posted about 12 hours ago on the register
But don't worry, the methodology is suspect to say the least The tech industry feeds off its reputation for being innovative but, according to Forbes at least, it may not be warranted.…

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Time for a compendium of abuse Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.…

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NASA to watch Musketeers relatives carefully The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station.…

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Manufacturers buckling under demands for cheaper iStuffs Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.…

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Money laundering charges after chief exec imitation trick Police in Hong Kong have arrested a Chinese man on charges of laundering the proceeds of an online robbery that netted millions of dollars.…

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Cloud wrangler inks deal to go private Cloud management provider Rackspace says that it will be going private in a deal that will pay shareholders $4.3bn.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Doing Internet of Things stuff? There's one for you, too Intel has introduced six new SSDs using 3D NAND technology, with two client products, two data centre drives and two embedded Internet of Things drives.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Now. About that Venezuelan option... Analysis  Google Fiber was supposed to be the White Knight of US broadband, riding to its rescue. But this horse has bolted. In the opposite direction.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Telescope to enter new "Beyond" phase NASA’s trusty Spitzer Space Telescope is set to enter the next stage of its mission which has been dubbed “Beyond” in October.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Disruptive innovation for the bank balance Casual-labour powered carpool dispatcher Uber lost $1.27bn in the first half of 2016, or almost $700,000 a day. And the losses are increasing.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Reg man spies changes to London HQ Pics  Corrective brand surgery seems to be taking place at EMC’s London HQ already – it may be that Michael Dell is so keen to get his hands on the storage giant that he can’t wait for the ink to dry on the deal.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Firm says mandatory reset is linked to 2012 LinkedIn mega-breach Dropbox is forcing users to reset passwords that haven’t been changed since mid-2012, when LinkedIn suffered a mega-breach.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Better than expected, though Fibre Channel is faltering Helped by two months of Ruckus Wireless ownership, Brocade's revenues for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 were up seven per cent annually to $591m, a 13 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Spot check spots naughtiness Health insurance and financial data management biz Health IQ is the latest outfit to have its wrists slapped by NHS Digital for failing to comply with data processing rules.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Cops are using machines to spy on us – again London’s Metropolitan Police will trial an automated facial recognition system to identify people at this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival as the government continues to drag its feet on the use of the technology.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Half-yearly results lets them punt unloved OS again Bulky corporate enterprise punters are starting to fall for the, ahem, charms of Windows 10, Computacenter's chief executive claimed today as he flashed his firm’s calendar first half-year trading figures.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
They're still losing tens of millions, though Pure Storage grew revenues 93 per per cent year-on-year in its second fiscal 2017 quarter to a record $163.2m, achieving an annual run rate of $650m; the billion looks attainable. NetApp's all-flash array run rate is about $775m while EMC's is a past a billion dollars.…

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Tight-lipped firm lets a few nuggets sneak out The mysterious Samsung Z-SSD was announced at the Flash Memory Summit, and positioned as a DRAM-NAND gap-filler. This makes it competition for XPoint.…

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Project Fear is back, and it wants your plonk New alcohol advice published today reiterates that the recommended maximum intake weekly for male adults should halve from 28 to 14 units - barely enough to fill a bowl with electric soup*.…

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Want to make a call abroad? Use someone else EE customers using services outside their price plans are to be hit with a significant hike in fees next month, with international calls increasing as much as 60 per cent.…

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'Infant simulators' that cry and go Code Brown don't stop girls from having actual kids Robot babies have been found to be an ineffective educational tool for those hoping to prevent teenaged pregnancies.…

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Then the suits boarded up an exhaust vent that dirtied their BMWs On-Call  Thank Crom it's Friday! At the end of today you can get on with what is best in life, which we hope includes reading this instalment of On-Call, our weekly look at legendary tales of IT gone wrong.…

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What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxCon On August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:…

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Your mother was a punch card reader and your father smelt of static C libraries Pic  Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) got lucky when the Rosetta probe, currently orbiting Comet 67P, picked up a massive outgassing from the frozen body.…

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A plague on artists using pre-internet IP laws to ruin your holiday snaps, and the Internet The Mozilla Foundation has decided the time is right to scorch the European Union's copyright law, which it says “undermines innovation and creativity on the internet.”…

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