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We need UPLOADS if we're not just watching TV From the day I arrived in Australia, I’ve had a high-speed broadband connection. The owner of the ISP came over to my flat to set it up, attaching a point-to-point wireless link to my terrace, then aiming it at his offices.…

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But only at the peak, our average mobe download is only so-so The most recent Akamai State of the Internet report has found Australia has the fastest mobile download speeds in the Asia Pacific region, peaking at an astonishing 149.3 Mbps.…

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New private cloud offerings go all-in for Docker and Kubernetes Red Hat Summit  Docker wasn't the only firm blabbing away about containers this week. On Wednesday, top Linux vendor Red Hat unveiled two new offerings at its Red Hat Summit conference in Boston, and both had containers at their cores.…

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ESET spits patch in three days. Google Project Zero bod Tavis Ormandy has disclosed a 'trivial' means to remote hack the ESET NOD32 antivirus platform.…

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Productivity Commission blasts TPP-style negotiations while US passes 'fast-track' bill Opponents of the Trans Pacific Partnership have had a key defeat in America, with the Senate passing crucial “fast track” legislation that lets President Barack Obama push ahead with the deal.…

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Look, ma, we're a real business now DockerCon 2015  The themes of Docker's past conferences has been increasing adoption of the container tech, but the theme of this year's DockerCon was moving beyond experimentation and into production deployment.…

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Aruba? Never heard of 'em Juniper Networks is moving to fill out footprint in enterprise wireless access, signing a deal to integrate kit from Ruckus Wireless into its Ethernet switch range.…

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Word, Excel, and PowerPoint up for grabs Redmond's plan to get its code running everywhere took another step forward on Wednesday when it released free versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android phones.…

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Redmond demos cross-platform containerized apps DockerCon 2015  Microsoft has doubled down on its support for Docker, further integrating the software container tech with Azure and Visual Studio Online and demoing the first-ever containerized application spanning both Windows and Linux systems.…

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Public comment period swamped over "commercial" site rules A proposal to force domain name owners to reveals their true identity and address if their website is deemed "commercial" has set off a privacy storm.…

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Who cares about your security? There's hardware to coddle Samsung computer users could find themselves wide open to attack because the software the Korean giant bundles on its systems disables Windows Update.…

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2016 becomes 2017 becomes 2018 The planned Tesla model for plebs – the Model 3 – has been delayed to 2018 from an original planned shipping date of early 2017.…

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We knew Apple's mobe was hot in Asia, but this is ridiculous A man in India says his iPhone 6 burst into flames just two days after he purchased the handset.…

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Negotiations rule out dropping personal data protection below mid-1990s level. Phew! Things can only get better. That’s the message from all parties negotiating the new EU Data Protection Regulation.…

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Delayed £2bn procurement structure now in its 42nd week Clown Crown Commercial Services has told prospective candidates for the mega Network Services framework that it will confirm the line-up of suppliers at some point. Maybe soon.…

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Snowflake's Muglia hopes to storm the cloud SQL Server, with Windows and Office, helped make Microsoft. The database sits in a $13bn business unit and while Microsoft’s server products grew 11 per cent – $1.7bn last year – that was driven primarily by sales of SQL Server.…

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A giant step for data protection, says Trevor Pott Most infrastructure verticals within the datacenter are undergoing rapid evolution today, but you could be entirely forgiven if you thought data protection stopped evolving some time ago. That's a shame because Copy Data Management (CDM) is the next evolution of this space, and it's worth taking some time to learn about this area.…

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Good times in spookland as biz gains $20bn valuation for latest funding round CIA-backed Big Data analytics outfit Palantir is about to embark on a fundraising round that will value the biz at $20bn (£13bn), according to reports.…

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You won't believe No.8 (OK, you will) Despite my apparently youthful good looks, I've been in the IT industry since 1989. Which means I've been around the block a bit, and have learned rather a lot of lessons – some of them the hard way. To avoid you having to find them out yourself, here are ten to be going on with.…

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And the phone outage means you can't even connect to 911! Imagine that All of US carrier Verizon's services have been struck down by an outage across Delaware, New Jersey, and New York since 5:27am EDT.…

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Shake off your sluggishness and learn to live with shadow IT Your users are probably using cloud-based services that you’re not even aware of to organise their files and collaborate with each other. What are you going to do about it?…

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Integration of technology and cloudy moves prompt action IBM and Box are hopping into bed together, a move intended to satisfy their respective desires for cloud and scale.…

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‘Unique challenges in Europe in the post-Snowden era’ The hedge fund that outgoing NTT Com Security overlord Simon Church is joining has $125m to splash on new investments in cyber defence and data services.…

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Early morning Belfast blaze takes down public transport and police ombudsman's sites A fire on the fourth floor of Belfast's Telephone House tore through a BT data centre, burning the customers of affected ISPs, as well as those seeking to access several government websites.…

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And while we’re at it, why do music labels still even exist?

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