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Microsoft: IE9 not yet 'broadly' available

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 19:29
Have ye heard o' the interwebs, laddie?

With Internet Explorer 9 having lost the early download PR war to Firefox 4.0, Microsoft now claims the numbers are unimportant and that it's the "long game" that counts.…

Mobile ads wither in January

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:37
iPhone still the best bet

Australian smartphone adoption is booming, yet the mobile ad market took a serious dive in January. According to a report from global ad network InMobi, Australian mobile ad impressions dropped by 18% in January compared to October 2010.…

Harvey Norman warms to e-tail

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:36
Worries about digital pennies- still not making much sense

Australian retail Luddite Gerry Harvey has reversed his anti e-tailing stance conceding that he will launch an online retail store.…

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Vote compass unmasks Canadian political opinion

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:00
Testing, testing

Canada is gearing up for another federal election and The CBC – Canada’s state-owned broadcaster – has released an online tool to help the undecided.…

Microsoft cofounder Allen unloads on Gates

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:56
In money as in code: unforgiving

St. Bill Gates, latter-day savior of philanthropy, has been recast as an alpha geek in a memoir penned by fellow Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.…

VMware corks hypervisor security hole

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:21
ESXi, ESX, and vCenter not affected

Server and PC virtualization juggernaut VMware has issued a patch for the Workstation hypervisor that plugs a privilege-escalation hole on machines that use Linux as the host environment for the hypervisor.…

Carrier-sold iPad 2 Sim locks snag unwary buyers

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:59
Caveat bites emptor

Buying an iPad 2 from a network operator - or one of its third-party resellers - comes at a price beyond the cost of the data contract and the hardware, it seems: the 'magical... again' gadgets are Sim-locked.…

Google gets biennial privacy audit after Buzz blunder

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:35
Mountain View Chocolate Factory in settlement with FTC

Google has agreed with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to undergo regular privacy audits for the next 20 years, after bolting its ill-conceived Buzz social network on to Gmail in early 2010 without first seeking the consent of its users.…

Gartner raises 2011 IT spending prognostications

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:26
Falling US dollar, fondleslabs save the day!

The wizards at market researcher Gartner have spent the past few weeks polishing their crystal balls, and now think the IT spending environment will be a bit better than they had originally expected.…

Cloud music lockers: who fricking cares?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:22
Amazon launches solution looking for a problem

I have seen amazing music services that never launched because of music company collywobbles. No one would call Amazon's Cloud Drive locker, launched yesterday, an amazing music service. Or even a quite good one. To be honest, it barely deserves to be called a "service" – it's really more of an afterthought.…

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Stop sexing up IT and give Civil Servants Macs, says gov tech boss

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 15:06
Ex New gov CIO lashes Labour's tech wastage

The man in charge of the government's IT efficiency drive has told MPs that Whitehall should use more Apple Macs while castigating the previous government for trying to sex-up IT projects.…

Oracle and the Attack of the Killer Stack

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:50
The gravitational pull of convergence

Comment Oracle will have to look more like HP and HP will have to look more like Oracle.…

Comodo admits 2 more resellers pwned in SSL cert hack

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:27
How deep does the rabbit hole go?

Comodo has admitted a further two registration authorities tied to the digital certificates firm were hit by a high-profile forged digital certificate attack earlier this month.…

Tesla Motors sues BBC for defamation

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 14:06
Petrolhead pundit sparks electric storm

Tesla Motors has filed libel a suit against the BBC, accusing Top Gear of defamation.…

German Green extracts tracking info from mobile operator

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:58
Makes map of own movements

A German Green Party member has successfully extracted the tracking information stored by his mobile operator, and created a map that shows his every movement over a six month period.…

Cisco fleshes out FCoE offering

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:08
End-to-end across the fabric

Cisco has fleshed out is Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offering with an end-to-end-capability from servers to storage arrays and back again via Nexus and MDS9500 switches.…

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Messenger delivers first Mercury orbital snap

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:06
NASA team 'thrilled' with spacecraft's performance

NASA's Messenger has returned the first photograph taken by a spacecraft circling Mercury, a tad under two weeks after it went into orbit around the solar system's innermost planet.…

Cisco dispenses Nexus rack switch for speed freaks

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 13:04
FCoE all around, and a 'Westmere-EX' server preview

The product update drum keeps beating out its time at Cisco Systems, with new Nexus converged switches coming out the factory door. Cisco, which fancies itself a server maker these days, is also getting the jump on its peers in talking about the servers it plans to put in the field using Intel's future "Westmere-EX" Xeon E7 high-end processors.…

Three UK finally turns a profit

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:59
Eight years on, with a little help from its friends

Three UK has finally turned a profit in the UK in its eighth year of operation – with some help from a network-sharing agreement with Everything Everywhere, after parent company Hutchison Whampoa reported its annual results.…

Crysis 2

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:39
Shoots onto consoles

Review Where Crysis shifted the paradigm of photorealism for a lucky monster-rig owning few – while power slamming the nail into the coffin of my creaking 9800 Pro – Crysis 2 is a far more forgiving beast.…