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'Open' SIMs, brain chips and Google's Nest: What to expect in wireless in 2015

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:34
We look at events that will shape the industry this year

Analysis In mobile and wireless technologies, history will see 2014 as a year in which most of the dramas were about M&A rather than breakthrough technologies (although at least the industry was starting to move on from patent wars). However, it will also be seen as a year when the groundwork was laid for many trends that will shape the sector for a long period to come – especially in terms of network architecture and new competitive dynamics for operators.…

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Suits vs ponytailed hipsters: What's next for enterprise IT

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:10
Enrico tells you what you won’t see in 2015

Comment After all the predictions I read about 2015 (and many of them are pretty ridiculous) I can’t help but make my own, which I will approach in a totally different manner, using common sense first and trying to make an "anti-prediction" for enterprise IT in 2015.…

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IDC: Who's HOT and who's NOT (in object storage) in 2014

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:32
EMC's presence shrinks

IDC’s latest object-storage "marketscape" shows 18 active players and significant changes in EMC’s and HDS’ status.…

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Snowden leaks lack context says security studies professor

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:02
Slideware is not a good place to start asessing an intelligence program says OMG Cyber! author Thomas Rid

With the wash-up from December's Snowden leaks still sloshing around the 'net, The Register decided to discuss how to interpret the leaked documents with Thomas Rid of King's College London.…

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Samsung forks 4K with Tizen tellies

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:27
Some UHD sets are more equal than others, says Korean colossus

CES 2015 Samsung has decided that 4K TV isn't quite enough; it wants to do even better.…

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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

Slashdot - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:12
MollsEisley writes: Like hypochondria, cyberchondria is simply a more elegant way of saying "it's all in your head" — only in this case the people self-diagnosing are using tenuous data gleaned from the Internet and our ever-connected gadgets to support their hypotheses. Virtually everyone who has put the Microsoft Band through its paces has come away with the claim that its heart rate monitor is simply bad. ... The Moto 360’s heart rate monitor doesn’t fare much better, and in only the most perfect, motionless conditions will it provide anything close to an accurate reading. These are horribly inaccurate health tools, yet they are used as bullet points for would-be buyers to cling to. ... Even WebMD—the service that has given so many cyberchondriacs the fuel to continue guessing—has a note on every single one of its countless pages that states the site “does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.” And yet, that’s the one and only thing most people use WebMD for.

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A Cambridge boffin told me YOU'RE A BIG, FAT LIAR

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:03
Brainboxes develop fib-detecting tech

Cambridge University boffins have begun exploring an alternative to the traditional polygraph approach to detecting liars and cheats.…

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Big Year for Enterprise Linux Distros Includes Major Updates

Linux Today - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:00

eWEEK: Particularly strong for enterprise Linux, 2014 offered a rare confluence of release timing calendars. The three major enterprise Linux vendors delivered milestone updates in 2014.

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The weirdly-synchronised life of the Google Nest household

The Register - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:30
Like The Truman Show, only in the cloud

Along with World+Dog, Google is trumpeting its Internet of Things vision at CES. It's pure accident that it looks, to the sceptical eye, like a world in which there's a single API to invade everybody's lives.…

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Thousands flee intensifying India-Pakistan clashes

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:29
SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Thousands of Indians have fled from their homes as fighting between India and Pakistan spread along a 200-km (124 mile) stretch of the border in the disputed region of Kashmir.

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Top U.S. lawyer Dershowitz: can his accusers in sex abuse case be disbarred?

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:22
(Reuters) - Well-known U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has vowed to seek the disbarment of two lawyers representing a woman who has accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage. But legal experts said he faces an uphill battle.
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Air of unpredictability as new Obama-McConnell relationship begins

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell are warily looking for areas of agreement as they begin a new chapter in a relationship that is likely to remain frosty but businesslike.

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