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Microsoft leak shows plans for cloud-first Nano Server

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:40pm

You won't need to sit in front of next Windows Server

Allwinner Continues Violating The LGPL

Phoronix - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:35pm
It's been a week since Allwinner's most recent proof of violating of the (L)GPL license for FFmpeg and libVP6. In the week since, they haven't rectified the issue but today just slapped in a LICENSE file saying the non-existent code is LGPL...

Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:25pm
IJN Musashi's final resting place revealed

Pics  A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has located the final resting place of monster Japanese battleship Musashi, some 70 years after she was consigned to the depths off the Philippines during the 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf.…

Technology's Legacy: the 'Loser Edit' Awaits Us All

Slashdot - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:13pm
An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times Magazine has an insightful article putting into words how I've felt about information-age culture for a while now. It's about a phenomenon dubbed the "loser edit." The term itself was born out of reality TV — once an outcome had been decided while the show was still taping, the producers would comb back through the footage and selectively paste together everything that seemed to foreshadow the loser's fall. When the show actually aired, it thus had an easy-to-follow narrative. But as the information age has overtaken us, the "loser edit" is something that can happen to anyone. Any time a celebrity gets into trouble, we can immediately search through two decades of interviews and offhand comments to see if there were hints of their impending fall. It usually becomes a self-reinforcing chain of evidence. The loser edit happens for non-celebrities too, using their social media posts, public records, leaked private records, and anything else available through search. The worst part is, there's no focal point for the blame. The news media does it, the entertainment industry does it, and we do it to ourselves. Any time the internet gets outraged about something, there are a few people who happily dig up everything they can about the person they now feel justified in hating — and thus, the loser edit begins.

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AMD Gets Into VR With LiquidVR Technology

Phoronix - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:09pm
Another interesting announcement at GDC2015 yesterday besides the new Vulkan API, the Source 2 Engine, Unity 5, and more was AMD's LiquidVR announcement...

Apple takes four years to finally beat Samsung in smartphone sales

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 1:02pm

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus win the day in Q4 rankings

SanDisk flash array launch signals imminent AFA battle

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:37pm
Wait 'til you see the niche in the market

Comment  With SanDisk joining the ranks of all-flash array vendors, that makes 15 AFA suppliers I know of: far, far too many for industry stability.…

Speaking in Tech: Tinder Plus: 4 times pricier... if you're an OVER-28 wrinkly

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:18pm
HP swipes right for Aruba hookup

Saygus aims buffed up V<sup>2</sup> Android mobe at Samsung

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:02pm
Shows Koreans where to stick the memory

MWC 2015  At a pre-MWC preview, Utah-based Saygus showed off its V2 Android phone, which turns up a notch all the specs.…

Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:38am
They were digging in the RIGHT place

In a scene straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark, archaeologists believe they have found the fabled lost White City of the Monkey God in Honduras.…

MWC: Kickstarter darling Pebble unveils Time Steel smartwatch upgrade

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:37am

Less plastic, more metal

Kazam Tornado 445L review: Hands-on

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:18am

Firm looks to challenge the big boys with latest Android offering out of MWC

FREAK: Apple and Google are fixing security flaw caused by US government

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:09am

Firms have weak encryption parasite in their sights

Ex-Systemax execs Carl &amp; Gilbert Fiorentino jailed over $27m fraud

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 11:05am
Brothers get five and six years of stripey suntan time

Shamed former Systemax execs Gilbert and Carl Fiorentino were last night sentenced to five and six years in the slammer respectively for masterminding a $27m fraud when employed at the company.…

Twitter fears big EU tech payout to pacify lawmakers over data-slurping concerns

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:33am
But hey, we're gonna blab about our lovely UK plumage

A fretful Twitter has told investors that it may be forced to shell out cash on IT infrastructure in Europe if the Safe Harbor pact between the EU and the US collapses.…

MWC: Android devices get top-secret compartment to store data

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:17am

Graphite Software Secure Spaces: ideal for the next 007

Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

Slashdot - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:08am
An anonymous reader writes: Cardiologists from Johns Hopkins have published an analysis of exercise data that strongly links a patient's performance on a treadmill to their risk of dying. Using data from stress tests of over 58,000 people, they report: "[A]mong people of the same age and gender, fitness level as measured by METs and peak heart rate reached during exercise were the greatest indicators of death risk. Fitness level was the single most powerful predictor of death and survival, even after researchers accounted for other important variables such as diabetes and family history of premature death — a finding that underscores the profound importance of heart and lung fitness, the investigators say." The scoring system is from -200 to +200. People scoring between -100 and 0 face an 11% risk of dying in the next decade. People scoring between -200 and -100 face a 38% risk of death within the next decade. People scoring above zero face only a 3% chance or less.

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:03am
Tech has made us richer and freer, you fool

Worstall on Wednesday  I often find myself mystified by Evgeny Morozov and his writings. I find it terribly difficult to work out what he's actually for, or what worldview it is that he thinks he's propagating.…

How does a global corporation switch to IP Voice?

El Reg - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 9:30am
Step by step guide

Not so long ago I worked with a company that had more than a dozen offices around the world. Each had its own phone system – a total of five different makes – of which only two could handle IP telephony.…

Edinburgh and Northern Ireland get souped-up broadband with Gigabit speeds and £17m

L'Inq - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 9:28am

45,000 more UK homes and businesses to get superfast connections