posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Our trio talk travel tips, hypervisors and more

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
World Mobile Telephone Factory No.3 won't fling the big bucks around just yet Huawei insists its won’t splash the cash to compete with Samsung and Apple in Europe’s overcrowded consumer market. Late last year, Huawei became the world’s No 3 phone maker* from a standing start: it only began selling branded phones three years ago.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Nearly half a billion dollars of funding to date. But no IPO? All-flash array startup Pure Storage has just trousered another $225m of funding, less than a year after enjoying a $150m E-round. Why on earth does it need more cash now?…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Actually, a tip-top comms network for our 999 heroes The UK Home Office is touting a mega contract worth up to £1.2bn to build a next-generation comms network for Blighty's brave emergency services.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Well, not really F1 but who's heard of LMP and VLN*? Grant money amounting to of £28.8m will be awarded to four British engineering companies to take technology initially designed for Formula 1 cars and develop it for more widespread use.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
'Most reliable hardware on the planet' ... is not a BlackBerry lookalike mobe HDS has updated its 2010 vintage high-end VSP array with the VSP G1000 and a new operating system, together providing the "highest performance and most available unified storage system in the industry," and claiming it's "the most reliable hardware on the planet."…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Performance tweaks and power savings – what's not to like? Review  Just under a year ago Crucial sent shock waves through the SSD consumer market space with the launch of the M500 series. Not only did the family contain the first near-1TB SSD in this space, in the shape of the flagship M500 960GB drive, but the whole range had been priced at such a competitive level it had rivals scurrying around trying to match it.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Triple-handshake flaw stalks Macs and iThings Apple has squashed a significant security bug in its SSL engine for iOS and OS X as part of a slew of patches for iThings and Macs.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
XP becomes XP7 HP has announced the XP7, the successor to the high-end XP array. The XP, or P9500, is an OEM version of Hitachi's VSP array and Hitachi has announced the VSP G1000 follow-on product, which HP has manufactured as the XP7.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Guangzhou skyscraper denizens to hold on to hats Hitachi has unveiled plans for two express lifts which will rocket up a China skyscraper at speeds in excess of the genteel 30mph (48kmph) British speed limit.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Live in London on 29 April Promo  On Tuesday 29 April, Amazon Web Services will be at London’s ExCel Centre, where it will host the 2014 Enterprise Summit.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
'Misled' folk by exaggerating access to Beeb iPlayer, et al services Budget telco TalkTalk has been barked at by the Advertising Standards Authority after the company wrongly suggested that a whole host of TV channels were available via its catch-up service.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
LOHAN keeps things safely toasty at 28,000m The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is toasting a toasty success today after reviewing the data from our recent Judy test flight, which carried the rocket motor heater rig designed to stop our Vulture 2 spaceplane's mighty thruster from catching a nasty cold.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
The flash DIMM software angle looks interesting Diablo Technologies now licenses its Flash DIMM technology to SanDisk, which acquired the licence through buying SMART Storage. So far IBM and Supermicro have signed contracts with SanDisk to use its ULLtraDIMM technology in some of their X86 servers but its likely just the beginning.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Right, shipmate, identify yourself. LOL? What's your meaning? Security researchers claim to have uncovered myriad security problems with satellite communication systems. But while major manufacturer Iridium said the security weaknesses identified by security researchers at IOActive were in hand, Thuraya, another satellite comms service, has criticised the report as inaccurate.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Decent phone calls and signal quality ... what a FEATURE What do you want in a smartphone? A premium build quality? A high-resolution display that looks the business whether you’re watching a movie or reading a book?…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Hands-on blonde shows how to sell hot kit Pic  We're obliged to veteran Reg reader Chris Winpenny for nominating what he believes to be a worthy successor to Asus' famous blonde beach babe – last seen enjoying an Eee Pad Transformer Prime before the sun set on her PC-punting career:…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Wait 'til this one hits your pension fund where it hurts Hurrah! The European Union has decided to save us from the perils of automatic trading! Also known as High Frequency Trading (HFT) or algo trading, this is simply the practice of writing a piece of code to do the buying and selling faster than a human being can possibly do it.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Wikibon prognosticates, says we're all doomed The Wikibon biz tech consultancy thinks that the era of networked filers and SANs is going to end with server SANs replacing them. SANs and filers will have largely died away by 2027, it reckons.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Transport for London: You can pay, but don't touch London Underground commuters will soon be able to pay for Tube journeys via contactless credit cards thanks to EE, Vodafone and Transport for London.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Cyber risks 'similar to 2008 crash' Tomorrow's Internet is a scary, scary place, according to think-tank The Atlantic Council, so much so that we're all apparently on the brink of “a cyber sub-prime meltdown”.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Spinning up Windows Server 2012 virtual machines in a one-hour webcast Promo  Windows Azure is a cornerstone of Microsoft's technology for the cloud. Find out more in "Getting Started with Azure" – Microsoft's free webcast on Wednesday, 23 April at 0930 BST. In this one-hour broadcast, Steve "Planky" Plank will guide you through the step-by-step process for spinning up Windows Server 2012 virtual machines, building virtual networks, and installing Active Directory.…

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AgencyGlass saddles user with creepy OLED display A Japanese boffin has unveiled a novel way of catching some kip at work without your colleagues finding out – a pair of OLED “glasses” designed to act as digital eyes.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Vital linguistic question interrupts LOHAN spaceplane mission Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission is on temporary hold today while we attempt to answer a question of vital linguistic import: just how do you say "the mutt's nuts" in French?…

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Haneda employee drops key codes ahead of Obama visit The dangers of writing passwords down on paper were laid bare in the Japanese airport of Haneda this week after a member of staff managed to lose a note containing key security codes ahead of US president Barack Obama’s arrival today.…

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