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Raspberry Pi gets quad-core SoC, keeps $35 price

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-02-03 10:00

 LinuxGizmos: The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B moves up to a 900MHz, quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU with 1GB RAM, and offers backward compatibility and the same $35 price.

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DataStax slurps graph database biz Titan's brains

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:58
Hopes Facebook-tastic tech will be big data's Next Big Thing™

NoSQL database-start up DataStax is today expected to announce its plans to start developing and selling a graph database for enterprises.…

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FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:33
MarkWhittington writes When the Outer Space Treaty which, among other things, forbade claims of national sovereignty on other worlds, was signed and ratified by the United States in 1967, little thought was given to the idea of private property rights. Now, with companies like Moon Express and Bigelow Aerospace contemplating private lunar operations, that question has become a concern. According to Reuters, the FAA may have discovered a way to enforce private property rights on the moon without, it is hoped, violating the Outer Space Treaty. The idea is to extend the FAA's current launch licensing authority to cover commercial activities on the moon. The agency would license, for example, a helium 3 mining facility, giving the company running it control over it and as much adjoining territory as necessary to run the operation. The size of that territory, for which a particular company would hold property and mineral rights, could be considerable.

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'Revenge porn' law to arrive in spring – MoJ

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:30
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing, simply upload – neither pair, nor build, nor sing

Revenge porn scumbags need to be aware they will soon face up to two years in prison under legislation set to come into force in the spring, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday.…

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IBM's research arm grabs BIG CHIP BRAINS from systems team

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 09:01
Big Blue focus now on design and development

A team of 220 big-brained chip designers are to shift from IBM's Systems & Technology Group to its Research arm as the company continues the process of selling off its chip division and dishing out the cash to CEO Virginia Rometty.…

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Graphene Based Display Paves Way For Semi-Transparent Electronic Devices

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:51
hypnosec writes University of Manchester and University of Sheffield researchers have managed to produce the first graphene-based LED displays, which could pave the way for efficient, flexible and semi-transparent electronic devices. The research, published in scientific journal Nature Materials [abstract; article is paywalled], shows how graphene displays and related 2D materials could be utilised to create light emitting devices for the next-generation of mobile phones, tablets and televisions to make them incredibly thin and durable. The LED device was constructed by combining different 2D crystals and emits light from across its whole surface. Being so thin, at only 10-40 atoms thick, these new components could form the basis for the first generation of semi-transparent smart devices.

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ICAO seen pressing for quick implementation of flight tracking

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:30
PARIS (Reuters) - A United Nations agency may press on Tuesday for rapid adoption of new aircraft tracking proposals, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, officials said.

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Six-starved storage bods rush to support vSphere and VVOLs

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:26
Dell, HP, Nexenta, Nexgen and SanDisk fall into line

VMware’s storage interface dominance over hardware and software storage suppliers has never been more evident than in the rush by storage firms to support its v6.0 vSphere and Virtual SAN products announced yesterday.…

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Systemd Getting UEFI Boot Loader

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:10
New submitter mrons writes: Many new features are coming for systemd. This includes the ability to do a full secure boot. As Lennart Poettering mentions in a Google+ comment: "This is really just about providing the tools to implement the full trust chain from the firmware to the host OS, if SecureBoot is available. ... Of course, if you don't have EFI SecureBoot, than nothing changes. Also if you turn it off, than nothing changes either. [sic]" Phoronix notes, "Gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager that's been around for a few years but only receives new work from time-to-time. Lennart and Kay Sievers are looking at adding Gummiboot to systemd to complete the safety chain of the boot process with UEFI Secure Boot. Systemd will communicate with this UEFI boot loader to ensure the system didn't boot into a compromised state."

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Zimmermann slams Cameron’s ‘absurd’ plans for crypto ban

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:06
GCHQ has ‘never had it so good’ claims privacy pioneer

Crypto pioneer Phil Zimmermann has labelled UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s anti-encryption plans as "absurd".…

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Monitor MySQL connections and queries with mytop

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-02-03 08:00

HowToForge: This article will explain the installation and usage of mytop, a handy tool for live monitoring of MySQL queries.

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National Lottery website goes TITSUP again

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:37
It Could Be You, but how would you know?

The UK National Lottery website was down and out for the second time in days this morning, indicating further plumbing work was required following last weekend’s network wobble.…

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U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:35
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United Nations' highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other's populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

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U.N. Gaza war inquiry to pursue work despite resignation

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:34
JERUSALEM/GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations inquiry into possible war crimes in the Gaza conflict will produce its report on time next month despite the resignation of its chairman, officials said on Tuesday, brushing aside a demand from Israel's prime minister to shelve it.
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Breaking news: BBC FINALLY spots millions of mugshots on cop database

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:19
Wakey wakey, Auntie. It's not just iPlayer playing catch-up

The BBC's Newsnight team lurched into action last night by "revealing" that "up to 18 million" mugshots of Brits were being stored on a huge police database without proper regulatory oversight.…

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Ukraine says lost five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:11
KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday.

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Samsung snub sends Qualcomm into a spin over Snapdragon 810

The Register - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:04
No-news press release gets customers to splurge their secrets

Comment Breaking news from Qualcomm: it has sent out a press release. Not the contents of the press release, but that it was sent out at all.…

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Does design matter in open source projects?

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-02-03 07:00 The design of everyday things is an important cultural movement. Of that, most of us have no doubt.

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