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www.howaboutno.co.uk, .uk, ... nope Customers of 123-Reg are experiencing a familiar feeling of annoyance, this time over a decision to automatically register them for .UK domains, which they will then have to pay for after two years.…

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HMRC: About £1.5bn lost due to overseas sellers' tax swerve MPs have accused Amazon and eBay of profiteering out of companies based overseas that are fraudulently using their platforms to dodge VAT - and supposedly putting Brit SMEs out of business while they're at it.…

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This Chinese firm is touting plastic ones DSEI 2017  A Chinese company reckons it’s going to test fly a personal drone air taxi in the UK - letting any old bod take to the skies after bonking two buttons in an app.…

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Doctrine? More like advocacy The Ministry of Defence has issued a new strategy document for its drones, stating humans will be kept in the decision-making loop – yet critics are unhappy with the questions the doc sidesteps.…

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Feed your brain over a beer Reg Events  Forget information, bitcoin, even porn. There’s only one currency that ultimately matters in the digital world, and that’s power.…

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Not looking good for the Thales Watchkeeper fleet Another two Watchkeeper drones crashed in the last year, taking the number of Watchkeepers destroyed in crashes up to four.…

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Eight months sound like enough? No? Welcome back from the summer. Feeling refreshed? Good, now let’s talk General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union, due to swing into effect on May 25, 2018. You now have eight months to get your data infrastructure, tech policies and related procedures ship-shape. Not feeing so refreshed now, are you?…

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Don't agree to new terms? No salary or bonuses for you Frankenfirm DXC Technologies is proposing to kill off the final salary pension scheme for former EDS staff and will refuse to fund pay rises and bonuses to those affected who do not sign over to the new package.…

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Carry on, X-IO: Suitcase-sized Axellio for the edge computing crowd X-IO has devised a portable Axellio all-flash server/storage system that you can take on an airline, with the flash in the overhead locker and the main enclosure in checked luggage in the hold.…

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The inevitable kick in the arse Promo  Two much-publicised ransomware attacks earlier this year, including one on the NHS, have raised the profile of the ransomware menace that hangs over businesses of all sizes.…

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Backscatter boffins get Things talking over kilometres One of the favourite low-power radio techniques in Internet of Things research is “backscatter communications”: the transmitter sends a signal to a Thing, and the Thing modulates its data onto the reflection, and that's decoded by a receiver.…

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Distributed cloud company now working on Ryzens that warm your shower French cloud concern Qarnot wants to use AMD processors to heat water.…

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Just landed on the Moon and fancy a drink? Step on up Scientists have created the first map that traces the water content on the surface of the Moon, in the hopes that it may come in handy for astronauts searching for drinking water or fuel.…

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Electronics resurgence program gets US$75 million more for 2018 The United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to find the electronics industry's next iteration of Moore's Law and has loaded up a US$75 million defibrillator to jolt industry into making it happen.…

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Kuiper-belt-bound craft needs a few weeks of tweaks to prepare for Space Duck 2.0 The New Horizons probe has successfully ended its five-month hibernation and resumed chats with its mission controllers.…

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Sigh. Admins of free AWS instances just didn't tick the right boxes. Lazily-configured software has again created a security incident, this time resulting in 4,000 instances of open source analytics and search tool Elasticsearch inadvertently running PoS-stealing malware.…

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Says this will send you to 'Trellotopia'. Seriously. Who writes this stuff? Trello has figured out that there's life beyond the confines of a browser, so has created desktop apps for MacOS and Windows.…

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Apache Struts was popped, but company had at least TWO MONTHS to fix it Equifax has revealed that the cause of its massive data breach was flaw it should have patched weeks before it was attacked.…

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Enterprises can lock down Telemetry a little more Microsoft's taken another small step towards addressing those worried about Windows 10's impact on their privacy by adding more controls over what apps can do in the Creators Update of the OS.…

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说下次你是俄国人 The Trump administration has blocked the purchase of a US semiconductor company by a Chinese investment firm, citing national security concerns.…

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Plan to dehumanize shopping taken as threat to beloved mom-and-pop stores A startup called Bodega AI, facing an unanticipated Twitter tempest, has rushed to reassure people that it isn't out to kick mom-and-pop stores to the curb.…

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Nope, not over the securities fraud, or the drug price hike Martin Shkreli, the obnoxious smirking hedge fund manager nicknamed Pharma Bro, is going to jail after a series of Facebook posts convinced a judge that he's a menace to society.…

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Senator Wyden not happy with continued obfuscation The director of national intelligence (DNI) has refused to say whether US spying agencies are using legislation specifically intended to cover only foreigners in order to spy on American citizens.…

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Cupertino Idiot Tax gets a $50 increase to cover chip charges Apple has raised the price on much of its iPad Pro tablet line.…

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Scientists reignite the idea of water-bearing asteroids bringing oceans to Earth Scientists have found evidence that there may be ground ice on Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth.…

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