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Gunmaker finds KILLER APP for Google Glass

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Laaaaaaaaag

Well at least friendly fire and collateral damage can be blamed on lag now..........

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Valve's Steam streaming service lets you play games on the toilet

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Just tried it

Single player CoD Ghosts is playable. You adjust for the lag ok.

However, I just got my butt whooped by a normal bot in Quake 3. Anything fast paced is going to be an issue.

Still very impressive for a free update!

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Video review: Our sysadmins drink in the latest SIP phones

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Running Elastix here

Running Elastix here. It's fairly easy to do a basic setup, and IVRs, queues and pretty much anything else you'd like to do is fairly straightforward.

Currently running 160+ handsets on site, mostly wired desk phones. Up until recently we were using CSIP2Simple on our Android handsets, but the native support is pretty good now.

Have been having serious reliability issues with the Aastra 57i's. the 31i and 53i have been bullet proof, but the 57's like to randomly brick themselves. Am in the process of moving our remaining 57's over to Snom handsets, which have been lovely.

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Google's new Glass: Now with audio connection INSIDE the SKULL

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Want One

I want one for my Iron Man build :)

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Techno-thriller author and gaming franchise Tom Clancy dies at 66

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I've loved all of the Ryan/Clark books - Fantastic author. Really sad :(

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Barnes & Noble knock Nook slate down to £79

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Just ordered one.

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Microsoft fights Google for kids' attention with ad-free Bing for Schools

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I for one, applaud the effort. If it's relatively easy to setup, and doesn't require anything from my users, I'm happy to set it up........ when it's available in the UK.........

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

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I loved Unreal.........

...........but left it for Half Life.

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Inventor lobs spherical, throwable camera

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Why is it not called "The Kino"?

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I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'

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Hidden Mike?

Do you mean hidden mic, or was a bloke called Michael hiding in the embassy?

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Belarus becomes world's top country ... for SPAM

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Happy

Thankyou

All traffic from Belarus now being dropped by my little firewall :)

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HTC woes prompts 'leave now' tweet from former staffer

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Meh

Just got the HTC One for me, and the S4 for the missus. So far we're both happy, but I have found more glitches on the One.

Wifi seems to like disconnecting, unless I enable "Wifi Performance Mode", which supposedly reduces battery life. I'm also unable to get the notification sound to change - Even though it shows as having been changed.

So far I like the camera (low light is amazing), the speakers are good, and the screen is lovely. But after just a few days of ownership, I am already looking at flashing it with stock Android.........

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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Happy

Well that has just put Nokia back in the running for my phone upgrade next month :)

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SanDisk cops to malfunctioning Micro SDs in Galaxy S3s

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Unhappy

Balls

Ordered a 64GB SanDisk yesterday for my S3. Just before reading this article, I checked my Amazon order status, and it was still being processed. Went to cancel the order, and it had changed to "dispatched".

Doh.

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The DIY spy-in-the-sky: From kites to octocopters

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Good article, and just in time for Mothers Day too.

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Iran develops working ICBM: Intercontinental Ballistic Monkey

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How exactly did the UN Security Council create a resolution 16 years before the UN existed, and 5 years before Leó Szilárd came up with the idea of an atomic bomb?

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White House raises the signature threshold for petitions to 100,000

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Well people had best get a move on signing this;

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-piers-morgan-usa/cbpHr9R2

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Mighty 4 Terabyte whopper crashes down on the desktop

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Re: Anyone know...

That's assuming the Qnap supports drives larger than 2TB.

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Re: Anyone know...

Is that all? I've currently got 24 3TB drives spinning away in my loft. 60Tb of usable storage after RAID.

And if you head over to the HardOCP forums, I've got a fairly tiny home server setup compared to some crazy people.........

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1033721843&postcount=7

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Cloudy admin? Here's how to ward off Call of Duty-playing teens

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Call me lazy

Call me lazy, but where's the link to the new PAN-OS features?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game review

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I too was not interested, but my wife decided to surprise me with an early Christmas present. Have played roughly 8 hours of multiplayer, and 2 hours of single player so far, and am enjoying it.

The tweaks to the multiplayer scoring system are welcome, and should reduce camping once players have gotten used to it. I am disappointed to see the tactical insertion is back, so expect to see it being exploited just as soon as players reach the required rank.

The few set pieces that I've experienced in single player have been brilliant. I'm playing through on veteran, which to be honest is probably now beyond my skill level, so I'll probably have to reduce the difficulty to get through the final missions, which are normally carnage.

It's not a genre-changing title, but it is a good game, that should keep me going until The Elder Scrolls Online is released.

90%

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Disney plans three Lucasfilm flicks EVERY YEAR

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And this is bad news?

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Star Wars VII: The Disney Movie signs Toy Story III script genius

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I'm actually looking forward to it.

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Ten gaming headsets

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Just ordered a set of 2013 A40s. Not sure why they were not in this review, but i assume it's because they'd be similar to the A50s.

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Skyrim DLC lets players FLY DRAGONS

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I platinumed the game on PS3, then bought it again for PC so I could do Dawnguard. Hopefully I won't have broken this new DLC already, as I went on a bit of a killing spree whilst levelling up my Vampire Lord.

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LucasArts' Dark Forces

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Brilliant game - It set a standard in fps games only really surpassed by Half Life. Both DF2 and Jedi Academy also lived up to expectations, although JA2 was a bit disappointing.

Was re-released on Steam last year, along with its sequels - I'd highly recommend picking them up.

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WTF is... Microsoft Xbox SmartGlass?

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WTF?

WTF is the point of WTF? Is anybody really that angry/surprised the the "TF" is really necessary? Is the reg trying to appeal to a younger audience with this use of language?

Just stop, before I have to refer to urbandictionary every time I read a reg article.

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Citrix XenServer 6.1 fires live VMs from cannon across servers

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:)

As a happy Citrix and Palo customer, thing is all good news.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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I think it's time to upgrade my Note :)

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Samsung ready to drop faster SSDs

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Trollface

I'm confused

I'm confused - Should I buy this or an iPhone 5 - They look very similar.

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Sony snoozes over substandard PS Plus service

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Happy

I've been very happy with my PS+, especially when they break something somewhere else, as this usually results in some more decent free games.

Sony have been releasing some really decent titles on + recently. Am playing through Darksiders at the moment, and have Just Cause 2 and LBP2 to play after that.

And auto updates are a godsend. All my games and the console are up to date and ready to play.

My only minor gripe with the service is savegame storage. 150MB gets eaten quickly. Especially with 10MB+ Skyrim saves.

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Now Apple wants Samsung S III, Galaxy Notes off the shelves too

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https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/8/29/KQm9JEwIg0mYdE9TV8RfgQ2.jpg

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VMware kills vRAM memory tax with vSphere 5.1 server virt

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A little too late

Still running our server virtualization on 4.1, with no plans to upgrade, as have lost all faith in VMWare since the vram business.

We switched to Citrix for our VDI project this year, and although prefer the networking tools in ESXI, find everything else pretty much the same in XenServer, and at 1/3 the initial cost, and roughly the same in annual maintenance.

Screw you VMWare - You drove us away, and Citrix were more than happy to take our money.

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Nvidia: What would you do with a petaflops super?

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Obviously

Install doom.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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AI

Matrix Revolutions

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

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Re: Oh, if we're looking for worst films ever

Agreed - If I ever meet Speilberg, I'm taking my three hours back.

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Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime

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What's the problem?

I spoke to my Misco account manager a few weeks back to determine expected availability, got a phone call on Thursday to say they were in, and three arrived on Friday.

Fantastic bit of kit - My iPad has started collecting dust already.

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Star Trek tractor beam to save Earth from asteroid Armageddon

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In the words of jack O'Neil - "I've seen this movie... it hits Paris."

Surely rather than deflecting, we should look at slowing/speeding up the object, so that it either misses us, or hit the moon? We're a pretty small, moving target......

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Snake slides back onto Nokia smartphones

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I'm enjoying the choice of old Nokias in the iPhone version, while the missus plays on the free Android version. Strange these were not mentioned in the article..........

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2012 Games Preview

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Daedric Armour

Why is it going to take a month to get your Daedric armour? Complete the Dawnstar Museum quest to get 4 respawning daedrics (therefore daedra hearts) every 7 days, and some respawning ebony. Nip over to Gloombound mine and get enough ebony to craft a full set of armour and most of the weapons. Wait 30 days and the mine replenishes, and you can make some more.......

A month - Pah - I did it in a day, and that included making 500+ iron daggers to level up my smithing :)

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The next Steve Jobs is: Kanye West

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*Their

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Google's Siri-a-like to be named 'Majel' after Trek actress

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Is this just for ICS, or will older phones get it?

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NetWare-Linux love child turned up to 11

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Happy

Still happily running 25 Netware 6.5 servers over here. We tried OES last year for Zen11, but will be sticking with Zen7 on 6.5 for our production environment for a bit longer.

6.5 virtualises beautifully on VMWare, as mentioned is rock solid, and I doubt we'll ever stop using it while I'm still here.

I would like to have a play with Directory Services to make the client logins more transparent. I think we'll wait for OES11.

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Samsung imagines see-through bendy tablet of the future

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Terminator

Looks useful for determining the exact location of the robot dog that is hunting you down on mars.......

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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

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I thought Lemiwinks had dealt with this nonsense!

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BMW, Fiat join Connected Car Consortium

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Why no Bluetooth?

I get in the car, phone pairs with my Sony stereo, and I can make calls and listen to music. Works with both my iPhone and my Android phone.

Bluetooth works quite nicely.

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We need to talk about desktop virt

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Happy

I'm the network admin for a school. We're currently happily running 70-100 VDIs (depending on the time of day), and will be going full scale up to 600 next summer.

For us, storage was the biggest pain. We tried running our trial VDI's alongside our servers, and quickly ran out of IO. We splashed some cash on two new SANs with a TB of Cache and Dedupe, and are happily outperforming our fat clients. Login times are now ~ 1 minute as opposed to 2 mins+.

For VDI get your numbers right. There's a good tool called Quest VDI Assessment. Run that on as many desktops as you can, and it will tell you your average and peak disk IO, memory and CPU. After that it's just a case of doing your sums, planning for some failover and buying some new toys.

We're now looking at Samsung PCoIP thin clients. So far very good, and have just watched the Matrix full screen streamed from one of our virtual servers.

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Would you spend $300m to save 6ms?

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Nice to see the Reg ignoring it's own perfectly reasonable analysis of the Cern data, and using the Daily Mail's idiot friendly "science broke, Einstein an idiot" report as a base for it's future tech reports.

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Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery

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Happy

So neutrinos can be fired through solid rock slightly faster than light and be detected at the other end? How long before I can start using this tech for my broadband?

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