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Hotel Wi-Fi not only hideously expensive – it's horribly insecure

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:05pm
Wide-open rsync blunder leaves popular gateways vulnerable to hijacking

Travelers are used to getting screwed over by hotel internet access.…

Chip rumor-gasm: Intel to buy Altera! Samsung to buy AMD! ... or not

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 9:50pm
One way to boost your share price by 28 per cent

Rumors flew fast and furious on Friday about possible acquisitions in the chip industry, with both Intel and Samsung said to be eyeing purchases that could strengthen their positions against rivals.…

FCC supremo slams big cable in gridiron Robin Hood metaphor mash-up

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 9:07pm
It's net neutrality, I'm Buckeye, they're Little John, is that all clear?

Net neutrality  Tom Wheeler, the chairman of US broadband regulator the FCC, fresh from no fewer than four Congressional grillings, has given a spirited defense of his radical net neutrality rules.…

Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 8:21pm
Enable two-factor auth, says biz chat startup

Workplace chat app Slack, popular among West Coast startup hipsters and others, has been hacked, its makers said on Friday.…

Appeal court bombshell: Google must face British justice for 'Safari spying'

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 7:31pm
Angry Apple users get their shot at licking the Chocolate Factory

Apple Safari-using Brits, who claim they were tracked by Google's adbots without permission, can sue Google in the UK, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled.…

Did we just wake up in an alternate universe? BlackBerry turns a profit

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 7:20pm
Back in Black, but one fair quarter does not a turnaround make

BlackBerry actually made money in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, but the bigger picture for the ailing smartphone maker is far from rosy.…

In-depth: Supermicro's youngest Twin is a real silent ice maiden

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 6:31pm
Don't look now, folks, Trevor's in luuurve

Sysadmin blog  Supermicro has released the first of its new line of Twin series unblade* servers and El Reg has taken the opportunity to given them a right good kicking.…

The injected JavaScript used to smash anti-Great Firewall of China GitHub projects offline

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 6:17pm
Servers up and down during 24-hour-long DDoS

GitHub's servers are being hammered by web traffic from an army of unwitting cyber-foot-soldiers.…

Red Hat explains its choice of scale-out storage hats

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 6:01pm
Ceph and Gluster – not a cabaret double act after all

Which Red Hat scale-out storage product should you choose: Ceph or Gluster?…

Big Data will shield the Apple Watch from Android onslaught

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 5:32pm
Without data advantage, cheap wristputers struggle to do more than tell the time

It's possible that the arrival of a firm like Apple into wearables with its watch validates the space, just as Apple validated smart phones eight years ago.…

All the flash world needs is more TLC, suggests report

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:56pm
Using it in the iPhone6 turned the supply trickle into a flood

Triple-level cell (TLC) flash is heading towards being nearly half of all flash shipments.…

VMware channel confirms price hikes from next month

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:36pm
vSphere to rise by 7% and all the rest by 4-5%

The meteoric rise of the US dollar relative to currencies in Europe and other parts of the globe is the reason VMware is reducing channel discounts by mid-to-high single digits and why user pricing will rise.…

Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:06pm
There's a flaw in your plan, Kommissar Ansip

Comment  Expect more bland Europop and formulaic Hollywood blockbusters in your future if a proposal by European Commissioner Andrus Ansip are implemented, cultural industries in smaller European states say.…

Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 3:39pm
Department has handed over a total of £185m to extract itself from the deal

The Home Office has agreed to hand over £150m to defence company Raytheon over the dispute relating to the cancellation of the £750m e-Borders contract.…

Everyone's getting flashy: Intel and Micron want to feed you their wafers

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 3:21pm
And SanDisk's getting in on the action too

Four months after revealing their 3D NAND flash tech, Intel and Micron say they are now sampling product - the day after beleaguered SanDisk announced its 48-layer tech would enter pilot production in the second half of the year.…


Fri, 27/03/2015 - 2:57pm
EU Parliament sends scientists snottogram over funding woes

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project is in hot water with the European Parliament for failing to manage EU funds properly.…

<i>El Reg</i> uncages its truly demonic BOFH t-shirt

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 2:31pm
Classic Bastard Operator apparel back at Cash'n'Carrion

You spoke, we listened, and as of right now, you can get your mitts on a classic BOFH t-shirt down at El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion.…

Voda UK CEO says one thing about not-spots, Minister of Fun says another

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:58pm
Gov, biz duke it out over coverage and licensing plans

Don’t hold your breath for better mobile phone coverage. While Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp is hopeful that the government will do its bit as part of the not-spots agreement, Minister of Fun Ed Vaziey claims he’s already done it.…

John Lewis stakes £100,000 on building a working tech creche

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:36pm
Come hither, Shoreditch upstarts

John Lewis has launched a £100,000 technology incubator competition to encourage tech start-ups to get involved with its business.…

Google dangles $70m before new CFO to lure her from Wall Street

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:26pm
Ruth Porat now swimming in castrated shares

It took a $70m golden hello to entice Ruth Porat – Google's new chief financial officer – away from her role at Morgan Stanley.…