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Libyan militia says ceasefire reached to end airport battle

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:55
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said on Thursday, hours after shells hit the terminal building.

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Intel teaches Oracle how to become the latest and greatest Xeon Whisperer

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:29
E7-8895 v2 chips are best of the bunch, and with firmware-unlocked speed control

Intel has gone through its fabs and found the greatest possible Xeons, tweaked its firmware, and sold 'em off to Oracle.…

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Growth slightly lower than 7.5 percent 'acceptable': China's Li

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:03
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said economic growth of slightly more or less than 7.5 percent this year would be acceptable as long it still led to new jobs and higher wages, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Thursday.

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Stephen Elop: 'Hello there' (and goodbye to 12,500 of you)

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:03
Microsoft mobile boss tries to soften jobs cuts blow

Quotw How would you like to be told that you may have lost your job? Probably not with an email which started with the phrase: "Hello there."…

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OpenWRT adds IPv6, preps for IoT future

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-07-18 01:00

 LinuxGizmos: The OpenWRT project has released version 14.07 RC1 of its lightweight router and IoT oriented Linux distribution, adding IPv6 support and faster startup.

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iSense something, a presence not felt since... Apple sketches fanboi-finding infrared sensors

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:31
Patent application covers tech to detect man from machine

Apple hopes to patent a gizmo that uses heat and infrared light to know when you're nearby.…

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VMware wants IM clients to hookup with calendars and databases

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-18 00:05
Patents seek back channel data lookups based on IM content

Not content with building a chatbot that lets servers tell you what ails them over instant messaging applications, VMware is also seeking a patent to let messaging tools rummage around in your calendar and suck down data from Google.…

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Telstra to grinch WAP 1 network five days before Christmas

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:57
First-generation iPhone and feature phone users, your time is up

Telstra has quietly announced it will shutter its WAP 1 network, just five days before Christmas.…

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What's inside AMD's life-support machine? A big pile o' PlayStation 4s and XBox Ones

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:33
Sick man of silicon's x86 sales hit hard by PC world, but CEO seems happy

AMD execs are remaining optimistic despite emerging from a quarter in which the company made an eight-figure net loss and fell short of analyst estimates.…

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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:32
multicsfan writes Researchers have found that an injection of protein FGF1 stops weight induced diabetes in mice, with no apparent side effects. However, the cure only lasts 2 days at a time. Future research and human trials are needed to better understand and create a working drug. From the story: "The team found that sustained treatment with the protein doesn't merely keep blood sugar under control, but also reverses insulin insensitivity, the underlying physiological cause of diabetes. Equally exciting, the newly developed treatment doesn't result in side effects common to most current diabetes treatments."

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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 23:04
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat

A backbone provider that pumps video from Netflix to viewers has hit back at Verizon's moan that everyone else is to blame for its users' slow streams.…

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Typhoon takes aim at China after killing 38 in Philippines

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-17 22:22
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses on Thursday after a typhoon swept across the country killing 38 people, with at least eight missing, rescue officials said.

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Meet the 'smallest GPU' for wearable gizmos ... wait, where did it go?

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:58
Nobody move, this Imagination chip was here somewhere. Where's the magnifying glass?

The official launch of Android Wear was less than a month ago, but Imagination Technologies has this week unveiled a tiny graphics processor that it reckons will be just the thing for your snazzy new smartwatch.…

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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:09
schwit1 notes that the Australian government has repealed a controversial carbon tax. After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse gas emissions. In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing additional measures to reduce carbon emissions ahead of global climate talks next year in Paris, Australia's Senate on Wednesday voted 39-32 to repeal a politically divisive carbon emissions price that contributed to the fall from power of three Australian leaders since it was first suggested in 2007.

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Google Chrome 36 Brings Web Components to the Browser

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-07-17 21:00

Datamation: Google is out with a new version of its Chrome web browser, providing users with new features and security fixes for over two dozen vulnerabilities.

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Chromecast hack Rickrolls Google's TV stick

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:58
Hacker's gonna tell a lie, hacker's gonna p0wn WiFi, hacker's gonna make you cry

Chromecast-owning households may be set to endure Rick Astley's ghastly oeuvre, thanks to a new device that can hijack victims' TV sticks and insert replacement content.…

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Obama pledges U.S. help for Malaysian plane probe, talks to Putin

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama directed U.S. officials on Thursday to do all they could to support an investigation into what caused a Malaysian jetliner to crash in a Ukrainian war zone and pledged support to the affected countries as the probe moves forward.
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New U.S. sanctions hit top Russian firms; Kiev says Russia shoots down its jet

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:27
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.
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Google's revenues swell yet again, yet big earnings elude it

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-17 19:58
Just a few billion in profit for Q2, ho hum

Google continued to mint money in the second quarter of its fiscal 2014, with revenues booming compared to the year-ago period, yet its earnings still managed to disappoint eager Wall Street analysts who were expecting even greater returns.…

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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it chops Nokia

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-17 19:49
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off one of the largest layoffs in tech history on Thursday, hoping to reshape the aging PC industry titan into a nimbler rival to Apple and Google, and jolt a culture at the company that is used to protecting its existing Windows and Office franchises.

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