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Electrophorus electricus is not something to be messed with One man has calculated the power of electric shocks emitted from electric eels on the human arm - his in fact - all in the name of science.…

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'Free speech' Twitter alternative alleges antitrust foul A social network that fancies itself a "free speech" competitor to Twitter is suing Google after its app was removed from the Play Store.…

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And *clunk* – cyrptocurrency value drops 20 per cent China has ordered all Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges to cease trading by the end of Friday, causing a massive drop in its value worldwide.…

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Sorta, kinda, well not really Google has promised to end the infuriating autoplay of videos in its Chrome browser – but with a heap of exceptions that may actually make the problem worse.…

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All options on the table, and Apple, Facebook, Google ain't gonna like any of 'em A proposed plan to make sure that digital giants like Apple, Google and Facebook pay more in tax within Europe has moved forward with remarkable speed and a paper will be put to European governments at the end of the month.…

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UK dedicated systems not affected Equifax UK has surfaced to say that British systems were not affected by a recently disclosed megahack, however 400,000 UK people were affected due to a “process failure.”…

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IN ALL CAPS, no less It has long been a frustrating marketing ploy pushed by mobile phone operators: claiming that they offer better network coverage and speeds than their competitors.…

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Typosquatting attack hits the PyPI registry The Slovenian National Security Authority on Thursday warned that PyPI, the repository for Python software packages, has been hosting malicious software libraries.…

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Like watching a black screen dry (literally) A number of HP Inc device owners are complaining of seeing black screens for around five to 10 minutes after entering their Windows login information.…

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Help wanted at Equifax. Badly Further evidence has emerged regarding the insecurity of Equifax’s web setup, as independent security researcher Scott Helme reports having uncovered all manner of problems with Equifax’s security header configuration.…

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One home at a time With Apple playing catchup to Samsung, the big phone story of the year belongs to Essential. And the big story with Essential isn't really the phone.…

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Answers on a postcard, please "Unprecedented challenge" was the phrase which kept being repeated in a recent Treasury Select Committee hearing regarding Brexit, the customs union and HMRC.…

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Two months after the biz told El Reg, 'no, no, David Goulden is going nowhere'. Dell EMC president and boss of the Infrastructure Solutions Group, David Goulden, is leaving the business at the end of the company’s fiscal year, The Register can reveal.…

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Lures thirsty reporters to watch webinar In an attempt to bribe entice viewers to expose their eyes to an upcoming online webinar introducing containers, Red Hat has offered free beer and burgers delivered right to the punter's premises.…

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Go on, Supremes, have another look at that Microsoft ruling, wouldya? Google will not contest new warrants for overseas data - as long as they are made outside the Second Circuit, according to the US Department of Justice.…

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Caveat emptor: It's not what you think While Apple was making the iPhone less dependent on a Mac or PC, this week, it was tying its Watch even closer to the iPhone - contrary to what Apple's marketing material wants you to think.…

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Doors open in three weeks for AI and ML extravaganza Tickets are flying off the shelves for MCubed London, so if you want to ensure your place at our two day conference on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and data analytics, don’t hang around.…

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Not that data watchdog expects to get that money paid A Welsh firm responsible for 146 million nuisance PPI calls has been slapped with a £350,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office - not that the data watchdog is confident that penalty will be paid.…

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Oi: Less contempt of court on Facebook and Twitter, says gov law bloke The UK's Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials.…

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Waves off another exec in the name of progress Hewlett Packard Enterprise is waving bye to another long standing exec as it puts more meat on the new structure that is part of a wider plan to make more money build a long term operational and financial blueprint.…

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Intros CENTA - that new money smell Three of the Bank of England’s cyber specialists have joined NCC Group to lead a newly established threat assurance unit at the UK-based security consultancy firm.…

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It's coming for your jobs, very, very slowly ROTM  It's the most eco-friendly DNA walker I know, computer scientist Damien Woods told The Register.…

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But the mission is far from over, say scientists Cassini, one of NASA’s flagship spacecraft, is poised to meet its fiery end today as it plunges down into Saturn’s atmosphere at a speed of 123,000kph (77,000mph) per hour, where it will soon vaporise.…

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Sounds like a good idea but looks can be deceptive Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Right. Right. Right. No, left. I said LEFT! Oh for the love of humanity, swipe left now! My eyes! Sorry, no, I mean "My EARS!"…

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It's 2017 and SVGA drivers can p0wn enterprise software. Sigh VMware's given vAdmins a busy Friday by disclosing three nasties to patch.…

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