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Careful - your helmet might get squashed by a VOLVO

The Register - 8 hours 39 min ago
Car-dodging tech for cyclists unveiled

Volvos will soon be capable of squawking their presence to cyclists wearing a helmet from cycling brand POC, letting the Lycra louts get out of the way of the four-wheeled Scandinavian middle lane hoggers.…

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What's Jimmy Wales going to do with $500k from the UAE?

The Register - 9 hours 3 min ago
He's gonna set up one of them darn foundations, of course...

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says he'll "start a foundation" to process a large amount of money he has received from the United Arab Emirates' regime.…

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Irish data cops will be ROLLING in CASH for 2015

The Register - 9 hours 30 min ago
Emerald Isle won't rule the whole of Europe's personal data, though

Christmas has come early for Ireland’s data protection watchdog as the country’s Data Protection Minister, Dara Murphy, announced that the office will get a budget of €3.65m for 2015 - just under twice the allocation of €1.89m for 2014.…

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Big Blue stuffs data into backup at GIGABYTES/sec

The Register - 10 hours 8 min ago
Unparalleled results from parallel system in German trials

IBM's TSM backup product goes super-fast when backing up to the Elastic Storage parallel file system, according to company trials. TSM stands for Tivoli Storage Manager, with Elastic Storage being the re-branded GPFS.…

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

The Register - 10 hours 35 min ago
Choh. Just as they sort the desktop out, bloody PCs disappear

It's nearly impossible to sum up an entire year of developments in something as large and nebulous as the world of desktop Linux, especially in a year like this one which has seen some the best releases that projects like Mint, Fedora and openSUSE have put out to date.…

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

The Register - 11 hours 6 min ago
Phishing proves too hot for plant

Talented hackers have caused "serious damage" after breaching a German steel mill and wrecking one of its blast furnaces.…

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China 'is against cyber attacks'

BBC News - Technology - 11 hours 9 min ago
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
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Tech that wants to get inside your head

BBC News - Technology - 11 hours 23 min ago
How tech can help you concentrate better
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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

The Register - 11 hours 37 min ago
Elite: Dangerous launches but offline mode rebels have gone guerilla

Elite: Dangerous, the re-boot of the hit eighties space combat and trading game Elite, launched last week, but the biggest buzz in the wake of its arrival is from disgruntled fans who want a refund.…

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Working over Christmas? Government tech suppliers will be

The Register - 12 hours 35 min ago
Network Services tender and 700 questions cause Xmas upset, delays

The government’s tech procurement arm is asking suppliers to burn candles brightly over the festive season by filling in a 700-question Network Services tender after redrafting it.…

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STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

The Register - 13 hours 37 min ago
USB plugged into Atlas, Global servers before control was lost

As foreshadowed last week, Tor network exit nodes have gone down after what appear to be raids by law enforcement authorities.…

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Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service

The Register - 14 hours 39 min ago
Feature won't be replaced but price stays the same

Microsoft is terminating its SharePoint Online Public Website service, effective January 2015.…

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S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

BBC News - Technology - 15 hours 32 min ago
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
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Dangerous NTP hole ruins your Chrissy lunch

The Register - 16 hours 8 min ago
Sysadmins: Down beers and patch now!

Critical holes have been reported in the implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) that could allow unsophisticated attackers root access on servers.…

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IsoHunt releases roll-your-own Pirate Bay

The Register - 17 hours 34 min ago
Open source 'OpenBay' gives YOU the chance to become Cop-bait

Torrent site ISOhunt has created a roll-your-own, open source, version of infamous file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.…

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One third of servers, storage and switches are sold to clouds

The Register - 19 hours 9 min ago
$6.5 BEEELLLION of cloud sales per quarter, half to public clouds

Analyst firm IDC reckons that cloud operations – private and public - now account for “almost a third” of the world's spending on servers, storage and ethernet switches.…

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VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

BBC News - Technology - 19 hours 29 min ago
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
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Gadget insurance complaints rise

BBC News - Technology - 19 hours 31 min ago
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
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The electronics island where COPS shoot ARMY and workers are rioting

The Register - Sun, 2014-12-21 22:56
Reg man stumbles into eye of the storm in Indonesia

Where your kit gets made  On November 20th, I visited the Indonesian island of Batam. And about an hour after I left, a protest by local workers over the minimum wage just about turned into a riot.…

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VMware says anyone - not just EMC - can play with its best bits

The Register - Sun, 2014-12-21 21:58
ScaleIO kernel links are through public API, not an exclusive back door

Ever since VMware launched the virtual storage appliance back in 2011, observers have wondered if the company’s storage efforts hurt its parent EMC’s business.…

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