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First Map Reduce, then Hive/Impala, but what’s next? Comment  Everyone likes hyper-converged systems. They are cool, dense, fast, energy-saving, agile, scalable, manageable, easy-to-use, and whatever else you want. But you know what? They have their limits too.…

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1. Ram silicon into hapless mollusc. 2. ???? 3. Profit Jewellery firm Galatea has released an app which plays audio when one of the company's pearls is touched to the back of a phone. That's not a euphemism.…

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Lunar Mission One hits crowdfunding target Blighty-backed moonshot Lunar Mission One has managed to hit its Kickstarter goal of £600,000 in crowdfunding, just a day and a half ahead of the cut-off point.…

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Mouthpiece gives us pile of guff about Cloud Marketplace - so we cut through it With all bets placed behind software and services, IBM needs to quickly re-tune its route to customers to get the right suppliers on board and the revenue dial moving in the right direction again.…

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Live Cam Awards or Linux gabfest? Hmmm... Each January Linux luminaries from around the world descend on Australia and New Zealand to attend Linux.conf.au, an antipodean penguinista gathering of sufficient gravitas that Linus Torvalds himself often makes the trip.…

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Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs The government is cutting the number of its ICT frameworks from 26 down to just 10 - a move that has been criticised for leaving SMEs in the dark.…

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19TB flash cards? Not as far off as you might think Comment  We have 3D NAND flash chip supplier timing, courtesy of financial analyst whiz Aaron Rakers. The four foundry operators will all be pumping out mass production volumes of the high-capacity stuff in 18 months' time…

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BoE also warns of IT failures 'exacerbating' sector instability Government must work closely with UK banks to improve financial institutions' infrastructure and resilience to cyber attacks, the Bank of England has warned.…

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Frequently-revolting staff stomp off for three days Amazon workers are striking yet again in Germany, hoping to put pressure on the etailer over the Christmas shopping period.…

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Killing shared array complexity Getting rid of SAN complexity and cost is an idea that appeals to many CIOs sick of juggling storage area networking components and array costs.…

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Dolby Atmos enabled fondleslab, anyone? Review  Before you all take to the comments page and start asking why in the name of hell it has taken us more than six months to review the Fire 8.9 HDX, let me clarify one thing. This is the new, refreshed winter 2014 model. Yes, I know it looks very similar, OK, make that identical, to the previous (3rd) generation 8.9 HDX but trust me, it has been improved.…

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Fresh chief will replace Ed Richards in election year Communications watchdog Ofcom confirmed this morning that it has found a replacement for outgoing chief Ed Richards.…

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And I for one am very excited at that prospect EMC's chief evangelist Chad Sakac got up at an investor conference and said DSSD systems should arrive in limited availability next year.…

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It's illegal and anticompetitive if people to know where to get the lowest price Rivals of Booking.com have been invited to have their say over alleged anti-competitive contracts imposed by the online travel agent.…

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LOHAN's massive box thuds down in the Mile High City The Vulture 2 spaceplane arrived safely in the USA last week, and is currently resting at a secure facility in Denver courtesy of Jeff Anderton of video production outfit Mass Transit.…

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Strategy picked apart by own expert Comment  The UK is in danger of falling behind the rest of the world in rolling out IPv6 networking, while Ofcom sees pound signs and focuses on workarounds, it's claimed.…

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Les fonctionnaires éclatent UberPop Uber has once again found itself running afoul of a government, this time in a form of a ban on the company's UberPop service in France.…

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Let's do the timewarp again easyGroup has won back the easytrain.com domain after it failed to renew it ... back in 2009.…

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Boffins plead against 'perceptions of what is green' +Analysis  Sixty-six heavyweight boffins active in the field of biodiversity conservation have pleaded with the world's greens to get over their objections to nuclear power, pointing out that renewable energy means terrible losses of endangered animals and plants.…

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Heir apparent to Word and PowerPoint, 'Sway', gains UNDO function Microsoft has opened its new Office app, Sway, to all comers.…

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Azure, meanwhile, advances its hybrid march Microsoft has decided to release the code for “Project Orleans”, code the company uses to power “the basis of the Halo 4 services architecture.”…

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Judge's uncertain decision to face scrutiny A US judge's decision that Iran's internet registry cannot be seized by victims of an Iranian-backed bomb attack will be challenged on appeal [PDF] in Washington DC.…

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Still creepily trying to woo Sony staff too The Guardians of Peace, the hackers who plundered Sony Pictures' servers, has leaked more data swiped from the movie studio – and threatened a bigger document dump in the run up to Christmas in a set of sinister messages.…

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Browsers tell us when content is secure, but not when to feel NAKED AND AFRAID The Chromium Project's security team has kicked off a debate on whether browser will mark all HTTP pages as insecure.…

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Xiaomi, rivals gnawing at Korean firm's lunch It was more bad news for Samsung in the third quarter of 2014, as the Korean smartphone maker saw its global market share shrink by nearly 8 per cent, year on year, with most of it going to Chinese rivals.…

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