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Want to connect 3,500 VMs? No problem Fujitsu has added a bunch of new variants to its Eternus TR storage arrays, targeting large scale desktop virtualisation environments.…

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Announces states to receive first fibre-to-the-village builds India is pushing ahead with the Modi government's fibre vision, under which 20,000 rural villages will get fibre backhaul by December 2016.…

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US$500 million to get to 100 Mbps New York governor Andrew Cuomo has decided that the 6 Mbps that's out of reach for a million residents of the state isn't good enough, and has created a half-billion-dollar fund to kick things along.…

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Real-time catch of 'fast radio burst' from BEYOND THE GALAXY The Parkes radio telescope – under a cloud due to budget cuts in Australia – has delivered its first science headline for 2015, giving astronomers their only real-time view so far of the unexplained phenomenon known as the Fast Radio Burst (FRB).…

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India's ICICI Bank uses direct messages to fling funds India's ICICI bank has launched a bank-by-Twitter service.…

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SQLi kid pops Aussie Travel Cover, dumps 800k records Nearly 900,000 client records including names, addresses, and phone numbers have been stolen from travel insurer Aussie Travel Cover by a suspected member of the Lizard Squad hacking crew.…

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Victims? More like SCAPEGOATS The NSA quietly commandeered a botnet targeting US Defence agencies to attack other victims including Chinese and Vietnamese dissidents, Snowden documents reveal.…

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Surprise: lightning and copper don't mix The impact of weather on Telstra's ailing copper network has hit the headlines, with some parts of Canberra told they'll suffer outages well into February.…

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Manager missing after flinging accusation of insider deals Alcatel-Lucent's operation in China, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell (ASB), has been accused of graft by an HR manager who has since gone missing.…

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Gov officials fingered Microsoft suffered a "man-in-the-middle" attack on its Outlook email service in China over the weekend, according to Greatfire.org.…

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Profits harder to come by for some... The financials for a bunch of Microsoft’s top table enterprise licensing channel partners are in, and though none of them are getting rich quickly, there’s seems room enough in straight reselling to make a living.…

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Report fingers finger-replacing pen ... for the iPad? Analysis firm KGI claims Apple will offer a stylus with its 12.9” iPad. If true, this would represent a volte face for Apple, which has always derided fondleslabs that used any pointing device other than a human finger attached to a human arm.…

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Do bears poo in, um, towns? Could the Pope ACTUALLY be a Buddhist? The Pirate Party's sole MEP, Julia Reda, unsurprisingly says that copyright law in the European Union is not fit for purpose.…

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You just exposed your users to world+dog, buddy A DDoS-for-hire service purportedly set up by the Lizard Squad hacking crew exposes registered users' login credentials.…

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Firms vow traffic throttling WON'T damage OTT players Virgin Media, Vodafone and EE have promised to be more upfront with their subscribers about traffic management policies two and half years after rival, big name UK ISPs signed up to the voluntary "Open Internet Code".…

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Regulator notes US watchdog's probe is ongoing Updated  The Serious Fraud Office has retracted its probe into the sale of Autonomy to HP in 2011 on grounds that the information presented to it provides "insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction".…

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Adios SFS 2008. SPEC SFS 2014 is here – benchmarkers Behold. The benchmarkers have brainstormed a fresh filer performance measure – SPEC SFS 2014. It looks at end-to-end filer performance instead of looking at component levels, as did the previous SPECsfs 2008 measure.…

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We've $1bn to back that up – report Rising star mobile company Xiaomi is planning an assault on TV content and has reportedly set aside $1bn with which to do it.…

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Global warming probably still on hold +Comment  So the results are in. The main US global temperature scorekeepers, NASA and the NOAA, say that 2014 was definitely the warmest year on record. But they've been contradicted by a highly authoritative scientific team, one actually set up to try an establish calm, objective facts in this area.…

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'Beta' is near-as-dammit 'live', who'd notice that...' The government has admitted it will fall significantly short of its original target to make 25 digital services live by March - a goal it had given itself four years to reach.…

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DOH! Clapper smacker for crapper tapper +Comment  For those who've wondered how US officials going right up to the country's president, Barack Obama, have been confident in blaming North Korea for the infamous Sony Pictures hack, it may have been because the NSA had compromised the secretive country's computer network years before, giving the US intelligence agency a front-row seat for subsequent events.…

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179 days to escape Microsoft's day of doom A channel-wide migration skills shortage is a real danger this summer as stragglers strain available resources by making an eleventh hour dash to flee Windows Server 2003, distributor veterans are warning.…

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Facebook-style tools for business development Comment  A whole new generation of storage software application startups focussed on Big Data is growing furiously in front of our eyes.…

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Enterprise tech for the rest of us Review  It was only a matter of time before Samsung dropped its 32-layer 3D V-NAND (3D Vertical NAND) technology further down the food chain, following its début in the high-end 850 PRO. The result is now with us in the shape of the 850 EVO, which, just like its 840 EVO predecessor, differs from the standard 850 PRO in the type of NAND it uses, namely, 3-bit (TLC) as opposed to the standard 2-bit (MLC).…

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4K speeds long way off, but IPv6 growing – report Analysis  Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report paints a pretty grim picture for 4K adoption. As well as charting IPv6 uptake, an important step forward to catering for the billions of new connected objects that account for the Internet of Things (IoT), the report finds that internet speeds in many countries still lag behind the minimum requirements for streaming 4K.…

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