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Millimetre wave spectrum The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which sets the standards for mobile comms, has just started work on five specifications for millimetre Wave Transmission – the 30GHz to 300GHz range.…

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Five years on, what did Larry's lot do to Sun's partner network? Oracle-Sun anniversary  A headstone in Santa Clara carries the names of the fallen in Sun Microsystems’ once illustrious reseller channel – it is five years this week since grim reaper Oracle bought the server giant.…

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But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid Apple will mute the Thunderstrike attack in an upcoming OS X patch, according to a report.…

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Patching WebKit would be unsafe, Google tells 960 million users Google says it won't patch Android Jellybean because it's too hard.…

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Good news: free upgrade! Odd news: reason for upgrade is back-end upgrade Dropcam, the home video camera company acquired by Google's Internet of Things limb Nest, is giving away new cameras to owners of its old cameras.…

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If CompSci kiddies read Neal Stephenson and Dave Eggers, our species will endure A group of researchers working for National ICT Australia reckons computer science courses need to look at artificial intelligence from an ethical point of view – and the popularity of sci-fi among comp.sci students makes that a good place to start.…

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Total Inability To Support Uninteresting People It appears Facebook and its image-sharing subsidiary Instagram, as well as reportedly hook-up-finder Tinder, have fallen off the web.…

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Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit A multinational collaboration of boffins reckons it's come up with a chippable solution to one of the practical problems of quantum communications: getting a good source of entangled photons.…

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Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling Hacker Rahul Sasi has found and exploited a backdoor in Parrot AR Drones that allows the flying machines to be remotely hijacked.…

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Whitman and Weiseler confirmed as heads of Enterprise and HP Inc. HP has revealed who'll be sitting where once the splitting song stops and the company has broken into HP Inc. and HP Enterprise.…

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Google intransigence or publicity vuln? Google, which has been criticised by Microsoft for recent bug disclosures, is now downplaying a bug of its own.…

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Fedora fires up on Freescale T4240-powered dense and frugal server IBM has revealed more about a PowerPC microserver it says will help to crunch data gathered by the square kilometre array (SKA), the colossal radio telescope to be built across South Africa and Australia.…

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Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.…

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Red-faced government employee owns up The US Secret Service is investigating how a drone came to crash into the White House in the early hours of Monday morning.…

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Desktop-as-a-service is getting good, fast, and can already replace some virtual desktops Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) services are getting good enough, fast enough, that organisations need to consider them as an alternative to desktop virtualisation (VDI).…

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Leaking personal information is supposed to be OUR JOB, say whistleblowers WikiLeaks is demanding answers from Google after learning that the company handed user information to the FBI and didn't acknowledge the incident for more than two years.…

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Consumer sales hard hit as OEMs turn cold shoulder Microsoft posted another quarter of respectable results on Monday, matching analysts' earnings estimates and slightly outperforming on revenue, but its strong showing couldn't disguise the continuing shakiness in its core software business.…

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Meanwhile, San Francisco stares at loading screens Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina believe they will be the next to enjoy Google Fiber.…

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Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks Crew and cargo resupply missions will be launched from US soil by 2017, with SpaceX and Boeing both sending rival systems into low Earth orbit from now on.…

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Too much data, too little protection Ahead of parliamentary hearings this week into the Australian government's proposed data retention regime, privacy watchdogs have lined up to criticise the legislation.…

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Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks Crew and cargo resupply missions will be launched from US soil by 2017, with SpaceX and Boeing both sending rival systems into low Earth orbit from now on.…

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But just who's eating at the trough? ICANN's CEO has infuriated domain investors by dismissing them as domain "hoggers" in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.…

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Upgrade to system causing bizarre traffic spikes An upgrade to China's Great Firewall is having knock-on effects all over the internet, with seemingly random sites experiencing massive traffic spikes.…

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Motorola ex-CEO says Cupertino killed off its partner The former CEO of Motorola Mobility says the company's Nexus 6 phablet would have been a nicer piece of kit, were it not for Apple's inteference.…

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Not that NSA, the other one The US National Sheriffs' Association wants Google to block its crowd-sourced traffic app Waze from being able to report the position of police officers, saying the information is putting officer's lives at risk.…

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