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Will AI kill or cure? The Obama administration says it wants everyone to take a closer look at artificial intelligence with a series of public discussions.…

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Shortfall: at least $16.5 billion. Cancellation price: $9.4 billion. Place your bets Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) won't get anywhere near completion before direct government funding for the project dries up, the 2016 Budget reveals.…

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Video check on LINPACK, HPCG hijinks HPC Blog  The first task that students have to perform at the ASC16 Student Cluster Competition is to run the venerable HPL and newish High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) benchmarks. High performance Linpack (HPL), also known as LINPACK, is a routine that measures floating point performance and is the basis for the Top500 list.…

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Disgruntled staff still holding out as stoppage drags on Last month, Verizon staff along with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) decided to go on strike as union and the US telco failed to agree on a new contract.…

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Finnish lad earns serious pocket money from Instagram flaw discovery The record for the youngest security researcher getting paid by Facebook’s bug bounty scheme has been smashed by Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish lad who found a major flaw in Instagram.…

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Two innocent bugs breed high-risk flaw Six security patches – two of them high severity – have been released today for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 1.0.2.…

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Budget telly outlet finds a second job to feed the kids Satellite TV service Dish has announced plans to moonlight as an unauthorized iPhone repair service.…

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Old tech, new tricks. Hey, if it works, why not? Storage Architect  This week IBM announced three new flash products, two of which are based on existing technology.…

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Apply mitigations now while patches are worked on, exploits in the wild A wildly popular software tool used by countless websites to process images submitted by users can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files.…

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Infy becomes infamous Security researchers have lifted the lid on a decade long cyber-espionage campaign.…

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Announcement overload? Oh, you'll love it just as much as Big Mickey Dell EMC World  The first day of EMC World in Las Vegas caused announcement overload, with the Unity array top of the list, closely followed by a Virtustream storage cloud and more.…

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Captain Cook's famous ship scuttled off Rhode Island Researchers in the US believe they have identified the remains of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour – the ship aboard which he famously sailed the Pacific Ocean between 1768–71.…

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Electricity-producing bacteria to power your mobe A team of developers from Barcelona has created the world’s first plant pot phone charger, which supposedly harnesses the natural power of photosynthesis.…

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Does huge cluster equal huge reward? HPC Blog  We've saved the biggest for last in our round-up of the ASC16 Student Cluster Competition competitors. All of the teams below are driving clusters with more than nine nodes, most with several GPU accelerators. They're definitely power hungry beasts, which will require the teams to apply heavy throttling in order to stay under the 3,000 watt power cap. Let's take a look at the teams....…

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Tony Porter is 'confused'. Why? He didn't ask for any... The government has refused to give the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) extra enforcement powers. The problem is that the SCC hadn't asked for any more powers.…

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Possibly not fatal to Continuum – but it doesn’t help Analysis  Intel’s retreat from mobile chips is one of the biggest disruptions to the Wintel relationship in Microsoft’s 35-year business relationship with the chip giant – if not the biggest of all.…

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'Serious design flaws and veering off track' claims Resolution Foundation The IT underpinning the troubled Universal Credit programme could soon begin to creak as the programme takes on more complex claimant cases, a think tank report from the left-wing Resolution Foundation has found.…

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Takes better advantage of flash and has sub-$10k starting price EMC's mid-range VNX/VNXe arrays have been re-engineered to make better use of flash, producing the Unity array with a starting price of less than $10,000.…

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Lake Maracaibo is planet's strikes per year hotspot Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo has wrested the world's "maximum lightning activity" crown from Africa's Congo Basin, according to electrifying data from the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM).…

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Tianhe-2: Where's the manual - we wish we could RTFM HPC Blog  Four teams in the ASC16 Asian Student Cluster Competition decided to stake out the middle ground in the competition with clusters that aren't too small and aren't too big. Is their "just right" approach going to get them into the winners' circle at ASC16? Let's meet the teams and see what they're packing...…

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Loss of retail contract just one dent of many in Q1 The loss of a retail supply contract with Argos helped push Ingram Micro’s European sales growth into the barrier’s during car crash Q1 financials.…

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... except not online. Sorry America The value of online fraudulent transactions is expected to reach $25.6bn by 2020, up from $10.7bn last year, according to a new study from industry analysts Juniper Research. The researchers predict that by the end of the decade, $4 in every $1,000 of online payments will be fraudulent.…

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When will you lazy louts learn to configure your instances? You shouldn't expect to see any end to data breaches caused by misconfigured instances of MongoDB soon, the company's strategy veep has told The Register.…

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Three Earth-sized bodies spied circling diminutive star Astroboffins have discovered a trio of roughly Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star, the first time such a system has been identified.…

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Nom-nom. Another day, another purchase Oracle has announced it will acquire Opower in a $532m deal to close by the end of 2016.…

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