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Cure for BALDNESS causes IMPOTENCE, says new study

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:24
Better to be shiny than floppy, warns doc

Bad news for bothered baldies today, as boffins report that chemicals found in popular hair-loss medications can cause persistent lack of rigour in the trouser department.…

Reg Webcast: Video in the workplace - The future of business comms?

Discovery poised for final homecoming

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:23
Distinguished career ends tomorrow

Space shuttle Discovery is set to bow out tomorrow with its final homecoming at the end of a distinguished career which began on 30 August, 1984.…

Google buys UK price comparison site

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 10:16 snapped up for £37.7m. Simples

Google has bought UK price comparison site for £37.7m.…

Betfair backs Gibraltar

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 09:59
Keeping UK HQ though

Online betting exchange Betfair will work under a Gibraltar licence from tomorrow – but the move won't hit UK jobs.…

Automation: A new approach to data centre management

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 09:35
Taking the middle ground

Webcast On 11 March at 11am, we have some special guests to talk us through the finer points of managing a data centre efficiently. Tim Phillips from The Register is the host for the day and he's joined by Tony Lock from Freeform Dynamics, Greg Charman from Microsoft and Graham Rushton from Avanade.…

BBC accused of coming out for porn opt-in?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 09:15
Jacqui Smith smut-show sparks censorship row

Updated The BBC was today accused of ignoring its own charter requirement to offer balance by coming down firmly on the side of opt-in in respect of internet porn regulation.…

Reg Webcast: Video in the workplace - The future of business comms?

Launcher Pro

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 07:00
Sharper eye for UI

Android App of the Week The facility to re-skin the basic Android UI is both a blessing and a curse. It's a godsend because, unlike iOS or Windows Phone 7, you're not stuck with a monolithic one-size-fits-all interface design.…

MS smartphone share falls despite WinPho 7

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 05:24
Android takes top spot from RIM

The arrival of Windows Phone 7 has not reversed Microsoft's declining smartphone market share in the US.…

Feds charge 10 with running Nigerian 419 scam

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 04:00
$1.5m in losses

Federal prosecutors have accused 10 people of fleecing $1.5 million out of victims throughout the US with an advanced fee scam that promised lavish inheritances if they paid money up front to facilitate the transfers.…

Microsoft 'paid Nokia $1bn' for WinPho 7 deal

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 00:20
It's an ad, ad, ad, ad world

Nokia's jaw-dropping decision to adopt Windows Phone 7 as its handset operating system was juiced by an equally jaw-dropping payout from Microsoft of over $1bn, according to a report citing people with knowledge of the deal.…