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Sixteen hot students, 3 kilowatts, $29k in CASH: It's cluster combat, China style

11 hours 35 min ago
Biggest student cluster clash yet

HPC Blog  We're in Guangzhou, China, for the final round of the largest student cluster competition in the world. And to make it even more tense, there's nearly $28k up for grabs...…

The big <i>Reg</i> STORAGE SURVEY

12 hours 4 min ago
From RAID to FLASH and SDS ... and more

Tech Panel  Some of you have said you want to read more on storage, so here's a survey for you to get stuck into.…

No longer Square: Pear-shaped payments biz seeks buyer - report

12 hours 37 min ago
Jack Dorsey's firm went cap-in-hand to three big tech giants, claim sources

Square, the darling of the first-world mobile payments community, is rumoured to be looking for a saviour. Despite having despite having raised huge amounts of cash the company is running out of the stuff.…

Japan plans SEVEN satellite launches to supercharge GPS

13 hours 8 min ago
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aims accuracy to within centimetres

Japan is set to fire seven satellites into orbit over the coming years as part of plans to enhance GPS so locations can be pin-pointed to within centimetres rather than metres.…

AuDA starts final round of DNSSEC tests

13 hours 35 min ago
August go-live

AuDA has taken a tentative step towards the introduction of DNSSEC into the Australian domain space, signing the .au domain in its production environment as the first step in a four-month test.…

APAC PC sales plummet 11 per cent after political upheaval

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 5:31am
Election time forces EIGHTH consecutive quarterly decline

Global PC growth engine APAC suffered a record eighth consecutive quarterly decline in the first three months of 2014 thanks to political upheaval in the region and the continued popularity of smartphones and tablets, according to IDC.…

<strong>[<abbr title="Not Safe For Work">NSFW</abbr>]</strong> Pirate Bay's 10 millionth upload: Colour us shocked, a SMUT FLICK

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 5:03am
P2P badboys show online piracy is alive and humping

NSFW  The Pirate Bay has hit a historic milestone after celebrating its 10 millionth upload. However, the auspiciousness of the occasion was dampened slightly by the fact the content in question was a pirated copy of a smut film from the "Intimate Lesbians" series.…

Researchers slurp unencrypted Viber messaging data with ease

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:29am
Images, videos, location and other data easily exposed, they claim

Popular Whatsapp-like messaging service Viber is exposing users to man-in-the-middle and other attacks because it isn’t encrypting various data at rest and in transit, security researchers have warned.…

Oz Ombudsman calls for wiretap oversight

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 4:03am
Sniffs at poison chalice

With both political parties and most law enforcement agencies devoted to implementing more data retention in Australia's Internet, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has suggested it could have a role in overseeing such a regime.…

Boffins claim machines now beat humans at face-matching

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 3:02am
On the Internet, GaussianFace knows you're a dog

A pair of Hong Kong researchers is claiming a first, developing software that can identify people from photographs better than humans can.…

Cisco: Hey, IT depts. You're <i>all</i> malware hosts

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 2:02am
Security report also notes skills shortage

Everybody – at least every multinational that Cisco checked out for its 2014 Annual Security Report – is hosting malware of some kind, and there aren't enough security professionals to go around.…

RIP net neutrality? FCC boss mulls 'two-speed internet'

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 1:04am
Financial fast track to replace level competitive playing field, report claims

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler has had a major change of heart when it comes to net neutrality, it's reported.…

Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in China

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 1:03am
HK schoolkids loaded up with handsets, sent back to Shenzhen

Cross-border school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used as mules to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgetry from Hong Kong into China where they can be sold at a premium.…

Apple stabs Heartbleed bug in AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule gear

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:56am
Don't worry, everything else is still safe ... we think

Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in its AirPort router and file back-up gadgets.…

Apple stuns world with rare SEVEN-way split: What does that mean?

Thu, 24/04/2014 - 12:32am
The price of a single share will drop by almost 86%

Apple surprised Wall Street on Wednesday by announcing the most aggressive stock split in its history – and just a month after Google executed its first-ever split.…

Amazon loads Docker app containerization into its cloud

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:56pm
Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost

Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.…

Zuck talks up mobile shift as Facebook money mill rolls on

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:08pm
Social network will get new CFO as Ebersman departs

Facebook once again topped analyst forecasts with the delivery of a $2.5bn revenue quarter on the strength of a 72 per cent jump in revenues.…

Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled computer

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:01pm
Speedy space walk by snorkel-equipped spacemen followed by trash day

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken a wander over the outside of the station to replace a critical backup computer that conked out.…

OnePlus One equals 'killer' new mobe running CyanogenMod

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 10:27pm
But it's invites-only for now, and you might also need a hammer

Vid  After months of teasing, Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus has formally launched the OnePlus One, a budget Android handset with specs so enticing that some industry watchers had suspected it of being vaporware.…

Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 9:17pm
Plans seven-for-one stock split, $130bn capital return

Despite not introducing any significant new products during the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 ended in March, Apple has announced unexpectedly healthy revenues and profits for the quarter, with the all-important earnings per share numbers crushing analysts' expectations.…