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Anything that simple to use has got to be complex to set up OpenStack looks like it will inject some $3.3bn into the market by 2018, growing from $890m this year according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report.…

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The new reality of picking a web winner Feature  Desktop browsers have reached a point where there isn't a huge amount of daylight between them. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera are all on a pretty even playing field when it comes to features and speed.…

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US murder case hears of gruesome request put to Apple's digital assistant Florida newspaper The Gainsville Sun reports that the accused in a murder case is alleged to have used his iPhone to search for ways to dispose of a body.…

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No pretty rings or swirly spots on this little gray duck The European Space Agency's (ESA's) Rosetta probe reached its intended orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last week.…

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Attention devs: this one weird tick might just bork your boxen One of Intel's new ways to make software go faster is called Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX), an innovation that gives developers fine control over how multi-threaded code uses a CPU's resources.…

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Yes, Sun asks tots to debug broken page get out crayons Comment  British red-top The Sun is running a campaign to “Get Kids Coding” in collaboration with Google that demonstrates failures of judgment and technology that have reduced my family as well as some Reg staff to helpless laughter.…

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'WE NEED MORE TIME!' cry angry sysadmins, and Redmond listens Microsoft has handed sysadmins a reprieve by delaying the blockage of vulnerable old versions of Java in its flagship Internet Explorer web browser until September.…

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'TCP-Forward' promises speed even when packets drop, without processing overheads The world is awash with proposals to improve the venerable TCP/IP protocol. The latest, from researchers at the University of Cincinnati, addresses shortcomings in the protocol's behaviour on wireless networks.…

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Chipzilla splashes US$650 million for Axxia Fresh from its acquisition of LSI, Singapore-based Avago Corporation has carved out the Axxia network processor business and flogged it to Chipzilla for US$650 million.…

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Just what is glueing space trash oddball together? Pic  Scientists studying a mysterious asteroid that could hit Earth in the 29th century think they've found the reason why the fast-spinning object hasn't blown itself apart.…

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Wanted poster pic gets alleged sex offender nabbed in Nepal The US Federal Bureau of Investigations says it has captured a fugitive who has been wanted for the last 14 years on child sex abuse and kidnapping charges, and it credits modern face recognition technology for the arrest.…

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'An entirely new appearance' says chaebol bigwig Samsung unveiled on Wednesday the Galaxy Alpha, a new Android smartphone that will sport a thin all-metal casing.…

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ClearSwift has scored an almost-accidental success with [REDACTED] tech Security strategies generally concentrate on keeping the bad guys out, but British security outfit ClearSwift has stumbled upon another approach: if the bad guys get in, let them out with something. But scrub it clean on the way out the door.…

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More than half Australia's mobiles are with Telezilla Telstra continues to gorge on the Australian telecommunications market at the expense of its competitors, leaving Optus with a focus on squeezing efficiencies out of its operations to stay profitable.…

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Q4 results show emerging markets revenue falling, US flat, competition rising Facing rising competition, Cisco has announced another round of layoffs – 6,000 – in financial results that beat analyst expectations but were still flat.…

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Read the open letter from security pressure group Car manufacturers are urged to implement a five-step program to improve their motors' computer security defenses.…

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Tells appeals court Carnegie Mellon Uni patent ruling was result of 'series of legal errors' Fabless semiconductor firm Marvell has fired the opening volley in its appeal of the record-breaking $1.5bn judgment against it in its ongoing patent dispute with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).…

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And you thought Messenger was a little bit creepy Advertisers on global ad network Facebook can now pinpoint exactly which devices and computers people use to buy stuff through online ads.…

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'His conduct a reminder that businessmen commit unlawful acts in zealous pursuit of profit' Apple is once again facing a lawsuit, this time from its own shareholders over its no-poaching-of-staff pacts with rivals.…

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Claims researcher took money to throw off monopoly probe A Chinese academic has been booted from a government antitrust advisory committee amid allegations he accepted payouts from Qualcomm in exchange for giving testimony favorable to the company in an ongoing monopoly probe.…

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Plus more Snowden claims: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up Edward Snowden says the NSA has developed software that will automatically attack foreign computers deemed a threat – without checking in with a human first.…

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You crashed watchdog's site, now time to crash its ears One of the most powerful men in the US Senate has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tour all of America to hear citizens' thoughts, face to face, on net neutrality.…

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Exit at last for high-end deduper's VC backers Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has bought Sepaton, the highest of the high-end enterprise deduping backup targets. Sepaton used to have a rewarding deal with HP until the StoreOnce came long.…

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ClusterHQ product released today What on Earth is a Flocker? It's a piece of open source software that lets you run databases, key-value stores and queues inside Docker containers, and comes from ClusterHQ.…

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Siri rival Viv: 'I've used it on my watch to show off sometimes'

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