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Facebook, Instagram, Tinder IN SIMUL-TITSUP: Anyone else wanna fall over?

The Register - 7 hours 23 min ago
Total Inability To Support Uninteresting People

It appears Facebook and its image-sharing subsidiary Instagram, as well as reportedly hook-up-finder Tinder, have fallen off the web.…

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Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

The Register - 7 hours 47 min ago
Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit

A multinational collaboration of boffins reckons it's come up with a chippable solution to one of the practical problems of quantum communications: getting a good source of entangled photons.…

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P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

The Register - 8 hours 16 min ago
Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling

Hacker Rahul Sasi has found and exploited a backdoor in Parrot AR Drones that allows the flying machines to be remotely hijacked.…

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HP reveals which execs have a chair once the splitting music stops

The Register - 9 hours 16 min ago
Whitman and Weiseler confirmed as heads of Enterprise and HP Inc.

HP has revealed who'll be sitting where once the splitting song stops and the company has broken into HP Inc. and HP Enterprise.…

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Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln

The Register - 10 hours 16 min ago
Google intransigence or publicity vuln?

Google, which has been criticised by Microsoft for recent bug disclosures, is now downplaying a bug of its own.…

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IBM details PowerPC microserver aimed at square kilometre array

The Register - 11 hours 13 min ago
Fedora fires up on Freescale T4240-powered dense and frugal server

IBM has revealed more about a PowerPC microserver it says will help to crunch data gathered by the square kilometre array (SKA), the colossal radio telescope to be built across South Africa and Australia.…

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Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

The Register - 12 hours 21 min ago
Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains

A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.…

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Secret Service on alert after drone CRASHES into White House

The Register - 13 hours 8 min ago
Red-faced government employee owns up

The US Secret Service is investigating how a drone came to crash into the White House in the early hours of Monday morning.…

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VDI is heading for a minor DAAS-aster

The Register - 13 hours 20 min ago
Desktop-as-a-service is getting good, fast, and can already replace some virtual desktops

Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) services are getting good enough, fast enough, that organisations need to consider them as an alternative to desktop virtualisation (VDI).…

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WikiLeaks SHOCKED that Google blabbed its data to the feds

The Register - 13 hours 33 min ago
Leaking personal information is supposed to be OUR JOB, say whistleblowers

WikiLeaks is demanding answers from Google after learning that the company handed user information to the FBI and didn't acknowledge the incident for more than two years.…

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Africa's new breed of 'solar-preneurs'

BBC News - Technology - 14 hours 11 min ago
Africa's "solar-preneurs" bring light to the unconnected
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How to build world's tallest lift

BBC News - Technology - 14 hours 17 min ago
How to build the world's tallest lift
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Microsoft's revenues creep slowly upward even as Windows, Office continue slump

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:58
Consumer sales hard hit as OEMs turn cold shoulder

Microsoft posted another quarter of respectable results on Monday, matching analysts' earnings estimates and slightly outperforming on revenue, but its strong showing couldn't disguise the continuing shakiness in its core software business.…

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Microsoft quarterly profits fall

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:26
Microsoft reports falling profits but sales were helped by strong Xbox sales over the holiday season.
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Charlotte, NC thinks it has won the Google Fiber lottery

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:18
Meanwhile, San Francisco stares at loading screens

Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina believe they will be the next to enjoy Google Fiber.…

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NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:16
Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks

Crew and cargo resupply missions will be launched from US soil by 2017, with SpaceX and Boeing both sending rival systems into low Earth orbit from now on.…

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Watchdogs critical of Oz data retention regime

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:14
Too much data, too little protection

Ahead of parliamentary hearings this week into the Australian government's proposed data retention regime, privacy watchdogs have lined up to criticise the legislation.…

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NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:12
Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks

Crew and cargo resupply missions will be launched from US soil by 2017, with SpaceX and Boeing both sending rival systems into low Earth orbit from now on.…

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ICANN CEO criticizes domain 'hoggers'

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:52
But just who's eating at the trough?

ICANN's CEO has infuriated domain investors by dismissing them as domain "hoggers" in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.…

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Great Firewall of China blasts DDoS attacks at random IP addresses

The Register - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:25
Upgrade to system causing bizarre traffic spikes

An upgrade to China's Great Firewall is having knock-on effects all over the internet, with seemingly random sites experiencing massive traffic spikes.…

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