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Fujitsu Could Help Smartphone Chips Run Cooler

Slashdot - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:12am
angry tapir writes: If parts of your phone are sometimes too hot to handle, Fujitsu may have the answer: a thin heat pipe that can spread heat around mobile devices, reducing extremes of temperature. Fujitsu Laboratories created a heat pipe in the form of a loop that's less than 1mm thick. The device can transfer about 20W, about five times more heat than current thin heat pipes or thermal materials, the company said.

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Fujitsu SPARCs up liquid cooling for smartphones

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:02am
1mm metal plate contains coolant and can be cut to fit any gadget

One of the tricks Fujitsu uses to increase density in its M10 family of SPARC servers is liquid cooling. The company's Liquid Loop Cooling offers a closed system to pump coolant around a motherboard, the better to draw away heat.…

16 telco heads request data retention funding info from Turnbull, Brandis

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 5:27am
At least tell us what per cent you'll pay, cry carriers

The chief executive officers of 16 Australian telcos have written to the nation's attorney-general George Brandis and communications minister Malcolm Turnbull with a call for dialog on how much money they can expect to fund the development of metadata retention systems.…

Dread Pirate Roberts' first mate Peter Nash faces life behind bars

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 5:02am
Silk Road's main moderator pleads guilty-but-ignorant

Updated  An Australian faces life behind bars in the USA after entering a guilty plea for his role in Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road operation.…

Mozilla peers into processes with student-built forensics probe

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 4:02am
Masche goes open source for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Student hackers from the University of Buenos Aires have developed with Mozilla an open-source forensics tool to analyse memory of running processes.…

Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

Slashdot - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 3:06am
Pikoro writes: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explains why the concept of a "proper" English isn't realistic. Quoting: "It's a perpetual lament: The purity of the English language is under assault. These days we are told that our ever-texting teenagers can't express themselves in grammatical sentences. The media delight in publicizing ostensibly incorrect usage. ... As children, we all have the instinct to acquire a set of rules and to apply them. ... We know that a certain practice is a rule of grammar because it’s how we see and hear people use the language. ... That’s how scholarly linguists work. Instead of having some rule book of what is “correct” usage, they examine the evidence of how native and fluent nonnative speakers do in fact use the language. Whatever is in general use in a language (not any use, but general use) is for that reason grammatically correct. The grammatical rules invoked by pedants aren’t real rules of grammar at all. They are, at best, just stylistic conventions.

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Princeton boffins sniff Tor users' IDs from TCP ACKs and server sweat

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 2:59am
The onion's getting more transparent by the day

Tor is regularly recommended as a vital privacy protection technology, and just as regularly, researchers discover ways to de-anonymise users, and the latest of these has just hit Arxiv.…

VMware wants amicable end to 'meritless' Linux-lifting lawsuit

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 1:58am
Free Software Conservancy says Virtzilla 'flagrantly' used Linux code in products

VMware thinks it will be possible to find an amicable resolution to the lawsuit alleging it has pinched parts of the Linux kernel.…

Linux 4.0-rc4 Kernel Is A Fairly Normal Update

Phoronix - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 1:04am
The fourth weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel was just released for the newest round of Linux kernel testing...

Ow.ly plus AWS plus Box roped into worm-spreading spree

El Reg - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 12:54am
From Facebook to dumb suckers to Facebook again

Users with a bent for nasty content and too much trust in shortened links are helping to spread a Facebook worm, according to researchers at Malwarebytes.…

Galaxy S6 vs S5

L'Inq - Sat, 14/03/2015 - 9:29am

We see whether Samsung's redesigned smartphone can turn its fortunes around


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