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Spicephone hopes Fire One Mi-FX 1 will heat up the market The Mozilla Foundation's aim to create a Firefox OS for mobile devices was not to take a quixotic tilt at the top end of the smartphone market. Instead, it hoped to provide an alternative that would enable the delivery of low-cost, but still smart, devices to places where smartphones are still a significant purchase.…

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Mmm, beret-wearing protein for skunkworks projects Google has bought up Gecko Design, the industrial design house behind products like the One Laptop Per Child PC and Nike's Fitbit.…

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Unlock key doesn't always fit, says security biz Security firm F-Secure has released a tool to decrypt data scrambled by the Synolocker malware – assuming you've obtained the decryption key from the crooks.…

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Fanbois make medico money, Fandroids earn like lesser boffins The average iPhone app user makes nearly double the mean US annual wage.…

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Won't let things be, sees a little controversy, asks for docs before saying yes sirree The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting more information from cable giant Comcast on its planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC).…

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I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me. But at least I can find my way with ESA GPS by 2017 Relevant Youtube video is relevant…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Standards to lift data center boxes out of device doldrums LinuxCon 2014  It's practically a given that the ARM processor architecture – so beloved by makers of small devices everywhere – will graduate to servers soon. But before ARM servers can ship in any significant volume, a standardized hardware platform that specifically targets the data center is a must.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived The storage industry knows that the market for physical arrays is in decline. Cheap cloud storage and virtual arrays have emerged as cheaper and often just-as-useful alternatives, making it harder to justify the cost of a dedicated array for many applications.…

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And insists on $5 million insurance per motor against accidents Google's plans for a driverless car that eschews driving wheels and pedals has hit a road bump in California.…

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You. Virtual workload. Go sit over there, and stay there VMworld 2014  Intel and HyTrust have teamed up to build software that can control where in the world your virtual machines are allowed to run.…

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Keep Calm and Carry On Using XenServer In The Data Centre … pretty please? When the mages at Gartner gave the world their most recent view of the x86 virtualization market, the firm offered unkind words about Citrix's prospects in the market.…

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Screen snags plague fruity supplier Pegatron The production of Apple's iPhone 6 has reportedly hit a major snag after the redesign of a screen component caused a supply shortage.…

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Third quarter revenue rise and profits add shine to its switches Storage networking biz Brocade has bounced back from its disappointing and loss-making second quarter results with third quarter profits and a revenue rise.…

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The pissed-off media pundits’ pundit Comment  Thin-skinned media “guru” Professor Jeff Jarvis is furious about the acclaimed satirical Twitter account created by an English ex-pat techie in his name, which has built up a cult following. Jarvis claims his satirical alter-ego is damaging his reputation.…

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As one hand smashes, the other hand repairs Cyberspies at GCHQ and the NSA regularly leak details of flaws in Tor, according to a leading developer of the anonymity-preserving technology.…

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Check out the preview and tell us what you think We're pretty well ready to launch our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter campaign, which will fund the relocation of our audacious ballocket mission launch to Spaceport America.…

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Click here to support Vulture 2 spaceplane launch We're excited to announce that the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter campaign, which will fund the relocation of our audacious ballocket mission launch to Spaceport America, is now live.…

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Book review: Plenty of science and philosophy, no soppy rubbish Page File  There’s hard sci-fi and then there’s the likes of Peter Watts’ Echopraxia, a book that should come with its own scientific reference library to aid reading. Usually, being a fan of science-heavy writing and having a smattering of real-world knowledge is enough to unlock a hard sci-fi world – you just kind of lean back and let the science wash over you. You might only understand one in every five concepts, but you glean enough to work out what’s going on in general.…

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Though Fino and Bella do sound like cartoon characters Nokia's X and Motorola's G now have two new rivals to compete for the reals, pesos and quetzals as LG targets emerging markets with landfill Androids.…

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Cheap storage array IOPS and lots of them If you need cheap storage array IOPS and lots of them, Fujitsu's DX600 S3 array can deliver those goods – at least according to an SPC-1 benchmark.…

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We're not in a relational world anymore, Dorothy Microsoft has slipped out DocumentDB for Windows Azure, the company’s first-ever non-relational database – and its first new database product in a decade.…

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Plus 'I'm laughing at you all as I type this on my Win98 machine' QuoTW  This was the week when the infamous and terrifying Blue Screen of Death made its return to Windows systems. Folks who said yes to Microsoft’s 40 updates for Internet Explorer, Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro were left tearing their hair out when the patches started bricking their machines. People had believed, or at least hoped, that the BSOD was a thing of the past, but now here they were, back on the forums, once more seeking a fix for an unknown bug… One cried:…

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B-64 amateur ultralight payload approaching second circumnavigation Hats must be tipped today in tribute to Brit balloon bod Leo Bodnar, whose ultralight B-64 payload is about to complete its second circumnavigation of the planet.…

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Ideal if you use your phone for talking Special Report  Check out the Register's interactive mobile coverage Monopoly map (voice only for now) right here.…

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First Kickstarter reward lands at spaceplane mission HQ As we reported yesterday, the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has scrapped plans to launch the Vulture 2 spaceplane and is instead taking its audacious ballocket mission to Spaceport America in New Mexico.…

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