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One home at a time With Apple playing catchup to Samsung, the big phone story of the year belongs to Essential. And the big story with Essential isn't really the phone.…

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Answers on a postcard, please "Unprecedented challenge" was the phrase which kept being repeated in a recent Treasury Select Committee hearing regarding Brexit, the customs union and HMRC.…

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Two months after the biz told El Reg, 'no, no, David Goulden is going nowhere'. Dell EMC president and boss of the Infrastructure Solutions Group, David Goulden, is leaving the business at the end of the company’s fiscal year, The Register can reveal.…

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Lures thirsty reporters to watch webinar In an attempt to bribe entice viewers to expose their eyes to an upcoming online webinar introducing containers, Red Hat has offered free beer and burgers delivered right to the punter's premises.…

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Go on, Supremes, have another look at that Microsoft ruling, wouldya? Google will not contest new warrants for overseas data - as long as they are made outside the Second Circuit, according to the US Department of Justice.…

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Caveat emptor: It's not what you think While Apple was making the iPhone less dependent on a Mac or PC, this week, it was tying its Watch even closer to the iPhone - contrary to what Apple's marketing material wants you to think.…

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Doors open in three weeks for AI and ML extravaganza Tickets are flying off the shelves for MCubed London, so if you want to ensure your place at our two day conference on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and data analytics, don’t hang around.…

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Not that data watchdog expects to get that money paid A Welsh firm responsible for 146 million nuisance PPI calls has been slapped with a £350,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office - not that the data watchdog is confident that penalty will be paid.…

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Oi: Less contempt of court on Facebook and Twitter, says gov law bloke The UK's Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials.…

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Waves off another exec in the name of progress Hewlett Packard Enterprise is waving bye to another long standing exec as it puts more meat on the new structure that is part of a wider plan to make more money build a long term operational and financial blueprint.…

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Intros CENTA - that new money smell Three of the Bank of England’s cyber specialists have joined NCC Group to lead a newly established threat assurance unit at the UK-based security consultancy firm.…

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It's coming for your jobs, very, very slowly ROTM  It's the most eco-friendly DNA walker I know, computer scientist Damien Woods told The Register.…

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But the mission is far from over, say scientists Cassini, one of NASA’s flagship spacecraft, is poised to meet its fiery end today as it plunges down into Saturn’s atmosphere at a speed of 123,000kph (77,000mph) per hour, where it will soon vaporise.…

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Sounds like a good idea but looks can be deceptive Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Right. Right. Right. No, left. I said LEFT! Oh for the love of humanity, swipe left now! My eyes! Sorry, no, I mean "My EARS!"…

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It's 2017 and SVGA drivers can p0wn enterprise software. Sigh VMware's given vAdmins a busy Friday by disclosing three nasties to patch.…

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We like your startups – now help post-Brexit UK and start selling abroad DSEI 2017  Britain should ramp up exports of defence tech wares after Brexit - and this means more than the traditional guns ‘n’ spyware, according to defence procurement minister Harriett Baldwin MP.…

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You are our product, says The Social Network™, and we productised your racism Facebook has blamed its users for the fact that advertisers on The Social Network™ could target their ads to “Jew-haters” and other anti-Semitic terms.…

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Lock down your UIs, developers – customisation can confuse cretins ON-CALL  Welcome again to On-Call, the Friday feature in which we help Reg readers to recount times when they were asked to fix problems that should never have happened.…

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Why people hate cheese and speaker worn in the vagina also score 'make you laugh, then make you think' awards 2017's Ig Nobel prizes have been awarded, again with the aim of shining a light on science that first makes you laugh and then makes you think.…

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S3izure made things tricky for an hour, but was no apocalypS3 to match March mess The world received an unpleasant reminder of what it's like to live without the cloud on Thursday, after Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service fluttered for an hour or so.…

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Support jobs look to be on their way to India Storage management software vendor Veritas is shrinking its Sydney office, a move The Register understands puts around 50 jobs in the support team stationed in the Australian city at risk.…

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You're going to run a pair of servers to run things and pre-analyse their data, OK? The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has decided the world needs a benchmark for the Internet of Things, or at least for the gateways that will do initial processing of data that things generate.…

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Bank wants centrally-managed control over access control Australian bank Westpac has decided the time is right to bring its Distributed System Access service in-house, rather than continue an arrangement that saw it tended by IBM.…

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It's only 0.0026 per cent of traffic, but it's all in plaintext so deserves a red flag Google's Chrome browser will soon label file transfer protocol (FTP) services insecure.…

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50 apps get pulled as ExpensiveWall malware runs riot in the store Google has had to pull 50 malware-laden apps from its Play Store after researchers found that virus writers had once again managed to fool the Chocolate Factory's code checking system.…

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