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Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

PicRosetta craft screams 6 billion km through space to reach its cosmic prey

Australia's metadata debate is an utter shambles

The goalposts are moving hourly and ministers are contradicting intelligence agencies and themselves

New iGasm: Apple to unveil not one but TWO iPhone 6 models on 9 Sept

PollWhat will you be doing that day? What should we be doing?

Cisco slings small change at CSIRO over WiFi dispute

Judge orders $USD16 million royalty payment

Six MEEELLION gigabytes-a-year space 'scope wins funding

First light due to reach US$473m Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in 2019

Apple, Samsung call off all patent spats outside United States

No royalties or licences, but fight goes on

Apple wins patent on charging iThings THROUGH THIN AIR

New system charges devices and peripherals sans cables

Sprint spits out T-Mobile US gobble bid, says goodbye to CEO – claim

And almost exactly a year after Softbank officially swallowed Sprint

Nanu nanu! Mork calling Orson on VoIP over 2G

Another player tries to crack free VoIP over mobile data

One in 2900 phone calls is an IDENTITY THIEF

Breached citizen ID numbers used in painful IVR brute force attacks

Who will kill power companies? TESLA, says Morgan Stanley

GigaFactory batteries an existential threat to utilities

Target tosses US$148m onto data breach barbecue

And even that sum may not hit the spot for hungry sueball-flingers

African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

'What is more wicked than piracy?' Hmm, let's think...

Watch this Aussie infosec bod open car doors from afar

Homes unlocked now car doors popped

Two years on, Curiosity's still in the same crater

Good science, though

IBM can't give away its chip business: report

Dangled $1bn before GlobalFoundries, which asked for more

Surprise! Government mega-infrastructure project cocked up

Worstall on WedsAustralia's National Ballsup Network

Dumping gear in the public cloud: It's about ease of use, stupid

Sysadmin blogLook at the numbers - co-location might work out cheaper

Top Ten 802.11ac routers: Time for a Wi-Fi makeover?

Product round-upPricier than 802.11n kit, but worth it

'POWER from AIR' backscatter tech now juices up Internet of Stuff Wi-Fi gizmos

Batteries not included required

Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

No email? No CRM? No Daily Mail iPad edition? You need a plan

Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

We CAN'T SEE YOU, Jimmy

Edward Snowden's not a one-off: US.gov hunts new secret doc leaker

Poor old Julian Assange – whistleblower went straight to Glenn Greenwald

SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

Watch liveESA spacecraft nails final manoeuvre

Hungry Brit giant Daisy Group plans to gobble 'mid-market' tech sector

Ex-Logicalis man will help it 'capture the market'

Google's 'right to be forgotten': One rule for celebs, another for plebs

Shady 'some results' search disclaimer? Not if you're a star

Samsung: We've slashed programming time with 3-bit vertical NAND

Stack those TLC planar layers high, boys

Strategy-flinging No 10 civil servant Stephen Kelly turns Sage CEO

Gadfly chief gets six-year lock-in

Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

Broadband network gets its largest single expansion

Speaking in Tech: 'I think Ballmer tried to DERAIL MICROSOFT', says ex-Redmond man

PodcastDid Steve have a Götterdämmerung moment?

Not a load of Tosh: 5TB 'surveillance drive' from Toshiba hits shelves

It's vitally important you have huge storage for videos, y'see

CryptoLocker victims offered free key to unlock ransomed files

Plus: One in four CERT cases relate to malware

BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

Stand by for idiot cops dispensing irrelevant 'don't share your Wi-Fi' advice

China rips Apple out of govt IT mail-order catalogue – report

+CommentSo much for the Tim Cook love-in*

Compute+storage upstart Nutanix reveals $200m-plus run rate

Shifts more boxes... no word on bottom line, though

Android banking apps vulnerable to cash theft by CAS hole hackers

Toolkit Apache Cordova suffers cross-application scripting bug, IBM discovers

POW! Sprint kills T-Mobile US bid ... BAM! CEO Hesse is out

And new head honcho talks up 'extremely cost efficient' future... hmmm

High five from AMD: New supercomputer GPU maxes out at 5.07 TFLOPS

FirePro scorcher nips ahead of Nvidia's Tesla

Behold the HP Helion Lean cloud, and by Lean, it means not-OpenStack

Diet offering skimps on frills to keep costs low for lighter workloads

Help Australia's PM and attorney-general to define metadata

POLLOz politicians want to collect it, but don't know what it is, so let's 'help' them out

OK Google: Gobble chat app Emu. OK Google, now shut down Emu

Let's say this acquisition moved me ... to a BIGGER house

Officeworks recalls dangerous USB charger

Wall wart can overheat, maybe even melt

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