famous ditty, penned in 1934 by Marion …
Lester Haines, 03 Sep 2010
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Amateur balloonists hit record 40,575m above East Anglia

An Oz PhD student has pulled of a bit of a blinder by hitting 40,575 metres (133,120 ft) with a helium-filled meteorological balloon - a UK record and pretty close to the all-time international amateur altitude maximum. University of Adelaide electronic engineering alumnus Mark Jessop normally does his High Altitude Ballooning ( …
Lester Haines, 23 Aug 2011
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Men at Work swiped Down Under riff

Australian band Men at Work could be substantially out of pocket after Sydney federal court ruled that the flute riff from Down Under was ripped off from Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. The latter was penned in 1934 by Marion Sinclair for a Girl Guides Jamboree, and "has since been sung by generations of Australian …
Lester Haines, 04 Feb 2010
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Nokia's anti-capitalist RPG heads for console

"Conspiracy for Good", Nokia's live-action role-playing, crusty activist fantasy, may be heading for your living room - according to one of the executives involved. Speaking at the MIPCOM games conference, Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of the Opportunity Management Company, told attendees that "we're moving on now to a television series …
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Oct 2010
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Men at Work appeal Down Under plagiarism ruling

EMI Music has lodged an appeal against the ruling that the flute riff in Down Under by Oz band Men at Work was plagiarised from Lucky Country kids' favourite Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. A Sydney court earlier this month ruled in favour of Kookaburra copyright holder Larrikin Music, decreeing the offending flute part was …
Lester Haines, 25 Feb 2010
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Apple flooded by Japanese iPod battery swaps

In the three weeks following its offer to replace the batteries in overheating first-generation iPod nanos, Apple Japan swapped out a total of 4,994 suspect cells. Apple made the offer in early August under pressure from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which had previously asked Apple for more …
Rik Myslewski, 08 Sep 2010
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Meat Loaf gets Q gong

Grunting calorie-fan Meat Loaf is to be lauded for the 47,000th time for his 31-year-old song Bat Out Of Hell, saith the Beeb. The voluminous ditty, which goes on and on and on for just a whisker under ten minutes and is roughly a fifth as good as Bohemian Rhapsody, has been praised to the heavens for years on end but apparently …
Sarah Bee, 30 Sep 2008
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LG 42 LW650T 42in passive 3D TV

When LG threw its weight behind passive 3D at this year’s CES, shockwaves rippled around the TV market. The brand used the show to rail against the dangers of Active Shutter 3D technology, enraging its rivals who cried foul. LG 42 LW650T Passive aggressive: LG's 42 LW650T Suddenly the consumer electronics industry found …
Steve May, 14 May 2011
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Microsoft, HP shower shareholders with buyback cash

Microsoft is trying to put a floor under its share price in a tumbling stock market by launching the biggest share buyback program in history. The software vendor announced the $40bn (sort of) jamboree for shareholders yesterday, as HP declared it too would open up the coffers and buy back shares to the tune of $8bn. Microsoft …
Joe Fay, 23 Sep 2008
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Gadget Show competition spews text spam

Gadget Show viewers were bombarded with text messages costing £1.50 each this week as the Five show's competition system went berserk. One Reg reader received 39 replies after entering the competiton, at a total cost of £58.50. A Five spokeswoman said prize draw entrants affected by the snafu would get their money back and will …
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Microsoft stalks, poaches Apple retail staff

Microsoft is clearly not content with simply apeing Apple’s razzle-dazzle retail stores - it’s reportedly now trying to poach some of the iPod maker’s staff, too. According to the Loop, Redmond has got in touch with several of Apple’s retail bosses in an effort to woo them over to Microsoft’s forthcoming retail stores, which as …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Sep 2009
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HP, Microsoft hook up to snare SMBs

Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have inked a multi-million-dollar partnership to dish up integrated unified communications and collaboration software over the next four years. The tie-up was announced today at Interop Las Vegas 2009. Both tech giants plan to shell out $180m in product development, professional services and joint …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 May 2009
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High Zune: MS loads up for the CES shootout

What better venue than Las Vegas, America's playground, for the annual multi-billion dollar gadgets and entertainment jamboree that is the Consumer Electronics Show? Among this year's players Microsoft, entering the arena surrounded by a cloud of rumor over the potential for an iPhone-killing, Zune-based, Redmond mobile phone …
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Symantec gobbles up Vontu

Software security vendor Symantec is to snap up data loss prevention (DLP) firm Vontu for $350m in a combined cash and options deal. It's the latest in a number of recent acquisitions in the DLP market, with EMC and Websense already having dipped their toes into that sector as businesses increasingly look for ways of preventing …
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Nov 2007
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Microsoft gives Windows Live launch a Web 2.0 scrub-up

Microsoft is giving its Windows Live services a social networking makeover in the hope of being a contender in the ulcerative Web 2.0 world. The firm gave its somewhat unwieldy Windows Live services the red carpet treatment late yesterday, placing a big emphasis on how it plans to make its online offerings more “in sync” with …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Nov 2008
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HP sets sights on more - and bigger - buys

HP might have bought a bunch of software firms in the last year, but it's got no intention of stopping. Speaking in Barcelona at HP's software jamboree "Software Universe", vice president Tom Hogan said organic growth was not enough for the company and purchases were likely to be big rather than small. "If we are looking for …
John Oates, 30 Nov 2007

VMware rains hardware deals on Microsoft's parade

VMware today inked a quartet of software deals with server giants Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Fujitsu Siemens. The agreements will infuriate Microsoft which is struggling to get its own virtualisation offering onto the market. VMware said that, under the agreement – financial terms of which remain secret – its ESX 3i …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Feb 2008
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Microsoft bids $1.23bn for Norwegian search firm

Microsoft is to acquire Norwegian business search engine company Fast Search and Transfer for 6.6bn kroner ($1.23bn). The software giant said it would pay 19 Norwegian kroner a share for the Oslo-based firm, which represents a 42 per cent premium to the closing share price on 4 January, the day before Microsoft stepped in with …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jan 2008
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FOSS vendors lick chops over ConLib IT plans

In the run-up to the General Election both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats made positive noises about open source software in their respective manifestos. But now that a coalition government has been formed out of those blue and yellow political camps, will both parties actually stick to the Tories’ pledge of …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 May 2010
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Microsoft to talk Sun-cloud interoperability

Microsoft is making its debut at Sun Microsystems' annual Java jamboree in what's looking like a mission of mutual support. The company will use its first ever JavaOne keynote speech Thursday to talk about the ability to use open-source infrastructure components built by Sun with Microsoft's nascent Azure cloud. Microsoft's come …
Gavin Clarke, 01 Jun 2009
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Queen's Speech hits YouTube

She may be an octogenarian but Queen Elizabeth has joined the Web 2.0 jamboree just in time for Christmas. The 81-year-old monarch, who annually delivers a televised Christmas day message to her subjects, will this year also see her festive chinwag posted to video sharing website YouTube. Last year's message from the Queen was …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Dec 2007
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World IT jamboree in Taipei a wossat

The World Conference on IT, a two yearly event, opened last Sunday night in Taiwan to dragon dancers, drummers, wicker baskets and rain that drenched anyone that peeked out of the all-over thunderstorm prophylactics supplied by the organisers. While it was undoubtedly a coup for this little island to drag together Bill Gates, …
Mike Magee, 16 Jun 2000
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Validus backers banking on swing to DC

Validus Systems said yesterday that it will throw a large wad of cash at developing data centre power infrastructure that uses direct current (DC) in the hope of lowering power consumption. It said in a statement that it had raised $10m from Oak Hill Venture Partners, and expects to begin punting its DC technology in late …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Dec 2007
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Brussels mandates Energy Star for green procurement

The European Council yesterday laid down new regulations for implementing strict energy efficiency rules for government authorities EU-wide. It said that under the new scheme, EU institutions and central member state bodies are now expected to use energy saving criteria, based on its Energy Star programme, when buying office …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2007
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Giddens, Lawson argue quite sensibly on climate change

It's rare for a climate debate not to descend into acrimony, but I attended one last week that didn't. This one pitted against each other the sociologist and New Labour philosopher king Anthony 'Third Way' Giddens, former director of the London School of Economics, and former Chancellor Lord Nigel Lawson. Giddens was speaking …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Jun 2010