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Pwnable any way you like It could be the worst router in the world: a cheapie from China that IOActive reckons is completely pwnable all ways from Sunday.…

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Linux mount gets a systemd wrapper The developers behind Systemd, the alternative to sysvinit, have added a mount tool to their user space bootstrapper.…

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Vuln-hunting robot ready to roam the world One of the top-three in DARPA's recent cyber-challenge, Mechanical Phish, has been open sourced at GitHub.…

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For sale: Space station, several owners, billions of miles travelled NASA has signalled its intention to offload the International Space Station (ISS) some time in the 2020s.…

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Vale Owen Bruce Slee, who helped our universe expand One of the pioneers of Australian radio astronomy, Owen Bruce Slee, has died in Australia aged 92.…

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Packet serialisation means processors waste up 20 per cent of their time OpenFlow's architecture is inefficient, and caps performance while sucking unnecessary power.…

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Cupertino's project hosting enters the long dark tea-time of the soul Apple's Mac OS Forge is losing one of its highest-profile non-Apple projects, with the news that MacPorts is moving to GitHub.…

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City of Melbourne, population four million, placed in the wrong hemisphere Microsoft has misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria.…

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All is forgiven, you gaffe-prone cyber-cooks. You're one of us A university study has found that adding basic facial expressions to a robot can be enough to forge an emotional bond with humans.…

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Tech world faces summer of emergency security patching Documents from the Edward Snowden archive prove that the malware and exploits dumped on the public internet on Monday originated from the NSA.…

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Official Redmond response: Customers love Win10 Microsoft says a fix is on the way for a video encoding issue in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that has left some users unable to access their USB webcams and applications.…

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Chocolate Factory asks court to block Greenspan's complaints Google has asked a US court to stop a former MySpace investor from repeatedly filing suit against it.…

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350 US and Canadian stores catch sales till malware Clothing chain Eddie Bauer has admitted the payment terminals in more than 350 of its stores have been siphoning customers' bank card details to criminals.…

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We're not your traditional venture capitalists, says firm Cambridge Innovation Capital, an investment fund which commercialises science and technology advances made at Cambridge University, has raised £75m in a funding round.…

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Don't drop that wrench, whatever you do Two astronauts from the International Space Station have started their spacewalk to install the new International Docking Adapter.…

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We have a look at the latest cut Hands On  Microsoft’s Continuum is one of the spookiest computing experiences you can have. Either plug a phone into a dock, or turn on a nearby wireless display and keyboard, and the phone doubles up as an ersatz Windows PC. No more lugging a laptop around.…

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We need to outpace malware-flingers, securo folk warn Motorola pushes out Android updates faster than any other manufacturer bar Google Nexus manufacturers, according to a new study.…

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Despite umms and aahs, GCHQ is home free IPBill  An independent review into bulk surveillance powers in the forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill has warned that there is no proven case to let British spooks hack the planet.…

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Status quo déjà vu, for the mobile generation Apple under Tim Cook has delivered six new makes of iPhone, with a further four derivations based on the overall brand.…

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More not-quite-remote memory speeds apps Plexistor has unveiled specs on its Persistent Memory over Fabric (PMoF), which it says gives app servers access to disaggregated persistent memory in fabric-connected PM Bricks.…

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Homeless Yorkshire man must tell plod in advance if he wants to have a flirty text chat +Comment  A homeless IT consultant will learn today whether his challenge to a draconian order which forces him to tell police in advance if he is going to have sex will succeed.…

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Dept loses at least £80m due to fraud The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) collected £400m less in tax during the first 12 months of moving paper tax discs online, according to a Freedom of Information response.…

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We love your deep learning benchmark 'mistakes' HPC blog  NVIDIA just fired the first salvo in what promises to be a classic and long-lived benchmark death match vs Intel. In the webpage titled "Correcting Intel's Deep Learning Benchmark Mistakes," NVIDIA claimed that Intel was using outdated GPU benchmark results and noncurrent hardware comparisons to show off its new Knights Landing Xeon Phi processors.…

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'A virgin? In his right ear, perhaps' Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It only takes a minute to capture a 3D model of my orifices. They tell me it’s the only way I can be sure of a tight fit.…

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It's a meet-in-the-channel affair for resellers Nutanix has independently validated Cisco UCS C-Series servers to run its hyper-converged Enterprise Cloud Platform software.…

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