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GoTenna: How <i>does</i> this 'magic' work?

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:32am
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat

You may have been hearing about a well-nigh miraculous device called GoTenna lately - a gadget which, apparently, lets your phone work even if there's no network coverage to be had.…

Google has 'no serious plans' to bring Fiber to the UK

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:06am

Good news for Sky, BT and Talktalk

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:00am
A thousand cuts, but no actual death

Analysis  After Microsoft’s biggest jobs bloodbath, we’re still not much wiser about what Microsoft will look like in five years' time. Steve Ballmer turned the focus from PCs to devices and services: manufacturing its own devices, and promoting its own services regardless of the platform. Satya Nadella was supposed to bring further clarity.…

Dell is now accepting Bitcoins for consumer and SMB purchases

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:49am

Firm is very excited about its US-based pilot scheme

Netflix is testing a 'private mode' for guilty pleasure binges

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:32am

Good news for Hilary Duff fans

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:27am
Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific

The Big Blue IT colossus' storage revenues have carried on declining, with only FlashSystems showing growth, and stellar growth at that.…

Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

Slashdot - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:07am
An anonymous reader writes Speaking via a Google Hangout at the Hackers on Planet Earth Conference, Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers and the tech industry to join his efforts. "You in this room, right now have both the means and the capability to improve the future by encoding our rights into programs and protocols by which we rely every day," he said. "That is what a lot of my future work is going to be involved in."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:06am
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on

The BBC is scrambling to fix what appears to be a number of severe technical glitches on its network, after its website and catch-up TV service were hit by a major outage at the weekend.…

BBC websites and iPlayers suffer weekend broadcast outage

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:03am

Must be the season of the glitch

Party like it's <i>not</i> 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 9:01am
Lumpy but free - the future is here

Programming the Web, Pt. I  If you travelled back to 1999 and told web developers that one day hundreds of them would pony up cold hard cash to get a feature in a web browser, none of them would have believed you.…

There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:39am
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught

Analysis  A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory shows what a sorry state European TV and film production is in when compared with the US market, and shows that US programming is increasing its stranglehold on European TV and video services.…

UK government cheers ISP anti-piracy education

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:28am

BT, Sky, Talktalk, and Virgin Media try to dissuade 'pirates'

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:04am
Some new ban obviously in order. Radios? Children?

Recent legislation banning the use of handheld phones by drivers had basically no effect on the number of road accidents, according to a new study.…

Internet of Things needs to be encrypted to offer proper security

L'Inq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:50am

Research reveals data protection and user education gaps are holding back IoT

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:45am
Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants the geeks of the world to develop anti-spying technology to prevent governments spying on their citizens.…

Sadly Snowden's right: Online encryption is a necessity

Thinq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:43am

It was quite a coup for HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth). At the 2014 hacker event, Hope X, in New York City this weekend, Edward Snowden delivered a speech to those in attendance...

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/21/wilsons-weekend-whine-snowdens-call-for-online-encryption-is-sad-but-necessary/

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:27am
Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware

Activist investors have taken a billion-dollar stake in EMC in order to break apart its federation and spin out VMware, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:20am
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here

The Sun seems to have given itself a few days off.…

CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

El Reg - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:02am
Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things

CAIDA – the group of router boffins established at the University of California to research 'net traffic and look for solutions to threats to Internet stability – has given itself a new name.…

Mobile app of the day: LinkedIn Connected

Thinq - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:00am

If you thought there was only one LinkedIn app, think again. LinkedIn Connected debuts on iOS to help you stay informed.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/21/mobile-app-of-the-day-linkedin-connected/
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