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Faces off with Facebook Surround 360 kit Analysis  The Nokia as we traditionally know it is no more, and the reborn company of today is pinning a core part of its future business strategy on emerging virtual reality (VR) technologies.…

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A startup paradise? After Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016, there was a flurry of articles about how London's tech startups, shocked by the prospect of Brexit, could soon decamp to cheap, fun Berlin.…

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Hello? Innovation? You in there, buddy? Comment  The researchers at the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan (UMTRI) sent me what may be the saddest opinion poll in the world. It asks the public: "Would you like a Flying Car?"…

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Peter Levashov indicted over Kelihos as Russian carder Roman Seleznev cops 27 years Last week ended badly for Russian hackers.…

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Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number In early April, Stanford University began piloting a new version of its introductory computer science course, CS 106A. The variant, CS 106J, is taught in JavaScript rather than Java.…

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Laptops lead EMEA sales revival, but Brexit-blown Blighty misses out Sales of personal computers - boring old-school desktop and laptops – are up across Europe.…

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CTO Val Bercovici has bailed too SolidFire CEO Dave Wright has left NetApp, less than eighteen months after the storage company he founded was acquired by the big blue staple.…

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Another weekly roundup of everything happening, from cloud to tape Storage news, like data growth, is unrelenting.…

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Hoaxer kept thumb drive of swatting calls An 18-year-old dual citizen of the US and Israel has been charged with making a string of online and phone threats against schools and Jewish community centers.…

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They'll all look and behave the same, but you won't get one console to rule them all Huawei's going to build a global cloud based on its cut of OpenStack, but it's going to be a patchwork quilt of clouds it builds and runs by itself and clouds it builds but which its telco mates run.…

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Linus Torvalds reckons 'It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt' The Register hasn't needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven't happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds' comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly.…

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'Second half of 2017' becomes 'Q4 2017' and there's only 245 shopping days until Christmas Qualcomm's plan to kick Intel in the soft underbelly that is the PC market has been delayed.…

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In pleasing irony, Redditors tag their snark and make themselves ideal test subjects Over here at El Reg, we think that chatbots are, like, the best thing ever.…

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Time to look back on those halcyon days of bad ideas, mindlessly hyped If you work in Silicon Valley, you might want to look away now. Because one day your work may well feature in the Museum of Failure.…

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Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom Devuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.…

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FireEye fingers Middle Kingdom infiltration teams Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an anti-ballistic weapons system in the country.…

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New rules wil lower requirements to build wireless cells America's favorite watchdog the FCC has suggested a set of new rules for installing hardware for 5G wireless broadband networks.…

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When this thing gets up to 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious sh*t A dentist in Alaska has been accused of performing a tooth extraction while riding a hoverboard.…

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Slitheen tool smuggles browsers into cyber-Tardis Computer boffins in Canada are working on anti-censorship software called Slitheen that disguises disallowed web content as government-sanctioned pablum. They intend for it to be used in countries where network connections get scrutinized for forbidden thought.…

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And ahead of mystery launch event in May The base tech specs for Microsoft's Windows 10 Cloud laptops have leaked out ahead of a rumored launch next month, giving you an idea of their target market. Clue: Google-powered Chromebooks in education.…

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Important legal ruling divides North America Canada's comms watchdog has come out strongly in favor of net neutrality – despite efforts by one of the Trump Administration's key telecoms advisors to tip the scales in the other direction.…

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Cloud object storage pricing tumbling downhill +Comment  Research house 451 says the cloud price struggle has moved away from virtual machines (VMs) to object storage, and fingers IBM for initiating the round of price cutting.…

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Another EMC acquisition let go Dell has sold its in-cloud backup SW biz Spanning to private equity house Insight Venture Partners, ending just four years of ownership.…

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Pop-up requested permission to share data with nearby devices even when app not in use LinkedIn irked privacy advocates by dropping a Bluetooth-enabled "Tinder for marketers" feature into its mobile app on Thursday.…

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Azure Stream Analytics to connect your fridge to the cloud for chilled machinations Microsoft's commitment to Azure has tickled it to the market's movement towards edge analytics provoked by the wave of IoT devices, and has launched a new analytics service so the twain shall never part.…

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