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Global warming much more likely, say Russian boffins A huge, mysterious crater which spontaneously appeared in a remote part of Siberia was not caused by an unidentified object falling from space, the Russian government insists.…

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Free content ad network morphs into online market Facebook is dipping a toe into the e-commerce market as it tests an Amazon-style "Buy" button on the adverts it serves on the website and app.…

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Heavy jail sentences doled out to phisherfolk - cops A pair of phishing fraudsters each received long jail terms after they were convicted of making £15,000 through online scams before using the funds to finance the travel of other crooks into the UK.…

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Ten ways to fool you into reading online lists Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Youtube Video…

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What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'? …

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Watch our Regcast today Live today at 11am BST, HP’s Clive Freeman and Freeform Dynamics' Tony Lock will explain what converged systems are designed to do, how you can do it, and the pitfalls you should be looking out for.…

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Holiday handsets you can afford to lose Product round-up  So, you want a smartphone but you don’t want to pay more than £150 (and ideally a whole lot less). You’re going buy a Motorola Moto G, right? Probably. The G is a very safe bet. But are there alternatives? Indeed there are.…

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Looks like his dad, says computer British cops used a new facial recognition system to snare a shoplifting suspect whom they say was automatically identified due to his resemblance to criminal relatives, The Register has learned.…

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Changing the telco business model Orange has released a bunch of APIs into the world and has inked a deal with some Bay Area tech types to help convince developers on the idea of building mobile and web applications using Orange core networks and services.…

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Parallel file system says 'I do' to tape IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS) will soon “see” files on tape cartridges through an enterprise edition of LTFS, Big Blue's Linear Tape File System.…

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EFF-endorsed SOHOpelessly Broken challenge will air routers' dirty zero day laundry Gird your loins router-makers: a throng of hackers are set to pry apart your woefully insecure hardware in a competition to expose bad firmware and hard-coded credentials.…

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E7-8895 v2 chips are best of the bunch, and with firmware-unlocked speed control Intel has gone through its fabs and found the greatest possible Xeons, tweaked its firmware, and sold 'em off to Oracle.…

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Microsoft mobile boss tries to soften jobs cuts blow Quotw  How would you like to be told that you've lost your job? Probably not with an email which started with the phrase: "Hello there."…

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Patent application covers tech to detect man from machine Apple hopes to patent a gizmo that uses heat and infrared light to know when you're nearby.…

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Patents seek back channel data lookups based on IM content Not content with building a chatbot that lets servers tell you what ails them over instant messaging applications, VMware is also seeking a patent to let messaging tools rummage around in your calendar and suck down data from Google.…

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First-generation iPhone and feature phone users, your time is up Telstra has quietly announced it will shutter its WAP 1 network, just five days before Christmas.…

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Sick man of silicon's x86 sales hit hard by PC world, but CEO seems happy AMD execs are remaining optimistic despite emerging from a quarter in which the company made an eight-figure net loss and fell short of analyst estimates.…

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Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat A backbone provider that pumps video from Netflix to viewers has hit back at Verizon's moan that everyone else is to blame for its users' slow streams.…

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Nobody move, this Imagination chip was here somewhere. Where's the magnifying glass? The official launch of Android Wear was less than a month ago, but Imagination Technologies has this week unveiled a tiny graphics processor that it reckons will be just the thing for your snazzy new smartwatch.…

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Hacker's gonna tell a lie, hacker's gonna p0wn WiFi, hacker's gonna make you cry Chromecast-owning households may be set to endure Rick Astley's ghastly oeuvre, thanks to a new device that can hijack victims' TV sticks and insert replacement content.…

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Just a few billion in profit for Q2, ho hum Google continued to mint money in the second quarter of its fiscal 2014, with revenues booming compared to the year-ago period, yet its earnings still managed to disappoint eager Wall Street analysts who were expecting even greater returns.…

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New photos reveal comet 67P has two distinct parts New images captured by the Rosetta comet-chaser reveal that its prey, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, may be a “contact binary”, a class of object with two distinct and different segments.…

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And whistleblower warns Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe' Edward Snowden has given an interview to The Guardian from his Russian hideout and warned that, among other things, those naked selfies people send to their loved ones are common currency among NSA staff.…

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Just as 18,000 staff told they face pink slips Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service fell offline this afternoon, San Francisco time, and has remained down for at least a couple of hours.…

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Welcome to Australia, surveillance state Comment  Australia isn't just passing a spooks' charter: it's creating a regime in which journalists would be as much at risk as the whistle-blowers whose efforts they chronicle.…

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