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Commodity server hardware the next big target market Comment  Pure Storage is set to build converged server and storage systems "to compete with commodity server hardware", said CEO Scott Dietzen, as the highly funded startup enters the next phase of its development.…

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ICO: It would be perfectly legal to do so A patients' group has urged doctors to automatically opt their patients out of the new "care.data" scheme until the patients give consent for the disclosure of their medical data.…

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He who holds the SIM holds the power Analysis  The SIM card is the most potent instrument of control in the mobile carrier’s hands, controlling the relationship with the customer and giving it unmatched information about how its users behave.…

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Redmond takes a shot with another pic-tastic mobe The Lumia 830, which is already available in the UK, is another midrange Lumia (from Microsoft, but it retains the Nokia brand) fighting for your attention. It squeaks in at under £300 SIM-free (it's £279 on PAYG at EE) or is free on contracts at around £25/month.…

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Windows update haxors saved by Microsoft FixIt A Tor exit node has been found slapping malware onto downloads as users exit the hidden network and enter the public web.…

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Oh. 'Together with exercise and diet'. Boo Swingbellies: Take heed! An international team of top boffins say they have found that sunlight can reduce weight gain - and that they can duplicate the effect with a skin cream.…

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Project to port Firefox OS to Raspberry Pi is under way The Mozilla Foundation staged a Mozilla Festival in the UK over the weekend, and one of the projects developers delivered was a port of Firefox OS working to the Raspberry Pi.…

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Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle' BAE Systems, which has been working with the US Navy on its futuristic railgun weapon project, has suggested the Mach 7 electromagnetic metal-slinger could be useful for the next generation of the US Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle.…

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The iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 are slightly better iPads, nothing more First Fondle  Here's something new from Apple: a product launch without a queue, excited fanbois or, indeed, much enthusiasm at all.…

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No change, no new audience, no offence The European Court of Justice has decided that even an unauthorised video can be embedded by a third party without creating a new infringement.…

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Embiggened VMs may not be backed up until you turn off CBT and turn it on again Redditor “tottenham12712” has pieced together a scary scenario for VMware users: ESXi might be feeding dud data to backup software.…

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Users say opt out a feature in name only Verizon Wireless is monitoring users' mobile internet traffic, using a token slapped onto web requests, to facilitate targeted advertising even if a user has opted out.…

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Community version now, commercial to follow HP has put its stamp on the world of OpenStack clouds, with its Helion OpenStack community edition code general availability, as of today.…

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Tumbleweed will be the face of rolling releases OpenSUSE has rolled up its Factory and Tumbleweed into a single project that will carry the name Tumbleweed from November 4.…

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No details on bit barns, but here: listen to this cloud ambient trance instrumental Microsoft has, as expected, pressed the Big Blue Button to enliven the Australian “geo” of its Azure cloud service.…

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Card-rifling malware still on the rise Infections from the Backoff point-of-sale malware are still rising in America, according to security bods from Damballa.…

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Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol Something just a little bit remarkable happened last week.…

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You can spread misinformation about secrets, apparently Australia's trade minister has taken a swipe at critics of the Trans Pacific Partnership, accusing them of spreading “misinformation” about a trade treaty that's been kept as secret as possible since its inception.…

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Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice The US Federal Trade Commission has shuttered a New York-based tech support business, after scammers allegedly hoodwinked Facebook and Microsoft users into paying hundreds of dollars for tech advice from Pairsys Inc.…

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This relationship status – it's complicated, m'kay? AT&T has been getting plenty of stick in the US, after it decided to disable Apple's SIM carrier-switching feature and greedily grab a customer's new iPad for good.…

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Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report Elevation and Vertigo may be songs that hit the high notes for Apple chief Tim Cook's chums U2, but the same can't be said for sales of iTunes music right now, which have reportedly nosedived since the start of 2013.…

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Tech giant is apparently searching for an Asian buyer HP is reportedly on the lookout for an Asian suitor to buy a majority of its stake in its China-based H3C Technologies.…

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But YES, system does store encryption key on the device A damning security critique against Samsung's US government-approved Knox system has been dismissed by the South Korean tech giant.…

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Plus: It's OPEN WARFARE in the Linux greybeard world CoTW  Can we build an app that automatically delivers large quantities of human excrement to Apple's doorstep? That is the question frothing on fanbois' lips as we enter another Comment of the Week.…

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Plus: More Op Solitaire material comes out Downrange  As opposition to the Association of Chief Police Officers' campaign to impose random spot checks on lawful gun owners' security arrangements grows, El Reg managed to get some responses out of the police chiefs' trade union.…

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