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3D-printed bionic ants team up to get the job done

New Scientist - 5 hours 30 min ago
Watch artificial ants move a large object by mimicking the cooperative behaviour of the real insects







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Drones cleared to check power lines after outages

New Scientist - 9 hours 39 min ago
Electricity firm Commonwealth Edison, based in Illinois, become the first in the US to get permission to start sending drones to inspect damaged power lines







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Gestures & Other GTK3 Features For LibreOffice

Newsforge - Open Source News - 10 hours 4 min ago

The GTK3 port of LibreOffice is finally taking shape and gaining new functionality...

The GTK3 port of LibreOffice is finally taking shape and gaining new functionality...

Read more at Phoronix
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Watch out Wizard, Bezos wants the Emerald City for himself

The Register - 10 hours 8 min ago
Amazon Settling in Seattle

Amazon has agreed to lease two more buildings in the South Lake Union neighbourhood of Seattle, in a deal leaving the company occupying a quarter of the city's best office space.…

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Germanwings co-pilot 'deliberately crashed' plane after locking out captain

New Scientist - 10 hours 24 min ago
French prosecutors believe the co-pilot flew Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 into the Alps on purpose after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. We spoke to pilots to find out how this could have happened







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It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL

Newsforge - Open Source News - 10 hours 31 min ago

For those interested in PHP 7, it's now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems...

For those interested in PHP 7, it's now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems...

Read more at Phoronix
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How tech bosses manage their teams for fun and profit

The Register - 10 hours 37 min ago
'Whenever I hear the word culture I reach for my org chart...'

CIO Manifesto  It's seven years on from the great crash and IT departments are moving from the bunker mentality of keeping the lights on and maintaining legacy VB6. But what does that mean for the way we manage tech teams?…

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Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20 per cent*

The Register - 11 hours 2 min ago
* On average, globally

Broadband speeds around the world increased by 20 per cent, year on year, according to internet tentacle monster Akamai.…

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Part of CAP IT system may be scrapped after digital fail – MPs

The Register - 11 hours 21 min ago
Get claims right, or face pitchfork-wielding EU mob

The digital interface of the Rural Payments Agency's Common Agricultural Payments IT system – which was paused in an embarrassing U-turn last week – may not be reinstated, MPs heard yesterday.…

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Monitoring's silent revolution: The cure that doesn't kill the patient

The Register - 11 hours 36 min ago
Log analytics has come a long, long way

It’s a typical day in IT. A quirky and poorly developed application meant to be on the testing server sneaks into production. Before anyone realises what's happened (something that can sadly take some organisations months) hundreds of external users are using it. Uh oh.…

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NetApp veep: 'We've shifted 750,000 all-flash arrays'. Er, really?

The Register - 12 hours 5 min ago
Firm sees seamless FAS integration for FlashRay

Interview  There has been a sea change in the FlashRay project, NetApp's ground-up all-flash array product development, with execs leaving and the project being absorbed into the overall ONTAP organisation. So we interviewed George Kurian, NetApp's product operations EVP, to find out about FlashRay's status and positioning, and NetApp's all-flash product portfolio.…

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How a hack on Prince Phillip's Prestel account led to UK computer law

The Register - 12 hours 36 min ago
Thatcher, Buckingham Palace & BT left red-faced by historic techno romp

This week marks the 30th anniversary of arrests in the infamous Prestel hack case. It led to arrests, breached the Royal Family's security and helped give birth to the UK's first computer crime law.…

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Who will win the live-streaming video battle?

BBC News - Technology - 12 hours 46 min ago
Twitter begins offering live-streaming video links via its Periscope service, challenging another app called Meerkat.
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SNIA examines standardised access to object-based disk drives

The Register - 13 hours 12 min ago
Agreement on protocol is the key

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a tech workgroup looking at object-based disk drives, such as Seagate’s Kinetic product, and is aiming to standardise access.…

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

The Register - 13 hours 36 min ago
If you’ve ever wanted to give Apple the finger…

Review  Last year’s update to the MacBook Pro was more notable for its £100 price cut than the modest speed bump that accompanied it. However, this year’s model is a more interesting kettle of fish, as it introduces Intel’s latest Broadwell processors to the Mac range, along with Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad doohickey.…

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BT slams ‘ludicrous’ Openreach report as Vodafone smirks

The Register - 13 hours 52 min ago
This is all just ‘to attract headlines’. Job done then

BT has labelled a report into its apparently inflated return on broadband investment as "ludicrous", as Vodafone calls on the government to tighten the regulations surrounding Openreach.…

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Get off Facebook if you value your privacy, EU commish tells court

The Register - 14 hours 38 min ago
Irish data protection shenanigans pop up again

If you don’t want your personal info pored over by the US authorities, close your Facebook account – such is the reassuring advice given by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice.…

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I helped Amazon.com find an XSS hole and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

The Register - 14 hours 54 min ago
Hacker reports flaw that saw credit cards exposed, web bazaar fixes it

Amazon has patched dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in its website that exposed accounts to hijacking.…

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Wannabe a nano-bot-manufacturing giant? Better cozy up to Apple

The Register - 15 hours 18 min ago
Cupertino goliath plays kingmaker in the MEMS market

Apple's demand for minute mechanical gizmos in its iThings is more or less dictating who wins and who loses among MEMS manufacturers, analysts reckon.…

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Hacker builds cheatbot for hit app Trivia Crack

The Register - 15 hours 36 min ago
Method used to sniff spoilers could also be used for non-trivial attack on your mobe

Security researcher Randy Westergren has reverse engineered super popular app Trivia Crack, recompiled it to help cheaters and along the way showed how to turn it into nastyware.…

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