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Existing security standards are fine for IoT gizmos in electrical grids

IoT World Congress Putting Internet of Things sensors into electricity distribution grids works just fine - and security is catered for by existing broad standards, Luc Hossenlopp, CTO of Schneider Electric’s energy division, told the Internet of Things World Congress today. Addressing a packed auditorium at the Fira de Barcelona conference …
Gareth Corfield, 25 Oct 2016

Wow, Barcelona really has a problem with tech disruptors. Watch out Airbnb

Fresh from sending the Uber question* to the European Court of Justice, it appears the city of Barcelona is now spoiling for a fight with another tech disruptor – this time lodgings lister Airbnb. Earlier this week, Airbnb announced it would be collecting tourist tax on behalf of its users in Paris from 1 October, and it …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Aug 2015
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Spanish judge dodges the ultimate question – is Uber a taxi company?

Uber will continue to ferry food around Barcelona but not people, as yet another court case involving the ride-sharing pseudo-taxi service is sent to the European Court of Justice. Last year, Spain banned the company following complaints from traditional taxi drivers. However, now a Barcelona judge has decided to let Europe’s …
Jennifer Baker, 22 Jul 2015
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Boffins build electronic tongue that can distinguish between BEERS

A team of Spanish scientists have built an electronic tongue capable of telling the difference between six different styles of humanity's favorite alcoholic beverage with over 80 per cent accuracy. Beer tongue Seis cervezas por favor, mi amigo va a pagar. "The concept of the electronic tongue consists in using a generic …
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 2014
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Spanish airport cops seize cocaine-packed Bulgarian airbags

A 20-year-old Panamanian woman was cuffed at Barcelona Airport earlier this week for packing over a kilo of Bolivian marching powder in two Bulgarian airbags. The unnamed alleged mule caught the attention of cops after disembarking from a flight from Bogota. When questioned as to the reason for her visit, she offered "vague …
Lester Haines, 14 Dec 2012
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AMD locks and loads 'Istanbul' six-shooter

Advanced Micro Devices, after weeks of hinting that its six-core "Istanbul" Opteron processors were right around the corner, is finally firing the kickers to its "Shanghai" quad-core Opterons right at the new and forthcoming Nehalem family of workstation and server chips from archrival Intel. With the Istanbuls, AMD and Intel …
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Barcelona pickpocket swipes Microsoft secrets?

MWC An unnamed Telstra executive is one Windows Mobile phone lighter this afternoon, thanks to a Barcelona pickpocket. Which would hardly be news were it not for the fact that this particular phone featured an as-yet-unreleased version of Microsoft's mobile offering. The phone was given to Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo to show off to …
Bill Ray, 18 Feb 2009
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AMD buys (a little) breathing room with Shanghai

Today, x64 chip maker Advanced Micro Devices will launch its "Shanghai" quad-core Opteron processors for servers and workstations, concurrent with its annual financial analyst day meeting and ahead of schedule by AMD's reckoning. The new chip - which offers more computing power, less heat dissipation, and better bang for the …
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Spanish cities surrender to Street View

We offer our condolences today to the good burghers of Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Valencia, who are as of right now available for public viewing on Google's all-seeing Street View. Here's a nice snap of Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles: Street View of Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles As regular readers will be aware, much has been …
Lester Haines, 29 Oct 2008

AMD unimpressed with Intel six shooter

As you might expect, Advanced Micro Devices is keeping its chin up amid the ticktocking it's taking from rival Intel in the server space. This week's launch of the six-core "Dunnington" Xeon MP processors - which plug into four-socket and larger machines - made a lot of noise for Intel and its partners, but AMD wants you to be …
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AMD launches Dell's four-core Opteron boxes

Dell's Opteron experience hasn't been all that fantastic. After resisting the Opteron push for so long, Dell embraced AMD's flashy chip just as Intel started to catch up on performance and performance per watt metrics with Xeon. Then, Dell watched as AMD shot itself in the chest with the four-core Barcelona roll out. Dell was …
Ashlee Vance, 16 Apr 2008
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Samsung G810 shipping next week

Samsung’s ‘infotainment’ handset, also known as the G810, will be available next week – according to Carphone Warehouse. Samsung_g810_1 Samsung's G810: sports a 2.6in display The stainless steel slider phone made its debut at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona last February, but Samsung neglected to provide a …

AMD's Barcelona benchmarks are a'comin down

AMD's four-core Opteron saga continues with a trio of nasties concerning the chip reaching The Register. First off, all of the SPEC benchmarks performed to date with Opteron-systems (Barcelona) will be pulled over the next week, El Reg can confirm. This is a result of AMD failing to meeting the "general availability" …
Ashlee Vance, 6 Dec 2007

AMD denies 'stop ship' with Barcelona because chip is not shipping

Since its launch, AMD's four-core version of Opteron known as Barcelona has lived in what you might call a processor protection program. The chip is apparently available in quantity, according to AMD, but customers struggle to find it. Now AMD has confirmed that an erratum or bug in Barcelona needs to be dealt with before the …
Ashlee Vance, 6 Dec 2007
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AMD cancels party as act of analyst preservation

From the gossip files: We've learned that AMD has canceled an analyst extravaganza meant to be held next week in Silicon Valley. Is it odd for a company to cancel an event of this type at the last minute? You bet it is. AMD has already forked out on plane tickets and hotels for the analyst horde. In addition, Intel plans to …
Ashlee Vance, 8 Nov 2007
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IBM fails to ship even the most meager four-core Opteron box

Exclusive When the four-core "Barcelona" version of Opteron launched in Sept., IBM shouted louder than any other Tier 1 server vendor about the chip's performance. It touted the 1.9GHz Opteron-based System x 3455 as a marvel, running the box through the SPEC CPU2006 suite. And now, just a few weeks later, IBM has flagged its benchmarks as …
Ashlee Vance, 6 Nov 2007
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Cray's Barcelona moment arrives with XT5 systems

Cray has taken a supercomputer-sized step toward its goal of providing multiple processor types in a single system with the introduction of its new XT5 line. Customers will soon find Cray selling the XT5 MPP (massively parallel processor) system and the XT5h or hybrid system. The standard XT5 systems are built around 8-socket …
Ashlee Vance, 6 Nov 2007
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Fresh Xeon to rough up twittering Opteron

IDF Intel has given up on anything resembling restraint with its latest round of AMD bashing. During the Intel Developer Forum, executives pounded away on AMD's new four-core Opteron (Barcelona) chip. Intel plans to beat Barcelona on every benchmark with the release of its four-core Xeon (Harpertown) in the fourth quarter. And by " …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Sep 2007

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