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Closest encounter with gas giant will see craft close to just 4,200km from cloud-tops Strap in for a bumpy ride, Earthlings: the Juno probe will make its closest approach to Jupiter on Saturday when it comes within just 4,200km of the gas giant's uppermost clouds.…

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SanDisk's 'Connect Wireless Stick' is made for mobile, but we've bent it to become a 'Campfire NAS' Road test  Last week Vulture South got its hands on an intriguing SanDisk product called the “Connect Wireless Stick”.…

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It's not how big you are, it's what you do with it that counts Microsoft has revealed the scale at which Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 will operate at release and in so doing has leapfrogged VMware's scalability on headline-grabbing numbers.…

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Some sharks wear suits and ties Analysis  A team of security researchers tipped off an investment firm about software vulnerabilities in life-preserving medical equipment in order to profit from the fallout.…

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Telco settles allegations it pocketed cash promised to customers US wireless carrier Sprint will pay $2.3m to settle allegations it withheld rebates from customers.…

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Smart lock maker August fails to ignore flaws In a shocking development, smart lock manufacturer August has been caught promptly patching security holes discovered in its product.…

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MegaMIMO gives data a smooth ride Video  Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) think they have perfected a system that dramatically improves Wi-Fi connections by eliminating signal interference.…

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Miracle material bests Man of Steel, withstands incredible pressure, say eggheads Tiny graphene bubbles can withstand enormous pressures and are 200 times stronger than steel, according to scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK.…

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Google-Earth-meets-Tivo service paid for by Texan billionaire Analysis  Police in Baltimore, US, have admitted hiring a third party to fly over the city, constantly recording events with high-resolution cameras.…

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Pegasus snoopware package used against activists and journalists Apple has pushed out an emergency security update for iPhones, iPads and iPods after super sophisticated spyware was found exploiting three iOS vulnerabilities.…

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Suit says enterprise giant unfairly targeted older workers The two offshoots of Hewlett Packard have been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing the (pre-split) IT giant of discriminating against older employees during job culls.…

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Chocolate Factory cuts its own cords Google is drastically scaling back its Fiber initiative because it’s too expensive – and only a fraction of the expected subscribers ponied up.…

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Who said there's no money in the kitty for junior doctors... oh Gov.UK did The NHS has a £500m budget to burn on PCs, printers and monitors in the latest mega framework tender to be dangled in front of ravenous tech suppliers.…

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Fancy that Making Google a good corporate citizen and pay creators fairly won’t break the internet, a leaked impact study on copyright suggests.…

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Roses are red, violets are blue, Facebook knows all that you think, say and do WhatsApp has updated its terms and privacy policy for the first time in four years as part of parent company Facebook’s plans to generate cash through app users' data.…

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CEO: IT spending weaker than expected but we grabbed rivals by the short and curlies Tech Data's latest quarterly financials show a distributor wrestling with “weaker than expected” IT spending and trying to dip into “pockets of demand” across Europe and the Americas.…

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Big Blue pokes software-defined storage world with big stick, runs away We heard IBM might be supplying a software-only storage product and it turned out to be true: Spectrum Virtualize can now be bought without hardware.…

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What a bunch of babbling Daesh-heads Analysis  Today's report by a Parliamentary committee called for everyone from the government to the press to combat terrorism by creating "counter-narratives" to those used by ISIS to justify its actions.…

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Just 20 per cent were the result of hacking One in four breaches (25.3 per cent) in the US financial services sector over recent years were due to lost or stolen devices, according to a new study.…

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Children of Time features talking space spiders The book Children of Time by British sci-fi author Andrew Tchaikovsky has been announced as the winner of this year’s Arthur C Clarke award.…

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Channel partners and customers left in dark since 8am service blackout Business broadband comms outfit Gamma is experiencing a service outage.…

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A reader's tale of life, love and programmable robotics Romance isn’t dead. Just ask a Reg-reading engineer who made his own wedding cake... from Lego.…

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Breaking through the wall of silence, one brick at a time Nutanix bought a company recently and is days away from announcing another acquisition.…

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Not quite autonomous food-flinging, mind Multinational pizza megacorp Domino's claims it is trialling pizza delivery drones in New Zealand.…

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Plus one greybeard lands at enterprise licensing biz Crayon A couple of industry greybeards at Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have quietly packed their bags for a permanent vacation while another vendor old timer has moved to another channel biz.…

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