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Siberian thigh bone reveals promiscuous past Scientists in Germany have extracted the oldest human DNA ever found – from a 45,000-year-old femur found by a Siberian ivory hunter.…

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FCC reaches to pull back curtain, TV networks run screaming from sunlight US watchdog the FCC has hit the brakes while scrutinizing the proposed mergers of Comcast-Time Warner, and AT&T-DirecTV.…

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Take a guess and fill in the blanks Chinese Apple wannabe Xiaomi says it's spent much of the past year migrating its online services out of its Beijing data centers so that it can better serve customers in international markets.…

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You know what they, say – when the Cutts away ... If you want to get higher up Google's search rankings, it turns out that using a new dot-thing domain – such as .guru or .ninja – may give you the edge.…

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Inbox? In-bollocks to that Email has been around for more than 40 years – but someone at Google thinks we just can't handle it, and the Chocolate Factory has developed an application dubbed Inbox to make life easier.…

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Haricots renversés sur Facebook The French wing of Microsoft's Nokia mobile device division appears to have confirmed some Windows Phone rebranding efforts that have been rumored for the past few months.…

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Board declares mission accomplished The Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA's) Australia and New Zealand chapter has decided to wind itself up.…

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Sssh, don't give anyone any ideas, Hungary Hungary is threatening to tax its broadband providers for every gigabyte their subscribers use.…

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Administrivia-reduction measure said to have no consumer benefit The federal government's “red tape repeal” policy looks set to reduce the amount of information Australians receive about telecommunications interception requests.…

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Doublecheck your NAT-PMP settings now Hundreds of thousands of routers, firewalls and gateways used by small offices and homes are said to be vulnerable to hijacking due to bungled NAT settings.…

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Don't worry, be happy A survey into what Americans fear most has shown that fears of identity theft and being unsafe online outweigh the fear of being shot and killed by a random stranger.…

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Beijing wants answers from Tim 'Demon Headmaster' Cook Apple boss Tim Cook has met with top Chinese officials following a major iCloud hack that some security analysts have been blaming on Beijing itself.…

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Enterprise round-up time... IBM and Microsoft’s Azure cloud are blending after the two firms inked an enterprise partnership.…

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Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS Windows doesn't have the best reputation for security, but Microsoft has been outlining a series of improvements in the new operating system that it believes will stymie hackers and leave corporate data more secure.…

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Just gotta hope the Fed holds out against activist investors For its third quarter EMC reported good numbers but the news is overshadowed by the expected VCE announcement and the activist investor pressure on the Hopkinton firm.…

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Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows using malicious PowerPoint documents, Microsoft and security firms warn.…

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Only nuke power can save us from radiation +Comment  A drop in the solar wind of a kind never yet seen in the space age has made travel beyond Earth orbit a lot more dangerous, according to boffins, so much so that a manned mission to Mars may not be feasible for many decades.…

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EMC absorption rumours confirmed As rumoured, VCE, the three-way love child of VMware, Cisco and EMC, is to be absorbed into the EMC Federation this quarter.…

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Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not Facebook has responded to critics who attacked the free content ad network for contributing exactly zero bucks to UK corporation tax in 2012, by dishing up a a tiny sum of just £3,000 to HM Revenue & Customs last year.…

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China govt: It wasn't us, honest Apple is warning its iCloud users over heightened spying risks following the discovery of attacks which security watchers have claimed are down to crude snooping by the Chinese government.…

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Who are they and what will they be doing? We take a look It’s official. Europe’s new digital dream team will feature Andrus “The Robot” Ansip and gaffe-prone Günther “H” Oettinger.*…

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Cutting costs to compete with hungry little rivals Lufthansa has announced that it’s about to sell off its IT infrastructure division to IBM and rent IT services from Big Blue in an outsourcing partnership.…

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If you believe their claims. Promising if true, mind Cloudy firm Panzura's cloud storage gateway is saving distributed projects businesses enormous amounts of time when opening shared project files, it claims. So much so that Panzura is now focusing on the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market niche.…

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ActiveDirector and Samba AWS bridge Amazon has revealed plans to tie AWS to customers’ Earth-bound Microsoft IT estates and infrastructure using a directory service.…

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There's nothing for you here: it's personal data – watchdogs Data generated by devices in the "internet of things" age should be "regarded and treated as personal data", data protection authorities from across the globe have agreed.…

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