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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it was close to selling its IT infrastructure division and completing an outsourcing deal with IBM , which will result in a 240 million euro ($305.57 million) pre-tax charge in 2014. "This impact will not be recognised in the operating result, which is relevant for the financial guidance, but in the IFRS net result of the Lufthansa Group," the airline said in a statement. The deal, which is expected to close at the end of the first quarter of next year, will yield an average of 70 million euros in annual savings, the airline ...

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Sydney (AFP) - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accepted an adjunct professorship at a Sydney university and will play a mentoring role at the university's innovation lab.

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Cybercriminals and spammers are once again taking advantage of a frightened public, unleashing malware designed to capitalize on the recent Ebola panic. The attacks include fake safety tips from the World Health Organization (WHO), an advisory from the Mexican government, and a swathe of spam with sensationalist subject lines.

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Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong government negotiators who sat down to crunch talks with student leaders have become figures of online derision with netizens mocking them as empty vases, garbage bins and Teletubbies.

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An eagle's breathtaking flight at 180km/h over the City of Light has been captured by a Sony Action Cam attached to the bird's back.>

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By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...

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An Australian man with previous child pornography charges is believed to have been the first convicted in an operation using a CGI child to lure predators.>

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As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services in the United States is not very good. However, there’s a promising new technology that’s being developed that could give your cable provider a run for its money and will hopefully give you a second option that doesn’t involve praying for Google Fiber to roll into your city. RELATED: America’s broken home broadband market gets perfectly summed up in one quote CNET reports that a new technology called G.fast debuted at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week and it promises to bring DSL into the 21st century with Google Fiber-like peak speeds of 1Gbps. And here’s the

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Microsoft announced on Monday that the November system update had begun rolling out to members of the Xbox One update preview program. The November update is another set of relatively minor improvements and additions, but brings one highly anticipated feature to the console that was hinted at earlier this month: custom backgrounds. According to the post on the Xbox Wire, the ability to customize the dashboard background was the most requested feature from Xbox One owners. Now every profile on your Xbox One will be able to have a unique background, consisting of either a custom color or achievement art from your favorite game. More options for backgrounds will be available in the future. In addition to backgrounds, you’ll also be able

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Even the strongest passwords can be hacked, which is why Google urges users to adopt two-step authentication. A new USB drive makes it easier for users to safeguard their data.>

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Get more from your iPhone camera with these 9 photo apps.

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A driver is cited after he allegedly pulled a passenger out of his car and then smashed her phone.>

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(Reuters) - Following the massive cyber attack on the biggest U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase & Co disclosed in August, and other financial institutions, government authorities in United States are pushing financial institutions and brokerage houses to close glaring gaps in cybersecurity. In a letter sent to many banks on Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial Services superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky, expressed concern about the "level of insight financial institutions have into the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of their third-party service providers. ...

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When you were a kid, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? While you’ll likely never get swept away by a tornado and whisked away to an enchanted kingdom, a clever new accessory will let you find your way home just by clicking your heels. RELATED: Forget the Apple Watch — this red-hot ‘smart shoe’ is the only wearable computer you need Dorothy, a new accessory developed by iStrategyLabs, gets embedded in your shoe and can perform several actions when you click your heels together, including sending a text message to your friends and placing a call to Uber. “Dorothy consists of the ‘Ruby’ (a small connected device that slips

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(Reuters) - Data storage products maker EMC Corp is buying much of Cisco System Inc's stake in their joint venture VCE, Bloomberg said, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The VCE joint venture, set up in 2009 as a one-stop shop for data centers, bundles Cisco's networking equipment and servers with EMC's storage gear and software from EMC's VMware Inc subsidiary. EMC will merge VCE into its business and consolidate its sales into its quarterly results, Bloomberg reported. The change is expected to be made public on Wednesday, sources told Bloomberg. ...

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Our review of Apple's new iPad Air 2. It's thinner, faster, and has a nicer camera, but is it any better than the competition?

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For the past few years, most of the technology world has ruled by a cold, hard truth: to get the best thing, you pretty much had to get the biggest thing. Every Android phone was bigger than the last, and the smaller ones were always disappointing. Apple, though, staunchly resisted this trend. The iPhone is smaller than competing phones — even the new iPhone 6 is smaller than your average Android flagship — but still very much top of the line. And last year, the iPad mini 2 (née iPad mini with retina display) was "every inch an iPad,” in Apple’s own words. ...

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For years you've been able to report inaccurate or otherwise lacking information from Apple Maps listings. The company has also employed what's known as "ground truth" personnel, people whose job it is to verify the company's data. Now Apple's putting some of that work in the hands of businesses that want to get information about particular locations into its Maps app. ...

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