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Just 900 customers need apply - NOT consumers Vodafone is poised to do an MVNO deal with T-Mobile US to get back into the US market.…

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Facebook mulls assistant for the tired and confused Facebook engineers have apparently began building a virtual assistant that might one day warn inebriated netizens against uploading embarrassing photos on the free-content ads platform.…

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'Harder to make money in electronics than he thought' A creditors' meeting has been called for Lewisons Wholesale, an electrical retailer run by Clive Coombes, the man that tried and failed to resurrect the brand name of fallen UK High Street giant Comet.…

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Clouds and - gasp! - users buying their own kit mean 'Darwinian moment' for techies The CIO's power over IT budgets is being slowly eroded, with spend now increasingly dispersed throughout organisations, according to a survey of 1,000 IT "decision-makers".…

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Does the storage big-shot have a big storage shot in the arm in store ... age? Imation has recruited BlueArc and Drobo founder Dr. Geoff Barrall to its board.…

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Rare filing shows cheap handsets mean teeny profits Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is operating on the thinnest of margins to keep its handset prices low, according to a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.…

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Vince Cable accuses NATS of 'skimping' and running 'ancient' systems The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) have today opened a joint independent enquiry into the IT cock-up which grounded hundreds of flights last week.…

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Write cycles to write home about Just in time for Christmas, Samsung has taken its 3D enterprise SSD, added a bit per cell, and come out with a longer-lived 1TB SSD for PCs and notebooks.…

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Only 4,096 requests needed to uncover a 16-character cookie The latest evolution of a high-profile security flaw potentially exposes UK banks' web site traffic to eavesdropping.…

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El Reg recce team scouts New Mexico facility Our plucky Playmonaut sensationally landed at Spaceport America in New Mexico last Thursday, although sadly not this time at the controls of the Register's soaraway Vulture 2 rocket ship.…

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ICO tells El Reg it's gathering evidence Exclusive  BT-owned Plusnet faces a possible data breach investigation by Britain's Information Commissioner's Office, after complaints from the ISP's customers about their email accounts being swamped by spam were dismissed.…

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Enough functionality to fight YouView et al? Review  Television's a lot smarter than it used to be, and there's an ever-increasing number of ways that the basic experience can be enhanced, whether it's by providing extra Over-The-Top (OTT) content with services such as Netflix, or convenient features, such as the ability to set recordings when you're out and about, using text messages or a smartphone app.…

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Forrester: Forget profits, Microsoft just won't want to do this Microsoft could make a mint from charging businesses for custom support once Windows Server 2003 goes end of life next summer - but it may not make financial sense or be that easy to do so.…

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sdaehbus fo esrevinu egnarts eht si ti ylbaviecnoC Cosmologists reckon we could be sitting opposite an alternative universe where time is moving backwards, thanks to the Big Bang.…

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Xenogeologists release new map of 'Candor Colles' down low in the Valles Marineris NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS) reckon they've found evidence of ancient earthquakes on Mars. Or should that be Marsquakes?…

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Early container enthusiast forced aboard the bandwagon The little virtualizer that can, Parallels, has been doing containerisation for ages: the company's Virtuozzo software has been running applications in silos that share an underlying operating system since at least 2007, when its predecessor company SWsoft decided to rename itself Parallels. SWsoft got its start in 2001.…

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Hot muffins on the menu as staff 'concentrate on serving customers' Customers at a McDonald’s got to see an entirely different type of muffin from the ones on the menu, after staff mistakenly broadcast a blue movie on LCD screens at a fast food outlet.…

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Isohunt claims to have tossed copy of Pirate DB into a lifeboat Torrent site Isohunt.toclaims to have copied The Pirate Bay's database and has recreated a version of the site at oldpiratebay.org/.…

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Scumbag profiteering or the market at work? The central business district of Australia's largest city, Sydney, is today in lockdown after a man shut himself and around 40 people in a cafe. The man reportedly has a gun and has insisted his captors display a flag bearing Arabic script in the cafe's window.…

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Is this the moment celebrity rags get busted for making stuff up? Sony Pictures Entertainment has reportedly written a tersely-worded letter to lots of media outlets that are writing stories based on material supposedly liberated from its servers.…

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Splitting the assets This article was produced in association with JAMF Software…

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Antarctic balloon tech to be shared in hope of beaming bits to bods France's space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), will team with Google to advance the Project Loon broadband balloons project.…

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Announcement of Telstra and Optus deals mentions 'goal' and 'policy to ensure' 25Mbps NBN Co has signed definitive agreements to acquire Telstra's copper network, plus the hybrid fibre-coax networks belonging to both Telstra and Optus, but just what the deals will deliver is uncertain after communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and NBN Co issued conflicting advice on the speeds the network will deliver.…

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Producers are shaken AND stirred An early screenplay of the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre was stolen by hackers who ransacked Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer system, the film's producers confirmed on Saturday.…

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'Scrapped scraper puts rights under threat,' mumbles AEDE Anti-Google lobby group the AEDE, which represents publishers in Spain, has asked the country's government to prevent the ad giant from shuttering its news-scraping service.…

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