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PCIe bottlenecks MLC flash when collecting garbage, upstart claims Diablo has a devilish message for PCIe flash users and suppliers; we’re coming to get you with better, faster, more consistently performing technology.…

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So concludes Verizon's new global data-breach probe The use of stolen login credentials continues to be the most common way for network intruders to access sensitive information. Two out of three breaches were the result of weak or swiped passwords, making a case for strong two-factor authentication, according to Verizon’s latest annual Data Breach Investigations Report.…

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Keep your enemies close, keep your databases closer Violin Memory has turned its 6000-series flash array into a converged server-storage engine for SQL Server which is capable of putting data directly into an app server's memory – thanks to a little help from Microsoft.…

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Fondleslab-friendly beastie's wake spotted... OR WAS IT? Photo evidence  The Loch Ness monster presents one of the greatest mysteries of recent times. After all, who in their right mind would believe a great green beastie was lurking down at the bottom of a midge-ridden Scottish lake?…

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New NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of? An NFC Ring does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a piece of jewellery with two NFC tags embedded in it that pass information to nearby phones, tablets and other gadgets by radio.…

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Give it a spin, give us your verdict Site news  We are redesigning The Register's mobile site m.theregister.co.uk: please help us make it better. Try it out and post your feedback here – and don’t forget to tell us what OS/ browser you are using.…

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This bandwagon is up and away, even if it's not carrying that much cash right now The decline in SAP’s software sales has accelerated while the company’s smaller cloud operation has continued to expand.…

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Flash-on-DDR3-sticks to emerge later this year SanDisk is on a revenue roll, with the first 2013 quarter showing a 62 per cent profit rise on an annual compare, driven by rising enterprise SSD sales.…

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Join Planky on April 23 for a one-hour webcast with Windows Server 2012 Promo  Is Microsoft Azure on your list of things to investigate? Then join Steve 'Planky' Plank, a Microsoft senior technical evangelist, on April 23, 0930 BST. Planky is running an Azure 101 webcast, in which he will guide you through the basic steps of setting up Windows Azure Virtual Machines.…

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El Reg sets an arse among the pigeons Something for after the Weekend, Sir?  Don’t tell anyone but I think I might have made an arse of myself again. It’s one thing to show oneself up among one’s peers but another to demonstrate publicly how thick I am front of people who are smarter, sharper, more successful and frankly a damn sight wealthier than me – a sector of society I generally refer to as "other people".…

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Monster phablet rooted at the factory for your pleasure Review  While most Chinese smartphone OEMs started life making cheap tat and then slowly began moving upmarket, Oppo has taken a slightly different tack. Its devices have been fairly high-end from the get-go and the N1, initially released running Android 4.2 back in September 2013, made quite a splash.…

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Plastic pistols, Bitcoin, government and more Interview  For a man some perceive as an audacious libertarian who puts untraceable weapons into the hands of criminals, Cody Wilson is a surprisingly ordinary fellow, albeit one who gets quite animated about 3D-printed guns, Bitcoin and "crypto-anarchism".…

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These are serious revenues - plus there's a volume ship in May Comment  As a part of his CEO series, Willem ter Harmsel interviews CEOs of innovative companies in the fields of storage, virtualisation and networking.…

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Why HELLO Amazon! You weren't here last time Review  The future is here, or at least the next five years of it for Ubuntu fans.…

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The bug that keeps on giving Expunging the Heartbleed bug from vulnerable computers and gadgets is likely to take months, according to a leading vuln research firm. The cautionary assessment by Secunia comes as more and more products are judged to be vulnerable to the infamous OpenSSL security flaw.…

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Facility would boost mobe maker's Indian push HTC could be in the market for Nokia’s troubled Chennai manufacturing plant as the chances of a smooth transfer of the factory to Microsoft get increasingly remote.…

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UAVs likely to have been made in the Middle Kingdom At least one of the suspected North Korean drones found after crashing south of the 38th parallel appears to have been made by a Chinese aviation company.…

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Here's a little chocolate... Google has decided that a smallish (for The Chocolate Factory) wad of cash is a trivial price to pay for maintaining its reputation, and has begun refunding punters who fell for the fake “virus shield” scam.…

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LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers Feature  Reg reader Ben Lamb was so impressed with how his recent Lightwave RF installation turned out, he put pinkie to keyboard to share his experiences with us. In his own words, here's how he got on.…

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Will it blend? You bet Take pencil leads, detergent, water, stick them in a high-power kitchen blender, and the result? A brew containing the wonder-stuff graphene.…

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Back from under the bridge WiLAN, which last October lost a patent case against Apple that had been settled by companies like Dell, HP and Alcatel-Lucent, has decided to appeal the case.…

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One-way competition isn't competition NBN Co has asked the government to release it from restrictions it says constrain its ability to compete with other carriers seeking to cherry-pick lucrative markets.…

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The StreetView numbers game A group of Google scientists working on extracting numbers from StreetView images has discovered that their technology can also match humans at solving captchas.…

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Ukrainians and everyone else ... ssssh! Google appears to have sided with Vladimir Putin in the current sovereignty dispute over the Crimean Peninsula – at least as far as residents of Russia are concerned.…

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'Oh, and by the way, we're raising our fees as well' Video service Netflix has officially come out in opposition of a potential merger between Comcast and Time Warner.…

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