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Samsung-made Nook tablet announced

BBC News - Technology - 2 hours 53 min ago
Barnes & Noble unveils a customised version of a budget Samsung tablet that replaces a model it used to make itself.
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VIDEO: Can the new Nook take on Kindle?

BBC News - Technology - 3 hours 11 min ago
Samsung and Barnes and Noble have teamed up to launch a new e-reader on a tablet device.
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Speedy software upstart PernixData showered in gold by expectant VCs

The Register - 3 hours 20 min ago
Whippersnapper gulps down initial funding, greedily tucks into second helping

VMware hypervisor-caching software startup PernixData is gorging on cash from VCs as it ramps up development and its go-to-market efforts.…

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Samsung bags second Internet of Home Stuff home firm in a week

The Register - 3 hours 53 min ago
US electronics division slurps heating and A/C distie Quietside

Samsung has announced its second smart home slurp in a week with the acquisition of heating, ventilation and air conditioning distributor Quietside.…

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WTH? Upstart stuffed with ex-VMware bods grilled on Amazon cloud 'rescue' plan

The Register - 4 hours 22 min ago
Platform9's co-founder on how they started a new biz

Interview  Willem ter Harmsel recently spoke with the CEO of a firm started up by several former VMware staffers, Platform9. Here he grills the startup's co-founder about VMware, the new business and its go-to-market plans.

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How many motors can NASA cram on its fryer-oil flier?

New Scientist - 4 hours 24 min ago
NASA's grease-fuelled hybrid aircraft seems to have been inspired by a magical movie car






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Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?

The Register - 4 hours 51 min ago
Low end success, high end boredom

Analysis  HTC gave Microsoft a huge PR coup yesterday during the New York unveiling of the most stylish Windows Phone ever made. Redmond could certainly use some good news right now.…

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Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

BBC News - Technology - 4 hours 57 min ago
Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.
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Hello, police, <i>El Reg</i> here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

The Register - 5 hours 22 min ago
Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz

A Register reporter has been let away with a slap on the wrist after confessing to, what the cops claim, is an act of terrorism.…

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Spot ET's waste heat for chance to find alien life

New Scientist - 5 hours 39 min ago
A new approach to the search for intelligent aliens looks for the heat from galaxy-spanning technology – and may have found some promising candidates






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LinuxCon NA 2014 Kicks Off in Chicago, New Linux Certification Program Announced

Newsforge - Open Source News - 5 hours 43 min ago

“The demand for Linux skill has been far outpaced by the demand of Linux. 90% managers says its hard to find qualified Linux pro’s and the Linux Foundation has multiple efforts to help increase the supply of Linux talent,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, during the keynote at LinuxCon North America 2014. To address this problem The Linux Foundation has announced a new certification program at LinuxCon NA 2014. 

“The demand for Linux skill has been far outpaced by the demand of Linux. 90% managers says its hard to find qualified Linux pro’s and the Linux Foundation has multiple efforts to help increase the supply of Linux talent,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, during the keynote at LinuxCon North America 2014.

To address this problem The Linux Foundation has announced a new certification program at LinuxCon NA 2014. The program is for both early-career and engineer-level systems administrators.

The foundation is giving away way nearly 1,000 free exams today to attendees at LinuxCon and CloudOpen and is offering exams to the next 500 people for a special introductory price of $50.

Read more at Muktware
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Felony charges? Harsh! Alleged Anon hackers plead guilty to misdemeanours

The Register - 5 hours 51 min ago
US judge questions harsh sentence sought by prosecutors

Four hackers in the US have pleaded guilty to misdemeanours after a judge questioned why prosecutors were attempting to press felony charges.…

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Can online battle with extremists be won?

BBC News - Technology - 5 hours 57 min ago
James Foley's death highlights the ever-evolving battle to stop online extremists
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Can it be true? A BIG DATA benchmark? Yes, says TPC

The Register - 6 hours 22 min ago
Vendor-neutral stats for tech's biggest meaningless buzzword

Up until now there hasn't been an objective or standard way of comparing different suppliers' big data systems performance. The Transaction Processing Council (TPC) is remedying that with its TPCx-HS benchmark.…

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Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

The Register - 6 hours 58 min ago
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...

Apple is planning to build the world's biggest iStore in Dubai - marking the first time it has opened a retail store in the Middle East.…

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I don't see dead people: Twitter to yank some images of deceased folk

The Register - 7 hours 27 min ago
Family members can submit takedown requests

Twitter users whose loved ones have recently died can now submit requests for the removal of distressing images of the deceased to the micro-blogging company.…

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Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack

The Register - 7 hours 52 min ago
This time superbug has nothing to do with MRSA

The Heartbleed flaw is responsible for the high-impact US hospital hacking attack disclosed this week, an unnamed investigator told Bloomberg.…

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Qt5 Will Now Support LGPLv3 Modules

Newsforge - Open Source News - 7 hours 54 min ago

With the upcoming Qt 5.4 release, LGPLv3 is now an optional license alongside the existing LGPLv2.1 license and the commercial combination for Qt Enterprise...

With the upcoming Qt 5.4 release, LGPLv3 is now an optional license alongside the existing LGPLv2.1 license and the commercial combination for Qt Enterprise...

Read more at Phoronix
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Citrix drizzles lightly and briefly on VMware's parade with Xen update

The Register - 8 hours 24 min ago
Xen App and Desktop get refreshes and native Chrome OS Receiver returns

Citrix swears blind that the 7.6 release of XenApp and Xen Desktop it announced today had nuh-think at all to do with the fact VMware's VMworld colosso-conference kicks off on Sunday.…

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Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

BBC News - Technology - 8 hours 30 min ago
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
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