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'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage Australia's Federal Police force has apologised for leaving explosives in a suitcase at an airport.…

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Storage locker's transparency report shows rise in government data gobble attempts Dropbox has released its transparency report for the first half of 2014 and says it's handled 120 search warrants, a pair of court orders, 109 subpoenas, between zero and 249 national-security-related requests and 37 requests from governments other than that of the USA. None of the requests pertained to business accounts.…

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What do you think of Google+? A. What? B. Who? C. Why? D. All of the above Poll  Google will gobble up Polar, a business that specializes in polling software for phones and things.…

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Cost of plane: $50 million. Cost of ink: $100 million. Ryanair ink levy: £10 Plane-maker Airbus is working on an inkjet printer.…

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Crackdown on tardy diplomatic sysadmins providing accidental unfiltered internet access North Korea has sent a stern request to foreign embassies, asking them to stop using WiFi and satellite internet services within their walls.…

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Rumour and counter-rumour swirl around Wall Street EMC has reportedly denied it intends to sell a stake in VMware, after being reported as entertaining just such a sale.…

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That's gotta be worth a few exclamation marks – if correct Web giants have taken a lot of stick after NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden revealed they fed users' files, records and other personal data in spies' databases.…

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Claim HP's latest court filing is smoking gun Another week, another round in the ongoing bunfight between HP and the former management team of Autonomy. This time, the ex-Autonomy bods have claimed that new court documents filed by HP prove the latter has misrepresented the reasons why it had to write down $8.8bn in its botched acquisition of Autonomy in 2011.…

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Or it'll be more awkward than that U2 performance We've had the hype. Now it's time for fans to empty their credit cards. Apple will accept orders for the new iPhone 6 starting from midnight tonight, Pacific Time, or 0800 UTC wherever you are.…

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We're going to need a bigger boat… Pic  Paleontologists have unveiled the first complete skeleton of a dinosaur that evolved to swim and was bigger than the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex.…

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Ex-MySQL man Mårten Mickos to run Meg Whitman's cloud biz HP has acquired open source hybrid cloud software maker Eucalyptus, in a surprise move designed to bolster its Helion cloud offerings.…

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Rover reaches Mount Sharp, less rolling and more drilling ahead Pics  Scientists at NASA and JPL have declared that the first stage of Curiosity's ongoing mission to explore strange new places on Mars has been achieved as the laser-equipped space tank has reached the foothills of Mount Sharp.…

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Brit biz Movirtu enables multiple active numbers on one SIM In a bid to firm up its pitch to enterprise customers, troubled mobile biz BlackBerry has bought Movirtu, a maker of tech that allows a smartphone to have multiple phone numbers active at the same time using a single SIM.…

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SnapChat-like posts in limited pilot mode Facebook has confirmed it is running a limited trial of a new feature that allows people to craft self-deleting posts.…

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Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech In an effort to bridge the gap between its two mobile platforms, Google has released a beta version of a technology that allows Chrome OS users to run Android apps on their desktops.…

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Well, those of you who back our Kickstarter tin-rattling... Our Kickstarter campaign to take the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America in New Mexico is going tin-rattlingly well, but we still need a final drive to reach the target before we can start packing our bags.…

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Of course it's live streamed over the web for you to watch. It's 2014 Live vid  A powerful solar storm emitted by the Sun on Wednesday is heading directly for our world – and today a view of the sunspot responsible for the massive X1.6 solar flare will be streamed live over the web.…

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Likely Lads from Lagos still skilled at parting fools from money Just five Nigerian criminal gangs are behind a widespread type of fraud targeting sellers on Craigslist.…

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Spill-free eating for the tremor-prone Google has made an investment in a truly shaky business with the purchase of a company which makes smartspoons for Parkinson's sufferers.…

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REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box The worst thing you'll find on most chaps' laptops is a bit of porn and perhaps a pirated copy of Microsoft Office. But, according to a recent report, if you peer inside the hard drive of a rabid ISIS zealot, you'll find recipes for bubonic plague, instructions on extracting ricin from castor beans and – most terrifyingly of all – a variety of syrupy songs by Canadian caterwauler Celine Dion.…

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Goodbye, Jaws Obituary  Richard Kiel, the actor who played imposing metal-toothed henchman Jaws in two James Bond films, has died aged 74.…

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Security with 10-year lifespan needed Internet of Stuff gadgets need to have security with a 10-year lifespan if they are to offer any kind of decent protection to people and national infrastructures, according to a new report.…

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Autopilot brain surgeon Linus flies 630km/h virtual Vulture 2 Take one spaceplane autopilot, a German brain surgeon, and throw a virtual Vulture 2 courtesy of a Tennessee X-Plane ace into the mix, and you've got the perfect recipe for some hot Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) action.…

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You keep the call centres, Hamish, we'll take the banks Scots may vote to leave the United Kingdom, ending a union lasting 307 years, on 18 September. Until a few weeks ago, the referendum on independence looked like an easy win for those wanting to stay in the union - or to use the parlance of the campaign, "no" voters.…

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Veteran cloud kids depart Citrix has shaken up its cloud division with at least one senior executive checking out.…

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