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Nothing to see here, folks. Just pig-monkey chimeras developed in a Chinese laboratory

Tue, 2019-12-10 05:23
We've read enough sci-fi to know how this turns out

Scientists in China are laying claim to the first ever pig-monkey chimeras to be born in what they hope will be a breakthrough for biomedicine, not just fuel for your nightmares.…

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Internet jerk with million-plus fans starts 14-year stretch for bizarre dot-com armed robbery

Tue, 2019-12-10 01:35
Lawyer attempted to argue theft of domain name at gunpoint was too stupid to be true

An internet frat boy has been sent down for 14 years in America for trying to steal a domain name.…

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Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA

Tue, 2019-12-10 00:11
Dude was distracted by his dog when flash motor pranged police, officers say

A man driving a Tesla Model 3 on autopilot mode rammed into the back of two police cars and another vehicle parked on the side of a highway in Connecticut, USA, on Saturday. No one was injured in the crash.…

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Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia

Mon, 2019-12-09 23:16
CEO accused of breaching contract with Cupertino, fires back in court

Apple is suing the former chief architect of its iPhone and iPad microprocessors, who in February quit to co-found a data-center chip design biz.…

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Advertisers want exemption from web privacy rules that, you know, enforce privacy

Mon, 2019-12-09 22:41
They also want a ban on interfering with their cookies

Amid the final rulemaking before the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to take effect next year, five ad industry groups have asked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to remove a requirement that businesses honor the privacy choices internet users make through browser settings, extensions, or other controls.…

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Amazon: Trump photon-torpedoed our $10bn JEDI dream because he hates CEO Jeff Bezos

Mon, 2019-12-09 21:22
'Blatant and sustained effort' to deny AWS Pentagon IT mega-contract, cloud giant claims

Amazon has officially accused President Donald Trump of pressuring the Pentagon not to award it a $10bn cloud contract because he hates its CEO Jeff Bezos.…

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Final update doled out to those who let Google sit on their face: Glass Explorer Edition cut off from the mothership

Mon, 2019-12-09 20:38
And thus the age of the Glasshole passes into history

Google Glass Explorer Edition was an ambitious but ultimately doomed look at a possible next frontier of human-computer interaction. Almost seven years after its initial release, Mountain View is finally putting it to pasture with one last update.…

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Xerox woos HP stock owners with talk of layoffs, selloffs and cash payouts post merger

Mon, 2019-12-09 20:07
Let's strap these bricks together and maybe we'll make a boat

Xerox is taking the gloves off to launch a hostile takeover bid for HP Ink, er, Inc – by courting its shareholders with a 33-page document explaining why the pair will be a corporate match made in heaven for investors.…

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Brewing in spaaaaace: SpaceX sends a malting kit to the International Space Station

Mon, 2019-12-09 19:30
Plus: Commercial crew news and NASA publishes what ISRO won't

Round Up SpaceX landed another Falcon 9, Rocket Lab took a first step toward reuse, and it was handbags at dawn for lunar boffins in this week's curation of all things space.…

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Apple tipped to go full wireless by 2021, and you're all still grumbling about a headphone jack

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:30
They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one

Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst widely regarded as the most accurate soothsayer when it comes to Apple's product intentions, reckons it's lights out for the Lightning cable.…

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Watch live online: Your customers and staff need always-on instant results. Here's how to meet those demands

Mon, 2019-12-09 18:00
Optimize the performance, cost and capacity of data-driven apps with Intel

Webcast We live in a connected world and expect that our services are always-on and instantly available.…

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Worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free: Amazon's Alexa NHS contract released

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:00
But it's all anonymised data so who cares, right?

The UK Department of Health (DoH) has released a redacted copy of its contract giving Amazon access to data on the NHS Direct website, following a Freedom of Information request from civil rights group Privacy International.…

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Ericsson throws $1bn at US authorities to make bribery probe go away

Mon, 2019-12-09 16:20
Swedish comms flinger enters agreement with DoJ and SEC

Swedish telco slinger Ericsson has paid $1bn to end a double probe into bribery allegations by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).…

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Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

Mon, 2019-12-09 15:44
Next thing she's wearing my Casio

A jailed hacker who profited from the Angler Exploit Kit has been ordered to sell his £5,000 Rolex watch after the National Crime Agency (NCA) applied to confiscate £270,000 of criminal proceeds from him.…

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Outposts, Local Zone, Wavelength: It's a new era of distributed cloud, says AWS architect

Mon, 2019-12-09 15:08
Adrian Cockcroft talks to El Reg about cloud architecture – and why we need more chaos in our systems

re:Invent The advent of Outposts, Local Zone and Wavelength - released at AWS' Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas - amounts to a "new platform" that is now distributed rather than centralised, a company veep has told The Reg.…

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Kiwi tax probe squeezed $25m out of Microsoft – now it's Oracle's turn

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:30
New zealand's Inland Revenue Department has questions about transfer pricing

A week after Microsoft paid just under NZ$25m (£12.41m/ $16.93m) to New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department in a dispute over transfer pricing, Oracle has revealed it is also under investigation.…

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Metasploit for drones? Best of luck with that, muses veteran tinkerer

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:00
Been down this path and it ain't that easy, says man who knows

Black Hat Europe A veteran drone hacker reckons the recent release of the Dronesploit framework won't go down quite as its inventors hope.…

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Behuld – zee-a internet ouff tuilet tissuoe at Meecrusufft Sveden. Børk børk børk!

Mon, 2019-12-09 13:20
Windows giant shows off smart-metered, connected office in Stockholm

The Register took a trip to Microsoft's shiny new Stockholm HQ to check out what the company's employees have to look forward to over the next decade - and came away more informed about smart metred loo roll.…

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Two can play that game: China orders ban on US computers and software

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:40
Who needs who more?

China has ordered all government offices to start ripping out non-Chinese computers and software in order to bolster domestic manufacturers and suppliers.…

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David Phillips, godfather of UK tech distribution industry, dies aged 74

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:00
Northamber founder passes after 'short illness'

Obit The Brit tech industry has lost one of its founding fathers, a literal and metaphorical giant who pioneered hardware and software distribution. David Michael Phillips, Northamber's founder and – until recently – its long-serving chairman, has died.…

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