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'Healthy' smoking puts bloke in hospital NSFW pics  A man claims his e-cigarette exploded mid-puff, blew out seven of his teeth, gave him second-degree facial burns, wrecked his bathroom, and put him in intensive care.…

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M-I-S-S-I-sue-your-ass-you-creepy-spy Google is once again facing allegations that its cloud for education has been used to harvest and sell information on school kids.…

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Fired techie claims school retaliated over race complaint Shortly after the American College of Education (ACE) in Indiana fired IT administrator Triano Williams in April, 2016, it found that it no longer had any employees with admin access to the Google email service used by the school.…

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Recreating old work to the tune of £500m per year Some Whitehall departments are saddled with more than 100 terabytes of legacy data, and are wasting time recreating old work at a cost of £500m per year, according to a Cabinet Office report.…

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Sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G DDN has signed a deal for Inspur to sell tested and configured systems to worldwide HPC customers, using DDN storage alongside Inspur servers, networking, software and services.…

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£3m granted for 'emerging architectures' supercomputing mashup A fellowship of four UK universities, along with HPC veteran Cray and the Met Office have been handed £3m to build a 10,000+ ARM core supercomputer.…

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More secure than PC? Ha! Security researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a Mac backdoor using antiquated code that targets biomedical research facilities.…

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Belgian data governance business only loses a single board position too, sweet Belgian data governance business Collibra has today announced the closure of its Series C round, almost tripling its venture capital funding.…

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Dynamically allocate without an admin over your shoulder Enterprise Linux biz Red Hat has revised its OpenShift Container Platform to include support for dynamic storage provisioning in local and remote applications.…

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One in eight have stopped, admits org's director general The European Union’s GPS-alike system Galileo is suffering a number of unexplained clock failures on its satellites, the EU Space Agency has admitted.…

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Small flaws, but they add up Vulnerabilities in a network attached storage (NAS) devices made by QNAP Systems create a potential means for hackers to steal data and passwords, execute commands or drop malware on vulnerable kit, say security researchers.…

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Hyper-converges hyper-converger, thereby converging market Analysis  SimpliVity, the second-placed hyper-converged infrastructure appliance startup, has been bought by HPE for $650m, setting the stage for mainstream vendor dominance of the hyper-converged market.…

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Hyperconverges hyperconverger, thereby converging market Analysis  SimpliVity, the second-placed hyperconverged infrastructure appliance startup, has been bought by HPE for $650m, setting the stage for mainstream vendor dominance of the hyperconverged market.…

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More adventures in fintech Logowatch  From the world of fintech comes some momentous news.…

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Navigator and Pathfinder beget Aviator Flash drive life extender NVMdurance has enlarged its market by developing techniques for extending the life of 3D flash drives.…

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Hallelujah for the planned ISO symbol standard! Japan’s electronic toilet-makers have vowed to clean up the baffling symbols on their techno-khazis so anyone can crimp one off in the Land of the Rising Sun “with peace of mind”.…

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Dear Leader flips eye-popping Uber and Tesla figures Hey, it's the new year. Time to let those annual planning slides shimmy over you, washing away the dangling tickets of last year like a purifying clean install. Somewhere amid pictures of robots shaking hands with meat-maws and millennials writing on glass walls will, no doubt, be the details of your firm's "digital transformation".…

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Tick 'em off, impress the boardroom Comment  Object storage is a relatively new market segment that has continued to grow steadily and is starting to find more reasons for adoption.…

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Key to unlocking mega smartphone market Analysis  LTE-Broadcast is poised for mass adoption at last, claims the Alliance which was set up last April to promote it. The Alliance aims to make a splash at next month’s Mobile World Congress, to boost operator confidence in the mobile TV standard and outline some of its use cases beyond the consumer TV sector.…

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Small island's big telco talks to El Reg Interview  Jersey Telecom recently rolled out a LoRa network covering the entire island. The telco’s wholesale director, Tom Noel, spoke to The Register to elaborate a little on what it hopes to achieve.…

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Some 40,000 customers were overcharged £250,000 EE has been slapped with a £2.7m fine by regulator Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers.…

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Smaller firms make up over 20% of business Promo  In the face of industry upheaval, Cisco retains its status as the go-to enterprise networking choice for big businesses.…

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So many things to solve, eg: how can there be conversation without memory? Analysis  “Alexa, are you the best chatbot in town?” “Sorry, I don’t I understand the question I heard,” she replies.…

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US Navy ordinance contract goes Raytheon DARPA, the boffinry nerve-center of the US military, has awarded a contract to develop a cross between a missile and an artillery shell for use by the Navy.…

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