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And a very, very, skimpy teaser trailer in which everyone is grumpy with Steve The Aaron Sorkin-penned, Danny Boyle-directed and Michael Fassbender-starring Steve Jobs movie has emerged with a release date and teaser trailer.…

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Stuff's worth a billion, says Thing-zilla Qualcomm is giving its AllJoyn protocol another shove with new Internet of Stuff silicon targeting the home appliance market.…

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Boffins to delve for secrets of the universe in former gold mine In among the continuing bad-news stories for science funding in Australia, the federal government has at least found some spare coins for dark matter research.…

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Quanta vice chairman says staff shortages over Chinese New Year slowed production Apple's Watch may not be a buggy, broken mess after all and those adjectives can instead be applied to human resources practices at Taiwanese OEM Quanta.…

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Gates foundation buys blue pills to stiff mosquito-borne disease The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has been buying Viagra, in a good cause: it seems to help beat one of the common malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum.…

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Code's already available but this makes it official MAME – the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator – is going open source.…

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Metadata access was just part of the story Australia's long sleepwalk into a surveillance state continued last week, with the largely-uncontested passage of the suite of bills creating the Australian Border Force (ABF).…

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Carbon tax protest shows protests putting prices in punters' faces pay off When Australia's federal government legislated a carbon tax, some electricity companies tweaked their bills so that customers could see it as a line item.…

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Search engine not wiped clean, however Google has struck a private settlement deal with Max Mosley over images that show the ex-Formula One chief engaging in a sadomasochistic sex pantomime.…

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Enemies prepare for a goddam swarm of mobes with wings! A tiny drone that can apparently fit in the palm of your hand has been developed by U.S. military boffins.…

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Chris Roberts took control of United Airlines aircraft mid-flight, affidavit alleges Feds have accused a security researcher of hacking into the entertainment system of a United Airlines plane mid-flight, before causing the aircraft to temporarily fly "sideways".…

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Plus: Zuck's NOT trying to suck in everything QuoTW  This week we found a quadruple quasar, fought with Vladimir Putin and made short work of our combination locks.…

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More than just an unpronounceable name Vulture at the Wheel  The favoured steed of yummy mummies, Nissan's Qashqai, has become quite a hit. And it’s something that ticks all the boxes – high driving position, looks cool, eco credentials.…

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And never assume a project manager can calm a cranky client On-call  In this week's instalment of On-call, our weekend thing in which we share readers' tales of odd things that happen at odd hours, we bring you the adventures of “Foredeck” who once “worked for a small UK ISV ... as a Support Manager, which meant I had a lot of different hats to wear, including being on-call one week in three".…

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It's capitalism, stupid! You screw up then you lose everything Worstall @ the Weekend  Much to my joy, I have been asked a question I can actually answer. As opposed to those difficult ones, like does my bum look big in this, do you love me and has your cocaine use ever been more than recreational?…

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Fills a gap very nicely Review  Ok, so let's get this out the way quickly: this updated Roku 3 is the best streaming player on the market right now.…

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Yet another Roscosmos cock-up as Mexican satellite mission fails Russia's Proton-M rocket burned up over Siberia this morning just minutes after lift-off, the country's federal space agency has confirmed.…

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All your shoppers BELONG TO the retailer US Google is reportedly planning to imminently add "buy" buttons to its mobile search results in an apparent move to compete with online retail giants eBay and Amazon.…

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This is not a film, it’s an assault on your senses Film Review  The one thing you can definitely say about George Miller’s revival of his post-apocalyptic Aussie outback petrolhead Mad Max is that it stays true to the original films.…

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There's much more to microcars than Sir Clive's C5 Review  Sir Alec Issigonis' Mini may, perhaps, be the most famous of British small cars, and the Fiat 500 one of the most well known continental ones, but before either of those appeared, came plenty of other tiny vehicles, aimed at providing transport on a budget to people across Europe.…

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T.C. Boyle, Lawrence Osborne and a Turing tale with a twist Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston reviews the latest from the literary world with T.C. Boyle observing the saints and sinners at roots of American gun violence. Lawrence Osborne tells a gripping tale of expats adrift and running amok in Cambodia, and David Lagercrantz delivers a curious conspiracy in his fictional take on events in the aftermath of the death of Alan Turing.…

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Name<>Face Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Slinking away early from yet another works leaving party this week, I was reminded with some regret that I will never get one of my own. All those nice words spoken, all those pats on the back, all those clinking glasses of pub house wine. How lovely it must be to be surrounded by so many faithful colleagues celebrating the fact that you are pissing off at last.…

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And PC users will need a big rig to power virty specs Facebook's Oculus division has published the technical specifications of its Rift virtual reality headsets, and its seems that Apple and Linux fans are out of luck.…

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Systems taken offline as college punts in face of cyber attack Penn State University has had to take networks in its school of engineering offline after falling victim to a malware attack traced partially to China.…

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IoT World conference has some illuminating ideas IoT World 2015  There was a lot of clunky technology, standards fretting, evangelizing and platform promotion going on at the Internet of Things World 2015 conference in San Francisco this week, but a few bright ideas.…

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