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AMD's beating HEART of Internet of Things: 64-bit ARMs head for gadgets

AMD has announced the roadmap for a chunk of its business that's critical to its effort to "transform" the company from its dependence on PCs and x86 servers: the embedded market. Perhaps one indication of AMD's aggressiveness can be deduced from the code names of its next four embedded parts – they're all named after birds of …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Sep 2013
Cisco CEO John Chambers speaking at Cisco Live! 2014

Cisco ends Q1 an inch ahead of guidance

Cisco has farewelled its chief financial officer after announcing results that showed a still-beating heart somewhere in the giant switch market. Net income for the Borg's first quarter was reported at US$1.8 billion, on revenue of $12.2 billion, about US$40 million ahead of Wall Street's expectations. The company also announced …
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LOHAN's cold heart beats beneath silicon breast

Our crack Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) electronics team has made some cracking progress over the past few weeks, putting together the beating heart that will control our audacious Vulture 2 spaceplane mission. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic A couple of months back, we decided to fire the …
Lester Haines, 06 Nov 2012
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Shitty what? Almost half of MPs have never heard of Tech City

If Tech City UK is the beating heart of the local tech digital industry, someone forgot to tell almost half of MPs about the taxpayer-funded initiative. In a Parliamentary Snapshot Survey paid for by think-tank The Entrepreneur Network, 48 per cent of 105 MPs polled had not even heard of the venture, launched by David Cameron in …
Paul Kunert, 05 Sep 2014

Hey small biz: You know what you need? A tape library – Overland

Overland has got itself a new NEO tape library (cue jokes about the Matrix Reloaded) called the NEOxl, and it's packed a huge amount of capacity inside it. The two models in the product line both support LTO5 and LTO6 tape formats and come in 6U enclosures: NEOxl 60 To 3 drives and 60 slots 90TB-375TB capacity (90TB is …
Chris Mellor, 17 Oct 2014
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Google exposes its Andromeda software-defined networking

Google is exposing the beating heart of its distributed infrastructure to developers of its cloud services. The company announced on Wednesday that developers using the us-central1-b and europe-west1-a zones of its Google Compute Engine infrastructure-as-a-service will now be running their apps directly on top of Andromeda, …
Jack Clark, 03 Apr 2014
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BBC Trust candidate defends licence fee, says evaders are CRIMINALS

The Government's choice for BBC chairman defended the licence fee, criminal penalties for non-payers, and digital "education" initiatives before MPs today. BBC executives will have been delighted by what former Pearson director Rona Fairhead told the DCMS Select Committee (if you have Silverlight installed, you can have a look …
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Sep 2014
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Microsoft claims heart beats in open source

If Microsoft has a beating heart then the senior director of Microsoft platform strategy Sam Ramji reckons he's found it. Where's that heart? Inside Microsoft's open source activities. Ramji believes Microsoft's recruitment of doers from the world of open source and their placement inside its Open Source Software Lab means …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jul 2008

Forget ANGELINA JOLIE, Xbox One struts red carpet in London's Leicester Square

London's Leicester Square has been rebranded as "Xbox One Square" ahead of the release of Microsoft's next generation games console. From 7pm tonight, the beating heart of London's glitzy West End will host an event with little of the red carpet glamour it is normally associated with. On the streets where red carpets welcome …
Jasper Hamill, 21 Nov 2013

IiNet creates cut-price diffusion brand 'Jiva'

iiNet has launched what looks an awful lot like the telephony market's equivalent of a budget airline. Dubbed “Jiva”, the product is simple: “For $AUD79 per month on a 24-month plan, Jiva customers will get an ADSL2+ broadband connection, unlimited broadband data, all local and national landline calls, and a wireless modem.” All …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 2013

Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

Concern is growing for a Texas teenager who has spent the last four months in jail after being arrested for making seemingly threatening comments on Facebook. Justin Carter, 19, is currently being held under suicide watch in Comal County Jail near San Antonio, Texas, after being arrested in February following a Facebook argument …
Iain Thomson, 08 Jul 2013

Don't go away, IBM and SAP – Larry's not finished with you yet

SAP and IBM? Pah! Says Larry Ellison. Amazon and Salesforce – them’s my competition these days. Only the truth is a little more nuanced. Yes, there is competitive pressure from the cloud entrants but the more Ellison tries to re-invent Oracle, the more he’s going to have to scrap with his rivals IBM and SAP to haul past the new …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jan 2014
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UK govt to KILL OFF Directgov within weeks

New Labour's Directgov is about to be tossed into the rubbish bin, after it was revealed today that Britain's public services website would be replaced by the Cabinet Office's single government domain on 17 October. That project, dubbed GOV.UK, surfaced into public view in May 2011 when Francis Maude's department initially …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2012
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Wireless Power breakthrough: Iron Man can lose the chest reactor

Engineering boffins in the States have announced details of a new method of wireless power transmission which can reach inside a human body to power tiny implanted devices, so removing the need for repeated surgery in order to change batteries - or movie-style options such as the chest-socket "arc reactor" or hand-carried car …
Lewis Page, 03 Sep 2012
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Still my beating heart

We've only bunged this one in here cos the last thing on our mind is to panic people who have had PaceMakers fitted. Are they year 2000 compliant? The people who make them haven't come clean about the installed base nor whether they rely on some kind of CPU -- although they almost certainly use a timing chip. And on the same …
Microsoft's new social network, so.cl

Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

On the off chance that you have spare moment left in your life after checking Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, your email and your SMS inbox, Microsoft has launched its very own social network, so.cl. The site's name is pronounced "social". Microsoft has been hinting at so.cl since last …
Simon Sharwood, 21 May 2012
Space Invader

Thirty-five years ago today: Space Invaders conquer the Earth

Tomohiro Nishikado already had a string of almost a dozen arcade games under his belt when he started on what was to become the best remembered - certainly the most played - game he was ever to create: Space Invaders, released in Japan 35 years ago this month. Nishikado was an engineer who had joined vending machine company …
Tony Smith, 05 Jun 2013
The Darkness II

The Darkness II

On paper, there's very little to like about The Darkness II. Take your character Jackie Estacado, for starters. Even before taking into account the unspeakable evil to which he is host, few gaming protagonists are as monstrously unsympathetic as the contract killer turned mob boss. The Darkness II Hit the fairground Then …
Andrew Bailey, 16 Feb 2012
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Murdoch promises WSJ on the iPad

Murdoch has admitted that the Wall Street Journal is working on an iPad version, while Penguin has been demonstrating how the iPad can take content back to 1993. Rupert Murdoch, owner of the WSJ, has been telling people that the newspaper has an iPad in the building, and is already porting content to Apple's latest baby. …
Bill Ray, 04 Mar 2010
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EMC upgrades Centera software

EMC today is pushing a new version of its Centera operating software, CentraStar 4.0 — but be still, your beating heart. For a digit upgrade, there doesn't appear to be much to it. The software bump will double the amount of objects that each individual disk drive can contain. Yesterday, 500GB or 700GB disks in a Centera system …
Austin Modine, 14 Mar 2008
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The anthrax scare: Case and flask closed

When the US government closed the anthrax case recently, the committee to clear Bruce Ivins and all the conspiracy theorists again emerged from the closet. Because the case took so long and the bioterrorist was at the center of the US biodefense research community, careers and reputations were made and lost on it. The Department …
George Smith, 02 Mar 2010
Windows Vista teaser

Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda

Microsoft yesterday sent customers a letter reaffirming its plans to kill off Windows XP sales at the end of June and that system builders can continue to ship machines loaded with the OS until early 2009. That widely-known caveat has been viewed by many as a considerable insurance policy for the software giant, which has failed …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2008
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Stem cells from dry cells

Why does my suspicious mind instantly think that there's an extra letter "i" in disgraced Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk's admission that he faked data on developing patient-specific embryonic stem cells? Was his mind more on patents, than patients, perhaps? Intellectual property law, worldwide, makes IP lawyers very rich. …
Guy Kewney, 06 Jul 2006
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French carry out first face transplant

French surgeons have carried out the first face transplant using material from a brain-dead donor to rebuild the face of an anonymous 38-year-old woman who lost her nose, lips and chin during a dog attack. According to the BBC, the surgical team, led by Professor Bernard Devauchelle and Professor Jean Michel Dubernard, carried …
Lester Haines, 30 Nov 2005
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Face transplant woman hits the streets

The French face transplant recipient who received part of the visage of a brain-dead donor back in November has been out and about "without drawing stares", her surgeon has said. According to the BBC, Dr Bernard Devauchelle told Le Courrier Picard: "Every day she passes by people with her face uncovered - and they don't …
Lester Haines, 11 Jan 2006
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Boffins get their circuits in a twist

A Baltimore research team has developed a technique for building electrical circuitry that can bend and stretch like rubber. It could be used to make artificial nerves, rubbery needles or wearable electronics. The researchers used extremely thin gold wire, bent into a wave-like pattern, according to Nature. Thinner wires broke …
Lucy Sherriff, 16 Mar 2004
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Intel boss delivers speech

Intel CEO Craig Barrett delivered stock speech number three* in Seoul yesterday as he assured a spellbound audience that Korea's Internet economy should be worth $35 billion by 2004. Barrett went on to claim that he expects Chipzilla's Q4 revenue to be up eight per cent, compared with four per cent growth in the previous …
Andrew Thomas, 27 Oct 2000
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Sony to demo Cell by March 2004

gamesindustry.biz logo Development on Sony's Cell microprocessor continues apace, with SCE boss Ken Kutaragi promising a shareholders meeting in Tokyo that demonstrations of the technology will happen within the current financial year. In fact, rumours from within the Japanese electronics industry suggest that the first Cell …

Sony Ericsson Walkman W910i motion-controlled phone

Sony Ericsson takes moving to the music literally with its motion-sensor based “shake control” track-changing gadgetry. But there’s far more to the HSDPA 3G-enabled Walkman W910i phone than slick moves. The W910i's slick sliderphone design also nods firmly in the direction of Sony Ericsson’s W880i slimline candybar - reviewed …
Phil Lattimore, 21 Dec 2007
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Joost - the new, new TV thing

One of the most talked-about startups came out of the shadows this week, as The Venice Project revealed itself to the world as Joost. The company invited The Reg to its West End offices for a demonstration and a chat with CEO Fredrik de Wahl. Joost is an interactive, IP-based TV software system from the people who brought you …
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jan 2007

Hit the DECT: cordless phones on test

The mobile phone may well be enjoying its time in the limelight, but like reality TV stars and the England cricket team, it probably won't last forever. Especially not when you cast your eye over this little lot, the cream of the DECT cordless-phone crop. Where these handsets are concerned, it is indeed good to talk. BT Home …
Duncan Madden, 07 Mar 2007
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Space, Segways and biostratification

eDonkey got its, er, ass kicked in the New York courts last week. And the RIAA owns its front page. And any visitor's IP addresses, it reckons. So, what to do, for the determined downloader? > For instance, offer PC lessons to an elderly neighbour, preferably very old and very deaf in return for some internet time. Or use his …
Lucy Sherriff, 19 Sep 2006