posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress Review  Plasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Finally, the gecko zero gravity orgy can begin It's all systems gecko up in space, after the Russians finally regained control of a spacecraft packed full of horny lizards.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
'Pandora-for-talk-radio' software on sale - report Can you hear that message crackling over the airwaves? No? Then perhaps you need to stop using that crusty old radio and replace it with a gleaming iThing.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle Ridley Scott has signed on to make Philip K Dick’s Nazis-in-America story The Man in the High Castle for Amazon Studios, according to industry mag Deadline.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
You'd better not be talking about the council's housing plans Blundering Scottish cops have interrogated a prolific tweeter hours after he tweeted a few innocent comments about the Commonwealth Games.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
In the tech sector, anyway... Britain's teamsters may not be setting the sporting stage alight this summer but the local tech economy is heating up as it sprints to Euro glory.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Bezos behemoth is tottering at the top Comment  There's a prospect coming into view of Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering passing Amazon's AWS in cloud revenues. Fancy that.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Reaches deal over eponymous software spat HP has settled its trademark suit with '60s popstar Chubby Checker over a software application of the same name intended to estimate the size of a man's member.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
We're profitable and we'll stay profitable - sales veep Analysis  Arcserve execs are insisting that the business's recent spinout from software giant CA to Marlin should help it compete better in the market.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers Review  What’s the best affordable 7-inch tablet? Surely it’s got to be either the Nexus 7 or the LG G Pad 8.3 or if the pair of them are too dear, the Hudl – right? Wrong.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Only JUUUUUST extinct... poor sods, mutter boffins Unless you're David Icke, you will know that the "terrible lizards"* stopped ruling the Earth millions of years ago when non-avian dinosaurs became extinction... possibly at the hands of an asteroid, as one theory goes.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you Only 6 per cent of broadband homes are "moderately" or "highly likely" to buy a 4K TV, and 83 per cent of consumers are completely unfamiliar with the term Ultra HD.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction You're not worth $US10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Patent-in-process offers new way to upgrade cloudy apps The rise and rise of Docker, plus news that Google does most everything using containers, has raised eyebrows for those who like to ponder virtualisation's future in large-scale deployments.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
In space... no one can hear you're green... Russian boffins have lost control of a satellite containing sex-crazed geckos - like there's any other kind - sent on a mission to hold a zero gravity orgy.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Regular and solid throttling will be administered to 4G data hogs Verizon has decided to throttle some users of its 4G network.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
SaaSy System Centre Advisor gains new admin-friendly features Microsoft has released a few useful tweaks to System Centre Advisor, its online log file analysis, monitoring and alerting service, and says actual users asked for the new features it has created.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes Researchers from Denmark's Aalborg university are claiming that Internet could move traffic five times or more faster than it does today. The downside? Doing away with how TCP/IP currently functions.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Replacement promises better relationships, late nights sleeping at the office Graham Ingram, the head of Australia's first Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), has stepped down after 12 years in the role.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Everything from cloud to policy Google, through luminary Vint Cerf, has given the world a glimpse of its immediate research priorities.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
All Lithium, all the time, witha dash of carbon nano-stuff makes for better batteries Battery capacity remains a big issue in devices ranging from phones to electric vehicles, and one of the biggest constraints is the materials used to make electrodes.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Sync and social sharing drawn onto simplified but undated roadmap VMware has revealed more detailed integration plans for AirWatch, the mobile device management specialist it acquired for about an-Instagram-and-a-half last January.…

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Radio astronomy suffering to protect Square Kilometre Array Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is warning that two iconic Australian astronomy facilities – the Parkes radio-telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri, are at risk of closure after the federal government pulled $AU114 million from the agency's funding.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Equustek case reaches beyond Canuck borders Google – and arguably free speech – has suffered another “memory hole” setback in its Canadian wrangle with kit vendor Equustek Solutions, and in response has begun taking down links well beyond Canada where the court case is taking place.…

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