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Putin says Washington told leaders not to attend World War Two parade

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:05
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Thursday of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.
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Hungry Apple fanbois can now buy a lunch date with Tim Cook

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:02
Hour-long guzzle sesh costs just $165,000 - and counting

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is auctioning off an opportunity to join him for lunch at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, along with a pair of VIP passes to an Apple keynote.…

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NGINX Open Source: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:00

What does the future hold for NGINX and the applications we power?

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Red Hat: 2015:0844-01: openstack-nova: Important Advisory - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:42 Updated OpenStack Compute (nova) packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. [More...]
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Red Hat: 2015:0843-01: openstack-nova: Important Advisory - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:41 Updated OpenStack Compute (nova) packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. [More...]
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Calling Out a GAO Report That Says In-Flight Wi-Fi Lets Hackers Access Avionics

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:34
An anonymous reader writes A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that in-flight W-Fi, including wireless entertainment and internet-based cockpit communications, may allow hackers to gain remote access to avionics systems and take over navigation. At the same time, a cyber expert and pilot called the report "deceiving" and said that "To imply that because IP is used for in-flight WiFi and also on the avionics networks means that you can automatically take over the avionics network makes about as much sense as saying you can take over the jet engines because they breathe air like the passengers and there is no air gap between passengers who touch the plane and the engines which are attached to the plane."

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:26
$1.3bn of locked-down Apple tech issued to school kids. Success was surely inevitable

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has informed Apple that it will not accept continued deliveries of iPads to students, and will be seeking a multi-million-dollar refund from the company.…

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Miscreants rummage in lawyers' silky drawers at will, despite warnings

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:04
173 UK law firms found hackers had their fingers in briefs last year

UK data privacy watchdogs at the ICO investigated 173 UK law firms for reported breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA) last year.…

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This Emulator Turns an Arduino Uno into an Apple II

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:00

MakeZine: Consider that the ATmega328P on the Uno comes with just 2KB of RAM, half the 4KB of the original Apple I

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Brings Lot of Improvements

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:53
jones_supa writes: The KDE project today announced the release of KDE Plasma 5.3 beta. It brings better power management, improved Bluetooth support, improved widgets, Wayland support, new media center, and nearly 350 bugfixes. The power management improvements include settings that can be independently configured per activity, there is a new energy usage monitor available in KInfoCenter, and a battery applet identifies applications that hog power. Bluetooth applet brings added support for blocking and unblocking devices. New touchpad module has been added as well. The combined window manager and compositor KWin is now able to start a nested XWayland server, which acts as a bridge between the old X11 and the new Wayland world.

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Bloodied SanDisk preps for job cuts after market reading mis-steps

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:28
Taking ‘aggressive measures to regain excellence’. Better hurry

Comment SanDisk said its Q1 numbers were going to be bad, and bad they were, with revenue and profits drops due to an embedded component material screw-up and execs not seeing where the market was going. Job cuts are coming.…

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Google Sunsetting Old Version of Google Maps

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:26
New submitter Robertgilberts writes with word that Google is dropping the old version of Maps. The new version of Google Maps came out of preview back in February 2014 and was in beta for several months before that. The only way to access the old version of Google Maps was via a special URL or if you had a very old browser that did not support the new version of Google Maps. Consolation prize: There will still be a lighter-weight version, which "drops out many of the neat Google Maps features in exchange for speed and compatibility."

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Scouts' downed Compass database won't be back 'til autumn

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:01
Doesn’t look like anyone’s been Scouting for Data

The Scout Association will not have its troubled Compass database — which holds the details of 450,000 young people and volunteer adults — restored to operation until early autumn.…

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Exclusive: How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:41
ABUJA (Reuters) - As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria's presidency, an aide to election commission chairman Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.

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Amazon CTO destealths to throw light on AWS data centre design

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:28
All-black outfit to explain it ain't just about the white boxen

Ask Amazon about its AWS data centres and you’ll get get this response: Amazon doesn’t talk about its data centres. Until its chief technology officer pitches in, that is.…

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Scientists tail whales, hails their tales of record 14,000-mile migration

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:05
So heartwarming, it makes you want to blubber

The habits and movements of three highly evolved creatures have been tracked by scientists using sophisticated technology for more than five months, The Register can reveal.…

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WORLD+DOG line up to SLAM Google after anti-trust case unveiled

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:39
Lots of angry biz folk gleefully stick the knife in

Although EU competition commissioner (and Borgen inspiration) Margrethe Vestager made clear that her decision to slap Google with a statement of objections is about consumers, that hasn't stopped the US firm's Euro detractors queuing up to cheer her decision.…

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Jawbone Up4 tapcash wristjob: Get BONKING with the latest sweaty hipster toy

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:17
'Advanced sleep'. You’ve unlocked a new level: Snoring

After deciding you deserve a cappuccino — earned following a particularly good workout — you can now use your Jawbone UP4 bracelet to pay for it.…

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How to Check and Monitor Hard Disk Health on Linux with Smartmontools

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:00

MakeTechEasier: SMART (an acronym for the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is found in modern hard drives

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DTS announces DTS:X – sparks object-based audio war with Dolby

The Register - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:57
New multi-channel sound technology loves the speakers you already have

Breaking Fad In a move that could have far-reaching implications for home audio, multi-channel goliath DTS has announced an object-based sound system to rival Dolby Atmos (and the largely ignored Auro-3D). Dubbed DTS:X, the technology is somewhat different in that there’s no prescribed number of audio channels or speaker configuration to accommodate, and it offers content makers some cool new functionality.…

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