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Official Redmond response: Customers love Win10 Microsoft says a fix is on the way for a video encoding issue in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that has left some users unable to access their USB webcams and applications.…

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Chocolate Factory asks court to block Greenspan's complaints Google has asked a US court to stop a former MySpace investor from repeatedly filing suit against it.…

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350 US and Canadian stores catch sales till malware Clothing chain Eddie Bauer has admitted the payment terminals in more than 350 of its stores have been siphoning customers' bank card details to criminals.…

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We're not your traditional venture capitalists, says firm Cambridge Innovation Capital, an investment fund which commercialises science and technology advances made at Cambridge University, has raised £75m in a funding round.…

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Don't drop that wrench, whatever you do Two astronauts from the International Space Station have started their spacewalk to install the new International Docking Adapter.…

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We have a look at the latest cut Hands On  Microsoft’s Continuum is one of the spookiest computing experiences you can have. Either plug a phone into a dock, or turn on a nearby wireless display and keyboard, and the phone doubles up as an ersatz Windows PC. No more lugging a laptop around.…

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We need to outpace malware-flingers, securo folk warn Motorola pushes out Android updates faster than any other manufacturer bar Google Nexus manufacturers, according to a new study.…

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Despite umms and aahs, GCHQ is home free IPBill  An independent review into bulk surveillance powers in the forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill has warned that there is no proven case to let British spooks hack the planet.…

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Status quo déjà vu, for the mobile generation Apple under Tim Cook has delivered six new makes of iPhone, with a further four derivations based on the overall brand.…

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More not-quite-remote memory speeds apps Plexistor has unveiled specs on its Persistent Memory over Fabric (PMoF), which it says gives app servers access to disaggregated persistent memory in fabric-connected PM Bricks.…

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Homeless Yorkshire man must tell plod in advance if he wants to have a flirty text chat +Comment  A homeless IT consultant will learn today whether his challenge to a draconian order which forces him to tell police in advance if he is going to have sex will succeed.…

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Dept loses at least £80m due to fraud The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) collected £400m less in tax during the first 12 months of moving paper tax discs online, according to a Freedom of Information response.…

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We love your deep learning benchmark 'mistakes' HPC blog  NVIDIA just fired the first salvo in what promises to be a classic and long-lived benchmark death match vs Intel. In the webpage titled "Correcting Intel's Deep Learning Benchmark Mistakes," NVIDIA claimed that Intel was using outdated GPU benchmark results and noncurrent hardware comparisons to show off its new Knights Landing Xeon Phi processors.…

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'A virgin? In his right ear, perhaps' Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It only takes a minute to capture a 3D model of my orifices. They tell me it’s the only way I can be sure of a tight fit.…

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It's a meet-in-the-channel affair for resellers Nutanix has independently validated Cisco UCS C-Series servers to run its hyper-converged Enterprise Cloud Platform software.…

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Broadcasting authent keys over the air is just asking for trouble A cunning Polish developer has hacked an Android food and drink rewards app to grant himself unlimited free beer.…

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Automated trucks and – gasp! – SUVs could be here in five years' time Volvo and Uber are taking on Ford to usher in the next decade with a fleet of self-driving vehicles.…

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Android is the Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt of mobility, even Apple is far behind Blackberry and Microsoft have continued their tumble down the mobile operating system market share charts, clocking in at just 0.1 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively.…

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Freedom. Justice. Openness. And some entirely avoidable p0wnage for good luck Wikileaks is hosting 324 confirmed instances of malware among its caches of dumped emails, a top Bulgarian anti-malware veteran says.…

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You had one job ... Password strength meters used during web sites' signup process remain incapable of doing their job, says Compound Eye developer Mark Stockley.…

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Plus: The misguided tale of the 20-second support response time that wasn't On-Call  Welcome yet again to On-Call, our unimaginatively-named regular recap of readers' recollections of jobs gone wrong.…

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Workspaces can now be scheduled to shut down and are cheap for half-time workers Amazon Web Services' “Workspaces” desktop-as-a-service offering can now be paid for by the hour.…

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Nearline storage mystery deepens as Cloud SQL, Datastore and Bigtable go live Google's cloud has grown more database options.…

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World's most unpopular browser, now with opt-in SuperStalking Microsoft is so keen to attract users to its Edge browser that it will pay people to use it.…

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For now, anyway, as Australian regulator says it needs time to ponder a complex matter Apple has had a partial win in its attempt to prevent banks using iPhones' NFC chips for payment services other than Apple Pay.…

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