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Linux firm ups annual guidance yet again Red Hat chief financial officer Charlie Peters announced on Wednesday that he's stepping down from the company, even as it reported another quarter of strong earnings that beat even its own guidance.…

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Mojang says an epic narrative-mode is in the works Minecraft's maker says it's working on a new "narrative-driven" follow up to the ultra-addictive world-building game.…

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The magic of MDM As I have said before, bring your own device (BYOD) can be a difficult concept to sell. After all, you are basically saying to users: “We want you to supply your own IT equipment but we want to be able to control the corporate data and applications that go on it.”…

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New code built in-house targets innocents fending off deranged terrorists Malware has emerged from war-torn Syria that targeting those protesting against the rule of ISIS (ISIL, Islamic State, whatever the murderous humanity-hating nutcases are calling themselves these days.)…

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More facts needed before class-action suit can proceed A US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…

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Time runs out on mandatory non-IE installation tool Fresh Windows PCs in Europe will no longer offer to install Google Chrome and other web browsers rivaling Internet Explorer.…

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Homes, businesses menaced by vulnerable software exposed to the internet Infosec biz Check Point says it has discovered a critical software vulnerability that allows hackers to hijack home and small business broadband routers across the web.…

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GhostSwimmer is an underwater James Bond Pics and video  The US Navy has shown off the first images of its latest aqua-drone: a five-foot-long robot shark that's been swimming off the shores of Virginia.…

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Market bounces in Q3, but somebody forgot to tell Symantec and IBM IDC's latest storage software (SW) tracker numbers show top dog EMC is continuing to rule the kennels, with a chunkier market share than both its nearest rivals combined.…

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Nothing to see here, says EU, 'no competition worries' The European Commission has given IBM the green light to splash $1.25bn on Lufthansa's tech infrastructure wing.…

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Threat intelligence 'mostly snake oil and marketing' It costs a whopping $3.1m to defend against a $100,000 advanced attack, a security duo claims.…

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Stuttering engine means staff can knock off early NASA and SpaceX have announced that the firm’s fifth ISS resupply mission - which was also the first test of its ground-breaking leggy landing on a floating platform - will be postponed until next year.…

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OpenTV not unique enough to protect, says court Netflix has scored a big win in its ongoing patent infringement battle with video-on-demand software provider OpenTV.…

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Developing disk drive density mini dramarama Toshiba has joined Seagate and WD/HGST in the 6TB disk drive club, still so exclusive that it only has three members.…

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Including the yuletastic Reg-branded Piston Powerbank Those of you who'd been mulling snaffling something from our Cash'n'Carrion merchandising emporium should be aware that today is the deadline for international orders to be delivered before Xmas, and UK customers should get in there tomorrow at the latest to receive their goodies before Santa touches down on their rooftops.…

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One week in, and our thoughts on your thoughts One week into our redesign and more than 800 comments so far. (Also a fair few emails, tweets and a bit of Facebook feedback). Let’s acknowledge straight away that our makeover has not received universal acclaim - although we have had no death threats yet.…

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Hovering leggy rocket to deploy new 'X-wing' technology Upstart start-up rocketry firm SpaceX is planning to try out its new upgraded rocket landing legs on its next trip to the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow.…

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More changes, but it'll be different this time, honest Exclusive Interview  It is all change in the Microsoft .NET World, as the company takes the technology open source and cross-platform. But how will old and new fit together? El Reg speaks to Director of Program Management Jay Schmelzer.…

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This a lot worse than just bloatware, say analysts Security researchers have discovered a backdoor in Android devices sold by Coolpad, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer.…

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Sneak path current snag cracked: Beyond the NAND scaling wall at last? Crossbar has jumped a hurdle limiting the readability if its resistive RAM non-volatile memory tech and says commercialisation is getting closer.…

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Fourth engulfment of 2014 brings Hadoop-y archiving Teradata has bought RainStor, the deduping database supplier and Hadoop convert.…

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From wristbands to smart watches Product roundup  Under the tree this Christmas, wearables beyond woolly socks, gloves and tasteless jumpers will be in abundance. Wristbands and smartwatches that track our activity now cover a diverse range of prices and functions. Most offer ‘lifelogging’, the latest buzzword used to describe monitoring everything you do from exercise to sleep.…

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Networks agree investment for 90 per cent Blighty voice/text coverage Blighty’s government has announced a new deal with the top four mobe operators in the country to improve the state of so-called mobile roaming "not-spots".…

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I guess you learn something new every day Comment  A disk's areal density varies according to where you look on a platter. This writer had thought it was constant cross a platter but, wouldn't you know it, it's not.…

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Too many people still running random .exe files in spam attachments TorrentLocker, one of the most widespread pieces of ransomware, has claimed thousands of victims since it first surfaced in February 2014, according to new research.…

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