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Choose Smarter: Ten… Class 10 SDHC Cards

Product Round-up Until the day when broadband is truly fast and all devices have wireless internet access as well as sync'n'store services such as Dropbox or Google Drive, memory cards will remain the most convenient general-purpose, pocketable storage medium. They help everyone to move documents, photos, music and videos around safely and …
Simon Crisp, 21 Jun 2012

AMD uncloaks (more) next-generation graphics cards

AMD has released a pair of new graphics cards based on its 28-nanometer "Graphics Core Next" (GCN) architecture, humbly dubbing them as being "engineered for supremacy." "The AMD Radeon HD 7800 series offers more than the just world's most advanced graphics," AMD's GPU Division headman said in a statement, "it offers the …
Rik Myslewski, 5 Mar 2012
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Public ID card support holds steady - says gov report

A majority of the public remains in support of the National Identity Scheme, according to the latest figures from the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). The latest tracking research on the scheme, carried out by Taylor Nelson Sofres and published on 22 October, shows that 60 per cent are in favour with 24 per cent against, …
Kablenet, 24 Oct 2008
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PayPal top-up card is titsup

Payments made to PayPal's top-up card on Wednesday of this week have still not appeared on account balances, and the company is unable to tell angry customers when the problem will be fixed. Several Reg readers got in touch about the problem. The PayPal card is a prepaid Visa card that can be used online or in shops. The card' …
John Oates, 10 Oct 2008

Thales wins first UK ID card contract

French defence provider Thales SA has won the first contract for the UK national ID card project. The Identity and Passport Service is paying Thales £18m over four years to design, build and test a National Identity Register to support the cards. The total cost of the project is disputed, but will run to several billion pounds …
John Oates, 1 Aug 2008
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ICO slaps TfL over Oyster data hoard

Last month Transport for London made it compulsory for children using the network to carry Oyster photocards. This has raised concerns about the amount of data the company is collecting. Parents and the Information Commissioner are not pleased with the changes. The ICO is asking TfL why it is collecting so much data on young …
John Oates, 27 Jun 2008

Government announces shortlist for ID card contracts

Updated The government released the shortlist of five possible suppliers for its delayed ID card project this morning. The five remaining bidders are IBM, Fujitsu, CSC, Thales and EDS. Originally eight companies - the above along with Accenture, BAE Systems and Steria - were listed. But Accenture, BAE Systems and Steria have all …
John Oates, 23 May 2008
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EU marks Visa's cards for anti-trust probe

The European Commission is opening formal antitrust proceedings against Visa Europe Limited in connection to how much it charges for cross-border transactions. Visa International was investigated by the Commission over multilateral interchange fees(MIF) in 2002 and exempted when Visa offered to reduce fees from 1.1 per cent to …
John Oates, 26 Mar 2008
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Gov. resists ID card scrutiny

The Office of Government Commerce has appealed against an order by the Information Tribunal that it must publish official documents that assess the justification for the government's identity card scheme. Meanwhile, speculation over Prime-Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown's support for the programme has been see-sawing for lack …
Mark Ballard, 30 May 2007
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ID scheme not failing, just shifting

The Identity and Passport Service has claimed its identity card scheme is not "out of control", as the London School of Economics claims, but is being built on "uncertain" sands. In an argument for "common sense" criticism of complex government IT projects, the IPS claimed that its cost estimates were likely to change with time …
Mark Ballard, 16 May 2007
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MPs must act on runaway ID project

The London School of Economics has called for Parliament to intervene in the government's identity card scheme to find out if it is "getting out of control". In its response to the government's six-monthly report on costs of the ID scheme, which said last week that estimates had risen by nearly £1bn since October 2006, the LSE …
Mark Ballard, 16 May 2007
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UK ID card costs climb £600m in six months

The government's cost estimate for its identity card scheme has risen at least £600m in the six months since its last disclosure. According to the May 2007 Identity Cards Scheme Cost report, at last count the project was going to cost £4.9bn between October 2006 and October 2016 (although we reported the estimate was £5.4bn). …
Mark Ballard, 10 May 2007
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Tribunal forces opening up of ID card 'gateway' docs

The Information Tribunal has forced the disclosure of strategic reviews of the identity cards system by the Office of Government Commerce, which opposed the disclosure of the information. Security consultant Mark Dziecielewski and LibDem MP for Winchester Mark Oaten had made Freedom of Information requests to see details of …
Mark Ballard, 4 May 2007
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Oyster-Barclaycard hybrid passes first technical trials

Transport for London (TfL) and TranSys have said they have successfully completed the first technical trials of the combined Oyster and Barclaycard. It amounts to a significant step towards making the Oyster card, currently used to prepay for travel around London, a means of payment for other transactions. Since December, 60 …
Kablenet, 4 May 2007
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US border patrol tests 98-foot networked radar towers

American border guards will soon deploy 98-foot-tall radar surveillance masts with built-in wireless networking in a bid to prevent the Land of the Free being overrun by huddled masses of Mexicans (and perhaps Canadians) intent on entering the US illegally and working hard for very little money. Boeing, prime contractor for the …
Lewis Page, 12 Apr 2007
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Collar the lot of us! Blair adds whole UK to police suspect list

The National Identity Register will allow police to add the entire adult population of the UK to their suspect list, giving them the opportunity to check fingerprints left at scenes of crime against those collected from ID card and passport applicants, says Tony Blair. Nor are fingerprints in other EU countries necessarily safe …
John Lettice, 20 Feb 2007

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