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Mobe firm tinkers a bit and promises to do better Ofcom has whacked EE with a £1m fine for failing to comply with the regulator's rules on handling customer complaints.…

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Golden Balls doesn't ask about the price. Why would he? Fashion model and former one-footed footie ace David Beckham walks into a phone shop and finds it all rather confusing, or so a new US television commercial for mobile operator Sprint would have us believe.…

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Engineers batter tentacles with rubber mallets A thing you not have known: the tail of a seahorse is a square prism rather than the typical cylindrical shape normally expected in tails. Researchers have now investigated what mechanical performance advantages this may provide, and reckon it has immense robotic applications.…

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Build 10162 also features a new way to buy Wi-Fi access Microsoft's "Windows Insider" fast track is finally living up to its name, with build 10162 released yesterday, making it three builds in four days since 10158 appeared on 29 June.…

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Who wants to live forever? Film review  Director Tarsem Singh has something of a fascination with technology and medicine. His first film, The Cell, posited using a virtual reality mind meld system and his latest, Self/Less, is all about swapping minds though the power of high tech.…

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Vienna court says it has no jurisdiction in misuse of personal data case The Vienna Regional Court has thrown out a case against Facebook brought by Austrian Max Schrems, on procedural grounds.…

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Le Charteur des Snoopeurs interferes with EU rights list, say aggrieved folk Dutch MEP Sophie In’t Veld has accused the European Commission of fence-sitting over France’s new “Patriot Act”.…

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But it would be useful for research ... Poll  It will be possible within the foreseeable future to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth, a top geneticist has said. However, in his opinion such a resurrection should not be carried out.…

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Religion, formal education, classical music? What’s that? If you thought that British TV drama was getting cheaper and there was less of it, Ofcom has just confirmed your hunch.…

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Dangle dongle for frustrated axemen Review  Music gear manufacturer IK Multimedia will be 20 years old next year. It’s known to many these days for its iOS gadgets, but the Italian company began with software development focused on digital signal processing, producing standalone sound-creation apps and plug-in effects. One of its earliest creations, T-Racks, was dynamics processing software based on valve (toob) emulation.…

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PCI Council policy update lets security admins play with crypto LEGO The payments card industry (PCI) council has reviewed its guidance to encourage businesses to stop slinging credit card data in cleartext by giving the tick to encryption solutions built from different components, rather than products that handle every step of data's journey from merchant to banker.…

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'Our IT guy just let me trigger a total network outage' Data centres are loud, noisy places. So loud, it's often hard for anyone to hear your screams and cries of frustration when Murphy decides to make you the example for his law.…

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If you want more, join this orderly queue, maybe forever, say number wonks The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) can no longer satisfy requests for new IPv4 addresses and has started a waitlist for those who want more.…

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'We fixed that stuff last year', company says, 'but have a new client anyway' Hong Kong virtual private network provider PureVPN has rejected claims in a study published this week that its service among many other popular providers are open to DNS hijacking and has pushed fixes to shore up security.…

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Police who found it were only following orders, they say The German rozzers raided a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday (July 2), and found a Nazi tank from 1943 hidden in the cellar, alongside a torpedo and "other weaponry".…

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Check out check-me-outs to jam shopping queues Mastercard will begin using selfies as a means to verify payments.…

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You can stop the auto-installs, save your LAN, stay out of court and get home in time for dinner From July 29th, as we've reported, Windows 10 downloads will start to become available.…

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You may experience “inability to connect” to Microsoft's cloud in the Australia East region Microsoft's Azure service is experiencing TITSUP - Total Inability To Support Usual Performance - for some Australian users.…

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Server, storage and switch sales surge 25 per cent, says IDC Happy days, hardware-sellers, box-peering-abacus-wielder IDC says sales of cloudy kit surged by a whopping 25 per cent in 2015's first quarter.…

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31,000--core HPC sim shows Beta Pictoris b's dust cloud dancing video  Beta Pictoris, a research favourite among astro-boffins since the discovery of its bright debris-and-dust disk in 1984, has yielded new wonders in a NASA supercomputer simulation.…

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Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu emerges at US$110 and super low-end spec Intel's Compute Stick, the Atom-powered, plug-this-into-your-tellie-over-HDMI femto-PC, is now available with Ubuntu pre-installed.…

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RPi-powered rig suited to Snowdenistas keen to dodge plod Rhino Security founder Benjamin Caudill has created a tool to help privacy pundits and criminals to connect to wireless networks from a distance of four kilometres, in a bid to foil eavesdropping authorities.…

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Subreddits in lockdown as unpaid moderators rebel 4chan-with-upvotes Reddit is in turmoil after a staffer much-loved by the website's users suddenly left the business.…

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Baseball club boots out director as details on database compromise surface The St Louis Cardinals baseball team has sacked its director of scouting over the alleged unauthorized access of a rival team's computer database.…

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Turning it off and on again not possible until a dealer fixes it Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines.…

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