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Hybrid storage newbie: It's storage Jim, but not as you know it

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:44
Data on flash or disk? Er, it's complicated, says Reduxio

Reduxio, the startup that stories data in unique indexed, tagged and timestamped chunks, has introduced v3.0 software with unified primary and secondary storage.…

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Gov.UK pops open tin of AI and robotics research cash

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:22
Government opens Industrial Strategy linked funding call

The UK government's long-promised Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is open for business.…

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Flash-based and Dell-free: NetApp trots out SolidFire FlexPod

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:57
Flash? It's all flash, mate

NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod.…

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UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:27
Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group

Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…

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Putting AI to work in finance? Think algorithms, ethics first

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:14
More speakers join MCubed Lineup

Events Ethics, algorithms and finance are all key areas for machine learning and AI, which is why we’re chuffed to announce three more excellent speakers who will be joining us at MCubed London in October.…

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Research suggests consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:54
Alt-net providers call for ads to be reviewed

Adverts using the word "fibre" to describe services deployed over copper lines are leaving consumers baffled, according to research commissioned by alternative network providers.…

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Fujitsu loses Dimes amid plans to save dollars

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:17
UK and Ireland boss nowhere to be seen

UK and Ireland boss of Fujitsu Lucy Dimes has gone on gardening leave just one year into the job, according to multiple well-placed sources.…

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:04
We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD

The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decision” to install the US Navy’s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…

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Apple sours: Ailing Brit chip designer Imagination Technologies up for sale

Thu, 2017-06-22 10:45
Clash with tech titan continues

Trouble struck British chip designer Imagination Technologies has confirmed it is for sale amid an ongoing dispute with Apple that has crushed its valuation on the London Stock Exchange.…

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Expansys shutters online mobile gadget souk to consumers

Thu, 2017-06-22 10:06
'Dragon'-owned biz shifts focus to B2B market

Mobile gadget souk Expansys shuttered its digital doors to consumers – a natural conclusion for a business that lost direction under the ownership of lanky Dragons' Den badass Peter Jones in a commoditised space.…

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Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:37
NVMe over Fabrics box bashes Dell EMC, Pure and Infinidat

NVMe over Fabrics flash array startup E8 says its box out-performs Dell EMC and Pure arrays by up to 20 times.…

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Numbers war: How Bayesian vs frequentist statistics influence AI

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:00
Not all figures are equal

If you want to develop your ML and AI skills, you will need to pick up some statistics and before you have got more than a few steps down that path you will find (whether you like it or not) that you have entered the Twilight Zone that is the frequentist/Bayesian religious war. I use the term "war" advisedly because war, by definition, has moved beyond debate and discussion. "Religious" because the war is based on belief systems, not information.…

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

Thu, 2017-06-22 08:29
Strapline on van: 'Where your vote is your choice'. Meow!

Pic A rival of the reseller who threatened to sack Labour-voting employees hired a billboard van to drive past their HQ with the words “we’re hiring – where your vote is your choice” emblazoned on its side.…

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Cluster kids: Meet the students giving all for science and HPC glory

Thu, 2017-06-22 08:09
If LINPACK would pack wood... and other computer sports posers

HPC Blog As part of our continuing coverage of the most exciting events in the computer sporting world, Student Cluster Competitions, we like to meet each team individually.…

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Humanity uploaded an AI to Mars and lets it shoot rocks with lasers

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:26
Curiosity Rover's autonomous operation experiments have been a great success, say astro-boffins

In late 2015 NASA gave the Curiosity Mars rover a software upgrade to let it operate autonomously. The Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) code was uploaded because the rover can't be told what to do during the long periods communication with Earth is not possible. A little autonomy, NASA reckoned, could mean Curiosity could do more and perhaps better science.…

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Yes, this is our third Cisco story of the day. It's about 23 bugs you need to fix, stat

Thu, 2017-06-22 07:02
Troll your WebEx-loving execs with a crafted recording file

We all know the only thing more fun than a WebEx conference is a recorded WebEx conference, which is why WebEx Network Recording Player exists – and if you use it, you need to patch it.…

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PLATO mission to find alien life is given the thumbs up

Thu, 2017-06-22 06:30
ESA to start the construction of space telescope network

The European Space Agency’s PLATO mission hunting for habitable exoplanets has been given the green light to move from blueprint into construction.…

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In the week Uber blew up, Netflix re-states 'No brilliant jerks' policy

Thu, 2017-06-22 05:59
Forget free sushi, gyms or Steve Jobs clones. Netflix values fearless sharing

In 2009, Netflix published what became an influential slide deck explaining its culture, including a policy of not hiring “brilliant jerks” because the benefit of their moments of excellence are outweighed by the cost of their other behaviours.…

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Cisco's 'encrypted traffic fingerprinting' turned into a product

Thu, 2017-06-22 04:57
Borg's boxen can now figure out of there's malware lurking in encrypted traffic

Cisco has turned research published nearly a year ago into a product it hopes will protect enterprises against malware hidden in encrypted traffic.…

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ITU thinks Blockchain and pals need interoperability

Thu, 2017-06-22 03:57
Calls for standards-setting conference to consider security, privacy, whatever other regs distributed ledger types want

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has decided the time is ripe to start talking about what standards might be developed for distributed ledgers, aka Blockchain and fellow-travellers.…

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