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'Panic Button' could be pressed by miscreants, repeatedly The Rave Panic Button app, designed to allow businesses to summon emergency services, allows miscreants to easily 'swat' targets by making false reports of emergencies says security researcher Randy Westergren.…

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Security audit of popular-with-service-providers package produces surprised smiles POP and IMAP mailserver suite Dovecot has passed an extensive audit by hackers, who were able to find only three minor vulnerabilities.…

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RPi 3 shrunk into normal and 'lite' Compute Modules for embedded applications The Raspberry Pi Foundation has baked two new Pi.…

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Vale Eugene Cernan, Apollo 10 and 17 astronaut, moonwalker, spacewalker, pioneer Eugene Cernan, the last man to leave footprints on the moon, has died aged 82.…

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Nice theory, BAE Systems, now where's the demonstrator? British defence contractor BAE Systems says it has developed a laser-powered "mirage on demand" which can be used to bend the very fabric of the skies to military commanders' whims.…

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Blockchain consortia are like the early internet: everyone knows and trusts each other. But when you try to scale ... The financial sector's enthusiasm for blockchain technology might be misplaced, according to a pair of Australian distributed computing experts.…

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No amount of innovation will win over a suspicious public Comment  A bright-eyed MIT undergraduate implausibly branded "the Mark Zuckerberg of guns" has recycled an age-old solution looking for a problem – the smart gun.…

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*California State Governor Peter Thiel, the only tech billionaire to back Donald Trump, is reported to be considering a run for governor of California.…

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Startup orbits security VM around vSphere and VSAN unstructured data Analysis  Startup DataGravity laid off staff in February last year and subsequently pivoted away from building and selling its Discovery Series array line to building a shipping virtual appliance using its Discovery Series array software as a basis.…

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Health Secretary makes a mint. Good for him, right? Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has become one of the UK's richest politicians following the sale of his business which runs course-listing websites.…

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Hey Alexa, manage my system! Storage Blockhead  Chatbots are flashing up in our future view as something that could improve an admin's lot. Instead of using a GUI with nested and drill-down screen forms to do their job, they'll have a new form of Command Line Interface, only this will be a Chat Line Interface to a chatbot.…

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Wants every human computer interaction to be AI-powered The tech sector is currently "worshipping" a handful of artificial intelligence companies, but is yet to show how it will make the technology accessible to and useful for its human end users, Microsoft head Satya Nadella has said.…

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Salesforce SMB partner explores deeper waters Salesforce partner Sage Group has signed a trio of firms to its emerging X3 business ERP platform.…

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Patient is suspected to have died while system was down The IT system responsible for dispatching ambulances across London has been hit by three outages in the last year, it has emerged.…

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Mr Lee jnr ensnared in corruption scandal Samsung's been pulled deeper into "Choi-gate" – the scandal surrounding the South Korean president. Prosecutors in the country today applied for an arrest warrant for Samsung's de facto boss, Lee Jae-yong.…

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What else do you Tx at 20mW somewhere between 868MHz and 900MHz? Amazon has filed an application with the US Federal Communications Commission to conduct what looks like Internet of Things wireless networking tech trials.…

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SoCing it to the ARM-powered nodes The European Commission's multi-phase, super-dupe-compute project Mont-Blanc is pouring more euro gravy into developing an army of ARM SoC compute nodes.…

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Last chance to save a bundle Reg Events  You've got less than a week to snap up early bird tickets for Building IoT London, our three-day bonanza of all things IoT for real businesses. After that, the sticker jumps back up to full rate.…

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Authorities uneasy in wake of alleged Russian interference in US presidential race French authorities are warning political parties about the increased threat of cyber attacks as the country prepares to elect a new president in May.…

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What will Andy Rubin do next? The "Father of Android" Andy Rubin is plotting a return to hardware – and he could beat Google's own Android successor Andromeda to market.…

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They've got as much money as half the world, scolds charity Five of the world's eight fattest fat cats, whose collective wealth equals that of the world's 3.6 billion poorest people – according to a new report by Oxfam – are technology billionaires.…

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Musk's merry men manage it this time Elon Musk's SpaceX, space cargo contractor and purveyor of space rockets for the well-heeled masses, successfully launched a two-stage rocket into orbit on Saturday.…

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16nm? Lower. 10nm? Lower. You cannot be serious ReRAM startup Crossbar has sample embedded ReRAM chips from SMIC that are currently undergoing evaluation.…

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We know you've been in an accident. It says so in our *beeeeep* BT has opened a free nuisance call screening service, which it estimates could junk 15 million cold calls - such as PPI and accident claims - to a voicemail box.…

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From aardvark to Bicholim, the encylopedia of things that never were Sixteen years ago, Larry Sanger had the idea for a wiki-based encyclopaedia anyone could edit: the "wiki-pedia". On January 15, 2001, he and Jimmy Wales launched the site. Today, it's everyone's go-to place for quick factlets.…

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