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Three quarters of a million, random read. Speedy? You bet How does damn near three quarters of a million random read IOPS grab you? HGST is at last shipping its NVMe Ultrastar SN100 PCI flash card, first announced seven months ago.…

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High-speed mobes hampered by lo-speed industry Comment  More than two decades after the first digital roamed voice calls, 4G has caught up with what GSM was invented for.…

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First major party releases list of pre-election promises Election 2015  Labour was the first major party to kick off the round of pre-election pledges this week, releasing its 2015 General Election manifesto. Amid the usual list of vague-sounding promises were a number of familiar platitudes about plans to "build on our strengths as a leader in digital technology".…

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Primary task of ISS resupply almost boring in comparison SpaceX will be launching a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station this evening. It will be the seventeeth Falcon 9 launch - and this time SpaceX are attempting to land the booster rockets in a controlled vertical descent to a floating platform. Again.…

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Drag-and-drop QoS simplicity makes latency management a doddle A Tintri OS update has added drag-and-drop storage IOPS maxima and minima per virtual machine (VM) and latency source identification, for visually confirmed granular quality of service. Extra snapshotting and management features have also been added to the mix.…

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Accomplices cuffed in fascist mobile zombie menace swoop Alleged members of a gang of "cyber-fascist" Android malware-slingers have been arrested in Russia.…

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PE sale instead of float on the cards Symantec is being pressed to sell its Veritas storage unit to private equity instead of floating it as an independent publicly-owned business, according to reports over the weekend.…

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Sweating the small stuff, again and again Doing my own 'ting  When I wrote my last startup-diary instalment I was still at my desk in the City a few days each week. In the months since then I and my co-conspirator in OpenTRV have both handed back the keys of the courtesy helicopters and Ferraris that all IT folks get there (uh huh…) and gone full-time on our planet-saving mission - halving UK home space-heating costs and footprint by up to £300 per year.…

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Chipzilla should hive off profitable patent biz, says chippy stakeholder Activist investors in chip giant Qualcomm are reportedly calling for a break-up of the semiconductor biz in order to boost its stock price.…

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Bitdefender has a special offer for Reg Readers worldwide Promo  If you’re one of the 33 per cent of folks who don’t use antivirus protection, we’ve got an offer for you. In fact, even if you’re one of the other two thirds, you’re still going to want to sit up and pay attention.…

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Over a MEEEELION fanbois shelled out for a watch that watches them An estimated million consumers have flashed the plastic to pre-order an Apple Watch, leaving the fruity firm without stock to meet additional demand for months.…

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Nefarious, gov-sponsored, secret-grabbing life begins APT 30 Security researchers have exposed a decade-long cyber-spying campaign that targeted south-east Asia and India since 2004.…

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We've been talking about this for years, honest, says Cambridge candidate The Liberal Democrats have announced a new Digital Rights Bill which they want to introduce if they form part of a new coalition government after the general election.…

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No time? No budget? No problem – get yourself skilled up There comes a point in most people’s career when they get a bit bored of the day job and start looking to move. but one factor that can prevent upward mobility is a tired CV.…

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In and out of the shadows To help readers help each other, we have put together a short, sharp temperature check survey on the topic of cloud security. We're asking a bit about you and your organisation for context and then 5 simple questions that we think nail the key issues and possible solutions. We finish off by getting you to tell us the scariest or most bizarre business use of cloud services you have come across.…

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Say hola! to hopeless holey homepage hell Website crypto problems on the Spanish online voting registration website are causing it to generate all manner of security warnings.…

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Does it all and does it respectably, unless you want a fat camera Review  Back in December 2013, I hailed the first generation Motorola Moto G as the best affordable smartphone on the market. If you want a reasonably compact 4.5-inch device, then, arguably, it still is the best, thanks to a midlife facelift that added a microSD slot and 4G reception.…

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Staff TUPE across to new employer ... but not all of them Law firm Irwin Mitchell is to outsource IT operations to Esteem from Monday, with the “majority” of staff expected to be TUPEd across, although some are refusing to relocate 200 miles to the Woking call centre…

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Activist investor and board set to throw brown smelly stuff at each other Proxy FUD poo is being thrown around at Imation. Activist investor The Clinton Group has its hooks into Imation and the Imation board is pleading with shareholders to reject Clinton's candidates at the May 20 AGM.…

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When it comes to sniffing stolen creds on Tor, they gaufre it in Belgium but the UK lags The US is home to the largest number of data perverts, according to research.…

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More an event than a means of power transport The UK's National Grid has planted the first of its new "T-pylons" — an elegant alternative to the traditional steel lattice monsters currently straddling Blighty's green and pleasant land.…

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Reinforce that safe, make fire doors one-way, and don't give your courier the keys The world's payment card producers have released the latest guidelines to help interested businesses to protect payment data.…

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The real scandal? Who in their right mind used an IDE drive in 2009? Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will run for the presidency of the united states has seen Republican candidate Rand Paul offer her hard drive for sale.…

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Spooks in still-don't-like-encryption shock “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning for an iPhone, and we'll give you an encryption master key” seems to be the dream of the National Security Agency (NSA).…

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Mountain View offers a fair square of 4G chocolate to the standard The LTE rollout has moved a little closer to avoiding sueball spats that have long plagued the tech biz, with Google tipping a bucket of its IP into Via Licensing.…

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