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Plans to up its secret gadget-making staff by 27% Amazon's much-hyped Fire Phone met a cool reception from consumers, but that won't stop CEO Jeff Bezos from doubling down on his consumer electronics ambitions, industry insiders claim.…

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The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah? Comcast has branded Netflix, Discovery and others extortionists after they opposed the ISP's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable…

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Kingmaker Thodey promises investors 'not a dollar less' than $AU11.2 billion The once-imminent deal between Telstra, NBN Co and the government is, once again, less imminent than communications minister Malcolm Turnbull would like.…

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posted 7 days ago on the register
CGI scripts to DHCP clients affected – patch code-injection hole NOW A newly discovered vulnerability in the Bash command-line interpreter poses a critical security risk to Unix and Linux systems – and, thanks to their ubiquity, the internet in general.…

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Apple kills 'upgrade' ... Hey, Microsoft. Are you sure you want to be like these guys? Apple today released iOS 8.0.1 then recalled it about an hour later – after people complained the "update" broke cellular connections and Touch ID.…

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Losses not as bad as they look Analysis  Overland Storage, the troubled tape and low-end scale-out disk array storage vendor, is still battling on, with a swell in revenues despite increasing losses. How does CEO Eric Kelly do it?…

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That's right, Doris, I've got biggest snout in the prehistoric world Boffins have discovered a dinosaur with one of the biggest noses ever seen in the animal kingdom, which it was thought to flash around in a bid to impress the ladies.…

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Plus: 'SCREW YOU, respected podcast host!'

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Weird as hell, but full of great ideas First look  Unveiled today and already shipping, BlackBerry’s Passport is going to be a "Marmite" device – some will love it and some will hate it. It’s quite uncompromisingly the most unusual smartphone in modern times – BlackBerry may as well have called it the “WTF”.…

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Yep, Gummi Bears can still defeat bio-reading tech News that Apple’s iPhone 6 can be spoofed with the same fake fingerprints that tricked its earlier version, the iPhone 5S, has sparked off a lively debate among security researchers.…

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Atmospheric phenomenon led to downing of Chinook The world has been treated to all sorts of excuses about why the United States and its allies from the UK and elsewhere failed to win the ongoing war in Afghanistan.…

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Live free or die neutral Western regulations like the mooted US changes enforcing “net neutrality” will hold back internet development for consumers, Huawei President and board member Ryan Ding told us today. Ding said it was absurd to have a put up with one-speed slow, dumb networks when different consumers and applications had different requirements.…

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Private boy squares up Stateside to public kid Newly private BMC Software is taking ServiceNow to court, claiming its up-and-coming enterprise help-desk rival trampled over its sacred patents.…

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Who wants a watch that SNIFFS your SWEAT, anyway? Channels Forum 2014  Resellers should start investigating drones and robots, but needn’t bother swapping their Rolexes for Apple watches anytime soon, channel consultants Canalys warned today.…

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Top execs' stock options slashed for next year Oracle’s soon-to-be-ex-CEO Larry Ellison took home slightly less money in fiscal 2014 than the previous year, after some rumblings of criticism at the sizeable nature of his big package.…

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In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite? The Emma Watson nude photo leak scandal has been exposed as a spoof - by a gang of spoofers.…

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We're king of the storage world Dell sold more storage capacity than any other supplier in the first half of 2014, says analyst IDC.…

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Don't mention the war, resellers Channels Forum 2014  The IT industry has pulled back from the brink of disaster but conflicts in Russia and the Middle East have the potential to push it back to the edge, resellers and distributors were warned today.…

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Hammers, blenders, thermite - will Jesus mobe rise again? Apple claims its latest device is bigger and better than any other mobile phone, but the iOS 8 sporting iPhone 6 Plus has already been criticised for supposedly bending in fanbois' pockets.…

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I can see my house from here! Youtube Video…

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A stranger turns up YOUR heat with default password 1234 Digital thermostats from Heatmiser are wide open to takeover thanks to default login credentials and myriad other security flaws.…

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All these and more at Euro broadcasting conference IBC 2014  At this time of year, the tech press is often focused on IFA, the massive electronics show in Berlin where many companies unveil their latest products, including smartphones, flatter, curvier TVs than ever before, and all manner of other things.…

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Ours is bigger than yours In a demonstration of “my scale-out filer is bigger than yours” storage swaggery, Nasuni has loaded up a billion-plus object volume into its Nasuni Service file system.…

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Santa Clara? Wall St? WTH? Worstall on Wednesday  So here's the little financial markets puzzler of the moment. Alibaba has launched that IPO, the stock has soared and Yahoo! has made a bundle. Jerry Yang's original investment of $1bn now looks like one of the great investment deals of all time. However, as the Alibaba stock price soared (from the $68 of the placing to some $99 at one point in the day), Yahoo!'s price fell: it was 10 per cent down at one point.…

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Learn all about them As solid state drives (SSDs) become a critical part of today's storage, it is becomes increasingly important to learn about the supercapacitors that help prevent data loss.…

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