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Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle It’s trade show season in Hong Kong and the Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics has trumped its rivals, principally Samsung, by producing the highest resolution phone display yet.…

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Ingram deal puts junior virtualiser in box seat to broker SaaS and cloud Parallels is best known for two things: a fine desktop hypervisor and the Virtuozzo containerised server-wrangler that many service providers use to dish out virtual machines to their customers.…

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Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship handset the Galaxy S5 has already been hacked just days after the device was launched, although a teardown reveals a bill of materials in excess of $250 (£150) – higher than the iPhone 5S.…

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Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard Microsoft has introduced a new subscription model for Office 365 and this time it's literally personal: the new “Office 365 Personal” makes the productivity suite available for just two devices – one PC or Mac and one tablet – for $US69.99 a year.…

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Goal: To make programming their finicky but muscular GPUs an easier task for meter mortals Nvidia has released CUDA 6, an upgrade to its proprietary GPU programming language that it says "includes some of the most significant new functionality in the history of CUDA."…

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Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week Red Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.…

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With governments occupied, criminals could capitalize As governments around the world continue to wrangle for a peaceful solution to the political tensions in the Ukraine, cybercriminals could catch governments off guard with online attacks, warns Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky.…

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Stock price boost on potential to earn big bucks from tweets Twitter has bought its long-time collaborator Gnip, a analytics firm that should help the social media firm turn its red balance sheets black.…

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Big Red's cloud is safe and Oracle Linux 6 has been patched, but Java has some issues Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”.…

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Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing Ubuntu has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Linux distribution will be available in two days.…

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Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so The nearest most of us get to a sponge is when it's sitting on the bathroom shelf, but scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have found four new species of carnivorous sponge that are chomping their way through undersea life off the coast of California.…

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Platform looks to slim down security protections in virtual instances Kaspersky is extending its Security for Virtualuzation Light Agent security tool to the Citrix XenServer and Microsoft HyperV platforms.…

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FrankenContainer scheme blends tiny OS with Docker containers Red Hat has put its Linux operating system on a diet to create a scrappy technology that will take on traditional virtualization approaches such as those backed by VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.…

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Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence' Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella made his third trip in as many weeks to San Francisco to announce the third piece in the puzzle that's Microsoft's future strategy: it's all going to be about data, he said.…

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Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men Intel has posted its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 that were either marginally lower or higher than analysts' estimates, depending upon which analysts you trust.…

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Wearables are coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop them Pics  Samsung has filed a design-patent application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for what appears to be a cross between a Bluetooth earpiece and Google Glass.…

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Former US Homeland Security boss scorns enterprise security efforts Poor communications, weak management and a lack of communications with government agencies is leaving many large enterprises vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks, according to former US Homeland Security boss Tom Ridge.…

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Anti-Godzilla tech saves precious bit barn data from unforeseen stomping The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.…

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We got this covered ... er, maybe not Akamai has issued new SSL certificates to some of its customers after realising its customized OpenSSL was not immune to the Heartbleed bug as first thought.…

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Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn GCHQ's eavesdropping concrete doughnut in Cheltenham is getting a new boss from autumn this year, the government confirmed today.…

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The lucky begger earns 56% more than the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger Oracle founder and chief exec Larry Ellison has managed to stay one of the highest-paid CEOs of the hundred largest publicly traded US firms for another year, despite his shrinking package.…

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Now THAT'S what we call a PROPER new feature Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone with an active 3D display. It is claimed the device has been shown to developers in California ahead of an official unveiling in June, and that the tech will go on sale in September.…

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And her escort of mounted beggars DreamWatch  Millionaire model Lily Luahana Cole has been promoting her British taxpayer-supported "wishing well" website on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States. We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't update you on its progress. So how's it doing?…

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Throwing the business sink at Salesforce and Workday SAP is putting its entire business applications suite online and selling the lot through subscription.…

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And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat A programming blunder appears to have landed the cash-strapped Co-op Bank an unexpected bill for £110m.…

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