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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

56 min 20 sec ago
That current affairs pun was shocking but it has potential

There's a million dollars in prizes up for grabs from Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the clever clogs who can build a direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) converter that's the size of a laptop.…

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SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)

1 hour 38 min ago
Splurges $25k to get a seat at the open-source cloud project's marketing table

SAP is preparing to work with arch-rival Oracle on developing open-source software that will benefit both companies' products.…

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Microsoft's bagging more bucks – but profit flat as Nadella waves axe

1 hour 59 min ago
Earnings for Q4 narrowly miss estimates following Nokia gobble

Microsoft posted solid yet unspectacular results for both the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014 and the full fiscal year, even as investors brace for new CEO Satya Nadella to lower the axe on as many as 18,000 staffers as part of a restructuring announced earlier this week.…

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Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims

2 hours 10 min ago
Antitrust investigation set to widen after rivals trash settlement deal

Regulators in Europe are reportedly preparing to redraft an anti-competition settlement with Google and expand their probe into the web giant. The company was already under the microscope for screwing over its rivals in web search results, allegedly.…

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Carbon tax repeal won't see data centre operators cut prices

2 hours 21 min ago
Rackspace says electricity isn't a major cost, Equinix promises 'no levy'

Australia last week repealed its carbon tax, a wildly controversial piece of legislation that required the nation's largest polluters to pay up for the privilege of pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. But data centre operators don't think the repeal will see their prices fall.…

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Goodwill's goodwill rocked as Feds probe bank card hacking scam

3 hours 47 min ago
We think we're safe, insists non-profit

American charity Goodwill is being investigated by US federal authorities as the possible ground zero for a major debit and credit card security breach. But the company says it thinks it's in the clear.…

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iTime for a smartwatch: Apple granted wrist-puter patent in US

4 hours 10 min ago
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it

Rumors that Apple will sell a smartwatch this year became slightly more concrete on Tuesday, on news that Cupertino has been granted a patent for a wearable device that may or may not be called iTime.…

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Shields up! Nvidia crams Tegra K1 into gaming slab to rival your PS3

4 hours 32 min ago
Android fondleslab to stream action from PCs

Nvidia is touting a new 8-inch, Tegra K1-powered Android tablet as a gaming gadget for hardcore players.…

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The triumph of VVOL: Everyone's jumping into bed with VMware

5 hours 9 min ago
'Bandwagon'? Yes, we're on it and so what, say big dogs

Mega-roundup A storage array access revolution is coming, says VMware as it releases its VVOL Virtual Volumes. These allow storage arrays to do a virtualised server's bidding and have storage pools and operations carried out in VMware virtual machine-centric ways.…

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Games industry set for $5 BILLION haircut, warn beancounters

5 hours 40 min ago
Game over. Insert coins to continue play

The computer games industry is set to see its revenues slip from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, a new study from Juniper Research has claimed. That's about a 12 per cent drop over the next five years.…

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Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging

6 hours 32 min ago
Smooth-tongued online lovers struggle to get to grips with slimy RAT infestations

Nigerian scammers are developing beyond 419 advance-fee fraud scams against individuals by using trojans to steal valuable information from businesses instead.…

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Kickstarter tin-rattlers offer reboot of '80s Integrated Space Plan megagraphic

6 hours 53 min ago
But ours is better, and it's FREE - click right here

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Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

7 hours 23 min ago
Fatcats slapped for 'depressing' outsource bill

In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify.…

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STILL no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp

7 hours 40 min ago
Even the Italian databinieri have got their boots on now, but not the ICO

Britain's data cops are still investigating Google's sneaky privacy policy tweak from last year, even though many of its counterparts elsewhere in Europe have already taken action against the advertising giant.…

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

8 hours 55 min ago
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?

The nationality tax levied on Brits by our American cousins that design and sell technology has been laid bare once again in a mini study, and it makes for a molar-grinding read … for people living on this side of the pond anyway.…

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Hacker claims breach of <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Vice</i> websites, punts 'user data' for sale

9 hours 22 min ago
Also supposedly hit a gadgets site called 'CNET'

A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.…

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

9 hours 54 min ago
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular

Consumer takeup of network-level filters offered by the UK's biggest ISPs remains sluggish, with customers largely declining to censor internet content on their home connections even when prompted, an Ofcom report revealed today.…

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

9 hours 54 min ago
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular

Consumer takeup of network-level filters offered by the UK's biggest ISPs remains sluggish, with customers largely declining to censor internet content on their home connections even when prompted, an Ofcom report revealed today.…

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

10 hours 20 min ago
Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme

The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has revealed.…

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

10 hours 20 min ago
Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme

The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has revealed.…

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