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Trouser conflag protection at last Apple has patented a fireproof material which could finally banish the misery of mobile phone trouser explosions.…

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'Highly differentiated experience' promised, details likely at November gabfest Google's Cloud Platform Live event in the USA next week may offer up some news on how The Chocolate Factory will allow developers to put Kubernetes to work in its own cloud.…

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US CERT says three flavours of control kit are under attack Industrial control systems in the United States have been compromised by the BlackEnergy malware toolkit for at least three years in a campaign the US Computer Emergency Response Team has dubbed "ongoing" and sophisticated.…

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Azure Site Recovery expands to save and serve SAN snapshots, scare backup vendors Azure has turned itself into a destination for storage of SAN snapshots captured on devices provided by EMC, NetApp, HP and Hitachi Data Systems, further enhancing the Microsoft Cloud's disaster recovery prowess.…

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And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you A surefire way of holding off that scourge of male health, prostate cancer, is to sleep with lots of women - according to the latest research. However, perhaps unfortunately for those gentlemen inclined that way, sleeping with a lot of other men has quite the opposite effect.…

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Snaps stunning shot during brief half-orbit China's Chang'e 5T1 mission has passed its half-way point, rounding the far side of the Moon and beginning its brief trip to Earth for its scheduled October 31 return.…

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Bit barns and their brethren busting out all over Asia The Internet Society has nominated Alcatel-Lucent to supply kit for a new Internet exchange in Bangkok.…

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Solar-powered trash receptacles seen as road to $15 BEEELLION industry The marvellously-named Indian Department of Electronics and Information technology - DEITY – has created a policy that calls for the nation to create an Internet of Things (IoT) industry worth US$15 billion by 2020.…

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New hardening guide suggests shutting old services, expiring admins and locking logs Cisco has released a hardening guide for its unified computing system (UCS) that reveals the company's servers do most things right - all manner of potentially-insecure services are off by default - but also offers plenty of suggestions to make sure risks don't increase during production.…

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Hackers can p0wn smartmobes through handset location services Researcher Mohamed Baset has reported a zero day flaw that allows hackers to lock a host of Samsung phones with the lost device feature.…

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Report's dire delivery process proves thesis that private sector is better at bureaucracy than bureaucrats Deloitte Access Economics in Australia is pitching the idea – quite possibly correct – that corporate bureaucracy is more costly than government regulation.…

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And that's not counting the cargo and launch pad Representatives from NASA and Orbital Sciences have tried to explain themselves at a press conference in the wake of the destruction of the latter firm's Antares rocket, and possibly the partial loss of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.…

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The Google Fit SDK wants you to take it for a ride Google has released the software development kit (SDK) for its Google Fit service.…

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Is it over the top to keep fighting over the top players with the same underwhelming idea? Telstra has taken the defibrillator to the in-house app store idea, announcing the business-focussed Telstra Apps Marketplace.…

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Your research may be bleeding edge, but the way you do it probably isn't Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which lists the formative work behind WiFi among its successes, wants to boost researcher productivity, and has published a free-for-boffins scientific tool called "Workspace" to help.…

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Cat 5e and Cat 6 are bottlenecks for WLAN access points Cisco is buddying up with three semiconductor companies to push Cat 5e and Cat 6 connections beyond the gigabit mark, to bring the Ethernet world into line with speeds on the table from future WiFi network standards.…

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Cyber-bullying plan is missing some important details Australia has devised a small stick and big stick approach to cyber-bullying material stored on social networks.…

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No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok? Telecoms giant and proud defender of the third estate, Verizon, has entered the media market on its own, bankrolling a new tech news site, SugarString. There is a small catch, however.…

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Company talks up pill that would spot developing tumors Google says it is looking to develop a pill that could help detect the early stages of cancer or heart disease.…

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MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves The Motion Picture Ass. of America (MPAA) is once again looking to rat out known piracy hotbeds to the US government, both online and in real life – and Canada's largest urban center remains high on its list.…

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Firm reports 'vehicle anomaly' to blame Pics and video  Orbital Sciences just can't seem to catch a break. Monday's launch of its Antares rocket was scrubbed by a rogue sailboat and on Tuesday the rocket blew up mere seconds after launching from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.…

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Is there really no limit for Blighty's spies? Britain's spooks routinely rummage through reams of intelligence data from the NSA and other foreign spy agencies without first having to request a warrant, it has been claimed.…

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Third quarter results from social media monster Facebook's shares dropped 10 percent on the news that it is planning to spend more on roughly the same number of users next year.…

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Gets remorselessly mocked on Twitter, Facebook Social media is something you would think your "future minister" is active on. Not so in Sweden.…

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You asked for it! You begged for it! Then you gave up! And now it's HERE! After nearly 10 years of development, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has promoted the HTML5 specification to Recommendation status, its highest level of maturation, effectively making the markup language a formal web standard.…

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