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'It is happening again' Analysis  The final lap nears in Oracle's epic seven year battle with Google over Java. It's reached the Federal Appeals Circuit, where Oracle is confident that three appeals judges with a strong track record of upholding IP will decide in its favour.…

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Greg Gianforte loses it on election eve Until Wednesday, Greg Gianforte's life had followed a lovely script: he twice sold software companies for millions, the second time for US$1.5bn when Oracle acquired CRM company RightNow Technologies.…

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Boeing to build 'Phantom Express' on heir to Space Shuttle's main engine The United States Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has commissioned Boeing to build a spaceplane capable of ten launches in ten days.…

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Anger over Manchester attack may play a part The UK government will push through orders next month to force all communications companies including Google and Facebook to break data encryption.…

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16 Pysche mission takes a great leap forward NASA has come up with a cunning plan that will allow it to shave four years of flight time off its mission to the biggest chunk of visible iron in the Solar System, and will use souped-up solar power to get there.…

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No, Apple is not practicing to be carrier. This is how you horn in on 5G Apple has filed a request with the United States Federal Communications Commission FCC to run wireless tests in spectrum bands associated with 5G.…

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300 GB repo handles 8,421 pulls and 1,760 official builds a day, more once GVFS fix is in Microsoft has adopted Git to manage the vast collection of code that is Windows' source, and has shared performance issues it's had to fix along the way.…

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WannaCry? Minister says data is safe, so save your tears for now Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland's integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack.…

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Former HO and EMC man Joe Eazor gets the job of completing conversion to services company Rackspace has named Joe Eazor as its new CEO, replacing the departing Taylor Rhodes and interim CEO Jeff Cotten.…

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Chat forums beyond El Reg just do respectful whimsy, so goodbye 'Imzy' Reddit can be a nasty, nasty place. So nasty that a in 2015 half a dozen Reddit employees – some who said they'd experienced personal abuse or threats of violence from Reddit members - bailed from the company and set their sights on “rethinking the way communities exist on the Internet.”…

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Remote code execution in all versions since 3.5.0, so it's patching time! Sysadmins tending Samba need to get patching.…

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DeepMind scores another win in marketing its AI AlphaGo yesterday one-upped man as it won the first out of three games against Ke Jie, the world’s number one player in Go.…

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Dial-a-ride d-baggery claimed on passenger side too Uber's New York woes are piling up, as the dial-a-ride service has now been sued by riders who believe they were being overcharged.…

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Kubernetes cluster cat herding, brought to you by Istio Microservices architecture, in which monolithic apps get broken down into a set of distinct services, goes well with containers and orchestration.…

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We take a look inside the campaign to undermine the internet Analysis  The FCC has released a revised version of its plans to tear up net neutrality – and unwittingly revealed the extraordinary influence that the cable industry has over the process.…

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Voting machine hacking could turn very ugly Organizers at the DEF CON hacking conference in July are planning a mass cracking of US electronic election machines.…

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Days of future past Ransomware saw a more than eight-fold (752 per cent) increase as a mode of attack in 2016, according to Trend Micro.…

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Lander exercise was 'very close' to a success The Schiaparelli probe suffered a botched landing on the Martian surface as it briefly spun out of control, confusing the computer systems onboard, an official report concluded today.…

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Chipzilla says USB standard will be open to the world Intel is pushing its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port as the defacto input mode for future PCs.…

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Call proxy service aims to appeal to businesses with mobile workers Cloud communications service Twilio believes software development doesn't have to play out like Groundhog Day, a film in which a man relives the same day over and over. For developers, that sense of déjà vu is a common experience.…

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ZX Spectrum-themed game console firm didn't quite win court order, either ZX Spectrum Vega firm Retro Computers Ltd has had its attempt to force former sales agent Nick Cooper to hand over extra information in the ongoing court battle between the two postponed today by the London County Court.…

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Joins Dell EMC, NetApp, Pure to upgrade all-flash arrays HPE has announced new mid-range 3PAR all-flash arrays, fifth generation MSA arrays, Nimble Secondary Flash arrays, and cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection.…

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Big Blue's big iron to be loaded with Hitachi's OS software Hitachi has stopped building its own mainframes but will supply IBM z Systems loaded with Hitachi VOS3 operating system software.…

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Touchscreens? Who needs 'em? Hands On  Huawei this week launched three Intel devices running Windows 10: a slim notebook, a Surface-a-like 2-in-1, and a conventional 15.6" laptop.…

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What are they banging on about? Analysis  Having acquired Nimble Storage and its hybrid and all-flash arrays, HPE is positioning it as a kind of secondary storage. What does that mean?…

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