Microsoft boasts that it is king of the cloud
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Azure can run on Xeon E5 v3 CPUs

Software giant Microsoft has released a new virtual machine type to Azure which can run on up to 32  Xeon E5 v3 cores and 448 GB of RAM.

Photo thanks to Mashable
Published in Wearables
Friday, 09 January 2015 12:26

Apple Watch already knocked off for $30

Problem is which is the knock off?

As might be expected, someone in China has projected a cheap and cheerful version of Apple's iWatch – the only problem is that since it has done it before Apple, which is really the knock off?

Selfie stick banned at Arsenal
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Friday, 09 January 2015 12:19

Selfie stick banned at Arsenal


Fears they can be weaponised

The selfie stick, which enables those without friends to be photographed at historical landmarks, has been banned by the administrators of the Arsenal football team.

UK government runs ancient computer
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Friday, 09 January 2015 12:08

UK government runs ancient computer


From the time of Genesis, when it still had Peter Gabriel

 

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is running its operations based on a Fujitsu mainframes using the VME operating system installed in 1974.

EFF claims Apple developer agreement blocks freedom
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More oppressive than Saudi

Apple's autocratic Dev Agreement means that the Electronic Foundation Frontier can't put out an iPhone version of its App.

Apple jacks up its prices for foreigners
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Friday, 09 January 2015 11:55

Apple jacks up its prices for foreigners


Pay for your American overlords' habit

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that Apple fanboys across the EU will have to subsidise their American brethren and pay even more for their Apps.

Snapdragon throttled to prevent firebreathing
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:28

Snapdragon throttled to prevent firebreathing


Where are my dragons?

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is facing overheating and other technological problems with its latest mobile processor.

Lollipop take up  sucks
Published in News
Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:43

Lollipop take up sucks


KitKat doing well

Even though Google announced Lollipop back in mid-October its take up has been slower than an Italian politician to resign after being discovered to have been embezzling millions. 

Oculus Rift gets immersive sound
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:32

Oculus Rift gets immersive sound


You can almost hear the acronyms

The virtual reality outfit Oculus VR has been showing off its latest Oculus Rift headset at CES and it seems this time it has more immersive sound.

Russians attack Germany over Ukraine
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:14

Russians attack Germany over Ukraine


This is not a repeat from 1943

German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's page, have been hacked by a group demanding Berlin end support for the Ukrainian government, and give the keys of the country  to Russian Tsar Vladimir Putin.