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U.K. lad is youngest ever Microsoft Certified Professional at five years

Like father, like son. A five-ear-old boy peered over his father's shoulder to learn the ins and outs of Microsoft's OS.

Zealous Internet filter blocks Hamlet as 'violent content'

The unreliability of internet filters has been demonstrated at the British Library, where its Wi-Fi network blocked an author from reading an online version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, as it was deemed to contain "violent content."

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Jimmy Wales says David Cameron's porn filters are 'ridiculous'

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, a key technology adviser to prime minister David Cameron, has slammed the government's demand that ISPs should introduce porn filters by default, saying the move is "ridiculous".

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Facebook puts its data into cold storage (literally)

Facebook has opened its first data centre outside the U.S., using 100 percent renewable energy and operating on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

The next-generation European mobile market is lagging well behind the U.S., according to the GSMA industry organization, which represents worldwide operators and handset manufacturers.

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Dell teams with Airbus to help pilots take flight data digital

Airbus has partnered with Dell to provide electronic flight bag systems for A320 airliner operators worldwide.

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ICANN publishes list of disputed domain names

ICANN has published a list of domain names that their owners, or applicants to new domain names, are disputing with others because of potential confusion among web users on grounds of similarity.

Raspberry Pi to get a video camera

A video camera board has been developed for the popular cut-price Raspberry PI computer.

Cloud storage grows, but backup is weak

More and more companies are turning to the cloud for storage, but failing to back up critical data--especially from mobile devices.

IT departments fail to drive business growth, report warns

IT is "largely falling short of expectations" to drive business growth in new areas, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Firms face 'bill shock' from smartphone use

Employees who use their own handsets for work aren't cutting corners on data plans--and the expense of their employers.

Deskphones to 'Disappear' Within Five Years, Say CIOs

UK CIOs expect the deskphone to disappear from offices within five years, and the future use of tablets doesn't seem that secure either.

BYOD Makes Employees Work Up to 20 Extra Unpaid Hours Per Week

Many employees are working up to 20 additional hours per week unpaid as a result of bring your own device (BYOD) policies adopted by their firms.

Google Expands Indoor Maps Selection

The map app that includes public sites has broadened its resources to include a number of venues in the UK.

Linx Fortifies Internet Infrastructure for Olympics

Linx is now deploying BlackDiamond X8 switches from Extreme Networks in preparation for the Olympics to handle the onslaught of Internet traffic.