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Only six years overdue Office 365 administrators have a reason to be happy: Microsoft has finally joined the party on group-based Office 365 licence management, saving time from manual maintenance, or the reliance on scripts and third-party systems.…

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They'll be on the motorways as well Driverless cars using UK-made software will be tested on public roads and even motorways between London and Oxford.…

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Ground-based backup of in-flight drone-recorded data Fly Drive is not about car rental any more, not in our version of disk world at any rate. It's a Seagate disk drive for DJI drones and comes just three months after Seagate and drone-maker DJI announced a partnership to develop storage for drone-recorded images and videos.…

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Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino Uber hid its fingerprinting of iPhone users from Apple – techniques that would have had any other app thrown out of Apple's store. Uber retained the information even after the Uber app had been deleted and the phone had been wiped. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got a personal reprimand from Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the app stayed put, and Uber continues to use fingerprinting worldwide.…

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No more UK integrations, existing customers offered support from US team SAP Anywhere, the "complete front-office software package", is going nowhere quickly in Europe as the service has been closed to new customers.…

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♪ Straight outta Cisco, crazy app framework called Metron, open-sourced so data's not crept on ♪ The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced Metron, a cybersecurity applications framework for centralised monitoring and analysis of network traffic, as its newest top-level project.…

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Cold, hard cash and cred up for grabs HPC Blog  This year's edition of the Asian Student Cluster Competition (ASC) is the largest competition of its kind in the world, with 20 teams of university undergrads battling each other, themselves, and the world’s fastest supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, to win the Asian Cluster Crown*.…

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Faces off with Facebook Surround 360 kit Analysis  The Nokia as we traditionally know it is no more, and the reborn company of today is pinning a core part of its future business strategy on emerging virtual reality (VR) technologies.…

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A startup paradise? After Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016, there was a flurry of articles about how London's tech startups, shocked by the prospect of Brexit, could soon decamp to cheap, fun Berlin.…

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Hello? Innovation? You in there, buddy? Comment  The researchers at the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan (UMTRI) sent me what may be the saddest opinion poll in the world. It asks the public: "Would you like a Flying Car?"…

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Peter Levashov indicted over Kelihos as Russian carder Roman Seleznev cops 27 years Last week ended badly for Russian hackers.…

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Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number In early April, Stanford University began piloting a new version of its introductory computer science course, CS 106A. The variant, CS 106J, is taught in JavaScript rather than Java.…

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Laptops lead EMEA sales revival, but Brexit-blown Blighty misses out Sales of personal computers - boring old-school desktop and laptops – are up across Europe.…

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CTO Val Bercovici has bailed too SolidFire CEO Dave Wright has left NetApp, less than eighteen months after the storage company he founded was acquired by the big blue staple.…

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Another weekly roundup of everything happening, from cloud to tape Storage news, like data growth, is unrelenting.…

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Hoaxer kept thumb drive of swatting calls An 18-year-old dual citizen of the US and Israel has been charged with making a string of online and phone threats against schools and Jewish community centers.…

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They'll all look and behave the same, but you won't get one console to rule them all Huawei's going to build a global cloud based on its cut of OpenStack, but it's going to be a patchwork quilt of clouds it builds and runs by itself and clouds it builds but which its telco mates run.…

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Linus Torvalds reckons 'It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt' The Register hasn't needed to spend much time covering Linux 4.11 because hiccups haven't happened and Linux daddy Linus Torvalds' comments have been sparse and measured, other than a slightly terse lesson on how to Pull properly.…

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'Second half of 2017' becomes 'Q4 2017' and there's only 245 shopping days until Christmas Qualcomm's plan to kick Intel in the soft underbelly that is the PC market has been delayed.…

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In pleasing irony, Redditors tag their snark and make themselves ideal test subjects Over here at El Reg, we think that chatbots are, like, the best thing ever.…

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Time to look back on those halcyon days of bad ideas, mindlessly hyped If you work in Silicon Valley, you might want to look away now. Because one day your work may well feature in the Museum of Failure.…

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Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom Devuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.…

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FireEye fingers Middle Kingdom infiltration teams Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an anti-ballistic weapons system in the country.…

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New rules wil lower requirements to build wireless cells America's favorite watchdog the FCC has suggested a set of new rules for installing hardware for 5G wireless broadband networks.…

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When this thing gets up to 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious sh*t A dentist in Alaska has been accused of performing a tooth extraction while riding a hoverboard.…

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