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Google Nexus Two 'lands November 8'

The Nexus Two will arrive on November 8, according to a blog post citing multiple unnamed sources.
Cade Metz, 29 2010

Microsoft's Azure cloud plan favors Java

PDC 2010 PDC is a Microsoft event, right? And .NET is a Microsoft architecture? Microsoft built C# and the Common Language Runtime (CLR) to kill Java, yeah? And they premiered C# and the CLR with .NET at the Professional Developers' Conference in 2000.

VMware's vSphere cleared for military spook servers

VMware's vSphere 4.0 stack has received its EAL4+ certification for use with military and intelligence services.
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Microsoft holds Androids hostage in open source wars

Open...and Shut For years Microsoft has raged — and whined — against the open source machine, once going so far as to castigate open source as being "un-American". Something must be wrong with a development model, as Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Jim Gray once lamented, that evaporates the possibility of profit in software sales.
Matt Asay, 29 2010

IBM bags £15m borders deal

The Home Office has awarded a support deal to extend the use of its Semaphore border system, following the cancellation of the e-Borders contract.
Kable, 29 2010
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Yes! It's Halloween Hardware

Product Round-up Two days from today falls Halloween - the last day of October and the time when ghouls and ghosts, witches and demons are said to haunt the land, chilly fingers reach out to you as you climb the wooden hill, and Apple fans go out dressed up as iPhones.
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Israel to join list of 'adequate' data protection nations

Israel will become just the seventh country to have its data protection laws approved by the European Union. The approval means that companies can transfer personal data to that country freely, without breaking EU law.
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Undead Bredolab zombie network lashes out from the grave

The decapitation of command and control servers associated with the infamous Bredolab botnet, and the arrest of a suspect in Armenia, is a fantastic step forward for internet hygiene. But these steps have nevertheless failed to stop all malicious activity associated with the zombie network.
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Multi-network iPhone SIM rumours at Apple

Rumours are circulating that Apple intends to produce a future iPhone with a special SIM card - probably integrated into the handset rather than swappable - which would permit a user to swap at will between cellular networks.
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EFF calls for repeal of Data Retention Directive

Digital rights campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called for the abolition of the European Union's Data Retention Directive, the law that demands that telecoms companies retain logs of subscribers' use of their networks.
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PARIS nursing mother of all hangovers

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team is this morning nursing the mother of all hangovers following yesterday's triumphant conclusion to our audacious space plane mission.
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Front End / Client Side Web Developer

The position has now been filled and applications are now closed.
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Highest point on the Moon found: Higher than Mount Everest

Space boffins say they have identified the highest point on the Moon, and that it stands higher above the lunar surface than the summit of Mount Everest does above Earth's.

The Student Cluster Competition: an insider's view

SC10 An insider's view of the Student Cluster Competition
Dan Olds, 29 2010

BOFH: Join the club

Episode 14 Episode 14
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Adobe combats Apple with 'mobile first mindset'

Despite the hostility of Apple, Adobe is determined to be a major player in the mobile and multiscreen world. And it used its MAX developer event to show exactly how it plans to do so.
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UK.gov plans net censor service

The minister responsible for internet regulation is planning a new mediation service to encourage ISPs and websites to censor material in response to public complaints.
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Sysadmin stole co-worker IDs for Amazon survey splurge

A California IT worker has been jailed for a year for stealing confidential data to make money by completing online health surveys.

Mobile devices hit Trevor's spot

Sysadmin blog I have spent the past month using Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) as often as possible in my role as a systems administrator. I have worked on my Blackberry 8350i, my HTC Desire and an iPad, using native apps as well as working within a remote environment, to perform tasks ranging from writing articles to managing servers. Using RDP, VNC and Teamviewer I have worked with MS Office apps, dealt with point-of-sales software and various forms of middleware, and configured entire fleets of servers using VSphere SSH and Webmin.

Windows 7 fans hold hands out for Halloween service pack fun

Windows fans at a loss for what to do over the Halloween weekend can indulge themselves with the first release candidate of the Windows 7 service pack.
Joe Fay, 29 2010
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Emulex encrypts data before it gets into the array

Emulex is offloading encryption to its HBAs and working with Compellent, EMC, HDS and Big Blue to integrate them with storage arrays and key managers.
Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Saw II: Flesh & Blood

Review Halloween is round the corner and with the Saw 3D movie, the seventh instalment of the bloody franchise set for release, Konami has published its second video game tie-in Saw II: Flesh and Blood.
Caleb Cox, 29 2010
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Daily Mail rails at Street View in women's refuge wrongness

The Daily Mail has launched an attack on Google Street View, following claims that the search giant's service reveals the location of a womens' refuge.
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SAP legal u-turn delivers new HP boss for Monday start

It looks like Leo Apotheker will be able to get through his first day as HP boss without getting hauled into court to testify in former employer SAP's trade secrets theft case with Oracle.
Joe Fay, 29 2010

Caringo administers dose of CAStor oil

Caringo, founded by the Centera technology inventors, has reformulated its CAStor oil for the fifth time, adding named objects and more granular multi-tenancy.
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Alien Earthlike worlds 'like grains of sand', say 'wobble' boffins

In a boon for those anticipating future discovery of alien life and/or human colonisation of other worlds, NASA boffins say that their latest analysis indicates that almost one in four stars may be orbited by planets as small as Earth.
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ViewSonic rolls out 3D HD camcorder

3D HD camcorders can easily set you back four figures, but budget alternatives are available - the latest of which is the ViewSonic 3DV5.
Caleb Cox, 29 2010

B+F: EMC bloggers clash with analyst

Storage analyst Josh Krischer is upset at the way leading EMC bloggers, in his words, "spread inaccuracies and FUD on their competition and … attack personally someone who is pointing to the inaccuracies (without correcting or answering)."
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Will the cloud mean joblessness for you?

You’ve heard the rhetoric: Cloud computing changes everything. The days of the enterprise data centre and the small business computer room are numbered. At some point in the not too distant future, you’ll be switching off the last server, turning out the lights, and looking for a career change.
Dale Vile, 29 2010

Avere screeches straight through VDI storms

Avere, which makes clustered filer accelerator nodes, is striping data across caches and even caching multiple copies to handle burst read requests.
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Frenchman cuffed for naughty lip-slip email to MEP

A Frenchman faces jail for sending a risqué email to a high-profile female politician.
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Mozilla brews Firefox add-on for audio-video recording

Mozilla Labs is developing a Firefox add-on that lets web developers access a machine's local video and audio recording devices using a few lines of JavaScript.
Cade Metz, 29 2010
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US to fork $5bn+ into exascale supers

With the supercomputing community in the Western economies freaking out just a little bit that China has come out of nowhere to take the lead in supercomputing, and the US supposedly getting ready to allocate $5bn in an effort to push up into the exacale realm, IDC could not find a better week to deliver its report to the European Commission about how it needs to spend lots of money to remain a player in the HPC arms race to exaflops-level sustained performance.
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Microsoft nails Silverlight's future to Windows Phones

PDC 2010 Microsoft is making it easier to write Silverlight apps for Windows Phones.