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Plus: Why do we splatter the internet with plugs for our employers, anyway?

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Do not pass go, do cough (up to) $840m in damages Apple has lost its bid to dismiss an $840m class action lawsuit over the ebook price-fixing fiasco.…

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Nip, tuck and pwn Cybercrooks attempted to extort a chain of cosmetic surgeons after hacking into its systems and stealing an estimated 480,000 files stuffed with info about prospective nip-'n'-tuck customers.…

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Lucky customers get to play with a BRA as well Granite is an unchanging rock. The ROBO product of that name, however, has just been rebranded by Riverbed as SteelFusion, nominally tying it into Riverbed's Steelhead WAN optimiser products.…

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You think you're hard? Er. Yes Pics  Getac has been a major player in the rugged tech market for 25 years, offering tablets, laptops and even servers built to withstand serious physical abuse. The latest in the line is the T800 – a chunky compact 8.1-inch tablet available with Windows 7 or 8.1.…

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Standing in the corner, big pointy 'D' hats Vid  It's while standing in the corner of the room wearing pointy hats emblazoned with a big "D" that the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team admits today that the blown fuse which scuppered our recent Punch test flight actually went pop back in September last year.…

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Bombed exchange faces bankruptcy after losing $500m in BTC Collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been put into administration by a court in Japan, where the website is based, after it became clear the site's chances of recovery are nil.…

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Enterprise software for big data and cloud analytics Promo  You may have noticed our recent flurry of activity for Accelerate Your Insights, an all day event on 1 May at Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park. The Register is a media partner of Microsoft and this is our fourth and final promo for Accelerate.…

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Forget CPUs. Forget GPUs. It's all compute, all the time AMD will give the first public demo of its second-generation Opteron X-Series server processor, code-named "Berlin", at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.…

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'Irrelevent' character evidence should be excluded – lawyers The tech firms at the heart of the "no-hire pact" class action suit has asked the court to exclude certain evidence by witnesses as to whether or not they thought Steve Jobs was "a bully".…

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Send attachments to your e-book reader, watch Bezos' cloud drive slurp it up Amazon.com has just switched on an email-to-the-cloud service for owners of its Kindle gadgets.…

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Put down the puns, Graf – you've got a profit to turn Profit-impaired Twitter has poached Google's Maps director Daniel Graf to head up the micro-blogging site's consumer product division.…

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Can it interest enormo firms in a bit of 'web-scale' plankton? Nutanix is going up against some of the biggest tech vendors in the game with its turnkey, scale-out clustered, converged server+hybrid flash/disk storage box for enterprises.…

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New skills, bright engineers – London, 30 April Promo  The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free all-day event.…

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Server flasher leaps in to fulfil need for SQL speed Microsoft has given SQL Server2014 an in-memory operation ability and server flasher Fusion-io has quickly jumped in to take advantage.…

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USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back Review  The Kingston DataTraveler microDuo is a convenient flash storage device that features a full-size USB interface at one end and micro USB at the other.…

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It's not just for Dell's own servers, says marketer Fluid Cache for SAN is Dell’s technology to integrate server PCIe flash cards and networked SAN storage. We talked to Bob Fine, director of product marketing at Compellent to find out more about how it works.…

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All the action from 'Baconur' - Blighty's renamed space flight centre Pics+Vid  The dust has pretty well settled on the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Punch and Judy test flights, and we now present for your further entertainment a round-up of the two missions.…

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Have another glass - this is a fruity one and no mistake Software-defined storage startup DEY Storage has been bought by CloudCentral, an Australian cloud service provider, which has had a DEY storage co-founder as a board advisor for a few months. And it's being bought by a winery.…

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Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node NBN Co, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has let world+dog know that one test of VDSL delivered over fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) worked.…

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Mobe firm gets PCI DSS green light for text-crypto service Text messaging isn’t secure. It was never meant to be, as befits something which the chair of the SMG4 standards committee thought was a good idea at the time. No-one ever thought that it might be used for particularly valuable data. SMS expects everything to happen in plain txt so nuttin iz encryptd, bruv.…

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Motorola to focus on government and public safety markets Motorola Solutions has offloaded its enterprise business to Zebra Technologies for $US3.45 billion in cash.…

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Europe's 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout The European Commission has decided Munich, not London, is Europe's top technology hub. The judgement is delivered in a new Atlas of ICT Activity in Europe released this week.…

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German service pays tribute to Lavabit Lavaboom, a new German-based and supposeldyNSA-proof email service, will go into private beta this week with a mission spread the gospel according to Edward Snowden by making encrypted email accessible to all.…

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Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle It’s trade show season in Hong Kong and the Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics has trumped its rivals, principally Samsung, by producing the highest resolution phone display yet.…

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