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'Data center OS' Mesophere plans 2015 hire and roadmap drive

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:41
Integrated dream for big-data brains

When Mesosphere landed $36m VC funding in December 2014 it also released the first part of its Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).…

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IBM buys 'deep learning' upstart Alchemy API, hires 40,000 devs

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 21:19
Soz ex-staffers, we want people who can smarten up Watson-as-a-cloud

Big Blue has taken a break from its busy axe wielding cost-cutting schedule to buy startup AlchemyAPI and hire 40,000 new developers.…

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Shields up! Nvidia fires a 4King Android cannon at games console planet

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:45
Can it play Crysis? Yes.

Pic  Nvidia is tossing its hat into the already crowded home console market with an Android-powered gaming device.…

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WHY are GoDaddy and Verisign stockpiling patents? Do I smell war?

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:19
Is the domain-name industry heading into a techno-legal battle?

A raft of patent applications has presaged a possible legal war in the rapidly expanding domain-name industry.…

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Sophie the Stegosaurus was a teenaged fat lass claims triple-D model

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 19:46
She's not fat, she's big boned

Pic + vid  Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used 3D models to work out what its famous Stegosaurus would have weighed when she was alive. And the answer is: a lot.…

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International effort to wrangle t'internet from NSA fizzles out in chaos

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:31
Is it time to put web governance effort out of its misery?

The launch of the ICANN-Brazil-led internet power grab dubbed NetMundial has been cancelled for a second time, raising questions over its continued existence.…

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Hands-on with HTC's virtual reality

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:05
Is HTC and Valve's virtual reality any good?
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Cyborg cockroach has its nerves controlled wirelessly

New Scientist - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:35
Resistance is futile for this remotely controlled cockroach. A battery-powered microcontroller plugged into its nervous system can control its movements

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HP: Windows Server + OpenStack will lure biz bods from the Amazon

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:01
Microsoft lends muscle to server on 'Linux for cloud'

Hewlett-Packard is gunning for Amazon's corporate cloud business, with fully backed Windows Server on its cloud.…

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Stop press! NHS trust finds G-Cloud, BUYS SOMETHING with it

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:06
£450/year/seat Lync SaaS deal boosts Outsourcery's coffers

G-Cloud can help public sector buyers dodge the bureaucracy of a European tender process – but there is no centralised coalition-led push to get more agencies and departments using it.…

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Samsung-Microsoft deal will bundle Office 365 with Android Knox

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 15:02
Love-in will bring Office to corporate mobes

MWC 2015  The man behind Samsung Knox, Dr Injong Rhee, says a deal with Microsoft will see Office 365 bundled with the Knox secure enterprise workspace.…

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VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2015-03-04 14:19
The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project.
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IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 14:05
Job security in tech? Maybe try another industry

Such is the lack of job security at IBM that staff in certain departments could be at risk of redundancy on more than one occasion during this year, The Channel can reveal.…

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 13:25
IJN Musashi's final resting place revealed

Pics  A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has located the final resting place of monster Japanese battleship Musashi, some 70 years after she was consigned to the depths off the Philippines during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf.…

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China and US clash over backdoors

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2015-03-04 13:22
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.
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VIDEO: Hands-on with an Ubuntu phone

BBC News - Technology - Wed, 2015-03-04 13:11
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones tries out a smartphone powered by Ubuntu, an operating system best known for running on desktop computers.
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SanDisk flash array launch signals imminent AFA battle

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 12:37
Wait 'til you see the niche in the market

Comment  With SanDisk joining the ranks of all-flash array vendors, that makes 15 AFA suppliers I know of: far, far too many for industry stability.…

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Speaking in Tech: Tinder Plus: 4 times pricier... if you're an OVER-28 wrinkly

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 12:18
HP swipes right for Aruba hookup
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Saygus aims buffed up V<sup>2</sup> Android mobe at Samsung

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 12:02
Shows Koreans where to stick the memory

MWC 2015  At a pre-MWC preview, Utah-based Saygus showed off its V2 Android phone, which turns up a notch all the specs.…

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

The Register - Wed, 2015-03-04 11:38
They were digging in the RIGHT place

In a scene straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark, archaeologists believe they have found the fabled lost White City of the Monkey God in Honduras.…

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