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Bulb smart meters in England wake up from comas miraculously speaking fluent Welsh

56 min 40 sec ago
Nid fi yw'r bwlb mwyaf disglair yn y canhwyllyr

Smart meters in England are suddenly switching to Welsh language displays, much to the confusion of owners.…

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Office 365 verboten in Hesse schools: German state bans cloudy Microsoft suite on privacy grounds

1 hour 29 min ago
Meanwhile, Australia signs 98 federal agencies up to service

The German state of Hesse has warned schools not to use Office 365 because the Microsoft suite's cloud storage and telemetry collection are not compliant with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations.…

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Alexa! When will Windows 10 19H2 ship? New version promises more toys for assistants

2 hours 2 min ago
Now, how about those Surface Book 2s?

Microsoft emitted a fresh build of October's Windows 10 last night with tweaks that should bring a smile to the face of Jeff Bezos.…

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All change at NASA while Proton launches and India's Moon dream suffers a snag

2 hours 39 min ago
Also: Virgin Orbit demonstrates it can drop stuff off a 747

Roundup While some at NASA may still be obsessing over past glories, other eyes remained fixed on the Moon, Mars and beyond in this week's rocket-bothering roundup.…

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Amadeus! Amadeus! Pwn me Amadeus! Airline check-in bug may have exposed all y'all boarding passes to spies

3 hours 9 min ago
Patched IDOR hole would have been child's play to exploit

A now-patched vulnerability in the Amadeus flight reservation system – used by airlines around the planet – could, or may, have been exploited by miscreants to view strangers' boarding passes.…

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Facebook chucks 1.5 hours' profit at Citizens Advice scam charity to defuse consumer champ's defamation suit

3 hours 40 min ago
Meanwhile, UK users still first line of defence against fake ads

The fake-Facebook-ad-spotting service goes live today, backed by a £3m donation to Citizens Advice coughed by the social network as a result of legal action from MoneySavingExpert scribe Martin Lewis.…

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In the US? Using Medicaid? There's a good chance DXC is about to boot your data into the AWS cloud

4 hours 7 min ago
What could possibly go wrong?

Exclusive Wonderful news for some US Medicaid patients: king of the cost-cutters DXC is planning to shunt their data into Amazon's cloud.…

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The Pi who loved me: Licensed to SSL

5 hours 4 min ago
Wherein Verity is troubled by a curious spam

Stob "Hi, I am James Bond (Business Development Manager). We specialize in re-designing and re-developing websites if you are considering any of the following projects. Please let us know in case you are interested." – Spam email received by the author…

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Amazon's bugging of homes has German boffins worried that Alexa may be an outlaw

6 hours 5 min ago
It records everything, even when someone didn't want to be overheard? And it's in your house? Was zum Teufel!

The German parliament has been warned by its official eggheads that Amazon's Alexa digital assistant may not be legal – because it stores voice recordings and overhears things it is not supposed to.…

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A Facebook AI research chief and a machine-learning guru walk into MCubed in London...

7 hours 4 min ago
Learn practical AI skills from the best this year ‒ book your early-bird tickets now

Event Our offer of discount early-bird tickets for Minds Mastering Machines ends next Monday, so act now if you want to join us to learn how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence and save big.…

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AI solves Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds (that's three times slower than a non-AI algorithm)

8 hours 2 min ago
Even so, human nerds are left in the dust and this neural net can be used for other tricks

A new neural-network can solve a Rubik’s cube twice as fast as the fastest human – though roughly three times slower than the fastest dumb algorithm – according to research published in Nature Machine Intelligence on Monday.…

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Humans may be able to live on Mars within walls of aerogel – a wonder material that can trap heat and block radiation

11 hours 51 min ago
Just build houses near the ice caps to produce water and grow food. Easy!

We may be able to survive and live on Mars in regions protected by thin ceilings of silica aerogel, a strong lightweight material that insulates heat and blocks harmful ultraviolet radiation while weighing almost nothing.…

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What Huawei to go: Hundreds of Chinese tech giant's US workers to get pink slips – report

13 hours 57 sec ago
With trade ban set to kick in next month, jockeying continues

Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer targeted by a Trump administration trade ban, is expected to dismiss a substantial number of people in the US in the coming weeks.…

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You can't say Go without Google – specifically, our little logo, Chocolate Factory insists

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:54
We pay for the hosting so the big G stays: Open-source community-driven code lingo site must sport giant's brand

Back in 2009, Google chose to name its latest programming language Go, a decision that is still giving it a migraine…

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Facebook's Libra is a terrorist's best friend, thunders US Treasury: Crypto-coins dubbed 'national security risk'

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:23
But Zuck Inc got in first and announced it was delaying its unwelcome electronic currency

The US Treasury Secretary today put a big dent into Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency plans, by claiming it would be a "national security risk," as well as a likely source of money laundering for – among others – terrorists.…

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DDoS attack? Mad dash to file forms? No, errant network switch crashed Australian tax service

Mon, 2019-07-15 19:47
Strewth, mate!

On Friday, with tax-return season underway, the websites of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) suddenly went TITSUP (Totally Inefficient Tax Service: Under Performing), causing anguish to thousands of Aussies.…

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Symantec share price takes a nose dive after rumored Broadcom biz gobble called off

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:55
Looks like the ailing security shop priced itself out of a deal

Symantec's share price has plunged on reports that its planned merger with Broadcom has fallen through.…

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UK's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station takes an eye off the sky to strike out into data centre biz

Mon, 2019-07-15 17:00
Complete with an immersion-cooled machine learning cluster

Goonhilly Earth Station, the Cornish-based satellite comms and space tech hub, has cut the ribbon on a data centre to sell colocation and managed services.…

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Scientist, war hero and gay icon Alan Turing is new face of the £50 note

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15
Binary and blueprints: is this the nerdiest banknote ever?

Legendary codebreaker and father of theoretical computer science Alan Turing will soon be gracing your pocket on the side of a shiny new £50 note.…

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Yes, I've been swotting up on court evidence in advance, says Mike Lynch

Mon, 2019-07-15 15:30
No wonder he seems so well informed

Autonomy Trial Former Autonomy chief exec Mike Lynch sensationally admitted to London's High Court this afternoon that he has been reading courtroom evidence in advance of being questioned about it.…

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