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Machine-learning suite ends its sloppy packaging ways after Debian dev roasts Redmond Microsoft had to emit a hasty update for its R Open analysis tool after developers found the open-source package was not playing nice with some Linux systems.…

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We gotta put this in context, cos that's what Microsoft says matters these days Microsoft has revealed a plan for a slow-moving upgrade of its Office suite’s user interface, with three new elements to start appearing at Office.com and in Office apps in coming months.…

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And discover it made a magnet that points 'up' How to measure a magnetic field that's very long way away, and is very, very weak. An international group of boffins have announced that they figured out how.…

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Giants differ on urgency of fix for exploitable WIM file headers Cisco's Talos security limb has announced a new Microsoft Windows vulnerability and appears to have gone public because it feels Microsoft isn't taking things seriously.…

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Defence outfit Thales gets Azure Stack to drop and give it twenty for military use Microsoft’s Azure Stack cloud-in-a-box has been adapted for in-field use by the world’s militaries.…

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Pew! Pew! The whole world is connected, and the Internet is super-dangerous Eighteen months after acquiring Internet infrastructure outfit Dyn, Oracle has unveiled some of the smarts it bought in the form of an "Internet Intelligence Map".…

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'It's like watching your loved one in a coma' sigh heartbroken NASA boffins Video  Time may be up for America's plucky Opportunity rover that has trundled across the surface of Mars for more than 14 years.…

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American cable giant offers $65bn for 21st Century Fox With the massive $85bn merger between AT&T and Time Warner set to finalize, a newly-emboldened Comcast is pushing for a media mega-deal of its own.…

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It just had to deal with a pesky senator asking questions The US government isn't serious about its own suggestion to take back control of the internet, a Congressional hearing revealed on Wednesday.…

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New technique looks for patterns in protostars Scientists have found a trio baby planets using a new technique of spotting unusual gas motion around developing stars.…

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Malware on Cores, Xeons may lift computations, mitigations in place or coming Updated  A security flaw within Intel Core and Xeon processors can be potentially exploited to swipe sensitive data from the chips' math processing units.…

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Plan for unification also includes making code easier to use At its annual enthusiasm fest in San Francisco on Wednesday, software container popularizer Docker shifted from technical talk to evangelism with previews of product improvements and the usual Silicon Valley word salad about changing the world.…

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And why serial self-promoter John McAfee is a security expert on Russian hacking Senate Democrats are pressing government officials to explain their claims on election tampering and cyberattacks.…

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More Brexit fallout as Europe plays hardball with positioning It's official: the UK is going to be booted off the Galileo satellite GPS program as a result of Brexit, despite furious protestations from Britain that it's a special case.…

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Add some Nvidia support, and everyone else is on catch-up Cisco and Lenovo have shoved Intel's Optane caching drives in their hyperconverged systems, and Switchzilla has also added Nvidia GPU support to grant AI/ML apps hyperconverged system access.…

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Motion passed to eject Russian software from bloc institutions The Kaspersky bad news train just keeps rolling on with Strasbourg Eurocrats having adopted a motion today (A8-0189/2018, en français) that could ban its wares from European Union institutions.…

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Case says facial recognition tech breaches right to privacy, free expression A resident of the Cardiff, the Welsh capital, has launched a legal challenge over South Wales Police's use of facial recognition technology in public spaces – the first of its kind in the UK.…

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European IT shifts its focus Promo  Cloud CRM giant Salesforce recently surveyed 1,005 IT leaders in France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK to examine how IT is evolving to meet the needs of an ever more connected customer base. The results of the survey were compiled into a report entitled The State of IT in Europe.…

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Law firm's conclusions at odds with UK data watchdog, and critics don't feel any better An audit of the Royal Free NHS Trust and Google DeepMind's controversial app to detect kidney disease has deemed its current use of confidential data from real patients lawful – going so far as to suggest findings from other watchdogs were misplaced.…

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That data-management-for-everything software segment's getting crowded As enterprises increasingly adopt hybrid multi-cloud IT strategies, they tend to find themselves mired in a multi-silo data management nightmare. Rubrik has stepped up to claim it can make the fractured mess whole again with its Alta software.…

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Sun's exhalations whip up molecules on planets with weak magnetic fields Researchers at the Technische Universität Wien in Austria have found that solar wind can do far more than project lights in the Earth's night sky.…

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Why we're not writing about it – just yet Review  This space is left intentionally blank. It's where our HTC flagship review would go. So why is it missing?…

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The Surface of the future-ture-ture Further evidence that Microsoft wants to broaden the appeal of its boutique Surface hardware has emerged.…

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Research shows desire for standalone headsets in the People's Republic New research shows that China leads the world in buying standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets, with people who live there shunning traditional tethered devices for the likes of the HTC Vive Focus.…

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Top judges say ISPs – but not webhosts or caches – can pass the buck BT has won a UK Supreme Court battle over who should pay the costs of copyright infringement blocking orders – and it won't be internet service providers.…

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