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Hands on with the preview tools for the UAP First Look  Microsoft has released preview tools for the Windows 10 Universal App Platform (UAP), giving developers their first opportunity to try and build new-style Windows apps.…

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It's the thought that counts A law bill introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday seeks to abolish the Patriot Act, ban Uncle Sam from forcing backdoors into technology, and safeguard whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.…

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'Out of nowhere, marketing guys defined what I do' Michael Stonebraker of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has won the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Turing Award.…

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Cloud-centric Cloudline box is cloud right for the cloud world, cloud HP says in the cloud HP loves a big box with a few lights on it and the latest is HP's Cloudline range of servers, launched in March. The products are unsurprisingly (the clue is in the name) said to be particularly well-suited for deployment in cloud-centric data centres.…

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Court to rule on privacy bonfire this Thursday Customer data is being considered as an asset for sale as part of RadioShack's Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction.…

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Free, open-source, independent cloud and mob collab suite coming A hosted edition of LibreOffice is planned as a free and open alternative to Office 365 and Google Docs by year's end.…

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Evolutionary economics explained with cave humping Worstall on Wednesday  There was a certain amount of consumer resistance to my assertion that the Apple Christometer's $17,000 worth of bling was all about sex. But I'm afraid that this really is so. Bling is about getting sex: and it's the women who decide that it is as well.…

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Gov shuffles more suppliers into programme in bid to boost user numbers In an attempt to inject some life into its ailing GOV.UK Verify identity assurance scheme, the government has today broadened the range of suppliers on the programme's framework.…

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'I think the report is wrong, it is inaccurate' says everyone named in report Israel spied on the recent US-Iran nuclear talks, alleges America. And the US knows enough about it to say it publicly because the NSA is spying on Israel, along with everyone else.…

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Data centre rack real estate reduced by 80 per cent An SMB backup-to-the-cloud biz has shrunk its rack real estate by 82 per cent, moving from paired Dell storage server boxes to a swarm of object storage boxes.…

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It's bloody and it's marvellous - even when you're dead Game Theory  I dreamt I was in Yharnam last night, swirling dark cloth fluttering on the edge of my consciousness; Bloodborne has me hooked like a horrid nightly visit from a Lovecraftian succubus. This game is no fleeting weekender like The Order: 1886 it’s time for some true graft.…

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Here's your permission. And here's the extra conditions which basically nix it The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy designed to "speed up" authorisations for certain commercial drone operators.…

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It's our third birthday! Woo!

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Hopes investment in Android competitor Cyanogen will make it leader of the peck... Twitter has quietly extended its venture-capital appendage for the first time to invest in Cyanogen, a start-up challenging Google's Android.…

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Noble gas-filled enclosures reduce power use, spin faster, have high, squeaky voices HGST has announced second-generation helium drive tech after shipping a million gen-1 Helium drives and upping field reliability by 15 per cent.…

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How many printer cartirdges does that equate to? A lot Lexmark International is trying to counter flatlining revenues and falling demand for print hardware by splashing $1bn to consume enterprise software seller Kofax.…

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Channel-loving Scality accelerates install V5 of Scality's RING object storage software is now generally available, and has automated installation to ease the construction of petabyte rings with hundreds of nodes.…

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'Inside out' 4G service stuck at 'roadmap' stage BT has tentatively returned to the mobile market it abandoned 13 years ago with a competitive SIM-only deal for its broadband customers.…

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Controversial outsourcer admits its own product is crap Not content with its prime spot on a controversial deal to manage £2.5bn in public sector contractors, Capita is also touting its IT services via the G-Cloud, admitting its mega framework is not "always best for niche skills."…

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He's not at home to Google ... that's strange The European Commissioner overseeing the drafting of Europe’s new copyright law appears so far to mainly be listening to content creators as the process goes on.…

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Workshop to be outsourced to Centrex by month's end Phoenix IT Group is outsourcing the lion's share of its repairs workshop work to Centrex, with staff set to TUPE across to their new employer by the end of this month.…

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You say 'block all connections', I say 'my port's still open' Flaws in a BT Home Hub set-up are being blamed for helping facilitate a VoIP scam.…

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Porat brings cultural leanings of Wall Street to make benefit glorious Chocolate Factory Google have announced that Ruth Porat, currently Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, will be joining the Mountain View management team as CFO.…

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Fighting automatic regulation with automatic adherence Ford has announced a new intelligent speed limiter system which reads traffic signs and reduces fuel flow to keep your vehicle within the speed limit.…

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And if you don't, just download some music and be happy Europe’s digi-chief has spoken out about net neutrality rules emerging from America, and mobile networks favoring particular websites over others.…

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