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Apple haters are making hay while iOS 8 and iPhone 6 flaws shine under media spotlight

Thinq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:00pm

Those who loathe Cupertino have had plenty to chuckle about since the launch of iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 models.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/24/apple-haters-are-making-hay-while-ios-8-and-iphone-6-flaws-shine-under-media-spotlight/

RadeonSI Gallium3D Might Run As Well As Catalyst For CS:GO Linux

Phoronix - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:55am
Yesterday I shared my initial Counter-Strike: Global Offensive benchmarks on Linux while following that have been others using the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org to deliver their own results for this latest Valve game to reach Linux...

Ukrainian separatists threaten surge in *gasp*... dealers, PCs

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:45am
Don't mention the war, resellers

Channels Forum 2014  The IT industry has pulled back from the brink of disaster but conflicts in Russia and the Middle East have the potential to push it back to the edge, resellers and distributors were warned today.…

Microsoft launches an uninspiring Chromecast rival

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:44am

Calls it the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

ARM unveils 32-bit Cortex-M7 processor for Internet of Things devices

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:26am

Will power embedded applications in next generation vehicles and smart homes

NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:17am
Hammers, blenders, thermite - will Jesus mobe rise again?

Apple claims its latest device is bigger and better than any other mobile phone, but the iOS 8 sporting iPhone 6 Plus has already been criticised for supposedly bending in fanbois' pockets.…

A closer look at what Cisco's new firewall means for your business

Thinq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 11:12am

Cisco have jumped into the security space with both feet, releasing a “next generation firewall” as part of an end-to-end security strategy. But what does that mean?

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/24/a-closer-look-at-what-ciscos-new-firewall-means-for-your-business/

Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:37am
A stranger turns up YOUR heat with default password 1234

Digital thermostats from Heatmiser are wide open to takeover thanks to default login credentials and myriad other security flaws.…

Amazon opens UK doors on ebook and audiobook lending library

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:21am

Kindle Unlimited looks to become the Netflix for books

Fake tape detectors, 'from the stands' footie and UGH! Internet of Things in my set-top box

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:02am
All these and more at Euro broadcasting conference

IBC 2014  At this time of year, the tech press is often focused on IFA, the massive electronics show in Berlin where many companies unveil their latest products, including smartphones, flatter, curvier TVs than ever before, and all manner of other things.…

iOS 8.0.1 is coming 'fairly soon' to fix keyboard, Safari glitches

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:48am

Apple has released the update to network partners

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Continues To Be Actively Developed

Phoronix - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:45am
For those with a Raspberry Pi, the emerging open-source 3D-supported Linux graphics driver stack continues to evolve...

Cloud storage bods Nasuni ram BILLION-object volume into filer

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:29am
Ours is bigger than yours

In a demonstration of “my scale-out filer is bigger than yours” storage swaggery, Nasuni has loaded up a billion-plus object volume into its Nasuni Service file system.…

Paypal gets in Bitcoin bed with Bitpay, Coinbase, Gocoin

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:17am

Bitcoin transactions are go for merchants

Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Slashdot - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:17am
HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that President Obama spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Summit and challenged China to make the same effort to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions and join a worldwide campaign to curb global warming. Obama's words were directly focused on putting the onus on China, an essential partner of the U.S. if a global climate treaty is to be negotiated by 2015. The U.S. and China bear a "special responsibility to lead," said Obama. "That's what big nations have to do." The U.S., Obama said, would meet a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 17 percent, from 2005 levels, by 2020 — a goal that is in large part expected to be met through proposed EPA regulation. There were indications that China might be ready with its own plan, although many experts say they will be skeptical until Chinese officials reveal the details. A senior Chinese official said his country would try to reach a peak level of carbon emissions "as early as possible." This suggests the Chinese government, struggling with air pollution so extreme that it has threatened economic growth, regularly kept millions of children indoors and ignited street protests, was determined to show faster progress in curbing emissions. In recent years, the Chinese government has sent other signals about addressing carbon pollution, some of them encouraging to environmental experts. "Five years ago, it was almost unimaginable to discuss China putting a cap on carbon, but now that is happening," said Lo Sze Ping, chief executive officer of the World Wildlife Fund's office in Beijing. "Chinese leaders have seen that it is imperative to move toward a low-carbon economy."

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Yahoo!... Our Alibaba stake's worth BILLIONS. Oh – our shares are in the toilet

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 9:04am
Santa Clara? Wall St? WTH?

Worstall on Wednesday  So here's the little financial markets puzzler of the moment. Alibaba has launched that IPO, the stock has soared and Yahoo! has made a bundle. Jerry Yang's original investment of $1bn now looks like one of the great investment deals of all time. However, as the Alibaba stock price soared (from the $68 of the placing to some $99 at one point in the day), Yahoo!'s price fell: it was 10 per cent down at one point.…

Samsung is latest PC market victim as firm halts European laptop sales

L'Inq - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 8:49am

Ativ and Chromebook devices canned


Windows Genuine Disadvantage [XP] - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 8:34am
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Supercapacitors have the power to save you from data loss

El Reg - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 8:32am
Learn all about them

As solid state drives (SSDs) become a critical part of today's storage, it is becomes increasingly important to learn about the supercapacitors that help prevent data loss.…

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