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CEO aims to 'minimise disruption' of PC and printer break out while rivals sneer HP CEO Meg Whitman has outlined a management re-org to steer the business toward an eventual split into two separate Fortune 50 firms, according to an internal memo seen by El Chan.…

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Who's winning? The lawyers A Manhattan judge has finally approved Apple's settlement its long-running ebook price-fixing lawsuit: $400m will go to readers who paid over the odds, and $50m will go to the lawyers suing the iTunes Giant.…

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Firefox-maker's annual report shows costs rising, revenue flat The Mozilla Foundation has issued its annual financial statement for calendar year 2013, and the numbers raise important questions about Mozilla's future, now that it has ended its longstanding funding relationship with Google.…

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Wenn es nicht zu viel Mühe Herr Schmidt The European Parliament will consider pressuring, say, Google to snap off its search engine and move it away from its operations, it's reported.…

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Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch Motorola has issued a recall for an early batch of its hotly anticipated new Nexus 6 smartphones that were sold through US mobile carrier AT&T, owing to a software glitch that can reportedly causes the devices to boot to a black screen.…

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Web souk will tout new online telly biz in new year, claim sources Amazon is reportedly preparing an online video-streaming service that'll be full of ads – and undercut rivals Netflix and Hulu Plus.…

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Big Media wins again It's the end of the line for the TV streaming biz Aereo: it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and appointed a chief restructuring officer to extract some remaining value from its assets.…

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Hey, has anyone thought about selling books online? Maybe a search engine with ads? Z.com has been sold for $6.8m (£4.3m, 800m yen) to Japanese domain biz GMO Registry, putting it in the top ten of all-time domain name sales.…

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Sure, we can make those annoying banners go away, how's about a few bucks? Google has offered to charge people a monthly subscription fee to read articles and gawp at photos online.…

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Hikvision devices wide open to hacking, claim securobods DVR systems from Hikvision have vulnerabilities that open the door to hacking, security researchers have warned.…

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Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride! Next week punters travelling between Bristol and Bath will be able to ride on a bus ultimately powered by human poo, the first ever such service in the UK.…

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All about 'rebalancing' don't yer know With only weeks to go before the good folk of Blighty sit down to tuck into their Chrimbo dinners, IBM has decided to swing the corporate axe to trim the local workforce.…

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Rozzers join international Europol operation British cops have arrested four people suspected of using Trojans to illegally take control of computers.…

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Gilbert Fiorentino in the dock, keeping brother Carl brother company The Feds have now charged ex-Systemax senior exec Gilbert Fiorentino, following on from his brother and former colleague Carl, with allegedly perpetrating fraud to the tune of millions of dollars as well as evading tax.…

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BlackBerry? Who they? Android for business is under threat from Microsoft, claims CCS Insight. The Chocolate company’s mobile OS will fall out of favour as the top alternative to Apple, says VP of Enterprise research Nick McQuire.…

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Big structure in full public view unlikely to contain anything important The man who built a cryptographic sculpture for the CIA has provided a second clue to help crack its infamously difficult code.…

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4TB of home storage is great, until you weak up to a dead device It is “your personalised cloud” says the puff for the Seagate Central NAS. “All your videos, music, photos and documents stored on one device.”…

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Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs Comment  Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that renewables will never permit the human race to cut CO2 emissions to the levels demanded by climate activists. Whatever the future holds, it is not a renewables-powered civilisation: such a thing is impossible.…

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Breaking the flash memory limit using, er, POM molecules If the number of electrons on flash storage is getting too few for reliability then use molecules for bit storage instead, and that's exactly what Glasgow uni boffins have gone and done it.…

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Cambridge Silicon Radio intros SIRFusion ... for a knight in A new indoor positioning system has been unveiled by Bluetooth grandees Cambridge Silicon Radio. The system consists of Android middleware which gives access to a database of indoor positions.…

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Know your enemy The growth rate of digital attacks continues to alarm. According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, the number of reported incidents rose by 48 per cent this year to 42.8 million, the equivalent of 117,339 attacks a day.…

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Equity firm now called 'Living Bridge'. The horror continues Not wanting to be confused with the vicious band of Middle Eastern warmongerers, ISIS Equity Partners has killed off its old brand, and is now answering the phones as Living Bridge.…

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Windows and Linux seem immune from redirection assault Hackers are running “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks (MitM) against smartphones using a new attack technique, security researchers warn.…

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Rival BT moaned that claim was misleading The telecoms giant formerly known as BSkyB has been ordered to remove a "best ever" broadband ad after rival BT claimed it was "misleading".…

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Rival BT moaned that claim was misleading The telecoms giant formerly known as BSkyB has been ordered to remove a "best ever" broadband ad after rival BT claimed it was "misleading".…

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