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Lights, power, action! Smartplugs with a twist

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 14:07
Zuli pushes past the competition - but how useful is it really?

Review For reasons that continue to confound consumers, the two most popular areas for smart-home technologies right now are lightbulbs and plugs.…

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Geek Hide-away in Guatemala - Stay for Free!

Linux Journal - Thu, 2015-11-26 13:17
"If you want to escape and think/write code/... more>>
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France's Hollande tells Putin time for grand coalition against Islamic State

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 12:02
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday world powers must build a "grand coalition" to combat Islamic State militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.
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Getting a little flashy! Funds are in place, and Kaminario targets growth

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:57
Pure? Pah! Scale-out beats scale up

Feature Kaminario CEO Dani Golan was in the UK yesterday, sporting a brand new EMEA veep and going gung-ho for growth from his scale-out, storage-for-all-seasons data centre flash array.…

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Pressure From Uber Forces London Taxis To Finally Accept Cards

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:21
An anonymous reader writes: Following a public consultation that compared the service unfavorably with Uber, London's 21,000 black cabs will finally accept card payment from October of 2016, with a possible option to pay via PayPal. London Mayor Boris Johnson continues to support and defend the legendarily expensive and iconic taxi service, saying 'This move will boost business for cabbies and bring the trade into the 21st century by enabling quicker and more convenient journeys for customers'. Most Londoners feel that the move should have been made in the 1980s, and the consultation report indicates that Uber's increasing share of London fares has forced the innovation.

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Stranded migrants try to storm into Macedonia, tear down fence

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:20
IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Hundreds of Moroccans, Algerians and Pakistanis tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the crossing and demanding to be allowed to carry on into northern Europe.

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Belgian police mount search linked to Paris attacks

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:11
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian federal police searched a house in a small town south of Brussels on Thursday in what prosecutors told local media was part of investigations into the Islamic State attacks in Paris, adding that no one was detained.

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Last call for the NCC Group Cyber 10K challenge

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:08
Get your entry in by Nov 30 for chance to win £10,000

Competition The November 30 deadline for entering NCC Group’s Cyber 10K challenge is coming up fast – so get those entries in now.…

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Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:05
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment.
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Fedora 23 libxml2-2.9.3-1.fc23 - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:03 Very large set of security issues for libxml2 and a bunch of bug fixestoo#CVE-2015-8242 #CVE-2015-7500 #CVE-2015-7499 #CVE-2015-5312 #CVE-2015-7498#CVE-2015-7497 #CVE-2015-1819 #CVE-2015-7941 #CVE-2015-7942 #CVE-2015-8035
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Fedora 23 pcre-8.38-1.fc23 - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:02 This release fixes various bugs when compiling or matching expressions. It alsofixes how pcregrep handles binary files. It also fixes a heap-based bufferoverflow in pcre_exec() when ovector has size 1 (bug #1285415)
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Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:51
VIENNA (Reuters) - A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday.
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Nuclear exploit kit seen chucking CryptoWall 4.0 at late patchers

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:42
First time this one's been seen in the wild

The Nuclear exploit kit has been spotted throwing ransomware CryptoWall 4.0 at innocent netizens' machines, according to a security researcher Brad Duncan, who stated it is the first time he's noticed that particular nasty being distributed by an exploit kit.…

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AMD's Crimson Radeon Driver For Linux Barely Changes Anything

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:15
An anonymous reader writes: AMD Windows customers were greeted this week to the new "Crimson" Radeon Software that brought many bug fixes, performance improvements, and brand new control panel. While AMD also released this Crimson driver for Linux, it really doesn't change much. The control panel is unchanged except for replacing "Catalyst" strings with "Radeon" and there's been no performance changes but just some isolated slowdowns. The Crimson Linux release notes only mention two changes: a fix for glxgears stuttering and mouse cursor corruption.

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GDS £450m investment probably an 'accounting fudge' – gov IT analyst

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:08
Have we just been Rick rolled by Osbo?

Plans to pump an extra £450m for the Government Digital Service to fuel the "digital revolution" was the shock take-away announcement in George Osborne's Spending Review yesterday - from the perspective of technology spend at least.…

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New York's Thanksgiving parade expected to draw huge crowd despite security jitters

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 09:50
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Onlookers crowded Manhattan sidewalks and rooftops on Thursday to glimpse the marching bands, floats and massive balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.

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Pope offers lesson in humility to flashy African leaders

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 09:47
NAIROBI (Reuters) - In actions and words on his first tour of the world's poorest continent, Pope Francis has sent a message to African leaders that they could do with less pomp and a bit more humility.

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Britain's Cameron says time to bomb militants in Syria

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 09:44
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries".

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Russia accepts IAAF ban

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 09:34
MONACO (Reuters) - The Russian athletics federation has accepted its ban from the sport in the wake of widespread doping revelations, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.
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Turkey's Erdogan says Russian response to downed jet 'emotional' and 'unfitting'

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 09:32
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be canceled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

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