posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Battistelli's agency also slapped down by international tribunal for unfair disciplinary hearings President of the European Patent Office (EPO) Benoit Battistelli is a disgrace to his country, the French National Assembly heard Wednesday.…

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Software fix coming after Puma 6 code bug hits Virgin Media, Comcast, Arris and other boxes Intel's Puma 6 chipset, used in gigabit broadband modems around the world, suffers from latency jitter so bad it ruins online gaming and other real-time connections.…

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Texas pastor and spouse sue automaker, sales boss cuffed A Texas couple is suing Toyota and one of its car dealerships after one of its staff allegedly stole saucy snaps off their cellphone and emailed them to a swingers website.…

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Silicon Valley sugar daddies want more cash to throw at startups A group of venture capitalists are asking US President-elect Donald Trump to implement a series of tax cuts and policies they say will bring more funding for startups.…

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US giants balk at demands to reveal source code, schematics Microsoft, IBM and Intel have given Chinese officials short shrift after the government demanded to see their top-secret source code and blueprints.…

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Tired of desktop apps that respond instantly? Banish them to the browser Acknowledging that the initial version of application streaming service AppStream failed to appeal to customers, Amazon Web Services is ready to try again.…

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Cash gift-wrapped to keep beancounter sweet for next couple of months Violin Memory is cutting staff while rewarding chief financial officer Cory Sindelar with a bonus to persuade him to stay for another two months. Merry Christmas, Silicon Valley style.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Battery woes blamed on indecent exposure during manufacturing Apple says a defect caused during manufacturing is to blame for some iPhones randomly shutting themselves down.…

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Printed VR, you say? The Financial Times' latest Google-funded VR project emerges blinking into the daylight tomorrow. Entitled Hidden Cities, this masterpiece of western journalism is a guide to Dublin, but optimised for nerd goggles.…

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#PrayForKCL Exclusive  More than a month after the catastrophic incident that brought King's College London's entire IT system down, the head of infrastructure services, Russell Frostick, is being replaced.…

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She might as well wear the Stars and Stripes at this rate Britain's new aircraft carrier will operate as a fully fledged offshoot of the US Marine Corps, the UK's ambassador to the US accidentally confirmed on Thursday.…

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Let's get ready to rouble Russia has accused unnamed foreign spies of launching a concerted effort to undermine its domestic banking system.…

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Bursting the filter bubble with Dr Layton Interview  The newest member of the Trump's Transition Team sounded bemused by the tech blog headlines when we caught up with her today.…

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EOL for hyper-converged, rack-scale, turnkey turkey EMC is end-of-lifing its hyper-converged, rack-scale, scale-out, turnkey VxRack Neutrino product.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Zuck finds a friend One of Silicon Valley’s harshest and most powerful critics has leapt to its defence over the “fake news” controversy.…

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Coughing up for spectrum might be worth it for quality of service Internet of Things folk the LoRa Alliance reckons its LoRaWAN may move from unlicensed to licensed spectrum to help guarantee quality of service, according to reports.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
Not compulsory... yet! On track to shift 60% of service staff to 'low-cost countries' Cost-cutting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CSC-bound services business looks set to continue right up to the point it is sold in the spring, leaked documents have indicated.…

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Heads in sand time. If service providers don't admit a problem exists, does it? Microsoft snubbed an invitation to join a brigade of tech titans that linked arms to work on minimising network crashes that can cripple cloud service availability.…

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Now ZyXEL and D-Link routers from Post Office and TalkTalk under siege Analysis  The Mirai botnet has struck again, with hundreds of thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected. The two ISPs join a growing casualty list from a wave of assaults that have also affected customers at Deutsche Telekom, KCOM and Irish telco Eir over the last two weeks or so.…

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Inventor of polymer banknote: Veggie £5 refuseniks are being 'absolutely stupid' Professor David Solomon, the inventor of the polymer banknote, has told vegetarians that they're being "stupid" over their opposition to its trace amounts of animal fat.…

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Early bird tickets? Don’t mind if I do We’ve added more speakers to the lineup for Building IoT London and are ready to announce our first two workshops, meaning it’s really a good time to slip a few early bird tickets into your pre-Christmas shopping basket.…

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Adoption starts in 2017 and will be leading flash interface protocol by 2019 +Comment  At a high level, Pure believes NVMe is poised to unlock the next generation of performance and density gains, and any modern all-flash array needs to be ready to take advantage. It plans to enable NVMe with tier 1 resiliency and enterprise data services for everyone, refusing to see it as expensive, exotic, high-performance niche technology.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
... for your data? Apparently the Brexit result has caused some IT leaders to look at repatriating data to the UK to “comply with data protection laws and especially GDPR”. But wait a minute – this seems to be more about a lack of understanding of data protection laws. Again. Earli…

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Murphy’s Marrakech Express leads to metaphorical storage goal Analysis  It’s said that hockey players wear numbers because you can’t always identify the body from dental records, or that someone went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.…

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Transport provider... Information purveyor... Both? The EU's highest court has begun hearing arguments on how Uber's business should be legally defined in a case that could have widespread implications for other businesses, an expert has said.…

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