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Rackspace says electricity isn't a major cost, Equinix promises 'no levy' Australia last week repealed its carbon tax, a wildly controversial piece of legislation that required the nation's largest polluters to pay up for the privilege of pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. But data centre operators don't think the repeal will see their prices fall.…

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We think we're safe, insists non-profit American charity Goodwill is being investigated by US federal authorities as the possible ground zero for a major debit and credit card security breach. But the company says it thinks it's in the clear.…

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It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it Rumors that Apple is readying a smartwatch for release this year became slightly more concrete on Tuesday, on news that Cupertino has been granted a patent for a wearable device that may or may not be called "iTime."…

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Android fondleslab to stream action from PCs Nvidia is touting a new 8-inch, Tegra K1-powered Android tablet as a gaming gadget for hardcore players.…

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'Bandwagon'? Yes, we're on it and so what, say big dogs Mega-roundup  A storage array access revolution is coming, says VMware as it releases its VVOL Virtual Volumes. These allow storage arrays to do a virtualised server's bidding and have storage pools and operations carried out in VMware virtual machine-centric ways.…

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Game over. Insert coins to continue play The computer games industry is set to see its revenues slip from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, a new study from Juniper Research has claimed. That's about a 12 per cent drop over the next five years.…

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Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations Nigerian scammers are developing beyond 419 advance-fee fraud scams against individuals by using trojans to steal valuable information from businesses instead.…

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Fatcats slapped for 'depressing' outsource bill In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify.…

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Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO Britain's data cops are still investigating Google's sneaky privacy policy tweak from last year, even though many of its counterparts elsewhere in Europe have already taken action against the advertising giant.…

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Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party? The nationality tax levied on Brits by our American cousins that design and sell technology has been laid bare once again in a mini study, and it makes for a molar-grinding read … for people living on this side of the pond anyway.…

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Also supposedly hit a gadgets site called 'CNET' A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.…

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It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular Consumer takeup of network-level filters offered by the UK's biggest ISPs remains sluggish, with customers largely declining to censor internet content on their home connections even when prompted, an Ofcom report revealed today.…

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Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has revealed.…

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Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead Analysis  With Joe Tucci, EMC head honcho, set to retire on February next year, the very last thing he wanted was an attack by one of the biggest, baddest activist investors of all: Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.…

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'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt A panicked motorway driver abandoned his car after the word “Fire” scrolled across his dashboard – but it wasn't a warning system kicking in: it was the name of the Adele song he was listening to.…

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Profits up but royalties down in the Silicon Fen ARM Holdings has dodged the impact of slowing device sales with 41 customers signing new deals to license its chip technology.…

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Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner Seagate and LSI are off the hook for infringing Taiwanese firm Realtek’s semiconductor patents after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Realtek can't enforce its rights without a local presence.…

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Incredibly hard, long bulges in fanboi pockets this year Apple has asked suppliers to churn out between 70 and 80 million units of the latest iPhone, which is expected to come in two different sizes and hit stores later this year.…

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Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT< The XP replacement bonanza reviving the PC market isn't yet over, with estimates suggesting that one in five biz machines out in the wilds is still running the thirteen year-old OS, an HP exec has told The Channel.…

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Can sweep up hate crims, bloggers, journos The definition of terrorism in current UK law is too broad and should be narrowed to avoid "catching" journalists, bloggers and hate criminals, a top lawyer said today.…

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Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff In a move that will get well-heeled Drobo owners salivating WD has announced a 6TB Red drive costing just $299, setting the industry a new high water mark in the areal density stakes.…

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Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany When England played in Ecuador and Honduras for “warm weather training” in June ahead of the World Cup, they’d already lost the tournament – they just didn’t know it.…

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Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet Brit adventurer Nick Hancock left the North Atlantic islet of Rockall on Saturday, following a marathon 43 days atop the granite outcrop which saw him claim both the solo and group occupation records.…

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Extra options should you suffer a ROBO apocalypse There’s feverish development in the SME backup market as Dell and Unitrends follow NAKIVO in fortifying their product offerings.…

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