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Operator error, not Skynet, is early suspect A 22 year old man was yesterday killed by a robot at a Wolskwagen plant in Baunatal, Germany.…

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Researcher finds 500+ vulnerable systems, some at banks and military users ERPScan researcher Alexey Tuyrin says hundreds of Oracle PeopleSoft users, including banks, are running publicly-exposed services that are open to a token-plundering vulnerability.…

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Streaming services to carry 9% fee ... but is it legal? New changes to tax law in the city of Chicago have effectively raised the prices of online streaming and cloud services in the Windy City, beginning on Wednesday.…

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AWS promises bit barn splashdown in India next year Indian tributary to come online in 2016, but the source of the headwaters Amazon Web Services (AWS) has TEXT signalled it will open a “region” in India some time in 2016.…

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SEC docs show shape of tomorrow's HP after breakup Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two new companies that will emerge once the current HP splits off its PCs and printers business from its enterprise IT offerings, has filed Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, an important milestone in the separation process.…

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Crooks said to have pilfered payment info from resorts Payment systems used by Trump Hotels might have been compromised, allowing copies of credit cards to fall into the hands of fraudsters, it is feared.…

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Redmondian outpost feels it's catching AWS, fast Australia's financial year ended on Tuesday, and Vulture South understands that when the F9 key was pressed to do all the sums, the number in the cell marked “Azure revenue” came in at about AU$50m, plus or minus $5m.…

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Two phone makers carve up the market In figures for the three months to the end of May, Kantar Worldpanel says that Samsung took a bite out of Apple's US market share to overtake the fruity firm. This is as much down to continued strong sales of the Galaxy S5 as to the introduction of the Galaxy S6.…

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100Mbps service and rapid repair turnaround promised nbnTM, the entity charged with building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has released a new product roadmap.…

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Comet 67P is collapsing from within The Rosetta probe, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has spotted what appear to be massive sinkholes on the comet's surface that are thought to be caused by the cosmic snowball melting in the Sun's rays.…

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At 1/10 the size of OpenSSL, it should be easier to spot bugs Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.…

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And can someone replace our brakes? That U-turn we just pulled was hella US telco Sprint has killed off its attempt to strangle internet video streaming on its so-called "unlimited" phone plan.…

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Freshness AND familiarity Review  The underlying packages in Linux Mint 17.2, just released, are largely unchanged. What you will find are a lot of improvements and added polish in everyday tools like the update manager, login screen and the Software Sources app.…

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She's in the pipe, five by five NASA's New Horizons space probe has fired its thrusters for the last time to get it into position before it buzzes Pluto on July 14. The little science lab has also detected evidence of methane on the halfling planet.…

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Chopping up cables is one way of stopping mass surveillance The FBI is investigating a series of physical attacks on internet cables in California, and revealed that at least eleven have taken place in San Francisco's Bay Area within the last year.…

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Hyperconverged systems will reduce your technical debt Mid-sized companies can reduce technical debt and free up IT budgets by switching to hyperconverged infrastructure systems (HCIS) in their next data centre refresh.…

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'Interesting change' seems to mean 'baked-in silliness' Just one day after releasing Build 10158 of Windows 10 to its Insider "fast ring", Microsoft has replaced it with Build 10159.…

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Tech firms evading ‘basic limits on their ability to collect, monetise data’ Alvaro Bedoya, the founding executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, has claimed that industry lobbying is shutting down Washington’s ability to protect privacy in the face of the commercial exploitation of consumers' data.…

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With memory based on the orientation of electrons, scaling is clearly not an issue Startup Avalanche is sampling an STT-RAM chip offering DRAM/SRAM speed, persistent storage, unlimited endurance and scalability beyond 10nm.…

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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way... Pics  It might be hard to believe that during the hottest week of the year so far, the great and the good of the PR world (is that an oxymoron?) are setting out their stalls with Christmas fare. Yet it’s not as daft as it sounds: the magazine world, in particular, needs to plan its spreads and this is a way for the great and the good of the press to get a glimpse of what’s coming.…

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It's what infrastructure is really for Sysadmin blog  Companies more familiar with technology are more likely to use the reporting and analytics features of their software. This isn't something new, and it didn't start with computers. Computers make reporting and analytics easier, but every business needs hard data if they are to grow.…

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Tweets mistimed, AWS outed, yet world somehow continues turning. Albeit more slowly The leap second did not break the internet, it wasn’t the second coming of the Y2K bug and nor did it challenge the world’s financial markets or make the Greek situation any worse.…

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National Barrier Asset set to appear across the Channel Four kilometers of Blighty's National Barrier Asset – a collection of temporary security barriers – has been deployed to Coquelles, the location of the Channel Tunnel terminal in France, to provide additional border security to the UK.…

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Machine learning is hard AND deeply offensive Google has apologised after its new Photos app automatically labelled images of two black people as "gorillas".…

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But other tech can simply do the job better, sorry Monolithic storage arrays may well claim that rumours of their death have been exaggerated, but that doesn't mean that they aren't entering the digital care-home for the soon-to-be-departed.…

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