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Turkish hacker pleads guilty to $55m maniac global ATM heist

The hacker behind an attack on the US banking sector that caused $55m in damages has pleaded guilty – and faces more than 57 years in prison. Turkish citizen Ercan Findikoglu, 34, admitted his role in an international syndicate including charges of computer intrusion conspiracy, bank fraud, and effecting transactions using …
Darren Pauli, 03 Mar 2016
The Tramp: Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance

Silence is golden: Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp is 100 today

Feature It’s 100 years to the day since Charlie Chaplin’s film The Tramp was released – the movie that, more than any other, projected silent comedy to new artistic and commercial heights. The Tramp: Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance The Tramp: Chaplin's character is momentarily tempted to steal money from the farm girl (Edna …
Phil Strongman, 11 Apr 2015
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New York invites designers to invent Future of Phone Booths

The Mayor of New York has kicked off a competition for those with ideas on the future of the city's 11,000 phone boxes, with a view to deploying something new when the existing contract runs out in 2014. The Mayor is looking for something interesting, and something which will help New Yorkers communicate, especially in an …
Bill Ray, 10 Dec 2012

Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for her

Product round-up Reg Hardware Sex Week It's that time of year again, when chocolate manufacturers rub their hands with joy and florists dream of blooming profits. Yes, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Of course, those of you with girlfriends who appreciate originality, will know the traditional catalogue of Valentine's gestures …
Caleb Cox, 11 Feb 2012
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Android malware attacks show perils of Google openness

This week's discovery of malware that hijacked tens of thousands of Android cellphones shows the pitfalls of Google's decision to make the operating system the Wikipedia of mobile platforms that offers apps written by virtually anyone. A couple years ago, the choice helped the OS gain traction against Apple's more entrenched …
Dan Goodin, 04 Mar 2011
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Lonely Planet augments muggers' earnings

Lonely Planet's latest Compass Guides offer Android handset-packing city visitors an augmented version of reality, if they aren't busy finding the perfect geek destination at FourEyesUp. Anyone planning a late summer trip might like to take a look at that new service, which promises to provide details of educational sites …
Bill Ray, 05 Aug 2010
Pirates ahoy!

BSA: Software piracy's 'tragic' impact on US society

The Business Software Alliance claimed yesterday that software piracy in the US is costing the industry $11.4bn and local government $1.7bn in lost taxes. The software multinational lobbying group reckoned that although four out of five pieces of software is legally bought in the US the remaining counterfeit material results …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2008

GTA IV PS3 fights off resolution woes in the UK

Gamers from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 camps rejoiced when it was confirmed that Grand Theft Auto IV would be available on both consoles. But fans have begun complaining that the game’s resolution on the PS3 is lower than it is the Xbox 360. It’s been claimed that GTA IV runs at a resolution of 630p (1120 x 630) on the PS3, …
James Sherwood, 01 May 2008

Wireless wonks celebrate 35th anniversary of first cell call

CTIA Wireless April 3 marks the 35th anniversary of the world’s first cellular phone call, and to celebrate, former NFL hero Steve Largent has presented a priapic monolith to the man who made that call back in the spring of 1973. Largent is now the president and CEO of the CTIA wireless association, and this morning, at the association's …
Cade Metz, 02 Apr 2008
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Evangelical apocalyptic schlockfest 'snoops' on gamers

Watchers of right-wing Christian groups in the States say a new apocalyptic videogame released by cultish Revelations-based fiction series Left Behind is riddled with spyware. Developers have incorporated software from an Israeli firm called Double Fusion. It incorporates video advertising and product placement into the game, …
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Nissan and MS team on 'URGE to sit on your rear' concept car

Nissan and Microsoft have partnered to show that they can deliver as much impotent grandeur as any other auto/software maker duo. The vendors this week announced that they will unveil the first "fully integrated gaming system within a vehicle." At this point, you're probably thinking, "Come on, we've all seen a Playstation …
Ashlee Vance, 28 Dec 2005
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Bill Gates now Sir Bill Gates: official

Our artist's impression of how we believe Sir Bill may appear today Microsoft employees take note: philanthropic rich bloke Bill Gates should now be formally addressed as Bill Gates KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) - following a quick tap on the shoulder from Her Imperial Majestyness Liz …
Lester Haines, 02 Mar 2005