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Apple workers Think Different – allegedly Seven Apple store employees, and a worker at Best Buy, have been arrested and charged in Florida for allegedly selling stolen iPhones.…

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U-turn on vow to identify killer cop after fingering wrong bloke Anonymous has called off efforts to name and shame the cop who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Missouri – after the hacktivists identified a bloke whom the police say has never worked as a beat officer.…

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Windows Phone cracks, Blackberry's out of juice and even Apple's squeezed Android runs on 84.7 per cent of the 301 million mobile phones the world created in the second quarter of 2014, according to market-watcher IDC.…

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Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner Companies should start planning now to phase out their Windows 7 installations, according to research firm Gartner.…

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'Warrant canary' to drop dead at first whiff of secret court surveillance orders Edward Snowden–endorsed cloud storage provider SpiderOak has added an additional safeguard to ensure that its users' data doesn't fall into the hands of law enforcement without their knowledge, in the form of a "warrant canary."…

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Brit author wasn't against cheap books, says estate executor Amazon is under fire from George Orwell's estate for referencing the Nineteen Eighty-Four author in its legal battle with publishers.…

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Harvard boffins build tiny self-organizing kilobot army Pic  Scientists at Harvard University have built a thousand-strong robot army that can form themselves into shapes with very little human input.…

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Cortana, what does 'multi-region full service interruption' mean? Microsoft's Visual Studio Online services for software developers are in the midst of a total outage that has lasted for more than four hours. The Redmond giant has blamed a database snafu.…

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'We've come a long way since the 1990s, but PGP mostly hasn't' A senior cryptographer has sparked debate after calling time on PGP – the gold standard for email and document encryption.…

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If we see you on the road - that's €25k Taxi service app Uber has been banned in Germany's capital city after Berlin’s government said it violated passenger safety regulations.…

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Hybrid array upstart previously only supported VMWare Hybrid startup Tintri, whose hybrid arrays are VMware virtual machine-centric in their operation and management, now supports Red Hat's KVM as well.…

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Cupertino tells suppliers to stop using benzene and n-hexane Apple has reportedly blacklisted the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals used in the final production of the company's iThings.…

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Joint research with Michael J Fox Foundation Intel has teamed up with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to test a way to use the Internet of Stuff for a useful end – to help find a cure for the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world.…

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Upstarts get ducks in row while they await VMware project Start-up Scale Computing is selling lots more of its HC3 converged virtualised server and storage nodes.…

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Mischief-makers also 'ban electricity' The Twitter feed of the Russian prime minister was hacked on Thursday to post false claims that Dmitry Medvedev had resigned to try his hand as a freelance photographer.…

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Death of the PC market may have been exaggerated, reckons Chinese firm Lenovo, the world’s largest maker of PCs, saw its profits leap 24 per cent this spring.…

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Files complaint with US watchdog More than 30 big US tech firms are breaking international agreed-upon US-EU Safe Harbor commitments in order to slurp Europeans’ data, according to a complaint filed with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday.…

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If it weren't for those pesky OEMmers... Revenues down, profits up and no growth for three years: that's the picture from NetApp's first fiscal 2015 quarter results.…

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Uni-ditching teens are COMING FOR YOUR JOBS Traditionally, newspapers illustrate A-Level results day with pictures of attractive teens in mid-air.…

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Hold 'closing down sale' as they hotfoot it to ... island? A ransomware Trojan gang appears to be moving on, and has offered to sell its remaining decryption keys in bulk for 200 BTC ($103,000, £61,500).…

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Cheap credit's not so cheap for the regulator The majority of cases under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority now involve online adverts for "cheap" credit services, the regulator has said.…

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'Salary sacrifice' among measures to find £4.5m in working capital Outsourcery bosses Piers Linney and Simon Newton are relinquishing their salaries for the next 12 months in a bid to save the loss-making cloudy biz £500,000, the company told the stock market today.…

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And tech-savvy too. *Vulture does sick in mouth* The Register is sad to report the rise of Web2.0rhea this morning, after the Oxford Dictionary added words such as tech-savvy, listicle and hyperconnected to its latest online addition.…

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Pressure to perform for stock market bearing down on disties The world's second-largest wholesale distributor of technology products, services and solutions, Tech Data, was not the first firm to restate its financial results – and it may not be the last.…

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Baywatch for nerds? Antique Code Show  California Games from Epyx cooked up a successful franchise with its winning combination of sunshine, grazed shins, wetsuits and bikini babes. Indeed, its well-considered play mechanics, delivered with multiplayer action and some slightly twisted humour, soon cemented its cult classic status in history.…

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