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Serious unboxing: 230 node research cluster down under

'Pearcey' fires up at Australia's CSIRO

Linus Torvalds wavers, pauses … then gives the world Linux 4.5

Improved PS/2 mouse-handling, KVM Hyper-V smarts and Intel's Kaby Lake support all land

Optus cable can't connect 500,000: NBN CEO Bill Morrow

Slow downloads? Blame retailers, not FTTP, says nbnTM

Qualcomm squints at virtual reality with Snapdragon 820 SDK

Holy jiggling gyroscopes, Batman! That phone can take you to another dimension!

Bountiful! Yahoo! Plugs! Mail! Spoofing! Bug!

Want Just edit the POST in a mail

Dell plans sale of non-core assets to reduce EMC buy debt

SEC filing warns of weak PC business, tax risk of new stock and reveals executive pay

TLS isn't up to the job without better credential protection, says RFC

HTTP needs to SCRAM - the Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism

Better mobe antennas a stretch goal for radiocomm boffins

Signal isolation using modulation, not magnets, improves silicon-scale antennas

Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

VideoTeamwork and sticky feet move mountains

Mars to get comms upgrade with ExoMars mission

NASA radios due for in-flight test in May

Brit teen bags $250,000 in first World Drone Prix

Pics and videoFull robot games on the cards

Attackers packing malware into PowerShell

It's 2016 and the macro virus is still a thing thanks to phools phalling for spear phishing

Western Digital spins up a USB disk just for the Raspberry Pi

314GB drive designed to slurp less power, ships with OS bootloader

Oops! Microsoft says its 'Bitcoin ban' was a bug, not a feature

Some twit put the wrong thing on the web and - silly us! - we took it at face value

Hollywood could learn a lot from software devs, says GitLab founder

Everyone's a critic? It'll be worse when everyone's a director

Police use of illegally held biometrics broke the law, says commish

Biometrics overseer told Home Office about it in mid-2015 – and nothing was done

Labour will create FUD and then abstain on UK Snoopers' Charter vote

IPBOpposition? We are no such thing, how very dare you

Swedish publishers plan summer ‘Block Party’ to thwart ad blockers

Blocking the blockers. Insert obvious pun here

Whatever happened to Green IT?

When low energy levels are a good thing

Hi-def ExoMars launch vid lacks volcanic lair vibe

Impressive, but short in the Blofeld department

Domo arigato, Mr ROBO: HPE hyperconverged box lunges at mid-size biz

Mata au hi made

Ever heard of 'multi-cloud'? Get with cool kids – it's the New Big Thing™

CommentHybrid cloud is so basic

Continuous Lifecycle: Want to get your hands dirty? Try our workshops

Containers, Microservices, DevOps and CD, we’ve got it covered

CK Hutchison/O2: 'Four networks' dogma risks one giant and three hopeless dwarves

AnalysisWhat good is that?

AWS's grand plan: It'll slurp your databases, spit them into its cloud

Meanwhile Huawei, Deutsche Telekom launch cloudy rival

Lenovo pulls back duvet – oh em gee, it's Maxta

Duo pair up to conquer Jade kingdom's hyper-converged appliance market

Good-on-paper FlashBlade: We've seen the hardware, we've touched the blades

BackstoryAre there buyers for Pure's full-rack systems?

Brits shun nightclubs and CD-ROMs for lemons, coffee and woman’s leggings

Mmmm, let's just stay in and have a Baileys and a choccie

Steve Jobs, MS Office, Israel, and a basic feature Microsoft took 13 years to install

tropeR laicepSRight-to-Left script Mac omission finally fixed

Who watches over your data – and how do you know it won't go AWOL?

You can trust your staff. Trusting their infosec knowledge, though...

Pivot3 bags $54.6m. What'll it do now? Try to take over all-flash hyperconverged world

+CommentI'm just a teenage startup, baby

Want to kick butts? Go cold turkey

Better chance of success than gradual reduction

Hand in hand, TSMC, ARM head to 7nm server chip land

Will work together on high-performance data center designs

Private Dell mostly makes PCs – and its sales of those are down

Operating income down almost a third

Mozilla will emit 'first version' of Servo-based Rust browser in June

Initial release of engine to work on at least four websites. Success?

Think you’re a Jenkins expert, wise guy? You can prove it in May

Cloudbees opens registration for cert program

Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites,, et al hit by malware-injecting banners

Is this Romanian man really 'GhostShell'? If so, he risks arrest

Elaborate CV writing skills from man alleging hacktivist nous

F-me! Couchbase yoinks $30m in yet another fundraising round

We are about to IPO, I think, this time we will, I'm sure of it, says CEO Wiederhold

AT&T: Three-quarters of our network is going virtual, and we're open-sourcing the tools

Ma Bell pushes out whitepaper on ECOMP tools it uses for SDN

Judging by these numbers, Dell can't wait for EMC to turn up and unload its storage

Single figure per cent drops show need for fillip

UK draft super-spy law 'not fit for purpose,' say 100s of senior lawyers

IPBOpen letter criticizes UK government for pushing bill that fails to meet standards

DataGravity axes gear, sheds staff as it pulls away from black hole

+CommentBye-bye hardware and hello big vision

Michigan shooter says 'mind controlling' Uber app told him to kill

Ride-sharing has been blamed for a lot of things, but this is a first

Get lost, Windows 10 and Phone fans: No maps HERE on Microsoft's OS

Ex-Nokia biz has a problem with Redmond

Posh frockers Lord & Taylor spanked after Instagram fillies shocker

Store paid people to pose with dress, never disclosed fact

Oracle made slightly less money last quarter, and America is to blame

Quick summary: 'Something something cloud, something something constant currency, something something we're still rich'

Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop scores gig as chief innovator for Australia's top telco

Apparently posesses 'innate sense of customer expectations'

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