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Reg storage man looks into upstart's prospects A briefing from folks at cloud storage gateway upstart CTERA revealed there was more to the firm than Reg storage desk had thought.…

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Legal boffin considers the implications for public authorities, businesses The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Tuesday declared the Data Retention Directive (DRD) invalid.…

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All the cool grannies are wearing them Danish company ReSound claims the LinX for the iPhone is the first "cool hearing aid". That might be stretching things a bit but perhaps only because of attitudes.…

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LOHAN test flight launches for your viewing pleasure If you're looking for some light entertainment this fine April morning, then tune in to the live launch of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) "Punch" and "Judy" test flights.…

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Feeding the Mac Pro beast NAB  G-Technology goes for 4K workstation external storage at NAB with glossy curvy and black hard drive boxes plus a portable SSD to round out its product set.…

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Brit colo outfit says it paid for 347KVA, has been charged for 1940KVA British colocation outfit Alphadex says British Gas is refusing to discuss what it believes are errors in its bills and says that dispute, rather than any financial weakness, is behind the energy company's petition to wind it up.…

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Updated Virtual Machine Converter now converts Linux VMs too Microsoft has fired another shot in its campaign to win over VMware users, in the form of an updated Virtual Machine Converter that can move virtual machines from ESXi to Hyper-V.…

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Foxconn's $1bn factory investment looking like a very smart move In a move which won’t go down well with foreign smartphone-makers the Indonesian government is planning to levy a 20 per cent tax on all imported mobile phones, in a bid to support domestically made handsets.…

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Cupertino golden with laptop-like-tablet A senior JPMorgan analyst has urged Apple to seize a $63bn (£37bn) opportunity by flogging a hybrid laptop-tablet device running iOS.…

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Queensland banks savings, decides one in three workers can do without Office The Australian State of Queensland does not observe daylight saving and an old joke about the state says that air travellers entering the region have in the past been advised to “turn your watch back one hour and 50 years.”…

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Scandal hit camera maker just can't shake off its past Just when it thought the dark days were behind it, camera purveyor Olympus has been slapped with a ¥28 billion (£160m) lawsuit from six trust banks over a long running accounting scandal.…

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Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights? Who needs China? Facebook this week announced that its active user base in India passed 100 million – the first country to do so since the US of A.…

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Also: Google announces services' Heartbleed status Although most attention surrounding the Heartbleed vulnerability has been given to the server side, the SANS Institute is reminding the world that the client side is also vulnerable.…

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CTO Vogels says 'power management for ARM is considered state of the art' Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief technology officer Werner Vogels believes the cloudy colossus could, in the future consider using ARM CPUs, or even offering RISC-as-a-service to help those on legacy platforms enjoy cloud elasticity.…

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'SDN useless if it takes ten PhDs to operate' Dell has tagged software-defined networking (SDN) and big data centre switching in its latest switch/controller release.…

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Government workers prohibited from tweeting about their jobs as A-G labels Snowden 'traitor' Australia's deserved reputation as a nation whose government likes to pry into almost everything online has "improved" thanks to two new incidents.…

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Cupertino's UI chief said to have butted heads with Sir Jony Apple design boss Jony Ive appears to be consolidating his power within the fruity firm, with longtime software UI chief Greg Christie reportedly leaving the company.…

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Massive space rock impact may have set the continents sliding Scientists say they have reconstructed an asteroid impact on Earth that was at least three times as massive as the strike that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs and the new monster had effects that are still being felt today.…

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Decline levels off a bit as customers finally move to new machines The end of support for the Windows XP operating system has triggered a jump in sales, bringing a rare bit of good news for PC vendors.…

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New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds Australians without broadband are no closer to being able to understand when, or if, the nation;s National Broadband Network (NBN) will make fast data connections available, after Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a new Statement of Expectations document to NBN Co, the entity charged with building the network.…

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VPS-vs-VPS fight brings billing parity to hosting market Linux server hosting provider Linode has introduced hourly billing after being buffeted by fierce competition in the hosting and cloud markets.…

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ExpressRoute expansion gives you more ways to access Azure on the hush hush Microsoft's Azure cloud is being hooked into BT's private fibre cables giving security-focused organizations another way to access Microsoft's technology.…

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First devices could be ready for CES debut next year There's usually a significant delay between a new technology hardware standard being finalized and seeing it in commercial systems, but the latest update to the USB spec looks like it's going to be rolled out much faster than people think.…

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Fortunately, it only affects Windows Server Update Services customers Microsoft has suspended distribution of April's Windows 8.1 Update to some enterprise customers after a bug was discovered that could bork affected machines' ability to receive future updates.…

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Company accused of bribing officials for contracts HP has agreed to a $108m settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle charges that company representatives paid off government officials in order to obtain contract deals.…

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