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Pro-copyright group has as many as 75,000 in its crosshairs A pro-copyright lobbying group is threatening to sue some 50,000 to 75,000 people in Norway for using Popcorn Time movie-streaming apps.…

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Ex-R&D boss banned from working for Korean firm Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly won a lawsuit against a former employee over claims that he leaked details of the chip fabber's 28-nanometer process technology to archrival Samsung.…

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Printer/scanner costs less than $10,000 too Video  Designers at MIT have used off-the-shelf components and some nifty software to build a cheap combination 3D printer and scanner unit that can use ten different materials at a time.…

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'Closest-yet views' of dwarf planet, obscure agricultural gods on standby NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent earthwards its "closest-yet views" of dwarf planet Ceres.…

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OK Register readers, shout in unison: ‘sign us up’ New British mobe maker Wileyfox has launched a pair of Cyanogen OS phones.…

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Don't try and cut corners, or you'll end up in a twisty, tangly mess Now that we have CQL for Cassandra and N1QL for Couchbase, it seems the power of SQL is being opened for NoSQL database developers.…

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Flight of the RFID tag Scientists want to electronically tag the world’s honeybees in a bid to understand the mass death of entire populations.…

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Sod this chips lark, we’ll just flog blocks of air As we reported in June, Qualcomm has been looking to sell its 1452-1492MHz spectrum – and it seems it's found willing buyers in the form of Vodafone and Three.…

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The agony of the appearance of superficial choice Companies are rapidly expanding the volume of mobile devices used by their employees. The number of devices enrolled in business grew by 72 per cent during the whole of last year, compared with 2013.…

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Shouldn’t even be possible on thingies not jailbroke Vulnerable plug-ins have been installed on hundreds of thousands of Android devices, allowing screens to be recorded, according to data from the scanning tool which discovered that the so-called Certifi-gate vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild.…

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Why interconnectivity in the cloud is tougher than just stacking bricks Everything is being decoupled, disaggregated and deconstructed. Cloud computing is breaking apart our notions of desktop and server, mobile is decoupling the accepted concept of wired technology, and virtualisation is deconstructing our understanding of what a network was supposed to be.…

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Robotics graduate within touching distance of £30,000 prize A 3D-printed robot hand for amputees has won the UK heat of this year's James Dyson Award, which recognises university graduate inventions.…

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You want plain, colourless Lollipops, have them, says Motorola Vodafone wants to sell Android phones which are as close to stock (as Google intended) as possible, and the red company's favourite device for this is the Moto G.…

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Onyara's NiFi gambit goes to Hadoop spinner Hortonworks is buying dataflow specialist Onyara, making the Hadoop-simplifying tech for use in the Internet of Things (IoT) its third corporate purchase.…

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Storing in an undeduplicated form means a faster restore ExaGrid's growth is a reminder that Data Domain is not having everything its own way in the deduping back-up-to-disk market. V4.9 of ExaGrid's appliance software has global deduplication across all NAS shares and appliances in a scale-out GRID, along with parallel Oracle database back-up.…

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Huge vat of geek-friendly Factor 50 sun cream on order Web Summit – one of Europe’s biggest tech events, attracting more than 20,000 visitors – is on the lookout for a new home.…

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Fraudsters make hay while sun shines and accounts staff go on holiday UK small businesses need to be on heightened alert for fake invoices, following an alarming increase in this type of scam in the first six months of 2015.…

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Bute Council belatedly corrects missing Gaelic accent cock-up Visitors disembarking at the ferry terminal on the Scottish Isle of Bute are sadly no longer greeted with a Gaelic sign reading: "Welcome to Rothesay – The doorway to the beauty of Penis Island", after the local council moved swiftly to correct a balls-up and add a missing accent.…

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'What a punderful feeling', enthuses laureate Darren Walsh Peterborough funny man Darren Walsh has secured the 2015 "Funniest Joke of The Fringe" title with the splendid: "I just deleted all the German names off my phone. It's Hans free."…

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17-hour-long outage clouds cloud provider C4L has been battling a major outage for the best part of a day and customers are becoming increasingly angry about the lengthy downtime.…

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Bigger targets for smaller businesses in latest meaningless pledge The government looks set to wave its procurement wand and make one-third of its £45bn per year procurement spend appear to go to SMEs by 2020.…

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Sorry lawyers, the Packet Pixie doesn't exist Analysis  Arts and humanities graduates are schooled for years in metaphor and analogy - and these are very useful skills for understanding the world. But what happens when an approach based on metaphor and analogy meets hard science and engineering reality? And what happens when the chosen metaphor doesn't fit?…

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Tele2 CEO position filled by non-exec director of noted pie vendor The new director general of the mobile phone operators organisation is Mats Granryd, who will take up his new role on January 1 2016.…

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Silicon Valley 'eats away at our freedom every day' Switzerland's top data cop says Microsoft has “gone too far” in abusing people’s privacy.…

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Vote Brexit and keep your telly free of Bulgarian Top 40 Europe’s Digital Commissioner wants to know what you think about copyright rules for satellite broadcasters and cable companies.…

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