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CTERA's cloudy gateway gets sync 'n' share bolted on

El Reg - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 3:01pm
Cloud storage jungle shenanigans

Life in the cloud storage gateway jungle gets tougher and tougher as cloud file sync 'n' sharers invade the storage gateway space. CTERA is taking on the file sync'ers directly.…

Microsoft: Insiders using Windows XP or Vista won't get free Windows 10 upgrade

L'Inq - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:56pm

And if you've lost your licence key, you're screwed too

HyperX breaks record for overclocking a 128GB DDR4 array

L'Inq - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:34pm

It's a sort of sport, you know

Nutanix announces beta of Community Edition software

El Reg - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:31pm
Roll-your-own hyperconverged boxen if you dare

As foreshadowed by The Reg's virtualisation desk, Nutanix has announced a “community edition” of the software it uses to power its hyperconverged servers-and-storage-in-a-box rigs.…

Anonymous Accused of Running a Botnet Using Thousands of Hacked Home Routers

Slashdot - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:26pm
An anonymous reader writes: New research indicates that Anonymous hacktivists (among other groups) took advantage of lazy security to hijack thousands of routers using remote access and default login credentials. "'For perpetrators, this is like shooting fish in a barrel, which makes each of the scans that much more effective,' the report explains. 'Using this botnet also enables perpetrators to execute distributed scans, improving their chances against commonplace blacklisting, rate-limiting and reputation-based defense mechanisms.'"

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Firefox 38 Adds Responsive Image Support, Ruby Annotations

Phoronix - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:11pm
Mozilla Firefox 38 is being officially released today and with this open-source web browser update comes new functionality...

Skype Translator preview now available to all Windows 8.1 and WIndows 10 users

L'Inq - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:03pm

Sorry, Windows XP cling-ons

Amazon creating 500 ‘fulfilling’ jobs in the UK

El Reg - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 2:01pm
Fire off those application letters within 3-5 working days

Amazon is looking for 500 new minions in the Dunstable area. The online superstore is to open a new 310,000 sq ft "fulfilment centre".…

Scale Computing: Not for enterprise, but that's all part of the plan

El Reg - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 1:31pm
Four months of use have made the Scales fall from my eyes

Review:  Scale Computing makes hyper-converged appliances targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). When you think of headline names for hyper-convergence – EVO:Rail, Nutanix, SimpliVity – you don't tend to think of "SMB". VMware-based name-brand hyper-convergence tends to be in the $150,000+ range, while Scale starts delivering at $25,500. But what, exactly, is Scale delivering?…

Appple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft push for US surveillance changes

L'Inq - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 1:27pm

And that's not to mention Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, Yahoo and a whole load more

Microsoft eyes Amazon and Google with undersea cable data centre investment

L'Inq - Tue, 12/05/2015 - 1:01pm

Firm looks to improve data centre infrastructure and bolster cloud services