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ISC ’15 Student Cluster Comp: Asian kids gear up to grab the crown

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:29am
A naked rack is just what you need to beat the heat

HPC blog  Four teams from Asian universities entered the ISC’15 Student Cluster Competition arena in a bid to do glorious cluster combat and chisel their names into HPC history. Who are these brave students? Where do they come from? What do they want?…

IBM: High-severity vulnerability puts Android M devices at risk

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:26am

Underprivileged apps can be raised up by eager hackers

NFV vendors of the world unite! Or maybe work together?

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:13am
Interoperability is top customer concern, says Light Reading

Light Reading, the insider’s publication for the comms industry, is calling on vendors to join the world’s first interoperability tests for Network Function Virtualization (NFV).…

What a shower: METEORS will BLAZE a FIERY TRAIL across our skies

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:57am
One for The Bumper Book of Astronomical FLOPS, then

The BBC is pulling its annual trick of promising skygazers a "dazzling display" of Perseid meteors this week, as the Earth passes through the trail of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.…

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 laptops feature Windows 10 and Intel Xeon chips

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:44am

Will also ship with Ubuntu Linux or RHEL, if that's more your bag

Bunitu botnet crooks sell your unencrypted VPN traffic for £££

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:35am
Unknowing proxies help zombie army lurch forward

Cyber-crooks behind the Bunitu botnet are selling access to infected proxy bots as a way to cash in from their network.…

Breathalyzer Bike Lock Stops Drunken Cyclists In Their Tracks

Slashdot - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:29am
Zothecula writes: Driving while drunk is a bad idea even on a bike. Slowed reflexes and decreased awareness of the world around them can make a drunk cyclist a danger on the road. Working in much the same way as breath-test locks for your car, the Alcoho-Lock aims to prevent cyclists from hopping in the seat when they've had one too many. The device even comes with a smartphone app that connects with the lock over Bluetooth and lets a loved one know that you are trying to bike drunk.

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Alert: HTC is handling your fingerprints in a bad way

L'Inq - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:11am

Digits as identifiers given the finger

Get thee behind me, Satanic mills! Robert Owen's Scottish legacy

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 9:03am
Inside the works of Scotland's industrial revolutionary

Geek's Guide to Britain  The European Route of Industrial Heritage marks New Lanark as an anchor point in the global development of textiles and architecture, and so it is.…

Windows Server 2003 and the industry refresh that never was

El Reg - Tue, 11/08/2015 - 8:38am
Despite cloud FUD, tight budgets and security scares, everyone flips MS the bird

Tight budgets and the cloud were among the reasons companies didn’t sign off migration projects for Windows Server 2003 in their droves, as customers ignored big vendors' security scare tactics.…

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