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Sales conference leaks also hint at mightier UCS and new customer portal Cisco is having its super-colossal global sales conference this week and some of the 20,000 staff are letting some details of future Borg strategies slip onto social media.…

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Deprecation starts in October Google's decided that web-views should no longer be able to use OAuth requests, and is deprecating them in Android, iOS, Windows and OS X as of October.…

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Unreal Engine chathaus had unlievably bad security Information on some 808,000 Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum accounts, including email addresses, birth dates, and private messages, have been stolen from Epic Games.…

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'Know Your Enemy' scheme uses switch flow tables to design attacks Software-defined networking (SDN) controllers respond to network conditions by pushing new flow rules to switches. And that, say Italian researchers, creates an unexpected security problem.…

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Bing Maps relies on Wikipedia? Even a bit? Umm, guys, you do know anyone can edit it? Microsoft has laid part of the blame for Bing Maps' mis-location of the Australian city of Melbourne by a whole hemisphere on Wikipedia.…

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Clue: When was the last time you heard nice things about SPARC Linux? Hot Chips  Fujitsu chose 64-bit ARM CPU cores for its upcoming exascale supercomputer for two reasons: Linux and the ability to customize its own processors.…

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PowerShell applause sours as devs say they don't care much for Redmond's curl alias either Well, that didn't take long: within a week of applause for Microsoft's decision to open-source PowerShell, a comment-war has broken out over curl and wget.…

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Banks, government given 30th September deadline for tax announced three weeks ago National Goods and Services Tax means everything needs tweaking India recently introduced a national goods and services tax (GST)* and the nation's techies are now scrambling to prepare for its implementation.…

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Apparent jet and drone export plot foiled A sting operation by the US Department of Homeland Security has netted one California woman a 50-month sojourn in prison after she was found guilty of trying to break the US Arms Export Control Act.…

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Centralise the decentralised. Magic happens, then profit A prominent privacy consultant has criticised Australia Post's intervention in the Australian State of Victoria's inquiry into electronic voting.…

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How to make your own virtual reality brain Hot Chips  Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside of its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip used in its virtual reality HoloLens specs.…

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Newer Nexus owners get it first, the rest will have to wait Google is starting its rollout of Android 7, codenamed Nougat, but you're only going to get it if you're running one of the newer models of the firm's Nexus devices.…

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Full-featured software comes with no support, and node count and capacity restrictions Determined to stand clear of the noise in the hyper-converged market and forge itself a distinctive identity, Maxta has announced a freemium business model for its MxSP hyper-converged software.…

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Secrets of Exynos M1 cores spilled Hot Chips  Samsung has revealed the blueprints to its mystery M1 processor cores at the heart of its S7 and S7 Edge smartphones.…

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New guy bows to FoxConn demands The new CEO of Sharp Electronics has warned that there will be job losses at the consumer electronics company amid a broader restructure.…

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First retrieved Falcon 9 goes on permanent display SpaceX has retired the first rocket it managed to land in one piece and erected the remains on Sunday outside the company's US headquarters.…

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Germans a little verärgert at Outlook bug A bug in Outlook 2016 is making it harder for German users to get their email.…

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Dumb passwords and phishing the main threats Video  Weak passwords and phishing offer far easier mechanisms for breaking into most organizations than exploiting software vulnerabilities.…

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Everyone has to be everything these days Actifio has added replication to its copy data management software, calling it StreamSnap.…

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Email AI assistant will close by next month Microsoft has bought aspiring digital assistant start-up Genee and will roll it into Office 365.…

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Phones and laptops taken amid Games' tickets investigation Laptops and mobile phones of a trio of Ireland’s Olympics’ officials have been taken by Rio police. The Brazilian cops are believed to be investigating the illegal sale of Games tickets.…

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$400 gets you a pretty good smartphone Hands on  Huawei might be the third biggest smartphone seller on the planet but it has very little traction outside Asia. The Chinese firm is hoping the Honor 8 will change that.…

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Efforts to preserve aircraft carrier for the nation failed Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will be sold for scrap in spite of efforts to preserve her for the nation as a museum ship, according to reports.…

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TCP exploit lets hackers get at your plaintext web traffic A previously identified Linux flaw, which allows anyone to hijack internet traffic, also affects 80 per cent of Android devices.…

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This time 220 staffers face chop in Blighty HPE is aiming its guns at 220 roles in the UK and Ireland in what appears to be becoming its quarterly firing exercise at the biz.…

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