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What a mix-up: using different hypervisors

When asked to write about the pros and cons of deploying multiple hypervisors, my first thought was that nobody in their right mind would want to do such a thing, especially if the software was from different vendors. Management would be a nightmare and so would all kinds of compatibility issues.

A$100m supercomputer project queried

A A$100 million supercomputer facility in Victoria, funded by A$50m of government funds with the rest coming from the University of Melbourne, has come under fire from that state’s Auditor-General.
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Fun and games in NZ politics

Most people think giving their names to a politician is a bad idea because they’ll spend the rest of their lives being nagged by the party. New Zealand’s Labour Party has taken this to a whole new level, leaving donor details – including names and donation amounts – in plain view.
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AMD trumpets next-gen GPU architecture

Fusion Summit AMD has trumpeted its next-generation GPU architecture, painting the design as a radical departure that has one foot in the graphics world and the other in what AMD, Microsoft, ARM, and others dub "heterogeneous computing".
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Citigroup breach exposed more accounts than first claimed

The security breach that hit the website of Citigroup exposed data for more than 360,000 accounts, the bank said on Wednesday, about 80 percent more than it previously reported.
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Oracle and Itanic: Tech's nastiest ever row?

HP vs Oracle It has never been smooth sailing on the good ship Itanic, but now the processor is at the centre of a poisonous row, one that's as nasty as any I can recall in years of tech reporting.
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TomTom Start 20 satnav

Review TomTom’s entry level Start satnavs have long been the default choice for anyone wanting a reliable but basic PND. Now the range has been given a wash and brush up with the release of some new 4.3in screen devices with prices starting at £130.
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Weird handheld keyboard comes with laser pointer

Check out this mini handheld keyboard with a built-in touchpad. 'Aint she a weird one?
Caleb Cox, 17 2011
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Mozilla eyes multi-threaded webpage rendering

Velocity Mozilla is exploring ways of building a multi-threaded browser DOM for Firefox, so that a single web page can be rendered using multiple processor cores.
Cade Metz, 17 2011
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Lulzsec gets hacking downunder

Notorious hackivist group Lulzsec has brought down Australian domain registrar and web hosts Distribute.IT and publicly published a list of 62,000 international email addresses and passwords.
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Meerkats face financial regulation

Price comparison sites may be in breach of financial advice regulations when they lead customers to insurance policies, regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said.
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Panasonic preps outdoor Android slate

There's a large big biz shaped hole at the heart of the Android tablet market, Panasonic reckons, but it's one the company aims to fill.
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NetApp may serve app server flash cache

Comment We've seen EMC and Dell looking to manage flash caches in application servers and contrasting this with NetApp's array controller Flash Cache strategy. Actually NetApp is involved with storage array management of flash caches in app servers - witness its Project Mercury presentation at the FAST '11 conference at San Jose in February.
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Sony teases tablet fans with bizarre 'mousetrap' vid

Sony has posted a teaser video for its upcoming 9.4in Android tablet, the S1, and its a good 'un.
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Does a flash motor act as a fanny magnet or not?

The long-debated question of whether women find a man more attractive if he drives a flash car (or in other ways spends cash conspicuously) has been further muddied by an alliance of trick-cyclists and biz profs in the States.
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Dell hails happier UK reseller relations

Dell's head of global channels has conceded that it has some way to go yet before it can expunge conflict between resellers and its direct sales bods, but in the three years since it began a partner love-in there is less tension.
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Licensed to bill: software vendors love virtualisation

Video If you thought managing traditional software licences was a challenge, then just wait till you're accessing an Remote Desktop Services-delivered application, on a virtual machine precariously balanced atop a type-two hypervisor. How much should you pay?
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Yuri Gagarin lands at Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is hosting a Yuri Gagarin photo restrospective featuring "iconic and previously unseen images" from the collection of RIA Novosti.
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US reveals Stuxnet-style vuln in Chinese SCADA 'ware

The US Department of Homeland Security is warning of holes in Chinese infrastructure software which could leave factories and power stations vulnerable to hack attacks.
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Microsoft launches official Windows code kit for Kinect

Microsoft launched the Windows SDK for Kinect last night, granting developers an official tool for taking the motion sensor beyond the realm of Xbox gaming.
Caleb Cox, 17 2011
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Wireless networking without paying The Man, man

So you want wireless networking, but you don’t want to hand over patent fees and licence money to the nasty megacorporations?
Bill Ray, 17 2011
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Gloomy forecast, job cuts, product delays at RIM

Research In Motion (RIM) has issued a profit warning, plans to cut the workforce and delay product launches amid fierce competition from smartphone rivals.
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BOFH: CSI Haxploitation Cube Farm Apocalypse

Episode 8 Episode 8
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ICO drops News of the Screws probe

The Information Commissioner's Office is dropping an investigation into alleged disappearance of emails at Sunday redtop the News of the World.
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RedBubble CEO drops role at Aconex

The executive at the centre of the RedBubble Hipster Hitler scandal has quit from his key role as chairman on software as a service company Aconex.
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NAME that DONKEY: Bella bests Barbarella

I'm pleased to report that after a not inconsiderable amount of pondering, and some behind-the-scenes third-party lobbying, my daughter has finally decided on a name for the latest addition to the El Reg Iberian bureau's asinine fold.
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BBC to stream news site to Samsung tellies

The BBC has favoured Samsung's networkable TVs for the release of its first internet-streamed news feed.
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Ten thousand OLEDs unite in live Earth replica

Check out this crazy globe - a live replica of the Earth made from over 10,000 OLED display panels.
Caleb Cox, 17 2011
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Which apps belong in the cloud?

Broadcast Next Thursday, June 23rd, at 11:00 BST Reg editor Tim Phillips is joined by Reg reader James Greenman, Group IT Director at Care UK, to talk about where, when and why cloud might make sense for your apps.
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Inside the Royal Mail's Internal Cloud

Broadcast Holmes and Watson. Kirk and Spock. The Chuckle Brothers. And now, Steel and Knaresborough.
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Google: Our rapid load won't give you anything nasty

Google has downplayed concerns that refinements to its search technology could leave surfers more exposed to search engine manipulation attacks.
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Nokia takes hit in High Court priority-calls patent battle

The UK High Court ruling on Nokia's infringement of patents held by IPCom has both sides declaring victory, which is jolly friendly but not entirely accurate.
Bill Ray, 17 2011
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Kindle Store awash with auto-generated crap 'books'

Tsk, kids of today, eh? Give them something free and they spam it, thus making it all entirely unusable for the rest of us. As Reuters reports, this is now happening with the Kindle Store.
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Apple iMac 27in

Review For those of you who revel in Mac versus Windows shouting matches, click the Comments link now. You’ve already made up your minds, so feel free to dive into the debate without reading the review. That’s what you normally do, anyway.
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Samsung to refresh 7in Galaxy Tab this September

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to release a second generation of the 7in Galaxy Tab, one year on from the launch of the original Android tablet.
Caleb Cox, 17 2011
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Aunty squirts serendipity into TV apps

The BBC is piping stuff into ever more devices - showing off delivery to a Samsung Connected TV today.
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NHS Trusts in the dark over CfH licence transfer

Local NHS Trusts are still waiting to receive licensing allocation from Connecting for Health to budget for software procurement.
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Infosmack LIVE! with Michael Dell

Dell Storage Forum This is a special episode from the Dell Storage Forum 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Andy es, Michael Dell is on the Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech.
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ALK revamps CoPilot smartphone satnav

ALK is gearing up to launch a major update to its smartphone satnav app, CoPilot Live.
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Refusal to unveil scuppers French refusal-to-unveil trial

A burqa-clad woman yesterday rather brilliantly exposed a fatal flaw in France's ban on the traditional Muslim garb when she attended court to face a charge of "covering her face in a public place", and then simply refused to take off her burqa for the hearing.
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Captain Cyborg: Computers are alive, like bats or cows

Consummate attention-seeker Kevin Warwick has admitted to snooping on the public in a previous life. Warwick made the creepy confession on Radio 4, recalling an earlier job as a GPO engineer:
True Utility FlyEye 7 LED torch

True Utility FlyEye 7 LED torch

Txt Take Daily product reviews in 140 characters.
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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

A British computer science student is facing extradition to the US where he is accused of setting up a site which provided links to websites that infringed copyright owned by US companies.
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German DDoSer jailed for World Cup gambling extortion

A hacker based in Germany has been jailed for 34 months over a DDoS-based extortion scam against gambling websites in the run-up to last year's World Cup.
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The world wants cloud coders. Where are the cloud coders?

Open...and Shut Recent survey data from the Eclipse Foundation and elsewhere make it abundantly clear that cloud computing is top of mind for a majority of enterprises…and that no one really has a clue where to hire cloud developers.
Matt Asay, 17 2011
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Oracle seeks 'billions' with Google Android suit

Oracle is seeking "billions of dollars" in damages from Google with its sweeping copyright and patent infringement lawsuit over the use of Java on Android.
Cade Metz, 17 2011
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GlobalFoundries shuffles top brass

Advanced Technology Investment Company – the moneybags of the Abu Dhabi government that bought foundries from Advanced Micro Devices in 2008 to become a player in chip manufacturing – is shuffling its top brass as it prepares to pump more money in the business and knock its foundries into shape.
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Hacker wrists slapped for stealing Lady Gaga songs

Two German hackers have been convicted of stealing unpublished songs from some of the most popular recording stars, including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Justin Timberlake, and selling them for a tidy profit.
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Adobe offloads unwanted Linux AIR onto OEMs

Adobe Software is putting the future of Linux AIR in the hands of OEMs, admitting its own attempts to promote the Flash-based media runtime on Linux have had very little impact.
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iOS 5 closes Apple's infamous homescreen webapp gap

Apple's iOS 5 will close the speed gap between web apps run inside the company's Safari browser and those that run in "fullscreen mode" from the iOS home screen, according to a web post from a developer with early access to the operating system.
Cade Metz, 17 2011
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Visual Studio infected with HTML5 by 'rogue faction'

There's nothing to stop you working with HTML5 in Visual Studio. Except for the fact that you can't use many of the features that polish the .NET-editing experience.