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Board: Sale of loss-making arm draws line in sand with the past Hard-pressed B2B communications provider Coms Plc confirmed this morning it is to offload the telco arm to Timico for an initial cash splurge of £2.5m.…

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Be less dog poop O2 customers up and down the UK were left without access to the carrier's mobile service on Bank Holiday Monday, after its network buckled for five hours yesterday evening.…

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Free-range for devices Internet of Lawnmowers  How are the next 10 billion devices going to connect to the internet of today, tomorrow? Having all of these gizmos talk to one another over your standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi is not going to happen, so how will all those gizmos connect to the wider internet, and how will we keep them all safe, happy and updated?…

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Paint job honours Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC The RAF is commemorating this year's 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a fetching makeover for one of its Eurofighter Typhoons, repainted with the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC DFC.…

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One in four will be out of business, predicts ball-starer Huawei Chinese kit-maker Huawei reckons one in four resellers will be out of business inside the next half a decade, such is the dwindling shelf life for the classic man-in-the-middle model.…

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Hybrid cloud backup appliance startup pockets a cool $41m Rubrik has gotten itself a $41m B-round funder just months after its $10m A-round.…

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Laggard agencies understand the risks and can cope, says GDS The UK government has decided, as foreshadowedby The Reg, that it can do without extended support for Windows XP.…

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Open source overlords need a break too... but devs told to keep on testing Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day?…

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Sneaky DNS change doesn't need remote management. A cybercrime vigilante known as Kafeine says criminals are hitting thousands of victims with a hacking tool that targets more than 40 router models.…

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Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz in which to charge my smartmobe? Qualcomm's won a deal with Daimler (whose Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team it sponsors) to push wireless tech into the latter's luxury cars. The two also reckon they'll try and crack the tough nut of charging electric vehicles without cables.…

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It's okay, you Tweeted your FitBit stats anyhow, right? The popular Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon protocol isn't just a privacy risk up close – it can spaff your phone's or wearable's movements and information from a decent distance, and make you trackable.…

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Now chief design officer, but loses direct power over industrial design and Uis Apple's Jony Ive has been promoted.…

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New colosso-iron ClearPath Dorado 8300 is all Intel, all the time The CMOS age has ended at Unisys, which last week unveiled a new range of all-Intel colosso-servers.…

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Smartmobe accelerometer data reveals your movements, isn't secured in any way Nanjing University boffins Jingyu Hua, Zhenyu Shen, and Sheng Zhong have tracked commuter train trips with 92 percent accuracy using stolen phone accelerometer data.…

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Excuse me while I hug myself BT's boss has taken the opportunity during a visit to Australia to heap praise on his company's domestic broadband rollout, and antipodeans are lapping it up, with the local network builder promising to share information about how to build “superfast broadband”.…

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At last, emoji kids and adults can all understand Want a bacon, avocado and cucumber salad? Next year, you'll be able to order it with emoji.…

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Blocking third party access to contnet speeds up your browser You already know that too many tracking cookies will slow Web page loading down to a crawl. Now, a study by Mozilla and Columbia University quantifies the problem.…

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again Comcast may have given up trying to acquire Time Warner Cable, but junior US telco Charter now looks set to swoop with a deal of its own.…

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IBM Model 1401 can hash, will produce a Bitcoin some time after the Sun explodes Vintage hardware enthusiast Ken Shirriff has shown that a model 1401 mainframe, which IBM announced in 1959, can mine Bitcoin. If, that is, your definition of mining includes “chugging away at the problem until pretty close to the heat-death of the universe.”…

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Meanwhile registry's charitable trust is propped up with exiting Board members Despite having claimed the scalp of his predecessor and a former chair – and almost forced a government takeover of the company – the new CEO of .UK registry Nominet, Russell Haworth, will look into how his organization is structured.…

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Comic actor and acclaimed astronomer extraordinaire Feature  It’s 80 years since Gainsborough Pictures released the comedy Boys Will Be Boys, the movie that finally established ex-music hall performer Will Hay as a British film name – during that same year of 1935 he also published an accomplished astronomy book Through My Telescope. Hay was now a rising star in both senses of the word and in 1936 film exhibitors would vote him one of the UK’s Top Ten film performers.…

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Blighty's Jeep – done in a thoroughly British way Geek's Guide to Britain  We all know there’s only on one true Land Rover: the Defender. A cheerful, competent, boxy-shaped device that’s been in production since 1948, inspired by the Jeep, the Allies' WWII workhorse.…

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Fading glory for Google, Microsoft and Amazon go-betweens? For decades, we’ve survived quite nicely using on-premise storage. According to industry research, though, that may be changing as cloud-based storage emerges. A Tata Communications survey last year found that within ten years enterprises will store 58 per cent of their data in the cloud, compared with 28 per cent today.…

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Final avionics test flight in honour of the late, great Sir Terry The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team is gearing up for one final test flight, codenamed PRATCHETT in honour of the late and great Discworld author Sir Terry.…

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100 lucky premises to test standard BT says might hit 500Mbps Businesses and researchers around Swansea are going to get the chance to fool around with what will probably be copper's last hurrah, the VDSL-successor G.fast.…

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