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Don’t fear the software shopkeeper: T&Cs banning bad reviews aren’t legal in America

DerbyCon Security vendors are inserting language into their products' terms and conditions that attempt to silence critics, folks attending this year's DerbyCon conference were told on Friday. More and more infosec software makers now include legal language in their T&Cs insisting that their products cannot be tested for usefulness if …
Iain Thomson, 22 Sep 2017
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Ring Roads, After the Crash and The Age of Earthquakes: Guide to the Extreme Present

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at the latest from the publishing world with two recent French translations of best-selling books from Patrick Modiano and Michel Bussi. We've also a curious comment on our life and times by Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar that could well find its way into hipsters' pockets …
Mark Diston, 21 Mar 2015

Yelp continues Euro gobble campaign with French Cityvox

Just days after acquiring a German review site, Yelp announced on Tuesday that it has taken over Cityvox in France. It’s a clear sign that the company means business in Europe. Financial details of the deal to buy Cityvox, a subsidiary of Orange, were not released. The website publishes restaurant reviews from across all of …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Oct 2014
The Sting

Firms fined $350,000 after yogurt sting uncovers review rigging

A year-long investigation by New York prosecutors has found 19 local businesses guilty of faking reviews on sites such as Google and Yelp, a practice that has now earned them over $350,000 in fines and penalties. As part of "Operation Clean Turf," investigators from the office of the New York Attorney General posed as yogurt …
Iain Thomson, 24 Sep 2013
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Olympic Wenlock plod cops condemnation from Amazon wags

The Amazon armchair critics are out in force to administer a righteous shoeing to the policeman figurine of Olympic mascot Wenlock, which is tasked with "the important job of protecting you on your journey to the London 2012 Games". The blurb for this rather sinister-looking piece of merchandising suggests: "Take this figurine …
Lester Haines, 30 May 2012
The Register breaking news

Syrian secret police endorse male hair remover

The excessively hirsute among you looking to derug yourselves are pointed in the direction of Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme, which is attracting some enthusiastic reviews down at Amazon. You are, however, advised to read the instructions before applying, especially the bit about the gel not being suitable for "intimate …
Lester Haines, 4 May 2012

Price-comparison site: OCZ reviews 'questionable'

Austrian price comparison site Geizhals has flagged up reviews of OCZ's flash products on its site as suspicious. Geizhals said there had been a sudden positive spike in the reviews of OCZ's flash products. Geizhals manager Yannikos Marinos told Heise Online (German, auto-translated to English) that 55 products had been given …
Chris Mellor, 28 Feb 2012
Samsung BD-D8900

Samsung BD-D8900 Blu-ray player and DVR combo

Review On the face of it, Samsung's BD-D8900 seems to be the ideal convergence product that will allow you to get rid of the stack of boxes that hide under your TV. Not only does this deck act as a 3D-compatible Blu-ray player, but it also has an integrated twin tuner Freeview HD DVR, along with support for Samsung's Smart Hub internet …
Popcorn Hour PopBox

PopBox 3D set-top media player

Review Now that playing digital files from USB keys, or streaming them over a network, is a feature built into many TVs and almost every new gadget that plugs into one, it's inevitable that standalone players will become cheaper. The PopBox sits at the bottom of Syabas Technology’s Popcorn Hour range of media players. Popcorn Hour …
Ian Calcutt, 28 Jun 2011
iLuv Triple USB

iLuv International Triple USB AC Charger

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Tony Smith, 15 Jun 2011
Griffin Window Mount

Griffin Window Mount in-car phone holder

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Tony Smith, 9 Jun 2011
Belkin Pleat Sleeve

Belkin Pleat Sleeve for Kindle

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Tony Smith, 8 Jun 2011
Griffin Cabinet Mount

Griffin Cabinet Mount for iPad

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Tony Smith, 7 Jun 2011
Speck SeeThru

Speck SeeThru MacBook Air cover

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Tony Smith, 6 Jun 2011
Belkin eBook Light

Belkin eBook Light

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Tony Smith, 3 Jun 2011
CaseBuddy dock

CaseBuddy case-friendly iPhone dock

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Tony Smith, 2 Jun 2011
Speck ToughSkin

Speck ToughSkin iPhone 4 case

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Tony Smith, 1 Jun 2011
DPS-1000

Digital Stream DPS-1000 BBC iPlayer set-top box

Review It won't be long before all HDTVs incorporate BBC iPlayer, video-on-demand services like Lovefilm and Blinkbox, and the playback of content stored on USB- or local network-connected drives. Digital Stream DPS-1000 Digital Stream's DPS-1000: iPlayer inside Heck, most sets from major brands released in the last year or two …
Tony Smith, 24 May 2011

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