posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Proposes 200-ft-thick layer of sky only for robot planes Amazon has outlined a futuristic plan that would give drones their own 200-foot-thick piece of sky to zoom around in – and deliver packages in super-fast times.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
New release of its flagship Simpana product just got way more important Data management specialist CommVault could be open to activist investor activity, said an analyst, after reporting a loss and seeing yearly revenues down on Americas sales inadequacies and foreign currency headwinds.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Chinese tat bazaar ramps up anti-Amazon efforts in global cloud domination fight Chinese Amazon equivalent Alibaba is pumping $1bn (£637m) into its cloudy arm Aliyun, thereby injecting cold, hard cash into its global domination plans.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Magic Quadrant starts to lose its sparkle Comment  Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualisation Infrastructure. In it, the mega analyst lumps together hypervisor-based virtualisation and containers. This is wrong, and as I've discussed before virtualisation and containerisation are different.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest Boffins from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated a vulnerability in Tor which, if exploited, could lead to hidden services being identified with up to 88 per cent accuracy.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
A memory crossing point, yes – but a Rubicon? Analysis  Asking what we know about Intel/Micron's XPoint memory announced yesterday is maybe the wrong question. What don't we know about it?…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Auntie shakes off pay TV shackles. Careful, someone might see Analysis  BBC please take note: Sky’s decision to play Netflix at its own game seems to be paying off.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Euro nation makes Declaration of Internet Rights, with caps and everything. Bless 'em Access to the internet is a fundamental right of all persons. So says a new Italian Declaration of Internet Rights, which incorporates a 14-point manifesto drawn up by a parliamentary committee following a public consultation.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Frenchy rival Atos also celebrates big growth despite DWP contract boot This year's huge Capita spending spree boosted the company's sales by 10 per cent to £2.28bn, according to the outsourcing giant's first-half results for 2015.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
And three per cent of employees would consider offers as low as £100 A third of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
CEO talks to El Reg about peering inside those mystery containers Interview  With Apcera's new chief architect for security Jim Reno, formerly of CA Technologies, bedded down in his role, the company's taking aim at one of Docker's in-room elephants. The Register talks to CEO Jim Collison about how IT shops can trust what's in Docker containers.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Supreme Court appeal permission could let Chocolate Factory shut the floodgates The UK's Supreme Court has granted Google permission to appeal against a ruling giving Apple Safari users the right to sue the Chocolate Factory over its adbot tracking.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Average Joe will be happy with it. So long as he hasn't used Windows 7 Sysadmin blog  It's Windows 10 day. That means it's time for a completely biased and in-no-way-even-remotely-objective assessment of Windows 10.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Psst. Oculus. Google. Are you listening? Always looking for a new angle, Nokia has launched itself into the movie equipment business with a 360-degree camera called OZO, capturing stereoscopic 3D video through eight synchronised global shutter sensors as well as spatial audio through eight integrated microphones.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
F# developers asked to avoid it until a complete fix is ready Microsoft has published a workaround for a critical bug in the .NET Framework 4.6 that can result in incorrect parameters being passed, with unpredictable results.…

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posted about 19 hours ago on the register
Worst outcome ever for clueless online admen The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Do Not Track (DNT) proposal, to give users a way to tell web sites not to track them, recently reached its "Last Call" stage.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
It may possibly encourage feckless disloyalty, who knows UK regulator Ofcom has started a consultation aimed at consumers to find out how hard it is to switch mobile phone networks, and eventually put in place processes which reduce the pain of switching, while also eliminating “slamming” where a company fraudulently migrates a customer.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Enough of the cheesy comments from Le Grand Storage Fromage Moshe Yanai's Infinidat startup, which came out of stealth in April with its InfiniBox array, is bragging about its growth.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Microsoft's 'working on a fix to this issue' – or you can go third party instead An issue with the Windows 10 Start menu means that those with more than 512 application shortcuts will have missing entries.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Will we see a return of the Medallion Man? Worstall on Wednesday  There's a certain, perhaps too cynical strain in economics, best exemplified by Mancur Olson, who was prone to pointing out that all governments are just bandits living off the population they oppress.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Won't somebody please think of the children! (Adults are on their own) Ministers have backed a campaign designed to give young people greater deletion rights over the stupid content they generate as youngsters.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
LEDs, pah! UK inventor cooks up cheap fabric alternative to giant displays British inventor Andrew Fentem has come up with a way of cheaply turning fabric into large active displays.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
'Black Vine' gang, late of China, fingered as source of heist that lifted 70 million records The case for a Beijing-orchestrated hack of health insurer Anthem has firmed up with new details suggesting that the sophisticated hacking group responsible for the heist shared zero days with rival outfits.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
There will be tears – but it is worth upgrading Review  Microsoft has released Windows 10, two years and nine months after the release of Windows 8 in October 2012.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Outages and slow downloads leave customers cursing carrier from Manchester to Portsmouth If you can't reach a chum in the UK, chances are they've fallen victim to a substantial outage that's hit BT's voice and broadband services. Or a Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP) incident.…

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