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Ultrathin client with a lot of baggage. The upside? it's a rogue sysadmin's delight Review  When somebody hands you a dongle-sized computer, you might, for a moment, be impressed. But when they then put it in a bag with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and suggest you find a monitor somewhere, you might wonder what exactly it is they are trying to sell you.…

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How bad is it... you can tell us Tech panel  Yep, data volumes are growing, and managing security, access, service levels and costs are more of a pain than ever when it comes to storage. But how bad is it for you?…

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Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row Culture, media and sport Secretary of State Maria Miller - whose stuffed portfolio included overseeing the rollout of faster broadband networks to country bumpkins - has finally quit her Cabinet post over an expenses row.…

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I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind Storagebod  I’m a big fan of data networking blogger Greg Ferro, who writes under the moniker Etherealmind. Greg and I are really on the same page with regards to work/life balance but his latest thoughts on that topic struck a chord with me.…

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'We are the biggest', crafty biz told Iron Curtain prospects IBM announced the System 360 in 1964 and stated selling its family of modern mainframes 12 months later. But how do you outsell a problem like IBM?…

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Site charged with seeking payments to clear smear profiles The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on a site they say lifted user information to create smear profiles on a for-profit reputation site.…

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Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists Exclusive  British mobile carrier EE has refused to admit there's a problem with its Orange Mail app, even though it appeared to have quickly drained the data allowance on a barely-used PAYG phone.…

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Prime minister: Nothing to see here, go about your business British cops are abusing the right to snoop on communications data by holding information on innocent people for far too long, a report from the Commissioner for Interception has found.…

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This might be a good time to plan a web site migration British Gas has filed a petition to wind up UK colocation outfit Alphadex.…

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Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable! North Korea’s first “home-grown” smartphone, revealed with much pride and hyperbole by state media last year, appears to be little more than a made-in-China piece of landfill Android.…

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Mooted collaboration will aim to take down China's Tianhe-2 Russia and India may be about to join forces in taking on a common adversary: China and its floptastic Tianhe-2 beast which currently sits atop the Top 500 supercomputer list.…

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Not the worst place to be stung, says one man A Cornell student has researched just how much pain bee stings create by putting the buzzing creatures down his pants and, um, holding them there.…

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Even with autocomplete off, Google will ask if it can 'help' by storing your passwords Google has announced that Chrome 34 is now stable enough to be promoted to the Stable Channel. In a few days it will therefore become the default version for millions of users.…

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The dog ate my Bitcoin By now, we all know the Magic the Gathering Online Exchange says it came undone because of a gap in the Bitcoin protocol called “transaction malleability”. Now, two ETH Zurich researchers have rubbished that claim.…

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Vendors and ISPs have a lot of work to do updating firmware - if it possible to do so All over the world, systems administrators are scrambling to fix the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug.…

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New kit will help Japanes space agency to build 3.4 petaflop beast Fujitsu is pimping system-on-chip (SoC) designs for two new supers it says get 40 per cent more processing punch while slurping half as much power.…

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Result? 'Way more carbon being released into the atmosphere as methane' A team of researchers has discovered new evidence that as the permafrost layer that covers 24 per cent of the Northern Hemisphere continues to thaw as global temperatures increase, not only does it release more greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, but as time goes by the ratio of carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) changes from 10:1 to 1:1 as more and more methane is released.…

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Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner Google apparently isn't the only company thinking about getting into the wireless networking game. Cable TV and internet giant Comcast has hinted that it's interested luring away some of the mobile carriers' business, too.…

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Cut-price deal to pipe Windows apps into Chromebooks as Citrix takes a swipe at VMware Citrix and Google have announced a cut-price deal to pipe legacy apps into Chromebooks.…

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Cooling costs down 95%, space required reduced by 10X Intel and SGI have built a new supercomputer using an advanced coolant from 3M flowing directly over the hardware to slash the running costs of such systems, and possibly to boost performance.…

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Microsoft, Adobe move to fix more security flaws Microsoft has released patches for critical security vulnerabilities in Word and Internet Explorer on what is to be the final Patch Tuesday update for Windows XP systems.…

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Just ask the Chinese, they'll admit it Microsoft has been hush-hush about specifics of the patent licensing deals it has been signing with Android device makers, but a new blog post suggests Redmond might be wielding a larger intellectual-property club against the open source smartphone OS than had previously been thought.…

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File under 'messianic pastries' and move on, people A Twitter member named @CoUdErMaNn has spotted a rock on Mars that is said to resemble Australia. If you ignore some of Australia's largest geographical features.…

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The containers are in place and the lights are flickering One of the two data centres Microsoft Australia will use to house antipodean Azure is undergoing final testing, The Reg understands.…

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And we still don't even know what the damn things will do The latest Apple iWatch rumors to come out of the cauldron of leaks and speculation that is the Far East say that Cupertino's manufacturing partner Quanta is slated to build 65 million of the li'l fellows in their first year of availability, and that the wristable whatever will ship in the third quarter of this year.…

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