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  • Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded
    By on July 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    linuxwrangler (582055) writes Job interviews missed, work and wedding plans disrupted, children unable to fly home with their adoptive parents. All this disruption is due to a outage involving the passport and visa processing database at the U.S. State Department. The problems have been ongoing since July 19 and the best estimate for repair is “soon.” The system “crashed shortly after maintenance.”

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  • Li Na out of US Open with knee injury
    By on July 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Two-time Grand Slam title winner Li Na of China is ruled out of next month’s US Open with a knee injury.

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  • Milk Cup match marred by violence
    By on July 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ugly brawls break out at Northern Ireland’s Milk Cup match against Mexico as four players are sent off in Coleraine.

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  • Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released
    By on July 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    kodiaktau writes: Hardkernel has released a new Raspberry Pi-compatible development board based on the Samsung Exynos SoC. The board is smaller than a typical Pi, keeping basic HDMI, USB and CSI interfaces. It also has a 26-pin expansion board with more GPIO available, though it lacks an Ethernet jack. Initial prices as estimated around $30. The article makes the interesting point that this and other devices are marketed as “Raspberry Pi-compatible.” (more…)

  • Cable Companies: We’re Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs
    By on July 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dega704 (1454673) writes While the network neutrality debate has focused primarily on whether ISPs should be able to charge companies like Netflix for faster access to consumers, cable companies are now arguing that it’s really Netflix who holds the market power to charge them. This argument popped up in comments submitted to the FCC by Time Warner Cable and industry groups that represent cable companies. (National Journal writer Brendan Sasso pointed (more…)

  • Trump wins Australian Open final
    By on July 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number six Judd Trump beats home favourite Neil Robertson 9-5 in the final of the Australian Goldfields Open.

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  • Tainton joins London Irish as coach
    By on July 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    London Irish appoint former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach.

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  • Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars
    By on July 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Toyota is on track to launch the first consumer fuel-cell car in Japan next year, and the country’s Prime Minister says the government wants to assist the new alternative to gas-driven vehicles. Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will offer subsidies of almost $20,000 for fuel cell cars, which will decrease the Toyota model’s cost by about 28%. He said, “This is the car of a new era because it doesn’t emit any carbon dioxide (more…)

  • HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a ‘New Style of IT’ (Video)
    By on July 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Didn’t we already have something kind of like this called a Blade server? But this is better! An HP Web page devoted to Moonshot says, ‘Compared to traditional servers, up to: 89% less energy; 80% less space; 77% less cost; and 97% less complex.’ If this is all true, the world of servers is now undergoing a radical change. || A quote from another Moonshot page: “The HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis has 45 hot-pluggable servers installed and fits into 4.3U. (more…)

  • ‘I pulled my brakes but I wasn’t slowing down’
    By on July 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Britain’s Geraint Thomas on his scariest moment as three of cycling’s stars crash out of the Tour de France in week one.

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