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Digitally signed firmware makes hardware acceleration with free software a no-go The Linux community's on-again, off-again relationship with Nvidia appears to have soured once more, amid reports that the GPU maker is back to its old tricks – and worse – when it comes to open source hardware drivers.…

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What do we want? 25GbitE. When do we want it? NOW An alliance called 2550100 has been announced by QLogic and others to deliver faster Ethernet faster – starting with 25GbitE to deliver better-than-10gig speed without jumping all the way to 40gig.…

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DJI set to be most valuable biz in RC aerial gizmos Chinese drone company DJI could become the world's most valuable unmanned aerial vehicle biz, following a round of fundraising said to place the manufacturer's worth at a cool $10bn (£6.7bn), according to reports.…

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It's acquisition or IPO – but do it quickly, as the alternatives aren't pretty Comment  The mass of storage start-ups is threatening to overwhelm the exit routes into the great, wide post-start-up world, dooming many to lingering deaths or outright failure.…

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Better insights with fewer disruptions, promises head honcho Goodness, doesn’t everyone want to show they're a "cloud developer’ company these days? If it’s not migration tools to the cloud for the data centre, then it’s native cloud tools that exist in the cloud, for the cloud and of the cloud.…

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As Uncle Sam builds more nuke test number-crunchers In November, the US government announced it is building Summit, a $325m supercomputer capable of performing 300 quadrillion calculations per second if you redline it.…

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Flies two new fancy filers for filer fetishists DDN has launched two new filers: the MEDIAScaler for media workflows and a refreshed GRIDScaler for HPC-style workloads.…

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Problems often related to ‘poorly patched devices’ Security software company Symantec is being drenched in calls from breached health organisations that have lost devices or suffered an information security snafu.…

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It's like the zombie nightmare future of spam just came to life Google is in talks to allow advertisers to target ads in search results using existing customers' email addresses, according to reports.…

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How to do you solve a problem like ICANN – in one easy diagram Infogasm  The organization that oversees the top level of the internet, ICANN, will be restructured into a true membership-controlled organization under plans drafted this week. That's important because ICANN, right now, has the keys to the web, and the more that can be done to hold it to account, the better.…

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Roll up, roll up, get your exclusive market insights Beginning this month, The Channel and martinwolf M&A Advisors are forming an editorial partnership to feature martinwolf’s commentary and analysis concerning the challenges and opportunities facing the IT industry. The organisation, exclusively focused on the IT industry, has completed more than 130 transactions and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies across 19 different countries.…

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OEMs Samsung tech, announces new flash-equipped workstations HP has been flashing at the National Association of Broadcasters' event in Las Vegas, announcing desktop PCIe SSDs for media mavens to manipulate their massive files.…

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The Chocolate Factory just wanted to make the world a Lovelier Place Analysis  Google made the internet a bit more crappy and considerably less diverse, breaking its own vows along the way. That’s what the EU’s competition division declared earlier today, in a formal Statement of Objections. So what’s their beef?…

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More data than stars in the sky, claims starry-eyed CTO AWS Summit  Amazon’s Redshift data warehouse is the fastest-growing service in AWS’s nine-year history, according to Amazon.com chief technology officer Werner Vogels, who told the AWS Summit in London that the old metric of measuring AWS size by raw objects is now outdated.…

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With a soupçon of rocket propellant, naturally Those who live by the motto Ad Astra Tabernamque ("To The Stars And The Pub") – with the possible addition of "...and then home for a bacon sarnie"* – should proceed forthwith to El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion to feast their eyes on our limited edition "SPB Equation" t-shirt.…

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Chinese firm uses Xiaomi backing to Gingerly move into American markets Ninebot, the company Segway recently tried to sue, has bought Segway thanks to a cash injection from mobile and media company Xiaomi.…

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Promises from Clegg? (oi, stop laughing) Election 2015  The Liberal Democrats published their election manifesto today, promising stronger protections for freedom of speech and claiming to be the party pushing back against mass state surveillance.…

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Command and control of a robot army vital Google has been awarded a patent related to systems and methods for "allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices".…

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Meetings cancelled as volunteer experts burn out from conference calls The internet's backstage community is crying for mercy over the work schedule for deciding the fate of IANA – the crucial body that allocates IP addresses and runs the world's DNS for domain-name overseer ICANN.…

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Horse-trading between ad giant and Brussels begins Google now has 10 weeks to respond to Brussels' preliminary finding that the world's largest ad broker abused its dominant position in the search market in Europe.…

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NCR hurls Google's Linux at Windows XP walls Banks have a new option for finally unhitching from Windows XP on tens of thousands of ATMs – Google’s Android.…

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Washing someone else's dirty laundry in public is always fun – for onlookers The Clinton Group, wanting to have its own slate of Imation board members, has released an emphatic diatribe of a proxy vote presentation, designed to disgust investors with what it says are the value-destroying failings of the current board and CEO.…

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Just what world is HP's Helion group in, anyway? Analysis  HP doesn't plan to abandon its public cloud business after all, a top company exec has said, but that still doesn't mean it intends to go head to head with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.…

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Convince us it ain't so, says bold EU commish Vestager Google is illegally abusing its dominant position in the search market, according to Europe’s chief competition regulator.…

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Mad skillz + $10k = DIY NSA Infiltrate  A default feature of Cisco routers can readily be abused to collect data, security researchers warn.…

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