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Pocket powerhouse Review  Huawei began to make significant inroads into the premium phone business in the West last year with its heavily promoted P9 models, and the Chinese giant has got this year’s shot at the market in early: ahead of Samsung and HTC.…

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Doesn't say it's going to, just that it is preparing to do so... The Home Office has acknowledged that it is preparing to accept a landmark EU ruling from last year which restated that access to retained data must only be given in cases of serious crime, unlike the range of cases provided for under the new Investigatory Powers Act.…

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If only there was some way to work out these frustrations... HPE is ensuring that no unpleasant memories linger for Enterprise Services staff being booted to DXC Technology by informing them they are no longer entitled to membership to the employee discount scheme.…

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Mid-East airports and airlines hit by carry-on ban on gadgets From today, passengers are banned from flying into the US from specific overseas airports if their carry-on luggage contains devices larger than a mobile phone. The clampdown is a result of counterterrorism intelligence, we understand.…

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GPU engines are out and AI translators will help you pull From voice translation to self-driving automobile, AI's impact in everyday life will become more and more apparent this year. The AI and deep learning market will experience even more rapid technological advancement, very rapid growth and adoption, and increasing competition for both hardware and software platforms. While AI fears will remain, the public will become more cognisant and comfortable with social media AI applications.…

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Servicing your mechanical overlords Sysadmin Blog  The machines are taking over. At the forefront of this change is the US Air Force, which now has more jobs for drone pilots than any other type. This is not likely to be an isolated event.…

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If it's cloud connected and has a mic, it'll run it, beams exec Samsung has shed more light on its virtual personal assistant Bixby ahead of the March 29 launch of its flagship – and hopefully non-detonating – Galaxy S8 smartphone. The S8 will be a big user of Bixby.…

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01001011 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100001 00100001 Artificial intelligence agents can invent their own language and talk among themselves to work out the best way to get a job done, a study has shown.…

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VSAN may get a gig on UK's Astute-class boats. And is definitely getting a filesystem VMware says it's been asked to consider how nuclear submarines might use its virtual SAN.…

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This is the stuff that binds Quarks together Boffins poring over data from the Large Hadron Collider's “Beauty” experiment are blinking in surprise, having turned up five new particles in one hit.…

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XenApp Essentials pricing revealed Citrix has revealed a little more about XenApp Essentials, its replacement for the Azure Remoteapp application publishing service that Microsoft killed off last year.…

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AI. Check. Machine learning. Check. Brand name. Check ARM is today touting a new way of organizing processor chips – one that will squeeze accelerators designed for AI and such tasks into phones, PCs, cars, and so on.…

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Fentanyl merchant was good at Tor, rubbish in meatspace and at deleting browser history Delivery is the weakest link in the “dark web” drug trade: the postal habits of a large-scale trader have led to his undoing.…

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The fix is simple: turn your modem on and off again to get a new IP address. Or ask your ISP to assign them more often Domain-name lookups only tell you site visits, not pages viewed, right? Wrong: the interaction between a user and the Domain Name System is more revealing than previously believed, according to a paper from German postdoc researcher Dominik Herrmann.…

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Australia, of all places, is a tax haven for Apple New Zealand New Zealand has joined the international criticism of Apple's tax arrangements, with NZ$4.2 billion worth of sales over ten years yielding zero tax in the country.…

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So far, no patch available to the public Nest's Dropcam and Dropcam Pro security cameras can be wirelessly attacked via Bluetooth to crash and stop recording footage. This is perfect for burglars and other crooks who want to knock out the cams moments before robbing a joint.…

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Podule returns home after grim experiment leaves 40 dead After almost a month spent attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully returned to Earth. The podule, laden with science experiments including the bodies of 40 mice, is now on its way to NASA via ship.…

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Air travel to the US from eight countries appears to be affected People traveling by air to America from an undisclosed list of countries will no longer be allowed to carry devices larger than a mobile phone in carry-on baggage.…

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Is self-delusion the answer to fake news? Google has asked its search quality raters not to assume that users looking up Holocaust denials, or whether women or Islam or black people are evil, are "racist or bad people."…

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City wakes up to emails cancelling long-awaited 1Gbps broadband Analysis  Looking back, it should have been obvious: when Google announced in 2011 that it would roll out its own super-fast internet service for just $70 a month, offering 1Gbps over its own fiber, it started out in Kansas.…

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Meanwhile, allegations of Russian meddling probed Vid  Monday mornings are never pleasant, are they? Take FBI director James Comey and head of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers, for example, who kicked off their week by being grilled by the US House Select Intelligence Committee.…

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Claiming you can't remember your passphrase to unlock data is willful defiance The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives.…

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Click here to see her stolen nudes, and then here, and here, and again here, and... Scammers are exploiting a new batch of leaked celebrity nudes, using the stolen selfies to lure in gawpers and make a fast buck.…

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Access Group exec: We'll be buddies if you stay Staff at Safe Computing - Britain’s nearest equivalent to Workday - are feeling anything but secure about their livelihoods after reading a proposal by their new owner to axe some jobs.…

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Mabe you could pay with Bitcoin. Like at Microsoft. Oh wait* IBM's fortunes are set to change, we're sure of it. After 20 straight quarters of sales decline, the business has launched Blockchain-as-a-Service.…

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