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Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise

2 hours 13 min ago
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic

Residents in the Spanish village of Castrillo* Matajudíos (Castrillo Kill the Jews) will vote on Saturday on whether it's time to change the name of their small hamlet in the province of Burgos to something a little less offensive.…

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Netcraft adds Heartbleed sniffing to site-scanning browser tool

18 April, 2014 - 08:42
Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it

Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.…

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Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach

18 April, 2014 - 08:40
Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers

As the officials investigating the Target data breach are settling in for what they believe will be a long and complex process of catching the hackers behind the heist, another US retailer is admitting that it lost millions of customer payment card details.…

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

18 April, 2014 - 08:21
Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin'

The winds on Mars have been scouring the surface of the Opportunity rover, and NASA says the plucky little robot is now cleaner than it has been in nearly a decade.…

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AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014

18 April, 2014 - 08:17
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon

AMD's 64-bit ARM-based server chips, code-named "Seattle", will come to market late this year – but don't expect to see them wrapped up in any SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems at launch.…

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Google eyes business service in latest Fiber trials

18 April, 2014 - 07:20
Lucky Kansas City buggers to host yet another pilot program

Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.…

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OpenStack Icehouse: IT'S ALIVE! – live migration, that is

18 April, 2014 - 07:02
Ninth release of open source cloud manager gains key enterprise features

OpenStack's Icehouse release has arrived, bearing stress-busting gifts for hollow-eyed cloud administrators.…

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NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star

18 April, 2014 - 05:13
Red dwarf harbors potential Nu Earth

NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the first Earth-sized planet in orbit around a star in the so-called Goldilocks zone – the zone around a star that's not too hot or too cold for liquid water to exist on the surface.…

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AMD posts $1.4bn in sales, beats Wall Street moneymen's predictions

18 April, 2014 - 04:57
Ah, but it's that pesky GAAP v. non-GAAP spread again: net loss of $20m or gain of $12m?

Updated AMD has announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter, and the chip designer handily beat analysts' expectations in both revenues and the all-important – to the Wall Street moneymen, at least – earning per share (EPS).…

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

18 April, 2014 - 04:14
Crummy cables pose risk of electric shock

Nokia's Lumia 2520 is one of the few tablets to ship with Windows RT besides Microsoft's own Surface line, but the Finnish firm has now suspended sales of its ARM-based Windows fondleslab in Europe due to issues with its charger.…

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18 April, 2014 - 03:33
Americans optimistic about technology despite being afraid of EVERYTHING

Coming advances in technology have a majority of Americans optimistic about the future, yet nervous about looming technologies, a survey has found.…

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Red Hat: We don't need no stinking dictator to make money out of OpenStack (in late 2015)

18 April, 2014 - 03:23
Open source company reckons young technology is 18 months away from major market adoption

Open source company Red Hat thinks it might start making significant money out of OpenStack in the Autumn of 2015 and it won't need a Linus Torvalds-like dictator to keep the project focused.…

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New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates

18 April, 2014 - 03:13
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks

Facebook is adding a new application that alerts smartphone users when their chums are nearby, but thankfully the feature is optional.…

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Samsung, GlobalFoundries ink exclusive, multi-year 14nm FinFET deal

18 April, 2014 - 03:02
Customers can 'save literally hundreds of millions of dollars in design costs,' they claim

Samsung and GlobalFoundries have announced a collaborative agreement that will enable 14-nanometer FinFET chippery to be manufactured at Samsung's fabs in Hwaseong, South Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as at GlobalFoundries' fab in Saratoga, New York.…

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Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance

18 April, 2014 - 03:01
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says

Vladimir Putin has said that Russia has no mass telephone and internet surveillance programs to compare with those in the United States.…

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Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean

18 April, 2014 - 01:08
Also adds SSDs, Intel Ivy Bridge for 'largest single investment we've made in the company'

Linux server slinger Linode has doubled its RAM allocations per-server, and swapped out all its hard drives with SSDs allowing it to match upstart Digital Ocean on prices.…

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<i>El Reg</i> drills into IBM: The storage biz's got that sinking feeling

18 April, 2014 - 01:04
How long before Blue Big HQ pulls the plug on the whole thing?

Analysis With the tremendous noise of chickens coming home to roost, IBM's first quarter storage revenues carried on crashing down with depressed revenues.…

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Win gorgeous strap-on, enter whole new world with <i>Reg</i> compo

18 April, 2014 - 00:02
Something to get egg-cited about over Easter

Competition How well do you know 3D and Virtual Reality... well enough to answer three simple questions?…

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Kids, guess where we're going for Easter? France for a 'software-defined storage experience'

17 April, 2014 - 23:01
The trip of an inode's lifetime

Not only are HP and Red Hat together touting a software-defined storage experience, they're touting an "open software-defined storage experience", which must be better, because, er, it's open.…

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IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'

17 April, 2014 - 22:02
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'

Quotw That whole Heartbleed bug thing just kept running on and on this week, first with accusations that the National Security Agency had defied its brief by knowing about the security breach and doing stuff-all about it.…

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