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21st > December > 2012 Archive

Brazilian-made 'iphone' runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Company claims 'exclusive right' to brand

Red Hat ups cloud control freakage with $104m ManageIQ buy

Novadigm redux, and another solid quarter turned in

Samsung still faces EU antitrust charges, says official

Dropping its anti-Apple injunction requests didn't distract regulators

North Korea releases first computer game

VidPyongyang Racer offers tour of capital's monuments

ACCC kills Telstra's transcation cheer

Opposes Trading Post, Carsales tie-up, delays Adam Internet swoop

Instagram BOWS to pressure, revises T&Cs – a little

Burning question: Will move satisfy über-Instagrammer Kim Kardashian?

China lags on new tech patents

Japan surges, but just two Chinese companies scored big numbers of US patents

Take a number, says new social network

Anonymous colonises 'Social Number', where you're a number not a name

Apple shifts iTunes to HTTPS, sidesteps China’s censors

Great Firewall foiled … for now

10,000 Indian government and military emails hacked

State-sponsored snoopers suspected of large scale incursion

End of days: Possessed POWERPOINT predicts Mayan Apocalypse

Hardly the end of the world, OR IS IT?

Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

GCHQ: Er, I think you'll find...

Lego quad-copter: your ultimate drone nightmare

VidBricks, camera, GPS nav ... next step, world domination

OpenTV slaps Netflix with patent lawsuit

AnalysisBlockbuster: Awesome, I don't need to lift a finger...

Opposable thumbs for FISTS, not finesse, say bioboffins

Hands evolved to fight for sex, not to play Paganini

MIT boffins demonstrate NEW form of magnetism

Atom can't tell up from down in 'quantum spin liquid'

What Compsci textbooks don't tell you: Real world code sucks

Bodged code, strapped-on patches, beellion dollar screw-ups... and that's the good stuff

Mystery storage startup sheds cloak, reveals $22m package

Dosh to 'leverage cloud-based management paradigms'. Argh

'Instagram, you were my favourite app and you stabbed me in the back'

QuotwPlus: 'The rules are inconvenient, don't make sense and lack a scientific basis'

RIM writes Nokia a fat cheque as pair bury the patent hatchet

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... with cash

Brits are so outraged by Amazon, they voted it TOP for shopping

Tax, schmax. 10,000 gift hunters can't be wrong?

BT's 4G bid WON'T lead to mobile network launch

It's a low-powered red herring

Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

A Lightning connector AND filthy USB? That's not how Cupertino works

China 'enhances' Great Firewall, teaches it to choke off VPNs

If we sniff a private virty network... you're toast

Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Philippe Starck

Frenchman chains iGinpalace to dockside in payout row

UK.gov stalks jobless online to axe work refuseniks' benefits

Big Brother knows you turned down that PHP dev role

Don't let your data centre be overtaken

Keep up with future needs

BT ordered to pay £95m to rivals it overcharged for FIVE years

Backhaul rates unjustified, rules Ofcom

London and New York? Pfft... if you want buy low latency, move to BRAZIL

NetApp, Amazon unleash Private Storage for speed freaks... but it'll cost you

It must be the end of the world... El Reg man thanks commentards

Sysadmin blogCool tech, nice PRs, breaking the server-client tether: This was 2012

Micron struggling to get its flash surfboard up on the crest

Is that blood in the water, or just more red ink?

'Shake to charge', similar crapps foul up Amazon Android store

Thrown out of Google Play, now back in another bazaar

Facebook tests feature to let strangers pay to message you

Bug anyone you want for a buck

iPhone tops US market, but trounced by Android in world+dog

UK smartphoners prefer Android, but not as much as their EU brethren

Senator pushes data cap and ISP monitoring legislation

Wants consumers to have the tools to manage data

Amazon fluffs up fat EC2 images for big data munching

Flips switch on Data Pipeline automagic bit shifter

New York takes 2,100 pervs offline, gets gaming support

'Operation Game Over' going well

Rampaging gnu crashes Microsoft Store, hands out literature

Free Software Foundation protest against 'more restrictive' Windows 8

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