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Google, Mozilla both say they sped up the web today. One by blocking ads. One with ads

Wed, 2017-06-21 04:16
Guess which was which. Hint: Firefox now crushes trackers on Android

Mozilla's announced that its “Firefox Focus” ad-busting browser has made it to Android.…

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BMC and CA in agreeable acquisition talks: report

Wed, 2017-06-21 02:08
The world may need only one company where old software goes to die

BMC and CA are considering a consensual acqui-merger, reports Bloomberg.…

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Apple ups the stakes on patent royalties battle with Qualcomm

Wed, 2017-06-21 00:17
Pushing to have 18 Qualcomm patents invalidated

Apple is expanding its legal war with Qualcomm to include an attempt at having the chip designer's patents thrown out.…

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No, really. You can see through walls using drones and Wi-Fi

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:51
Researchers explore 3D imaging using drones

Video Drones can perform three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using Wi-Fi, a team of researchers demonstrated for the first time.…

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Google switches on Sydney cloud region, with a subset of services

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:47
App Engine and Datastore coming real soon now, no word on when other services will land

Google Cloud Platform's Sydney region is now open for business … but missing lots of services the company's cloud offers elsewhere.…

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:40
Redmond readies the ground for Kaspersky's EU antitrust suit

Windows 10 does disable some third-party security software, Microsoft has admitted, but because of compatibility – not competitive – issues.…

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Melbourne Uni hoping to hoist tiny telescope to look at BIG explosions

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:02
Dr Katie Mack explains the SkyHopper cubesat project to El Reg

A couple of years after it was first conceived, a Melbourne University-led infrared astronomy cubesat proposal called SkyHopper is gathering momentum.…

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Uber wants your top tips to mend its rotten image

Tue, 2017-06-20 22:39
Magnanimous gesture that won't cost the bros anything

Uber is looking to mend fences with its drivers by adding the option for riders to tip.…

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Tesla death crash accident report: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

Tue, 2017-06-20 21:58
Report shows driver took a hands-off approach to driving

American crash investigators have thrown open their files on a fatal motorway collision between a Tesla Model S and a truck, confirming Tesla’s earlier statement that its autopilot failed to notice the truck blocking the car’s path.…

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Ego stroking, effusive praise and the promise of billions of dollars: that White House tech meeting in full

Tue, 2017-06-20 21:55
Somewhere in there is the germ of a good idea

Monday afternoon saw the first meeting of the "American Technology Council" at the White House, during which most of the country's top tech CEOs gathered around to talk about what could be done to modernize the US government's abysmal IT systems.…

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US is Number One! In sales register hacking attacks, at least

Tue, 2017-06-20 21:15
Fraudsters love America's easy-to-hack card slurpers

Hacking attacks against sales terminals have risen by nearly a third last year, and the US is still leading the way in being insecure.…

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Costa Rica complains of US govt harassment over Pirate Bay domain

Tue, 2017-06-20 20:08
Registry operator points finger at US embassy staffer

The operator of Costa Rica's .cr internet registry has formally complained that it is being harassed by the US government over The Pirate Bay domain on its system.…

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We're in the Epyc center: More Zen server CPU specs sneak out of AMD

Tue, 2017-06-20 20:00
And a quick look at the chips' encrypted RAM tech

Here it is: the official lineup of AMD's Epyc processors, which will go toe to toe with Intel's Xeons that utterly dominate the data center world.…

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Cisco hops on machine learning bandwagon with new switches

Tue, 2017-06-20 19:54
Switchzilla wants to make 'intuitive' switches that charge you by the month

Cisco is once again making a push to tie its networking hardware deeper into the compute space, this time with "intuitive" boxes that are better able to analyze and control network traffic.…

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Microsoft says Skype outages are over – a few hours too early

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:48
Global Skype outages spill over onto a second day

Microsoft thought it had fixed global outages for Skype that began yesterday, but so far, no such luck. Skype is still going through ups and downs.…

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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

Tue, 2017-06-20 17:59
♪ I'm gonna wait... til the midnight hour, when there's no one else around

A UK hacker who stole £100,000 from his bank after spotting a loophole in its systems has been jailed for 16 months.…

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Microsoft throws its weight behind Parisian AI startup factory

Tue, 2017-06-20 16:29
Redmond to support fledgling firms at Station F initiative

Today, Microsoft announced that it'll be throwing its resources behind fledgling AI devs at a soon-to-launch startup space in Paris called Station F.…

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MongoDB tries to entice time-poor devs with new Backend as a Service

Tue, 2017-06-20 16:00
Document database company has Google’s Firebase in its sights

MongoDB’s latest offering, Stitch, is aiming to appeal to developers that don’t have the time - or the inclination - to write boilerplate code.…

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A private equity titan has just forked out £700m for IT training biz QA

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:46
Education provider has 'ambitious growth plans'

IT training company QA has been bought out by Europe's largest private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners.…

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Another FalconStor CEO out as storage software firm hunts for growth

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:19
Outgoing Garry Quinn hands reins to Intermap's Todd Oseth

FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn has resigned with Todd Oseth coming in to run this somewhat sickly storage software firm.…

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