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China the source of almost half of all online attacks - Cloud services provider Akamai published its latest report on the state of the Internet, and according to them China was a bad, bad boy. Or a girl. In the report called State of the Internet Q4 2014 (PDF), it says that China was the source of 41 per cent of traffic attacks, while the USA was a distant second with 13 per cent. [see_also] “China once again remained the top attack source, though its percentage decline... http://ht.ly/2WxNKx
In the report called State of the Internet Q4 2014, it says that China was the source of 41 per cent of traffic attacks.
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CityFibre completes first phase of FTTP rollout in York - CityFibre has announced that it has completed the first phase of its FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) rollout in York. The company, which has undertaken to deploy a super-speedy fibre optic infrastructure spanning the city in conjunction with partners Sky and TalkTalk, said that the results were encouraging – with the first step having concentrated on validating the engineering processes and looking at design issues,... http://ht.ly/2WxBmT
Good news for the people of York, who will have access to FTTP from CityFibre in the fairly near future, with Sky and TalkTalk readying services.
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Rosetta Stone launches Spanish language app for Xbox One - Fancy learning Spanish? Well, if you’ve got an Xbox One then you’re in luck, because Rosetta Stone is offering to teach you the lingo – and indeed English – with its new Discover Languages Xbox app. You may be familiar with Rosetta Stone from the company’s software courses on the PC (and Mac), which are quite expensive packages – and while the console app is likely to be more limited than these £150 offerings, i... http://ht.ly/2WwTCp
If you want to learn Spanish, now you can do so on your console, with an immersive language tutorial package from Rosetta Stone.
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Amazon launches $25,000 robot competition that could see jobs at risk http://ht.ly/2WuS0Z
Amazon has announced a $25,000 robot competition that could ultimately lead to warehouse automation and see thousands of employees out of work.
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Why you need to be using video in your business - It’s easy to think of videos purely in terms of entertainment, but they can also provide a serious business utility for many companies. Whether it’s for external marketing purposes or internal communications, there are a whole host of reasons why you need to be using video in your business. The runaway growth of online platforms such as YouTube and Facebook Video has meant that video content is now a viable alternative t... http://ht.ly/2WuCBM
In today's fast moving digital world, businesses can't afford to neglect the flexibility and distribution benefits that come from using video content.
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PlayStation 4 firmware version 2.50 arrives tomorrow - The PlayStation 4 is getting some new firmware with tasty additions tomorrow. There’s been plenty of buzz and rumours about version 2.50 of the PlayStation 4 system software since the start of this month, and now a post has been made on the official PS4 blog confirming that the firmware will roll out tomorrow, with an “onslaught” of features detailed. So what do you get with this latest update codenamed “Yukimura”? ... http://ht.ly/2WtNjU
“Get your firmware, luvverly firmware, version 2.50, coming tomorrow!” PlayStation 4 owners, get ready to update your consoles...
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Huawei cleared of being a national security risk to the UK - Huawei has been cleared of being a security risk in the UK, courtesy of the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board. You’re probably aware that the Chinese telecoms giant has copped flak in the past, for potentially representing a security risk to communications networks in the UK, according to the Intelligence and Security Committee (and the US has also aired concerns that the company ... http://ht.ly/2WxFXk
The HCSEC Oversight Board has told the National Security Adviser that Huawei has fully cooperated with its probing, and is not a spying risk.
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How data growth’s intersection with performance will affect the future of storage http://ht.ly/2WxxOK
Anyone charged with managing storage today knows that we are facing a crisis of “more” – more data, more multimedia consumption and more devices.
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Life on Mars? NASA Curiosity rover detects nitrates - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed traces of nitric oxide on Mars, a breakdown of nitrates that indicate some forms of plant life on the planet were prevalent in the past. [see_also] Nitrates are created by plants and bacteria, but may have come to Mars through lightning or meteorites. The evidence is certainly not conclusive, but it is the first time samples of nitrogen have been f... http://ht.ly/2WuZbU
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed traces of nitric oxide on Mars.
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UK Government champions malware protection with new investment http://ht.ly/2WuLEq
This investment will be used to enhance security in virtual environments and connected devices and tackle malware threats.
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How cloud is changing the role of IT - Picture this:  Someone calls IT, and he’d patronise and insult his way through fixing minor (to him) computer problems.  He’s always irritated because he is having to react to someone else’s issues. IT was a reactive maintenance and administrative function.  In a mainframe environment, those in IT were doing the development, security, monitoring, testing, issue resolution, and logging themselves – there was no time to get ahead. [s... http://ht.ly/2WuvJq
The modern leaders of IT departments are thought leaders. Cloud technology has given CIOs, CTOs and IT managers a tool set that once seemed unthinkable.
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Destructive backdoor Trojan threatens Windows systems - New variants of malware come and go with depressing regularity, but some have capabilities that offer more cause for concern than others. The latest piece of scary software comes from researchers at security company Doctor Web who have uncovered a new Trojan dubbed BackDoor.Yebot that’s capable of carrying out a wide range of destructive actions on an infected machine. [see_also] It’s spread via another piece of ma... http://ht.ly/2Wt0w7
The latest piece of scary software comes from researchers at security company Doctor Web who have uncovered a new Trojan dubbed BackDoor.Yebot.
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