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Protestors in Los Angeles force ICANN board out of hiding over .org sale – for a brief moment, at least

6 hours 21 min ago
DNS overseer accepts 35,000-signature petition... and then runs away

It was only going to be one rogue member, then it wasn’t happening at all, and then the entire board of DNS overseer ICANN emerged from the organization’s headquarters into Los Angeles, blinking in the bright sun, to accept a 35,000-signature petition from those opposed the sale of the .org registry.…

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Why so glum, VMware? It's Friday. Oh, is it this $235m patent infringement invoice from Densify? Too bad, so sad

Fri, 2020-01-24 23:36
Virtualization giant hit with massive tech blueprint verdict

VMware is set to find itself a little lighter in the wallet after losing a nearly quarter-billion dollar patent-infringement case.…

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Curse of Boeing continues: Now a telly satellite it built may explode, will be pushed up to 500km from geo orbit

Fri, 2020-01-24 23:16
DirecTV's Spaceway-1 to head off into the void before its batteries detonate

AT&T’s satellite telly service DirecTV will push one of its birds beyond its geostationary orbit – before it has a chance to explode into a million pieces.…

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Everyone loves our new desktop web search design so much – the one with ads that look like links – that we're tweaking it, says Google

Fri, 2020-01-24 20:54
Unpopular opinion: Adverts are a bit more distinct with this new style, but OK, internet, you win

Google is under fire this week for rolling out a new design for its desktop web search results in which advertisements and normal links look almost the same.…

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Microsoft puts away the Catnip: Windows Insiders community app axed due to 'technical limitations'

Fri, 2020-01-24 20:01
Pretty much the most exciting thing to come out of Fast Ring Build 19551

Microsoft ended the week with a fresh build of Windows 10 and, slightly worryingly, the killing of a Progressive Web App (PWA) project "due to some technical limitations."…

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Atlassian anticipates $1.6bn total revenue for fiscal 2020 as subscriptions make it rain

Fri, 2020-01-24 19:00
Can you hear the cloudy cash registers ringing?

Atlassian, continued its march into megabucks territory with a 37 per cent year-on-year rise in revenues for the quarter as subscriptions led the way.…

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Microsoft previews Visual Studio update with added Linux love, many new features

Fri, 2020-01-24 18:00
Develop on Windows, deploy to Linux: an increasingly common pattern

Microsoft's second preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.5, freshly flung out this week, has better Linux support for C++ developers and also includes a new designer for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).…

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2015-member database floats off through breach in Royal Yachting Association's hull

Fri, 2020-01-24 17:12
Change your passwords, ye scurvy-free non-landlubbers

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has told members that "an unauthorised party" may have pilfered a database containing personal information from 2015.…

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Well, well, well. Internet-of-Things speaker biz Sonos to continue software support for legacy gear after all

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:18
Users can still run old and new kit on same network, for now

Sonos has said it will continue to support legacy products, in an apparent reversal of a statement made earlier this week.…

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This episode of Black Mirror sucks: London cops boast that facial-recog creepycams will be on the streets this year

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:56
Here's what Met top brass told the press this morning

In depth London's Metropolitan Police is to start routinely deploying facial-recognition tech across the English capital despite legal and public opinion challenges, the force declared this morning.…

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Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:59
'Its life doesn't have to end!'

More than 10 years on from its campaign to persuade users to dump Windows 7 for a non-proprietary alternative, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off a petition to urge Microsoft to open-source the recently snuffed software.…

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Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:25
From Screw you, Brits... to Up yours, Delors...

Perhaps predictably, Apple has hit out against the European Parliament's renewed calls for a common charging standard. Its battle call? "It'll stifle our profits innovation."…

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It's a jungle out there when it comes to conservation tech – but there's a cloud for that

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:37
Courtesy of Species360 (not a move by Microsoft into the zoology space)

Is your team flinging poo at visitors to your business? There's a cloud for that – as long as those doing the flinging are literal monkeys.…

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It's good to talk: Union says IBM failed to consult system support techies as Scottish Power contract nears end

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:57
TUPE or not TUPE? That is the question. Unison calls on lawyers ahead of 30 June D-Day

IBMers who provide tech services to ScottishPower have voted "overwhelmingly" for industrial action in a consultative ballot over deepening uncertainty surrounding their jobs.…

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Clunk, whirr, buzz, whine. Shared office space can be a riot and sounds like one too

Fri, 2020-01-24 10:30
And what about my buttocks, eh?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? It's that hum in the office. It's getting to me.…

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When world+dog has a data platform too, Cloudera has to stand out before next new shiny distracts investors

Fri, 2020-01-24 09:15
Hadoop slinger's big bet joins list of rivals doing the same thing

When Hadoop distributor Cloudera marked a year since it signed off its merger with rival Hortonworks with the appointment of a new CEO, it was hardly a glowing endorsement of the strategy so far.…

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Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer

Fri, 2020-01-24 08:15
Polishing balls for mates is no way to make a living

On Call Welcome to an On Call with a difference. Today The Register retells a story familiar to all too many readers: "You know about computers, right?"…

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Rockstar dev debate reopens: Hero programmers do exist, do all the work, do chat a lot – and do need love and attention from project leaders

Fri, 2020-01-24 06:58
Some engineers are just better than others... at being noticed

The idea that some software developers matter more to coding projects than others is controversial, particularly among open source projects were community cohesion and participation can suffer if contributors are not treated fairly.…

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Amazing peer-reviewed AI bots that predict premature births were too good to be true: Flawed testing bumped accuracy from 50% to 90%+

Fri, 2020-01-24 06:03
'These models should not go into clinical practice at all,' academic tells El Reg

A surprising number of peer-reviewed premature-birth-predicting machine-learning systems are nowhere near as accurate as first thought, according to a new study.…

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Russian super-crook behind $20m internet fraud den Cardplanet and malware-exchange forum pleads guilty

Fri, 2020-01-24 04:40
Now 29-year-old faces years in the clink after long battle to bring him to justice

A 29-year-old Russian scumbag has admitted masterminding the Cardplanet underworld marketplace as well as a second forum for elite fraudsters.…

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