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Horse named 'Cloud Computing' finds burst of speed to beat 'Classic Empire' in actual race

Sun, 2017-05-21 02:27
We can't make this stuff up: Triple Crown race 'Preakness Stakes' goes to cloudy outsider

A horse called 'Cloud Computing' has just beaten rival 'Classic Empire' to the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the three races comprising the "Triple Crown"…

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Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

Sat, 2017-05-20 03:37
How it first spread, Win XP wasn't actually hit, and more

Vid It has been a week since the Wannacry ransomware burst onto the world's computers – and security researchers think they have figured out how it all started.…

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LastPass now supports 2FA auth, completely undermines 2FA auth

Fri, 2017-05-19 22:38
Just keep putting those eggs in the one basket, friends

Password manager LastPass has added a new feature to its software: the ability to store two-factor authentication codes. This is great news. For hackers.…

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Cook fights for life after Google summit blaze

Fri, 2017-05-19 22:02
Don't worry, no programmers were harmed, says web ads giant

Google I/O A kitchen worker remains in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries from a blaze at the annual Google I/O developer conference on Thursday.…

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Wow, someone managed to make money on Fitibt stock – oh, 'fraudulently'

Fri, 2017-05-19 21:29
Bloke accused of setting up bogus share-trading biz in pump-and-dump scam

While Fitbit investors may be weeping over the wearable upstart's slumped share price, at least one person made out like a bandit on the stock, allegedly.…

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Why Uber threw top engineer Levandowski under self-driving bus

Fri, 2017-05-19 20:41
The judge told us to tell you to cough up or ship out

Analysis The lead Uber engineer at the heart of self-driving tech theft accusations made by Waymo against Uber has been told by his bosses to start talking or pick up his pink slips.…

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America's drone owner database grounded: FAA rules blown out of sky

Fri, 2017-05-19 20:17
And how about that $3m in registration fees, hm?

A US federal appeals court has struck down rules requiring recreational drones and other model aircraft to be registered with America's aviation watchdog, the FAA – but left in place airspace restrictions affecting drones in the Washington, DC area.…

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Wondering why the office is so productive? Yep, Twitter's knackered

Fri, 2017-05-19 19:33
Meanwhile, Vine may have leaked your email, phone number – oops

Twitter has spent much of the day tackling gremlins in its systems that have left loads of users unable to access parts of the jibber-jabber service.…

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After stiffing us with Trump, Weiner 'fesses to underage cock shot rot

Fri, 2017-05-19 18:48
'I have a sickness,' former politician notices while facing two years in chokey

Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner has finally realized what the rest of the world has known for some time.…

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Formation Data Systems? More like formatted data systems: Upstart shuts down

Fri, 2017-05-19 18:29
Ambitious storage startup halts after setting fire to cash

Startup Formation Data Systems has shuttered its operations, we're told. Sources familiar with the matter said it closed down on May 16.…

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Comodo database glitch causes billing problems

Fri, 2017-05-19 16:36
Enter the snag-dragon

Updated While the rest of the world had its eyes firmly on the WannaCrypt outbreak, digital certificate firm Comodo suffered an unrelated but protracted database problem that affected its billing systems.…

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They grow up so fast! Veeam Availability Suite reaches the tenth grade

Fri, 2017-05-19 16:19
Now run along and play with your new friends

Veeam has issued the tenth version of its Availability Suite backup and restore product, saying it offers a wider-ranging data protection environment than ever before.…

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Biz overlords need to give a stuff about what they're told by IT crowd

Fri, 2017-05-19 16:03
Data breaches smack bottom line, cautions survey

Companies that suffer a data breach can expect to see their share price fall by five per cent and watch two to three per cent of customers take their business elsewhere.…

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Who loves tapas? Of course you do. What about storage tapas?

Fri, 2017-05-19 15:29
Well, here are some plates full of bite-sized news anyway

For this round-up of storage news we start with Data Gravity and Veeam, move on to a McLaren super car crash, and pass through company news, some customer wins, news snippets and on to people moves.…

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Dell kills botched BIOS update that murdered punters' PCs

Fri, 2017-05-19 15:17
'Call our tech support... have you tried turning it on and off again?'

Dell has finally 'fessed up about the BIOS update that borked some customers PCs, and advised punters to do what many have tried so far without any success – contact its tech troubleshooters for resolution.…

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Crooks use WannaCrypt hysteria as hook for BT-branded phishing emails

Fri, 2017-05-19 15:03
Confusingly, ISPs are also sending out genuine warnings

Scoundrels have latched on to the WannaCrypt outbreak as a theme for scam emails. Coincidentally some consumers are receiving seemingly genuine warnings from their ISPs related to suspected infection during last week's worldwide ransomware outbreak.…

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Blighty's buying another 17 F-35s, confirms the American government

Fri, 2017-05-19 14:44
All F-35Bs for the Navy – but, oddly, isn't set in stone

The UK will buy a grand total of 17 F-35B fighter jets between 2020 and 2022 – and acquiring the A model of the supersonic stealth fighter hasn’t been ruled out.…

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Ur dumped lol: Folk may be able to leave mobile contracts via text

Fri, 2017-05-19 14:28
It's not me, it's you. Ofcom proposes new switching regime

It's considered a cold way to end most relationships, but customers may soon be able to consciously uncouple from their mobile providers by simply sending a text.…

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Huawei spied, Federal jury finds

Fri, 2017-05-19 14:23
Tappy the robot is a Happy robot

A jury has agreed that Huawei committed industrial espionage in United States, ordering the Chinese giant to pay $4.8m in damages.…

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London City airport swaps control tower for digital cameras

Fri, 2017-05-19 14:04
Augmented reality drone detection, all the way from Hampshire

London’s City airport is replacing its air traffic control tower with zoomable cameras worked from a base in Hampshire, according to reports.…

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