posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Catching a glimpse of uncanny valley Feature  The other week a Viewsonic VX2475Smhl-4K monitor, boasting a 3840x2160 resolution running at 60Hz – though only 24-inches of it – shows up at my door. I’m happy as a clam until it dawns on me that this isn’t a job my faithful little NUC, the Gigabyte Brix Pro, is up to. I was going to need a rig and a half, probably costing more than my last two cars combined, to make use of this number of Pixels Per Degree of Vision (PPD).…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Orbiting outpost packed with parked capsules The Soyuz capsule carrying the Kazakh Space Agency's Aidyn Aimbetov, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov successfully docked with the International Space Station this morning.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
‘We don't comment on rumour or speculation’. But we do Rumors and speculations are mounting that SanDisk might be an acquisition target, with reports indicating it's been chatted up by two suitors wanting to buy it, with Western Digital (WD) in the frame.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Price drop needed for expensive kit Sound system bods Pioneer have completed a trial of laser-outfitted cars in a bid to have vehicle mapping technology in commercial use as early as 2018.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Better containers, storage, security and admin, apparently Red Hat has offered up a beta of Enterprise Linux 7.2, touting security, storage management, and expanded container capabilities.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Cool cloak no sci-fi joke

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Does not pass go, despite commendable misappropriation attempt A Spanish chap whose bank accidentally deposited €60,000 in his account did what any right-minded customer in his position would have done: he immediately trousered as much cash as possible and then refused to hand it back.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
AWS Cloud to spin up video formatting services Amazon Web Services has acquired “software-defined video” player Elemental for an undisclosed sum.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
No workaround, so it's 'patch or chuck it in the bin' Cisco has patched a denial of service vulnerability in its unified computing platform.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Ye olde networking giants still deliver for this big bit-shipper Global data operator Equinix has sniffed around the white box networking scene, but found traditional suppliers are innovating more quickly and still have an edge.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Or not, if you look at the numbers Australia has won the dubious honour of being named in the global top-10 DDoS sources, and in its quarterly State of the Internet report, Akamai reckons our tiny number of high-speed fibre broadband users are the cause.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Cities get a trim, rural links to take a haircut In a move that Vulture South's crystal ball suggests will be hotly resisted by Telstra, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing that rural backhaul costs be slashed.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Unless this really is the year of the Linux desktop ... Windows 10 looks to have grabbed about five and a half per cent of the desktop operating system market in August, its first full month of release.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Dying to chat to a 'Fembot'? Not on our network, dude The Australian public service has weighed in on the Ashley Madison hack, warning government staff not to register with their work e-mails or use office 'net connections.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
DoJ bends a little with new cell-site simulator policy The US Department of Justice has moved to quell the ongoing row over the use of IMSI-catchers like Stingray, with a new policy that requires a warrant before they're deployed.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Sponsor HP stumped by Wassenaar Arrangement cluster-fsck The Cold War has reached out a long-dead hand to stifle the Pwn2Own hackfest in Tokyo, with the Wassenaar Arrangement blamed for the event's cancelation.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
It's true that's there's a rumour. And that's a FACT Apple is reportedly planning to unveil its long-awaited large screen tablet designed for enterprise users.…

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Rumbled in the tech jungle Pic  A friend of The Reg today spotted something rather interesting in downtown San Francisco: an empty van bearing a sign reading “Google VW Group Summit.”…

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Video network agrees to settlement in pay-for-praise case The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has struck a settlement with video network Machinima over allegations that influential YouTube broadcasters were improperly paid to endorse Microsoft's Xbox One.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
L-Koh gives O-K to settlement payout Apple, Google, Adobe, and Intel's $415m settlement with Silicon Valley techies over wage-fixing accusations has been formally approved by a judge.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Big names decide they DO want a say in copying levies Three years after stomping out, big tech manufacturers have returned to talk to the French government about private copying levies.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Can't give it away: Only two-thirds of original £100m target to be met The government has admitted to falling substantially short of its original target to hand small businesses £100m in broadband vouchers.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Fat solid state flash drive for the masses? IFA2015  "By 2018, SSD technology including 3D Flash could reach up to 128TB", Toshiba storage product manager Paul Han Lin told The Register today at IFA in Berlin.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Well, it's a success compared with Android Wear, anyway IFA  Last year, TomTom shipped half a million fitness and sports watches, more than any Wear smartwatch vendor can boast – but short of the 10 million fitness bands Fitbit shifted. Today at IFA it launched a new range of sporty watches.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Blackmail campaign unmasked through Bitcoin blockchain Some blackmail attempts against victims of the ongoing Ashley Madison saga resulted in several – albeit modest – pay outs, according to new research.…

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