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Chipmaker adds Israeli company's bolt-on protection to its bulging armoured sack Chipmaker ARM has sealed a deal to buy Israeli Internet of Things (IoT) security specialist Sansa Security. Financial terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not officially disclosed. However, the WSJ previously reported that around $75m-$85m was on the table.…

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Not perfect, but way better than IE and it gives Chrome the willies Review  Microsoft Edge, the new web browser that comes with Windows 10 – released on Wednesday – isn't just a browser, it's a kind of atonement. Microsoft, it seems, wants to apologize not just for its recent Windows 8, but for the entirety of Internet Explorer. And, surprisingly, Edge turns out to be a great apology.…

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Rejoice, petrolheads – team of boring old men back to act like prats again Amazon Prime has signed up Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for a car show intended to rival Top Gear on its streaming service.…

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Intel/Micron tech looks to force its way into the memory storage spectrum XPoint memory is a spectrum-invading cuckoo. Spectrums are great ways to describe a range including different items with differing characteristics. Everyone gets used to the range, then something comes along and forces its way into the spectrum, making existing items shuffle up and down.…

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Smartphone giant feeling mobe market saturation sqeeze, suffers after supply shortage Samsung Electronics posted an eight per cent fall in profits for its second quarter results, as sales of its Galaxy S6 failed to gain any traction.…

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Mass surveillance exercise nowt to do with actual policing, didn't catch one crim Leicestershire Police has revealed the facial recognition technology it rolled out at Download Festival had no policing utility. Instead it was an experimental assessment opportunity, paid for – and carried out for the sole benefit of – software vendor NEC Corporation.…

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Think of the children! Wait. Er... DON'T think of the children Prime Minister David Cameron has declared himself "determined to introduce age verification mechanisms to restrict under 18s' access to pornographic websites" and he is "prepared to legislate to do so if the industry fails to self-regulate."…

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Consumer monies up, mostly off the back of price-hiked telly packages BT had a mixed quarter, buoyed up mainly by TV subscriptions - and it has taken its results announcement as an opportunity to shore up its broadband position.…

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Pork experiment elicits baffled awe from fellow scientists A team of Harvard scientists has paved the way for a deadly laser pig weapon by demonstrating that, with a little encouragement, pig fat cells can be made to lase.…

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Let’s lose this ‘worst app in the world’ title Dear Reg reader. Do you have an Android phone? Maybe you downloaded our Android App? Found it wanting - a lot? Help us make it better by joining our beta testers group. it is easy-peasy although you do need a G+ account.…

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Funds for 'logical qubit' development, no less Nay-sayers may nay-say, but America's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) reckons research into quantum computing is advanced enough to warrant a five-year program to kick things along.…

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Think you're alright because it was all over years ago? HAH, you fool The British Government closed a window of opportunity for tax-efficient folk about a year ago that was beneficial to, and widely used by, contractors: the Extra Beneficiary Trust.…

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Riding that software-defined wave SANs and filers are facing decline because of the sudden rise of hyper-converged systems and enterprises seeking IT silo simplification.…

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Desktop gaming in every sense of the phrase Antique Code Show  The last couple of months have seen the release of MotoGP and F1 2015. Just round the corner is the new Xbox exclusive Forza 6, so there are plenty of driving games around if you feel the need for speed.…

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Readership turns to Microsoft as one and asks 'what are you DOING?' Mailbag  “Clearly the first year of ‘free’ is really beta testing – what should a sensible IT manager do?” asks one Reg reader Down Under. I’ve heard this from a few of you and collected your thoughts.…

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'Just do what the EU wants and no-one will get hurt' suggests Mountain View Google has warned its AdSense and DoubleClick customers to sort out their cookie tracking policies before the European Commission gets pissy with them.…

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Author Joe Hildebrand explains why a dead-end effort to reinvent networks isn't futile It's not often that someone crafts a protocol expecting to destroy it, but that's what Cisco distinguished engineer Joe Hildebrand and a bunch of other Internet architecture boffins are doing right now.…

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Thanks for the top tip, now where's the patch for this bug? Video  Trend Micro peeps say they have discovered a security bug that miscreants can exploit to seemingly murder millions of Android smartphones.…

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Top-tier clouds invited into information-sharing club to speed defence deployment Rackspace is leading an effort to create a new group of top-tier cloud companies that it hopes will share information about security in close to real time.…

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Possible inspiration for character of Roger the Shrubber revealed SFW  An 81-year-old man from Stratford, Connecticut, has been charged with public indecency after performing a sex act with a shrubbery.…

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If this works, your light bulbs will deliver hundreds of gigabits per second Arizona State University researchers have crafted a white laser – a neat trick since “white” isn't a colour, but a mix of colours.…

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Sharpshooter exercises Second Amendment rights A man is facing charges of first-degree criminal mischief and wanton endangerment after he shot down a camera-equipped quadrocopter that was hovering over his house.…

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Easy to hack universal remote BIND DoS hole leaves DNS open to attack Gird your loins internet: Attackers now have the ability to disrupt large swathes of the web through a remote denial of service vulnerability found in the most widely used software for DNS servers.…

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Big dish will need top-100-sized iron China is planning another petaflop supercomputer, this time to support what will by next year become the world's largest radiotelescope.…

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Fixes how the daemon triggers error messages for packets it can't reassemble Bad error message handling has opened up Cisco's IOS-XE versions prior to 3.13S to a remote denial-of-service (DoS) attack.…

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