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Want that awesome new Apple TrackPad? Don't get a MacBook Pro

El Reg - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 8:16pm
Don't try to repair it either, unless you want a gluey mess

The trackpad in the new version of Apple's MacBook Pro may not be the new-fangled technological marvel that CEO Tim Cook said it would be, say analysts.…

Oldest Dot-com Domain Turning 30

Slashdot - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:57pm
netbuzz writes: On March 15, 1985, Symbolics, Inc, maker of Lisp computers, registered the Internet's first dot-com address: Symbolics.com. Sunday will mark the 30th anniversary of that registration. And while Symbolics has been out of business for years, the address was sold in 2009 for an undisclosed sum to a speculator who said: "For us to own the first domain is very special to our company, and we feel blessed for having the ability to obtain this unique property." Today there's not much there.

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Let's talk about the (real) price of flash and spinning disks

El Reg - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:53pm
The winners and losers in a battle between NAND and revolving rust

Comment  Lately I have been writing a lot about the role of flash memory and disk drives in the future of storage infrastructure (here and here are a couple of examples). And it's clear flash will be used for primary workloads, and object storage and disks for the rest.…

Telly chef Jamie Oliver in embarrassing infection double shocker

El Reg - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:28pm
Celeb cockney cook stung by half-baked security

Mockney chef Jamie Oliver is a wizard at cooking – but his website team isn't exactly cordon bleu standard, as his webpages have put steaming dishes of malware back on the menu.…

Maker Person Rich Olson Returns (Video)

Slashdot - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:15pm
In February we ran a video titled Rich Olson Embodies the Spirit of the Maker Movement. We aren't saying Rich is a superman, but more like everyman or, in this case, everymaker. He is a hobbyist who, like many others, shares his designs freely in the best spirit of open source. Today we have some more words from Rich that may help you if you are just starting to use a 3-D printer and similar tools either at home or in a makerspace. and a note: If you know someone we should interview, please email robinATroblimoDOTCOM.

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HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game

Phoronix - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 5:24pm
Given this week's release of HHVM 3.6 I decided to run some new performance comparison tests of PHP vs. HHVM...

AI and IoT merger could signal the end of civilisation, says John Lewis IT head

L'Inq - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 5:23pm

Expresses concerns over handling of data with IoT in retail


GCHQ students protecting virtual Boris Johnson from a cyber kicking right now

L'Inq - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 4:37pm

Cyber Security Challenge UK is a bit like Pop Idol, but with less drama


The Apple Watch doesn't belong in business

L'Inq - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 4:30pm

And other myths that CIOs tell themselves