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Raw materials will be open and multi-source While HP Inc is getting a lot of flack over its DRM lockdown on 2D printing consumables, in the 3D world the company wants to address that it won't be setting the prices on consumables.…

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And you find it easy, it's through hard work – not a 'gift' Assume for the sake of argument that computer science grades are bimodal: there's a distinct group of students who excel at the subject, and then there's everyone else in another group.…

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Yeah, it's self-certification. Give yourself a pat on your own back, Redmond Microsoft has issued a missive congratulating itself as the first global cloud service provider to get with the new EU Privacy Shield Framework agreed with the US, which must mean your data is safe in its hands, right?…

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In which we remember technology history through branded tat Conference Couture  A couple of weeks back we wrote about the plan to have Oracle's NetBeans Java IDE become an Apache project and in an attempt to get some perspective on the move asked friend of the Regand former OpenStack board member Tristan Goode what he thought.…

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Try this workaround if you're frozen out Accounting software developer Sage has warned that the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition may break your Sage 50 installation.…

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Server slingers, like models, it's OK to be DIMM Comment  For generations of PowerEdge, ProLiant, UCS and other x86 servers, the future has been fairly simple: more powerful multi-core processors, more memory, more PCIe bandwidth and shrink the space and electricity needs.…

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Herr Pirat, ist dieser Krieg The music industry has opened fire on audio-stream rippers.…

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That's enough time to build a Cathedral, never mind a patch Software luminary Eric Raymond has written an update to his Pilot computer aided instruction language … 20 years since he last bothered looking at it.…

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No mission to civilise, just cheaper downloads for cricket vids and family fun Google's decided that India needs its very own YouTube, so has cooked up something called “YouTube Go” that permits peer-to-peer video sharing.…

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Cisco's already been sent to the gulag, now Microsoft's at risk of 'keep roubles in Russia' policy The city of Moscow has announced it's going to start ditching Microsoft, following a call by president Vladimir Putin for Russia to be more self-reliant, and is starting with an untried-at-scale e-mail system.…

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There's a point to it, though Chinese boffins reckon they're the first capture text input to mobile devices using gestures sensed by commodity Wi-Fi devices.…

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3.5mm audio jacks are in big trouble now as one cable to rule them all standard signed off The USB implementers forum has loosed “USB Audio Device Class 3.0” onto the breathlessly-waiting world.…

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Thought-to-be-lifeless hell-ball actually has a rich inner life NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) craft has found evidence that Sol's innermost planet is tectonically active.…

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Lizard also set to char Windows XP and Vista by ending support The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox development team has decided enough is enough and will stop supporting Windows XP and Vista in March 2017 and also bin Firefox OS.…

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SELECT * from users where too_stupid_to_live=”YES” Two years after it first arrives for Linux and OS X, Facebook's "osquery" developer kit is now available for Windows.…

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Standalone product to stay, but if you want it in Office 365, change your subscription Microsoft's rationalisation of enterprise messaging continues, with Redmond putting its Yammer Enterprise offering on the end-of-life list.…

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Red Planet to become Elon-gated community SpaceX founder Elon Musk has laid out an audacious multibillion-dollar plan to send colonists to Mars.…

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It's gonna spell bad news for all of us The host of the first presidential debate on Monday night, Hofstra University in New York, may have broken the law and could be in line for a huge fine.…

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Eye-pee-vee-what? Rest of world responds The US government is entering the next stage of grief and loss over IPv6, asking companies to explain why they won't just move over to the new protocol.…

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Enjoy the sounds of a thousand heads at Verizon slamming into a thousand desks Yahoo!'s embattled mail service was dealt another blow Tuesday when an outage hit users worldwide.…

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Give us back our steenkin' cartridges The Electronic Freedom Foundation has written to HP Inc demanding it reverse its attempt to prevent any third-party ink cartridges or refilled cartridges from working in its Officejet Pro printers.…

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Only one in ten demanding cash, we're told Just over three weeks after announcing a global Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung says six out of ten owners in US and South Korea have returned their potentially exploding phablets.…

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Shame the actual product still doesn't, though Microsoft is dangling a new Technical Preview of its Azure Stack in front of enterprise customers who want to run an applications and services platform across their on-premise private cloud and Redmond's globe-spanning Azure public cloud.…

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Wall St-beating PaaS for Big Data firm touts crazy performance claims iguazio’s Data-as-a-Service Enterprise Data Cloud converges different storage access protocols and use cases behind an access abstraction layer and claims to out-perform Amazon and all-flash filers at lower costs.…

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Another initiative targets developers of smart doorbells and other gizmos Linaro, the collaborative engineering effort focused around Linux for ARM-based devices, has spawned a new working group to develop open reference platforms for connected products, with an inevitable eye on the Internet of Things (IoT).…

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