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Measure twice, cut once: Have a poke before going into theatre A mix of 3D printing, medical imaging and software which joins the two together is helping reduce the length of time taken to complete certain complex operations.…

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Single, hardcoded password in firmware, claim researchers Routers sold under the brand Netis by Chinese security vendor Netcore have a hardcoded password that leaves users with a wide-open backdoor that could easily be exploited by attackers, claim researchers.…

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More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it... Review  You might think that as a purveyor of a nifty compact computer selling in the millions, you’d consider two years after the debut of your first offering that it was high time you tempted back the buyers with a go-faster, more capacious and shinier model. Heck, Apple and others don’t even wait that long: they upgrade products year in, year out.…

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Plus: New hyperconverged box adds grunt... Nutanix claims its new hyperconverged appliance is like a high-speed train compared to the narrow gauge railway run by its competitors. It can also take you to the cloud.…

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Hello. HELLO. Can EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE HEAR ME?! EE has dismissed claims that its social media staff are attempting to hush fair criticism levelled at the mobile operator on sites such as Facebook.…

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How about enforcing PCI DSS? Crusaders at the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council have called for submissions into projects for 2015.…

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Photos app now able to shoot fast-moving videos Instagram has unveiled a new tool that will allow users to shoot and post "time lapse" style videos.…

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64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster! Google has dropped 50 patches for its flagship Chrome browser plugging holes and handed $30,000 to a lone bug hunter who reported a dangerous sandbox-busting attack.…

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Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be Worstall on Wednesday  It's possible to have a certain sympathy for Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he looks at what people have done to his glorious world wide web.…

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'Technical issue' sees NBA star, car crash pic, in search for pancakes A slam dunking NBA star and a fatal car crash isn't normally what you'd expect to find when Googling for puppies, but it is exactly what users have received overnight due to some unknown perversion of Google Images.…

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Combined giants would fleece lowly video streamers, claims not-so-lowly video streamer Netflix has formally petitioned the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the proposed $42.5bn tie-up between US cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC).…

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Looking behind the Vertigan report With the launch of the report, communications minister Malcolm Turnbull seems to have taken a more generous view of the predictability of the future.…

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Shanghai to San Fran in two hours would be a trick, though China reportedly wants to enter the world of supersonic transport – underwater.…

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Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images A top government cybersecurity official who secretly joined an online pedophile network to swap child sex abuse material and rape fantasies has been convicted.…

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Phát, smart and happy Large smartphones, aka “phablets” have have captured a big (fondle)slab of the mobile phone market in Asia.…

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WA facility gets laser-eyes out of the fog EOS Space Systems and Lockheed have struck a deal to jointly develop a space junk tracking centre in Western Australia.…

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VMWorld 2014 Project Fargo and CloudVolumes aim to shred storage required for virtual disks VMware has outlined a new way to do desktop virtualisation (VDI) that aims to greatly reduce the amount of storage required to deliver desktops from the data centre.…

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Won't peer, will gouge for Internet transit CloudFlare has carried the fail-bucket to Australia and dumped it on incumbent Telstra's doorstep.…

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Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week HP has recalled more than six million power leads after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission warned they were fire starters.…

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Putting the hype in hyper-converged VMworld 2014  Atlantis reckons it can make servers fly faster than anybody else when running virtual desktops. All you need is its USX software and SanDisk flash DIMMs running in an x86 server, an IBM xSeries one in this case.…

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Slideware side blow to Apple, too Google has launched a new iOS app for Apple's iThings that takes aim at Microsoft's Office for the iPad and a swipe at Apple's productivity software.…

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Web host lifts lid on price hikes caused by 'increasing consolidation of networks' Distributed web host CloudFlare says its costs rise dramatically in places where telcos have little to no competition.…

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Sergey, beam us up! Google has confirmed the purchase of Zync, a cloud-based special effects rendering service.…

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VMware teams with Google and NVIDIA to bring plenty o' pixels into VMworld 2014  VMware, Google and Nvidia have teamed up with a plan to bring the most demanding desktop apps to relatively piddly Chromebooks.…

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You think you can love me and leave me to die? Never – ESA The European Space Agency (ESA) says it is working “relentlessly” after an “injection anomaly” pushed its two new Galileo sat-nav satellites into the wrong low Earth orbit (LEO).…

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