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Judge grants his new lawyer time to peruse the evidence The man accused of trying to cheat Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social network has had his fraud trial delayed by six months so he can take time to go over his case with his new lawyer.…

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Hey Bono, we have found what we're looking for It's a Beautiful Day: Apple has created a utility to remove U2's Songs of Innocence album that was force-fed into people's iCloud libraries overnight.…

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A great big new tax on everything, a python squeeze, a wrecking ball ... Risk management outfit Protiviti says Australian businesses are fearful that the government's proposed metadata retention scheme is going to cost them.…

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Standards group CableLabs tackling TCP 'bufferbloat' in 3.1 standard CableLabs, the industry group that develops data transmission standards for cable television networks, is experimenting with Active Queue Management (AQM) to deal with the issue of bufferbloat in cable networks.…

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Metal beast is silent(ish) and potentially deadly Vid  Academics at MIT have been showing off their latest attempt to build a robot cheetah that will run and jump across the landscape without the need for a power cord.…

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He's taking his cash and leaving Mojang When Microsoft acquires Minecraft maker Mojang for a dizzying $2.5bn, the game's creator won't be coming along for the ride.…

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Keep in mind if, say, your Onion browser craps out on Xfinity Comcast has denied claims that it will cut off subscribers for using the Tor project's anonymizing web browser.…

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Troubled retailer may not last 'beyond the very near term' The chief financial officer of struggling US electronics retailer RadioShack has resigned – as the company faces a fiscal crisis from which it has warned it may not be able to recover.…

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But it'll have no impact and be seamless, we're told There's a rumor that upgrading EMC's XtremIO firmware to v3.0 will wipe all user data from the flash array.…

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... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay! Seagate is thinking of doubling up - or possibly even tripling - disk read heads to get a stronger signal from disk platters with more and narrower data tracks.…

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It'll all end in showers of collapsing blocks, mark my words +Comment  Having closed down its own lesser gaming operations, Microsoft is spending $2.5bn on buying one with a big punch – Minecraft maker Mojang.…

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No word yet on whether backup site is labelled 'K' European Space Agency boffins have decided upon a target for the Rosetta probe, which will now attempt to land a probe on a part of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko known as Site J.…

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Latest Assange leakgasm includes full copies of spyware WikiLeaks is making the controversial FinFisher commercial spyware tool available for download as part of the latest in a series of leaks that have put the operations of the controversial business under the microscope.…

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Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses Three Indian manufacturers have signed up to make Android One budget handsets in India and the devices have been launched today.…

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BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs' BT and other British network operators have followed in the footsteps of knickers model David Beckham by urging Scotland not to quit the Union.…

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Fruity führer thinks it's all far too FIDDLY, y'see Some might fondly remember the era which bought us The Clangers, Fawlty Towers and The Sweeney. But not Apple boss Tim Cook, who has warned that the goggle box is stuck in a time warp so intense that watching it is like being sucked back back into the 1970s.…

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It feels very familiar - but it's still good Game Theory  Repetition is a funny thing. If I was to write this review and say everything twice (say everything twice), you’d quite reasonably think I was daft. And yet, we gamers tend to delight in the repeat performance.…

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Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion Phones 4u's website is currently telling customers that it is unable to trade due to "the unexpected decision of EE and Vodafone to withdraw supply" from the retailer.…

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Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR Huawei - the planet’s third biggest shifter of smartphones - has abandoned plans to build more devices based on Windows due to slower than expected sales.…

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Tune in, tune up on Tuesdays Promo  Microsoft UK is running a series of Azure training sessions and seminars this month, kicking off the The Azure Weekly webinar on Tuesday 16, 12:30-13:30 (BST).…

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Just six days left to lay mitts on UNIQUE merch and help make history With six days left to run on our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Kickstarter campaign to take the Vulture 2 ballocket mission to Spaceport America, we're tantalisingly close to hitting our £30k target.…

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Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now A security breach at popular, free and open source software-focused IRC network Freenode means users need to change their passwords.…

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Flashy upstart just loves getting some Intel inside it Hyper-converged software startup Maxta has repaid Intel’s faith and investment with updated software featuring Grantley support and an Intel-flavoured reference architecture – eat this and you will have lots of Intel inside.…

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Google Apps scripts could fool ANYONE, warns engineer Attackers can easily craft third party scripts to imitate Google to trick users into granting authorisation to their email accounts, says infosec chap Andrew Cantino.…

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Wannabe 'digital data steward' speaks to the masses Analysis  Positioning itself as a data steward, Seagate has presented its storage state of the nation pitch, announcing: three new disk drives; LaCie Thunderbolt external storage; two server flash cards and a controller; an HPC array; a new backup appliance; and a bright and shiny cloud and enterprise business unit.…

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