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Patch for security suites inbound Bitdefender is set to fix a security flaw in its products that meant revoked certificates for potentially malicious sites could be replaced with legitimate ones.…

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ISS cubesat-launcher relaxes and gets to work The nano-sat launcher aboard the International Space Station has stopped malfunctioning and started spitting its payload into space as intended.…

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UK Government Digital Service used as model for Australia's Digital Transformation office has made big mistakes Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has often expressed his admiration for the United Kingdom's Government Digital Service (GDS), going so far to say as to say it is the model and/or inspiration for the recently-revealed Digital Transformation Office (DTO).…

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A built-in battery? Is your name Apple? MWC  The grandeur of today's Samsung S6 phabbagasm in Barcelona reminded your correspondent of the scene in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when the day dawned for the announcement of the Answer: the answer to life the universe and everything. The answer the galaxy had been waiting for, for 10,000 years.…

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It doesn't look weird at all. Really MWC  HTC has followed in the footsteps of Facebook-owned Oculus and Microsoft with its own VR headset.…

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Beefing up lab to prevent future traffic jam Astronauts working on NASA's International Space Station have snaked yet more cabling around the orbiting lab.…

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Can I borrow your charger? MWC  China’s Huawei and South Korea’s LG showed off new watches today. The “smartwatch” is a misnomer: both will stop telling the time after a day, unless they are charged. Then they can tell you the time for another day.…

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If it ain't broke, just polish it gently MWC  HTC's One is like a tasteful band that's been the critics' choice for years but never quite breaks through from cult status to superstardom. It's by far the classiest thing on the market – but its distinctiveness and craftmanship hasn't been rewarded by runaway success.…

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Boasts big HTC win, and streaming tech MWC  This time last year MediaTek was still smarting about sniffy comments made by Qualcomm. "You can’t take eight lawnmower engines, put them together and now claim you have an eight-cylinder Ferrari," Qualcomm's senior VP Anand Chandrasekher had said, referring to MediaTek’s 610 and 615 eight core smartphone chips.…

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Pornhub's new hardware seeks to pump up the power A standout smut peddler wants its customers to take a shot at saving the planet with a kinetic power generator, tastefully dubbed the Wankband, which uses the wrist action favoured by onanists.…

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91-year-old Jony Ive wannabe helps out design firm Ideo In a push back against the twenty-something, misogynistic Silicon Valley culture – along comes nonagenarian Barbara Beskind.…

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Runs better than Android on same hardware, vendor claims MWC  Acer is entering the Windows Phone market, with a low-end model that will retail for just €79, making it the cheapest mobile in the vendor’s range.…

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Big data for the non-Java generation Like Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

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And in Blighty, does class matter even more? Feature  This month, the fabulously wealthy owners of houses with curved walls will be delighted to know that the world's largest curved TV arrives at the Knightsbridge tat-palace Harrods. With a 105-inch screen, LG's new set, the snappily named 105UC9V boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, and all the latest technology.…

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Not that anyone will be willing to admit it Worstall @ the Weekend  As I write we've just got the latest news that Greece has been saved from default, bankruptcy, being thrown out of the euro and everything is going to be lovely for The Men Without Ties. Which is, of course, lovely, but there really wasn't quite as much to worry about as people seemed to think.…

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They're even mulling apps for tables and chairs MWC2015  Ikea, having successfully branded Sweden as a country associated with family disputes and cupboards with wonky doors, has now taken on the challenge of improving how we all live through Qi wireless charging tech.…

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Metadata costs to be worn by telcos, but berry importers promised relief from regulations Australia's government decided this week to impose two major new regulations on business.…

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'Watch will replace your car keys', Apple boss claims Apple boss Tim Cook has claimed that Cupertino's Watch, which will be wheeled out on 9 March, will replace car keys.…

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Woos owls in planning vows Google has submitted plans to redevelop four sites at its company headquarters in Mountain View, California.…

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'The first concrete blueprint of life not as we know it' Scientists believe they have come up with a solid model for a new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that could thrive in the harsh, icy conditions of Saturn's mysterious freezing moon, Titan.…

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Construction to begin in 2016, apparently Billionaire space baron Elon Musk has inked a deal with land developers in California to allow his company to begin installing an over-hyped, loopy new transport system appropriately dubbed Hyperloop.…

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A tale of nocturnal terror that Hitchcock would find most appealing On-call  Welcome to On-Call, our semi-regular-ish weekend feature in which readers share experiences that happened late at night, in odd places.…

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We present all the contested patents Linkfest  Emboldened by its $533m patent-infringement win against Apple just a few days ago, Smartflash is suing the iPhone maker AGAIN – and Ericsson is joining the fray.…

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Plus: Google hands out infinity dollars QuoTW  This week, we saved the internet, screwed up our smart TVs and made absolutely no money from our YouTube accounts. In the process, we uttered some memorable lines.…

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The things that dreams are made of Theatre Review  On a bare stage, two chairs face each other across a table. At the table sits Morris, an investigating detective employed by The Nether – the virtual counterpart to the In-World – where users in the year 2050 can live out their every fantasy. Opposite sits her quarry, Sims, a businessman in his 60s who has been up to no good. His crime: he has created a virtual space, or “realm”, that breaks the rules.…

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