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Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smuggle them on holiday A keyboard which rolls up four rows of almost full-sized keys into a stick has been launched by LG at the IFA trade show.…

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Channel has two years to wait until 'modest' turnaround, says IDC The recovery in PC sales has been postponed until 2017 – and Microsoft and Windows 10 are partly to blame.…

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Staff willingly jumping, not being pushed, claims CEO of mobile biz Being transferred to Capita in 2013 was the best thing for the O2 staff involved, despite the ongoing redundancy scheme, Ronan Dunne, the mobile network's chief executive, has told The Register.…

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Anyone fancy being 'last man standing in the PC industry'? Anyone? Stan Shih, the man who founded Acer and returned to rescue the business when it fell on hard times, would be receptive to a takeover bid but – despite its continued troubles – warned it won’t be sold on the cheap.…

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It's complicated. Hubble snap reveals the Twin Jet Nebula's interactions The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking portrait of nebula PN M-29 – less prosaically dubbed the "Twin Jet Nebula", or "cosmic butterfly" if you're feeling particularly poetic.…

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Let us all rise, and standardise The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has set up a working group looking at the Internet of Things, with the aim to possibly develop hardware and software benchmarks.…

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Because nothing beats jail time. Or a spanner In a post-Snowden world most IT people are painfully aware that most of us would not win a fight against a well-funded organisation, or government, that wants the data on your network, laptop or device.…

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Vuln allows deathless malware to continue spying even after shut down A newly discovered vulnerability allows an iOS application to continue to run for an unlimited amount of time, even if an application gets terminated by a user.…

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Allowing you to forklift your silos the hell out of Dodge Interview  Dump your on-premises SAN and fly to the cloud via an all-flash on-ramp: that's the message from startup ClearSky Data. Enterprises should access all their data, throughout its lifecycle, via a fully-managed service and, implicitly, hit the eject button on their on-premises data-storage equipment.…

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Multi-billion dollar company accused of ripping off name and code, still doing security wrong The gurus behind the popular and respected Linux kernel hardening service Grsecurity have decided to stop providing support for its stable offering.…

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Liberté, égalité, électrosensibilité Despite dispute over the very existence of the syndrome, it has emerged that a French court has recognised a 39-year-old woman’s disability claim for “hypersensitivity to electromagnetic waves”.…

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New app store for Android and reported hardware firings suggest new direction Amazon.com looks to be changing its hardware strategy in significant ways.…

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Booming attack vector offers mass malware distribution, stealthy targeting FEATURE  Online advertising has become an increasingly potent threat to end-user security on the internet. More hackers than ever are targeting the internet's money engine, using it as a powerful attack vector to hide exploits and compromise huge numbers of victims.…

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Tricks admin tool into sucking down the malware File this under “it was bound to happen one day”: Cisco has spotted a targeted phishing attack based on a popular sysadmin automation tool.…

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Dreams of half a million infections A former FireEye intern has pleaded guilty to creating and selling the Dendroid malware on the raided Darkode criminal forum.…

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URLs for files in Google's cloud have been going nowhere Google's suffered another cloud storage outage.…

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Veteran Ray O'Farrell to run Virtzilla's CTO office and development efforts Imagine for a moment that you're a top-tier enterprise vendor and a week before your big annual conference, the one at which you try to impress the pants off the world, your chief technology officer (CTO) departs.…

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The miserable life of the security veep It's easy to laugh-and-point at Samsung over its latest smart-thing disaster: after all, it should have already learned its lesson from the Smart TV debacle, right?…

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Hackers queue up, Humming Black, grey, and white hats associated with car hacking are flying in the air today, with Verizon announcing it's going to vastly expand their attack surface.…

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Quantum computer maker prepares new benchmark it says explains ... something D-Wave is getting ready to drop a new benchmark on Arxiv, which the company says demonstrates its latest 1000-qubit processor outperforming classical machines.…

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Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive “Grandpa is getting pretty old. Out there all alone on that farm, he has no one to look in on him, just to see if he’s ok. He’ll use the landline, but he’s beyond of the range of mobile, and he’s never been really great with computers. No Skype or emails. Grandpa does have internet. So I built this for him.”…

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Tiny percentage of ladies checked messages, it seems When the Ashley Madison databases were splashed all over internet by hackers, it emerged that about 31 million accounts on the Tinder-for-affairs website were created by men. And about 5 million by women.…

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More gateways join SOHOpeless shame file A bunch of home gateway vendors, presumably sourcing their firmware from the same place, have been exposed through the depressingly-common hard-coded credentials bug.…

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Ex-manager at model's favorite MMO charged en route to China A former games company executive, who allegedly tried to steal trade secrets from his old bosses and flee to China, has been arrested and charged by the FBI.…

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Rocket carrying broadband-beaming satellite aloft on Sept 30 is on the launchpad PICS  nbnTM, the entity building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) is just 34 days away from putting its very own satellite into orbit, and the organisation's communications operatives are starting to reveal a little about the bird.…

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