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Now, now, Qualcomm... Don't play hard 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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You, Google. Get in here and explain all this personal data slurping – Missouri's AG

Mon, 2017-11-13 20:12
'Someone has to stand up to these tech giants' declares Thiel-backed Hawley

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday said his office is investigating Google's business practices, adding fuel to the long smouldering antitrust fire that the Chocolate factory has been unable to extinguish.…

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Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'

Mon, 2017-11-13 19:35
l'd like to take his... his Face ID... off

Video Apple's facial-recognition login system in its rather expensive iPhone X can be, it is claimed, fooled by a 3D printed mask, a couple of photos, and a blob of silicone.…

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It's 2017 and the UK's competition watchdog just got a data-tech team

Mon, 2017-11-13 16:34
Antitrust body tries to keep up with business in the digital age

The Competition and Markets Authority is to assemble a dedicated team to handle the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence and big data in business.…

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Productivity through tech, UK firms. More cyber, more cloud, more ERP!

Mon, 2017-11-13 16:03
Look at the Danish, chides biz body

Low take-up of readily available tech is fuelling Blighty's "deep-seated productivity problems", the club for supposed captains of industry the CBI has said.…

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Brit cops slammed for failing to give answers on digital device data slurpage

Mon, 2017-11-13 15:33
How many devices? Wow, tricky question! Hard to say...

Police forces have been urged to keep better records on how much data they slurp from the hundreds of thousands of digital devices they seize, and how it is used.…

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Softbank gets Uber A-OK for $9 BEEELLION investment cash splurge

Mon, 2017-11-13 15:14
And ex-CEO Kalanick will be praying it goes through

Cash-flinging Japanese tech firm Softbank will sink up to ten billion dollars into Uber, following a vote of approval by the taxi app's board.…

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Qualcomm tells Broadcom: Pfffft! $103bn? You insult the very core of our cores

Mon, 2017-11-13 14:50
Biggest ever tech deal held up

Qualcomm's board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's $103bn buyout proposal, slamming its rival's bid as having "dramatically undervalued" the multi-billion-dollar chipmaker.…

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Silverlight extinguished while Angular wins fans among developers

Mon, 2017-11-13 14:00
What did ORM ever do to you that you just don't care anymore?

Developers are done with Microsoft's Silverlight and Apache Flex, but they've been entranced by Android Studio, the Swift programming language, and Angular, a JavaScript framework.…

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SciNet supercomputer's GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer

Mon, 2017-11-13 13:31
Slow parallel file system + NVMe storage checkpoint acceleration

A Canadian supercomputer centre using a fast access parallel file system has stuffed an Excelero burst buffer between this storage and the compute nodes.…

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What will £450k buy you? A new CEO at Softcat

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:59
Tech distie veteran Graeme Watt set for April Fool's Day start

Ever wondered how much the CEO at a big box shifting reseller gets paid? Wonder no more, for Softcat has revealed its new head honcho Graeme Watt will be on a cool £450,000 yearly base salary.…

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Rackspace, HPE pitch pay-as-you-go private cloud

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:45
OpenStack to power first version of scalable clouds, Azure and VMware to follow

Rackspace says it will be teaming up with HPE to build a private cloud service that bills customers based on usage.…

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Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:20
Pie love thee, Lord Jesus

Nothing quite says Christmas like greasy, calorific overindulgence, and this year budget sausage roll shop Greggs is ready to get you in the mood with its "treat-filled" limited-edition advent calendar.…

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Audio spy Alexa now has a little pal called Dox

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:56
You keep using that word, dox. It means more than you think it means...

Amazon's audio surveillance personal assistant device, Alexa, has acquired an external battery pack called Dox.…

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Shiver me timbers! 67cm Playmobil pirate ship sets sail for Caribbean

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:33
Scottish vessel gets a refit by team that restored Cutty Sark

A Playmobil pirate ship has been launched off the west coast of Africa after stowing away on a full-size Norwegian vessel.…

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Bristol AI chip designer bags $50m from Valley VC

Mon, 2017-11-13 10:58
GraphCore blimey

AI chip startup Graphcore has announced today a $50 million deal with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.…

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Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

Mon, 2017-11-13 10:06
It's all about AR... and iPhone has the X factor

This month's release by Apple of the iPhone X with FaceID begins the first wave of consumer products designed from the ground up for continuous awareness of space, place and face - crowning a half a century of research in augmented reality destined to fuse our rising sea of data onto the real world.…

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Back up bod Druva paddles even further up the Amazon

Mon, 2017-11-13 09:31
Offering cloud-to-cloud backup and data intelligence

+Comment Druva has nabbed a new Druva Cloud Platform (DCP) service gig for protecting, governing and looking into data in Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Store (EBS), and the Relational Database Service (RDS).…

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

Mon, 2017-11-13 09:09
Never go full Windows

Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to move any remaining Linux systems to Windows 10 in 2020.…

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Openreach fibre plan for 10m premises coming 'before Christmas'

Mon, 2017-11-13 08:30
Chair Mike McTighe says to finish the job he needs to kill the copper network, and maybe build 5G backhaul network too

Openreach chair Mike McTighe says the carrier has concluded its consultation on how to deliver fibre-to-the-premises connections across Britain by the year 2025 and will deliver its plan to do so “before Christmas”.…

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