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  • Telstra to allow customers to access their own metadata

    Australia's largest telco will allow its customers to access the 'metadata' they generate. Telstra said this morning that its customers will get the same access to their personal data that law enforcement organisations could request from the telco.

  • Dropbox for Business adds groups with open API

    Dropbox has added group sharing to the business version of its cloud storage platform.

  • NASA seeks cause of Mars rover's short circuit

    The Mars rover Curiosity is sitting stationary -- all work paused -- as NASA engineers try to figure out what caused a short circuit on its robotic arm.

  • Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable

    Nervous about the FREAK flaw? Freakin' out?

  • Galaxy S6 pricing slips out: $US780 unlocked, at least in Spain

    BARCELONA: More details have surfaced on Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone, including an unlocked price of 699 euros (about $US780) for a 32 GB version, according to Samsung's website in Spain.

  • Google debunks reports of change to search rankings

    Despite headlines popping up on the Internet, Google has no immediate plans to change the way it ranks its search results, giving more weight to facts instead of links.

  • SanDisk's InfiniFlash is a new storage format that will sell for under $1/GB

    SanDisk is hoping the $1/GB price of its new InfiniFlash storage platform will be enough to convince customers that all-flash systems can be viable for big-data applications, including content streaming and giant databases.

  • Twitter investigates ISIS threats against Dorsey, Costolo and employees

    Twitter is working with law enforcement to investigate threats made against its executives and employees.

  • The myth about how Amazon's Web service started just won't die

    There's a rumor that goes around cloud circles about how Amazon.com created what is now the multi-billion dollar infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing industry in the early 2000s.

  • SanDisk pushes MicroSD to 200GB

    SanDisk has managed to cram 200GB of memory into a MicroSD card. The new card is a 56 percent jump on the current highest capacity MicroSD, a 128GB card.

  • Google tests business Hangouts in search results

    Using Hangouts, Google is testing a search feature that enables users to conduct live chats with businesses directly from their search results.

  • Google designing new Mountain View headquarters

    Google will submit plans this week to build a new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

  • Google offers carousel of mobile search results

    Users doing a Google search on their smartphones will now get a different view of their search results.

  • Samsung looks to LoopPay for mobile pay foothold

    Samsung is expected to unveil its newly-acquired LoopPay mobile magnetic payment technology inside its upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone. The phone is widely expected to be announced March 1 at Mobile World Congress.

  • Microsoft hands out 100GB of free OneDrive storage

    Microsoft has opened a free 100GB upgrade to OneDrive to all comers worldwide, expanding the deal from a U.S.-only eligibility.

  • IBM puts software and Cloud at the center of storage

    The future of storage may not be in storage itself, but in the intelligence to manage it.

  • NeCTAR Research Cloud gets $1.5m capacity boost

    The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Research Cloud has extra capacity for big data sets following $1.5 million of investment by high performance computing partner Intersect Australia.

  • Vint Cerf worries about a 'digital dark age,' and your data could be at risk

    In this era of the all-pervasive cloud, it's easy to assume that the data we store will somehow be preserved forever. The only thing to fret about from a posterity perspective, we might think, is the analog information from days gone by -- all the stuff on papers, tapes and other pre-digital formats that haven't been explicitly converted.

  • New rules: How to unlock your smartphone

    Until recently, if you wanted to unlock your phone in order to switch carriers, there was a good chance that you'd have to do it without the cooperation of the carrier you were with. You could search online for the codes that might unlock your device -- or try to hack it in other ways. But what you usually couldn't do was call your carrier and ask how to do it.

  • Microsoft's latest mobile app acquisition shows it gets urgency

    Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that it had purchased mobile calendar app maker Sunrise Atelier, the second major acquisition in the last 11 weeks of a developer experienced in creating Android and iOS apps.