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  • ICT ministers mark out net-regulation patch ahead of ITU plenipot

    Busan Declaration looks like a statement of intent

    The ITU has kicked off three weeks of wrangling over the future of the Internet ? the 2014 Plenipotentiary ? with a ministerial statement that's likely to spark concerns about the direction of the coming summit.?



  • WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

    New Android release includes frustrating, derivative, Easter Egg

    Google's practice of leaving Easter Eggs in Android appears to have continued, with a chap spotting a Flappy Bird clone in the new version 5.0, aka Lollipop, release.?



  • FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

    Sharing is caring, but not for Blighty

    The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs).?



  • NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout

    140 lucky locations won't get fibre

    NBN Co has re-designated 140 suburbs from fibre-to-the-premises to fibre-to-the-node, a move it says will deliver high-speed connections to the target locations earlier than would otherwise have been a case.?



  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Maven survive comet fly-by

    Odyssey orbiter yet to report as comet's trailing trash poses new threat

    Comet Siding Springs has passed Mars, apparently without incident. NASA says the ?Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ? continues operating in good health after sheltering behind Mars during the half hour when high-velocity dust particles from comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring had the most chance of reaching the paths of Mars orbiters.??



  • Austrian telco trials G.fast as 'interim solution'

    Commercial services planned for 2016, long-term plan calls for fibre

    Telekom Austria is the latest outfit to trumpet the virtues of the yet-to-be-ratified G.fast standard, announcing that a deployment trial conducted with Alcatel-Lucent achieved speeds beyond 100 Mbps per household.?



  • vSphere meets iCylinder in new VMware update

    Virtzilla to support Mac Pro with patches and something called 'vSphere .NEXT'

    VMware has emitted a small update to ESXi that, among other things, adds support for the Mac Pro.?



  • No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

    'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned

    Reports are emerging that NASA has decided not to go ahead with next year's Sunjammer mission, which was to demonstrate the use of ?solar sail? propulsion.?



  • Ancient armoured SCOTTISH fish invented SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, say bone boffins

    Doing the do-se-do 385 MEELLION YEARS AGO

    Lake-dwelling, primitive-jawed, armoured fish invented internal fertilisation and copulation 385 million years ago in Scotland, a top palaeontologist has found.?



  • Yahoo! finally! releases! Flickr! app! for! iPad! BUT! shuns! Windows! fans!

    Purple Palace got selective hearing, much?

    Yahoo! has finally developed a Flickr app for Apple's iPad ? but the move has upset Microsoft Windows' fans who have accused the Purple Palace of having "selective hearing" about its userbase.?