posted about 1 hour ago on the register
'Sharks Cove' board will let you byte into Windows mobility Microsoft is looking for a footprint in the mini-single-board-computer market dominated by the Raspberry Pi, with the launch of the Intel Atom-based 'Sharks Cove' machine it hopes will attract developers with an interest in tablets.…

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New fabric interconnect for up to 15 servers emerges Cisco has quietly released details of a new version of its UCS servers and associated kit dubbed the UCS Mini”.…

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Martian miracle overtakes Lunokhod 2 but still hasn't cracked Marathon distance The plucky Opportunity Rover, whose wheels first touched Martian soil in 2004, has trundled past the 25 mile mark for the first time and in so doing claimed humanity's off-world long distance driving record.…

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ASIO boss “doesn't understand” says iiNet's Dalby Australian internet service provider (ISP) iiNet's chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby has (once again) come out swinging against proposals in Australia to introduce a mass data retention regime, telling a senate committee that the head of ASIO doesn't understand what law enforcement is asking for.…

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Experiment aboard ISS shows we should all chill out for cleaner engines Video  A fire on the International Space Station (ISS) – intentional of course – has provided hints at the kinds of research needed to make engines on Earth cleaner and more fuel efficient. Surprisingly, the experiments turned up flames burning at lower temperatures than thought possible.…

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Never underestimate the AWESOME PREDICTIVE POWER OF COMMENTARDS Back in January, a Register commentard recalled a magazine cover of days of yore, depicting Doom as if it were running on an ATM: now an Aussie tinkerer has brought the vision to life.…

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Oh look! Such a lovely SECRET MILITARY BASE! The Chocolate Factory has found itself in hot water in India, with the country's Central Bureau of Investigation launching a formal investigation into Google Maps for allegedly publishing the location of sensitive locations.…

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US corporate raiders Comment Crew fingered for attacks A Chinese hacking team previously fingered as the bunch behind raids against US defence contractors has been accused of a new data heist: Cyber Engineering Services says the group has plundered Israel's Iron Dome missile protection system.…

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US corporate raiders Comment Crew fingered for attacks A Chinese hacking team previously fingered as the bunch behind raids against US defence contractors has been accused of a new data heist: Cyber Engineering Services says the group has plundered Israel's Iron Dome missile protection system.…

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Fine, keep your Galaxy Tabs Apple has ended its attempt to ban nearly two dozen old Samsung mobile models from import into the US.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more The website wranglers at Microsoft appear to have accidentally let slip some details about the forthcoming update to Windows Phone 8.1 – as well as some hints at what we can expect from future handsets running Redmond's mobile OS.…

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Join the dots, get to comment A chap called Guy Abbott has created a CAPTCHA that asks you to take a swing at imitating pointillist painter Georges-Pierre Seurat.…

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Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Commercial trial locations to go live in September NBN Co – via Telstra Wholesale – has revealed which apartment blocks will be the first to get FTTP under commercial trials of a rollout plan designed to thwart cherry-picking by competitors.…

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Here's a hint: let customers dispute slippery premium fees The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has urged mobile carriers to crack down on scams that lure people into receiving expensive texts.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
CSIRO's ICT in Schools program needs IT pros like YOU to help teachers and kids Okay, Australian Reg Readers: we need 40 of you to help out the CSIRO's ICT In Schools program. What is that program, we hear you ask? ICT in Schools is based on the Scientists in Schools and Mathematicians in schools programs that match professionals from both fields with schools that need some help.…

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Research shows lonely hearts are shallow, suggestible The kerfuffle over Facebook monkeying with its users' minds is overblown according to Christian Rudder, the cofounder of dating site OKCupid.…

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Govt pays 'a sudden visit' to Windows giant's operations in China – but why? Four of Microsoft's offices in China were visited by regulators on Monday, but neither Redmond nor the Chinese government has explained why.…

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Folks 'could use that money for more important things' says CEO Legere T-Mobile US reckons it has undercut its larger rivals with a discounted family plan to give four lines and 10GB of shared mobile data for $100 monthly.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Plenty on new CEO's todo list – starting with Firefox's slipping grasp Mozilla has confirmed that Chris Beard, who was appointed as interim CEO three months ago as a replacement for controversial Brendan Eich, will stay at the helm for the foreseeable future.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Thou shalt not compete unfairly, rule Eurocrats The European Commission has given its official blessing to the $3bn acquisition by Apple of headphone manufacturer Beats.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
They read faster but write slower HGST has refreshed its Ultrastar enterprise SSD line, using denser 20nm NAND to replace the previous 25nm flash, doubling capacity, upping read performance but lowering write performance a tad in the process.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one Review  The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Russian launch for Linux OS phone postponed Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Tizen-powered mobe yet again, delaying the Samsung Z’s debut on the Russian market.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Spaceplane team off to the stars and the pub: Official It's official: The stirring motto for our audacious Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) ballocket mission is Ad Astra Tabernamque.…

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