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Macs, iOS cheaper in long run – that means trouble Comment  While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella trots the world plugging his book on “transformation”, some of the biggest enterprises in the world are “transforming” themselves ... away from Microsoft.…

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US and China in the firing line Lenovo is laying off a little more than 1,000 employees with the majority of heads set to roll in the US and China.…

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US and China in the firing line Lenovo is laying off a little more than 1,000 employees with the majority of heads set to roll in the US and China.…

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Another extraordinary performance from the 'tech company' Comment  Performance art company Magic Leap has astonished and wowed critics with its latest outing: a $500m funding round.…

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Also slags off BT, backs Ofcom, keeps mum on Liberty tie-up "Basically the message is Vodafone is back," says UK chief executive Nick Jeffrey, a message he's so eager to convey at a breakfast briefing hosted by the company that it almost sounds as if the lady doth protest too much.…

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On-premises Microsoft cloud gets 14G servers for more oomph Dell is updating its AzureStack offering with the latest 14th generation PowerEdge servers.…

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Reg Lecture reveals what it is, where to find it Events  If you've ever wondered who really controls today's upside-down, digital-soaked world, you should really join us next month when we consider "The Secrets of Power in the Digital Age".…

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Industry age bias a source of constant worry Almost half of tech workers in the US, like Hollywood stars, live in constant fear that age will end their careers, according to a new poll.…

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Only to be mysteriously restored hours later The YouTube account of the researcher behind the KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability was restored early on Thursday hours after it was shut down for violating "community guidelines".…

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Positioning it as 'World Series' of yachting Oracle CTO Larry Ellison is reportedly launching his own world boat racing title – just months after his team was spanked at this year’s America’s Cup.…

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Qumulo, HGST, StorageCraft move in, crack open craft beers In Gartner's perennial game of musical chairs, otherwise known as its annual magic quadrant exercise, the latest object storage square ushers three in and one out.…

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Administrator blames credit insurance cuts, online rivals for collapse Misco UK has laid off 300 staff, as expected, after ceasing to trade and appointing administrative receiver FRP Advisory to pick through the ashes of the loss-making business.…

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New law defines who pays if your auto auto prangs itself Tinkering with your future driverless car's software and failing to install safety-critical updates will invalidate your insurance, under a newly proposed British law.…

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Also, the US negotiates fighter jet purchase contracts on our behalf Britain’s F-35B fighter jets currently cost around $123m each – and British officials are quite content that the only engine overhaul facility for the stealth aircraft’s engines is located in Turkey.…

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Trading due to begin on NASDAQ today MongoDB hopes to rake in as much as $220.8m when it finally goes public – a move expected later today.…

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Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP scheme Interview  There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

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And stop hiring floorspace in San Fran, London for Pete's sake In a recent IDG survey, the number of execs worried about a skills gap in IT grew from 49 per cent in 2016 to 60 per cent this year. Other surveys shore up this finding as well: a Cloud Foundry Foundation survey from late 2016 had 64 per cent of respondents worried about getting the skilled staff needed.…

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Yeah or maybe not Canalys Channels Forum  Tech resellers who are on occasion – and perhaps cruelly – compared to sheepskin jacket-wearing secondhand car dealers, might just be getting into game after all, if a veteran channel analyst is to be believed.…

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Flash forward Sponsored  Sales of purpose-built storage appliances are falling, markedly, according to IDC, revenue and capacity falling respectively by 16.2 per cent and 14.9 per cent in the analyst’s latest quarterly tracker in September.…

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Ten mice and a million cores are going to prove it "Brains are massively parallel. We each have just under 100 billion neurons inside our heads, all running at the same time. And they are hugely connected, with 1015 synapses connecting the neurons together. The way forward in computing is parallelism. There is no other option."…

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For now, consider the new Surface Book 2 with mere 17-hour life and Intels inside Microsoft says testing of Qualcomm-powered laptops running Windows 10 is well advanced and suggest it will be possible to use the devices for multiple days without charging their batteries.…

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We've got something much more ethical anyway, say devs Malwarebytes has had enough of Coin Hive's alt-currency-generating browser-side code, and is now automatically blocking it.…

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In Citrix's world, you'd do this to leave vSphere. In the real world? This is silo-saving Citrix has endorsed a third-party product that lets you manage its Xen Server virtualization stack with VMware's vCenter Server.…

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You scratch my PKCS, and I'll scratch yours The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc.…

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Israel's Spacecom still loves Elon enough to also pay for future launch Spacecom and SpaceX have settled their differences over a burned satellite. The Israeli company has once again signed Elon Musk's company for launch services.…

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