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Not the bright future Sammy was imagining Samsung has decided to stop pushing its light emitting diode business outside of South Korea, despite reckoning it would be a growth area a few years ago.…

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Who would win: Megalodon or a German battleship? It was the largest ever shark ever seen on Planet Earth - the size of some World War II combat submarines - but up until now no-one really knew whether a stray Megalodon was still lurking somewhere out there in the ocean.…

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Sales surge on distie slurps but profits are down, down, down Acquisitions helped swing the sales dial north for Ingram Micro during calendar Q3 but the cost of the latest company-wide transformative activities took a chunk out of profits, the world’s largest tech distie has confirmed.…

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Project will fight intrusive surveillance Security experts including Bruce Schneier and Whitfield Diffie are teaming up with privacy advocates to form a new privacy group that aims to champion privacy against the growing tide of intrusive government surveillance.…

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Business spins faster Growth has returned to the disk drive business if Seagate's latest quarterly results are anything to go by.…

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Paid owner in cash and, er, Cannabis Sativa shares Anyone looking to cash in on the zeitgeist by buying the domain name ebola.com has left it too late, because the domain name has sold for more than $200,000.…

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Scrum down at DeveloperConnect Promo  If you want an extra dose of fireworks this autumn, get yourself down to Twickenham Stadium on 6 November for IBM DeveloperConnect 2014.…

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Unsaved docs, email contacts... shhhlooop Apple's OSX 10.10 – aka Yosemite – is silently uploading users' unsaved documents and the email addresses of their contacts to Apple's iCloud, according to security researcher Jeffrey Paul.…

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OMG! Gravity's totes amazeballs. Calm down, George Clooney, not your film Apple Watch? Bah humbug. Bonk to pay? Boring.…

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CIOs talk sticks, carrots and account managers Reg Events  It's difficult to speak openly about how to squeeze the best out of your suppliers. On the one hand, you always suspect there's more you could be doing. On the other, you don't want to give away your secrets.…

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ESA boffin: Reality of landing on comet better than fiction Youtube Video…

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Union Verdi still fighting for better pay and conditions German warehouse workers haven’t given up on the idea that striking will help them to win their pay dispute with Amazon.…

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Just don’t drink the Kool Aid Game Theory  With every passing moment of Sunset Overdrive you can almost feel developer Insomniac Games' collective relief at it being let off the leash. It's the antithesis to the rather dowdy, oppressive affair that was Resistance.…

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Elon Musk: I invest just to keep an EYE on sneaky so-and-sos Electric car salesman and space man Elon Musk has warned that meddling with Artificial Intelligence is tantamount to "summoning the demon" that will destroy humanity.…

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Badalone won't back down Opinion/Interview  The Register does not endorse any particular viewpoint contained in this interview. We will update readers on the court's decisions as the case unfolds.…

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Commodity server hardware the next big target market Comment  Pure Storage is set to build converged server and storage systems "to compete with commodity server hardware", said CEO Scott Dietzen, as the highly funded startup enters the next phase of its development.…

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ICO: It would be perfectly legal to do so A patients' group has urged doctors to automatically opt their patients out of the new "care.data" scheme until the patients give consent for the disclosure of their medical data.…

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He who holds the SIM holds the power Analysis  The SIM card is the most potent instrument of control in the mobile carrier’s hands, controlling the relationship with the customer and giving it unmatched information about how its users behave.…

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Redmond takes a shot with another pic-tastic mobe The Lumia 830, which is already available in the UK, is another midrange Lumia (from Microsoft, but it retains the Nokia brand) fighting for your attention. It squeaks in at under £300 SIM-free (it's £279 on PAYG at EE) or is free on contracts at around £25/month.…

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Windows update haxors saved by Microsoft FixIt A Tor exit node has been found slapping malware onto downloads as users exit the hidden network and enter the public web.…

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Oh. 'Together with exercise and diet'. Boo Swingbellies: Take heed! An international team of top boffins say they have found that sunlight can reduce weight gain - and that they can duplicate the effect with a skin cream.…

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Project to port Firefox OS to Raspberry Pi is under way The Mozilla Foundation staged a Mozilla Festival in the UK over the weekend, and one of the projects developers delivered was a port of Firefox OS working to the Raspberry Pi.…

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Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle' BAE Systems, which has been working with the US Navy on its futuristic railgun weapon project, has suggested the Mach 7 electromagnetic metal-slinger could be useful for the next generation of the US Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle.…

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The iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 are slightly better iPads, nothing more First Fondle  Here's something new from Apple: a product launch without a queue, excited fanbois or, indeed, much enthusiasm at all.…

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No change, no new audience, no offence The European Court of Justice has decided that even an unauthorised video can be embedded by a third party without creating a new infringement.…

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