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Not so interested in lengthy subscription contracts Analysis  Linux and open-source cloud supremo Red Hat is looking at adapting its licensing to please enterprise customers who want greater flexibility in the way they pay for software and services, including a possible pay-as-you-go model.…

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Department of Justice cash will develop Minority Report-style tool using social media data Researchers from the University of Cardiff have been awarded more than $800,000 by the US Department of Justice to develop a pre-crime detection system.…

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'We stand by our figures' says defiant company mouthpiece You might have noticed that El Reg has suggested Intel and Micron’s non-volatile XPoint memory claims are a tad overblown – for example here and here. Now Charlie Demerjian is giving Intel a good kicking in SemiAccurate, alleging the original claims were inaccurate and that “Intel’s Xpoint is pretty much broken”.…

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Failure to declare was an 'admin error' she says The EU's former top corporate enforcer sat on a Bahamas-based business without declaring her interest.…

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Screenscraper rebranded Google is rebranding its screen-scraping data guzzler Now On Tap, as it buries the entire Now initiative under the onslaught of its multiplatform chatty “Assistant” project.…

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Psst, chief. You've probably not heard of backdoors – this is a seriously bad idea Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe wants the capital's cops to be able to remotely disable people's cars, he told the London Assembly's police and crime committee today.…

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Here's a webpage of infographics. Now stop whinging, peons BT's Openreach is today releasing a service dashboard for customers in an attempt to be more transparent about its “performance issues” over areas such as missed appointments.…

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Self-serving organization simply incapable of admitting fault Internet overseer ICANN has responded to allegations of mismanagement, opaque decision-making, and an institutional lack of accountability by launching a review.…

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Survey shows a storage tidal wave coming our way Comment  A new phase of disruption is hitting the performance data storage array market, giving new, old, startup and struggling all-flash array vendors a shot at making it big by using NVMe flash drives and NVMe Fabric-class connectivity to provide direct-attached SSD performance from external arrays.…

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If MS bricked your box, MS oughta cough up, says consumer org Microsoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.…

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Comment  Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of those terms that has been readily hijacked by vendors over the past few years.…

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This is an appalling, disgusting, gut-wrenching abuse of technology NSFW  Ever wanted to see Apple CEO Tim Cook shaking his naked tush, or Satya Nadella bare a lot more flesh than he does at Microsoft conferences? Your wait is over, thanks to a nasty application of facial recognition software.…

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Who didn't see that one coming? The European Commission has U-turned again on its plans to tear of roaming fees for customers abroad, going back to its original proposal that all charges should be abolished.…

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Just make sure your team evolves with the technology Here’s a key benefit of that shiny new hyperconverged box you just bought: it’s supposed to speak the cloud’s language.…

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Not so Wunder-ful, eh? Mobile to-do list Wunderlist, bought by Microsoft for a reported $100m-$200m, is down with no immediate prospect of recovery.…

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This is the end, beautiful friend, the end Could BlackBerry be any less involved in the phone business that it is today? A year ago it designed its own phones that ran its own, home-grown platform. Today it rebadges other people’s designs and the phones run Android. Actually, yes, it could – see below for details*.…

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Might be easier just to get a bunch of plastic surgeons in MI6 is set to hire another 1,000 staffers because of the internet, apparently.…

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In the phablet, the silent phablet, the LiOn sleeps tonight Explainer  It has been a bad month for Samsung. Following the release of the dual-curved, 5.7 inch-screen, water-resistant Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the number of fires have increased thanks to its erportedly explosive battery.…

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Staffer also asks: Why is Richard Branson still in our ads? Exclusive  Costs at Virgin Media have so far risen by £7m this year following Brexit, due to increased import costs, the company revealed in a Q&A with staff this week seen by The Register.…

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Cloud-based DDoS defences introduce delays Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be painful and debilitating. How can you defend against them? Originally, out-of-band or scrubbing-centre DDoS protection was the only show in town, but another approach, inline mitigation, provides a viable and automatic alternative.…

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Hybrid cloud for those who dithered, like Big Red OpenWorld  Throughout this year's Oracle OpenWorld conference, the company's message has been fairly simple – the database firm is moving to cloud but can offer buyers either on-prem kit, full public cloud, or anything in-between.…

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Haven't hardened? You're still gunna get hacked, says CISO The chief information security officer for global money transfer network SWIFT says banks are still under attack from fraudsters hoping to cash in on identified security gaps to steal millions of dollars.…

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Enjoy the light flavor and crisp notes of everything that is wrong with this city With the cost of living in San Francisco soaring higher than ever, some people are stepping forward to find innovative solutions to create affordable housing and assistance programs that would preserve the diversity, culture, and giving spirit that has made San Francisco a world-class city.…

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Would-be LTE-U carriers told to take these tests, or just leave off The Wi-Fi Alliance's long-awaited – and controversial – LTE-U Coexistence Test plan has landed.…

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Customised CPUs are doing things software just can't do on commodity kit After being pronounced dead this past February - in Nature, no less - Moore’s Law seems to be having a very weird afterlife. Within the space of the last thirty days we've seen:…

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