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    While Windows 7 wobbled, AI continued its relentless march at Microsoft

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    Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

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    Want to get rich from bug bounties? You're better off exterminating roaches for a living

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    Forget Finding Nemo: This AI can identify a single zebrafish out of a 100-strong shoal

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    This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath

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    Nissan EV app password reset prompts user panic

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    German competition watchdog toys with ban on some Facebook data-slurps

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    Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

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    Poland spy arrest: China telecoms firm Huawei sacks employee

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    CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived

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    *taps on glass* Hellooo, IRS? Anyone in? Anyone guarding taxpayers' data from crooks? Hellooo?

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    It's the weekend. We're out of puns for now. Just have a gander at China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, videos

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    Q. How exactly do you test car seats? A. With this sweaty 'robutt' that twerks for days and days

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    AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile US pledge, again, to not sell you location to shady geezers. Sorry, we don't believe them

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    SpaceX sends Iridium-8 into space while Musk flaunts his retro rocket

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    Germany has a problem with the very essence of Amazon's stupid Dash buttons – and bans them

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    CES 2019: Hunting down the big beasts of tech

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    CES 2019: Wristband 'can control' your body temperature

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    US government shutdown leaves websites insecure

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    Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

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    Americans are just fine with facial recognition technology – as long as they get shorter queues

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    Cyber-insurance shock: Zurich refuses to foot NotPetya ransomware clean-up bill – and claims it's 'an act of war'

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    Unexpected final boss for games kit SpatialOS: Unity blasts GDK and possibly games built using it out of the cloud

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    Baddies linked to Iran fingered for DNS hijacking to read Middle Eastern regimes' emails

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    Amazon takes aim at MongoDB with launch of Mongo-compatible DocumentDB

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    Good news: Microsoft's Azure Data Box Disk is here. Bad news: UK South Storage is having a liedown

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    Oracle's in-house lawyer denied access to Uncle Sam's procurement docs in JEDI legal battle

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