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Ruse of the Machines It's alive, it's terrifying, and it does perfect backflips! Boston Dynamics' gymnastic research robot Atlas has caused a minor panic on social media. With skills like this, surely humans are doomed?…

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Finding out how to sail through consecutive green lights The UK Autodrive connected car consortium will start practical trials of its connected and autonomous cars on the streets of Coventry, it has declared.…

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Must cough £300k soon after £87k ICO slapdown Ofcom handed down a £300,000 fine to business phone and broadband company True Telecom after concluding a year-long investigation yesterday.…

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A digital service that works for users, but not government The abolition of the paper tax disc is costing the UK government £107m due to an increase in car tax evasion.…

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That flagship you just bought? Here's one better BKK Electronics' OnePlus venture rolled out its second flagship of 2017 yesterday, the OnePlus 5T going on sale just five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 in June.…

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He built a plane called Digital Innovation and told readers: 'Come Fly With Me' The Register is reviewing its relationship with columnist and Shoreditch entrepreneur Mr Steve Bong MBE after Mr Bong admitted to having a close working relationship with the Kremlin this week, in a piece titled Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story…

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Over-hyped tech inches a step closer... maybe Mobile operator EE has proudly announced the success of a "breakthrough test" for 5G, but what do these tests signal for future 5G usage?…

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Z-NAND has near-3D XPoint access latency and could scale capacity faster too Analysis  How does Korean flash and DRAM chipper Samsung's Z-NAND compare to Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint?…

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Aviva and Centrica wanted cloud giant love... but this outsourcer wasn't ready... to let go Insurer Aviva and energy supplier Centrica are the latest big customers to indicate plans to ditch outsourcing giant DXC Technologies, The Register can reveal.…

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Discoursing Descartes with my robotic pet Something for the Weekend, Sir?  I have awoken to the sounds of electronic growling. Making my way downstairs, I discover teethmarks in the bannister, a pool of oil by the back door and the remains of a torn-open jumbo box of AA longlifes in the kitchen.…

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By George (Kurian), he's done it Analysis  There's a new energy at NetApp. The Microsoft Azure NFS deal was a great confidence booster, and the two recent acquisitions of Greenqloud and Plexistor provide stepping stones to a high-performance, on-premises storage future and a stronger hybrid cloud play.…

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Ripple effect will later expand, says firm Blockchain tech found another friend in American Express and UK customers of Santander. Well, sort of.…

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Can't blame middle managers - they always get the stick What drives organisations to change their ways? What's the match that lights the powder keg of actually doing something new and different in IT? That's the question I usually get from organisations that want their approach to software to be more "agile", who want to go through "digital transformation", and, yes, "do DevOps".…

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Boffins pinpoint homes based on people's device movements Anonymized location data won't necessarily preserve your anonymity.…

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Fake sites spread fake stories to fuel pump and dump or other foul ends Criminals are exploiting “fake news” for commercial gain, according to new research.…

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Convolutional neural networks aren't foolproof nor fully documented, that much is clear Face ID has been a bit of a thorn in Apple’s side for its iPhone X, no thanks to claims the AI-powered login mechanism can be tricked by cheapish masks or relatives of handset owners.…

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Secretive biz opens up a little Apple has let us all in on a little secret: how its deep-learning-based face detection software works in iOS 10 and later.…

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User's busted PC was on a network, so she demanded the network help desk On-Call  Why hello there Friday and hello there, also, this week's instalment of On-Call, The Register's weekly column that recounts readers' tales of tech support terror.…

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Epson old-timers go from dot matrix to not matrix Microsoft's most recent update has been blamed for a mysterious ailment befalling some Epson printers.…

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Breaker, breaker Electric Ducky, we got ourselves a one-driver convoy. And a new Roadster Elon Musk has launched the “Tesla Semi”, complete with a guarantee that it will not break down for one million miles of driving.…

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Navigating the hype Sponsored  There is no doubt it can be difficult to navigate the various claims made by storage vendors when it comes to performance of their products.…

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Naughty you: 'No show rate is at historic highs' for tests and that pollutes Redmond's data Microsoft can't give away enough of its beta exams, so it will start charging for them.…

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Back to capex spending, but refunds offered to those who bail on multi-year commitments Microsoft's added reserved instances to Azure, with an out-clause for cloudy quitters.…

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'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your plugins WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

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It's mostly an IoT-centric system integrator now, but may sprout new scale-out arrays Hitachi Vantara, the mash-up of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Pentaho and the Lumada IoT assets from the Hitachi Insight Group, is working on new scale-out storage products to support its ambition to become a system integrator for analytical workloads and the myriad data sources that feed them.…

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