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London hospitals hit by computer virus

London hospitals hit by computer virus

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A virulent computer virus is causing mayhem at three major London hospitals. The virus has already defeated It staff at St Bartholomew's, The Royal London and the London Chest Hospital after striking on Monday, and now the computer systems have had to... >>

BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

BBC 1 and 2 to be simulcast on web

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The Beeb is soon going to be showing content from BBC One and BBC live online. From next week (27 November), web visitors will be able to watch shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, EastEnders and Heroes as they are broadcast. BBC Three, BBC Four,... >>

MP rapped over "rude" blog

MP rapped over "rude" blog

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A Labour MP has been thoroughly told off after he used his blog to make fun of other MPs. Labour MP Paul Flynn is claiming that he has now been stripped of part of his communications allowance removed after he refused to take down posts including ones... >>

BNP member list leaked online

BNP member list leaked online

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The British National Party is demanding a police investigation after a list of 10,000 members found its way onto the internet. Nick Griffin, leader of the right wing party, is claiming that the leak, believed to have been by former members, puts supporters... >>

IBM to buy Transitive

IBM to buy Transitive

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IBM has announced that it is going to buy Transitive, the company that helped Apple move to Intel chips. The California-based company was party to the creation of Apple Rosetta, but also, according to ZDNet "eased a number of different architecture transitions... >>

Identities being sold online for £80

Identities being sold online for £80

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According to a new report, online fraudsters can make as much as £15,000 from a stolen identity. The terrifying findings were published to mark Get Safe Online Week. They revealed that identities are being sold online for £80 including credit card details,... >>

Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

Yahoo shares soar on Yang's departure

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Poor old Jerry Yang - he's faced a takeover bid from Microsoft, the wrath of his shareholders when he rejected it, job losses, and now the market seems to have applauded his decision to stand down as CEO. Yahoo's shares soared a whooping 10% on the news... >>

Symantec chief steps down

Symantec chief steps down

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Security software company Symantec is having a management reshuffle. John W Thompson is to leave his role as chief executive at the end of this fiscal year. In his place will step Enrique T. Salem, Symantec's current chief operating officer, who will... >>

Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

Storage Appliance updates Clickfree drive range

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Storage Appliance Corp has unveiled a trio of new Clickfree automatic backup drives. The new models feature larger capacities than previous launches, delivering 250, 320 and 500 GB of storage. However, the main feature of the Clickfree Portable Backup... >>

Record Mac sales for Apple

Record Mac sales for Apple

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Everyone else is sitting at home counting the pennies, but it seems Apple could literally be bathing in cash. According to an analysis of 25 hours of sales of iPhones and Macs at a US retail chain, investment bank Piper Jaffray is claiming that Apple... >>

Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

Smartphones to get full Adobe Flash

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Adobe has been working for years and years on a version of its Flash player that would be suitable for mobile phones. The general view was that this would be a lightweight incarnation, but now Adobe has revealed that it is actually working on a fully... >>

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

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According to the analysts at Gartner, a whooping 85% of some of the world's top companies are using Open Source software. And the remainder are planning on moving across within the next year. The findings come after a survey of 274 end-user organisations... >>

ITV signs deal with BT Vision

ITV signs deal with BT Vision

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BT Vision customers will soon have access to ITV classics including The X Factor, Coronation Street and Hell's Kitchen ITV has signed a new 2-year deal with BT, which will mean that some of its current and library programming will be available to the... >>

Project Kangeroo bounces back

Project Kangeroo bounces back

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It may have just lost its chief exec to Microsoft, but Project Kangeroo is readying for launch. Ashley Highfield announced he was leaving the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 joint initiative after only 6 months in the job, but, although no permanent... >>

Apple researching search engine rehaul

Apple researching search engine rehaul

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Apparently Apple isn't very happy with the search engine experience currently being offered on its mobile devices. And, according to TechCrunch among others, it is looking to create a new search engine wrapper to make the search interface more approachable.... >>

Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

Alleged Palin hacker gets case postponed

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OK so Sarah Palin may not be heading for The White House (phewwwwwwww!), but she is still going to be in the headlines for some time to come. And some column inches are bound to be given to the case of a 20-year-old University of Tennessee student indicted... >>

iPhone heading for China?

iPhone heading for China?

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The talks between Apple and various Chinese telecoms companies have been going on for ever, it seems. But now there has been a hint that a deal may actually be on the table. Apple has listed in its career pages a position for an iPhone Quality Assurance... >>

YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

YouTube pulls vids glorifying Columbine violence

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Videos praising the two US students who went on a rampage and killed 13 people in Colorado nine years ago have been removed from YouTube. The videos came from all over the world and glorified the Columbine High School killers - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.... >>

Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

Apple sued over iPhone 3G cracks

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A lawsuit has been filed against Apple in a New York district court. The complainant is Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki who claims that Apple is ignoring hairline cracks that he claims will form in the handset's enclosure. "Although Apple was and... >>

Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

Apple recruit Mark Papermaster sues IBM

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IBM is doing everything in its power to stop its former employee, Mark Papermaster, taking up the position he's been offered with Apple. The computing giant is arguing that Papermaster, who was recruited by Apple to head up its iPhone and iPod division,... >>

Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

Robot head mimicks human facial expressions

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OK so "Jules", the androgynous robot is a little creepy looking, but he/she/it is also amazing. This robot has been trained to detect and replicate ten emotions including happiness, sadness and concern. The software behind these capabilities was developed... >>

Online shoppers get duty break

Online shoppers get duty break

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HM Revenue and Customs is doing its bit to get us all shopping. It has opted to get rid of the custom duties on items bought online for less than £105 from outside the EU. The new rules will come into action on 1 December and changes the original rule... >>

American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

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Imagine - instead of a piece of card that always finds its way to the bottom of your bag, and is also very easy to leave at home, you'll soon be able to check onto a flight using your mobile phone. American Airlines is trialling mobile boarding passes... >>

Video game sales strong this year

Video game sales strong this year

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Despite concerns over the economy, it seems we haven't stopped buying video games. In fact, perhaps we're all trying to go out less and therefore playing more. Industry execs told journos at the BMO Capital Markets interactive entertainment conference... >>

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

Spam down by 75% as rogue server crashes

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An American ISP was knocked offline earlier this week after several internet security companies alleged that it was helping spammers send out junk mail including online fraud and child pornography. McColo has apparently been being watched for several... >>