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From homemade nitroglycerine to Intel: Meet Gordon Moore Critics have had half a century to pick apart and predict the end of Moore’s Law, which marked its Big Five Zero birthday this week.…

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Microsoft and open-source rivals lose it in the labs The hypervisor is a commodity. VMware's ESXi, Microsoft's Hyper-V and the open-source community's Xen and KVM are all right and proper tools for virtualising workloads. Does that mean we should all stampede away from expensive proprietary hypervisors and dine on the open-source freebies? This being IT, the answer is "it depends".…

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Sneaky state-sponsored snoopery can be picked up by counting HTTP packets Security researchers have developed a method for detecting NSA Quantum Insert-style hacks.…

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Fall-out from massive February data theft continues A fresh wave of scammers appear to be targeting TalkTalk customers, following a massive data theft earlier this year, The Register has learned.…

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Two million dollars worth of kit now delivered Comment  NetApp is supplying Data ONTAP storage for use on an Aussie supercomputer (Raijin), which already uses DDN storage, and we wondered about the whys and wherefores of adding three new hardware platforms and two new operating systems.…

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The banker's offer just went through the roof It’s hard to escape the commodity niche in cloud, but Box.com is trying.…

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Old storage wilts and there's not enough new stuff yet EMC’s first quarter results were like the curate's egg; good in parts, but hit by currency problems and unsatisfactory core storage revenues in others.…

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When it comes to coverage on the rail network, we're all in second class Comment  Mobile coverage on trains is rubbish, Wi-Fi isn’t much better and battles between companies offering the services are not going to make it much better.…

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A rich roast of fail could brew up a lot of trouble for members Costa Coffee is warning customers it may have suffered a security breach and, alongside resetting the passwords for all of its Coffee Club accounts, is going to implement a "new format" for users' passwords.…

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The art of analytics is no longer restricted to data scientists Comment  Teradata’s Aster Data software is a lens through which data scientists can create visualisations of Big Data. Sounds dull, right? Not when you see the beautiful flowery images it creates.…

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These beasts really DID have two backs Differences in stegosauruses' armour plating may have had distinctly sexual origins, the University of Bristol's Evan Thomas Saitta suggests.…

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No robbing Pietro to pay Paulo, please, Mr President MEPs are pushing back against European Commission plans to slash science funding.…

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If only the French and German outfits were doing so well Computacenter’s UK sales team must be in self-licking mode after a barnstorming start to calendar ’15 – but revenue zapping currency conversions and an unsettled French operation hit the group’s top line.…

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Cheer up Mark: sales nearly doubled at your content farm Profits at global ad platform Facebook plunged by 20 per cent on the year to $512m (£341m) for the company's first quarter, as it shelled out vast amounts of cash in pursuit of world domination.…

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So far that's aircraft and cars for Birrell. Trains next? Stuart Birrell is to hop into the CIO hot seat at Heathrow Airport, one of the most highly exposed roles in tech, and a position that could see him catching the blame for everything from lost bags to international diplomatic incidents.…

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Slay distributed dragons with old-school skills Distributed computing is no longer something that only occurs in universities or the basements of the really frightening nerds with Beowulf clusters made of yesteryear's recycled horrors.…

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New threats evolved in 2014, mainly aimed at the US RSA 2015  Banking botnets persist as a threat despite recent high-profile takedowns which only achieve a temporary calming effect, according to a new study from Dell SecureWorks.…

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After waffling on, it's about to do something ‘inherently sensible’ After Uber’s woes in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, Belgium looks set to overturn its existing ban on the (taxi and/or tech) service and bring it within legal regulation.…

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48,000 PCs at TEPCO still run Microsoft's unloved child The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy complex, has been told to migrate 48,000 internet-connected PCs off Windows XP sooner rather than later.…

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You'll need a machine with the right IOMMU tech RSA 2015  On Wednesday, at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Microsoft veep Scott Charney outlined a new security mechanism in Windows 10 called Device Guard. We've taken a closer look.…

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Your PoS is a P.O.S., chortle hackers, uneasily RSA 2015  RSA 2015: Fraud fighters David Byrne and Charles Henderson say one of the world's largest Point of Sale (PoS) systems vendors has been slapping the same default passwords – 166816 – on its kit since 1990. Worse still: about 90 per cent of customers are still using the password.…

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WARNING: Contains strong imagery of drowned iThings from the outset A Japanese love-rat's misdeeds have left him, and his iGizmos, in hot water.…

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Partnerships provide new analytics, threat detection, cloud, mobe capabilities HP has revealed a bunch of security analytics tools and services as part of an infosec portfolio launch.…

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DHL deliverators to get one-time codes to pop keyless cars Amazon.com's German outpost, Amazon.de, is trialling delivery of goods direct into the trunks of buyers' cars.…

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Fifty shades of серый, comrade Video  Not all “space gecko” experiments end in fiery doom: a group of thick-toed geckos sent into orbit have been filmed seem to have enjoyed playing with a collar floating around their capsule.…

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