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Deep inside Intel's new ARM killer: Silvermont

Intel has released details about its new Silvermont Atom processor microarchitecture, and — on paper, at least – it appears that Chipzilla has a mobile market winner on its hands.
Rik Myslewski, 08 May 2013
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Nokia shareholder tells CEO Elop he's going to hell

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been taking flak from angry shareholders at the company's annual investor's conference, with accusations flying that he's running the company into the ground by keeping Nokia as a Windows-only operation.
Iain Thomson, 08 May 2013

Isilon OneFS snorts dedupe magic

EMC World 2013 EMC is preparing the next version of its Isilon OneFS NAS operating system, and is giving the technology a deduplication capability and support for object storage.
Jack Clark, 08 May 2013
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On inertia, garages and the future of ERP

Secret CIO Success has a by-product. The more success we experience as a result of doing something, the more of it we do. Even once the success rate slows, we keep doing the same thing in the hope the change is a blip and that if we keep doing what worked before good things will happen any minute now if we persevere.
Warren Burns, 08 May 2013
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YouTube Trends Map pokes tacky underbelly of American psyche

YouTube has unveiled a new way to place your finger on the pulse of American culture – even though the beat it detects may accompany a tune you might not want to hear.
Rik Myslewski, 08 May 2013
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Self-assembling robot inches towards WORLD DOMINATION

A presentation at this week's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Germany showed off a self-assembling printed robot.
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Net darkness in Syria

The Syrian regime has apparently repeated its withdrawal of route announcements to take the country off the Internet, as previously happened in November 2012.

Windows Blue preview to land at end of June

Start-button refugees wandering through the wasteland of Windows 8 trying to find a way to open an application can circle June 24th in their calendars, after Microsoft let it be known that a “public preview” of Windows Blue will emerge at the end of June.
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2013

FTTN cabinet survives Kiwi car crash

Update Maclolm Turnbull will be smiling today. The communications spokesperson for Australia's opposition recently advanced a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) plan for the nation's multi-billion National Broadband Network. That plan calls for tens of thousands of roadside cabinets to be constructed as the node to which fibre connects, before using copper for the final copper run to a user's premises.
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2013
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Get your very own open source nematode

A project to create a complete computer simulation of a nematode called Caenorhabditis elegans has taken a small step forward, releasing a model showing the operation of a group of the worm's muscles.

India introduces Central Monitoring System

Privacy advocates are up in arms after the Indian government began quietly rolling out a Rs.4 billion(£47.8m) Central Monitoring System (CMS) designed to give the authorities sweeping access to citizens’ phone calls and internet comms in the name of national security.
Phil Muncaster, 08 May 2013
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Huge erections - or lots of small ones. Checkmate, mast NIMBYs

Easing restrictions on the maximum height that existing telecoms masts can be increased to will lead to a reduction in the number of masts needed for supporting mobile broadband services, an expert has said.
OUT-LAW.COM, 08 May 2013
Nathan Myer's FLASS home-brew Google Glass alternative

Oz chap blows his own Google Glass

A 20 year old Australian tech support chap named Nathan Myers has built his own version of Google Glass.
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2013
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Seagate: Who us... no flash cred? Check out our PCIe card, suckers

Seagate has opened up fresh fronts in its assault on the flash market and announced SATA and SAS SSDs as well as a PCIe flash card, signalling for the first time in a product sense just how serious it is about becoming a major league flash product supplier.
Chris Mellor, 08 May 2013
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BitTorrent goes straight (to email hell) with 'Bundles'

BitTorren's ongoing efforts to convince the world it's not just a tool for evil have produced “Bundles”, a “new type of torrent file where fan interaction, like email collection or donation, happens inside the torrent.”
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2013
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Wireless goliath bankrolls wireless-free super-hackfest in Blighty

Campuseros* and technology entrepreneurs will be gathering in London come September, for a week of talks, workshops and general tech worship - but there'll be no wireless, despite sponsorship from mobile network giant Telefonica.
Bill Ray, 08 May 2013
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Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

Can the Internet help climate scientists? Not everyone thinks so.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 May 2013

Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

Review Debian, the daddy to many a Linux distro including Ubuntu and Mint, has been updated for the first time in more than two years.

Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

Microsoft has decided to backtrack on Windows 8 and loosen the Metro straitjacket the new OS applies to the traditional desktop.
Gavin Clarke, 08 May 2013
Crucial M500 SSD internals

Review: Crucial M500 960GB SSD

When Intel entered the personal computer solid-state drive market it was with the stated aim of making SSDs something more than an expensive luxury.
Simon Crisp, 08 May 2013
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Acronis co-founder slips into driving seat after CEO picks up P45

Backup and recovery specialists Acronis's latest CEO, Alex Pinchev, has left the firm and has been replaced by one of its founders.
Chris Mellor, 08 May 2013
Left 4 Dead 2 on Linux

Attention large Linux workloads

The Register Live Evidence from users in the real world shows that for large workloads, the mainframe offers power, security, administration licensing and management benefits – but, in an x86 world, many IT departments simply don’t consider running their Linux apps on anything but traditional servers.
David Gordon, 08 May 2013
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Colombian plods cuff jailbreaker despite on-the-run gender bend

A fugitive Colombian criminal is back behind bars a year after escaping from custody. Local cops are happy that they've got the man they were after, though in fact she is now a bounteously endowed lady.
Lester Haines, 08 May 2013
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Ex-Murdoch man given new CEO seat at Virgin Media

A veteran News Corp exec is to become the next chief of Virgin Media once US cable giant completes its acquisition of the telco.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 May 2013
A class enjoying the early stages of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training.

Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

Minipoll Does this sound familiar? You tell the interviewer you're willing to learn, they tell you they are deeply committed to funding ongoing personal development of all their employees.
Team Register, 08 May 2013

The Metro experiment is dead: Time to unleash Windows Phone+

Analysis Is this the moment for Windows Phone 8, the overlooked diamond in the Redmond rough, to shine?
Andrew Orlowski, 08 May 2013
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Speaking in Tech: 'You can't NOT look like a douche wearing Google Glass'

Podcast Podcast It's another episode of El Reg's weekly enterprise tech podcast, hosted by Ed Saipetch, Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela. Do only white guys wear Google Glass? Just what did Sarah get up to at school with Reid Hoffman? And what the hell kind of weirdo endorses people for "social media" on LinkedIn?
Team Register, 08 May 2013
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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

The Queen opened a new session of Parliament this morning and - as expected - Home Secretary Theresa May's Communications Data bill was absent from the government's upcoming programme of law-making for the next year.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 May 2013

Review: BlackBerry Q10

One of my four-year-olds pointed to a BlackBerry Bold recently and exclaimed "It's HALF A PHONE!".  She was pointing at the screen. And the other half? The answer, I elicited later, was that it was some kind of letters game.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 May 2013
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TalkTalk's tiny package most certainly not 'best value', tuts watchdog

TalkTalk has been ordered to never brag again about its "best value" broadband, telly and phone package after BSkyB complained to the ads watchdog.
Kelly Fiveash, 08 May 2013

Larry Ellison forks out over $200m to slurp up sexy Malibu strip

Billionaire Oracle chief Larry Ellison has added to his impressively opulent property portfolio with an entire strip of houses on the so-called "Billionaire's Beach" in Malibu.
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Teradata boosts DRAM on appliances for in-memory queries

If it were as simple as adding more main memory to a server to crank up the performance of a parallel database, Teradata would have done it by now. But with memory capacities going up on x86 servers and memory prices coming down, now is the time to add more in-memory processing to data warehouse appliances – and that is precisely what Teradata has done with a new software feature called Intelligent Memory.

Don't use Google+? Tough, Google Glass will inject it INTO YOUR EYES

Google's techno-specs Google Glass can now deliver Google+ notifications direct to the eyeball - while consuming less power and also reporting back to the Chocolate Factory when things go pear-shaped.
Bill Ray, 08 May 2013
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Symantec CEO: I'll AXE up to 4 in 10 execs by July

Symantec's profits collapsed last quarter amid a company-wide restructure that will axe bosses and rejig routes to market.
Paul Kunert, 08 May 2013
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INSATIABLE black hole in Milky Way's heart crams hot gas into cavity

Space boffins have suggested the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy may have a powerful appetite for hot gas.
Jasper Hamill, 08 May 2013
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NuoDB gets .NET plugin

The ambitious NuoDB database has received an update that lets it deal with .NET as the company looks to tempt Windows aficionados away from SQL Server.
Jack Clark, 08 May 2013
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Gov tech buyers told to buy from CloudStore first

The Cabinet Office has mandated procurement heads in central government to use the CloudStore first when splashing taxpayers' cash on tech in a bid to kill off old world buying habits.
Paul Kunert, 08 May 2013

Deep, deep dive: Hyper-V

Hands-on Regcast Next week, on the 17th May at 11am, we will show you how to take advantage of the improvements and new features of virtual machine migration with Hyper-V 3.0 and Windows Server 2012.
David Gordon, 08 May 2013
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HP knew Autonomy was a duff buy, claim HP shareholders in $1bn suit

HP ignored numerous warning signs about the state of Autonomy's finances and accounting irregularities at the firm before acquiring it for $11bn, shareholders have alleged in a $1bn lawsuit.
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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

Spotify has tweaked the music player on its website after someone apparently found a way to harvest every single MP3 file from the audio-streaming service.
Andrew Orlowski, 08 May 2013
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Fusion-io founders flee, ex-HP hotshot takes the wheel

Right out of the blue, flash memory-maker Fusion-io has lost its CEO co-founder David Flynn, as well as its chief marketing officer, co-founder Rick White.
Chris Mellor, 08 May 2013

Facebook crashes into networking with open switch

Not content with shaking up storage and servers, Facebook is creating an open source switch to help it save money on networking equipment and stop it being dependent on technologies pioneered by any single company.
Jack Clark, 08 May 2013
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Groupon's retail chief heads for the door... after just 1 year

Groupon's head of retail is leaving the beleaguered voucher bazaar after just one year in the job.
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Microsoft: Subscription-only apps? Not for us, yet

Even though Microsoft Office won't be following Adobe Creative Suite down the subscription-only path anytime soon, you'll be renting your software before you know it, say Redmond bods.
Neil McAllister, 08 May 2013
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John McAfee talks of sex, drugs, and bad coding

Tech mogul turned fugitive blogger John McAfee has been taking questions in a Slashdot Q&A that reveal a claimed life of drug smuggling, political corruption, and living with a hammered testicle.
Iain Thomson, 08 May 2013

Does a cloud have to be public, or can it be private?

Is "private cloud" an oxymoron? Or just plain moron?
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Amazon cloud floats into Microsoft data centers

Admins can now manage Amazon Web Services infrastructure resources through Microsoft's System Center management tool – an incremental update that belies Bezos & Co's increasingly flamboyant seduction of Redmond data centers.
Jack Clark, 08 May 2013
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Stealthy, malware-spewing server attack not limited to Apache

A mysterious backdoor that has been used to drive traffic to malicious websites may be more widespread than previously thought, security researchers say, and it affects more web servers than just Apache.
Neil McAllister, 08 May 2013

'Ring of fire' eclipse to burn Australia

Sol and Luna's eternal cosmic dance reaches one of its regular peaks tomorrow, when an annular eclipse will be visible from Australia, Papua New Guinea, and several small Pacific nations.
Simon Sharwood, 08 May 2013