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    Seafaring robot shrugs off monster Typhoon Rammasun

    23 July, 2014 12:50
    The Wave Glider robot has survived its fiercest storm to date
    It was a storm that would terrify the bravest of mariners, but a California robot swam through it without blinking.
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    Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says

    23 July, 2014 12:27
    Exodus Intelligence will provide a report to Tails by the end of the week, a company executive said
    A company that specializes in selling information on software vulnerabilities has reignited a debate over the handling of such information, especially when it pertains to privacy-focused tools.
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    Rules of engagement needed for the Internet: RSA

    23 July, 2014 10:56
    Bilateral cyber agreements between countries may help, says RSA executive chairman Arthur W.Coveillo
    Cyber weapons will never be completely eliminated but bi-lateral agreements between countries about the use of these weapons could establish boundaries, according to RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coveillo.
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    How Nokia both helped and hindered Microsoft's earnings

    23 July, 2014 10:41
    The Nokia Devices and Services business helped boost Microsoft's revenue, but hurt profits
    Microsoft paid more than $US7 billion for Nokia's handset and services business, and the jury is still out as to what it means for its future. In the past quarter it boosted Microsoft's revenue but also ate into its profit.
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    Five takeaways from the Apple earnings call

    23 July, 2014 09:52
    Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing
    Apple reported its quarterly numbers on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.
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    More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries - including Australia - now qualify

    23 July, 2014 08:32
    Wireless broadband subscriptions have passed 100 per cent penetration in Australia which is now second in the world: OECD
    Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report.
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    Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

    23 July, 2014 08:20
    Companies in hiring mode say there's a shortage of tech talent, while IT pros are upping their expectations for pay and benefits.
    IT staffing firms and employment researchers released a flurry of data as the first half of the year came to a close. The bottom line? The second half of 2014 is looking good for job-hunting IT pros, particularly if they possess coveted skills. IT employment numbers are rising, employers are forging ahead with hiring plans, and CIOs are confident about hiring budgets. Here come the numbers.
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    Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

    23 July, 2014 08:17
    Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and ex-hacker
    Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.
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    Juniper jettisons mobile security business

    23 July, 2014 08:07
    Sells Junos Pulse to private equity firm for $250 million
    Juniper Networks has divested its mobile security product line, selling the assets to a private equity firm for $250 million.
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    TOR patch coming

    23 July, 2014 08:06
    The TOR Project thinks it's figured out how someone cracked its software to mask the source of Internet traffic, and it's working on a patch
    The TOR Project thinks it has figured out how the author of a canceled Black Hat talk cracked its software to mask the source of Internet traffic, and it is working on a patch.
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    Microsoft revenue lifted by Cloud sales to businesses

    23 July, 2014 07:18
    Profits for the quarter were down, however
    Strong sales of Cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 per cent last quarter, though its profits declined.
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    ARM develops second wave of 64-bit processors

    23 July, 2014 07:00
    ARM's Maya and Artemis chips are already being licensed to mobile device makers
    ARM is developing its second wave of 64-bit processors as it tries to maintain its edge over Intel in smartphones and tablets.
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    Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

    23 July, 2014 06:54
    iPhones and iPad sales were both slower than expected
    Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.
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    Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

    23 July, 2014 06:32
    Packer and OpenNebula are the latest open source technologies to find a home on the Microsoft Azure cloud service
    Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform.
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    Google updates the Maps Explore Nearby feature -- for some users

    23 July, 2014 05:41
    New feature helps Google Maps users find a nearby nightclub at 10 p.m. or coffee shop at 8 a.m.
    Google is trying out a new Google Maps feature said to provide users with more information about their destinations, or about nearby points of interest, reports say.
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    9 Signs It's Time to Update Your Website and How to Fix It

    23 July, 2014 05:35
    Ecommerce, Web analytics and design experts share their tips on how to tell if you Web or ecommerce site needs fixing and how to improve it
    Let's face it, no one likes having to constantly update or tweak their website -- or having to totally redesign it every year. It can be time-consuming and expensive. But if online sales have been slipping, and even if they haven't (yet), it behooves businesses to periodically and objectively evaluate their Web or ecommerce sites -- and make the necessary fixes.
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    Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

    23 July, 2014 05:31
    Let us do the heavy lifting when it comes to delivering consumer data, Oracle says
    Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels.
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    Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

    23 July, 2014 04:47
    Cisco sees its effort to bring small cell devices to businesses leading to explosive growth of the technology
    Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.
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    NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space

    23 July, 2014 04:36
    Before Robonaut 2 gets its legs, it receives new processors, fans and software
    The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it.
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    IEEE forms 25G Ethernet study group

    23 July, 2014 03:56
    The standards organization has formed an 802.3 25G Ethernet study group to consider market opportunities and requirements.
    On the heels of the formation of a vendor consortium to promote the need, the IEEE this week said it will explore standardization of 25Gbps Ethernet.