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Grantley servers help drive sales QLogic has reported second quarter revenues of $127.5m, up 7 per cent on the previous quarter, and 13 per cent on the year-ago period.…

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Security watchers warn to brace for scams Social media has become a conduit for the spread of fake cures and treatments for Ebola. As if that weren't bad enough, confusion about the epidemic is also being harnessed to push malware and other cybercrime scams, security watchers warn.…

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Guns, or objects licensed as guns? Big difference between the two Analysis  The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has claimed that more legally owned firearms were lost or stolen over the last few years than appears to be the case, according to an exclusive analysis by The Register.…

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Global Foundries fattens up on IP, engineering Big Blue is going to become slightly less Big and Blue by paying Global Foundries $1.5bn to take on its chip-making business, according to multiple media reports, as the giant's retreat from hardware continues following the transfer of the X86 server business to Lenovo.…

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Can the storage giant overcome a lack of necessary leadership? Sysadmin blog  Register storage supremo Chris Mellor has recently been reporting on EMC's slow descent into corporate depression due to a combination of activist investors and recalcitrant internecine political strife.…

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Young VB warrior commandeers Daleks Doctor Who has been pressganged into the BBC’s “Make it Digital” push to help kids understand computers rather than just playing with them. Its answer: an educational video game.…

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Hear that, 'data journalists'? Our analytics prof holds forth Evidence-based decision making is so clearly sensible because the alternative — making random decisions based on no evidence — is so clearly ludicrous.…

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Rate limiter patch is a fun MEELLION-user DoS banhammer Ruxcon  Sydney penetration tester Shubham 'Shubs' Shah has urged US and European researchers to probe their telco's voicemail security after he found accounts held by local telcos Vodafone and Optus were open to attack.…

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Redmond makes a hash of hashing add-on Another Patch Update Tuesday, another red face for Microsoft, which has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects.…

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15 months home detention leaves egg on feds' faces as they grab for more power The man that Australia's Federal Police once described as "a self-proclaimed leader of the group ‘Lulz Security’ (Lulzsec) has been sentenced to 15 months of home detention, after a local magistrate decided he was just a very naughty boy.…

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Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter Analyst firm Gartner has departed from its usual areas of expertise to issue advice on how to combat the Ebola virus.…

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The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is firing up an investigation into millimetre-wave frequency spectrum allocations, and Google has filed an application to fool around with the same band.…

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Åustralian outfits have already 'fessed up to sixty breaches since March 2014 The office of Australia's Federal Privacy Commissioner has received 60 voluntary data breach notifications in the six months since 12 March compared to 71 received in the 2014 financial year.…

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Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan A flock of sheep that are about to meet their maker at the abattoir got high on cannabis plants worth £4,000, after the drugs were ditched in a Surrey field.…

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Busan Declaration looks like a statement of intent The ITU has kicked off three weeks of wrangling over the future of the Internet – the 2014 Plenipotentiary – with a ministerial statement that's likely to spark concerns about the direction of the coming summit.…

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New Android release includes frustrating, derivative, Easter Egg Google's practice of leaving Easter Eggs in Android appears to have continued, with a chap spotting a Flappy Bird clone in the new version 5.0, aka Lollipop, release.…

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Sharing is caring, but not for Blighty The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs).…

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140 lucky locations won't get fibre NBN Co has re-designated 140 suburbs from fibre-to-the-premises to fibre-to-the-node, a move it says will deliver high-speed connections to the target locations earlier than would otherwise have been a case.…

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Odyssey orbiter yet to report as comet's trailing trash poses new threat Comet Siding Springs has passed Mars, apparently without incident. NASA says the “Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter … continues operating in good health after sheltering behind Mars during the half hour when high-velocity dust particles from comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring had the most chance of reaching the paths of Mars orbiters.”…

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Commercial services planned for 2016, long-term plan calls for fibre Telekom Austria is the latest outfit to trumpet the virtues of the yet-to-be-ratified G.fast standard, announcing that a deployment trial conducted with Alcatel-Lucent achieved speeds beyond 100 Mbps per household.…

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Virtzilla to supports Mac Pro with patches and something called 'vSphere .NEXT' VMware has emitted a small update to ESXi that, among other things, adds support for the Mac Pro.…

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'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned Reports are emerging that NASA has decided not to go ahead with next year's Sunjammer mission, which was to demonstrate the use of “solar sail” propulsion.…

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Doing the do-se-do 385 MEELLION YEARS AGO Lake-dwelling, primitive-jawed, armoured fish invented internal fertilisation and copulation 385 million years ago in Scotland, a top palaeontologist has found.…

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Purple Palace got selective hearing, much? Yahoo! has finally developed a Flickr app for Apple's iPad – but the move has upset Microsoft Windows' fans who have accused the Purple Palace of having "selective hearing" about its userbase.…

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ILLEGAL ACTIVITY? 'Limited info is shared with Feds' Whisper's CEO Michael Heyward responded late on Saturday to claims that his company's anonymous messaging app was quietly tracking the location of its users.…

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