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What the fdisk? Storage Spaces Direct just vanished from Windows Server in version 1709

The Register - 1 hour 10 min ago
Windows Server 2016; now you see it, now you don't

Support for Storage Spaces Direct, Microsoft's version of VSAN, has been stripped from the latest build of Windows Server 2016, version 1709, which was released on Tuesday.…

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Hackers can track, spoof locations and listen in on kids' smartwatches

The Register - 3 hours 25 min ago
Norwegian project exposes worrying lack of security

Tests on smartwatches for children by security firm Mnemonic and the Norwegian Consumer Council have revealed them to be riddled with flaws.…

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Hitachi's IoT gang punts never-off data protection platform

The Register - 4 hours 11 min ago
A masterclass in mind-boggling 'always-on availability' spiel

Vantara, Hitachi's new Internet of Things + analytics business, has sped up its operational and disaster recovery chops, claiming to elevate IT with always-on data availability.…

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BlackBerry Motion lurches into UK stores

The Register - 4 hours 43 min ago
Endurance test

BlackBerry Mobile, which is TCL for all intents and purposes, is making its enterprise slab available in the UK.…

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

The Register - 5 hours 15 min ago
Legendary lake lark comes true, sort of

The legendary sword has been pulled from the stone – but the owner wants it back and a crowdfunding campaign has been set up to replace the blade.…

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Openreach offers duct-off providers 'OSA Filter' instead of Dark Fibre Access

The Register - 5 hours 48 min ago
Part of the opening of the network

Openreach has today offered its communication providers an alternative to the Ofcom-proposed Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which a court ruling slapped down three months ago.…

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BoundHook: Microsoft downplays Windows systems exploit technique

The Register - 6 hours 13 min ago
It's just not a security vulnerability, says Redmond

Features of the Intel MPX designed to prevent memory errors and attacks might be abused to launch assaults on Windows systems, security researchers claim.…

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First annual review of Privacy Shield gives it a resounding... 'adequate'

The Register - 6 hours 41 min ago
Just missing an ombudsman, checks on companies, info on how to use it... Mere quibbles

The first annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement that governs transatlantic data flows has come back with a solid, unsurprising mark of "adequate".…

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Bain Japan main man wants in on Tosh biz board, chat on flash cash

The Register - 7 hours 18 min ago
MD reportedly wants look-in on fab agreements

Bain Japan's MD reportedly wants to get on the Toshiba Memory Business board, to invest in it and get an agreement with WDC about continuing the joint venture to make flash chips.…

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Look, look, we've done a driverless AI hype paper thingy, says Mobileye

The Register - 7 hours 41 min ago
Mathematical model solves the crash blame question, apparently

Intel-owned Mobileye says it has cooked up a safety framework for fully autonomous, human-independent, driverless cars – and desperately wants people to notice this before the "inevitable fall" of public interest in driverless tech.…

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Full-fibre ISP Hyperoptic clocked over mock doc schlock shock

The Register - 8 hours 11 min ago
Advert looked too much like a BT contract, says watchdog

Fibre ISP Hyperoptic has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for releasing an advert that looked like an official contract from BT.…

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Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?

The Register - 8 hours 48 min ago
Cortana is broken, intrusive, but still a must-have upgrade

Hands On Just over two years after the introduction of both Windows 10 and the "Windows as a service" concept, Microsoft has released the Fall Creators Update. We took it for a spin.…

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Brit spooks 'kept oversight bodies in the dark' over data sharing

The Register - 9 hours 43 min ago
Your social media's been scraped as the Investigatory Powers Act flaps in the wind

Concerns have been raised that neither of the bodies tasked with overseeing the UK's spy agencies were aware that data they collected was shared with industry.…

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So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

The Register - 10 hours 12 min ago
Seeing that the Pixelbook costs $999, don't hold your breath

The year of Linux desktop was a running joke. The concept of Linux being ready for the mainstream with users confidently running it on their desktops, sadly, never happened.…

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Combinations? Permutations? Those words don't mean what you think they mean

The Register - 10 hours 38 min ago
Only joking. You are all very clever

Hello, wrong number At the heart of machine learning are patterns, and patterns are all about counting, so it's important to make sure we are counting the correct items in the correct way. Combinatorics is the branch of mathematics concerned with counting things; more specifically, all the wonderful ways you can count, arrange and manipulate finite (limited in size) sets of things. Having a grasp of basic combinatorics is vital because it underlies many wide and varied real-world situations.…

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Watchdog slams HMRC, Amazon over 'dismal' response to UK biz hurt by online VAT fraud

The Register - 11 hours 3 min ago
Estimate of full impact 'out of date and flawed' says committee

HMRC, Amazon and eBay have not done enough to crack down on overseas sellers evading VAT in the UK, a “dismal” failure that has hit British businesses hard, the Committee of Public Accounts has said today.…

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Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement

The Register - 11 hours 42 min ago
From heading one cyber-attack victim to another

Dido Harding, the woman at the helm during TalkTalk's 2015 mega breach, was yesterday grilled about her move to chair NHS Improvement, the body responsible for overseeing the UK's health service and also famously clobbered by a huge cyber attack.…

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Europol cops lean on phone networks, ISPs to dump CGNAT walls that 'hide' cyber-crooks

The Register - 12 hours 43 min ago
Plod say crims now too hard to find and catch online

Europol has asked cellphone networks and other internet providers to stop using Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT) – because it’s making life too difficult for cops trying to track cyber-villains across the web.…

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The age of six-monthly Windows Server updates starts … now!

The Register - 13 hours 14 min ago
Windows Server version 1709 is now yours for the downloading

Microsoft's vision of six-monthly Windows Server updates is now a reality.…

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DNA as storage? Old and boring. Boffins now chaining monomers

The Register - 13 hours 42 min ago
Take a mass spectroscope and synthesise some 'very tiny disks are coming' hype

Monomer-manipulating researchers writing in Nature this month say they can have read multi-byte sequences using mass spectroscopy and bit-storing monomers.…

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