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The Ubuntu 15.04 Online Developer Summit Starts Tomorrow

Phoronix - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:04pm
The first Ubuntu Online Developer Summit for the 15.04 Vivid Vervet kicks off on Wednesday and runs through Friday...

Consumer group SLAMS NASA for letting Google rent $1bn 'playground'

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:59pm
Mountain View gets 60-year lease on historic Moffett Airfield

A consumer watchdog has slammed NASA for signing a whopping $1bn deal that will see a historic airbase turned into Google's space "playground".…

Rackspace CEO Rhodes: Just months on the job and look at our swollen digits

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:44pm
Sales bounce at cloud biz

Taylor Rhodes, the latest man to grab the CEO chair at Rackspace, must have, er, racked up the celebratory drinks last night as the hoster-come-cloud-flogger reported a comparatively decent set of Q3 fiscal ’15 financials.…

Apple is 'aggressively' courting business devs and clients following IBM partnership

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:43pm

Firm begins assault on the enterprise to challenge Dell and HP

Most convincing PHISHING pages hoodwink nearly half of you – Google

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:28pm
Please update your details...

Nearly half (45 per cent) of those who visit the most convincing phishing pages are tricked into handing over personal information, according to Google.…

GNOME Foundation To Finally Challenge Groupon Over Trademarks

Phoronix - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:21pm
Back in July I wrote about how there was a rather apparent trademark collision with Groupon's Gnome. Groupon launched a product earlier this year called Gnome that's a software solution, runs on tablets, and is meant to help merchants with point-of-sales software, etc. Of course, that directly collides with the well known GNOME desktop environment and GNOME Foundation...

Bullish Vodafone barges back into UK consumer broadband market

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:14pm
Just as BT eyes up mobile opportunities. Funny that ...

Vodafone is plotting to re-enter the UK's competitive broadband market in 2015 – with a little help from arch enemy BT.…

Masque malware is putting iPad and iPhone user data at risk

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:03pm

95 percent of iOS devices vulnerable to attack method, warns FireEye

Are CSC's mega-costly NHS contracts finally turning a profit?

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:58am
Stench of splurged billions still hangs over trust deals

CSC's troubled billion-pound NHS contracts finally appear to be turning around, chief executive Mike Lawrie revealed in a conference call.…

Steve Wozniak says the iPhone 6 arrived 'three years too late'

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:46am

Apple co-founder says firm gave Samsung an advantage


El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:43am
El Reg Vulture heads for Darmstadt mission control

The European Space Agency is at the eve of one of its most ambitious projects: the passive landing of a small scientific craft on the surface of a comet that’s hurtling through space at over 60,000kmph. Your El Reg correspondent will be reporting from the ESA control centre at Darmstadt, Germany, bringing you the story as it unfolds.…

Behold the Lumia 535 NOTkia: Microsoft axes Nokia brand from mobes

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:34am
Finns finally expunged from Redmondian handsets

Microsoft is finally putting its own brand on the phones it makes and sells itself. The Windows giant's latest Lumia 535 drops the Nokia branding completely – as expected – and will instead sport a proud "Microsoft" front and rear.…

Auction site eBay knocked out for hours on Monday

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:12am

'Technical issue' takes service offline

Vodafone's 4G investment is beginning to pay off

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:11am
Voda to focus on beating BT

What matters in results isn’t how good or bad they are, but how they compare with what lots of very highly paid people have been calculating they would be.…

Man wastes 99 iPhones proposing to a woman who says 'no'

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:47am

And people say romance is dead

Microsoft snorefest: For crying out loud, Nadella – just channel Ballmer!

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:43am
'Blah, blah, blah', as Uncle Fester once said

Future Decoded  Once upon a time, around every November, Steve Ballmer visited the UK on an official, annual state visit.…

Facebook Messenger hits 500 million users after becoming mandatory

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:23am

Social network adds 300 million in six months

How To End Online Harassment

Slashdot - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:15am
Presto Vivace sends this excerpt from an article at the Kernel, titled 'With Gamergate, it's not enough to ignore the trolls.' Gendered bigotry against women is widely considered to be "in bounds" by Internet commenters (whether they openly acknowledge it or not), and subsequently a demographic that comprises half of the total human population has to worry about receiving rape threats, death threats, and the harassment of angry mobs simply for expressing their opinions. This needs to stop, and while it's impossible to prevent all forms of harassment from occurring online, we can start by creating a culture that shames individuals who cross the bounds of decency. We can start by stating the obvious: It is never appropriate to use slurs, metaphors, graphic negative imagery, or any other kind of language that plays on someone's gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. Not only is such language inappropriate regardless of one's passion on a given subject, but any valid arguments that existed independently of such rhetoric should have been initially presented without it. Once a poster crosses this line, they should lose all credibility. Similarly, it is never acceptable to dox, harass, post nude pictures, or in any other way violate someone's privacy due to disagreement with their opinions. While most people would probably agree with this in theory, far too many are willing to access and distribute this humiliating (and often illegal) content. Instead of simply viewing stories of doxing, slut-shaming, and other forms of online intimidation as an unfortunate by-product of the digital age, we should boycott all sites that publish these materials.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

El Reg - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:03am
David Lowery on the new Robber Barons

Interview  David Lowery is a mathematician, musician (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven), songwriter and producer. He also teaches business at the University of Georgia.…

Microsoft's first non-Nokia Windows Phone is the £90 Lumia 535

L'Inq - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:51am

Handset has a 5in screen and dual 5MP cameras

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