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Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL: They're NOT the same, mmmkay?

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 11:41am
Redmond reveals the value of listening to phablet feedback

Microsoft’s latest mass market Lumia goes on sale today, Friday, for under £100, and its big brother — the 640XL — appears at the end of the month.…

ICANN urges US, Canada: Help us stop the 'predatory' monster we created ... dot-sucks!

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 11:18am
Just give the word if you think gTLD sucks, watchdogs told

DNS overlord ICANN – which opened the floodgates to waves of new dot-word domains on the internet – says it needs help in killing one of those dot-words: .sucks.…

Self-aware storage? It'll be fine. Really - your arrays aren't the T-1000

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 11:05am
Smarter, savvier boxes will change the way we look at infrastructure

Comment  In the last few months I have had several interesting briefings with storage vendors. Now, I need to stop and try to connect the dots, and think about what could come next.…

MariaDB Enterprise update brings scalability and security improvements

L'Inq - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 10:49am

Claims to increase overall database performance by over 15 percent

Xiaomi's birthday present to itself: Flogging 2m phones in 12 hours

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 10:39am
Raked in £227m. Are you scared yet, Apple?

Cult phone maker Xiaomi has demonstrated just how dedicated its fans are, with an Asian flash sale seeing it shift over two million devices ... and 39,000 tellies.…

Lenovo: MSPs and CSPs, PLEASE come buy our servers

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 10:25am
We've got lots of market share and revenues to plug the IBM-shaped hole

Chinese PC ruler Lenovo has arrived at the cloud and managed services provider party relatively late, with a sales programme tucked under its arm and an expanded x86 server portfolio brochure in hand.…

Cybercrime taskforce collects huge botnet scalp on first go

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 10:02am
Beebone deboned by the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce

A sophisticated botnet has been neutered by a consortium starring the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce.…

3D Printed Guns Might Lead To Law Changes In Australia

Slashdot - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 9:27am
angry tapir writes An inquiry by an Australian Senate committee has recommended the introduction of uniform laws across jurisdictions in the country "regulating the manufacture of 3D printed firearms and firearm parts." Although current laws are in general believed to cover 3D printed guns, there are concerns there may be inconsistencies across different Australian jurisdictions. Although there aren't any high-profile cases of 3D printed weapons being used in crimes in the country, earlier this year a raid in Queensland recovered 3D printed firearm parts.

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Light-fingered Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju jailed for seven years

El Reg - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 9:26am
Architect of India's biggest fraud scandal finally locked up - along with his PwC auditors

The former chairman of Indian outsourcing firm Satyam Computer Services has been jailed for seven years for his part in a $1.4bn (£953m) accountancy fraud scandal.…

iOS 8.3 update borks Touch ID for some iPhone users

L'Inq - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 9:24am

Makes Touch ID for iTunes and App Store purchases unusable