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Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

The Register - 1 hour 9 min ago
Let's game this thing out

Comment  Google’s delivery drones in Oz have a really easy job – fly across a near desert and lower a parcel to the ground. That’s easy-peasy, matey. Try that in my Sixth Street home in San Francisco, the one near the junction with Folsom Street, where (to make the Chocolate Drone Factory’s life easier) there is a grassed yard.…

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NHS supplier Trustmarque seeks backers after accounting change

The Register - 1 hour 30 min ago
Rev recognition blamed for 'funding gap' by private equity backer

The future of major NHS supplier Trustmarque looks less certain after private equity backer Dunedin confirmed that a change in the way revenue is recognised has created a “funding gap”.…

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Sonos burns its Bridges: Our home-grown Wi-Fi mesh will do

The Register - 1 hour 32 min ago
Audio streaming now Bridge-free

Until now, wireless speaker bod Sonos has required a Bridge device connected to a home wireless router to set up a mesh wireless network delivering timed audio signals to the speakers in a zone. But no longer – Sonos is going bridge-free.…

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GSoC 2014 Yielded Some Improvements For Mesa/X.Org This Year

Newsforge - Open Source News - 1 hour 33 min ago

Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work...

Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work...

Read more at Phoronix
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Facebook, WhatsApp wait on cold steel table as Euro Commish ponders painful probe

The Register - 2 hours 4 min ago
Your hospital gowns are gaping, chaps

Competitors of Facebook and WhatsApp have been asked to complete a whopping 88 multiple-choice, multi-part questions that range from the blindingly obvious – “To the best of your knowledge, do users use more than one social networking service?" – to the vague and indefinable – “Please provide any recent examples of consumers switching from one social networking service to another.”…

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Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? Nope, it's MIPS64

The Register - 2 hours 33 min ago
It's just your Imagination: When two tribes go to war

Chip designer Imagination Technologies today went public about its new processor design, the 64-bit MIPS Warrior I6400.…

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'Factorisation factory' smashes number-cracking record

New Scientist - 2 hours 33 min ago
A series of huge numbers have been broken into their prime-number building blocks faster than ever before, with implications for online cryptography

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Multi-billion pound tech framework awarded to 33 suppliers

The Register - 2 hours 50 min ago
Agree to make a mini-margin? You're on board

Crown Commercial Services has told 33 suppliers they have tentatively made it onto the pan-public sector Technology Products framework estimated to be worth between £4bn to £6bn over its tenure.…

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

The Register - 3 hours 7 min ago
CyberVor, huh, yeah. What is it good for?

Anecdotal evidence is emerging that the Russian botnet raiders behind the "biggest-ever" password theft have begun attacks against web services using stolen login credentials.…

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Uber alles... nein! Deutschland imposes NATIONWIDE BAN on taxi app

The Register - 3 hours 29 min ago
German court outlaws Uber with a temporary injunction

Uber has been banned in Germany after a court in Frankfurt imposed a temporary injunction on the driving firm.…

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Vodafone pay-by-bonk launch may signal iPhone 6 NFC plans

The Register - 4 hours 1 min ago
That's it, big boy, come bonk on our tube

Vodafone has announced that its SmartPass technology will work with TfL’s systems when the London Underground starts accepting mobile pay-by-bonk on 16 September – but bigger things are planned.…

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

The Register - 4 hours 29 min ago
How do we hate thee? Let us count the ways

Apple has finally confessed to the reasons why developers' iOS apps are failing to appear in its vaunted App Store.…

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It's official: Brit parents want their kids to be just like Steve Bong

The Register - 4 hours 48 min ago
Career as a banker? No, no. Our sprogs should be TECH ENTREPRENEURS, sez survey

Steve Bong is a role model for British parents, who – according to a back-of-the-beermat poll – think a career as a tech entrepreneur would be much more beneficial to their offspring than becoming a vet or a banker, or joining the police.…

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Crude scrawls suggest Neanderthals were AT LEAST as talented as modern artists

The Register - 5 hours 9 min ago
Gibraltar cave scribble could be early Hirst or Emin

A primitive, seemingly meaningless marking scratched into a rock by a Neanderthal using a crude implement more than 39,000 years ago would appear to support the idea that the pre-human ape-men possessed artistic faculties at least as sophisticated as those of the "young British artists" movement of the '90s.…

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Flurry of solar flare-ups sets off COSMIC PLASMA EXPLOSION

The Register - 5 hours 27 min ago
Mass ejections flung into space as the Sun does its thing

Vid  Footage of solar flares taken by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

The Register - 6 hours 5 min ago
Feeling lucky?

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has threatened to introduce legislation if Google doesn’t stop promoting pirate sites above legitimate sites in its organic search results.…

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Not even CRIMINALS want your tablets, Blighty - but if that's an iPhone you're waving...

The Register - 6 hours 31 min ago
German thieves prefer Android, ja?

UK smartphone thieves prefer iPhones while their light-fingered counterparts in Germany favour Android, according to the results of a new survey.…

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Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

The Register - 7 hours 1 min ago
Soundbars to Dolby Atmos: surround on Freeview, Netflix, Blu-ray et al

Breaking Fad  As Steve May wrote in the previous Breaking Fad, Dolby Atmos for the home is an impressive sound system, and this year will see the release of a range of kit that supports it from several manufacturers.…

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IT Infrastructure Challenges? IBM has an event just for you

The Register - 7 hours 17 min ago
See you in London on 10 Sept

Promo  Here is your invite to IBM’s premier Infrastructure Matters event at Prince Philip House in central London on Wednesday 10 September.…

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Ericssson-LG jumps on South Korean cloud to make 5G rain

The Register - 7 hours 58 min ago
Software to control software

Ericsson-LG – a joint venture company between the two communications giants – has jumped into bed with Korean telco SKT to build software to control 5G networks.…

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