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  • Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins

    We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes

    Researchers from Denmark's Aalborg university are claiming that Internet could move traffic five times or more faster than it does today. The downside? Doing away with how TCP/IP currently functions.?



  • AusCERT chief Ingram steps down

    Replacement promises better relationships, late nights sleeping at the office

    Graham Ingram, the head of Australia's first Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), has stepped down after 12 years in the role.?



  • Google outlines research priorities for boffin grants

    Everything from cloud to policy

    Google, through luminary Vint Cerf, has given the world a glimpse of its immediate research priorities.?



  • Batteries take the lithium for charge boost

    All Lithium, all the time, witha dash of carbon nano-stuff makes for better batteries

    Battery capacity remains a big issue in devices ranging from phones to electric vehicles, and one of the biggest constraints is the materials used to make electrodes.?



  • Colbert report reveals VMware's AirWatch integration plan

    Sync and social sharing drawn onto simplified but undated roadmap

    VMware has revealed more detailed integration plans for AirWatch, the mobile device management specialist it acquired for about an-Instagram-and-a-half last January.?



  • Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO

    Radio astronomy suffering to protect Square Kilometre Array

    Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is warning that two iconic Australian astronomy facilities ? the Parkes radio-telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri, are at risk of closure after the federal government pulled $AU114 million from the agency's funding.?



  • Google's Canadian 'memory hole' to continue

    Equustek case reaches beyond Canuck borders

    Google ? and arguably free speech ? has suffered another ?memory hole? setback in its Canadian wrangle with kit vendor Equustek Solutions, and in response has begun taking down links well beyond Canada where the court case is taking place.?



  • IEEE gets to work on 25G Ethernet MAC standards

    Ethernet wonks seek one standard to bind them all, instead of parallel streams

    The IEEE has launched a study group to give 25 Gbps Ethernet standardisation a push along.?



  • ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION

    Environmental activist walks free after hoax sent share price over a cliff

    In January 2013, a chap called Jonathan Moylan sent a single email that caused an AU$314m - £174m or $295m - dip in a coal company's value.?



  • SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud

    Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it

    Analysis It's tough being a victim of your own business strategy, especially if you're Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.?