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RDMA-over-Ethernet steps up to v 2.0, promises less chatter so servers can get on with it The group behind the RDMA over converged Ethernet standard – RoCE to its friends – is tweaking the spec to support UPD and IP in the stack.…

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Analytics service aims to help office pros crunch biz data Still flush with its victory on quiz show Jeopardy!, IBM's Watson supercomputer has lately turned its attention to more mundane pursuits – namely, crunching sales figures for companies.…

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Musk charging nearly half as much as Boeing for crew delivery NASA has named SpaceX and Boeing as its official partners to deliver cargo and crew to the International Space Station and says both should be ready to deliver within three years.…

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AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) yesterday released “independent research” claiming that “Australia has the lowest average price in the world when looking at new release high definition digital video on demand films”.…

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Patent damages payout kicked back to lower bench by appeals judges in US A US court has dashed a $368m windfall for technology hoarder VirnetX, which successfully sued Apple for patent infringement.…

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Share tax loopholes and private jet tips rather than Onion links Social networks for the rich and famous are nothing new: the first one started about ten years ago. But, this week, a new site called Netropolitan has emerged, and thinks it's cracked the reason why so many of them fail – they just weren't charging enough dosh.…

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No NFC access for third-party developers, apps NFC has struggled to get off the ground as a major smartphone feature. And despite Apple finally deciding to include it in the upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone 6, it doesn't sound like Cupertino will be doing the tech any real favor – because third-party app developers won't be able to access it.…

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Chinese box builder flings ULLtraDIMMs into processor memory bus – IBM, Dell next? Huawei has swooped onto SanDisk for flash DIMMs to soup up its RH8100 servers.…

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Sour krauts can't stop car hire service, says Germany judge A judge in Germany has scrapped a temporary injunction banning Uber's taxi service in the country.…

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Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points Bill Gates in 2004 predicted the death of the password over time. “They just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” Gates said.…

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You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al? Proposals to stop tax avoidance by multinationals like Amazon and Google have been unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).…

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No economies of scale? Shut up shop and go home, Chinese firms tells rivals The smartphone stragglers are set to fall further behind the leading pack and some will likely crash and burn in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the device chiefs at Huawei.…

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Whadya know, spies are still spying. Transparency? Pah Worldwide government requests for access to Google's user data leapt by 15 per cent in the last six months, the ad giant said in its latest "Transparency Report" published on Monday.…

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Geoboffins DEBUNK long-held scientific belief The early Earth may have been less like the hellish realm of molten magma previously suspected but also distinct from the sort of environment found in modern-day Iceland, according to new research by geologists.…

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Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America It's with a great degree of relief that we can report today we appear to have cracked our Vulture 2 spaceplane's pesky servo power supply issue.…

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State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him Apple is facing tough privacy questions as it gears up for the release of its new Apple Watch, with one US state attorney demanding a meeting with Tim Cook.…

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SDK and simulator now, sample product by year's end Ethernet silicon vendor Xpliant – currently being digested by Cavium in an acquisition due to conclude in 2015 – is hoping to knock Broadcom out of its spot at the heart of the Ethernet switch market.…

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Thanks, gullible chumps - now everyone knows we're a soft touch British punters are being served three times as many phishing links to trojans and exploit kits than the US, and five times more than the Germans, according to a ProofPoint study.…

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18 million downloads in three months? Call the money men Containerisation mavens Docker have scooped $40m in series C funding.…

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New release adds support for Google-y SQL-on-Hadoop tech MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
1. Make cheap mobe. 2. ???? 3. WORLD DOMINATION One in six human beings are set to buy a new smartphone this year, Juniper has predicted, with the sales surge driven by the availablilty of mobes which cost under a hundred quid.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans Weve, the bonk-tastic joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone to “create and accelerate the development of mobile marketing and wallet services in the UK”, has abandoned plans to launch a digital wallet.…

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Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse Attachmate, the software shop that headhunted Novell and SUSE Linux, is itself being bought out by Micro Focus International.…

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Yes - a (sort of) Google Car system for the skies Recently we wrote about how developing city delivery drones was a fool's errand. Yet Startup Airwave is working with NASA to develop an air traffic control system for drones. Who’s foolish now?…

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4GB/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone? Review  Samsung has been in the SSD business for over ten years. Most of that time has been spent delivering drives to the Enterprise and OEM segments. Since the introduction of its first consumer SSD drive (the SSD430) in 2010, it has since shipped over 12m drives worldwide – including the SSD840, the world’s first TLC NAND drive.…

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