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Webcast on 23 April 9.30 BST Promo  Steve Plank or "Planky" as even his mother allegedly calls him is the Windows Azure evangelist for Microsoft UK and on April 23 he is taking to the interwebs to conduct his evangelizing online.…

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Check out these online courses Promo  QA Week 2013 opens its doors on Tuesday 22 April. For one week only, our favourite IT training company delivers a bunch of courses and seminars via Webex entirely free of charge.…

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Cook & co slowly warming to competition overseer Apple execs have made a "promising start" to fixing the company's antitrust compliance programme, says the monitor appointed by the court after the iPhone maker was found guilty of conspiring to fix ebook prices last year. However, the Cupertino corp has spent too much time dragging the process out, he said.…

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Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat Mark Karpelès, the founder of imploded Bitcoin exchange MtGox, says he won't come to the US to answer questions after his trading website mislaid 850,000 BTC.…

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First we slurp, then we burp, you berks Google is providing an explicit explanation of how it automatically and routinely runs software to snoop on messages flooding in and out of a user's Gmail account – so as to better target them with ads.…

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Natter-board tells middle-class Britain to purée its passwords Twee UK parenting website Mumsnet is the second high-profile organisation to claim it has fallen victim to the infamous Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.…

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Forget Openreach, this trio will pump fibre into homes BSkyB and TalkTalk have buddied up in a joint venture with CityFibre to build a new broadband network in the City of York that is not dependent on one-time UK state monopoly BT's infrastructure.…

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Crypto tool clears code review hurdle The first phase of crowd-funded audit of TrueCrypt has turned up several vulnerabilities, but nothing particularly amiss and certainly nothing that looks like a backdoor.…

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A view from the ground For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.…

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Free event for IT decision makers Promo  Microsoft UK invites you to attend Accelerate Your Insights, a free-of-charge all-day event at Thames Valley Park, Reading, on 1 May, where you can learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server and Azure. It’s being streamed, too, so you can attend as a “virtual delegate”.…

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Simplify it and you'll have a winner Storagebod  IBM is a great technology company: so many of the technologies we take for granted can be traced to back to Big Blue. And many of today’s implementations still are poorer than the original implementations.…

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Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough Yale University boffins have devised a new way of identifying super strong metallic glass alloys that will "drastically" increase the discovery rate of the "potentially revolutionary" materials.…

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Flushed with flash success Dell has extended its Compellent array's automated data tiering to place hot data in connected server's PCIe flash caches, nearly doubling database access speed, increasing user counts 6 X and lowering per user costs by 70 per cent.…

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Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing NBN Co, the organisation charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has decided to prioritise areas targeted by “cherry-picking” telcos looking to install fibre-to-the-basement to apartment complexes and office buildings.…

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Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out Germany’s space research centre in Cologne has been the victim of a co-ordinated and covert targeted attack carried out by state-sponsored hackers, according to a Der Spiegel report.…

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Blood moon revealed before your bloodshot eyes The blood moon that will show its gory face tonight can best be viewed from North America or New Zealand.…

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Joins the 'span planet with acceptable latency' club Google has created a new “Asia” region and two new zones – “asia-east1-a” and “asia-east1-b” - for its cloudy Compute Engine service.…

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Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru Trakdot is a little device you hide in your suitcase so that if an airline loses your luggage, you can, in theory, find it. Inside is a SIM card with a global roaming agreement, and the necessary electronics to connect to GSM mobile networks.…

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Calls for founding of National Cyber Security Council Pakistan’s Upper House this week began debating a new bill seeking to establish a National Cyber Security Council, an agency the nation feels is needed in the wake of Edward Snowden's myriad revelations about NSA surveillance.…

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Go buy your vSysadmins a big choccy egg: their Easter in peril VMware has confirmed that 27 of its products need patches for the Heartbleed bug.…

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Giants set a date to marry chipworks after 15 month engagement, report says Fujitsu Semiconductor and Panasonic are ready to jointly launch a new chip company this autumn as part of the duo’s plans to merge their LSI businesses, according to reports.…

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Icy 'Peggy' looks to be leaving the outer rings Boffins peering at images sent home by NASA's Cassini spacecraft think they may have spotted the first throes of a new moon coming into being.…

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Planetary shadow could cripple LADEE lunar probe North American night owls will be in prime position to catch their best view of a lunar eclipse at around 1am EDT Tuesday as our natural satellite is overshadowed by Earth.…

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Coincidentally, T-Mobile wants you to buy their 'no overage' service plans T-Mobile US is once again looking to seize headlines in the US carrier space by pressing forward with a campaign to end data, text, and voice overage fees.…

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'New power class' is rising 'from basements into boardrooms' IT automation-tool supplier Chef has sponsored a study that it says shows software developers are "emerging as a new power class" who believe their jobs are recession-proof, and that money will flow to them like honey.…

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