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Microsoft sees the world has moved on, cranks OneDrive file size upload limit from 15GB to more useful 100GB

Thu, 2020-07-02 17:01
Hunting for the right file is the 'bane to anyone's productivity' allegedly

Microsoft is rolling out a swathe of updates to OneDrive, increasing the upload file limit for the cloudy bit barn from 15GB to 100GB.…

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UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

Thu, 2020-07-02 16:00
Surprise! The UK has been shut out of an EU-led project

From the department of "chickens coming home to roost" is news that the European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded prime contracts for the next six Copernicus missions, and the UK has missed out.…

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Purism's quest against Intel's Management Engine black box CPU now comes in 14 inches

Thu, 2020-07-02 15:15
Privacy-focused Librem 14 laptop available for pre-order

Purism, a San Francisco social purpose company that emphasises privacy and free software, today flung out its latest notebook: the Librem 14.…

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Last chance to grab a Pixel 3A off Google's UK store with 4A successor around the corner

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:31
Plus: Apple declares first-gen Retina MacBook Pro 'obsolete'

Google has discontinued its hugely popular Pixel 3A and 3A XL mid-range smartphones. While the device will continue to receive updates for the foreseeable, the Chocolate Factory has no plans to produce more units.…

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UN warns of global e-waste wave as amount of gadgets dumped jumps 21% in 5 years

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:01
Record 53.6 million tonnes produced last year - that's 7.3kg per person on the planet

The United Nations is sounding the alarm on increasing levels of e-waste, with 2019 producing a record 53.6 million tonnes of the stuff: an increase of 21 per cent in just the past five years.…

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Not such a DRaaS-tic action, buying into cloud-based disaster recovery in times like these: VMware to swallow Datrium

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:30
Undisclosed amount of money to change hands

VMware is buying Datrium, a business that started out in the cut-throat world of HCI and then switched to disaster recovery in the cloud.…

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Cisco SMB kit harbors cross-site scripting bug: One wrong link click... and that's your router pwned remotely

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:00
VPN gear vulnerable to remote hijackings

Cisco has patched a cross-site scripting vulnerability in two VPN routers it sells to small businesses and branch offices.…

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Consumer orgs ask world's competition watchdogs: Are you really going to let Google walk off with all Fitbit's data?

Thu, 2020-07-02 12:15
It's like the Chocolate Factory isn't dominant enough already

Twenty consumer and citizen rights groups have published an open letter [PDF] urging regulators to pay closer attention to Google parent Alphabet's planned acquisition of Fitbit.…

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Microsoft takes tweaking tongs to Windows 10's Start Menu once again

Thu, 2020-07-02 11:30
Icon backgrounds banished, but some Insiders may have to wait for new toys

Microsoft has unveiled a long-teased update to the Windows 10 Start Menu for its loyal fans... or at least some of them.…

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Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors

Thu, 2020-07-02 10:45
Amendment aimed to push back introduction to 2023/24, but it'll go ahead as planned next year

MPs have voted against an amendment to the Finance Bill which set out to delay changes to IR35 legislation for off-payroll working, a subject close to the heart of many IT contractors.…

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No one can compete with Google... unless it opens its click-and-query data to rivals, says UK markets watchdog

Thu, 2020-07-02 10:00
Sharing's caring

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has proposed that Google should open its click-and-query data up to rival search engines to help them improve search algorithms and properly compete with the web giant.…

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Scala contributor: Open source and diversity key to tackling dev skills shortage

Thu, 2020-07-02 09:15
'If diversity is not important to you, then at least you might care about the bottom line'

Open Source Summit Diversity and open source can help fix the software developer skills gap, argued Scala contributor and Carnegie Mellon Assistant Professor Heather Miller in a keynote talk at the virtual Open Source Summit North America.…

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Well bork me sideways: A railway ticket machine lies down for a little Windoze

Thu, 2020-07-02 08:30
Southampton Central: 'Old fashioned', 'tired', and now... borked

Bork!Bork!Bork! Today's addition to the encyclopaedia of borkage comes courtesy of some digital signage sat next to ticket machines in the fair city of Southampton, UK.…

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Remember that black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth? Scientists queue up to say it may not exist after all

Thu, 2020-07-02 07:03
This year is just one disappointment after another, eh?

The black hole thought to be nearest to Earth – a mere 1,000 or so light years away – may not exist at all, more than a dozen scientists have warned.…

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It's a tough time for digital transformation in the financial services world – but fret not, there’s help at hand

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:00
Find out how to weather the storm – tune in online here this month

Webcast The financial services world has had a tough decade. From a global financial crisis to an uptick in regulation to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and possibly yet another financial crisis off the back of that, it’s no wonder the sector is often seen as traditionally slow to digitally transform. With everything else going on, it often feels like there’s simply no time.…

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The Moon certainly ain't made of cheese but it may be made of more metal than previously thought, sensor shows

Thu, 2020-07-02 02:43
There's iron in them hills, maybe

The latest measurements from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) suggest the Moon contains more metal than previously thought.…

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Happy privacy action day in California: If you don't have 'Do not sell my information' in your website footer, you need to read this story right now

Wed, 2020-07-01 23:06
Golden State AG prepares crackdown

Today is the first day that California will start enforcing its new data privacy law, so if your website doesn’t have a “Do not sell my personal information” link in, say, the footer, you may soon regret it.…

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I was screwed over by Cisco managers who enforced India's caste hierarchy in US HQ, claims senior engineer

Wed, 2020-07-01 20:52
Techie sues, says he was snubbed due to Dalit ancestry, HR ignored complaints

A senior engineer working at Cisco headquarters in Silicon Valley claims he was mistreated by coworkers and managers because of his Indian caste status – and that HR ignored his complaints about the matter.…

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'90s retro resurrection PowerToys hits 0.19, bringing raft of fixes and a final flash from the desktop

Wed, 2020-07-01 19:01
Stability gains for Windows-fiddling throwback

Microsoft has freshened up its PowerToys preview with a 0.19 release aimed at making things a bit more stable.…

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Hats off to the brave 7%ers who dived into the Windows 10 May 2020 Update within a month of release

Wed, 2020-07-01 17:59
Still outstanding issues but gaining ground faster than previous efforts

The Windows 10 2004 rollout is moving a little quicker than the last major update to Microsoft's OS.…

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