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Emo-takeover better not be a viral marketing stunt to win our hearts Updated  Lenovo's website lenovo.com appears to have fallen victim to cyber-mischief-makers Lizard Squad.…

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Australian Police keep leaking or pinching data: if we must have metadata retention, laws must stop their stupidity Australia's metadata retention proposal suggests the nation's telcos and ISPs need to store data for two years. But agencies accessing the metadata can seemingly keep it forever and are not, to date, required to securely store or destroy data they retrieve from the nation's putative meta data trove.…

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Can’t say it doesn’t rise to the occasion PernixData, the clusterable VMware IO cacher, has added compression to its RAM caching, meaning more effective data in RAM and more caching with its FVP software.…

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Volunteer amputees get neural implants Austrian scientists have used a technique dubbed "bionic reconstruction" to connect a robot hand to grafted human nerves, enabling true mind-controlled prosthetics for the first time.…

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Don't know what the rest of you are doing, but... Comment  Despite lousy dollar exchange rates, HP storage revenues are climbing – unlike those of NetApp, which fingered those same exchange rates as the cause of its woes.…

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Schmidt meeting Competition Commissioner soon If reports are to be believed, Google big boy Eric Schmidt is to meet Europe's new competition chief for the first time soon, in an effort to sort out the long-running court case against the Chocolate Factory and avoid a possibly substantial fine.…

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Now that's a black hole, my boy Researchers from Australia and China have turned up an unfeasibly large black hole that almost dates back to the beginning of time.…

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All woven in to DataFabric concept NetApp is cosying up even more to Amazon in pursuit of its hybrid cloud data fabric ideas.…

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Finns finding MIMO: But even that won't be enough in 5 years In the arms race for faster data speeds, Nokia Networks has pulled out 600Mbps over Ericsson’s 450Mbps by using 4X4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology.…

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Here's how to tell them apart In the world of data protection you don't get fired for losing money, you get fired for losing data.…

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And its flash will 'never' become obsolete. Bold claim All-flash array startup Solidfire has a new array and is selling its software, minus hardware, to hyperscalers.…

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Is Cupertino now the web standard bearer? Comment  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the Pointer Events standard as a recommendation, but its future is in doubt as Apple and Google are refusing to implement it.…

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Professional services the future, for now If the future of big data is Hadoop, those peddling it still have a long journey ahead of the them.…

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Cops analysing command and control server ... in Hampshire Euro cybercrime cops have taken down the RAMNIT botnet, which has infected 3.2 million computers worldwide, including 33,000 in the UK.…

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London-listed biz questions chief's purchase of 20k shares A senior level dust-up has erupted at Coms Plc with CEO David Breith trying to stage a boardroom coup, amid widening losses and a spat over Coms shares that he quietly bought.…

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We said ASA, not... oh, never mind Mobile phone company Kazam has been put on the naughty step by the Advertising Standards Authority after viewers complained its "world's slimmest phone" ad caused offence by overtly sexualising women.…

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Lightening the hyper-converged load Dell has revealed a range of new hyper-converged XC appliances, running on Nutanix software and containing 13G PowerEdge servers.…

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EU needs data protection, copyright laws, says Oetti Europe must stick together or the US will suck out our brains data; so warned Europe’s digi chief Gunther H-dot Oettinger on Tuesday.…

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Gov fudges overall small biz spend figures, claims success Small biz suppliers received no more love from government procurement departments last year, with direct spend dipping by 0.1 per cent compared with 2012/13 to £4.5bn.…

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There’s more digital things than we dreamt of The European Commission has published its league table of digital countries and the Best of Europe’s tech world is, you guessed it, Denmark!…

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If snooping was done, it was done via comms intercept SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has given more details of what it understands is behind the reports that GCHQ and the NSA got their mitts on the encryption keys for its SIM cards.…

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Brocade VP's family Xmas sounds ... er, fun

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Ask your granny about external tape drives, son Back in the old days, those dim and distant ones before the millennium, before the '90s even, you could backup your PC to external tape drives. It was a nightmare mix of weird software and slow transfer speeds ... and then external disks came along to rescue us.…

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Skype, anybody? Microsoft is doubling down on Skype by killing integration with Google Talk and Facebook Messenger in Outlook.com.…

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Are you a zero or a hero? Keeping up with evolving storage demands is tough. This came through strongly in a recent Reg research study.…

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