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Hold the forklift, Chad Sakac tells El Reg Analysis  Hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCIAs) are ready to take on the bulk of data centre x86 workloads but won't necessarily kill off the SAN.…

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More details to follow... Sweden's director of public prosecutions has today dropped the rape investigation into Julian Assange.…

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Probe suspended after prosecutors tire of waiting for Wikileaks boss to come out Updated  Sweden's director of public prosecutions has today suspended an investigation into Julian Assange regarding rape allegations.…

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You scratch mine, I'll scratch yours Something for the Weekend, Sir?  When I was younger, I had a chronic problem with fluff gathering in awkward-to-reach places.…

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Hursley R&D team do their part to entertain Ginni IBM’s glorious leader Ginni Rometty – also known in some corners as the axe woman – this week cocked a snook to the corporate directive on travel restrictions by flying into the Hursley-based R&D centre in a Big Blue chopper.…

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Trust, independence, credibility – we've heard of those Open source insider  There's been a good deal of ongoing discussion about Google AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages.…

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Fleshy VMs, voices in your head and asking what the scammer is wearing also work ON-CALL  If it's Friday, it must be time for On-Call, our weekly column that recounts readers experiences of being asked to dodgy jobs at dodgy times for dodgy reasons.…

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Free payroll service claimed to make money with commissions and short term loans Fallen Australian payroll-services-for-contractors company Plutus Payroll convinced clients and staff that it had hit upon a business model let it fund free payroll services with clever money market plays, commission deals with financial services companies and by selling workers' details to marketers.…

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'World’s thinnest hologram' touted by boffins A group of scientists has developed the “world’s thinnest hologram” – a thousand times thinner than a human hair, they claim.…

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Web-connected sneakers? We imagine a lot of sole searching when/if these get hacked Chip-and-lawsuit designer Qualcomm has drawn up a patent on blueprints for an internet-connected shoe.…

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Now that Chrome and Firefox call out HTTP, phisherpholk are getting certified Browser-makers' decision to put big red warning lights in the faces of users when they hit sites too slack to use HTTPS is backfiring a little, as crooks are accelerating their use of encryption.…

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Overly accommodating Linux distro can't enforce access policy Recent versions of the Ubuntu Linux distro fail to limit system access for guest accounts.…

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On-prem rules say Windows Server barely runs in 32 GB, but cloud is another matter Microsoft's quietly revealed that it's shrunk Windows Server's footprint, at least when you run it in Azure.…

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Game of Clones: ArcaOS 5.0 promises to pick up where OS/2 Warp and eComStation left off An outfit called Arca Noae has released a new version of IBM's venerable OS/2 operating system, named ArcaOS 5.0.…

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No, no, no, no – not who you're thinking of, friendo A US Secret Service agent tasked with protecting the White House has started a 20-year stretch for sending explicit snaps to underage girls – sometimes while on duty.…

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Race against Amazon demands rapid iteration, and cash Google I/O  Eager to catch up to Amazon and its Echo interactive speaker, Google at its annual developer conference on Wednesday offered everyone in attendance free Google Home hardware and $700 in Cloud Platform service credit to create apps that converse with the Google Assistant inhabiting its device.…

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But FBI blunder may let alleged pedo walk free from court A judge has ruled that people who give their knackered computers to Best Buy's Geek Squad for repairs have no comeback if technicians find and report any illegal material to the Feds.…

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Eyeball-chasing ad giant literally traps your eyeballs Google I/O  Google wants more for its Daydream virtual reality platform than phone displays framed in cheap cardboard.…

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FCC report finds lessons, mentions no fines as yet A wrongly updated whitelist was behind the five-hour nationwide outage of AT&T's emergency 911 service in March, a report by America's phone regulator, the FCC, has revealed.…

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Bipartisan bill wants to stave off another WannaCry Two US senators have proposed a law limiting American intelligence agencies' secret stockpiles of vulnerabilities found in products.…

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CWA says members in 36 states prepping for stoppage A union representing 40,000 AT&T Mobility workers is threatening a nationwide strike this weekend after negotiations with the telco stalled.…

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FCC parties like it's 1996 As expected, on Thursday America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, voted 2-1 to start the process to gut net neutrality rules.…

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Redmond's OS needs to be cool for consumers, but its best chances are with business Microsoft presented its latest Windows 10 strategy to developers at its Build event in Seattle last week.…

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Pointblank weaknesses have since been patched Three home security systems were riddled with bugs, according to new research made public this week.…

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Melondream devs seek investors Miles Deep, the porn AI editor we wrote about last year can now be found in an app, called MelonDream.…

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