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Suppliers, time to consider that SaaS and/or public cloud angle Research outfit 451 has run a survey that should get the pulses of on-premises IT suppliers beating faster.…

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White plastic? No Space Grey? Word reaches us of an, er, AI-driven revolution taking place in dentistry but you’ll only be able to get you hands on Colgate’s Smart Electronic E1 Toothbrush from Apple as it is the exclusive sales channel.…

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Redmond finds allies in Irish data centre spat Allowing Uncle Sam to seize emails stored in Microsoft's Irish data centre would violate foreign data protection laws and risk setting a damaging precedent, the US Supreme Court has been told.…

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UKSA and CNES buddy up on climate science, Mars missions The British and French space agencies have agreed to team up on more missions together.…

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Hello children, fancy a chat about muck-raking tech rags? The meltdown in corporate spin at IBM was apparent last week after the flames of publicity were fanned by The Register's report on the firm's proposals to redeploy tens of thousands of Global Technology Services staff.…

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Back to drawing board on £14bn pensions deficit Plans by BT to cut its huge pension deficit have been thrown out by the High Court. The UK's incumbent telco had wanted to shift the rate used to calculate final salary pension payments.…

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Four quarters of growth in a row ain't too shabby Analysis  Diving into IBM's fourth-quarter and full-year results show its storage surge has now run a whole year and possibly pushed Dell EMC into a "Refuse to Lose" channel campaign to regain sales momentum.…

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Regulator figures show Sky, Tesco users as most content TalkTalk, Post Office and Vodafone were the most-complained-about telecoms service providers between July and September 2017, according to an Ofcom report released today.…

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Keys in hands of highly borkable ID gateway The UK government is cracking on with plans for a digital mortgage service to be launched this year, which will allow borrowers to sign mortgage deeds online via the Government Digital Service's deeply flawed Verify identity programme.…

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Stuffs portfolio with CI, flash and converged solutions NetApp is setting up a Cloud Infrastructure business unit, giving it FlexPod, SolidFire and StorageGRID, and hiring a cloud services hotshot to run it.…

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Just put it under the desk along with all the others Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It could get steamy in here. I have stripped off the layers and am now looking to turn up the heat. I’m looking forward to an afternoon of delightful tenderness with plenty of oohs and aahs.…

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New event set to infiltrate QEII Promo  If you are a cybersecurity practitioner who feels on top of the latest developments in your field, CyberThreat18 may make you want to think again.…

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If pizza delivery, coffee joints and banks can do it, so can you I don't begrudge organisations who want us to start calling them "software companies". People are free to do whatever they like with such trivial labels, I guess. But the tick of such labelling has always been an annoyance to me.…

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If pizza delivery, coffee joints and banks can do it, so can you I don't begrudge organisations who want us to start calling them "software companies". People are free to do whatever they like with such trivial labels, I guess. But the tick of such labelling has always been an annoyance to me.…

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Jeez, get a grip, Sol! As the Sun ages and sheds mass, the gravitational pull it exerts on its planets weakens.…

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European Commission sysadmin offers us tales of Euro-dunderheads On-Call  Welcome again to On-Call, The Register’s weekly reader-contributed tales of facepalm-worthy failures in the field of tech support.…

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Wine Is Not an Emulator Windows-on-POSIX software now handles Windows apps on Android Version 3.0 of Wine Is Not an Emulator – aka WINE – has arrived, and offers all sorts of new emulation-on-Android possibilities.…

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Non-profit org mutates into investment firm Special report  Nominet, which runs the UK's domain-name registry, has abandoned its own charitable foundation, raising questions about the organization's direction and accountability.…

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Only tits in this drama were the two kids in trouble Video  Australian politicians are claiming a world first after a drone saved two teenagers from drowning in heavy surf.…

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Apple font code on iOS, macOS knackered by texted link A specially crafted webpage will knacker Apple's Messages and Safari software on iOS and macOS, allowing miscreants to spread merry mischief by texting fans a link to the dastardly HTML.…

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Pesky phishing pages using international domain names just won't go away It's been known for a long while that people can use similar-looking non-Roman characters to create internet addresses that look similar to real ones.…

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Airbus says it’ll keep building the behemoth of the skies into the 2030s Three days after warning the A380 might not have a future, Airbus says it will likely keep making the plane into the 2030s.…

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India can hit all of China now. Or Moscow, Athens, USA’s Indian Ocean navy base ... India has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.…

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Meanwhile, Bruce Perens wants his legal bills footed Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended.…

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Big Blue exits five-year skid, shares falls on uncertain future For 22 quarters in a row, IBM's sales have been shrinking. But not any more. In the final three months of 2017, Big Blue's revenues grew 3.5 per cent compared to year-ago quarter.…

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