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Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity Comment  IBM and HP are trying to invent their way out of severe problems that lurk in their future.…

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The Imitation Game covers life of gay war hero super-boffin Vid  Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the legendary codebreaker and computer boffin, will open the prestigious London Film Festival in early October.…

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Chipzilla makes power-shifting tweaks Comment  Intel has announced a Pro 2500 notebook SSD that appears to differ from the previous Pro 1500 by just three comparatively trivial specifications.…

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And a biscuit, and one of those portable phones. Mm, lovely EE has realised that while the vast majority of their target market has at least one phone, there is a whole untapped business opportunity in older people. So the company is inviting loads of them around for a cuppa to try and sell them a phone and internet connection.…

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SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club Worstall on Wednesday  The recent news of layoffs from computing giants provides proof, once again, of an old economic saw. It's not actually big businesses that create jobs, it's the small and new ones that do.…

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500TB box with self-encryption slots into existing range Quantum has refreshed its dedupe box operating system and run up a fresh and faster hardware box.…

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Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET Review  Microsoft has released a second preview of the next major release of Visual Studio.…

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'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod Bungling cops in Yorkshire have called upon householders to lock down their wifi after mistaking a free hotspot user for a piggybacking connection thief.…

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US, Canadian and UK authorities expected to reveal details today eBay's ticket-selling offshoot StubHub has admitted to a breach of some users' security by a ring of fraudsters.…

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Would you like a super-sized shipping charge with that? An apparent flaw that lets users add any amount of money onto already processed PayPal transactions is a feature, not a bug, according to the payments giant.…

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Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world The 5G arms race has commenced, but beneath the duelling “my 5G is faster than your 5G” demos, there's serious work going on – and whatever the future of 5G, that work will change the future of mobility one way or the other.…

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'Retefe' trojan uses clever spin on old attacks to grant total control of bank accounts Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.…

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Radio switched off, gamma rays switched on Video  “Where did it go?” is the kind of question astrophysicists love to answer, and work by NASA's Fermi gamma-ray space telescope has helped find out what happened to a radio pulsar that seemed to go dark in 2013.…

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Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents.…

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Platforms, productivity, experiences, and universal apps – oh my! Analysis  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked up the big changes he has in store for the company during a call with financial analysts on Tuesday, following an earnings report that showed revenues up but profits flat from the same period a year ago.…

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Our Tennessee X-Plane ace sets up virtua-ballocket shot Last month, we put out call for an X-Plane Plane-Maker bod to enter into a simulating relationship with our Vulture 2 spaceplane team.…

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Not so much wide area as wide aerial A startup called VeloCloud has taken the wraps off a cloudy WAN-as-service offering designed to help enterprises wean themselves off branch networks using private WAN services like MPLS or T1 links.…

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Octoblu pitches management / comms platform Yet another startup wants to take over the business of connecting your Internet of Things devices.…

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Claim Cupertino withheld wages and lunch breaks A lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled employees has just been granted class action status, potentially creating a payday for staff who say the firm held back their wages and stopped them from taking rest breaks.…

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Furry and furious browser-protector aims to improve online privacy Chrome and Firefox users can get a better handle on who is tracking their browsing, with the EFF releasing its Privacy Badger browser plug-in to public beta.…

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William Shatner less-than-impressed by Zuck's celebrity-only app Actor and sometime “singer” William Shatner has unloaded on Facebook's newest app, the ”Mentions” tool The Social NetworkTM says helps “actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers to discover and join conversations on Facebook.”…

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GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network Telstra has announced, with an ever-so-modern blog post, that it will kill off its 2G network by the end of 2016.…

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FBI child-abuse warning shake-down gets more sophisticated Cybercrooks have further refined a strain of file-infecting ransomware that infects Android smartphones so that it targets English speakers and is more difficult to remove.…

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Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered Broadcom is exiting the cellular baseband business, a decision that's has bitten hard, with the company announcing layoffs of around 2,500 employees – around 20 per cent of its total workforce – worldwide.…

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And that's before it started inducing moodswings for science The latest data on social networks from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows Facebook is about the least popular social network – but that doesn't seem to stop people using the site.…

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