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Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export Amid all the LOHAN excitement over the last couple of weeks - which saw a right royal knees-up at Vulture Central, our audacious spaceplane mission crash-land on CNN and me apparently called "burly and bald" by Die Welt - we have actually been doing some real work ahead of our relocation to Spaceport America.…

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It'll get really serious once Google comes in Analysis  Well, they’ve finally gone and done it. For several years Apple has sought to replace the hardware SIM card, and hand itself ultimate control over which network the consumer can choose. With the latest iPads, it’s finally implemented the strategy.…

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'Trix' unmasked as Leicestershire man A man who shared thousands of links to songs on a music leaks site has pleaded guilty to illegal distribution of copyrighted works at Newcastle Crown Court.…

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Know what you really, really want So the boss has decided that the company needs a “highly scalable elastic cloud infrastructure” and in true Dilbert style, the rank-and-file IT people have to build said cloud yesterday.…

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By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy Life in the famously grim north of England became even more appalling today following a massive broadband outage.…

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The world's first waterproof e-reader Review  Now that even the cheapest tablets are notching up increased battery life these days, it seems that the ever-ready e-reader could run the risk of becoming extinct.…

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Germany and Saudi Arabia fill out FireEye cyberpwn podium Malware attacks, especially in Europe, nearly doubled in the first half of 2014, according to a new report.…

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This time we play for ALL the marbles Sysadmin blog  The Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) war is coming, and it will reshape the information technology landscape like nothing has since the invention of the PC itself.…

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Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators Linux Lord Linus Torvalds has admitted that his tendency to use strong language has alienated other members of the Linux community.…

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Secret treaty getting nastier on copyright and related matters WikiLeaks has revealed a new draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial trade treaty that 12 nations are negotiating in secret without their citizens ever having the chance to vote on the text.…

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Confused by that weird 'digital touch' thing? Don't worry, you're not Chinese Analysis  If you’re wondering why you don’t want the new Apple Watch as much as you think you should, don’t fret, it’s because you’re not Chinese.…

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It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells 2015 will see the internet finally replace an answering machine that uses cassettes as its storage medium, or at least the answering machine used by alt.rock outfit They Might Be Giants' iconic Dial-A-Song service.…

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Small security snafus snuffed, try the tiny and technical Facebook has doubled the cash it will pay out to folks who report holes in its advertising code.…

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Nobody - not you, devlopers or carriers - can afford the next generation of mobile services Upon taking delivery of a new iPhone last month, my mobile carrier informed me that as a special gift, the data fairies had granted me an additional 25 GB of mobile data. The catch: I had to use all of it within 30 days.…

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1,419 contributors at 133 companies deliver 342 new features and fix 3,219 bugs The tenth version of OpenStack is upon us, and thanks to 1,419 contributors from 133 companies offers 342 new features and 3,219 bug fixes.…

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I've got a very bad feeling about this… Mimas has long been thought to be one of the most boring of Saturn's 53 named moons, apart from its uncanny resemblance to the Death Star. But a new study indicates that the rock could have hidden depths.…

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Apple SIM will allow quick switch of carriers Buried in today's news of the new iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 was a potentially huge revelation from Apple that could shak eup the way people buy and use mobile data plans.…

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Single back office expected to persist until end of 2015 Symantec's been preparing to split into two entities for about six months, according to a letter sent to the company's suppliers sighted by The Reg.…

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When is a brick not a brick? When nobody cares, says HP HP has announced it will shut down webOS cloud services on January 15th, 2015.…

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Stop laughing: it also messed up civilian telecoms intercepts and is about to get more powers Australia's Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (AIGIS) has found that the nation's Australian Security and Intelligence Agency (ASIO) spied on itself in contravention of local laws.…

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A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T Another US city will be get a high-speed fiber broadband network courtesy of Google, though it is a few months late.…

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Startup denies outing peeps posting witty gags The makers of Whisper have denied claims that the anonymous messaging app is secretly tracking the whereabouts of its privacy-conscious users.…

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jmp .restructing_and_layoffs Following a grim earnings report on Thursday, AMD has announced a restructuring plan that includes axing seven per cent of its workforce by the end of the year.…

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Another three months, another 16.5 Instagrams' worth of cash Google managed to shrink the portion of its revenues that came from advertising in the third quarter of its fiscal 2014 – albeit slightly – but lest you doubt what the online giant's real business is, ads still accounted for 89 per cent of its sales.…

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Crack open those wallets now, fanbois while waiting for OS X 10.10 to install Pics  Confirming what we had already pretty much sussed out, Apple today unveiled two new iPad models and laid out plans for a third early next year.…

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