posted 7 days ago on the register
'Stretch' debuts, with MariaDB replacing MySQL Debian 9, “Stretch”, has been released, and dedicated to the distribution's co-founder Ian Murdock.…

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Whole Foods, which Amazon chomped for $13.7bn, is a cloudy Active Directory user Amazon.com's purchase of US grocery retailer Whole Foods has made it a user of Microsoft's Azure cloud.…

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Competition regulator wants you to help tag slack ISPs Having beaten off opposition from carriers and ISPs, Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission has kicked off its broadband speed monitoring program.…

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But will what looks like a mad scramble result in anything? Atari confirmed on Friday that the reborn biz will indeed produce its own games console, understood to be built out of PC tech.…

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Yep, King Battistelli wants to award himself more power Another raft of reforms at the troubled European Patent Office has come to light and, yet again, the main purpose appears to be to enhance the power of EPO president Benoit Battistelli.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
So where is our Sol's sibling? Nearly all stars, including our Sun, are born from hot, dense molecular clouds and come in pairs, according to a paper to be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.…

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End-to-end encrypted, verifiable voting already in action Election hacking is much in the news of late and there are fears that the Russians/rogue lefties/Bavarian illuminati et al are capable of falsifying results.…

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There, some spare change under the couch will solve this Google has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the ads broker of failing to pay overtime to contract workers.…

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♪ Tech biz fought the spying law and the spying law won A mystery technology biz tried to fight off demands from the US government that it hand over people's communications flowing through its systems.…

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King of the (autonomous) Hill Texas will, from later this year, allow the entire Lone Star State to become a test bed for cars that can drive themselves with or without a human behind the wheel.…

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C'mon, what were they expecting? Privacy? On Facebook? Facebook last year introduced a bug in its content moderation software that exposed the identities of workers who police content on the social network to those being policed, raising the possibility of retribution.…

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What could go wrong? In 1991, Sony launched the world’s first commercial lithium-ion battery... and since then the design hasn’t changed all that much.…

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Storage upstart reveals IPO price range, hopes to raise $100m All-flash and hybrid array startup Tintri has set out its IPO pricing terms, and they look quite modest.…

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Michelle Carter responsible for beau's sucide, decides court The teenager who repeatedly urged and encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself with hundreds of text messages has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.…

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posted 9 days ago on the register
From Actian to WANdisco, we've got it all Another week, another week of storage news laid out in our farmer’s market on groaning stalls full of free-range and organic produce. Walk around and check it out.…

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Tech disties paying up to 42% more for computers since vote Computer trade prices have surged in the year since the EU referendum with currency and component shortages fingered, at least according to sales data from tech distributors.…

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13.7 billion Bezos bucks buys luxury retailer Today, Amazon announced it will be acquiring the devilishly expensive Whole Foods Market to the tune of $13.7bn. “Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy,” said health-conscious Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a statement.…

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Still lagging WDC and Toshiba chip capacity by half Samsung says it is boosting its 64-layer V-NAND flash chip production after Toshiba and WDC have introduced 64-layer NAND drives.…

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First decision of three probes expected in coming weeks The EU is preparing to fine Google €1bn (£875m) over claims the company abused its search market dominance to build the Google Shopping service.…

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Specs and performance deets in the wild Media site VideoCardz has leaked two AMD EYPC 7000 server CPU slides revealing core, thread and clock details.…

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You’ve opted out of marketing emails. Can we just send you a marketing email to check? Supermarket chain Morrisons has been fined £10,500 by the UK's data protection watchdog for sending marketing emails to people who had unsubscribed from marketing bumf.…

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posted 10 days ago on the register
Scientists rejoice: It’s raining TeraFLOPS from the cloud. Sponsored  High-performance computing (HPC) environments are expensive. Government research facilities and commercial laboratories spend hundreds of thousands building out large, monolithic supercomputers and then jealously guard their compute cycles. This approach to HPC is restrictive. It creates a rarified environment in which only the cream of the crop get the FLOPS they want.…

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Augmented reality apps for future Army, RAF, RN kids Education specialist Pearson will begin trialling Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality apps in one UK school this autumn – an independent sixth form college that's sponsored by the MoD.…

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Oh the irony Exclusive  The UK's Government Digital Service – the Whitehall body responsible for transforming government IT – is having problems paying staff because of, er, technical issues.…

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999 requests funnelled through single data centre Brit mobile operator Three has been fined £1.9m after an investigation by UK regulator Ofcom revealed its emergency call service handling was vulnerable to a single point of failure.…

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