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What exactly is company offering? Controversial quantum computing venture D-Wave Systems has scooped $29m in lovely fresh cash, courtesy of investors, despite lingering doubts about whether what it offers can be considered "quantum".…

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Homegrown demand wanes for mobes, PCs and network products Revenue dropped 2.4 per cent at Japanese IT giant Fujitsu to ¥1,171.5bn (£6.6bn, $9.9bn) in the firm's third-quarter results, when compared with the same period last year, although a fall in the yen propped up non-domestic revenue levels.…

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Nobody’s found a politically charged package have they? Discs containing information from three sensitive police inquiries – two of which involved‪ highly controversial shootings in London, including that of Mark Duggan – ‬have gone missing after being sent through the post. Yeah, you read that right: sent through the post.…

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Tim Cook puts numbers on his world domination claim Apple is wolfing down KitKats and Lollipops for lunch after it emerged that most iPhone 6 users have come from Android.…

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Ad broker agrees to tell you what it does with your privates Google has agreed to change its privacy policy to comply with the Data Protection Act following an investigation by Blighty's data watchdog into its harvesting of personal information.…

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Latest handset? Punters say 'meh'. It's all about networks now, prays Three People are turning away from pricey "flagship" smartphones sold on complicated expensive contracts, according to industry figures.…

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Firm can't ignore £7bn pensions deficit much longer Sales at one-time state telco monopoly BT fell by three per cent to £4.48bn in its third quarter, the company announced today.…

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If it works it'll go nationwide, says telco's top dog BT has announced that it wants to roll out G.fast and fibre to the home to provide internet speeds of up to 500Mbps and 1Gbps.…

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Laser focus on self embiggenment, says co-chief Oracle’s co-CEO Mark Hurd is banging the drum for the database giant’s success in cloud computing.…

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Dead Island all grown up and covered in putrefying flesh Game Theory  Dying Light is set in the devastated city of Harran, Turkey, and my first impression on hitting the ground, as freelance operative Kyle Crane, is that I’m trapped in some zombie-infested remake of American Sniper but with graffiti that seems more of a nod to the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo.…

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It's been a long time coming *fnarr fnarr* As we predicted, Sky is to launch an MVNO and get competitive against the other networks' four-play offerings.…

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You don't know what it was like, man, you weren't there +Vids  If you want to get an idea of how pop music will be sounding in 2015, then this year's exhibition of the National Association of Music Merchants, better known as the NAMM Show, that took place in California last week was the place to be – think of it as CES for musos.…

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Slurp it, trade it, sell it, swap it? The UK's main competition regulator is looking to build its knowledge of how consumer data is collected, used and traded by businesses.…

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A month's worth of activity in seven days? Good luck, says analyst A Windows Server 2003 customer migration blitzkrieg is underway at HP's as it tries to generate $1bn of x86-related sales this week, squeezing a month’s worth of customer deals into just seven days.…

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Creds stored in cloud, delete button busted Big Blue boffin Rene Winkelwyer has taken aim at Microsoft's iOS Outlook app, launched overnight, claiming it stores credentials in the cloud potentially even after delete requests and does not observe known good security practices.…

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Denies claims its stock comes from 40 thieves Chinese online tat bazaar Alibaba today posted disappointing results, was caned by the stock market and also fell foul of China's government for knowingly hosting sellers of counterfeit kit.…

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Yet another attempt to make Documentum sexy Another attempted reboot for Documentum EMC's Documentum business has limped along for years now, but now has a spring in its step after rebranding and acquiring a new leader.…

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Dating app makers blame rogue ad Malicious ads from third parties have been piggy-backing on the gay dating app Grindr to run a premium rate number scam.…

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It’s JAT – Just Another Tier Quantum has added cloud storage to its StorNext file virtualisation package, embedding it in the workflow process as just another tier.…

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Spanners thrown at metadata privacy wagon Scientists have revealed it is possible to determine the identity of shoppers using credit card purchase and location metadata, in research that throws a spanner into national privacy laws.…

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Google also outsmarted by friendly machine pals Artificial intelligence is a worry on two fronts. In a worst-case scenario, we end up with The Terminator. In a less-painful scenario, we end up with billions of humans out of work as drudgery is replaced by machines.…

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Uncle Sam on the other hand ... Data demands by feds revealed 4chan-with-karma-points Reddit has published its first dossier on government demands for users' private records – and the stupidly popular messageboard says it handed over the goods 32 times last year.…

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Decision breaks down arbitrary divide between web and TV A decision by Canadian telecoms regulator CRTC may have significant implications after it applied net neutrality rules to wireless connections.…

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Dell analysis shows ZeroAccess botnet still slinging out A combined attack on one of the world's biggest networks of infected PCs has been partially successful: analysis from Dell SecureWorks shows you can't keep a bad botnet down.…

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Apple has kicked off an impromptu game of musical chairs on iTunes Connect dropping developers into random accounts including one lucky punter who was allegedly handed Blackberry's portal.…

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