HP claims ''FIRST'' with 64-bit ARM servers

HP claims ''FIRST'' with 64-bit ARM servers

One in the eye for Dell -- Project Moonshot adds new blade types: HP's customizable server chassis 'n' cartridge range is getting interesting. Now it offers a 64-bit ARM unit, optimized for Web cache and HPC workloads. HP claims it's...

09/30/14

Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

According to varied reports, the next version of Windows should be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. Problem is, nobody is quite sure what to call the next version.Will it be known as Windows 9, Windows TH, Windows 365, or the...

09/29/14

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Amazon AWS EC2: Always on (uhh... except when it's not)

Jeff Bezos looks astonished: Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances will reboot themselves over the next few days. Looks like there's a nasty Xen bug that's responsible, but Amazon is being cagey about...

09/26/14

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

Square display is not for squares: We have seen the future, and it's square. At least, that's what BlackBerry would have us believe. Early reactions to its new Passport smartphone are... Well, read on to find out. In IT Blogwatch,...

09/25/14

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Google's massive new Dutch data center to cost $770M

Eemshaven's mean, green, advertising machine: Google is to build a new European data center in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, Groningen. It's said to be "hyper-efficient," whatever that means. But la GOOG isn't the only company...

09/24/14

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

Talk to my coworkers? Are you MAD? Ray Ozzie's latest wild idea: Talko

If you don't talk happy and you never dream, then you'll never have a dream come true: Ray Ozzie is back, baby. His new startup, Talko aims to get us talking on the phone again -- but not on phone calls. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say,...

09/23/14

iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc
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iOS 8 problems not so magical: Slow, Laggy, Bloaty, Crashy, Buggy, Drainy and Doc

99 iOS 8 problems, but The Witch ain't one: Bang on cue, early-adopting iMagicMirror owners are finding their devices suffering some seriously poisoned Apple. Here we go again. Every 'magical' update causes suspicious slowdowns in...

09/19/14

Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders
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Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Chair Tom Wheeler vs. the corporations: The FCC is trying to make a sound decision about this net-neutrality thing. That's not helped by a succession of industry-funded lobbyists and lawmakers, trying to shout louder than We, The...

09/18/14

iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)
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iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

09/17/14

Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks
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Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

09/16/14

Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!
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Moto X, pure as the driven snow, to be presold out on Tuesday!

Motorola mobiles and watches are taking the world by storm! The Pure Edition and 360 (but not quite) available for presale on Tuesday! What do bloggers think?! In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get close to going around and around.

09/15/14

Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)
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Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

While Yahoo! initially fought NSA order, it didn't take it to the Supremes: Yahoo! is crowing about how it fought an order to hand over private user information. However, it's emerged that it gave up after the government threatened...

09/12/14

No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs
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No, Gmail was not cracked! Don't believe bogus blogs

Do you trust every word you read on the Web? Worrying reports out of Russia apparently claim that Gmail was hacked and your login details were stolen. Or, at least, that's the breathless interpretation of countless bloggers and...

09/11/14

Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet
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Net neutrality is DEAD. Get over it, Internet

Bend over, the FCC chair says so (between the lines): The Federal Communications Commission chairman seems to be saying that network neutrality isn't going to happen. In a series of statements, Tom Wheeler appeared to be tough on the...

09/10/14

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Déjà vu -- Europeans restart antitrust probe of Google (is Android next?)

Eric's head just exploded: Google's European frustrations continue. The EC has re-opened its interminable antitrust case, because the proposed settlement doesn't seem to please ministers nor rivals. When will it all end? In IT...

09/09/14

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

Nadella -- slicing and dicing a new MSN: Microsoft has refurbished, rebuilt, reworked, redesigned, revamped, and relaunched a braaaaand new MSN! Better than ever (or so Microsoft says) So has MSN already jumped the shark, or has...

09/08/14

iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again
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iPhone 6 release date ''soon'' -- rumors of features leak again

Tim's kimono rent asunder: The iPhone 6 (and iWatch) "will" be unveiled tomorrow at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Apple will finally confirm the features and release date -- expected to be later this month. While the company is...

09/05/14

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phablet is weird yet innovative

Weird science brings forth curvy phone-tablet hybrid: Samsung unveiled its latest phablet at IFA 2014. It has this weird curved screen edge, which may take some getting used to. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if it's a gimmick or...

09/04/14

Toshiba's airy new Chromebook 2 looks suspiciously familiar
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Toshiba's airy new Chromebook 2 looks suspiciously familiar

Not the usual load of old tosh at IFA: Toshiba is proud to unveil its new Chromebook 2 models in Berlin. There's a cheap one and a really cheap one. Amazingly, the cheap one looks much better than the usual Chromebook dross. It has a...

09/03/14

Naked celebs: Hackers download sext selfies from iCloud
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Naked celebs: Hackers download sext selfies from iCloud

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton... the sad list of naked celebs goes on. But what's Apple doing about it? ICYMI, hackers have downloaded celebrities' sexting pictures: It seems the victims' iCloud passwords were...

09/02/14

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