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Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/samsung_galaxy_z_flip_trivial_to_scratch/

6 hrs ago

As in, it's easy to damage despite spiel

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Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/neural_net_asteroids/

10 hrs ago

And also, crucial point, the software may be wrong and we'll never be released by these angels of death

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It is with a heavy heart we must inform you, once again, folks are accidentally spilling thousands of sensitive pics, records onto the internet

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/roundup_feb14_2020/

10 hrs ago

Roundup Plus: Iranians accused of hacking IT service providers to get at their customers

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Early adopters delighted as Microsoft pulls plug on Mobile Backend as a Service. Haha, only joking – they're fuming

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/microsoft_shuts_down_mobile_backend_as_a_service/

10 hrs ago

'Horrible news' for invested devs

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SpaceX's next Starlink volley remains stuck on Earth to glee of astronomers everywhere

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/space_roundup/

10 hrs ago

Roundup Plus: Did NASA just accidentally give the game away?

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Please check your data: A self-driving car dataset failed to label hundreds of pedestrians, thousands of vehicles

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/self_driving_car_dataset/

10 hrs ago

Roundup Plus: Trump budget favors AI, 'patent troll' backs down, and CEO quits amid sex pest claims

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying solar panel: BAE Systems' satellite alternative makes maiden flight in Oz

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/bae_systems_phasa_35_maiden_flight/

10 hrs ago

Spindly thing claimed to stay airborne for a year with 15kg payload

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Microsoft's coding for noobs hits 1.0, decompiling to C# in Visual Studio, and Windows 10X makes its debut... on Mac

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/microsoft_roundup/

10 hrs ago

Roundup Also: No HoloLens 2 at Barcelona

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Windows 10 version 1809 will reach end of support in May 2020

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/17/windows-10-version-1809-will-reach-end-of-support-in-may-2020/

10 hrs ago

Microsoft dropped support for the popular Windows 7 operating system as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020 except for business and Enterprise customers who pay the company for extended […]

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Open in Browser is a Firefox extension that opens PDFs, images directly instead of downloading them

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/17/open-in-browser-is-a-firefox-extension-that-opens-documents-and-images-directly/

10 hrs ago

Firefox as you know, has built-in support for viewing some document formats like TXT, PDF, XML and image formats. But sometimes you get a download dialog open up, instead of the content […]

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OnTopper is a lightweight always-on-top Windows app

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/17/ontopper-is-a-lightweight-always-on-top-windows-app/

20 hrs ago

Tiny programs have a special place in my heard; you can check out our list of great 100K or less applications that I created back in 2010 as a good start to […]

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Alternate File Shredder is an open source file shredder for Windows

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/17/alternate-file-shredder-is-an-open-source-file-shredder-for-windows/

20 hrs ago

It is always a good idea to securely erase your hard drive before disposing it, and especially so if you want to give it away  You can do that with a tool […]

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Everything OK down there in the Oracle trench? Good. Big Red has a cloud-based data science platform for you

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/oracle_data_science_platform/

21 hrs ago

Good hook if you're already all-in. Oh, and there's an elephant in the room: full Hadoop implementation

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C'mon SPARCky, it's just an admin utility update. What could possibly go wrong?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/17/who_me/

22 hrs ago

Now, where was I? [tappity tap] ... BALLS!

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Cloud computing helps push big pay increases

https://www.zdnet.com/video/cloud-computing-helps-push-big-pay-increases/

24 hrs ago

Cloud computing changes the priorities for hiring managers, who are looking for skills in managing tech projects.

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Google Cloud cuts jobs in restructure, despite growth

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-cloud-cuts-jobs-in-restructure-despite-growth/

yesterday

Google trims Google Cloud headcount as it refocuses on international markets.

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How the US-China trade is felt stateside: FPGA stalwart Xilinx trims workforce after lucrative Huawei sales pipe blocked

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/16/xilinx_job_losses/

yesterday

'A combination of losing Huawei and slower than anticipated ramp in 5G'

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How the US-China trade war is felt stateside: Xilinx trims workforce after lucrative Huawei sales pipe blocked

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/16/xilinx_job_cuts_huawei/

yesterday

'A combination of losing Huawei and slower than anticipated ramp in 5G'

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Google burns down more than 500 private-data-stealing, ad-defrauding Chrome extensions installed by 1.7m netizens

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/14/500_chrome_extensions_removed/

2 days ago

Malvertising campaign makes big bucks for online criminals

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