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  • China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets

    Huawei breathing creepily down Apple's neck

    Huawei is breathing over Apple's shoulder as Chinese brands make inroads into Western smartphone markets.…

  • 'The internet is slow'... How to keep users happy, get more work done

    Get the basics right

    IT services are rubbish. It’s a fact of life – or at least it is in the eyes of the average user. Of course the nature of IT is that you get far more negative feedback than you do positive: you seldom get people calling the IT service desk to say: “Hey, my webmail is superb today”. But people wouldn’t be phoning if everything was working as the users want it to.…

  • Euro Patent Office staff warns board of internal rule changes

    King Battistelli is at it again

    The central staff committee of the European Patent Office has sent a letter to the organization's board warning it of proposed changes that would further undermine their rights.…

  • ™ SAP deal papers over SaaS fail

    Emptoris procurement product is being taken behind the shed just five years after acquisition

    IBM and SAP last week shared a stage and delivered the ShinyHappy™ news that the two are throwing their respective Watson and Leonardo artificial intelligences at “cognitive procurement solutions that redefine the source-to-settle process.”…

  • Mouse sperm kept frozen in SPAAAAACE yields healthy pups

    Astronaut reproduction could be possible one day, boffins reckon

    Japanese scientists say reproducing in space could be possible one day, after preserved mouse spermatozoa kept on the International Space Station resulted in healthy offspring.…

  • Go ahead, stage a hackathon. But pray it doesn't work too well

    Are you ready for an idea from the playground to challenge your organisation?

    OPINION Fidget spinners may be the biggest thing since the yo-yo, but they can’t hold a candle to the latest fad to sweep the business world: hackathons.…

  • AppDynamics wants to get into 'business-aware infrastructure'

    Customers fleeing your e-store before buying? Your data centre should know how to respond

    AppDynamics wants to get into the wonderful world of policy-driven infrastructure automation, so that your data centre can respond when your applications deliver a less-than-stellar customer experience.…

  • EU security think tank ENISA looks for IoT security, can't find any

    Proposes baseline security spec, plus stickers to prove thing-makers have complied

    European network and infosec agency ENISA has taken a look at Internet of Things security, and doesn't much like what it sees.…

  • Russian raids sweep up 20 malware scum

    Cron job aborted after crims scoop ₽50m and share it to 6,000 bank accounts

    The Russian Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of 20 people following raids related to a malware campaign dubbed “Cron” which had been emptying victims' bank accounts.…

  • 'Tabby's Star' intrigues astro-boffins with brief 'dimming event'

    Is it comets? Or aliens? Astronomers want your help to figure out this cosmic riddle

    Astronomers worldwide are scrambling a worldwide effort to capture as many images of the famous “Tabby's Star” (also known as Boyajian's Star), which has abruptly entered a dimming phase.…

  • PayPal peed off about Pandora's 'P' being mistaken for its 'PP'

    PayPal says Pandora can't make cash without cashing in on its fame

    LOGOWATCH LEGAL PayPal has filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora, alleging that the latter's stylised single “P” logo is so similar to the payment company's “PP” logo that it's designed to get punters confusing the two.…

  • Amazon Drive bans rclone storage client

    Presence of encrypted keys in source code runs afoul of rules

    Last week, Amazon Web Services banned rclone, an open source cloud storage client application, from accessing Amazon Drive, inconveniencing hundreds or possibly thousands of people using the software.…

  • Chinese e-tailer beats Amazon to the skies with one-ton delivery drones

    Bezos fumes as US bureaucracy holds his drone fleet back

    JD.com, China's largest online retailer, has announced it is beginning trials of a new delivery drone capable of carrying a ton of cargo to rural Chinese customers.…

  • Bankrupt school ITT pleads 'don't let Microsoft wipe our cloud data!'

    Define irony: For-profit school wants unpaid bill forgiven

    The estate of bankrupt US trade school ITT Technical Institutes is today asking a court to stop Microsoft from erasing its cloud data.…

  • House GOP takes crack at ISP privacy bill

    US lawmakers try to clear up FTC control over data collection

    The US Representatives who just weeks ago repealed privacy rules for ISPs now want to enact a new set of restrictions.…

  • Emissions cheating detection shines light on black box code

    But boffins say better tools are needed to nab scofflaws

    Researchers analyzing the emissions defeat devices found in automobiles made by the Volkswagen Group and Chrysler Fiat Automobiles have developed a way to test software for misbehavior, but they caution that lack of visibility into programming code could pose a challenge for regulators.…

  • Google leak-hunting team put under unwelcome spotlight

    Lawsuit reveals ominous warnings from former government special agent

    "If you're considering sharing confidential information to a reporter – or to anyone externally – for the love of all that's Googley, please reconsider! Not only could it cost you your job, but it also betrays the values that makes us a community."…

  • Gravitational waves permanently change spacetime, say astroboffins

    'Orphan memory' could unlock more secrets hidden in our universe

    A team of physicists has proposed a new idea about gravitational waves that will allow other researchers to find more exotic objects in space.…

  • New York Attorney General settles with Bluetooth lock maker over insecurity claims

    One down, at least seven more to go

    Computer-controlled locks are some of the more popular Internet of Things devices making it into the home, and in the first settlement of its kind, the New York Attorney General has reached an agreement with a manufacturer to make them more secure against hackers.…

  • Supreme Court closes court-shopping loophole for patent trolls

    Things are about to get very quiet in Eastern Texas

    The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could block patent-holding firms from seeking out friendly courts to hear their infringement claims.…

  • Scheming copyright scam lawyer John Steele disbarred in Illinois

    Justice coming for Prenda Law

    Notorious copyright troll and scammer John Steele of Prenda Law has been disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court.…

  • SSD price premium over disk faaaalling

    Updated IDC SSD forecast sees 44 per cent capacity CAGR 2016-2021

    The general solid state drive price premium over disk should decline from 6.6x now to 2.2x in 2021, according to new IDC numbers.…

  • Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

    He just smiled and gave me... er, a copy of the Ts and Cs

    Vegemite is trying to hijack Australian airline Qantas's public competition to name its new airliners.…

  • IBM man goes deep on why they're all shiny OpenCAPI people

    More details emerge at HPC powwow in Switzerland

    HPC Blog IBM gave the audience a deeper dive into the OpenCAPI initiative and hardware at the recently concluded HPC Advisory Council annual meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.…

  • 7 NSA hack tool wielding follow-up worm oozes onto scene: Hello, no need for any phish!

    Why can't you be like a cheerful HHGTTG dolphin overlord?

    Miscreants have created a strain of malware that targets the same vulnerability as the infamous WannaCrypt worm.…

  • Pioneer Kodi plug-in unplugs

    Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs

    Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…

  • €1m

    Thanks WannaCrypt... Hey, about our new security budget. Oh, you've cut it

    Salaries for chief information security officers (CISOs) at leading European firms have hit €1m (£850,000) as the threat of data breaches grows, City AM reports.…

  • – reports

    Share price slump sees a certain door opening early

    Ford has reportedly invited its CEO to leave following a slump in share prices which some media reports pin on the US auto maker’s shift from focusing on cars to tech.…

  • Uncle Sam drags feet on govt data center cull

    Not enough agencies tightening their belts, say auditors

    US government agencies are falling behind on their plans to consolidate data center facilities to cut IT costs.…

  • SoftBank-Saudi fund raises world's biggest tech pot at $93bn

    AI, robotics fund definitely won't trigger the singularity *twitch*

    The world's biggest tech fund backed by Japan's SoftBank Group has raised $93bn (£71bn) which it intends to plough into AI and robotics.…

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