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    Reg reader finds mobile apps can\'t be cut or quieted Anyone who uses the Facebook phone app knows what a toll it can take both on your mobile data an... Read More

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    OVH prepares not-discounts to not-match AWS, Azure, et al

    As bit barn builds subside, increased quotas and capacity will land at the same price OVH’s wave of global expansion is nearly done and the comp... Read More

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    Primary Data says stop, Hammerspace, Innodisk cooks some SSDs, and Fujitsu goes blockchain

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    The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

    It\'s neither the best technology, nor the most adaptable Radio in the UK passed a significant milestone on 17 May. For the first time, more than half... Read More

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    The great Dell EMC storage slimdown: Giant to trim off product bloat

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    Military brainboxes ponder 'UK needs you' list of AI boffins

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    Could smartphones replace bank branches?

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    EU considers baking new norms of cyber-war into security policies

    Plan to paint US, China and Russia as rogues gather steam The European Parliament has been asked to adopt a new set of “norms” about onlin... Read More

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    Router admin? Bored? Let's play Battleships using BGP!

    Protocol how-to turns into EPIC AS-vs-AS SLUGOUT Playing Battleships over the Border Gateway Protocol probably wasn\'t a scenario considered by the s... Read More

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    Astronaut took camera on spacewalk, but forgot SD card

    Houston? What does ‘No SD’ mean? Is this thing even on? An international space station astronaut took a GoPro camera for a space walk last... Read More

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    Technical considerations before purchasing a commerce platform

    Choosing a commerce platform is one of the most crucial and important decisions you\'ll make in the early life of your business. The choices are endle... Read More

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    Victoria's educational apps-for-students let creeps contact kids

    World+Dog can contact any student via a shared doc Google and the Victorian Department of Education have set parents, students, teachers, and the Offi... Read More

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    Qualcomm readies 60GHz goodies for Facebook's Terragraph

    Also unveils silicon for 5G NR small cells, because big rigs will drown on traffic any year now Qualcomm has backed Facebook\'s plan to take over the ... Read More

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    Adobe acquires Magento to go B2B2C and beyond

    Experience Cloud to add commerce and content management facilities Adobe has announced it will acquire Magento Commerce, and fold the gobbled business... Read More

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    OpenStack makes Zuul continuous delivery tool its second indie project

    Now you can develop just like a massive sprawling open-source infrastructure project The OpenStack Foundation has launched its Zuul continuous deliver... Read More

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    DDOS scum have moved to Layer 7, says Cloudflare

    Bad actors increasingly target application processes instead of flooding networks Attackers have noticed that the world is getting better at fending o... Read More

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    Sony buys controlling stake in EMI record label

    If approved, the $2.3bn deal will see Sony indirectly own about 90% of the record label.... Read More

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    On 20th anniversary of Microsoft antitrust, US Treasury Sec calls for Google monopoly probe

    Europe, America getting twitchy about web search dominance US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has added his voice to a growing number of government o... Read More

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    Micron first to strut its NAND stuff in the enterprise quad

    QLC SSD is the place to be Micron is introducing a 64-layer QLC flash 5210 ION SSD, opening a new front in the SSD-HDD marketing war.…... Read More

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    Apple tells app makers to strip VoIP toolkit from iOS software in China

    CallKit code no longer welcome in Middle Kingdom Developers of iOS apps distributed in China have started to receive notifications from Apple that the... Read More

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    Good news: It's still legal for Apple to keep its MacBook, iPhone batteries from melting

    Cupertino beats Uniloc after judge disses \'sweeping, abstract\' trollish patent claim Apple has had a lawsuit, filed by notorious patent holder Unilo... Read More

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    Undocumented alien caught stealing orbits in our Solar System

    Bee-Zed immigrant asteroid has been here for billions of years – too late to build a wall Scientists have discovered the first “interstell... Read More

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    Van Gogh: Could this be a newly discovered painting?

    X-ray and traditional methods suggest the painting is genuine, but final verification is pending.... Read More

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    Fatal confusion?

    Drivers may be confusing autonomous cars with driver assistance technology, with sometimes fatal consequences.... Read More

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    High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

    \'It may be possible for an attacker to intercept your router\' Taiwanese network kit maker DrayTek has \'fessed up to a vulnerability in a large numb... Read More

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    On 20th anniversary of Microsoft antitrust, US Treasury Sec calls for Google monopoly probe

    Europe, America getting twitchy about web search dominance US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has added his voice to a growing number of government o... Read More

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    Tesla inches toward GPL compliance in low gear: Source code forcibly ejected into public

    Some software blueprints doled out after years of complaints Following five years of hectoring, Tesla has released a portion of the open-source code i... Read More

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    Micron first to strut its NAND stuff in the enterprise quad

    QLC SSD is the place to be Micron is introducing a 64-layer QLC flash 5210 ION SSD, opening a new front in the SSD-HDD marketing war.…... Read More

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    Fella gets 2.5 years in the clink for coughing up cell numbers in $50m junk text message scam

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    Microsoft, Google: We've found a fourth variant of Meltdown-Spectre CPU holes

    Data-leaking flaw exists in Intel, AMD, Arm, POWER processors Developing A fourth variant of the data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre security flaws in moder... Read More

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    IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why

    But one man has a stab at it Stop us if you\'ve heard this one before: the rollout of IPv6 is going slower than expected.…... Read More

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    Boffins detect antimatter thundering down from Hurricane Patricia

    First time scientists have detected positrons whizzing in storms A team of scientists have reported observing beams of antimatter firing from a feroci... Read More

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    Penetration tester pokes six holes in Dell EMC's RecoverPoint products

    Three fixed, including critical remote code execution bug Infosec outfit Foregenix has uncovered six vulnerabilities in Dell EMC\'s data protection pl... Read More

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    RAF Air Command to take on UK military space ops

    Dan Dare has a think about Galileo in least interesting comic strip ever The Royal Air Force (RAF) is to take on command and control of UK military sp... Read More

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    Slurp up patient data for algos that will detect cancer early, says UK PM

    Hitches NHS cart to data, AI bandwagon, as medical groups urge patient choice The UK prime minister has been wooed by the promises made by proponents ... Read More

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    High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

    \'It may be possible for an attacker to intercept your router\' Taiwanese network kit maker DrayTek has \'fessed up to a vulnerability in a large numb... Read More

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    Brit reseller Aria PC mounts appeal against £750k taxman VAT fiddle ruling

    Full details of case now available after Reg legal victory Computer parts reseller Aria Technology, which trades as Aria PC, is appealing against a ru... Read More

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    Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

    A group claims that the headphones\' battery life is not as strong as advertised.... Read More

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    You know me, I don't know you: Hospital reportedly raps staff for peeking at Ed Sheeran data

    Unclear if employees wanted to figure out shape of him Two UK hospital workers have reportedly been disciplined for accessing Ed Sheeran\'s personal d... Read More

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    Orbital ATK launches another Cygnus without anything blowing up

    Revamped Antares booster lobs cargo freighter at ISS Orbital ATK\'s Cygnus freighter launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, this morning carrying sup... Read More

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    Reduxio gets head transplant as co-founder and other execs hit highway

    They\'ve gone array The board at storage startup Reduxio has hired a shiny new CEO amid a wave of senior exec changes, sources have told El Reg.&helli... Read More

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    Greenwich uni fined £120k: Hole in computing school site leaked 20k people's data

    Insecure 12-year old microsite handed attackers key The Information Commissioner has slapped a £120,000 fine on the University of Greenwich in t... Read More

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    No need for Google: 12 alternative search engines in 2018

    Here are 12 alternatives to escape your reliance on Google for all things search in 2018.... Read More

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    'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud

    Parents are compromising their children\'s future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays.... Read More

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    Greenwich University fined £120,000 for data breach

    The Information Commissioner said the data breach, which included students\' health problems, was serious.... Read More

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    U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting

    Mark Zuckerberg agrees to allow his session with European politicians to be broadcast on the web.... Read More

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    Your parents love you, Cortana. That's why we bought you an upgrade

    Microsoft slurps conversational-AI startup Semantic Machines Microsoft\'s decided its Cortana speech assistant needs a bit of buffing to survive in a ... Read More

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    Now that's old-school cool: Microsoft techies slap Azure Sphere IoT chip in an Altair 8800

    Cloudy tech seen in oversized suit holding temperature probe Hidden away among the interminably long keynote speeches at Microsoft\'s recent Build eve... Read More

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    The harbingers of Doomwatch: Quist is quite the quasi-Quatermass

    Bug behaviour in the wild Stob \"Plastic-eating bugs [...] could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis,\" was the Guardian\'s rather chirpy t... Read More

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    Xiaomi the way: Hyped Chinese giant begins its battle for Britain

    We\'re no pushover Analysis Xiaomi\'s entry into Europe is as feared as it is anticipated. With its vow to keep profit margins on hardware below 5 per... Read More

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    Insights into a newsroom: learnings for content marketing

    Print media may be on the decline, but there\'s a lot that content marketers can learn from this profession. While content that targets a Google algor... Read More

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    Das blinkenlights are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11

    Retro computing fans wrap classic DEC fascia round world\'s fave hobby machine Always wanted a PDP-11, but don\'t have space for the iron? Good news: ... Read More

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    Ten social networks ignored UK government consultations

    So ministers hit the airwaves to reveal looming ‘obligation’ for rapid abuse takedown and colossal fines for not doing it Just four of fou... Read More

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    Sysadmin hailed as hero for deleting data from the wrong disk drive

    An incident that started with a lazy slave ended with a rousing recovery Who, me? If the thought of another week at work has you down, worry not: The ... Read More

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    Telstra's mobile networks go TOESUP* in national outage

    That\'s \'Total Outage Ends Support for Usual Performance\', natch Updated Telstra\'s mobile network experienced a nationwide outage on Monday morning... Read More

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    NASA’s new exoplanet-spotter makes it around the Moon

    Store-and-forward probe TESS warms up its cameras with a snap of 200,000 stars NASA’s exoplanet-spotting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (... Read More

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    LG chairman Koo Bon-moo dies, aged 73

    He turned LG into the global electronics brand we know today LG chairman Koo Bon-moo has died, aged 73.…... Read More

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    Signal bugs, car hack antics, the Adobe flaw you may have missed, and much more

    EFF wins another privacy battle, ICE chips off AI spy plan Roundup Here\'s your guide to this week\'s infosec news beyond what we\'ve already covered.... Read More

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    How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

    Plus: Classifying frogs can be hopping mad Roundup Hello, here\'s our weekly AI roundup. We have more information on how Google\'s sentence prediction... Read More

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    Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR

    Seeing as you love moratoriums on following the rules so much, how \'bout we get one, too? Internet domain-name sellers have turned the tables on glob... Read More

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    Facebook Android app caught seeking 'superuser' clearance

    And what reason would you have not to trust Facebook with your personal data? Social networking site and market-leading data broker Facebook is once a... Read More

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    Blood spilled from yet another US school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

    Pundits quick to erect straw man Comment Once again, a mass murderer has opened fire at a school in America – this one is Santa Fe High School i... Read More

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    US Congress mulls extending copyright yet again – to 144 years

    Literally the 12th time corporate revenue put ahead of society and culture The US Congress is looking to extend copyright on some sound recordings to ... Read More

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    UK Supreme Court to probe British spy court's immunity from probing

    Privacy International gets another shot at shadowy Investigatory Powers Tribunal Privacy International\'s years-long challenge against UK government h... Read More

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    You're toxic, I'm slippin' under: SCL, Cambridge Analytica file for US bankruptcy

    Oops!... We did it again The US branches of Cambridge Analytica and its parent firm SCL have filed for bankruptcy as execs inch closer to ridding them... Read More

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    Look how modern we are! UK network Three to kill off 3G-only phones

    \'An industry-leading approach\' The UK\'s first 3G network is to stop selling 3G-only devices, a move it says demonstrates how whizzy, modern and far... Read More

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    What's up with that ZX Spectrum reboot? Still no console

    Indiegogo debt collector deadline looms ever closer... Flailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has, once again, failed to meet yet anothe... Read More

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    Did you even sweat, tho? Plaintiffs told to amend claims in Apple headphones suit

    But case will go ahead as judge rejects bid for dismissal Apple has failed to get a class-action sueball over its allegedly \"shoddy\" headphones dism... Read More

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    Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

    Councillor urges action against rubbish hotspot Boatnotes The UK\'s battle with fly-tipped vessels reached new heights last night after a fishing boat... Read More

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    Brit ISPs get their marker pens out: Speed advertising's about to change

    Oh dear, fewer than half of punters get what they paid for ISPs are scrambling to tweak advertised broadband speeds as the great unwashed continue to ... Read More

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    UK Home Office hands Sopra Steria £91m digital visa contract

    French outsourcer to handle applications process The Home Office has awarded Sopra Steria a £91m contract to develop a digital visa and immigrat... Read More

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    Huawei Honor 10: At £399, plenty of bang for buck – it's a pity about the snaps

    Midmarket gamechanger let down by eccentric imaging Review Huawei is often accused of slavishly copying Apple a lot of the time – but that&... Read More

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    HMRC opens consultation to crack down on off-payroll working in private sector

    UK Gov reckons it could lose up to £1.2bn due to IR35 non-compliance The UK government has opened its long-awaited (and dreaded) consultation (P... Read More

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    How to use SEO on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is the most popular platform for B2B companies to acquire new clients so being able to optimize your LinkedIn presence has a whole array of p... Read More

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    Smart luggage firms close because of airline battery rules

    Two firms have closed this month, citing changes in airline policies on carrying batteries.... Read More

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    US mugshot website owners face criminal charges

    The site published images of people taken by police after arrest and asked for cash to remove them.... Read More

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    Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS

    Do say: \'I need safe disposal advice\'. Don\'t say \'These chemicals could blow!\" On-Call By golly it’s Friday again! Which means a spot of R&... Read More

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    Eye in the sea skies: Insitu flies Scaneagle 3 UAV in first public demo

    Neat bit of kit, and all the UK needs now is the cash to (re)buy it Pics The Register was among the first news outlets to get a close-up look at Insit... Read More

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    Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

    Vulture goes to tribunal and gets the law changed The Register has won a legal battle against Midlands-based reseller Aria Technology that will help o... Read More

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    Want to know what an organisation is really like? Visit the restroom

    You can learn a lot about a biz from its bogs Something for the Weekend, Sir? I like to hang out in company toilets.…... Read More

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    TalkTalk ups the (dis)satisfaction ante as UK folk wake up to borked email

    New approach to dealing with complaints working wonders TalkTalk\'s customers woke up this morning to find the UK broadband provider\'s email service ... Read More

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    Robot helps patients put on hospital gown and other news

    BBC Click\'s Emily Bates looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.... Read More

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    Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

    The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up.... Read More

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    Intel’s first 10nm CPU is a twin-core i3 destined for a mid-range Lenovo

    Wake us up when things get more interesting than a 2.2GHz 4MB cache laptop chip, please Intel’s revealed the existence of a real, actual, coming... Read More

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    NASA fix for Curiosity rovers's damaged drill: hitting it, repeatedly

    Robot arm to add \'percussive\' force so we can drill, baby, drill NASA\'s top engineers think they\'ve figured out a way to get the Curiosity rover\'... Read More

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    No root for you, or how to stop worrying and love AWS China

    Making resilient CICD pipelines requires careful planning If you open an AWS account in China, you don\'t get a root account; instead, one of Amazon\'... Read More

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    New Dell theme song:
    I just don’t know what to do with myself

    SEC filing says still no decision on float, VMware acqui-merge or other fiscal gymnastics Dell still hasn’t decided what to do with itself, or V... Read More

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    Former Facebook and Uber Chief Security Officer hired by Cloudflare

    Stop worrying about your résumé, people When John Sullivan worked at Facebook, Aleksandr Kogan created the infamous personality quiz app... Read More

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    Seriously, Cisco? Another hard-coded password? Sheesh

    In other nets news Qualcomm secures Wi-Fi, and mesh nets get a spec Roundup Earlier this year, The Register observed that the less-lame replacement fo... Read More

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    China changes its mind on Bain's Toshiba chip takeover plans

    US financier will be allowed to acquire memory biz after all The government of China will not stand in the way of the Toshiba Memory Corporation\'s sa... Read More

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    Boffins bash out battery busting build for bonkers boost

    Patent sought for honeycomb design that could massively lengthy battery life Laptop and phone batteries could last 100 times longer if boffins at the ... Read More

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    LocationDumb: phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking

    Securus wasted its money: the data was just sitting there The parade of bad privacy news this week has managed to get even worse, as one of the compan... Read More

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    Get an eyeful of the stunning galaxies near us in ultraviolet light

    New pictures from LEGUS survey will help boffins understand how stars form Astronomers have published the largest ultra-violet survey of the local uni... Read More

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    Expensive remittances

    New apps are bringing a greater range of services and features to the vital flows of money to families around the world... Read More

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    Broadband speeds 'far slower than in ads'

    The findings from Which? come ahead of a major overhaul in how providers can advertise broadband speeds.... Read More

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    Microsoft's Azure green-lit for use by US spies

    Government deal clears the way for a run at JEDI Microsoft has rolled its tanks onto Amazon’s lawn thanks to a multi-million dollar deal to brin... Read More

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    Last night's net neutrality episode had some good one-liners but a repetitive plot

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    Astroboffins find most distant source of oxygen in the universe

    13 billion light years away, so no chance to have a huff Astrophysicists have detected the most distant signal of oxygen yet, in a galaxy more than 13... Read More

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    1.5m Brits pay too much for mobile and crappy broadband – Ofcom

    Wake up, people! Around 1.5 million Brits are spending more than necessary by continuing to pay the same monthly fee for mobile phones after their con... Read More

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    Great Scott! Bitcoin to consume half a per cent of the world's electricity by end of year

    Marty McFly dangles extension lead as miners get busy The energy required by the Bitcoin fad has been forecast to hit half a per cent of the world\'s ... Read More

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