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Oh, and many of the stereotypes of Gen Z are wrong A new survey of teenagers reveals that children from poorer households use the internet more than those from richer homes, upending a common assumption about our online lives.…

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Cancer claims life of the poster child for computing excess Charles Wang, the cofounder of Computer Associates – latterly CA Technologies – has died of lung cancer at the age of 74, an attorney representing his family has confirmed.…

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Three urgent changes Redmond must make to stop the QA crisis Comment  Windows isn't working – and Microsoft urgently needs to change how it develops the platform, and jettison three filthy practices it has acquired in recent years.…

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Yeah, probably not, but dev previews are available now "Exodus" may be a fair description of HTC's customer base in recent years – once the reviewers' darling, it has fallen a long way. Earnings for the first half of 2018 were almost half the same period last year (PDF).…

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All the node movers and shakers in Gartner's paranormal polygon Eight object and distributed file storage suppliers have shuffled positions in Gartner's annually updated Magic Quadrant for the sector – two new entrants, three promotions, two demotions and an exit.…

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Vote to sell DVMT or swap the stock for a newly public Dell set for 11 December A fortnight before Christmas, investors in Dell Technologies tracking stock will finally get the opportunity to vote on whether to cash them in or swap them for a piece of the company when it goes public again.…

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So fonts are funny and archives aren't ace but, hey, at least it isn't deleting files, right? The problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update just keep on rolling in as users complain of borked zip file extraction, broken fonts and iffy brightness controls.…

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Chaebol says development is done and dusted Samsung Mobile (or at least its social media intern) has claimed development of its graphene battery technology is, er, all wrapped up, raising hopes of finding them in products soon.…

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Carbon dating places it as oldest complete wreck A bunch of maritime archaeologists, scientists and surveyors have discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea what is thought to be the oldest intact shipwreck – at a whopping 2,400 years.…

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Brit grocer says it shouldn't be held responsible for criminal actions of worker Morrisons has vowed to take its hack liability fight to the UK Supreme Court after failing to convince Court of Appeal judges it should not be held responsible for the actions of a rogue employee who leaked the supermarket's entire payroll via Tor.…

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Can those who need lookup privacy afford architectural purism? The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has formally adopted DNS-over-HTTPS as a standard, and reignited a debate over whether it's a danger to the web's infrastructure.…

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The week in spaaaaaace Roundup  A mission to Mercury, a mission to save Apollo and a mission to save face?…

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Original Arm operating system relicensed under Apache 2.0 Not to be outdone by the open sourcing of an early version of MS-DOS for Intel chippery, version 5 of RISC OS – arguably the original commercially successful Arm operating system – is going fully open source.…

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Seagate ships more units, WD more capacity – it's a wash IDC has sent its analytical read-write heads skipping across the surface of the disk storage market and found Seagate shipped more drives than Western Digital in the third quarter.…

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One out of three correct dosages ain't bad, right? Right? Experts hope an artificially intelligent software system will help doctors tackle the deadly menace of sepsis in humans.…

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New method could settle the question of how fast the universe is expanding Scientists agree that the universe is expanding at an increasing rate, but by exactly how much is still an enigma.…

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Days since last TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Users' Pulls) reset to zero Programmers, your snow day is well and truly over: GitHub's website has finally cleared its 24-hour outage, and reckons everything is operating normally again.…

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Does he mean some farm boy with just womp rat experience can destroy the whole thing? OpenWorld  Oracle reckons it has “fundamentally” rebuilt its cloud architecture to boost security, promising full separation of customer software and cloud control code.…

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Just don't let it restart to install updates... The classic “turn it off and turn it back on” strategy has worked once again for NASA, in that it may return the Hubble Space Telescope to active duty.…

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And the updated code of conduct is now live, too Woke Linus Torvalds has returned from a four-week self-imposed exile to once again steer the Linux kernel, the widely used software project he founded nearly 30 years ago.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Flaw present for the past eight years, easy to exploit, and there are thousands of forks A serious vulnerability in a widely used, and widely forked, jQuery file upload plugin may have been exploited for years by hackers to seize control of websites – and is only now patched.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Well, application revenues did rise a whopping six per cent, after all OpenWorld  Oracle has kicked off the first day of its annual OpenWorld gabfest with a hard sell on applications – the chunk of the business that is, according to the latest figures, struggling the least.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
No sex, please, we're the Chocolate Factory Googlers must clean up their language at work as the ads giant is being anal about references to, ahem, carnal knowledge in internal web links and documents.…

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Database creator explains Christian-based rules to El Reg Open-source database SQLite has told its developers it expects them to follow Christ, love chastity, clothe the naked, and not murder, steal, nor sleep with their colleagues' spouses.…

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AWS-stewarded net-connected platform has multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities Serious security flaws in FreeRTOS – an operating system kernel used in countless internet-connected devices and embedded electronics – can be potentially exploited over the network to commandeer kit.…

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