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Panasonic SC-HTB520 soundbar

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 06:00
Sound option for puny panels

Review TV manufacturers are keen to push the merits of picture quality on the latest sets, but unfortunately sound quality seems to have been lost somewhere along the way due to the tiny speakers manufacturers cram into their slender frames. It seems as if most expect you to twin their sets with surround sound systems. If you haven’t got space for a full home theatre set-up, a soundbar may be more suitable audio upgrade.…

Google misses Russian trick with Opera snubs

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 04:00
Mistakes Opera for 'second tier' browser

Google I/O Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie believes Google is missing a serious opportunity in failing to support Opera as a "top tier" browser, especially in Russia, where Opera is the leading browser with 30 to 40 per cent of the market.…

New graphics engines imperil users of Firefox and Chrome

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 03:00
Disable WebGL now, researchers warn

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is advising users of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers to disable a recently added graphics engine that can be exploited to take control of end user computers.…

Pre-NBN, Telstra upgrades to ADSL2+ in Tasmania

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 02:00
Copper upgrade coincidentally arrives in next-stage fibre towns

Telstra has upgraded its copper broadband network in Tasmania ahead of the deployment of the National Broadband Network.…

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Anobit flash can take a pounding for 5 years

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 02:00
Great endurance for startup's new SSD

EMC World Israeli startup Anobit has introduced a Genesis SSD which lasts for five years when writing 4TB of data a day.…

Apple and Google wriggle on US Senate hot seat

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 01:52
Hearing on privacy, patents, iPhones, drunks

When questioned by US senators at a hearing on digital privacy, Apple and Google execs spent most of their time successfully bobbing and weaving, but were thrown off-balance when asked about location-grabbing patents and drunk-driving apps.…

Sod-all for tech in Australian federal budget

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 01:00
Mostly millions rather than billions

Australia’s IT sector is once again disappointed at a federal budget that provides few big-ticket tech items.…

Opera CTO still sour on Google native code plugin

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 00:37
The future is WebGL. And WebM (he hopes)

Google I/O Officially, Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie was at Google's developer conference to discuss WebP – Mountain View's open source effort to replace the aging JPEG image compression format – but he'd rather talk about WebM, the video format he calls the last missing piece in the standard web platform.…

Unisys revs up big ClearPath mainframes

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 23:23
Looking for a sales bump like Big Blue

If you want to make money in the mainframe racket, you have to keep building ever more capacious machines. And if you really want to make money, then you port your code from CMOS mainframe engines to Intel-based machinery and stop making homegrown processors and system boards.…

Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 23:03
Advanced trojan development comes to the unwashed masses

Source code for the latest version of the ZeuS crimeware kit has been leaked on the internet, giving anyone who knows where to look free access to a potent set of malware-generation tools that normally sell for as much as $10,000.…

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Microsoft Skype: How the VCs won and Ballmer overpaid

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 22:26
Is Skype his next aQuantive?

Analysis A trio of Silicon Valley venture capitalists have made out handsomely from Microsoft's $8.5bn purchase of Web 2.0 carrier Skype. The money men have earned themselves $6.6bn in cash selling the unwanted web-telco company that they bought a $1.9bn stake in from eBay, while dodging the pain, paperwork, and inevitable disappointment of an IPO.…

Leighton to build 100G bps cable to Asia

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:55
Links NextGen to the world

Infrastructure heavyweight Leighton Contractors has inked a deal with Alcatel-Lucent to build and deploy a 4,800-kilometre multi-terabit submarine cable system linking Perth to Singapore.…

Akamai, Riverbed join forces to juice clouds

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:48
App acceleration marries WAN optimization

There's gold in them thar clouds – which is why Akamai Technologies and its global content-delivery network, and Riverbed Technology, the top dog in the WAN-optimization appliance racket, are teaming up to converge their respective products into a cloud optimizer, hoping to snag some of that cloudy gelt by accelerating application performance.…

Win an HP TouchPad!

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 20:16
One Reg reader just bagged fine HP kit – now it's your turn

Promo This February, The Register ran an exclusive competition in which our readers had the opportunity to win an HP Slate.…

Facebook caught exposing millions of user credentials

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:23
App bug overrides user privacy settings

Facebook has leaked access to millions of users' photographs, profiles and other personal information because of a years-old bug that overrides individual privacy settings, researchers from Symantec said.…

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Google won't open source fondleslab Android before 'year end'

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 19:18
Honeycomb stays closed until Ice Cream Sandwich

Google I/O Google has said that the next version of Android, dubbed "Ice Cream Sandwich", will be open sourced "by the end of the year," and that it will not open source the current Android incarnation, Honeycomb, before that time.…

Google officially unveils 'cloud' music beta

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:48
Offline listening on Android

Google I/O Google has officially launched its online service for storing your digital music on its servers, following closely in Amazon's footsteps.…

Google hoists Python-C++ crossbreed onto dev cloud

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:20
App Engine goes with Go

Google I/O Google has announced a new version of Google App Engine – the "developer cloud" that lets you build applications atop the company's famously distributed infrastructure – offering an "experimental" runtime for its Go programming language.…

Google unveils Android 'Honeycomb' update for fondleslabs

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:19
'Open accessory' API

Google I/O Google has announced an upgrade to the tablet-centric Honeycomb version of Android. Version 3.1 will soon be pushed out to Motorola Xoom tablets running on Verizon's network.…

Ubuntu eats OpenStack for clouds

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 17:00
Eucalyptus leaves

Ubuntu Linux and cloud fabric enthusiasts, say goodbye to Eucalyptus and say hello to OpenStack.…

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