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Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

People traveling by air to America from an undisclosed list of countries will no longer be allowed to carry devices larger than a mobile phone in carry-on baggage. Those traveling with such devices will be required to store them in checked baggage. The new travel rule was reportedly issued by the US Transportation Security …
Thomas Claburn, 20 Mar 2017

Brits leave 138,000 gadgets in the pub

Drunk Brits lose 138,000 devices a year in bars but get most of them back, according to a pub poll by security firm Eset. The mobile security vendor pinged 600 establishments across the country and extrapolated the results to come up with the 138,000 approximation. Mobile devices were often dropped in watering holes across …
Team Register, 8 Dec 2015
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Shine a light on the rogue IT that hides in the company shadows

The rapid development of technology over the years has brought us a culture where people use technology wherever they are and whatever they are doing. Only 20 years ago a portable PC or Mac that you could use to work on the move was very expensive, and if you wanted to do serious work on a spreadsheet then you had to drive …
Dave Cartwright, 10 Jun 2015
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'Granola-eating tree hugger' takes plunge, becomes IoT upstart

Doing my own 'ting When I wrote my last startup-diary instalment I was still at my desk in the City a few days each week. In the months since then I and my co-conspirator in OpenTRV have both handed back the keys of the courtesy helicopters and Ferraris that all IT folks get there (uh huh…) and gone full-time on our planet-saving mission - halving …
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BlackBerry chief vows: We'll focus on 'core devices' and on, er, NOT LOSING MONEY

BlackBerry chief John Chen has said that the Canadian firm won’t be trying to launch too many new devices as it struggles to claw its way back to profitability. Chen told Reuters that the firm was focused on profits, so it wouldn’t be pushing for heaps of new smartphones. "Once we turn this company to profitability again, I …
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It's a TAB-tastrophe – 83 million fewer units to ship in 2014

The mist has cleared in Gartner’s crystal ball and the resident mystics have deduced that the tab revolution is coming to an end: some 83 million fewer fondleslabs are to be flogged worldwide this year than previously forecast. Shipments of slablets into retailers and tech disties will still grow 10.6 per cent this year to 229 …
Paul Kunert, 15 Oct 2014
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Now we're cookin' on gas: Google crafts sugar-alert contact lens for diabetics

Google's skunkworks "X" lab is building a contact lens that can monitor glucose levels in the tears of diabetics, and warn them when it drops too low. The wireless-communicating device was unveiled by Google in a blogpost on Thursday, and may also one day contain tiny LEDs that'll light up if the wearer becomes hypoglycemic …
Jack Clark, 17 Jan 2014
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Microsoft aims Windows Embedded 8 at $1.4 trillion market

With the much-ballyhooed launches of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 behind it, Microsoft has now announced its product road map for the less consumer-centric version of its OS platform: Windows Embedded. Targeting the so-called Internet of Things, Windows Embedded 8 will come packaged in a variety of flavors to suit the full …
Neil McAllister, 14 Nov 2012
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A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 1

Archaeologic Personal computing. Personal. Computing. We take both aspects so completely for granted these days, it's almost impossible to think of a time when computing wasn't personal - or when there was no electronic or mechanical computing. To get from there to here, we've gone from a time when 'computers' were people able to do perform …
Tony Smith, 1 Nov 2012
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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for him

Product round-up Reg Hardware Sex Week Valentine's Day is all about sharing, and while you can show your affection in many ways that won't cost a penny, it's also an opportunity to enhance your other half's lifestyle. Whether it's brightening up a dreary flat or indulging a passion, the choice is yours and so here are are ten treats that may …
Caleb Cox, 13 Feb 2012
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What you can do to enforce endpoint security

Thirty years after the PC was launched, security and management problems for the endpoint seem to be getting worse rather than better. PCs have become more functional, creating a greater surface area for attack. And the number of endpoint devices has proliferated, as tablets, netbooks and smartphones have entered the fray. …
Danny Bradbury, 27 Dec 2011
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Insulin pump hack delivers fatal dosage over the air

In a hack fitting of a James Bond movie, a security researcher has devised an attack that hijacks nearby insulin pumps, enabling him to surreptitiously deliver fatal doses to diabetic patients who rely on them. The attack on wireless insulin pumps made by medical devices giant Medtronic was demonstrated Tuesday at the Hacker …
Dan Goodin, 27 Oct 2011
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Round up those wireless devices before they cause trouble

Shiny new mobile gizmos are driving the consumerisation of IT. As a systems administrator, I am naturally wary. Sure, it makes end-users happier, but they aren’t the ones who end up in front of the firing squad when security gets breached. Users don’t care about security. They never have and they never will; it is an …
Trevor Pott, 12 Oct 2011
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Mobile users and personal devices

Workshop Business today is a very different beast to that of just five years ago, and a world away compared to ten years back. While some of us are undoubtedly still office based, there has been an equally clear trend towards more flexible working which is less dependent on a fixed location. The spread of Wi-Fi in the home and workplace …
Andrew Buss, 30 Apr 2010

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