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Moviestorm virtual movie studio

ReviewMoviestorm is a virtual studio that takes the DIY attitude of Machinima one step further. Machinima is centred around the concept of recording in-game footage from your favourite title, editing it to tell your particular story, and adding your own soundtrack.
Lucy Orr, 30 Dec 2010
Broken CD with wrench

Diary of a Not-spot: The readers speak

Our coverage of the struggle to connect a not-spot attracted a lot of feedback, some of it very useful, though it seems not everyone bothered to read the piece before chipping in.
Bill Ray, 30 Dec 2010

WordPress update tackles critical blogging bug

Bloggers who rely on WordPress would be well advised to take a break from seasonal festivities in order to plug a serious security flaw in the software.
John Leyden, 30 Dec 2010

Facebook bigger than Jesus online in 2010

The first rule of Facebook is that you always talk about Facebook, at least that is according to stats released by Experian Hitwise that show that Mark Zuckerberg's social network was the most searched for term online in 2010.
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Dec 2010

Skype offers iPhone video calls over 3G

Skype has today updated its iPhone app to offer video calling over both 3G and Wi-Fi, trumping Apple's own FaceTime software.
Team Register, 30 Dec 2010

Quotes of the Year 2010

Now a firm Reg tradition, Quotes of the Year is where we round up the stupidest things we've heard all year – mix them up with the cleverest bon mots we've come across – and leave you to decide which is which. It's a shame all can't have prizes – especially repeat offenders such as Jeff Jarvis, Stephen Fry, Cory Doctorow and Eric Schmidt.
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Dec 2010

The SMS of DEATH - Can it crash your phone?

Many mainstream mobiles can be crashed after opening a maliciously constructed SMS message.
John Leyden, 30 Dec 2010

ACPO exec wants 'ugly mugs' database to protect sex workers

Society needs to be having a radical debate about the laws on prostitution – and the answer, according to Deputy Chief Constable Simon Byrne, ACPO's lead on prostitution and sexual exploitation, involves funding a national database of "ugly mugs".
Jane Fae , 30 Dec 2010

SAP to hand over multi-million dollar interest to IP victor Oracle

Oracle must be paid interest on the $1.3bn payout it received from German software maker SAP in a jury verdict in November over stolen intellectual property.
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Dec 2010
For Sale sign detail

Feds raid server farms in bid to root out PayPal DDoS perps

Federal investigators have seized servers allegedly abused to launch a denial of service attack against PayPal earlier this month.
John Leyden, 30 Dec 2010

Labour moots using speed cameras to reward law-abiding drivers

The new shadow transport minister has suggested that the country's network of average speed cameras could be used to monitor and reward careful drivers with prizes, cheaper car tax, or by deducting penalty points from their licence.
Christopher Williams, 30 Dec 2010

In-flight fight for stubborn iPhone-loving teen

A teenager who refused to turn off his iPhone during the landing of a plane got a punch from a fellow passenger for his trouble.
Team Register, 30 Dec 2010

PlayStation 3 code signing cracked

Hardware hackers claim to have uncovered the private key used by Sony to authorise code to run on PlayStation 3 systems.
John Leyden, 30 Dec 2010

Boney M frontman checks out at 61

Boney M frontman, Bobby Farrell, has died while on tour in Russia.
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Dec 2010

From Antennagate to WikiLeaks: the year in tech lunacy

In the tech world, 2010 was a year to forget. And that makes it all the more fun to remember.
Gavin Clarke, 30 Dec 2010

Skype adds video calls to iPhone app

Skype has released version 3.0 of its iPhone app, which adds video-calling capabilities to its internet-telephony tricks.
Rik Myslewski, 30 Dec 2010

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