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  • FTC nails pin in Bitcoin mining rig maker Butterfly Labs

    23 September 2014, 6:59 pm

    Claims biz took in as much as $50m for kit it never shipped…
  • Upset your Apple's now a BANANA? Get bent, iPhone 6 Plus owners

    23 September 2014, 6:28 pm

    Warped phablets emerge from pockets, disturb fanbois Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus has been snapped up by buyers for, among other things, its thin case and the toughness of its 5.7-inch touchscreen.…
  • Rookie southies S Korea and S Africa prep for cluster-wrestling match

    23 September 2014, 6:03 pm

    Students get to grips with HPC apps HPC Blog Rounding out the field for the recent ISC14 Student Cluster Competition in Leipzig are two semi-experienced teams that both have “South” in their names.…
  • Canonical, Oracle go two on one against Red Hat in OpenStack bout

    23 September 2014, 5:40 pm

    Each to support its own Linux on other's cloud stack…
  • 'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

    23 September 2014, 5:05 pm

    Alert system tips oblivious phone junkies to oncoming traffic Looking up from your smartphone to avoid being splattered by a taxi – Google now owns the patent on that.…
  • Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' launch

    23 September 2014, 4:43 pm

    Redmond's attempt at Applesque PR is going just as well as its Surface tablets When Microsoft sent out invitations to a secret press event for September 30 in San Francisco, rumors spread that it's going to mark the next major release of Windows.…
  • Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – 4chan trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

    23 September 2014, 2:56 pm

    Which rather proves her point…
  • New VDI recipe: Pinch of Cisco, spoon of VMware, mix with X-IO arrays

    23 September 2014, 2:31 pm

    Add salt as required X-IO, maker of the sealed ISE and HyperISE storage enclosures, has come up with a reference architecture for VDI using Cisco and VMware kit.…
  • Samsung abandons Chromebooks, laptops, PCs in Europe

    23 September 2014, 2:02 pm

    Want a Sammy Chromebook? Live in Blighty? Forget it Samsung will hit the eject button on its the European PC business after deciding its low sales volumes simply aren't worth the cost.…
  • London slaps down Salesforce's bid to rename Heron Tower

    23 September 2014, 12:57 pm

    US firm not 'dominant' enough for landmark skyscraper The City of London has slapped down Salesforce and banned it from changing the name of a prominent skyscraper.…
  • Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack

    23 September 2014, 12:19 pm

    But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick Apple’s shiny new iPhone 6 can be spoofed with the same fake fingerprints that tricked its older sibling, the iPhone 5S.…
  • Puppet-wearing devs: There's now an app (or two) for that

    23 September 2014, 11:58 am

    New tools aim to connect customers with IT automation utilities, services…
  • UK banks hook themselves up to real-time cop data feed

    23 September 2014, 11:34 am

    Not like the movies: Law enforcement is in on it... UK banks will receive real-time warnings about threats to their customers' accounts as well as the overall integrity of their banking systems from a new financial crime alert system.…
  • Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP?

    23 September 2014, 11:02 am

    The 'not-another-Unix play' play Hewlett-Packard didn’t just buy cloudy startup Eucalyptus Systems to build its fledgling OpenStack cloud biz, it also bought Marten Mickos, the firm’s Finnish CEO.…
  • HP is giving away FREE* STORAGE to lucky server customers

    23 September 2014, 10:28 am

    And you don't even have to buy HP hardware. How about that? HP is giving away a one terabyte software SAN licence to every Xeon E5 v3-based server buyer, whether they buy Dell, HP, IBM or Lenovo servers.…
  • SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...

    23 September 2014, 9:58 am

    Craft berths at space station with supplies, experiments, toys The International Space Station has snapped up the latest SpaceX Dragon and its supplies, including the floating lab’s new 3D printer.…
  • Swiss cops BAN MASKS at meeting of rebellious United Nations IP staff

    23 September 2014, 9:29 am

    WIPO chief accused of DNA theft, cosying up to NORKS Around 150 UN staff met yesterday evening to protest over a continued lack of transparency at the UN's intellectual property agency WIPO and the sacking of its head of the staff council, Moncef Kateb.…
  • Tripadvisor site coughs to card data breach for a potential 800k users

    23 September 2014, 9:01 am

    Viator: Veni, vidi, rapui TripAdvisor has suffered a data breach at its Viator tour-booking and review website.…
  • The object of the game: NetApp 'Amazon-izes' StorageGRID

    23 September 2014, 8:42 am

    Web-scale object storage with geo-distributed erasure coding…
  • EU dangles $6bn threat over Google in endless search abuse probe

    23 September 2014, 8:16 am

    Sanctions are 'logical next step', warns Brussels' antitrust boss Formal charges will be meted out to Google if its latest offer to tweak its search engine in Europe fails to satisfy regulators, Brussels stressed today.…
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus: What a waste of gorgeous pixel density

    23 September 2014, 7:56 am

    Cupertino's fuller phablet stopgap solution? Review + Vid Samsung doesn’t invent anything: it just "copies Apple." Even judges say so. The only explanation for the new iPhone 6 Plus, then, is that Samsung copied it early.…
  • 46% of iThings slurp iOS 8: What part of this batt-draining update didn't you like?

    23 September 2014, 7:37 am

    Still a fairly decent number, if it's right The Apple faithful has updated less than half of its iPhones, iPads and iPods to iOS 8, the newest iteration of the firm's mobile operating system.…
  • Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone

    23 September 2014, 7:17 am

    Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone Software guru Ray Ozzie, once billed as Microsoft’s “next Bill Gates” before he left Redmond, has risen once more – in startup mode.…
  • Phones 4u demise: 1,700 employees laid off with redundo package

    23 September 2014, 6:58 am

    'Limited interest in remaining 362 stores', says administrator PwC The axe fell on nearly 1,700 jobs at Phones 4u last night, a little over a week after the High Street retailer went into administration.…
  • Adobe swallows Aviary, hopes to stuff Creative Cloud into mobes

    23 September 2014, 6:32 am

    Firm will open up APIs to third parties with new Creative SDK Adobe has gulped down editing app firm Aviary to beef up its mobile image-fiddling software with an eye on the professional crowd.…
  • US team claims PARIS paper plane launch crown

    23 September 2014, 6:01 am

    Vulture 1's Guinness World Record broken by 96,563ft paper dart release A US team has announced it's broken El Reg's Guinness World Record for the highest launch of a paper plane by releasing a substantial paper dart at 96,563ft (29,430m).…
  • BLAM, BLAM, BLAM... nooooo! Hacker crew Lizard Squad spits DDoS venom on Call of Duty

    23 September 2014, 5:32 am

    JUST before you blasted 2 'copters with 1 rocket launcher Hackers from the group Lizard Squad have reneged on their promise to quit earlier this month, apparently launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on major gaming industry websites.…
  • Microsoft vs the long arm of US law: Straight outta Dublin

    23 September 2014, 5:01 am

    Hey you, get off of our cloud…
  • Apple passcode-protects iOS 8 devices, but cops can still inhale your iCloud

    23 September 2014, 4:35 am

    Don't congratulate yourselves too soon, Apple – securobod…
  • Will Europe's ISPs unmask anonymous IP infringers?

    23 September 2014, 4:02 am

    Debate over monitoring user traffic for illegal file-sharing A debate into whether internet service providers should be able to deliver content over their networks to anonymous internet users has been launched in the EU.…

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