Just want a simple, low-power GPU for your smart-gumble? Try using your Imagination

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:43
Brains of your second wristputer

MWC 2015 Getting tired of chip designers bragging how their latest and greatest GPUs are stuffed full of transistors and can process a bazillion polygons a second? Well, Imagination has an antidote – the PowerVR G6020, which is aimed at smartwatches and embedded stuff where a slick 2D user interface is preferred over 3D might.…

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Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them.
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Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:19
StartsWithABang writes While the nerd/geek world mourns the death of Leonard Nimoy in its own way, it's important to remember the legacy that Star Trek — and that Spock and alien characters like him — left on our world. Unlike any other series, Star Trek used a futuristic, nearly utopian world to explore our own moral battles and failings, and yet somehow always managed to weave in an optimism about humanity and our future. This is something, the author argues, that is sorely missing from the new J.J. Abrams movies.

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Trial to push for better flight tracking a year after MH370

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:18
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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Americans say keep politics out of the Fed

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans don't know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.
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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:01
Gobbles genitals, but not in a good way

This is not a good way to come out of deep sleep. A US man was awoken from his drunken stupor by the pain of his girlfriend sinking her fangs into his gentleman’s sausage and bludgeoning him with her laptop.…

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Near Fed majority backs June liftoff Yellen hasn't yet endorsed

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-02 02:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike.

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Exclusive: SEC plans to level playing field for newer ETF firms

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-02 01:52
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may strip Vanguard Group, BlackRock Inc and State Street Corp, the oldest and biggest providers of exchange-traded funds, of an advantage they hold over newer rivals in how they assemble the shares of their funds, said sources familiar with the SEC.
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Twitter triples abuse team, knocks dox

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 01:29
Reports surge as CEO crackdown takes effect

Twitter has tripled the size of its abuse support team after the number of reports it handled increased five-fold in six months thanks to an expansion of harassment controls.…

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US Navy satellite EXPLODES, scattering debris

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 01:02
Ground control to DMSP-13 …

In a story reminiscent of the movie Gravity, near-Earth orbits have a bunch of new space junk chunks to worry about after a satellite exploded.…

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Certificate Authority Security Council Moves Web Security Forward

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-02 01:00

eWEEK: The CASC was formed two years ago by the major SSL CAs. Here's a look at what the council is doing now and what's next for digital certificate security.

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:37
Movies a distraction for remote plunder

British hacker Stephen Tomkinson has found two Blu-Ray-borne attacks.…

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Microsoft working on 'Nano' version of Windows Server for web-scale ops

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-02 00:02
Slide deck appears describing lightweight core for future Windows Servers

Microsoft appears to be working on a new version of Windows Server aimed at web-scale operations.…

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ISIS Threatens Life of Twitter Founder After Thousands of Account Suspensions

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:26
Patrick O'Neill writes After a wave of account bannings that marks Twitter's most aggressive move ever against ISIS, new images circulated from militants shows founder Jack Dorsey in crosshairs with the caption "Twitter, you started this war." The famously tech-savy ISIS has met a number of defeats on American-built social media recently with sites like Twitter and YouTube banning the group's efforts in unprecedented numbers.

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Citrix targets carriers with NetScaler

The Register - Sun, 2015-03-01 23:03
Virtualising the mobile network for the NFV world

MWC 2015 Citrix is taking a leap into carrier-grade network function virtualisation (NFV) with a new release of its NetScaler platform.…

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It's a Mega blast: PayPal drops Dotcom's Mega

The Register - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:58
Free storage until alternative payment source found

PayPal has pulled support for Kim Dotcom's Mega.…

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Mandriva: 2015:049: cups - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:46 Updated cups packages fix security vulnerability: A malformed file with an invalid page header and compressed raster data can trigger a buffer overflow in cupsRasterReadPixels (CVE-2014-9679). [More...] _______________________________________________________________________
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The mysterious Mr. Ri returns, urbane survivor of North Korea purge

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:14
SEOUL/GENEVA (Reuters) - The young Kim Jong Un may be the public face of isolated North Korea, but the man who represents Pyongyang on the international stage is an urbane 75-year-old who lived under an assumed name for decades and survived a vicious purge over a year ago.
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Oil falls 1 percent on weak China outlook, higher Libya production

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:09
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil fell about 1 percent on Monday after posting its first monthly rise since June, pressured by continued weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector and higher Libyan crude output.

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Microsoft Swarms towards Docker Machines

The Register - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:04

Microsoft has expanded its cloudy support for Docker, adding Docker Machine to Azure and Hyper-V, and supporting Docker Swarm.…

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