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No hackers: Twitter outage caused by 'cascaded bug'

Social networking site Twitter has recovered from an outage that left millions of members unable to access the site and post messages for up to two hours, putting the cause of the problem down to a bug in one of its infrastructure components.ZDNet UK first noticed the outage at 17:00 BST on Thursday.

June 21, 2012 by

Next-generation 802.11ac routers

A recent flurry of announcements from networking equipment vendors — including Belkin, Buffalo and Netgear — heralds the imminent arrival of the next generation of Wi-Fi products to the UK market. Incorporating many of the design features of 802.

May 21, 2012

Five-year-old flaw could affect Linux, Macs

Patches have been released for file-networking protocol software, Samba, revealing that the software, which is used extensively in Macs and Linux, has been subject to a critical vulnerability for five years.

April 10, 2012 by

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

Vodafone ponders Cable & Wireless buy

Vodafone is considering whether to make an offer for networking and telecoms company Cable & Wireless.The UK mobile operator said on Monday that it was considering whether to put in a bid for Bracknell-based Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW).

February 13, 2012 by

Behind Ubuntu's shift into mobile

Canonical's Peter Goodall, head of product strategy for Ubuntu, tells ZDNet UK why the Linux distribution is moving into phones, tablets, TVs and cars, and why the project is well placed to succeed there

January 26, 2012 by

Infiniserv launches Linux-based UK cloud

The cloud services are based on the open-source KVM hypervisor, use a range of UK datacentres and offer customers the ability to connect via dedicated fibre from their business premises to the cloud

January 25, 2012 by

Lovefilm drops Flash, kills Linux support

The UK online film provider Lovefilm is dropping Adobe's Flash as its delivery technology in favour of Microsoft's Silverlight.The move will mean no more Lovefilm access for those running Linux/Unix systems or older Macs that use PowerPC chips rather than Intel.

December 2, 2011 by

Facebook users affected by posting glitch

Facebook users were affected by an interruption to some of the social networking company's services on Tuesday.ZDNet UK noticed that Facebook did not show posts that had external links in them, on the ZDNet UK page, on Tuesday morning.

October 25, 2011 by

Facebook and YouTube dominant in the UK, says Hitwise

Facebook and YouTube dominate the UK social networking scene, according to Hitwise numbers for July 2011, though we're still waiting to see the impact of Google Plus. The hit-tracker also notes that Microsoft’s Bing has regained its position as UK’s second favourite search engine, but it's so far behind Google that it doesn't make any difference.

August 8, 2011 by

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