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Monday February 18, 2019. 11:25 AM
While most CIOs have now identified the benefits cloud can have for their business, concerns over becoming locked in with a single vendor can still be a major barrier to rolling out projects. We spoke to Richard Best, general manager at COMPAREX UK, to find out why this is...
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Born in a storm of snow, killed off in a blizzard of TCP/IP: The Bulletin Board System While large chunks of the US used this year's Snowmageddon to binge on streaming TV or tweet selfies with snowmen, take a moment to remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, which led to the...
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The UK government is rolling out new GPS tags to keep 24/7 tabs on criminals. Announced last week by Justice Secretary David Gauke, the program is aimed at domestic abuse and stalking offenders. […] The post UK Adds GPS Location Monitoring to Criminal Ankle Tags appeared...
    Geek - Feb 18, 11:20 AM
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With concerns about Chinese spying, the US has been embarked on a campaign to prevent Huawei from operating in the country. In addition to banning officials from spending money on Huawei equipment, the US government has been trying to convince other countries to follow its...
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Na-nana-nana-nana-nana..nanana...nanana.... nana nana* Tech titans like Facebook, itself described as a 'digital gangster', continually fail to address the risks their platforms pose to democracy – so the British government should regulate, MPs have said.…
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Are you finding that your iPhone's battery life is bad since installing iOS 12.1.4? I'm coming across numerous reports that on social media from users who claim that Apple's latest update for the iPhone an iPad is hammering their battery. Here's what you can do to diagnose...
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According to research, almost everyone who believes in flat Earth theory got started on YouTube. From a report: Asheley Landrum is an assistant professor of science communication at Texas Tech University. Her focus: how cultural values affect our understanding of science....
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Japanese historian Nick Kapur unearthed 'Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi' (童絵解万国噺), a wonderfully bizarre illustrated Japanese history of the USA from 1861, filled with fanciful depictions of allegedly great moments in US history, like 'George Washington defending his...
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It's not just Amazon and Apple that expect massive taxpayer subsidies in exchange for locating physical plant in your town: when Google builds a new data-center, it does so on condition of multimillion-dollar 'incentives' from local governments -- but Google also demands...
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Seems to us like you would remember an incident like that... Who, Me? Gather round, dear readers, for a priceless story in this week's column for techies' mishaps.…
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While browsers have got their act together, any other apps interpreting user-supplied code need to be aware of this Google security researchers have analyzed the impact of the data-leaking Spectre vulnerabilities afflicting today's processor cores, and concluded software...
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Don't panic, we're not all doomed – well, except Nvidia, perhaps Roundup Here's a summary of what's been going on in the world of machine-learning, beyond what we've already covered, to kick start your week...…
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Standby for a 'we woz haxx0ed' email from one of these sites this week... Roundup Let's kickstart your Monday with some lovely juicy computer security and screwups news, beyond what we reported last week.…
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The 5.0-rc7 kernel prepatch has been released. Linus says: 'Nothing particularly odd stands out, and everything is pretty small. Just the way I like it.'
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Yes, we're all overwhelmed with email. One recent survey suggested that the average American's inbox has 199 unread messages. But volume isn't an excuse for not replying. Ignoring email is an act of incivility, reads an opinion piece. From the story: 'I'm too busy to answer...
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Cooper pairs and impurities come to life in a superconductor and dance their little particle hearts out in Pramodh Yapa's 'Superconductivity: The Musical.' Pairs of swing-dancing electrons do the Lindy Hop in 'Superconductivity: The Musical,' the winning video for this...
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Star Wars: Episode IX won’t be in theaters until Dec. 20, however, a new Star Wars tweet might be hinting that the movie’s title reveal is coming soon. On Saturday, the Star Wars UK […] The post This ‘Star Wars’ Tweet Might Be Teasing an ‘Episode IX’ Title Reveal appeared...
    Geek - Feb 18, 04:05 AM
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The young and young-at-heart gather this week at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for New York Toy Fair 2019, which showcase the latest and coolest toys and games. Major companies […] The post Photos: New York Toy Fair 2019 Showcases Fortnite, Robots,...
    Geek - Feb 18, 04:05 AM
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NASA just posted a picture of bright blue objects in space and they’re a creepy cosmos sight. The image, which was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the “smoking gun” of […] The post NASA Captures Image of Bright Blue Objects in Space appeared first on...
    Geek - Feb 18, 02:05 AM
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British lawmakers on Sunday accused Facebook of having 'intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws' in the country, and they called for investigations into the social media giant's business practices. From a report: The sharp rebuke came ...
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