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+ - Great Scott! Back to the Future showing gets cancelled, social backlash ensues->

Submitted by girlmad
girlmad (2404748) writes "Secret Cinema, the darling of quirky movie experiences, has seen exactly how frightening a bunch of angry hipsters can be after it cancelled the opening night of its latest show, Back to the Future. The short notice and lack of explanation from the 'immersive cinema experience' company led to a huge backlash on social media, with angry fans taking to Twitter and Facebook to share their frustrations at the handling of the whole thing. Cue much blaming of the Libyans and flux capacitor breakdowns."
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+ - Dell's workstation of the future will eliminate a need for keyboards and mice->

Submitted by llebeel
llebeel (2761081) writes "The workstation of the future will enable engineers and designers to work from systems powered by the data centre, PC maker Dell has claimed, liberating desktop machines to take completely different forms and eliminating the need for a keyboard and mouse. Dell has developed a mock-up of what such a device might look like in the future and it is all about panels, screens and glass, because the power provided on the back end means the design is unbounded by thermals and space."
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+ - Council dumps Microsoft Windows XP for Google Chromebooks, saves £400,000->

Submitted by girlmad
girlmad (2404748) writes "Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft’s Windows XP support cut-off. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has begun moving all its employees over to Samsung Chromebooks and Chromeboxes ahead of the 8 April deadline. The council was previously running 3,500 Windows XP desktops and 800 XP laptops, and is currently in the process of retiring these in favour of around 2,000 Chromebooks and 300 Chromeboxes. It estimates the savings at around £400,000, no small change."
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+ - Siemens' tube of the future aims to ease sardine-like commutes->

Submitted by llebeel
llebeel (2761081) writes "London Underground's "next generation" tube train could to do away with sardine like commutes. The body is working with potential suppliers for these trains on a regular basis to work out what they will look like and how they will solve some of the overcrowding problems in the Tube network due to its ever growing number of passengers.

One contender in the bidding to provide that next gen train is German electronics firm Siemens, who has built a "tube train of the future" mock-up, the Inspiro metro train, which rests at the Crystal in the Royal Victoria Dock in East London. If London Underground choose the Inspiro, passenger numbers will be increased by around 10 percent."

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+ - RIAA wants 21 sites shut down in piracy axe fall-> 1

Submitted by souperfly
souperfly (2436052) writes "The Inquirer.net has a list of 21 sites that the RIAA is looking to get shutdown by ISPs this week. The list includes sites filestube, Bomb-Mp3, Mp3skull, Bitsnoop, Extratorrent, Torrenthound, Torrentreactor and Monova, and at least one ISP — Virgin Media in the UK — has confirmed the number of targetted sites.

Before it was thought that only six sites were lined up for a chop."

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+ - Microsoft warns Windows XP is six times less secure than Windows 8->

Submitted by TinTops
TinTops (2954063) writes "Businesses still running XP should switch to Windows 8 as soon as possible, as Microsoft details its own findings into the relative security of its operating systems:

"If you look at the infection rate on Windows systems you can see older versions are infected more than newer machines. Windows XP is six-times more likely to be infected than Windows 8, even though it has the same malware encounter rate," said Mike Reavey, GM of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, at the RSA Conference in Amsterdam.

He added: "The downward rate is a sign of secure development practices," he said. "In pretty much every service in Microsoft we have people devoted purely on security, focused on what's going on in the marketplace and what's needed to secure it.""

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+ - Hackers, gamers and tech workers: Your country needs you for a new cyber army->

Submitted by girlmad
girlmad (2404748) writes "The UK government is looking to recruit IT experts for a cyber reserves army, which will help it defend against the threat of cyber warfare. "This is an exciting opportunity for internet experts in industry to put their skills to good use for the nation, protecting our vital computer systems and capabilities," said the Ministry of Defence. The reserve unit will cover a range of military cyber tactics, including a strike capability to augment the UK's military prowess."
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+ - Police waste 30 minutes each per day waiting for computers to boot up->

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girlmad (2404748) writes "The Met Police in London has revealed that officers have to wait 30 minutes every day for their machines to turn on and be ready to use. It's not surprising, considering that the Met assistant commissioner has admitted that the IT systems the police are using date as far back as the 1970s."
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+ - Government splashing out £6,000 per year per PC to maintain desktops->

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girlmad (2404748) writes "The UK government’s chief operating officer Stephen Kelly offered a frightening insight into the world of government IT spending this week. According to Kelly, the government spends a crazy £6,000 per year per PC just to maintain the devices, and wastes 3 days per year per person due to slow boot-up times. One PC supplier must be rubbing their hands with glee at this cushy deal."
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+ - Building a 3D printer with a 3D printer->

Submitted by llebeel
llebeel (2761081) writes "3D printing's ubiquity is being aided by the open source nature of the technology alongside a community of designers, developers and enthusiasts that are taking advantage of 3D printer design blueprints available online, and constructing homemade machines.

We visited New York last week, and met with one of the city's 3D printing community's members; full-time architect Gordon Laplante, who has not only built his own machine, but used it to print out parts to build a much bigger version, all in the comfort of his living room."

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+ - Raspberry Pi-powered beer keg pours you a hands-free pint->

Submitted by llebeel
llebeel (2761081) writes "The INQUIRER: A New York City start-up named Robokeg has showed off a Raspberry Pi and NFC-powered beer keg prototype.

Made up of "three lazy hackers", Robokeg demoed the gadget at the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) event on Tuesday, offering up some hands-free beer service via a Raspberry Pi PC, which acts as the brain of the machine with 3D-printed parts covering the brawn.

Robokeg said it could one day act as a vending machine at festivals when you don't have your wallet, or in clubs to reduce queue times at the bar. Watch for it at your local pub."

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+ - UK benefits claimants forced to use Microsoft Windows XP and IE6->

Submitted by carlypage3
carlypage3 (2760137) writes "Benefits claimants in the UK are being forced to use Microsoft's now obsolete Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 software. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) states that its online forms are not compatible with Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox. As if that wasn't unnerving enough, the Gov.UK website says that users cannot submit claims using Mac OS X or Linux operating systems, either."
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+ - Apple vs Samsung lawyer speaks out against patent trolls ->

Submitted by girlmad
girlmad (2404748) writes "Judge Birss, who gained renown as the man who forced Apple to run adverts saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad, is back under the spotlight, claiming that we need to take the fight to patent trolls. But he's also warning that the courts might run out of capacity soon to handle the growing number of patent cases."
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+ - Selling Linux to Microsoft Exchange users is easy says Icewarp->

Submitted by illiteratehack
illiteratehack (1864492) writes "Icewarp, a company that has sold messaging software to the US Navy and the British Army, claims that getting existing Microsoft Exchange customers over to Linux is easy once it demonstrates the same features can be had without the need to licensing both the operating system and the messaging server. Given feature parity on Linux, just how long can firms justify paying Microsoft's licensing fees?"
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