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Ex-SAS blokes make Indiana Jones-style discovery In a scene straight from Raiders of the Lost Ark, archaeologists believe they have found the fabled lost White City of the Monkey God in Honduras.…

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Brothers get five and six years of stripey suntan time Shamed former Systemax execs Gilbert and Carl Fiorentino were last night sentenced to five and six years in the slammer respectively for masterminding a $27m fraud when employed at the company.…

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But hey, we're gonna blab about our lovely UK plumage A fretful Twitter has told investors that it may be forced to shell out cash on IT infrastructure in Europe if the Safe Harbor pact between the EU and the US collapses.…

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Tech has made us richer and freer, you fool Worstall on Wednesday  I often find myself mystified by Evgeny Morozov and his writings. I find it terribly difficult to work out what he's actually for, or what worldview it is that he thinks he's propagating.…

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Step by step guide Not so long ago I worked with a company that had more than a dozen offices around the world. Each had its own phone system – a total of five different makes – of which only two could handle IP telephony.…

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We don't think that's why Gov.uk is not cloudified... Security and privacy issues are holding back "the cloudification of governmental services" in the EU, according to a new report.…

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JDK 8 Update 40 improves memory handling, JavaScript support Oracle's latest update to the Java Development Kit doesn't add any new language features or change any APIs, but it still includes a number of enhancements that should please Java developers and users.…

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Latest leaked draft demolishes original text Activists have leaked the latest draft of Europe’s planned data protection law – which is supposed to safeguard Europeans' personal information when in the hands of businesses and governments.…

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Amnesia strikes as hacker discloses remote code exec flaws Domestic router Daddy D-Link is patching dangerous remote access flaws in several models of its networking gear.…

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Triggertrap cans product, offers furious backers 20% refund Backers of a Kickstarter campaign which raised a whopping £290k for the development of the Triggertrap Ada modular camera trigger have been left furious and seriously out of pocket after the company behind the product announced it couldn't deliver and would refund just 20 per cent of punters' cash.…

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First commercial 30cm resolution space snaps now on sale Last March the USA noticed a market disparity: French companies could sell higher-resolution satellite images than American companies. By June of the same year bans on US companies selling sharper space snaps were lifted. And last week the US company agitating for that change, DigitalGlobe, started to sell 30cm-resolution snaps to anyone who wants them.…

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The phoney phone standards chat is over and the real work has begun MWC2015  The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) carriers' club has sorted out its ideas of what 5G's future, and set forth a blueprint of its preferred vision of a post-4G world.…

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V4.1 has three shortcuts to get clusters up and running faster Comment  The pace of Hadoop development is relentless. Hortonworks recently has had its IPO. Distribution owners strive to get their version deployed faster. Alliances are forming fast. MapR is extending its own reach by adding features so the software can be adopted more easily.…

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Social networks on notice: take complaints seriously, take down rubbish and be responsive The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 has passed Australia's Senate, meaning the nation now has a regime for compelling social networks to remove material deemed to represent bullying of children.…

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OpenPower pals Tyan and Mellanox slotting in the gear behind the scenes In brief  If you're dying to boot up bare-metal Power8-powered servers hosted in the cloud, today's your lucky day, and not in a I've-got-a-winning-lottery-ticket-outta-here sorta way.…

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TIO chases retailers, who chase NBN Co, which does ... very little we can see Australia's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Simon Cohen says the agency can do little to help subscribers dealing with broken National Broadband Network (NBN) installations.…

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Router, firewall and orchestrator playing nice Juniper Networks has placed both feet under the Network Function Virtualisation, using Mobile World Congress as the venue to demonstrate virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE).…

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Cloud OS at the bottom, server in the middle and a dedicated client on top Microsoft's plans to decompose Windows Server into a far lighter and leaner beast are real. On Monday we reported on the emergence of a Microsoft slide deck outlining a “Nano” version of Windows Server aimed at the cloud.…

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So long '.tp'. But welcome Timor-Leste and '.tl' The country of East Timor was officially removed from the internet this week, with the '.tp' registry and all domains under it deleted from the "root zone".…

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Ad giant to old OS users: Move on already! Google says Chrome 42 will be the last version for phones, tabs and other things running Android 4.0 to 4.0.4, aka Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).…

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Life lesson: don't be a web loudmouth unless you want to be banned IRL A former star of Major League Baseball hit a pair of alleged Twitter trolls out of the ballpark this week – by naming and shaming them on his blog, causing one to be fired and the other suspended from school.…

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Enlighten 3 lobs more lighting effects and new tool at games, movies etc GDC 2015  Brit processor designer ARM and its gobbled subsidiary Geomerics want to shed some more light on gaming graphics – literally, with an update to Enlighten.…

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Object storage is no object HGST is buying its way into object storage by acquiring Amplidata, a start-up whose technology is OEM’d by Quantum as its Lattus product and included in StorNext.…

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6 steps to a saner patching regime Patching is a necessary evil for network administrators. Unfortunately, an awful lot of them have been burning not only the midnight oil, but also the weekend oil to keep up with patches such as – but not limited to – Heartbleed and Shellshock.…

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Mars nuclear space tank parks after trouble strikes while retrieving sample Humanity's Mars-resident nuclear-powered, laser-packing space tank Curiosity has a broken arm.…

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