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Apple 'sapphire glass' fronts for iPhone 6? It's NEWS to SUPPLIERS

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Well, they have to have a "revolutionary" new feature to sell on the 6S, don't they?

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Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over

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Firefox lost me when they updated every thirty seconds and killed my add-ons. I have no love for Chrome, but it works and is relatively simple.

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Teardown gurus iFixit play with Fire – Amazon's new mobe

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13MP camera takes magnificent hi-res shot, then gets uploaded to FB and converted to 640 x 480.

Technology.

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Pinterest diversity stats: Also pale and male (but not as much as Twitter)

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Would someone please post the "proper" heterogeneous mix of color, gender, age, religious belief, political leanings, and sexual preference in the "perfect" company please?

If we don't know what to shoot for, how can we ever know when we get there?

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Arrr: Freetard-bothering Digital Economy Act tied up, thrown in the hold

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After passing DRIP in three days, MP's are skipping Parliament bathroom breaks. They're afraid they'll go to the loo and come back living in a Kratocracy.

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Re: If it aint broken

It's revolutionary new security to make them even more secure.

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Games industry set for $5 BILLION haircut, warn beancounters

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It does rain on occasion. Nice to have a PC sitting in the corner to cover the dead time.

Would be nice to have Grand Theft Auto 5 though. Not out on PC yet, despite computers being more profitable.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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Re: Sound advice for a scary mission

"ad astra apud cervisias et lardum"

To the stars with a beer and bacon

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Google Glass HOLED: Techno-specs' inventor jets off to Amazon

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"Amazon just launched a Fire phone, which came with a bevy of cameras including four tiny ones and LEDs that can track the position of the owner's head and tilt images in response – a tech Amazon calls Dynamic Perspective."

Never had someone slap my phone away saying "Can't see that at all. It's the wrong viewing angle dammit!"

Now they are just inventing stuff to keep their programmer employed. Here's a tip. Make a phone where the phone works plus emails with texts / email arriving consistently and I'll be happy. All the other multimedia crapola is unnecessary.

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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Why say it was needed when current powers are adequate?

They are politicians. They lied.

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Another 'NSA-proof' webmail biz popped by JavaScript injection bug

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Re: Why 128 bit AES not 256 bit?

Why AES at all???

How about a non-American government generated encryption method instead?

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Europe's highest court: Apple CAN trademark its retail store layout

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Congratulations Apple, good luck with that. I've promised to never step foot in an iStore so I won't see your design for myself.

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Dammit, Foxconn: Where's our 1 MILLION-strong robot ARMY?

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Can't wait for the first Foxbot to slash its own hydraulic lines. That'll make 'em take notice.

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ANGRY ALIENS hit by BEBO SPAMGASM probably don't exist

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Cloaking device?

They were there, but noticed our interest and *poof*.

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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You're also on the list if you read this article.

Delete your cache now and put on a tin-foil helmet as soon as possible!

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Makes sense as Lindsay Lohan is obviously the only bikini wearing blonde in California.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bikini+blonde+california&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HlW1U7H8N4qYqAaWvIHwDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1738&bih=1490

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LIFE on Titan: If there's one thing aliens HATE, it's a SALTY BALL

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We won't know for sure until we go there.

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SHOCKER: CIA CIO CAN confirm that AWS cloud safe for big government

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It's a lie we just don't believe anymore.

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Snowden defends mega spy blab: 'Public affairs have to be known by the public'

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Last Saturday was Snowden's birthday.

I hope he can spend the next one back in the states with a Presidential pardon in his pocket. He has exposed chronic and continuing abuses in constitutional power and deserves to live his life freely.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Isn't a massive slap until he cries traditional (and deserved)?

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Google, Microsoft to add remote KILL switch to phones

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Re: And what's the real subtext here...?

"Pressure from US lawmakers" makes me wonder if governments will have the ability to brick phones if they feel threatened. Would the Arab Spring have come about if the governments had this power?

Is the US fearing an Arab Spring and trying to build in a kill switch to serve their interests?

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Microsoft hopes for FONDLESLAB FRENZY as Surface Pro 3 debuts

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Will this be like Iron Man 3?

I suspect I'll be even more disappointed.

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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

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Re: Cloud security

"Military intelligence"

"Business ethics"

"Empathic politician"

"Cloud security"

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Yes. Facebook will KNOW you've been browsing for smut

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Are we nearing peak Facebook?

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So, what exactly defines a 'boffin'? Speak your brains...

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Barnes Wallis is the best boffin example I can think of. Developing not one, but a string of innovative aircraft and weapons that shortened the war by a significant amount.

A boffin typically struggles against an ignorant establishment working on ideas seen as a waste of time by superiors. When proven right, he or she will get a curt acknowledgement and then be shunned for showing up the embarrassed "senior staffers" who thought they knew better. After they take some credit for themselves, of course.

Innovation, determination, and a desire to make things better with science is my definition of boffins. They could work in a multi-billion dollar corporation or a shed.

Boffins succeed in the face of endless, "That'll never work lad/lass."

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Alienware says it WILL ship a Steam Machine in 2014 – running Windows

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Re: Breaking News

"Alienware to release Windows PC. Comes with Steam pre-installed."

And only for a 35.00 quid fee for doing so.

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Swiftkey: We just want to be free - Apple didn't bump us

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Apple - We support and embrace competitive practices with apps,... until we offer a product, then any similar apps are banned.

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Zuckerberg and other directors sued over GIGANTIC PACKAGES

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"The lawsuit is without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously," Genevieve Grdina told Reuters in an email.

The next words spoken @ Facebook... "MONEY FIGHT!!!"

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DOCX disaster recovery: How I rescued my wife from XM-HELL

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Which is why...

I save my Word docs as RTF.

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Apple? More like FAP-PLE: Fanbois are the BIGGEST PERVS, say people who know

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Wanting to keep up with fanbois demand, the new iPhone will have hand lotion and tissues dispensers mounted on the sides.

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Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

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That isn't a Steam issue.

Sorry Vince, but that's software licensing. If you want to play Half Life on two Steam machines at the same time, then open a second Steam account and buy a second copy of the game for the second box.

I'm not aware of any games manufacturer who lets you play multiple copies of the same game (and serial number) on multiple machines at the same time. To them, that would be piracy and frankly, I would agree.

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LulzSec turncoat Sabu avoids jail time thanks to co-operating with Feds

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I pity the man. He's going to have a target on him the rest of his life.

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Asus Z97-A puts Intel's 9 Series chipset through its paces

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Re: Since When?

I use Zalman coolers on all my high end machines and they work a treat. Don't forget that a decent thermal grease is needed as well to ensure successful mating to your cooling block, no matter what manufacturer you go with.

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World's first ever Nobel Prize winning integrated circuit to be auctioned

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Worth its weight in gold

Solder. £1.95

Custom case. £16.45

Fabricated IC Chip £2,000,000

Only piece of electronics on earth without an NSA backdoor built in. Priceless.

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Watch this: IPv4 must die! So let's beef up on IPv6

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@Panicnow - You say that like it's a bad thing.

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Expulsion from Garden of Steven: Apple staffers tossed out of Fruit Loop

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Fixed it for you.

"If there is a word to describe Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley, it is evolution," added Jennifer Garnett, a spokeswoman for the city of Sunnyvale.

Should be...

"If there is a word to describe Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley, it is tax revenue," added Jennifer Garnett, a spokeswoman for the city of Sunnyvale.

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eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

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bestjetpilot is a crappy password.

Be3tJetP1lot! is much better.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

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"personally I can't think of a more brutally entertaining way to spend this coming Bank Holiday weekend."

A lady who likes FPS's??? I think I just fell in love. Want to get together over some Far Cry 3 multi-player? A little dual-play Splinter Cell? I'll be a gent and let you plant the first Claymore mine.

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Facebook wants to LISTEN IN on the songs and vids playing in YOUR living room

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WTF?

Re: Any relation

I think you mean Throat Wobbler Mangrove...

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Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Thermostats

"Hello, your current home temperature is 42F. If you wish to increase this temperature to a habitable range, please wait while this informative six minute video demonstrating a radical new cleaning solution loads from YouTube."

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Oregon hit with federal subpoena over failed healthcare website launch

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"Feds want to know where $250m budget went following botched Oracle project"

I wonder if the invoice with a line item for "Carbon fiber racing sailboat hull" could be a factor?

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Amazon Prime hot air drone service goes a-recruiting

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Those drones will need cameras for proof of delivery so there is a whole bag of worms opened by them recording aerial video in residential neighbourhoods.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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It's okay

Everyone who bought a Surface 2 will snap up one of these. So that's what, two or three thousand people?

Buy that Microsoft stock kids.

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Latest Snowden leak claims NSA bugged ALL mobile calls in the Bahamas

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Re: Pointless

What you fail to grasp is what Snowden talked about is what he knew about. He was not privy to everything and the shadows go a lot deeper than what our brief glimpse into the secret world reveals.

"So what is the point in these continuous revelations of diminishing scale? What's the agenda? What's the end game?"

To answer your question, liberty and freedom from tyranny. Ironically the same ideal that the USA itself was formed on.

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

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We banned Windows 8 from the premises long before XP support ended.

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US authorities name five Chinese military hackers wanted for espionage

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"This 21st century burglary has to stop," said David Hickton, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

His statement was released the same day that this story broke.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/05/19/data-pirates-caribbean-nsa-recording-every-cell-phone-call-bahamas/

The USA. Our surveillance is authorized by Congress (Mostly). Yours isn't, so it's illegal.

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Titsup Russian rocket EXPLODES, destroys $275m telly satellite

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I was wondering why those "Russian" troops in Crimea had SpaceX patches on their shoulders,

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GCHQ grants security clearance to Samsung's Knox mobe security

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GCHQ Approved - No one but us can read the contents.

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Crypto-guru slams 'NSA-proof' tech, says today's crypto is strong enough

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Encryption does not stop access to information, it can only delay access.

Properly installed crypto with strong keys can delay access much more effectively. Enigma in WW2 cracked the codes, but they had a devil of a time getting into U-Boat traffic because the Kriegsmarine stuck to proper protocols. "Oyster" traffic was never broken by Bletchley Park as a result.

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Time-rich Brit boffin demos DIY crazytech WOLVERINE talons

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Brilliant achievement, but someone needs to look at getting decaff coffee.

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