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What you don’t know, you can’t look for - obviously Interview  In a story about ARM-powered, Ethernet-addressed, object storing disk drives, I said such drives couldn’t carry out image searches at a drive-level because they would be operating "blindfolded". OpenIO says “Rubbish” to that in a blog it wrote ( I exaggerate.)…

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Driving assistant gives self-drivers a bit of Lip(Net) When Nvidia popped the bonnet on its Co-Pilot "backseat driver" AI at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, most onlookers were struck by its ability to lip-read while tracking CES-going "motorists'" actions within the "car".…

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Social giant works both sides of news street National elections in the UK and US, and Britain's 2016 referendum on membership of the EU demonstrated the growing power of social media to swing views and win votes.…

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Make a cup of tea - or a mocha - before you read this if you want a long and happy life A cup of tea, coffee or even a mocha could extend your life, new research shows.…

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Unless you're willing to tolerate the chance of data corruption IBM on Saturday slipped out news of a nasty bug in its VIOS, its Virtual I/O Server that offers virtualisation services on Power Systems under AIX.…

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FUDalicious post argues ancient security features are just too risky Microsoft Germany has argued that Windows 7 is no longer fit to be used in business.…

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Australia, Malaysia and China say no new information on plane's location has been found Australia, Malaysia and China have suspended the search for missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370.…

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It's 2017 and developers are still doing really dumb things A security firm has reverse engineered 16,000 Android apps on Google's Play store and found that over 304 contain sensitive secret keys.…

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Then hoovered out users' personal data, stole identities galore and spent up big Dutch police are this week warning 20,000 users that their email accounts were hacked after a malicious web developer left backdoors in the sites he built.…

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EPA's allegations against Fiat Chrysler become sweary international incident The latest “cheatware” scandal to rock the auto industry has escalated to cause inter-government tension, with Germany and Italy trading snipes over Fiat Chrysler's claims about emissions.…

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And fails: the launcher's second stage failed to ignite so it ditched into the sea From plants to pocket-sized radios, Japan has a long history of miniaturisation, but its first attempt to shrink a satellite-launching rocket has ended with the launcher ditching into the sea.…

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Your code tested as soon as you send it to GitHub Here's a handy tool from Docker's GitHub repository: a continuous integration library to help manage DataKit projects.…

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'Panic Button' could be pressed by miscreants, repeatedly The Rave Panic Button app, designed to allow businesses to summon emergency services, allows miscreants to easily 'swat' targets by making false reports of emergencies says security researcher Randy Westergren.…

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Security audit of popular-with-service-providers package produces surprised smiles POP and IMAP mailserver suite Dovecot has passed an extensive audit by hackers, who were able to find only three minor vulnerabilities.…

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RPi 3 shrunk into normal and 'lite' Compute Modules for embedded applications The Raspberry Pi Foundation has baked two new Pi.…

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Vale Eugene Cernan, Apollo 10 and 17 astronaut, moonwalker, spacewalker, pioneer Eugene Cernan, the last man to leave footprints on the moon, has died aged 82.…

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Nice theory, BAE Systems, now where's the demonstrator? British defence contractor BAE Systems says it has developed a laser-powered "mirage on demand" which can be used to bend the very fabric of the skies to military commanders' whims.…

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Blockchain consortia are like the early internet: everyone knows and trusts each other. But when you try to scale ... The financial sector's enthusiasm for blockchain technology might be misplaced, according to a pair of Australian distributed computing experts.…

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No amount of innovation will win over a suspicious public Comment  A bright-eyed MIT undergraduate implausibly branded "the Mark Zuckerberg of guns" has recycled an age-old solution looking for a problem – the smart gun.…

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*California State Governor Peter Thiel, the only tech billionaire to back Donald Trump, is reported to be considering a run for governor of California.…

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Startup orbits security VM around vSphere and VSAN unstructured data Analysis  Startup DataGravity laid off staff in February last year and subsequently pivoted away from building and selling its Discovery Series array line to building a shipping virtual appliance using its Discovery Series array software as a basis.…

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Health Secretary makes a mint. Good for him, right? Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has become one of the UK's richest politicians following the sale of his business which runs course-listing websites.…

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Hey Alexa, manage my system! Storage Blockhead  Chatbots are flashing up in our future view as something that could improve an admin's lot. Instead of using a GUI with nested and drill-down screen forms to do their job, they'll have a new form of Command Line Interface, only this will be a Chat Line Interface to a chatbot.…

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Wants every human computer interaction to be AI-powered The tech sector is currently "worshipping" a handful of artificial intelligence companies, but is yet to show how it will make the technology accessible to and useful for its human end users, Microsoft head Satya Nadella has said.…

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Salesforce SMB partner explores deeper waters Salesforce partner Sage Group has signed a trio of firms to its emerging X3 business ERP platform.…

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