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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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If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive Yahoo! Japan has launched a service called “Endings” designed to help you after you die.…

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Security researchers uncover massive use of web-visit-trackers A persistent web tracking mechanism developed by academics has been used to track web users across many of the world's most popular websites, including those of the White House and even wholesale smut barn YouPorn.…

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If at first you don't succeed, call it a DevNet Cisco has picked up a lipstick-gloss in one hand and a pig in the other, by re-launching its developer program to have another shot at attracting third party coders to its platforms.…

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It might just be a global conspiracy to lobotomise YOUR home router As software-defined networking takes off, it's become the basis of a parallel development: network function virtualisation.…

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Redmond decides it won't replace Masters certifications, so lesser certs get more rigour Microsoft has decided it won't replace the Masters-level certifications it once described as the "pinnacle" of a Redmond-centric IT pro's education.…

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Command and control of mal-spam barrage done via Tor Miscreants have brewed up a strain of ransomware which functions like the recently dead CryptoLocker - and this one communicates using the Tor browsing anonymization network.…

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WhatsApp with this plan? Facebook's $19b cash dangle, perhaps? Twitter has issued a couple of big, meaty, hints that it wants in on instant messaging.…

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'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff The world's second-richest man, Carlos Slim, has called for a radical overhaul of the world's working arrangements, suggesting a combination of three-day weeks, longer hours, and later retirement.…

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'Panoptic studio' doesn't need no stinkin' sensors Video  Move over Gollum: Carnegie-Mellon boffins are working on 3D motion capture that works without tracking sensors, and can pull together images from hundreds of sensors.…

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Too many posts? We'll save 'em for later says Zuck & Co Apparently some Facebook users complain that there's never enough time to see all the stuff that gets stuck up on the site. Now Facebook has announced the cure for all that.…

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Android-powered smartwatches get Tizen makeover in US Owners of the original, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the US will soon have the option to switch their devices to the Tizen operating system, a change which might, counterintuitively perhaps, actually be a good idea.…

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Unmasking hidden services, users, on the cheap too hot for Carnegie Mellon Boring Carnegie-Mellon University lawyers have scuppered one of the most anticipated talks at Black Hat talks which would show how to reveal hidden services and user IP addresses with less than $3000 of kit.…

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ISP says proposed down under data dump would be ultimate hacker honeypot Australian internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has delivered a stinging rebuttal to its home nation's plans to introduce far-reaching data retention laws.…

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New Mac OS set to open to the masses Apple could soon release its OS X Yosemite platform available to the public as an open beta.…

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