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Gab service has 'no plans' for developer APIs F8 2015  As much as developers might want WhatsApp to publish APIs to allow other software to access its popular chat service, the Facebook subsidiary has no plans to do so.…

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First major rev in two years improves logins, sharing F8 2015  Facebook has used the occasion of its F8 developer conference in San Francisco this year to roll out a major update to its software development kits for Android and iOS, in addition to a new version of the API for accessing its social graph data.…

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Court takes DIMM view of flash-as-RAM patent infringement claim Diablo Technologies, a supplier of Memory Channel Storage (MCS) that makes it possible to present flash disks as memory, says it has seen off a patent lawsuit from rival Netlist.…

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sudo ./buy_back_shares $500m Red Hat's shares are on the up after the Linux distro maker beat Wall Street's expectations in its fourth financial quarter, ended February 28.…

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Sure, we met web giant's execs and dropped our antitrust probe. What of it, asks regulator The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to critics in the media who claim the regulator dropped an investigation into Google after buckling under pressure from the White House and the powerful advertising giant.…

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'Take me to another place, take me where they have internet' The US state of Tennessee is suing the FCC after the regulator said cities should be able to build their own municipal-owned broadband networks.…

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New SDKs link devices, mobile apps F8 2015  Facebook was founded with the goal of connecting people online, but on Wednesday the company said it is branching out into connecting stuff, too.…

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Opportunity only took a little over 11 years to go the distance Diagasm  NASA celebrated a milestone in space exploration on Tuesday when the Opportunity Mars rover's odometer clicked past 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometres) – marking the first time a man-made object has completed a marathon's distance on the surface of another planet.…

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It's certainly not a storage product. Oh no, you'll get none of that round here After having withdrawn its Invicta all-flash array (AFA) from sale last year, Cisco is trying to crack the AFA market again…

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Who's in charge, here? The White House, or an advertising company in California? Google and the White House manage to hook up more than the majority of married couples, having met up once a week for the past five years.…

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Calling businesses 'doesn't feel like the future' says Zuck F8 2015  Facebook is giving a business-oriented boost to its Messenger app, with new features aimed at making companies and brands first-class participants on the social network.…

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Storage upstart keeps its eyes on Chipzilla's flash drive prize Coho Data has bounced up into view again, joining an Intel development partnership focused on lashing together CPUs, SSDs and Ethernet switches. What gives?…

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Hands on with the preview tools for the UAP First Look  Microsoft has released preview tools for the Windows 10 Universal App Platform (UAP), giving developers their first opportunity to try and build new-style Windows apps.…

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It's the thought that counts A law bill introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday seeks to abolish the Patriot Act, ban Uncle Sam from forcing backdoors into technology, and safeguard whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.…

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'Out of nowhere, marketing guys defined what I do' Michael Stonebraker of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has won the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Turing Award.…

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Cloud-centric Cloudline box is cloud right for the cloud world, cloud HP says in the cloud HP loves a big box with a few lights on it and the latest is HP's Cloudline range of servers, launched in March. The products are unsurprisingly (the clue is in the name) said to be particularly well-suited for deployment in cloud-centric data centres.…

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Court to rule on privacy bonfire this Thursday Customer data is being considered as an asset for sale as part of RadioShack's Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction.…

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Free, open-source, independent cloud and mob collab suite coming A hosted edition of LibreOffice is planned as a free and open alternative to Office 365 and Google Docs by year's end.…

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Evolutionary economics explained with cave humping Worstall on Wednesday  There was a certain amount of consumer resistance to my assertion that the Apple Christometer's $17,000 worth of bling was all about sex. But I'm afraid that this really is so. Bling is about getting sex: and it's the women who decide that it is as well.…

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Gov shuffles more suppliers into programme in bid to boost user numbers In an attempt to inject some life into its ailing GOV.UK Verify identity assurance scheme, the government has today broadened the range of suppliers on the programme's framework.…

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'I think the report is wrong, it is inaccurate' says everyone named in report Israel spied on the recent US-Iran nuclear talks, alleges America. And the US knows enough about it to say it publicly because the NSA is spying on Israel, along with everyone else.…

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Data centre rack real estate reduced by 80 per cent An SMB backup-to-the-cloud biz has shrunk its rack real estate by 82 per cent, moving from paired Dell storage server boxes to a swarm of object storage boxes.…

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It's bloody and it's marvellous - even when you're dead Game Theory  I dreamt I was in Yharnam last night, swirling dark cloth fluttering on the edge of my consciousness; Bloodborne has me hooked like a horrid nightly visit from a Lovecraftian succubus. This game is no fleeting weekender like The Order: 1886 it’s time for some true graft.…

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Here's your permission. And here's the extra conditions which basically nix it The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy designed to "speed up" authorisations for certain commercial drone operators.…

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It's our third birthday! Woo!

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