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Will it blend? You bet Take pencil leads, detergent, water, stick them in a high-power kitchen blender, and the result? A brew containing the wonder-stuff graphene.…

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Back from under the bridge WiLAN, which last October lost a patent case against Apple that had been settled by companies like Dell, HP and Alcatel-Lucent, has decided to appeal the case.…

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One-way competition isn't competition NBN Co has asked the government to release it from restrictions it says constrain its ability to compete with other carriers seeking to cherry-pick lucrative markets.…

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The StreetView numbers game A group of Google scientists working on extracting numbers from StreetView images has discovered that their technology can also match humans at solving captchas.…

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Ukrainians and everyone else ... ssssh! Google appears to have sided with Vladimir Putin in the current sovereignty dispute over the Crimean Peninsula – at least as far as residents of Russia are concerned.…

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'Oh, and by the way, we're raising our fees as well' Video service Netflix has officially come out in opposition of a potential merger between Comcast and Time Warner.…

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Errors of judgment cited by third-party investigators Tom Preston-Werner, the cofounder and former CEO of Github, has left the company being cleared by a third-party investigation into claims of sexual harassment at the coding startup.…

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Company announces plans for fiber expansion – if cities will help Keeping pace with rival Google Fiber, AT&T has announced a possible expansion to its GigaPower broadband internet service.…

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Just don’t mention Foxconn Apple is making a big deal about its green credentials, including a slick advert voiced by CEO Tim Cook, ahead of the annual environmental lovefest that is Earth Day.…

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Gets tax, infrastructure incentives; promises jobs, $8m in annual property taxes Microsoft has been given the go-ahead to build a $1.1bn data center just outside the capital of Iowa, Des Moines – in southeast West Des Moines, to be exact – which when taken together with its existing data center there will raise the company's investment in the area to a hair below $2bn.…

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The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond Motorola Solutions has become the latest maker of Android and Chrome OS devices to license related patents from Microsoft, joining dozens of other companies that have entered into similar agreements with Redmond.…

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Science no match for religion, politics, business interests A recent poll brings bad news for those who trust in scientific consensus: over half of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory of the inception of the universe, and about one in four doubt evolution, that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and that humans exacerbate global warming, despite overwhelming evidence for all four.…

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Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era On April 21st, 1989, Nintendo introduced a handheld system which would go on to become the best selling games system of the 20th century. The original Game Boy made its debut in Japan on that day, and for the next decade the chunky off-white handheld would become an essential accessory to a generation of gamers.…

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Redmond to be a smartphone maker under new boss Nadella Microsoft has finally cleared all of the international regulatory hurdles that it needed to overcome for it to close its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business.…

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Is the PC market's death spiral slowing? Some appear to think so AMD's stock rose by as much as 13 per cent on Monday morning when the Wall Street moneymen returned to work after their Good Friday holiday and rewarded the microprocessor and graphics design firm for its upbeat financial report for the first quarter of 2014.…

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SpaceX reports Falcon booster made controlled touchdown in ocean Easter Sunday may have been all about eggs and chocolate bunnies for many, but the crew of the International Space Stations spent the day acting as specialist stevedores as SpaceX's Dragon capsule was successfully docked using the station's robotic arm.…

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In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts Antique Code Show  During the finale of this season’s King of the Nerds, one of the nerd challenges was to complete the first level of Pac-Man in a set time. I was delighted to see they were playing the original arcade version, albeit on an iPad.…

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The clock is ticking louder for Windows Server 2003 R2 users With the not-quite-panic over the end of support for Windows XP behind us, you'd think it's a time to chill out for a bit.…

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Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt Picture special  Cue the traditional portentous drumroll and fanfare of trumpets as we reveal today the finished livery of our Vulture 2 spaceplane – a provocative combination of paint job and vinyl wrap which is, frankly, the mutt's nuts.…

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Swan dive signs off successful science mission Pics  NASA has confirmed that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, which has spent the last 100 days orbiting the Moon, has shuffled off its mortal coil in a spectacular swan dive into the lunar regolith between 9:30pm and 10:22pm PDT on Thursday.…

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Epic Rockstar patent war to be waged in California Google has won a victory in its battle against patent troll Rockstar, with a US District Court judge having denied Rockstar's request to try the case in the troll-friendly Eastern District of Texas, rather than in California.…

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Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972 Online radio service Pandora is being sued by a group of record labels seeking payout for songs released more than four decades ago.…

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Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half An HTC spokesman says that smartphone camera technology is advancing at such a rate that it may soon catch up to "real" cameras in one critical feature that separates pro shooters from snap shooters: optical zoom.…

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At-home trial offers fashionistas an eyeful of broken Glass Interested in Google Glass but worried that you'll look like a dork wearing it? The Chocolate Factory is testing out a new pilot program to help ease your mind.…

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SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window Elon Musk should be a happy camper, as it appears that his orbital delivery firm SpaceX has pulled off a successful launch of its third resupply mission to the International Space Station.…

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