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    Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

    28 January, 2015 00:13
    A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March
    Two companies have started working on a full-featured version of the free office suite LibreOffice for Android. They hope to have a beta version available in March.
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    The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

    27 January, 2015 23:34
    Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more
    Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... Microsoft makes numbers but Windows doesn't help much ... and more
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    Computer simulation eases real-world Chinese traffic jams

    27 January, 2015 23:05
    A slight improvement in road conditions was achieved through a simulation on a general-purpose server
    A small-scale computer simulation has reduced gridlock in central Jilin City, China, but it's no magic bullet.
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    Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

    27 January, 2015 22:44
    Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance
    Keylogging malware that may have been used by the NSA shares signficant portions of code with a component of Regin, a sophisticated platform that has been used to spy on businesses, government institutions and private individuals for years.
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    IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

    27 January, 2015 22:05
    Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects, they're netting -- slightly -- bigger paychecks for their work
    With the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2872701/it-jobs/hiring-streak-stays-hot-for-tech-pros.html">hot job market for technology professionals</a>, it is not surprising that salaries are up, too  though only a bit.
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    China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

    27 January, 2015 19:26
    The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered
    China has defended its growing attempts to control the Internet, after disrupting several services that allowed users to view the Web free of censorship.
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    Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

    27 January, 2015 18:32
    Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service
    Facebook and Instagram were down temporarily late Monday, suggesting that common infrastructure used by these services was hit.
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    How the human brain stands up against freaky, super smart machines

    27 January, 2015 16:10
    Remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universe
    While it might seem like the ever-increasing advancement of artificial intelligence will eventually reach a point where it exceeds human intelligence and control, there’s something to remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universe.
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    Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

    27 January, 2015 16:05
    Its cloud services will extend the Quantum data management system to Amazon's cloud
    Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.
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    DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

    27 January, 2015 12:45
    The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request
    A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program to keep tabs on cars close to the U.S.-Mexican border has been gradually expanded nationwide and is regularly used by other law enforcement agencies in their hunt for suspects.
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    Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

    27 January, 2015 10:33
    Like the recent IBM-Apple deal, this union could bring benefits to both companies as they target enterprise mobile users.
    Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.
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    Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops

    27 January, 2015 10:04
    Commercial cloud revenue more than doubled, but consumer software sales were disappointing
    Microsoft generated $2.3 billion in revenue last quarter from a business that didn't exist only a year earlier: phone hardware. Were it not for Nokia's old business, Microsoft would have been a poorer performer in the last three months of 2014, at least in terms of sales.
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    Cyber attacks, skills shortage top of mind for ISACA members

    27 January, 2015 09:48
    Almost two-thirds of 121 members surveyed expecting to be attacked
    The danger of cyber attacks in 2015 is a top concern for members of global IT association ISACA with 61 per cent out of 121 Australian and New Zealand members expecting an attack on their organisation.
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    In Pictures: 5 things we love, hate about the ASUS X205 notebook

    27 January, 2015 09:17
    The ASUS X205 is a Windows 8.1 notebook designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market.
    The ASUS X205 is a Windows 8.1 notebook designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market.
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    Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

    27 January, 2015 09:05
    Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life
    Tired of carting around that power cord? Have patience, the 24-hour laptop is almost here.
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    Facebook testing spartan Android 'Lite' service

    27 January, 2015 09:00
    The app is geared toward people in less connected areas
    Facebook is testing a stripped down version of its mobile app that requires far less data, which could help increase usage of the social networking service among people with weaker Internet service or older phones.
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    States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

    27 January, 2015 08:28
    The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say
    If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to preempt state laws that limit municipal broadband projects, as President Barack Obama recently asked the agency to do, it will likely end up in court.
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    Simple Google search outed alleged Silk Road founder

    27 January, 2015 08:17
    An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop
    It was a simple Web search that led to the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, accused mastermind of the Silk Road underground online marketplace, a U.S. Internal Revenue Service special agent testified Monday in a Manhattan federal courtroom
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    US startup finds malware intrusions by keeping an eye on processor radio frequencies

    27 January, 2015 08:15
    PFP Cybersecurity, a startup with roots in academia and the military, seeks out malware by analyzing the performance of hardware - not software and not the behavior of devices on the network.
    PFP Cybersecurity, a startup with roots in academia and the military, seeks out malware by analyzing the performance of hardware - not software and not the behavior of devices on the network.
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    Gartner foresees 250m connected vehicles on the road by 2020

    27 January, 2015 07:53
    Gartner expects one in five vehicles on the road worldwide in 2020 to have some form of wireless network connection.
    If you buy a car during the next five years, there's a good chance it will have a wireless network connection that will enable a myriad of mobile services.