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'Strategic' funding round said to be about 'partnerships' Unlicensed taxi service Uber has plumped up its war chest with another $1bn, with much of the latest funding round reportedly coming from Microsoft.…

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This one will be an 'absolute bastard,' say security bods People aren't good at waiting for stuff, and with, computer users queueing up to download Windows 10, ransomware purveyors have started to move in.…

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Desktop drives, down. Notebook drives, down. Martinis to take away the pain, down In keeping with its warning, Seagate confirmed a revenue and profits decline as its mainstay desktop and notebook drive shipments tumbled for the third straight quarter.…

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When 'unlimited' refers to a company's efforts to avoid liability AT&T has taken its four-year campaign to avoid liability for throttling its "unlimited" data plans to new heights by proposing that a $100m fine imposed last month be reduced to just $16,000.…

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Yes, making crap up on the internet has consequences Actor James Woods is suing a Twitter troll for wrongly branding him a "cocaine addict." Woods, who says he is not a drug addict, wants $10m in damages.…

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Someone gulped login info from security biz's server Miscreants have been able to slurp some usernames and passwords from a Bitdefender server. The login details belonged to a handful of the security biz's small business customers, we're told.…

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A victory worthy of a eulogy Comment  Targeting one million of anything is no longer cool, according to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Only one billion will do.…

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Don’t keep taking the tablets, chip biz warns Nvidia has today urged gamers to stop using its eight-inch Shield tablets, and send them back to base, because they are a fire risk.…

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Battery prices will fall says battery-car maker Analysis  Gasoline-powered cars are a dying breed, and not because everyone will become a tree-hugging fossil-fuel-hating hippie, but rather thanks to cost.…

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Nice board you got there, Mr DeNuccio. Be a shame if something happened to it Violin Memory’s board is under attack from the Clinton Group, an activist investor wanting to have talks about “a number of topics germane to creating shareholder value”, meaning an asset or company sale.…

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Welcome to Microsoft's pay-pay-pay plan Comment  Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?…

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Application of Cloud Access Security Broker features paramount, apparently Controversial and suspicious netsec outfit Blue Coat Systems has acquired Perspecsys, for the want of some weight in its cloud security portfolio.…

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Master your domain – and kill it at source Windows 10 is here. Now, while I have Windows Upgrade Fatigue and I'm in no rush to make the change, plenty of people out there received the upgrade when it arrived. There will certainly going to be a mighty spike in net traffic that day – not least because the upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 is a free one.…

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What causes drought? Laziness Analysis  That California drought - it's terrible, isn't it? But there's nothing to be done. If it doesn't rain for a few years, and doesn't snow up in the mountains, Californians must just yield to Mother Nature and stop watering their lawns, stop washing their cars, maybe even stop growing those delicious but thirsty almonds.…

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Having a foundation doesn’t necessarily mean a great deal Feature  Money isn’t new to open source. Capitalist pigs have always been quite at home amidst the unwashed developer masses, spinning up companies to capitalise on the success of JBoss, MySQL, and more.…

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Knocked down, now up again, you just can't keep it down A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe.…

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Lab coats on, pipes at the ready for European Space Astronomy Centre tour Pics  "Are you really going to wear that into the canteen?" That was the perfectly reasonable question posed by Emmet Fletcher, communication officer at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) as my nephew Matt Haines braced himself for lunch sporting a Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) lab coat and pipe.…

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Ideal for heavy plant, but could be overkill for mobes Canadian wireless power company Elix has announced a system which can generate and transfer 10 kW using magneto-dynamic coupling. It’s big, heavy and noisy, so is aimed at trucks and buses rather than small cars, and is certainly not suitable for desktop gadget charging.…

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Have a great SysAdmin Day everyone Why not celebrate SysAdmin Day by worrying about a data breach at incident management peddler PagerDuty? An attacker managed to get into the company's systems on 9 July, and a belated 21 days later the company did the decent thing and informed its customers about the incident.…

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Fiendish domination plans follow a billion big ones thrown at China Uber is to throw $1bn (£642m) of investment into the Indian market, in an apparent attempt to blast incumbent "sharing economy" taxi biz Ola out of the water.…

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Looking at you, Beckedahl and Meister Two journalists have been threatened with jail time in Germany for publishing information about the extent of the country’s surveillance activities.…

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Supermicro 2028GR-TRT quad GPU box Review  Playing with cool technology is not why either of us chose systems administration as a career. Nor was it something we expected as part of our employment. That said, it is impossible to deny the attraction cool technology has. It is fitting, then, that on systems administrator day we get the chance to publish a review on the kind of hardware that lured us into systems administration in the first place.…

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WikiLeaks exposes blanket snooping on Asian powerhouse The NSA spied on Japan's prime minister, central bank, finance ministry and major corporations, such as the natural gas division of Mitsubishi, according to documents released today.…

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Who needs cloud when users can host downloads for you? Feel like your network bandwidth is slipping away? Windows 10 could be the culprit.…

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Read carefully before bursting in here like that Episode 9  …

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