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Servicing your mechanical overlords Sysadmin Blog  The machines are taking over. At the forefront of this change is the US Air Force, which now has more jobs for drone pilots than any other type. This is not likely to be an isolated event.…

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If it's cloud connected and has a mic, it'll run it, beams exec Samsung has shed more light on its virtual personal assistant Bixby ahead of the March 29 launch of its flagship – and hopefully non-detonating – Galaxy S8 smartphone. The S8 will be a big user of Bixby.…

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01001011 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100001 00100001 Artificial intelligence agents can invent their own language and talk among themselves to work out the best way to get a job done, a study has shown.…

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VSAN may get a gig on UK's Astute-class boats. And is definitely getting a filesystem VMware says it's been asked to consider how nuclear submarines might use its virtual SAN.…

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This is the stuff that binds Quarks together Boffins poring over data from the Large Hadron Collider's “Beauty” experiment are blinking in surprise, having turned up five new particles in one hit.…

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XenApp Essentials pricing revealed Citrix has revealed a little more about XenApp Essentials, its replacement for the Azure Remoteapp application publishing service that Microsoft killed off last year.…

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AI. Check. Machine learning. Check. Brand name. Check ARM is today touting a new way of organizing processor chips – one that will squeeze accelerators designed for AI and such tasks into phones, PCs, cars, and so on.…

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Fentanyl merchant was good at Tor, rubbish in meatspace and at deleting browser history Delivery is the weakest link in the “dark web” drug trade: the postal habits of a large-scale trader have led to his undoing.…

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The fix is simple: turn your modem on and off again to get a new IP address. Or ask your ISP to assign them more often Domain-name lookups only tell you site visits, not pages viewed, right? Wrong: the interaction between a user and the Domain Name System is more revealing than previously believed, according to a paper from German postdoc researcher Dominik Herrmann.…

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Australia, of all places, is a tax haven for Apple New Zealand New Zealand has joined the international criticism of Apple's tax arrangements, with NZ$4.2 billion worth of sales over ten years yielding zero tax in the country.…

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So far, no patch available to the public Nest's Dropcam and Dropcam Pro security cameras can be wirelessly attacked via Bluetooth to crash and stop recording footage. This is perfect for burglars and other crooks who want to knock out the cams moments before robbing a joint.…

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Podule returns home after grim experiment leaves 40 dead After almost a month spent attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully returned to Earth. The podule, laden with science experiments including the bodies of 40 mice, is now on its way to NASA via ship.…

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Air travel to the US from eight countries appears to be affected People traveling by air to America from an undisclosed list of countries will no longer be allowed to carry devices larger than a mobile phone in carry-on baggage.…

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Is self-delusion the answer to fake news? Google has asked its search quality raters not to assume that users looking up Holocaust denials, or whether women or Islam or black people are evil, are "racist or bad people."…

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City wakes up to emails cancelling long-awaited 1Gbps broadband Analysis  Looking back, it should have been obvious: when Google announced in 2011 that it would roll out its own super-fast internet service for just $70 a month, offering 1Gbps over its own fiber, it started out in Kansas.…

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Meanwhile, allegations of Russian meddling probed Vid  Monday mornings are never pleasant, are they? Take FBI director James Comey and head of the NSA Admiral Mike Rogers, for example, who kicked off their week by being grilled by the US House Select Intelligence Committee.…

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Claiming you can't remember your passphrase to unlock data is willful defiance The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives.…

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Click here to see her stolen nudes, and then here, and here, and again here, and... Scammers are exploiting a new batch of leaked celebrity nudes, using the stolen selfies to lure in gawpers and make a fast buck.…

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Access Group exec: We'll be buddies if you stay Staff at Safe Computing - Britain’s nearest equivalent to Workday - are feeling anything but secure about their livelihoods after reading a proposal by their new owner to axe some jobs.…

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Mabe you could pay with Bitcoin. Like at Microsoft. Oh wait* IBM's fortunes are set to change, we're sure of it. After 20 straight quarters of sales decline, the business has launched Blockchain-as-a-Service.…

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UCL researcher on the tragedy of the age of data Interview  Sure, algorithms are insanely useful, but we need to watch we don't become complacent and unable to question them, University College London's Dr Hannah Fry warned in an interview with The Register.…

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Official advice: Don’t touch that phone! BlackBerry has finally acknowledged problems with the much-delayed 10.3.3 update to BlackBerry 10 that users began to receive late last year.…

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Kent man faces Wireless Telegraphy Act charges A Kent man has been on bail for seven years over allegations he operated a GSM gateway which allowed consumers to get cheaper calls abroad.…

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Second regulator to probe MSP The Financial Conduct Authority is to probe the accounting screw-up at Redcentric that was made public last autumn when the firm admitted to overstating assets and understating net debts by millions of pounds.…

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Penny pinching pensioners restricted to 60cm allocation Beijing authorities are forcing desperate defecators to submit to a facial scan before receiving an allotment of toilet paper, sparking a debate over privacy, crowd control and the toxic qualities of Chinese loo roll.…

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