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How languages can live together without killing each other

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:19
Why Castilian didn't smother Galician

Those of you who are concerned that linguistic globalisation will eventually steamroller local tongues into extinction should take heart from a study by a team from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, which has mathematically proved that two languages can live together in peace and harmony.…

IPv6 intro creates spam-filtering nightmare

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:16
Blacklist extinction looms

The migration towards IPv6, which has been made necessary by the expansion of the internet, will make it harder to filter spam messages, service providers warn.…

BBC to take cautious approach to 3D 'hype'

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:48
Tests but no shows before mid-2012

The BBC seems no more keen on 3D TV than licence payers, at least for the moment.…

<strong>[NSFW]</strong> Museum readies touch-tastic retro comms gear hands-on

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:17
Teletypes to tin cans

NSFWish According to my Wiltshire-born partner, Swindon is a grim place to spend your weekend, but this month sees an event that may nonetheless tickle a tech-head's taste-buds.…

BlackBerry OS 7 makes software roadmap debut

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:10
Leak shows late-2011 Twitterification

Research in Motion's BlackBerry OS 7 will make an appearance in the Autumn, if an allegedly leaked RIM roadmap is what it purports to be.…

UK.gov to miss another deadline on privacy

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:03
Incoming cookie rules won't be enforced

The UK government will not have its regulatory house in order by 25 May when a new EU law on cookies come into force.…

Ofcom network census starts next month

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 13:00
Expect good connectivity until May

Network reliability will be under the microscope from 23 March to 23 May, with even minor outages forming part of Ofcom's upcoming report on the state of connectivity in the UK.…

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Apple, RIM profit from Euro smartphone shift

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:30
But Sony Ericsson, HTC experience explosive growth

Sony Ericsson's shift to Android proved spectacularly successful during the last three months of 2010, figures show.…

Security agency calls time on botnet FUD

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:29
Cyber-zombie apocalypse now

The EU's cyber security Agency, ENISA, wants a re-think of how we measure the size and potency of botnets, networks of malware-infected PCs that are now the mainstay of spam distribution, identity theft and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.…

Dixons Advent Vega 10in Android tablet

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 12:00
Geek's delight, consumer's fright

Review I had not had the Advent Vega out of the box for more than half an hour when I felt a very strong urge to fling the thing across the Reg Hardware office.…

Xbox 360, PS3 prices to fall this summer

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:48
Gaming will get cheaper, says analyst

The price structure of games consoles has been static for a record length of time and will begin to fall this summer in order to keep the gadgets flying off the shelves.…

Adobe releases Wallaby to jump Jobsian Flash ban

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:30
Macropod to leap electric Apple fence

Adobe execs don't want their customers to fret over the company's recent spat with Apple over its decision to make its iPad and iPhone products a Flash-free zone.…

Hackers find Google's music cloud

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:26
Google Music Sync is go

Android hackers have discovered that Google's cloud-based music service is up and running, for those prepared to muck about with the internals of Honeycomb at least.…

Spooks want backdoor into your network

The Register - Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:12
Mission creep mucho?

GCHQ, the UK's signal intelligence agency, may get an expanded role in preventing attacks against the networks of key private firms under new government plans.…

Cure for BALDNESS causes IMPOTENCE, says new study

The Register - 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.…

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Discovery poised for final homecoming

The Register - 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

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

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

Betfair backs Gibraltar

The Register - 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

The Register - 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?

The Register - 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.…

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