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German Green extracts tracking info from mobile operator

The Register - 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

The Register - 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

The Register - 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

The Register - 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

The Register - 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

The Register - 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.…

FBI asks for help to crack mystery code in 12-year-old murder case

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:20
Cryptoanalysts ask those with mad code-breaking skillz to help decipher notes

FBI experts are seeking the help of the public to make sense of two encrypted notes found on a murder victim that have stumped detectives for years.…

The workload challenge

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:12
Integrating the mainframe into today's IT

Broadcast The mainframe was there first, but is it the dinosaur that many people assume?…

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Corporate hospitality is OK, says new Bribery Act guidance

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:09

The Bribery Act will not lead to a large number of prosecutions and will not outlaw corporate hospitality, the Government has said in long-awaited guidance on last year's Bribery Act.…

Irish cop child abuse image plan attracts data protection ire

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:07
Maimed, stark and misshapen...

An initiative to combat child abuse images by the Irish Police has fallen foul of the Data Protection Commissioner.…

Dell, Rackspace, and Equinix float free OpenStack test cloud

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 12:00
No charge for heavenly tire kicking

Dell, Rackspace and Equinix have teamed up to offer you a few free dates with OpenStack, the nine-month-old open source "infrastructure cloud" platform. If you decide to tie the knot, you can then pay the trio to help with that too.…

Human heart could power an iPod

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:41
Pump up the volume

Scientists have developed the first commercially viable nanogenerator, which could pave the way for the human heart to become a charger for our electrical gizmos.…

BBC explains hour-long website outage

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:33
Aggregation and routes had a little lie-down, man

The BBC's entire web estate fell offline last night for around an hour, following what the Corporation described as "a major network incident".…

Five ways your customers say they are unhappy

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:30
'R' is for relationship

In some sectors – mobile networks or car insurance, for example – customer churn is a way of life. Most businesses like to hang onto their customers, but sometimes, although wooed with expensive marketing campaigns and introductory discounts, customers don’t leave a note on the kitchen table or phone for a tearful it’s-not-you-it’s-me conversation: they just leave.…

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NASA systems dangerously at risk from cyberattack

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:00
Network security is not rocket science

An official audit of NASA's network has concluded that the space agency faces a high risk of cyberattack.…

Nokia: Keep codin' for Symbian and Qt!

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:00
Why leave a sinking ship?

Is Nokia wobbling over its commitment to Windows? Or just stringing along the Symbian and Qt faithful?…

Game stocks shops with Tesco 3DS consoles

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:23
Pre-owned, never pwned

As pre-owned 3DS consoles line the shelves of Game, customers could be forgiven for thinking Nintendo gamers were unsatisfied with their purchase.…

Berlusconi calls George Clooney to his defence

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:17
Sex trial witness request 'odd', admits Hollywood star

Silvio Berlusconi has named George Clooney as a defence witness in his forthcoming trial for sleeping with an under-aged prostitute, Reuters reports.…

Coalition to float prototype for single government web domain

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:17
Fate of Directgov in doubt

UK.gov is once again fiddling with the idea that a single government web domain will save cash and improve its shoddy IT strategy record.…

Gemalto launches NFC software - world sees hardware

The Register - Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:11
Blogosphere getting over-excited again

Gemalto's new software platform can handle NFC payments on the SIM and is approved for MasterCard's PayPass - but that's less than half the NFC story no matter what you read elsewhere.…

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