Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Tech City costs government £4m

Nearly £4m of public money has been ploughed into the Tech City initiative, a government-backed project that aims to spur the success of technology start-ups in East London.The Tech City initiative's budget for the 2011 and 2012 financial year is £1,791,500.

March 20, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Researchers turn smartphones into data grabbers

American academics have developed an augmented reality game to encourage people to upload data from their phones to help with research.Crowd Soft Control (CSC) games use augmented reality (AR) to subtly direct people to certain places in a city to gather information with their smartphones, such as the photographic data needed to extract the 3D properties of a building, Northwestern University announced on Friday.

March 19, 2012 by Jack Clark

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CERN fires most powerful beams yet

The Large Hadron Collider has fired its most powerful beams yet as scientists crank up the energy used to seek the elusive Higgs Boson particle.CERN's Large Hadron Collider fired its first proton beams at an intensity of four tera electronvolts (TeV) on Friday, surpassing the previous record of 3.

March 19, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Giffgaff grapples with network outage

Phone operator Giffgaff's network suffered an outage on Friday and at the time of writing the company had restored data, but not voice capability, to customers.GiffGaff, a mobile virtual network operator that piggyback's on O2's network, first acknowledged the problems at 10:18am in a post on its forum.

March 16, 2012 by Jack Clark

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NSA plans $2bn surveillance datacentre

The National Security Agency is putting the finishing touches to a huge datacentre that will be used to store the personal phone calls, emails and Google searches of people on the agency's watch list.The $2bn (£1.

March 16, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Amazon targets cascading fails with EBS monitoring

Amazon has added a feature to its cloud that automatically checks the health of elastic block store (EBS) volumes and takes action to prevent data inconsistency.The EBS Volume Status feature was introduced by Amazon on Tuesday.

March 14, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Windows 8 applications get a lift from Azure

Microsoft has made the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 compatible with Windows 8 consumer preview, the company announced on Tuesday.The update lets developers use Microsoft's Azure cloud to bring live updates and push notifications to applications built on Windows 8's Metro-style user interface in the operating system.

March 14, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Fujitsu hints at scale-out storage technology

Fujitsu aims to develop a platform for scale-out massive storage based on standard servers with PCIe-linked flash cards, ZDNet UK understands.Fujitsu Technology Solutions' chief technology officer, Joseph Reger, hinted at the plans on Wednesday when asked by ZDNet UK about the company's plans for using basic servers to take on some of the tasks commonly handled by networking equipment with custom silicon.

March 8, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Amazon rolls 64-bit capability into small instances

Amazon has brought 64-bit operating system capabilities to its small and medium-sized rentable virtual machines.Along with the 64-bit update, Amazon also announced on Thursday a 'medium' rentable compute instance and the integration of the MindTerm SSH client into the AWS Management console.

March 8, 2012 by Jack Clark

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