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The man who gave us our first Robotic Overlords ROTM  Victor Scheinman, whose 1960s work in robotics created the “robot factory” we see today, has died in California aged 73.…

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Windows Update silently did the deed, added a few security fixes for .Net Framework too Microsoft has quietly excised Windows 10 free upgrade offers from Windows 7 and 8, aka the GWX.exe .…

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Chipzilla updates dev environment for Thing connectivity Intel has quietly released Version 2.0 of its IoT Services Orchestration Layer toolkit on the world.…

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Analyst says Galaxy Note 7 will fire up the mobile biometrics market ABI Research analyst Marina Lu has picked iris scanning as "one of the safest" means to secure user identities on smartphones.…

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310,000 network links: that's how big your Interwebs grew. Mapping them is very useful We know what you're thinking, “when did a label on a diagram rate a news story?” but bear with us: the 'net-boffins at CAIDA have added labels to the vast dataset that maps AS-AS links worldwide.…

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The *nix desktop quit being awful in March, and reckons it's on the road to 'good' Gnome's developers have let version 3.22 “GUADEC” (the name of its primary European conference) loose on the world.…

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Tells devs: 'errors are a feature, not a bug'. Google has refined the security controls available to enterprise Gmail users by automatically killing OAuth 2.0 tokens for Apps when users change passwords.…

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India's decided the Andaman Islands need proper internet India's government has decided to build a submarine cable between the city of Chennai and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.…

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Software that detects government tests, where have we heard that before? The idiot box is smarter than it seems: a spat has broken out between America's Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Consumer Technology Association about the energy consumption of televisions.…

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Stay in incognito mode to get secure texting Google has launched its new mobile messaging app Allo today in a bid to challenge Facebook's stronghold in instant messaging.…

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And Bill Gates approves Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have promised at least $3bn in funding for a medical initiative to cure, prevent or manage all known diseases by the end of the century.…

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Flaw allowed hijacking via HTTP snippets Cisco has provided a patch to address a remote hijacking vulnerability in its Cloud Services Platform (CSP).…

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World collectively bangs its head against wall Just when you thought discussion over the transition of the internet's technical functions couldn't get any more ridiculous, here comes Donald Trump.…

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IANA transition threatens to become focus of dysfunctional Congress The transition of the internet's critical technical functions from the US government to non-profit organization ICANN, planned for next week, remains under threat thanks to an ongoing crusade by Senator Ted Cruz.…

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Growing demand for greater oversight of how snoopware is obtained by cops A handful of US cities are banding together in an effort to change the way police acquire and use surveillance technology.…

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Cupertino giant told to cough up equivalent of a rounding error on its financial sheets Apple has been found guilty of patent infringement and told to pay $3m in damages.…

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Barreleye server offers Power8 alternative to Intel boxes Freshly acquired hosting slinger Rackspace has built a custom-developed server based on IBM’s Power chips and the Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications.…

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Unleashes Xiphias gladius – Swordfish to you and me The SNIA has unveiled its v1.0 Swordfish storage management specification to standardise management of storage products and services in cloud-era data centres.…

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Project Titan + F1 supercar brains + ??? = profit Apple, the reassuringly expensive maker of iThings, is reportedly trying to convince Formula One racing car firm McLaren's execs to fall into line with a buyout, according to reports.…

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We asked them and they said it's all good, so we're happy The Financial Conduct Authority has said there’s no need to launch a full market study into insurers’ use of big data, despite concerns that insurers' could be using to charge consumers more.…

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Flying death spotted in the Cotswolds, boffins move in for the kill A sleepy Cotswold town could be about to witness the genocide of local honey bees following the discovery of invasive predatory giant Asian hornets.…

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It's a bug, not a feature – Linux distro vendors are responsible Lenovo has denied deploying BIOS "hacks" to lock Windows 10 installations to its signature edition PCs.…

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World, meet the Dell EMC Validated System Dell is all about engineered systems, or so its CEO Mickey D said recently, but actions speak louder than words and today the Texan infrastructure baron rolled out a box targeting firms running SAP HANA.…

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From mainframe to DevOps in just 40 years... Veteran software outfit CA has hoovered up Israeli testing outfit BlazeMeter to burnish its DevOps and testing credentials.…

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HPE asset disposals exercise - to possibly prep for an acquisition? Comment  On the day the Dell/EMC acquisition/merger completed, HPE announced it was selling off a load of non-core software assets in a “spin-off” merger with UK’s Micro Focus.…

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