posted about 1 hour ago on the register
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp Sony shares dropped more than eight per cent today after the firm warned that it expects losses for this year to be four times as bad as it previously predicted.…

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posted about 2 hours ago on the register
FBI et al knew of nine hacks - but didn't tell TRANSCOM Sophisticated Beijing-backed hackers raided civilian organisations responsible for the movements of US troops and equipment 20 times in one year of which only two were detected by the responsible agency, an audit report has found.…

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Uni of Edinburgh team lands teraflop-tastic LINPACK laurels HPC blog  The LINPACK portion of the ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition (LINK) was supposed to be routine, according to the cluster competition wise guys. Sure, some student team might set a new record, but no one was expecting the new mark to break through the 10 TFLOP/s barrier.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Sooner or later a big player's going to catch one in the eye Comment  Holy Moly, HGST is getting ambitious. It's building an active archive platform product in competition with some of its OEMs and its aiming to rewrite server clustering with a flash fabric - oh and develop helium-filled disk drives - and shingled drives with its own slant - and thinking of Phase Change Memory chips with DIMM connectors.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
Intel bods' analysis concludes 'no significant change' after whistle was blown The Snowden leaks have not changed the way jihadi terorrists communicate, according to a new study.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
More beautiful than a unicorn or a baby's smile Stephen Pie  We had certain unavoidable production issues with this piece from our occasional "tech" guru Stephen Pie. Rather as in the case of Stephen Fry - any other similarity between the two is purely coincidental - Mr Pie's thoughts on the iPhone 6 have had to be published almost completely without benefit of sub-editing or other polishing. Our apologies. - Ed.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
In-memory fabric comes to to HPC I/O project A3Cube has fleshed out another part of its plans for high performance interconnect, adding an I/O access system to the RONNIE data plane technology it launched in February 2014.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS Rupert Murdoch's minions have written to the European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia, urging him to mete out stern punishment to Google in the ongoing search market dominance probe.…

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'People have been brainwashed to believe that their world will be changed forever if they get FTTP' Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again unloaded on his predecessors in government, saying the swift planing process for the National Broadband Network made it “the riskiest and most complex project the Australian Government has ever attempted to carry out.…

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Open Web App Security Project releases new app dev opus The global security community has completed an 18-month effort to produce a guide it is hoped will boost the standard of web application testing and address new and dangerous technologies.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Phones for the drinking classes "Their marketing seemed to be aimed at the more erm ... chav infested end of the market", wrote one Reg reader on the demise of Phones4U, which went into administration on Sunday.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Whistleblower used staff login to reveal PM's daughter's unusual special treatment Sydney student Freya Newman has pled guilty to illegally using a colleagues' login credentials to access and leak documents about a scholarship awarded to the daughter of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
We read the privacy policy so you don't have to Apple has made some amendments to its privacy policy, and has used the occasion to run an open letter from Tim Cook explaining the policy.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier? The Register has found itself subject to a certain amount of criticism for this author's scepticism regarding whether the NSA has been snooping on optical fibre cables by cutting them.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
One for kids, a new lightweight, and a sub-$100 Fire Amazon.com has given its Kindle range a thorough refresh, springing a new range on world+dog today without the usual weeks of “will they or won't they and what's inside” leaks and speculation.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Patchwork regulation creates silos of data and worldwide web of data bakers Privacy laws covering the use of personally-identifiable information are, on a global scale, creating a dizzying patchwork of cookie-cutter cookie-serving companies created to sniff our Web browsing.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Yosemite to come out of beta soon after iOS 8 lands in iThings worldwide So soon after drowning the world in iPhone 6 and iOS 8 hype, Apple is said to be planning another party next month to launch more iPads and OS X Yosemite.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Tell marketing to shove it and build your apps right, says virtualiser-turned VC Your marketing department wants to build mobile apps to expose your business processes to world+dog, but if you do it their way you'll fail and set back future mobile development efforts.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats Bleep, the BitTorrent peer-to-peer chat client, is now out in the wild in the form of a public Alpha version.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Faster VM clones, too, for those who don't care for advanced share 'n' sync Synology is about to release version 5.1 of its Disk Station Manager (DSM) NAS operating system, and has baked a word processor and groupware inside.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher Wolfram wants to broaden the appeal of its Mathematica product, adding a fully-online version to the existing standalone software applications.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Royal Institute of Technology tires of mere 93 teraflop machine Sweden's KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) is continuing its Cray fandom, placing a US$13 million order for an XC super and taking the institute into the petascale era.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Big Blue says its outsourcing bods aren't up to snuff on buzzword tech IBM has instituted a new, mandatory training program for some US employees whom management claims don't measure up in the skills department – and participants will be required to give up 10 per cent of their salaries for the privilege.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Why you pay for what you provision Sysadmin blog  Anyone who says public cloud computing is "pay for what you use" is trying to rip you off. The public cloud is pay for what you provision, and that is a completely different thing.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
ULA to kick in cash to help end reliance on Russian engines Blue Origin, the commercial space company formed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has inked a deal with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to jointly develop a new, US-built rocket engine for future space missions.…

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