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Streaming startup barred from showing live TV streams Embattled TV biz Aereo was dealt a stunning blow on Thursday when a US judge barred the service from streaming live television over the internet.…

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VR headset rumoured to come down chimney with Santa A small upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S5 has popped up on Samsung's dutch web site? The phone is identical in all regards to the S5, save in the fact that it uses a Qualcomm CPU running at 2.5 Ghz. The original S5 runs at 2.7Ghz.…

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And just WTF is the point of .spot, Amazon? A further $13m was spent yesterday on auctions for the ownership rights to three new soul-sapping dot-word domains: .spot, .salon and .realty.…

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Russian, Chinese security projects on the horizon Moscow and Beijing will next month sign a deal to commence joint information security projects and operations, and to increase cooperation in the space, according to a popular Russian newspaper with ties to President Vladimir Putin.…

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Another lossmaking quarter despite sales of over $20bn It's not black magic that Amazon works on its financial results each quarter but red magic – because however massive a haul of cash the company pulls in, it just can't seem to turn a profit. Odd, that.…

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Zuckerberg and Rometty join advisory baord of top business school Beijing's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has signed up two tech titans to its advisory board: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty.…

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Jay Rockefeller demands briefing with not-so-anonymous app maker US Senator Jay Rockefeller has sent a terse letter [PDF] to the CEO of "anonymous" messaging app Whisper about its privacy policies.…

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Party like it's 1999 Facebook has revealed its solution for allowing people to anonymously gossip with one another online: internet chat rooms.…

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Windows not exactly flying off shelves, though Microsoft reported revenues and earnings that topped analysts' estimates for the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, buoyed by strong growth in cloud and mobility. But its solid-looking numbers belied ongoing softness in its traditional core markets.…

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Did you LOL at Ello? Now see who's laughing ... all the way to the bank Hipster-chic anti-Facebook wannabe Ello is today $5.5m richer, apparently – and hopes to silence critics of its no-ads manifesto with a renewed vow to never sell adverts nor user data.…

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But give us back our $439m Apple hasn't given up on scratch-resistant sapphire glass for future products and it might even continue to work with GT Advanced Technologies on the material despite its past difficulties with the company, according to documents released on Thursday.…

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Spot the difference from last time Adobe has tweaked its Digital Editions 4 desktop ebook reader to now encrypt the data it secretly sends back to headquarters detailing a user's reading habits.…

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La censure! Le bord mince de la cale de fromage, mes amis! France looks set to increase funding and power for its controversial piracy-battling Hadopi agency.…

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Storiant man asks you to check out their racks Storiant is an object storage startup which claims its customers can use its technology to store petabyte-scale data in a private cloud at a price below public cloud storage. How does it pull this trick off?…

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You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that Hoping to woo the ladies with your shiny new Google Glass? Don't bother, because no woman in her right mind would let a Glasshole anywhere near her data centre, an HP bigwig has claimed.…

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Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window Microsoft will retire the visual design tool for its Entity Framework (EF) database tool in the upcoming version 7, in favour of a text-based “code first” approach.…

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Oi, Windows, centOS and openSUSE – behave, we're all friends here “It hurts my eyes,” Steve Ballmer once joshed during a demonstration of Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 managing Red Hat Linux.…

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Faster updates, and more Google control for Android Android 5.0, codenamed Lollipop, has introduced a key change to the WebView component, used by app developers to display HTML 5 content within their apps, making new features more readily available.…

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Scalability without the snooping Amazon’s European customers wary of US data snoops can now build scalable clouds on AWS and stay entirely on their home continent. The giant today announced the opening of its brand-new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany.…

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And Sarah HATES Doctor Who

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Cybercrooks slurping hundreds of thousands from innocent marks, say securo-bods Security watchers are warning of a surge in CryptoWall ransomware victims this month that will coincide with a campaign to spread a new variant of the malware though advertising networks.…

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Users wail as pay-by-bonk transactions are duplicated Tim Cook's dream of bonk-to-pay world domination has taken a serious battering after customers using the new Apple Pay system were double charged.…

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Samsung, Acer, HP take three quarters of Google-based market Chromebooks are set to become the next big thing in personal computing devices after sales skyrocketed by two thirds over the last quarter.…

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Facebook founder speaks fluent Chinese - for marital bliss Mark Zuckerberg has wowed a Chinese audience by displaying his mastery of Mandarin - a language that's as difficult to master as Facebook's privacy settings.…

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Special guests for special webinars Promo  Microsoft is running a raft of Azure training events throughout October to help you get onboard its cloud platform, whether you’re a neophyte or an experienced web developer.…

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