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Deal dilutes Chinese stake enough for Trump to tentatively approve Oracle has been formally announced as TikTok’s new technology partner and will also become a co-owner of a new entity that will run the made—in-China social network in the USA and other parts of the world. US president Donald Trump has backed the deal publicly.…

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Plus: Machine-learning software and another Power processor core opened up by IBM Roundup  Samples of Qualcomm's Cloud AI 100, teased more than a year ago, are now shipping to select customers, the tech giant said this week. The hardware is due to officially launch in the first half of next year.…

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Chip giant dinged for failing to block automated buying Analysis  Nvidia launched its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards on Thursday and promptly sold out from its online store, to the annoyance of more than a few would-be customers who were left empty-handed.…

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NASA's long-lived spacecraft reaches another milestone NASA's extraordinarily long-lived Voyager 1 probe this week passed 14 billion miles from Earth.…

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Quality comes in small packages Review  Mechanical keyboard aficionados spend years (and an unconscionable amount of money) searching for typing perfection. One recent pocket-crushing contender in this arena is the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, which retails at $139 (or £139 in Blighty).…

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Security upstart NS8, which raised $123m in funding, let its leader have sole control over revenue records The Feds on Thursday charged the head of a cyber-fraud prevention company with fraud in a complaint unsealed in a New York City court.…

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Phish Scale hopes to make life easier for blue teams gazing at click rates The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has said it has developed a way of measuring precisely why corporate staff click on obvious phishing emails and open malware-laden attachments, despite warnings not to do those things.…

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Some aspects are 'eerily similar to the peak of the 2000 bubble' warns Bernstein In a week that saw three tech companies float on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street analyst Bernstein is mulling the potential of a share price crash based on similar indicators prevalent during the .com bust.…

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Richest boys' club wealth grew by $101.7bn between March and June Astounding though it is, there are members of the human race about whom it can confidently be said: "Look, they're having a good pandemic."…

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Unless the Orange One steps in to save the day. Fancy that! The US Department of Commerce has threatened to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned social media platforms Tiktok and Wechat from app stores this weekend.…

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All is well. Unless you trust everything you see on the internet An airliner that appeared to crash into the North Sea earlier this week in fact landed safely. Yet multiple flight tracker websites showed it spiralling into the ocean. Experts have explained to The Register what really happened.…

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Pull on your gold hoodie and Darth Vader breathing apparatus and take a trip with us to 2051 Worried about the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on your supply chain? Wondering about the operating systems of the future? A reseller has the inside scoop on when you should expect that shipment of 17 "Windows XP" cams, and it's 2051.…

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Namesco says soz, Brit data watchdog investigating The last vestige of ye olde UK ISP Demon Internet, in the form of the demon.co.uk subdomain, was given its marching orders this year as internet services outfit Namesco told customers to change email address by 29 May or lose it.…

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As the wisdom of the crowd decides Register Debate  You’d think debating the benefits of database consolidation for storage would be a relatively straightforward affair. Not when it’s a Register Debate.…

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Flushed out Bork!Bork!Bork!  Windows pops up in the strangest of places. Sure, digital signage – been there, done that. But as something to stare at when one should be directing one's undercarriage? That's a new one.…

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The kiddiwonks won't even know they're learning Review  The Raspberry Pi's pitch is simple: it's a dirt-cheap, low-stakes computer designed to inspire experimentation in software engineering and electronics. Since it first hit the market in 2013, a flood of third-party accessories popped up to help foster that. Take, for example, the Elecrow CrowPi2.…

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So says Check Point, piecing together Telegram-busting malware clues Infosec outfit Check Point says it has uncovered a six-year Iranian cyber-spying campaign directed at expats and dissidents worldwide.…

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A charm offensive, or just plain offensive? Amazon tried to head off negative column inches about its tax-efficient operations in Britain by cherry-picking journalists to brief on its latest financial results days before they hit Companies House.…

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Explainability, model testing, experience reports – we've got everything you need next month Event  Remember the days of coming together at a conference and venting about work stuff while learning something that may actually help you move your company's machine learning initiative forward?…

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They're called glasses, look it up Dude. Imagine, like, if you had – bear with me – a smartphone, right? But, like, in your HEAD?!…

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You didn't want to run that hot Cupertino code? Too bad, loser Apple's iOS 14 is supposed to let people select third-party apps, such as Chrome and Outlook, as their default browser and email client. Yet, when the iThings are rebooted or powered back on, these choices are wiped, and the defaults reset to Apple's Safari and Mail.…

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Online Apple store comes to India even as millions remain in containment zones Apple will grace India with its online store, at just the moment that local bricks and mortar retailers need trade they can get.…

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Go pivot on this On Call  Everyone loves a mystery so clamber into the On Call vaults for a good old-fashioned VAX-based whatdunnit.…

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Pitches tiny 'cloud computer' that streams apps and OSes over WiFi and hooks up to USB-C displays Alibaba has teased a tiny PC replacement that will stream apps from its cloud.…

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Extortionware is bad but it never killed anyo... never mind A woman in Germany died after a ransomware infection prevented her hospital from giving emergency treatment.…

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