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2006 called, it wants its technology back US military lunacy department Darpa has begun offering a podcast.…

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Server shake-up through 4TB, 2u latency NVDIMM tech that could use XPoint and ReRAM Early-stage startup Xitore says it is developing bigger and faster non-volatile flash DIMMs to give servers a performance boost so they could run more VMs and containers and run them faster by sidestepping high latency storage IOS.…

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Application Guard aims to defeat malware served up from web sites Microsoft is developing a technology for Windows 10 designed to combat the threat of malware served up from web pages penetrating corporate defences and slurping sensitive data.…

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I got BILLS I gotta pay... Customers at Natwest have been struggling to make online payments this afternoon.…

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Tim Cook moves in opposite dog’s home? Pigs will fly... Apple is moving into a shiny new HQ at the revamped Battersea Power Station in London - just as soon as developers have finished wrecking rebuilding the iconic Southside brick masterpiece.…

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Oh yes, and keep the auditors happy When you get to a certain age, and you've been in the IT industry for enough years, you start to get an idea of what auditors are looking for when they descend on you and ask you pointed questions about your systems.…

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Pity the poor reporter who had to shadow Mark Hurd Our attention has been drawn to the work of a plucky reporter Julie Bort from Business Insider, who spent a day shadowing Oracle CEO at its OpenWorld jamboree in San Francisco. Finally – a chance to see the real glamour behind the scenes with a top flight chief exec.…

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Switches to licensing 'secure Android' and apps Here’s your chance to design your own BlackBerry. BlackBerry today ended its 17-year adventure as a phone-maker with CEO John Chen announcing “a new strategic direction focussed on licensing our secure device software and the BlackBerry brand.”…

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In application development, build it in Promo  Earlier this week we ran a live broadcast looking at how to build security into your application development process. You can watch it here.…

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Virgin and Sky rated least moaned about BT has topped Ofcom's quarterly whinge list for the most moaned about fixed line broadband provider.…

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Raspbian gets user interface makeover and Chromium browser Fruity low-cost computer the Raspberry Pi is constantly getting enhancements, and the latest is an update to its Raspbian Linux build, which has been given a makeover with a new desktop shell called PIXEL and a version of the Chromium browser.…

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As Steve Jobs might say: You misunderstand 'design' Open Source Insider  In all the years I have been using FOSS software, the most common complaint I've seen about FOSS software is that the "design" is "terrible", "laughable" or some witticism about forks and eyes.…

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Europol: Cybercrims getting more devious Europol’s annual cyber-crime survey warns that the quality of spearphishing and other "CEO fraud" is continuing to improve and "cybercrime-as-a-service" means an ever larger group of fraudsters can easily commit online attacks.…

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Back to the '80s Ignite  Microsoft this week promised to increase desktop users’ productivity by bringing resizeable overlapping windows to Windows™ – a feature notably missing today. A spokesman also expressed hope that Mr Gorbachev’s new policy of “perestroika” would continue, bringing real benefits to Soviet citizens.…

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Man vows to steer clear of outside dunnies, 'I'll hold on for dear life' An Aussie builder has endured the agony of being bitten on the todger by a redback spider for the second time in five months*.…

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£80m infringement? £30m? £10m? Claimant bought patent for £160k two years ago British Gas has won a patent infringement claim brought against it by Smart-Tech, the holder of a certain smart meter patent. Had BG lost, it would have had to pay out tens of millions of pounds in royalties.…

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CEO of Allen Institute of AI: Be realistic. Hype only hurts research Many speeches at AI conferences begin with AlphaGo, the Google-built AI that beat Lee Sedol - one of the highest ranked Go players in the world – to illustrate how far AI has progressed.…

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Sky hooks, tartan paint ... U wot m8? Strange things are afoot among the developer team at Argos, it’s just not clear if an ill-judged lunchtime trip to the boozer, high jinx related to the recent £1.4bn takeover by Sainsbury’s or a rogue staffer are to blame.…

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Get back to the data centre, stat

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Know when to opt for wet abrasive blasting or Self Polishing Copolymer? Mad mags  The Ministry of Defence's naval arm maintains a regular publication focused entirely on types and shades of paint. It is not a spoof – or if it is, someone's gone to some serious lengths on a windup.…

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Help find not-spots Telecoms regulator Ofcom has written a network tracking Android app so the great British public can help it sniff out not-spots.…

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So what exactly did AU$800m buy? An option for bits of Optus network, says nbn™ nbn™, the entity building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has announced it will overbuild part of the hybrid fibre-coax network it acquired from Optus.…

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At least one department has no idea how much it's splurged Analysis  If IT wasn't perceived to be such a boring topic by Joe Public, the amount the government still spends on expensive clunky technology would be viewed as a national scandal.…

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Queued up to self-certify Internet giant Google has signed up to the Privacy Shield, a framework designed to facilitate the transfer of personal data between the EU and US by businesses.…

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Yes, let computers off the leash with unsupervised learning Unsupervised learning is a problem Yann LeCun, Facebook’s AI guru, really wants to crack. It promises to lead researchers to a next generation of AI – one where machines have higher intelligence and can perceive the world and act accordingly – something we call common sense.…

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