Tuesday 30 September 2014

Hong Kong protest puts mesh nets to the test in state censorship smash

FireChat becomes tool of choice for organizers

Protesters in Hong Kong have turned to the FireChat app to communicate online – because it uses mesh wireless networking and thus evades the Chinese authorities' web censorship crackdown amid the unrest.…

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PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai

First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses

Broadband and IPv6 are hot – and distributed denial-of-service attacks and IPv4 – are not. Well, that's according to Akamai.…

via The Register - Networks


Taffin: Renault ready for engine penalties

With many of the Renault-powered drivers on or near the limit of five engines for the season, the French power unit suppliers say they are now “committed” to introducing a sixth unit where required, despite the resulting grid penalties. The 2014 power units comprise six separate elements, of which five of each are available to each driver per season before they are penalised

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Cisco: Intercloud no longer lonely wanderer – BT, Ingram Micro and pals sign up

Management issues? Check. Data sovereignty? Check

With one eye on data sovereignty issues Cisco has hauled another batch of companies onto the Intercloud bandwagon, including telcos, channel partners and cloudy service providers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


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Beijing says yes to iPhone 6, despite NSA backdoor fears

But are Chinese consumers BUYING it?

Beijing has approved the new iPhone 6 for sale after regulators were reassured that the devices contain no backdoors allowing NSA snooping.…

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Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey

This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes

Consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy, even blithely agreeing to surrender their first born in exchange for the opportunity to check their emails without paying.…

via The Register - Networks


TEENS ON THE RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough

Two teenagers have braved the wrath of Tim Cook after apparently sneaking into an Apple store and bending a number of iPhones, after which they uploaded the vid to YouTube, as you do.…

via The Register - Networks


OpenDaylight floats 2.0 'Helium' release

Security, OpenStack integration high on list

The OpenDaylight foundation has opened the valve and let Helium escape into the software-defined networking (SDN) atmosphere.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Monday 29 September 2014

CloudFlare: You get SSL, and you get SSL, EVERYBODY GETS SSL!

Web cache biz to hand out certificates to all free customers

CloudFlare announced today it will extend SSL support to customers who use its free cloud-based web hosting service.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Larry: Oracle's now a CLOUDY biz. Ignore everything I said before

Former CEO insults rivals and bigs up the Oracle cloud in Openworld keynote

Despite once declaring that the cloud was “complete gibberish”, “insane” and “idiocy”, former Oracle head honcho Larry Ellison has announced that the firm is now ready to be the foundation of the cloud for its customers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Chinese pirates HURL iPhone 6s OVERBOARD

People's Republic grey market clogged by unwanted Apple mobes

Chinese grey market sales of Apple's new range of iPhones have been sluggish, according to local sources, as the Asian giant fails to warm to the mobes despite Apple's claims about the device's power.…

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Internet of Stuff: Chip rivals try to stop Cortex-M7 from flexing ARM’s muscle

Processors, microcontrollers start to collide

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing an estimated five times more quickly than the overall embedded processing market, so it's no wonder chip suppliers are flocking to fit out connected cars, home gateways, wearables and streetlights as quickly as they can.…

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Verstappen to replace Vergne for FP1 at Suzuka

Toro Rosso's 2015 signing Max Verstappen will make his Formula One Grand Prix weekend debut this Friday, after the team confirmed he will replace Jean-Eric Vergne for the first practice session in Japan. The switch means Verstappen, who has now obtained his mandatory FIA Super Licence, will drive in an official Grand Prix session just three days after his 17th birthday

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Mallya: McLaren fight will go down to the wire

Force India's battle with McLaren for fifth place in the 2014 Formula One constructors' championship will only intensify over the final five Grands Prix of the season, team principal Vijay Mallya predicts

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Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION

One-third of all homes? It could happen

By any measure, Netflix’s European expansion – adding six more countries – could not have gone better, although this still does not mean the operator will achieve its bullish forecast of penetrating one-third of all homes within seven years of launching in every market.…

via The Register - Networks


Oracle plans German DCs to soothe NSA-ruffled nerves

Bit barns for Frankfurt, Munich

Oracle has become the latest US IT giant to placate European businesses with extra local data centres.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


NBN Co: Melton trial document SMELLS BAD

Network builder denounced leak before seeing it

NBN Co is still complaining about media and political attention being given to the leaked results of a deployment trial conducted in an area of the Victorian town of Melton.…

via The Register - Networks


Sunday 28 September 2014

EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers

Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup

Outraged EE customers who have reported flawed data usage spikes on their accounts are being told not to panic by the mobile operator.…

via The Register - Networks


Saturday 27 September 2014


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Rackspace to hit GLOBAL CLOUD REBOOT button to flush out Xen security nasty

Sysadmins warned of incoming blitz

Rackspace has warned its customers that it plans to reboot all of its servers across the globe to nix a security bug that was first spotted in the Xen virtualisation platform earlier this week.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


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Friday 26 September 2014

Japan preview quotes - Lotus on Suzuka

After a tense race in Singapore threw the 2014 world championship fight wide open, the teams and drivers head to Japan and one of the most celebrated and iconic circuits on the calendar - Suzuka. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix discuss their prospects

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Lotus promise substantial changes for 2015 car

Lotus's technical director Nick Chester says the team's 2015 Formula One car will feature significant changes compared to the current E22, which has underwhelmed and left the team struggling for points in 2014. Lotus have endured reliability and performance issues with the Renault-powered E22, and the Enstone-based squad have only broken into the top ten on two occasions

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Perfect harmony impossible for Mercedes - Boullier

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's increasingly tense fight for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship will make it impossible for Mercedes to maintain harmony within the team over the final five Grands Prix of the season. That is the opinion of McLaren racing director Eric Boullier. While there have already been several flashpoints between the two title hopefuls

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

Just need to bring the fibre box within 19m ...

BT has claimed that ultrafast modern broadband can be delivered using a decidedly old school method: copper wires.…

via The Register - Networks


Internet Transit price falls slowing: Telegeography

Brazilians get waxed, Londoners get a steal

IP transit prices are still declining globally, but in bad news for 'net users of all kinds, the declines are slowing.…

via The Register - Networks


HP gets appy over SDN

In-house and partner software in SDN app store

“It works for dating apps, so why not for SDN infrastructure?”, HP might be hoping, with the launch of its software defined networking app store.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Thursday 25 September 2014

Alcatel-Lucent techie: Race for ‘5G’ technologies is 'ridiculous'

'5G’ efforts are missing the point of the new mobile networks

Vendors are generally delighted to raise their profile by pretending to have "5G" systems just around the corner, but it was a CTO from Alcatel-Lucent who threw a welcome bucket of cold water over the 5G hype at last week’s CTIA Super Mobility Week conference in Las Vegas.…

via The Register - Networks


Amazon cloud readies GLORIOUS GLOBAL REBOOT

Xen vulnerability fingered

Amazon will tomorrow begin a bloody global reboot of its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) compute instances after it found a bug said to be within the Xen virtualisation platform.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts

New sub cable to go live 2016

Construction has begun on the next major submarine cable, which when it's completed in 2016 will provide a big increase in capacity between South-East Asia and Europe.…

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Google to go Loony within the year

Balloon broadband forging ahead, says Teller

Google reckons its Loon balloons are going to be delivering a service within the next year, and has revealed that it's abandoned the radio kit it first tested in favour of LTE.…

via The Register - Networks


Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS

The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?

Comcast has branded Netflix, Discovery and others extortionists after they opposed the ISP's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable…

via The Register - Networks


Wednesday 24 September 2014

Huawei prez: A one-speed internet is bad for everyone

Live free or die neutral

Western regulations like the mooted US changes enforcing “net neutrality” will hold back internet development for consumers, Huawei President and board member Ryan Ding told us today. Ding said it was absurd to have a put up with one-speed slow, dumb networks when different consumers and applications had different requirements.…

via The Register - Networks


NSFW: Click here to watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

Hammers, blenders, thermite - will Jesus mobe rise again?

Apple claims its latest device is bigger and better than any other mobile phone, but the iOS 8 sporting iPhone 6 Plus has already been criticised for supposedly bending in fanbois' pockets.…

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Cloud? We prefer, er, reselling tech, say tech resellers

But managed services gets the industry's thumbs-up

Good old fashioned kit and licence reselling remains the primary way local tech suppliers pay the bills, with IT services still accounting for less than a quarter of revenue generation.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Telstra puffs Cisco cloud into Honkers and Singapore

Adds extra Oz connectivity with Equinix

Telstra has announced two new offshore Intercloud POPs and has signed with Equinix for connections in Sydney and Melbourne.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Tuesday 23 September 2014

Canonical, Oracle go two on one against Red Hat in OpenStack bout

Each to support its own Linux on other's cloud stack

While Red Hat is trumpeting that it wants to be the "undisputed" OpenStack market leader, its rivals Canonical and Oracle have teamed up to ensure that each's Linux distro plays well with the other's OpenStack implementation, even though they also compete.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Can Marten Mickos make 'Linux for the cloud' work for HP?

The 'not-another-Unix play' play

Hewlett-Packard didn’t just buy cloudy startup Eucalyptus Systems to build its fledgling OpenStack cloud biz, it also bought Marten Mickos, the firm’s Finnish CEO.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Ferrari and Shell debut natural-gas derived oil

Last weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix saw Ferrari running a new, higher performing oil from suppliers Shell for the first time. The Shell Helix Ultra race formulation is notable for using natural gas instead of crude oil as its base, providing enhanced cleansing and engine protection, resulting in greater efficiency

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/XUsCxh

Apple's iOS 8 flops: What bit of our BATTERY-DRAINING update didn't you like?

Listen up Cupertino: fanbois just aren't that into you anymore

More than half of all the Apple faithful have declined the opportunity to update their mobes to iOS 8, the newest iteration of the firm's mobile operating system.…

via The Register - Networks


Tata Communications achieves first live F1® 4K feed over fibre

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, continues to drive technology innovation by becoming the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1® event. This landmark was achieved during Practice Session 1 at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, where live footage was delivered end-to-end

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Vergne: 'Incredible' Singapore sixth showcases potential

Jean-Eric Vergne hopes his superb sixth-place finish in Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will help secure his Formula One future beyond the end of the 2014 season. Vergne was left without a drive for next year after Red Bull elected to promote Max Verstappen to a full-time Toro Rosso seat alongside Daniil Kvyat

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Comms Alliance preps vectored VDSL2 connection rules

Getting ready for the brand-new, old-copper NBN

The Communications Alliance has published drafts two key standards associated with the introduction of vectored VDSL2 services to the Australian market.…

via The Register - Networks


Net Neutrality? Hold my coffee, I got this: FCC says it's still considering all options for Open Web

Not a deal done, nope. Still reading all those comments

The Federal Communications Commission says that – despite immense pressure from all sides – all options are still on the table for implementing its grand Open Internet scheme.…

via The Register - Networks


Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone

News of the Weird: Screen-rotating technology declared unpatentable

Cloud hosting firm Rackspace has claimed victory over another patent troll, this time not merely by successfully challenging a patent suit, but by actually having the patent in question invalidated.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Monday 22 September 2014

Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it

CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech

Not content with running the industry's largest enterprise Linux vendor, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says he wants to make the company the industry's leading enterprise cloud vendor – and he plans to "win" that market before someone else does.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Mercedes: Poor reliability must not decide the title

Mercedes have to tackle the reliability issues which have blighted their otherwise dominant Formula One campaign, says head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport Toto Wolff, who does not want to see a car failure determine who wins the 2014 drivers' crown. On Sunday in Singapore Nico Rosberg ceded the lead of the championship to victorious team mate Lewis Hamilton

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/Za5Wur

Huawei's top UK mobile man walks out in shock resignation

Where could former Samsung man be off to next?

Mark Mitchinson, executive veep of Huawei's UK and Ireland consumer devices division, will leave the Chinese firm at the end of the month.…

via The Register - Networks


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Ericsson follows Broadcom to modem Mordor

Swedes ring off

Ericsson, once the major manufacturer of modems, is planning to leave the business. The move will see 1,000 redundancies and 500 people moving to other Ericsson projects, such as small cells.…

via The Register - Networks


Sochi Autodrom officially opens

The Sochi Autodrom circuit, venue for the inaugural 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, was officially opened on Saturday, with a host of leading figures in Russian government and motorsport attending the event

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EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass

Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint

EE has scooped up 58 Phones 4u stores from the beleaguered High Street retailer, one week after it slipped into administration.…

via The Register - Networks


Tata Communications achieves first live F1® 4K feed over fibre

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, continues to drive technology innovation by becoming the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1® event. This landmark was achieved during a practice session at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1tSFXTK

I'll be attending DevOps Exchange London (#DOXLON on Twitter) tonight with around 600 other folks who are excited by what DevOps can do for them and their organisations. Hope to see some of you there!


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Nice article about a fantastic team (disclaimer, I have worked with a number of the Metacloud team while we were at Ticketmaster).


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Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet

Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage

In surprising-no-really-it's-surprising research from NBN Co, Australians with slow internet services apparently get frustrated trying to work from home, so they unnecessarily condemn themselves to the frustration of commuting instead.…

via The Register - Networks


Sunday 21 September 2014

UK.gov appoints DATA SLURPING diplomat to push US telecoms providers to share more subscriber info

When a DRIP becomes a flood

The British government has appointed a senior diplomat who will act as a go-between on overseas data access jurisdiction issues, to push US telcos to share more information with UK spooks.…

via The Register - Networks


Race - selected team and driver quotes

Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne on his 'incredible' race to sixth; Jenson Button on the disappointment of retiring late on at Marina Bay; Lotus on the mixed feelings of narrowly missing out on a double points score. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on an tense and taxing race in Singapore

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1sRmwXg

FIA post-race press conference - Singapore

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), 3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Eddie Jordan)

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Race - Hamilton defeats Vettel as Rosberg retires in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the 2014 drivers' championship after claiming a superb victory in Singapore on Sunday, as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg failed to finish. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led briefly in the closing stages but had to settle for second, just ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1wCTMVL

'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*

More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online

A new round of what appear to be private, naked photos of female celebrities including US television reality star Kim Kardashian have apparently been leaked online.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Report: EE in talks to scoop up 60 Phones 4u stores from troubled High Street retailer

Carrier at centre of row has just hours to secure deal

EE is reportedly the latest company to pick over the carcass of stricken British High Street mobile phone retailer Phones 4u, which fell into administration late last week.…

via The Register - Networks


Saturday 20 September 2014

Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp

Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'

Google has quietly removed mandatory signups to its unloved "network thingy" Google+, which new Gmail users had been automatically shoved into when creating accounts on the ad giant's web-based email service.…

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Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp

Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'

Google has quietly removed mandatory signups to its unloved "network thingy" Google+, which new Gmail users had been automatically shoved into when creating accounts on the ad giant's web-based email service.…

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FIA post-qualifying press conference - Singapore

1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3 – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) Q: Lewis, pole position once again for Singapore and you saved the best until last it seems?

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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Sebastian Vettel on why he felt pole in Singapore was achievable for Red Bull; Jean-Eric Vergne on the mistake that cost him a shot at progressing into Q3; Esteban Gutierrez on exceeding expectations and putting Sauber in a 'good position' for Sunday's race. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after a dramatic qualifying session at Marina Bay

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1sK9XNg

Qualifying - Hamilton pips Rosberg to Singapore pole

Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just 0.007s to claim his sixth pole position of the season in a hugely competitive qualifying session at Marina Bay on Saturday evening. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel claimed third and fourth, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso saw off the challenge of Williams' Felipe Massa to take fifth

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1sJWNjk

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer

887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC

Vodafone has swooped on 140 Phones 4u stores just days after the retailer blamed the operator for contributing to its untimely demise when it slipped into administration late last Sunday.…

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FP3 - Alonso seizes the initiative in Singapore

Fernando Alonso handed Ferrari the advantage in the third and final practice session at Marina Bay on Saturday evening, edging out Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo by just five hundredths of a second. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg was third, 0.1s down the road, while team mate Lewis Hamilton was sixth, behind Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel in the second Red Bull RB10

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FIA press conference with Charlie Whiting

Friday saw the introduction of new restrictions on team-to-car radio messages designed to ensure that drivers are driving 'alone and unaided'. The FIA's Formula One race director Charlie Whiting spoke to the media in Singapore about the changes

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ISPs' post-net-neutrality world is built on 'bribes' says Tim Berners-Lee

Father of the worldwide web is extremely peeved over pay-per-packet-type plans

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has never been one to hide his opinions. Now the father of the World Wide Web is up in arms about the state of net neutrality in the United States.…

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Oh you crazy Frenchies. Iliad won't take no for an answer from T-Mob US

S'il vous plaît bébé, c'est mon anniversaire

French telco Iliad, which earlier this year was shot down in its attempt to buy T-Mobile US, is once again hoping to make a play for the American carrier.…

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Friday 19 September 2014

Toro Rosso aiming to hand Verstappen practice debut in Japan

Toro Rosso hope to give teenager Max Verstappen his Formula One practice debut at the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix in October, according to team principal Franz Tost. The 16-year-old Dutchman, who has signed to race for the Italian team in 2015

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FIA Friday press conference - Singapore

Team Representatives - Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Vijay Mallya (Force India), Manfredi Ravetto (Caterham), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Claire Williams (Williams) Q: If I could I begin with a question to all of you? Obviously there have been changes today to the team radio ban

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Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

A philosophical Sebastian Vettel on why he is upbeat despite missing almost all of FP2; Jean-Eric Vergne on encouraging early signs for Toro Rosso; and Lewis Hamilton on the balance issues that affected him even as he went fastest in FP2. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after the opening day at Singapore

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FP2 - Hamilton shades Alonso and Ricciardo in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton moved Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on Friday night at Marina Bay, edging Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by little more than a tenth of a second. Alonso's team mate Kimi Raikkonen showed strongly with fourth, fractions of a second behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Lotus's Pastor Maldonado, meanwhile, brought out the red flags when he crashed at Turn 10

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FP1 - Alonso puts Ferrari on top in Singapore

Fernando Alonso edged out Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to go fastest for Ferrari as less than two-tenths of a second covered the top three drivers in first practice in Singapore on Friday evening. Sebastian Vettel beat Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo to fourth, with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and the McLaren of Jenson Button rounding out the top eight

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1wMzHPG

FIA revises radio ban to driver performance only

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has revised its planned restrictions on pit-to-car radio and pit board messages ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. Messages concerning a driver's own performance will not be allowed, but the expected ban on those relating to car performance will now be postponed until 2015 to give teams more time to prepare

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1BSEqiM

Thursday 18 September 2014

Amazon SNS Mobile Push introduces enhanced iOS 8 Support

With iOS 8, Apple introduced new features that enable some rich new use cases for mobile push notifications — interactive push notifications, third party widgets, and larger (2 KB) payloads. Today, we are pleased to announce support for the new mobile push capabilities announced with iOS 8. We are publishing a new iOS 8 Sample App that demonstrates how these new features can be implemented with SNS, and have also implemented support for larger 2KB payloads.

Interactive Push Notifications and Widgets

Both interactive push notifications and widgets can be implemented by adding additional parameters to your push notifications. You can use SNS platform-specific payloads to specify those additional parameters for your iOS customers. You can now also download an iOS 8 SNS sample app which demonstrates how to take advantage of these new features using SNS.

Larger (2 KB) Payloads

In the past, the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) would only accept payloads of up to 256 bytes. As of yesterday's launch, APNs can now accept payloads as large as 2 KB. This change was introduced along with iOS 8, but 2 KB payloads will also work for devices running older versions of iOS. SNS also supports 2 KB APNs payloads beginning today.

To learn more about getting started with SNS Mobile Push, and to download our new iOS 8 sample app, simply click here.

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We’re Back! Starting October 1st, the AWS Pop-up Loft is Relaunching in San Francisco

Starting October 1st, the AWS Pop-up Loft will relaunch in San Francisco as a space and community where startups and anyone interested in AWS can drop in, hang out, enjoy snacks and candy, and receive free in-person AWS technical guidance from our experts. The architects and engineers who helped build services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon RDS are taking-up residence in this space and available to help you on demand. The AWS Loft will be open Monday - Friday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and remember, everything at the AWS Pop-up Loft is free. Learn more and register here »

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Amazon EMR Now Provides ODBC and JDBC Drivers

Amazon EMR now provides ODBC and JDBC drivers for Hive, Impala, and HBase. This makes it easier to use a variety of popular business intelligence (BI) tools with Amazon EMR, including SQL Workbench, Microsoft Excel, Tableau, MicroStrategy, and QlikView. You can download the drivers here.

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Amazon EMR adds consistent view and server-side encryption support for Amazon S3

The EMR File System (EMRFS) allows Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) clusters to read from and write data to Amazon S3 securely and with high performance. EMRFS now supports consistent view, a feature that checks for list and read-after-write consistency for new objects in Amazon S3 by comparing EMRFS metadata with the results of Amazon S3 operations. EMRFS will retry Amazon S3 operations when needed, and you have the ability to define the retry logic. EMRFS also supports encryption for data at rest using Amazon S3 server-side encryption (SSE).

You can launch an Amazon EMR cluster with EMRFS consistent view and server-side encryption from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, bootstrap action, or SDK by selecting AMI 3.2.1. If you enable EMRFS consistent view, your Amazon EMR cluster will automatically create an associated EMRFS metadata store in Amazon DynamoDB, or you can specify an already existing metadata store. Also, multiple clusters can use the same metadata store and share a consistent view of S3. To learn more about EMRFS consistent view, click here. To learn more about EMRFS server-side encryption, click here.

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Video from the recent London DevOps meetup. Please note that there is some strong language at times (but fantastic content as well).


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FIA Thursday press conference - Singapore

Drivers – Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Sergio Perez (Force India), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) Q: First of all, a question to all of you about the ban on large amounts of radio traffic between the team and the driver. What's your reaction to this?

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Singapore preview - spotlight on Mercedes as Red Bull threaten

Theoretically, Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit will offer Red Bull the opportunity to take the fight to Mercedes. But that won't be the only source of pressure for the Silver Arrows: whatever happens, we can expect Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to continue their intense battle for the 2014 drivers' crown

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1mf0nFt

Wow! over 600 attendees now for next Monday's DevOps Exchange London meetup! http://lnkd.in/dXAZkqp


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Johnnie Walker® becomes the Official Whisky Of Formula 1®

Johnnie Walker, the world's leading Scotch Whisky, today announced a new partnership with the Formula One group that will enhance the brand's global positioning and significantly expand the platform for its highly successful responsible drinking initiative, Join the Pact. The announcement of the new multi-year arrangement, which also sees Johnnie Walker become the Official Whisky of Formula 1

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Video from the recent London DevOps meetup. Please note that there is some strong language at times (but fantastic content as well).


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Turnbull: NBN won't turn your town into Silicon Valley

'People have been brainwashed to believe that their world will be changed forever if they get FTTP'

Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again unloaded on his predecessors in government, saying the swift planing process for the National Broadband Network made it “the riskiest and most complex project the Australian Government has ever attempted to carry out.…

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Top Gear Tigers and Bingo Boilers: Farewell then, Phones4U

Phones for the drinking classes

"Their marketing seemed to be aimed at the more erm ... chav infested end of the market", wrote one Reg reader on the demise of Phones4U, which went into administration on Sunday.…

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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks

Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door

Apple has rolled out two-factor authentication to lock down iCloud accounts, a move designed to prevent a repeat of the Celebgate incident when smutty snaps of nude starlets were leaked from the bowels of 4Chan.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Cisco splurges a BEEELLION buying private cloud-AAS biz Metacloud

John Chambers' $1bn cloud play in action

Cisco is buying Metacloud, a startup that promises to spin-up OpenStack clouds both privately and as a service.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Ferrari beginning to shift focus to 2015

Ferrari have started to transition their focus onto next year's car and plan to track test components over the remaining six races of the season, according to engineering director Pat Fry. The Scuderia have suffered a disappointing campaign this year, scoring just two podiums

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FIA press conference schedule - Singapore

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who finished on the Singapore podium with Lotus last year, will be among the six drivers taking part in the official FIA press conference at the Marina Bay circuit on Thursday. The line-ups in full...

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Facebook unleashes inter-cache router code on a waiting world

'Mcrouter' released under BSD license

Facebook has slung another slice of code into the open source world: the software that lets it sling content between caches around the world, fast enough to keep The Social NetworkTM social.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


from LinkedIn

NO SALE! Rackspace snubs all buyout offers, appoints new CEO

Claims strong results from 'managed cloud' strategy leave it better off alone

Rackspace says it has given up on plans to either sell itself or merge with another company, and to prove it the cloud hosting provider has named a new CEO to lead its next phase of independent operation.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Tuesday 16 September 2014

IBM's Watson megabrain descends from cloud to gobble your spreadsheet

Analytics service aims to help office pros crunch biz data

Still flush with its victory on quiz show Jeopardy!, IBM's Watson supercomputer has lately turned its attention to more mundane pursuits – namely, crunching sales figures for companies.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


AppStream Chrome Browser and Chromebook Support

Amazon AppStream now enables you to build high-resolution, low-latency applications for Chromebooks and Chrome web browsers on Windows, Mac, or Linux desktops.

To view and interact with AppStream streaming applications, your customers will only need the Chrome web browser or a Chromebook. Your customers can add an AppStream Chrome App from the Chrome Web Store. An example AppStream Chrome App is available in the Chrome Web Store, and can be customized with HTML, JS, and CSS using the AppStream Chrome App SDK, available from our Downloads page.

Now with support for Chromebooks and Chrome web browsers for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux desktops, the AppStream Chrome App enables you to grow your user base by reaching more users on more devices without growing your development team.

To learn more, please see the documentation.

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Netropolitan, an online country club for the rich, brings social networking to its logical conclusion

No riffraff here, but maybe a few $3,000-a-year hooray henries

Social networks for the rich and famous are nothing new: the first one started about ten years ago. But, this week, a new site called Netropolitan has emerged, and thinks it's cracked the reason why so many of them fail – they just weren't charging enough dosh.…

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Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

Infosec made simple: 2FA, its good points and bad points

Bill Gates in 2004 predicted the death of the password over time. “They just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” Gates said.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets

... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans

Weve, the bonk-tastic joint venture between EE, O2 and Vodafone to “create and accelerate the development of mobile marketing and wallet services in the UK”, has abandoned plans to launch a digital wallet.…

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FIA clarifies radio transmission restrictions

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has provided the teams with a detailed list of the types of pit-to-car radio messages that will and won't be allowed from this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix onwards. It follows last week's directive which advised that any radio transmissions including information related to the performance of the car or driver

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1qIjUis

Is your cloud server in the same bit barn as your DR site?

Microsoft will warn you, Amazon zips the lip

Microsoft is about to launch a “Geo” for Azure in Australia and has decided that the way to do so down under is by co-locating its kit in an as-yet-unidentified third-party bit barn.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Amazon ElastiCache API calls are now available in AWS CloudTrail

We are excited to announce that Amazon ElastiCache now supports AWS CloudTrail, a web service that records API calls made on your account and delivers log files to your Amazon S3 bucket.

CloudTrail provides increased visibility into API activity that occurs within an AWS account and allows you to track changes that were made to AWS resources. CloudTrail makes it easier for customers to demonstrate compliance with internal policies or regulatory standards. For more details, refer to the AWS compliance white paper “Security at scale: Logging in AWS”. Additionally, you can use the API call history produced by CloudTrail to perform security analysis and troubleshoot operational issues.

There is no additional charge for CloudTrail, but standard rates for Amazon S3 and Amazon SNS usage apply. Refer to Amazon S3 and Amazon SNS pricing pages for details.

You can turn on CloudTrail from the AWS Management Console in two clicks. To learn more about CloudTrail, visit the CloudTrail detail page.

Amazon ElastiCache is an application management service that makes it easy to deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. To learn more about ElastiCache, visit the ElastiCache detail page.

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Monday 15 September 2014

Cable internet won't need dose of fibre to stop feeling bloated

Standards group CableLabs tackling TCP 'bufferbloat' in 3.1 standard

CableLabs, the industry group that develops data transmission standards for cable television networks, is experimenting with Active Queue Management (AQM) to deal with the issue of bufferbloat in cable networks.…

via The Register - Networks


Comcast exec: No, we haven't banned Tor. I use it. You're probably using it

Keep in mind if, say, your Onion browser craps out on Xfinity

Comcast has denied claims that it will cut off subscribers for using the Tor project's anonymizing web browser.…

via The Register - Networks


Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'

BT and other British network operators have followed in the footsteps of knickers model David Beckham by urging Scotland not to quit the Union.…

via The Register - Networks


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Mercedes unveil Wehrlein as reserve driver

Mercedes have appointed DTM star Pascal Wehrlein as their Formula One reserve driver. Wehrlein, 19, became the youngest driver to win in the German touring car series on Sunday with a breakthrough victory at the Lausitzring. The German has already worked for the Mercedes F1 team this season, completing more than 30 days in their simulator

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1qE6gwR

Moments in time - the Singapore Grand Prix

In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the youngest and most unique on the calendar: Singapore. This look back through the archives takes in the first race at Marina Bay, the infamous 'crashgate' affair, brilliant wins for Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel, a spot of impromptu firefighting, and more

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/X68QP4

Prodromou commences role as McLaren chief engineer

McLaren believe new chief engineer Peter Prodromou will help drive the team to future success, after confirming his return on Monday. Prodromou previously worked for McLaren between 1991 and 2006 before leaving to join Red Bull, where he was a key member of Adrian Newey's technical team

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Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom

Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions

UK regulator Ofcom is looking for radio hams' opinions about proposed changes to spectrum and amateur licensing.…

via The Register - Networks


New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone

No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed

A project that's just landed on github aims to let users in the developing world access Web pages over text messages alone.…

via The Register - Networks


Tasmania offered possible pay-to-connect for NBN fibre

Also: NBN Co adds no-battery option to migration program

NBN Co boss Bill Morrow has told Tasmanians that communities might be able to preserve the fibre rollout – if they're prepared to kick the can for the installation.…

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Sunday 14 September 2014

Phones 4u slips into administration after EE prematurely exits deal with Brit mobe retailer

Nearly 6,000 staff could be axed if rescue mission fails

Phones 4u fell into administration late on Sunday, after carrier EE ended its relationship with the UK retailer.…

via The Register - Networks


eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site

Customer service system also six feet under

eBay went titsup earlier today, and the company is now attempting to bring its site back to life.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


New Snowden leak: US and Brit spooks 'tap into German telco networks to map end devices'

Deutsche Telekom: 'completely unacceptable, if true'

An NSA and GCHQ surveillance programme - dubbed Treasure Map - grants US and British spooks access to the networks of German telcos such as Deutsche Telekom, according to a new stash of leaked documents from Edward Snowden.…

via The Register - Networks


Saturday 13 September 2014

Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names

Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy

Drag queens are protesting against Facebook's real name policy, after the free content ad network forced them to use their legal names on the service.…

via The Register - Networks


Misery for Virgin Media mobe customers over mysterious 'EE data centre gaffe'

Hurrah! New SIM card ... no signal. Oh

An unknown number of Virgin Media customers, who have been complaining about a shocking mobile service for at least the past fortnight, are being asked to wait for EE to resolve a technical blunder at its data centre.…

via The Register - Networks


Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress

As Slowdown day declared a success, FCC invites opinions in CSV format

This week's internet slowdown protest has been, as one might expect, declared a rousing success by its organizers – as US regulator the FCC has once again been forced to change up its comment policy under a deluge of opinions.…

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Friday 12 September 2014

Google to startup kids: Pssst, try our CLOUD ... the first $100K is FREE

Dangles credit, support at cash-strapped companies

Google is offering startups a cool $100,000 in credit if they're willing to power their apps using the Chocolate Factory's cloud services, rather than the competition's.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Salesforce plan to rename London skyscraper 'Salesforce Tower' DEMOLISHED

Salesforce salesforce only occupied six floors

A plan to rename a London skyscraper Salesforce Tower has been abandoned after the building's owners decided to give it more sensible name.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


from LinkedIn

FIA to limit radio transmissions on car performance

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has informed the teams that they must refrain from making pit-to-car radio transmissions relating to the performance of the car or driver. The move follows recent media scrutiny about the amount of information being given to drivers by their race engineers, particularly in terms of how they can gain lap time

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1qr2eb5

FIA confirms 20-race calendar for 2015

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has published the calendar for the 2015 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Beijing on Thursday. It features 20 rounds, including the return of Mexico in November. The Mexican race will take place at the same venue which staged the country's last Grand Prix in 1992 - Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1qqUV2Z

Singapore preview quotes - Sauber on the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Singapore was a happy hunting ground for Sauber last year, with Esteban Gutierrez breaking into Q3 for the first time in his Grand Prix career and Nico Hulkenberg coming home ninth in the race. While the team are yet to claim a top ten finish in 2014, a new upgrade package means they are optimistic of regrouping next weekend in the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/WRPI7m

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Thursday 11 September 2014

HP gulps cloud vendor Eucalyptus, says Helion is all-in for ... OpenStack

Ex-MySQL man Mårten Mickos to run Meg Whitman's cloud biz

HP has acquired open source hybrid cloud software maker Eucalyptus, in a surprise move designed to bolster its Helion cloud offerings.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Amazon ElastiCache Now Supports T2 Cache Nodes

You can now use T2 cache nodes with Amazon ElastiCache for both Memcached and Redis engines. T2 cache nodes are a new low-cost cache node family that is ideal for test and development environments, as well as small workloads. They are up to 70% cheaper per-GB than comparable T1/M1 cache nodes. Customers eligible for the AWS Free Usage tier can start for free and use up to 750 hours per month of a t2.micro cache node for a year.

Pricing for T2 cache nodes starts at $0.008/hour (effective price) for 3 year Heavy Utilization Reserved Instance and $0.017/hour for On-Demand usage. These pricing examples are for the US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region. For more information on pricing, visit the Amazon ElastiCache pricing page.

To learn more about T2 cache nodes, please see the Amazon ElastiCache Cache Node Types table.

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Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Suzuka and Sochi

Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that they will take to Japan and Russia. The Italian company will bring the two hardest compounds in their range to Suzuka - the orange-marked hard and white-marked medium - in order to cope with the high speeds, fast corners and abrasiveness of the Japanese circuit

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/YAa6vs

Citrix rips up and rebuilds CloudStack business

Veteran cloud kids depart

Citrix has shaken up its cloud division with at least one senior executive checking out.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Poor old Samsung: APPLE WATCH will EAT the SMARTWATCH MARKET - analyst

But after Applelocalypse other wrist 'puters will get look-in

Apple is set to be the biggest player in the smartwatch world, the analysis firm Canalys has predicted. But its reign may only be temporary, as competitors will inevitably storm the fruity barricades armed with cheaper wrist 'puters in a bid to steal away the unfaithful.…

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test

A global survey of more than 1,200 mobile apps has discovered that the vast majority (85 per cent) fail to provide basic privacy information.…

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I'll be attending this tonight.


from LinkedIn

Wolff: no question marks over Rosberg's mental strength

Nico Rosberg has the right mentality to recover from the mistakes which cost him a chance of victory in last Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Premio d'Italia 2014, according to Mercedes-Benz's head of motorsport Toto Wolff. Rosberg twice out-braked himself while leading, with his second error handing a race-winning advantage to team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton

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Microsoft introduces text search … for videos!

Redmond takes Azure into the media delivery biz

Microsoft's Azure has switched on a range of media services, including one that makes it possible to conduct text searches of audio and video content.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Get thee to YouTube, Turnbull tells community TV broadcasters

But will telcos want a slice in the 500 MHz band?

Australia's federal government has announced the outcome of its consultation into community broadcasters, and its decision is: give back the spectrum and learn how to post on YouTube.…

via The Register - Networks


ACCC gives thumbs up to TPG's NBN fibre-to-the-basement raids

Junior telco may be forced to wholesale services

Australia's Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has to do nothing about junior telco TPG's plans to compete with the nation's government-mandated monopoly telephony network provider NBN Co, but is still pondering whether other telecoms retailers should be allowed to resell services running on TPG's infrastructure.…

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Wednesday 10 September 2014

Verstappen impresses Toro Rosso in maiden test

Toro Rosso's 2015 signing Max Verstappen had first proper test in Formula One machinery on Wednesday when he completed almost 400 kilometres in a two-year old car at the Adria International Raceway in Italy. The 16 year-old Dutchman, who will race alongside Daniil Kvyat when he makes his F1 race debut next season, did a mix of short and long runs in the 2012 STR7

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Sirotkin to make practice debut for Sauber at Sochi

Sergey Sirotkin will make his F1 weekend debut at the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in October after Sauber confirmed the youngster will drive for them in first practice. The 19-year-old Russian, who acts as Sauber's test driver, has already driven on part of what is his home Grand Prix circuit in Sochi, having completed promotional running in a 2012 Sauber C31 in September last year

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1CRAzUF

Perez: 2015 Force India deal close

Sergio Perez says he is in advanced talks to extend his contract with Force India for the 2015 season. With limited spaces available at other teams, Perez, 24, said it is unlikely he will leave the Silverstone-based team, having joined from McLaren ahead of the start of the 2014 season

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Di Montezemolo to step down from Ferrari role

Luca di Montezemolo is to leave his role as Ferrari chairman, it was announced on Wednesday. The Italian, who has served the car company and Formula One team for more than two decades, indicated his decision was prompted by the flotation plans of the Prancing Horse's parent company the Fiat Chrysler Group

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NBN Co says Melton test not valid, likely uses processes developed there anyway

Reg gets its claws into leaked report of FTTP rollout experiment

Far from being an “unrepresentative” document based on bad data, the NBN Co internal presentation which leaked last week was the outcome of five months' work, instigated to create a benchmark for future fibre rollout areas.…

via The Register - Networks


Favorite sites looking slow today? It's a net neutrality protest

Web links up to protest slow lanes by bogging down pages

Those who log into their favorite websites tomorrow may notice that things seem a bit... slow.…

via The Register - Networks


Comcast using JavaScript to inject advertising from Wi-Fi hotspots

They're not ads but watermarks, telco insists

Comcast has begun injecting adverts onto the computers of users who sign up for its public Wi-Fi network, although the company prefers to use the term "watermark" to describe its efforts.…

via The Register - Networks


Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

Says it still won't give feds access to Ireland data center

At Microsoft's own request, a judge has held the software giant in contempt of court for failing to comply with an order to give US authorities access to customer emails housed in a data center in Dublin, Ireland.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Tuesday 9 September 2014

McLaren: No need for Magnussen to change approach

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has insisted that Kevin Magnussen does not need to change the way he goes wheel-to-wheel racing, despite the Danish rookie picking up his second driving penalty in two races in Italy at the weekend. Having had 20 seconds added to his race time in Belgium, Magnussen was hit with a five-second stop-go penalty at Monza after the stewards deemed he had forced the Williams of Valtteri Bottas off the road

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Schumacher's rehabilitation to continue from home

Former world champion Michael Schumacher is to be allowed home as he continues his recovery from the serious head injuries he sustained in a skiing accident last December. Schumacher has spent the last three months under specialist care in a Swiss hospital. “Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home,” confirmed a statement released by his management on Tuesday. “Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1sb4Yst

Straight to video: Facebook to add 'view counts' to autoplay newsfeed vids

Will mobile bills rocket?

Facebook has apparently watched video views explode since the free content ad network decided to set them to play automatically on its News Feed.…

via The Register - Networks


Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches

Could failure to scale in-house caching proxy be at fault?

Virgin Media has been battling another round of YouTube buffering glitches on its cable network.…

via The Register - Networks


CloudMask dons cape and sets foot on the mean streets of Blighty

Canucks seek cloudy partners on the right of the Pond

Cloud-based security services firm CloudMask, whose technology offers to protect sensitive information in the cloud, even in the case of a network breach, launched in the UK on Tuesday.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


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from LinkedIn

Ericsson punts superfast picocell... for indoor not-spots

Up to 300Mb/s 4G speeds in your local shopping centre

Ericsson is big on little cells. The new RBS 6402 is an indoor cell aimed at giving mobile coverage within what Ericsson calls “smaller buildings and venues”, but you might think of as still being pretty big – around 5,000 square metres.…

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15 MEEELLION malware-infested mobiles worldwide – report

Hide your iPads, folks

Incidences of malicious software (malware) being identified on mobile devices rose 17% in the first half of this year, according to a new study.…

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SoftLayer hardens up its hybrid cloud with TXT

That's Chipzilla's Trusted Execution Tech, not a mere thumb's up message

IBM's SoftLayer public cloud branch has flicked the switch on Intel's Trusted Execution (TXT) Technology, allowing users of its service to guarantee their code runs on identifiable servers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook

Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public

Microsoft on Monday began rolling out its promised social-networking features for Office 365, in the form of a product it has freshly dubbed Office Delve.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Salesforce: Oh no! Dyre RATs are thirsty for our customers' logins

But attacks weren't the cause of server outage, we're told

Salesforce has warned that miscreants are trying to infect its customers with a remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed Dyre that siphons off Salesforce.com login data.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Monday 8 September 2014

Ricciardo: Singapore hopes high after Monza charge

Daniel Ricciardo believes his late charge to fifth place in Sunday's Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014 shows Red Bull will capable of challenging for the podium at Singapore in two weeks' time. Red Bull had been keen to play down expectations heading into Monza, with its high-speed, low-downforce requirements, but Ricciardo followed up his unlikely Belgian victory with a superb drive

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1s2tg7Z

Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal

Execs reject 'national roaming' outline – report

A governmental proposal that would require the UK mobile phone networks to share infrastructure has been shot down in flames.…

via The Register - Networks


Vodafone calls for pan-European testing standards

But London is important too

Petek Ergul, head of networks at Vodafone, doesn't just have big plans for better mobile coverage. She claims Voda is actually rolling them out across the UK, with specific team working on “World Class London”.…

via The Register - Networks


CenturyLink said to have pondered Rackspace buy

Report sats bit barn buyout rumour believable

US telco CenturyLink is said to be considering an attempt to acquire Rackspace, according to Bloomberg.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


NBN Co correction: We're rubbish at broadband rollout and NEVER improved

No, wait, we mean that we did better work than our brilliant performance in Melton

NBN Co has issued a press statement assuring media that in spite of what looked like a favourable assessment of its fibre-to-the-premises rollout procedures, things really were dreadful until the new government commissioned the Strategic Review.…

via The Register - Networks


Nokia Networks joins NFV party

Platform, orchestrator and certification on the way

Nokia has joined World+Dog, pitching a Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) platform and announcing that it will be going live with a “major operator” by the end of 2014.…

via The Register - Networks


'Serious flaws in the Vertigan report' says broadband boffin

Report 'fails reality test' , is 'simply wrong' and offers ''convenient' justification for FTTN says Rod Tucker

Rod Tucker, a laureate emeritus professor at the University of Melbourne, IEEE fellow, and networking researcher has posted an article that offers very heavy criticism of the Vertigan Review's cost-benefit analysis of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN).…

via The Register - Networks


Sunday 7 September 2014

How Twitter performs load testing.


from LinkedIn

Perez and Button revel in thrilling Monza duel

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have praised each other's driving after their pulsating battle for what became seventh place in Italy. McLaren's Button lost track position to the Force India of Perez at the pit stops, prompting the Briton to attack in the closing stages of the Grand Prix

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1rW4sOO

Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it

Now that we've had ALL THIS TRAFFIC, we 'deplore' this theft

Reddit has finally banned a page that was abuzz with private celebrity nude pics that were leaked via anarchic message board 4chan late last Sunday.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud


Rosberg: Hamilton pressure contributed to mistake

Nico Rosberg said a need to respond to Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton's mid-race charge contributed to him making an error at the first chicane which ultimately cost him victory in Italy. Rosberg, who had led the race at Monza from the start, was coming under increasing pressure from a recovering Hamilton following the duo's pit stops when he out-braked himself at the first chicane, allowing the Briton to slip into a lead he would not relinquish

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1w4B101

FIA post-race press conference - Italy

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 3 - Felipe Massa (Williams) Q: Lewis, so we would like to know, do you like to complicate your life?

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Thieves NICK MORE iPhones than any other handset, warns UK government

Apple mobes are top of the cops' index

Apple iPhone owners in England and Wales are the most likely group of citizens to have their handsets snatched by thieves, the UK government warned today.…

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Albers departs role as Caterham team principal

Former F1 driver Christijan Albers has left his position as Caterham team principal less than two months after taking over the day-to-day running of the team. Deputy Manfredi Ravetto will assume Albers' duties with immediate effect. Albers, who is leaving for 'private reasons', was appointed as part of a management takeover completed at the start of July

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1thyACp

Race - selected team and driver quotes

Sebastian Vettel on how Red Bull's strategy gamble backfired at Monza; McLaren's Jenson Button and Force India's Sergio Perez on their 'amazing' battle; Daniil Kvyat on the brake issues which almost sent his Toro Rosso flying into the wall one lap from the flag. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on an action-packed race in Italy

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1rVjHaJ

Race - Hamilton triumphs in Italy after Rosberg slip

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fought back from a poor start to claim a superb victory at Monza on Sunday, beating championship leader Nico Rosberg, who lost the lead after making a rare error whilst under pressure from his team mate. Felipe Massa was third for his first Williams podium, while team mate Valtteri Bottas recovered from a bad start to seal fourth ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1xtFA5J

Videos from the last DevOps Exchange Meetup. As usual it was a packed room with engaging speakers and a fantastic atmosphere. If you're into DevOps, or tech in general, then you really should join the largest DevOps meetup in London.


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'Real' Apple iPhone 6 images SPLATTED onto interwebs. But they're fake, right?

Passbook gets a make-over. APPARENTLY

Another day, another round of rumours pop up about Apple's upcoming 9 September iThingy showcase. This time, a video and photos have appeared on Chinese websites claiming to be "real" shots of the iPhone 6.…

via The Register - Networks


Williams retain Massa and Bottas for 2015

Williams have announced that they will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams' race drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. Massa joined Williams for the start of the 2014 season and secured the team's first pole position since 2012 at the Austrian Grand Prix

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/1qryk5C

Saturday 6 September 2014

Zuck's Mexican adventure: My $19bn WhatsApp could connect THREE BEEELLION people

Facebook boydroid frets about pesky EU regulators

Mark Zuckerberg wore his special altruistic pants on a trip to Mexico on Friday to flaunt his messaging wares in the country, by claiming that WhatsApp could connect up to three billion people globally.…

via The Register - Networks


FIA post-qualifying press conference - Italy

1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams) Q: Lewis, it's the first pole since Barcelona since Barcelona back in May. It's been quite a journey since then to get to this point. How do you feel? Lewis Hamilton: I feel excited for tomorrow. I'm very proud of my guys.

via Formula1.com - Latest Headlines http://ift.tt/Ykzm90

Jony Ive's CLOSE CHUM Marc Newson joins Apple design team

'We enjoy working together so much'

Apple's design guru Jonathan Ive has hired a close friend to join his team in Cupertino.…

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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on ending his pole-position drought; Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button on McLaren's third-row lockout; and Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean on Lotus's failure to progress beyond Q1. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after a thrilling, high-speed session at Monza

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Qualifying - rapid Hamilton beats Rosberg to pole in Italy

Lewis Hamilton captured his first pole position in eight Grands Prix with a storming performance at Monza on Saturday afternoon, eclipsing Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just over two-tenths of a second. Behind the Silver Arrows, the Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa locked out the second row, while a last-gasp flyer lifted McLaren's Kevin Magnussen into fifth, ahead of team mate Jenson Button

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Report: Apple inhales DRUGSTORE deals on iPhone payment system

CVS and Walgreens expected to accept mobile purchases

That leaking tap at Cupertino refuses to be jammed ahead of Apple's 9 September launch of new products. The latest speculative report says that the fruity company has inked iPhone payment agreements with CVS and Walgreens - the two biggest pharmacies in the US.…

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FP3 - Hamilton edges Alonso in Italy as Rosberg hits trouble

Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes at the top of the timesheets on Saturday morning at Monza, but team mate Nico Rosberg suffered a gearbox issue which prevented him from even setting a time. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second quickest, with Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa taking third and fourth respectively ahead of McLaren's Jenson Button and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel

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Kvyat set for first engine penalty of 2014

Daniil Kvyat is expected to become the first driver of the season to take a grid drop because of an engine change after Toro Rosso put a new V6 into his car at Monza on Friday evening. It is the Russian's sixth engine of the year. Under 2014 regulations, each driver is allowed to use no more than five of any of the six power unit components over the course of the season

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DigitalOcean floats alpha images of Docker-happy CoreOS

Cut-rate hoster woos massive-scale Linux deployments

Fast-growing hosting biz DigitalOcean on Friday released virtual machine images for CoreOS, the slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for running massive deployments of clustered servers.…

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Friday 5 September 2014

You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

FCC has seen the light, and it was on HBO, says CEO

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says Americans owe a debt to British satirist John Oliver for the FCC's fresh stance on broadband monopolies in the US.…

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FIA Friday press conference - Italy

Team representatives - John Booth (Marussia), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing) Q: Toto, could I begin with you? First of all, can you bring us up to speed with what happened to Lewis Hamilton this afternoon

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Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on why losing the majority of FP2 to technical gremlins won't derail his weekend; Sergio Perez on Force India's strong start - and their promising long run simulations; and Toro Rosso on the need to make big gains overnight. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after the opening day at Monza

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FP2 - Rosberg fastest as Ferrari close in at Monza

Nico Rosberg headed Lewis Hamilton for a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session in Italy on Friday afternoon, while Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso gave the tifosi something to cheer by taking third and fourth for Ferrari. Williams' Valtteri Bottas beat McLaren's Jenson Button and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to fifth, as less than one second covered the top 11 drivers

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FP1 - Hamilton on top as Button splits Mercedes duo at Monza

Lewis Hamilton made the perfect start to the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014 by going comfortably fastest in the opening practice session at Monza on Friday morning. McLaren's Jenson Button was second quickest, having topped the timesheet before Hamilton's late flyer, with Nico Rosberg in the sister Mercedes third. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed the top five

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Salesforce cloud goes titsup: Users face another long weekend

Service disruption for some, performance degradation for others

Customers dependent on Salesforce were kicked offline on Friday morning as Marc Benioff’s cloud went titsup.…

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DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore

'Named Data Networking' protocol is about the journey, not the destination

The US National Science Foundation, Cisco, Verisign, Panasonic and boffins from around the world have thrown their weight behind a new “Named Data Networking Consortium” that aims to develop “a practically deployable set of protocols replacing TCP/IP that increases network trustworthiness and security, addresses the growing bandwidth requirements of modern content, and simplifies the creation of sophisticated distributed applications.”…

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Thursday 4 September 2014

FCC boss Wheeler: Lack of broadband choice is screwing Americans

Competition vanishes if you want faster than 10Mbps cable, says watchdog chairman

US Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has issued his most damning indictment of America's broadband infrastructure to date – claiming more than half of citizens have only one ISP in their area offering 25Mbps or faster connections, and that competition has been crippled by a telecoms duopoly.…

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FIA Thursday press conference - Italy

Drivers - Kevin Magnussen (McLaren), Max Chilton (Marussia), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Q: Fernando, can we start with you? Twice a winner here obviously, on the podium here in Monza for the past four years

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Pic and Juncadella handed practice outings at Monza

Charles Pic and Daniel Juncadella will both drive during the first practice session of this weekend's Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014, for Lotus and Force India respectively. Juncadella, Force India's reserve driver and a regular for Mercedes in Germany's DTM series, will contest the opening 30 minutes of FP1 in a VJM07 before handing the car back to Sergio Perez for the rest of the weekend

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Power station fault cuts electricity, water and internet in Cairo

Reg reader reports staffers sweaty, web-less for 4 hours

A massive power outage in Cairo has left the city sweltering in nearly 40˚C heat, without running water or internet services.…

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Merhi gets Caterham practice drive as Kobayashi returns

Spain's Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One debut with Caterham in first practice at Monza on Friday, while Kamui Kobayashi will return to race duty, the team have confirmed. Merhi will take Kobayashi's place for FP1, which will be the 23-year-old's first run in F1 machinery

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APNIC receives recovered /12 from IANA

IPv4 is still breathing

The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has received a /12 block of IPv4 addresses from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).…

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Broadcom's new mobe chip claims 650 Mbps

2x2 MIMO, simultaneous WiFi/Bluetooth

The WiFi world's quest to appropriate the term 5G for itself continues apace, with Broadcom announcing an 802.11ac/Bluetooth combo chip it says will give users download speeds “up to” 650 Mbps.…

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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Comcast merger-bait spinoff to be known as GreatLand Connections

Company ups ante on bid to ward off antitrust attack dogs

US cable giant Comcast has provided further details on its plans for a spinoff venture designed to coax the Federal Communications Commission to approve its $45.2bn gobble of Time Warner Cable.…

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Haas agrees Ferrari engine supply deal

Gene Haas's new Formula One team will use Ferrari power units as part of a technical collaboration with the Scuderia agreed ahead of the American squad's planned entry in 2016. Ferrari will provide the power unit and transmission, as well as overall technical support, under a multi-year agreement with Haas

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Apple 2FA: EFF-ALL use to celebs battling NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERVS

But be fair to the Fruitboys: Only one way to be sure

Apple’s two factor authentication currently fails to protect iCloud backups or photo streams, contrary to what many might believe.…

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Codemasters reveal video game hot lap of new Sochi circuit

Codemasters have released a new video from the official 2014 Formula One video game, providing fans with a first glimpse of a flying lap around Russia's new Sochi Autodrom circuit. The video shows Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso STR9 lapping the recently-completed 5.853-kilometre track, which is set to host the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix on 12 October

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Tata reveal second challenge in F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today confirmed the details of the second technology challenge intended to harness global brainpower in the USD $50,000 initiative set against the white heat of connectivity innovation that defines Formula One racing

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FIA press conference schedule - Italy

After their controversial collision at the last race in Belgium, Mercedes team mates and title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will both appear in the official FIA press conference at Monza on Thursday, where they'll no doubt be grilled further on the status of their relationship. Amongst those joining the Silver Arrows duo in the media session is the man carrying the hopes of the tifosi in Italy - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso

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Alonso working on new deal with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his 'wish' to stay at Ferrari, and that he is currently in negotiations to extend his contract with the Italian team. The two-time world champion's future has been the subject of much speculation in recent months, with rumours even linking him to a return to former team McLaren. However, Alonso has labelled the conjecture around his future 'disruptive', insisting that he is determined to remain a Ferrari driver

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Snooptastic US CELL TOWERS pose man-in-the-middle THREAT

Not likely to happen in UK, says expert

A significant number of cell towers in the US are not what they seem to be. In fact, at least according to a recent report, it’s likely they are snooping on your calls.…

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Parallels to line up with Linux containers

Virtuozzo's best bits brought to bear on unruly containers

Parallels is working to bring its automation, security and management wares to the burgeoning world of Linux containerisation.…

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Tuesday 2 September 2014


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Ericssson-LG jumps on South Korean cloud to make 5G rain

Software to control software

Ericsson-LG – a joint venture company between the two communications giants – has jumped into bed with Korean telco SKT to build software to control 5G networks.…

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Azure Australia is ALIVE, but not not for the likes of you, just yet

Is it too early to start calling it 'Ozure'?

Microsoft has announced that its two Australian Azure bit barns are up and running, in a “private preview”.…

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Security rEsrchRs find nu way 2 spot TXT spam

Symantec boffins analyse 400,000 TXTs to develop new spam-spotting approach

Symantec boffins reckon it's no longer enough to shield e-mail users from malicious email and that spam and phishing over SMS are now worthy of some decent defences. They've even penned a study to back up the proposition, suggesting that SMS spam could be 97 per cent detectable with a false positive rate as low as 0.02 per cent.…

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

No reports of data loss as MS 'fesses up to mess, but US long weekend delays fix

OneDrive users are complaining that Microsoft's sync 'n' share service corrupts Office 2013 files when they attempt to open them.…

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Singapore slings £18k fine at text-spam-spaffing biz owner

First prosecution under new ‘do not call’ rules

A Singapore tuition agency and its director have become the first to be prosecuted and fined under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force on 2 January 2014.…

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