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All the action from 'Baconur' - Blighty's renamed space flight centre Pics+Vid  The dust has pretty well settled on the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Punch and Judy test flights, and we now present for your further entertainment a round-up of the two missions.…

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Have another glass - this is a fruity one and no mistake Software-defined storage startup DEY Storage has been bought by CloudCentral, an Australian cloud service provider, which has had a DEY storage co-founder as a board advisor for a few months. And it's being bought by a winery.…

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Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node NBN Co, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has let world+dog know that one test of VDSL delivered over fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) worked.…

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Mobe firm gets PCI DSS green light for text-crypto service Text messaging isn’t secure. It was never meant to be, as befits something which the chair of the SMG4 standards committee thought was a good idea at the time. No-one ever thought that it might be used for particularly valuable data. SMS expects everything to happen in plain txt so nuttin iz encryptd, bruv.…

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Motorola to focus on government and public safety markets Motorola Solutions has offloaded its enterprise business to Zebra Technologies for $US3.45 billion in cash.…

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Europe's 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout The European Commission has decided Munich, not London, is Europe's top technology hub. The judgement is delivered in a new Atlas of ICT Activity in Europe released this week.…

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German service pays tribute to Lavabit Lavaboom, a new German-based and supposeldyNSA-proof email service, will go into private beta this week with a mission spread the gospel according to Edward Snowden by making encrypted email accessible to all.…

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Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle It’s trade show season in Hong Kong and the Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics has trumped its rivals, principally Samsung, by producing the highest resolution phone display yet.…

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Ingram deal puts junior virtualiser in box seat to broker SaaS and cloud Parallels is best known for two things: a fine desktop hypervisor and the Virtuozzo containerised server-wrangler that many service providers use to dish out virtual machines to their customers.…

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Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build The much-hyped fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship handset the Galaxy S5 has already been hacked just days after the device was launched, although a teardown reveals a bill of materials in excess of $250 (£150) – higher than the iPhone 5S.…

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Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard Microsoft has introduced a new subscription model for Office 365 and this time it's literally personal: the new “Office 365 Personal” makes the productivity suite available for just two devices – one PC or Mac and one tablet – for $US69.99 a year.…

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Goal: To make programming their finicky but muscular GPUs an easier task for meter mortals Nvidia has released CUDA 6, an upgrade to its proprietary GPU programming language that it says "includes some of the most significant new functionality in the history of CUDA."…

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Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week Red Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.…

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With governments occupied, criminals could capitalize As governments around the world continue to wrangle for a peaceful solution to the political tensions in the Ukraine, cybercriminals could catch governments off guard with online attacks, warns Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky.…

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Stock price boost on potential to earn big bucks from tweets Twitter has bought its long-time collaborator Gnip, a analytics firm that should help the social media firm turn its red balance sheets black.…

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Big Red's cloud is safe and Oracle Linux 6 has been patched, but Java has some issues Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”.…

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Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing Ubuntu has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Linux distribution will be available in two days.…

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Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so The nearest most of us get to a sponge is when it's sitting on the bathroom shelf, but scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have found four new species of carnivorous sponge that are chomping their way through undersea life off the coast of California.…

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Platform looks to slim down security protections in virtual instances Kaspersky is extending its Security for Virtualuzation Light Agent security tool to the Citrix XenServer and Microsoft HyperV platforms.…

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FrankenContainer scheme blends tiny OS with Docker containers Red Hat has put its Linux operating system on a diet to create a scrappy technology that will take on traditional virtualization approaches such as those backed by VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.…

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Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence' Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella made his third trip in as many weeks to San Francisco to announce the third piece in the puzzle that's Microsoft's future strategy: it's all going to be about data, he said.…

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Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men Intel has posted its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 that were either marginally lower or higher than analysts' estimates, depending upon which analysts you trust.…

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Wearables are coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop them Pics  Samsung has filed a design-patent application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for what appears to be a cross between a Bluetooth earpiece and Google Glass.…

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Former US Homeland Security boss scorns enterprise security efforts Poor communications, weak management and a lack of communications with government agencies is leaving many large enterprises vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks, according to former US Homeland Security boss Tom Ridge.…

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Anti-Godzilla tech saves precious bit barn data from unforeseen stomping The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.…

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