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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, look out for must-have toys that are 'easily hacked' ♪

Tue, 2017-11-14 11:57
Which? found this year's hot playthings lack basic security

Consumer advice outfit Which? has today published a report detailing how easy it is to hack some of the most popular "connected toys" on the market and has called on retailers to stop selling those with "proven security issues".…

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80-year-old cyclist killed in collision with Tesla Model S

Tue, 2017-11-14 11:24
Not known if electric car's autopilot was in use

An 80-year-old man has died in County Durham after being struck by a Tesla Model S.…

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Shut the front door: Jewson 'fesses up to data breach

Tue, 2017-11-14 11:03
Builder's merchant tells punters their privates might be out in the cold

Builders merchant Jewson has confirmed in writing to customers that their privates could have been exposed in a cyber break-in that occurred late this summer.…

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MPs slam HMRC's 'deeply worrying' lack of post-Brexit customs system

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:42
Food could be left rotting in trucks at the border

MPs have today warned of the "catastrophic" scenario of HMRC failing to have a back-up system in place if its Customs Declaration Service (CDS) programme is not ready in time for Brexit.…

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BlackBerry Motion: The Phone That Won't Die

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:32
Industrial chic

48-Hour Test The oddly named "Motion" – not an odd word, just an odd choice – is BlackBerry Mobile's second phone as a new venture, a quasi-startup housed within Chinese giant TCL. It's a hefty slab of durable, full-touch, midrange metal modelled after a Scandinavian industrial workshop.…

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Sure, Face ID is neat, but it cannot replace a good old fashioned passcode

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:04
Facial recognition isn't the most reliable authentication right now

Apple's iPhone X is one of several technologies bringing facial biometrics into the mainstream. It seems to have everything bar a heat scanner; the TrueDepth camera projects an impressive-sounding 30,000 infrared dots on to your phiz, scanning every blackhead in minute 3D detail.…

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Politics is going digital, but guns and money still pack a punch

Tue, 2017-11-14 09:34
If you’re looking for power, you probably haven’t got any

Reg Lectures Reg readers were introduced to a who's who of digital power players last week, from Kosovo’s king of fake news, and the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs planning floating startup countries, to, of course, grumpy cat.…

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Backup, flash and replication: Barracuda buys, Toshiba invests, and WANdisco partners

Tue, 2017-11-14 09:03
Money spent, money invested and money to be made

Business – it's all about making bigger pies, either by buying in pie and adding it to your own, building a new pie-making plant, or supplying your filling as part of somebody else's pie. Which brings us to Barracuda, Toshiba and WANdiso plus a few short news bites.…

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IBM asks remaining staff to take career advice from HR-bot

Tue, 2017-11-14 08:31
'Myca' has staff eating cognitive dog food, which may taste better than prevailing bitterness

IBM staff are being asked to eat the company's dogfood in the form of an AI-infused career advice chatbot named “Myca”.…

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Your attention has value, personal cryptocurrency will advertise it

Tue, 2017-11-14 08:00
ICOs meet advertising in the end-game for the gig economy

Cryptocurrencies open the door to a world where everyone has their price.…

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Your next laptop will feature 'CMF' technology

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:03
You didn't miss a new standard: CMF is 'colour, materials and finish' and PC-makers use it to make us fashion victims

HP Inc says it has flipped its relationship with the PC supply chain, and made colour, materials and finish as important to PCs as CPUs, screen sizes and disk capacities.…

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AWS reportedly quits China, sells operation to local partner Sinnet

Tue, 2017-11-14 05:46
Great Firewall looks to have made life too hot for Bezos' cut price bit barns

Amazon Web Services appears to have quit China.…

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Think the US is alone? 18 countries had their elections hacked last year

Tue, 2017-11-14 05:01
Less than a quarter of world has freeish internet communication

While America explores quite how much its election was interfered with by outsiders, the news isn't good for the rest of us, according to independent watchdog Freedom House.…

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WikiLeaks is wiki-leaked. And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway

Tue, 2017-11-14 02:58
Assange .org tried to help coordinate Trump's election campaign

Julian Assange's WikiLeaks – that bastion of fiercely independent journalism – privately urged the Trump campaign to not concede the 2016 presidential election, to contest the result as rigged, and asked for one of Donald's tax returns so as to appear impartial and nothing whatsoever to do with Russia's meddling in the White House race.…

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Amazon to make multiple Lord of the Rings prequel series

Tue, 2017-11-14 01:58
This could work: Gandalf, Aragorn and Sauron all get busy between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring

Amazon's television limb has announced it will make television series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s the Lord of The Rings.…

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Red Hat opens its ARMs to Enterprise Linux... er, wait, perhaps it's the other way round

Tue, 2017-11-14 00:53
RHEL now ready for power-efficient server-grade chips

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM reached general availability Monday, underscoring the growing competition confronted by Intel's x86-64 platform in the data center.…

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Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

Mon, 2017-11-13 23:54
When supermassive black holes collide, we'll feel it

The most violent gravitational waves in the universe from supermassive black hole prangs will be detected to within ten years, according to research published on Monday.…

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AT&T, Verizon agree to hop into bed and thrust new erections over US

Mon, 2017-11-13 21:52
Duopoly guys do duopoly thing

US telco giants AT&T and Verizon are joining forces to install cellphone towers throughout America.…

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Dell EMC adds Skylake grunt to supercomputing workhorse server

Mon, 2017-11-13 21:00
New Tesla GPU sends single precision performance past 62 TFLOPS

Dell EMC has accelerated its workhorse super/high-performance computing C4130 server with newer CPUs and GPUs.…

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Now, now, Qualcomm... Don't play hard to get, grins Broadcom

Mon, 2017-11-13 20:47
Once again, a rich powerful entity forgets that no means no

Broadcomm says it will continue its efforts to acquire rival chip designer Qualcomm despite a unanimous rejection of its $103bn buyout offer.…

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