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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Youth culture and the iron-cladding of backsides

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

BREXIT 'It’s completely unclear where this leaves us in Britain'

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Home Office ignores plight of BA techies as job offshoring looms

Trade union hand-delivered letters of protest, to no avail

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Patriotic Brits rush into streets to celebrate… National Cream Tea Day

Country spreads itself with jam - but no whipped cream

Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere

Tor pedos torpedo privacy

Mangstor bursts its buffers

Xerox names new chief

$70m bid for Rightside

NASCAR team red-flagged by ransomware attack

Sprinters pay up to unlock data

Special delivery: Activists drop 100,000 net neutrality complaints on FCC

Wheeler gets flooded with gripes about zero-rating

Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

Brexit Brexit buggeration, part 42

NVMe fabric array flasher gets top Tosh flash

Apeiron certifies unannounced Toshiba NVMe SSDs

Disco, Pogs, and the Microsoft Surface 3

Name three things that are dead

Violin goes for reverse stock split

Stockholder approval looks to be a formality but market capitalization issue remains

Sliced your submarine cable? Fill in this paperwork

FCC approves rules that make itself more important

Thinking of using multiple clouds? Don't do it, stick with us says AWS CEO

'Every tier-one country will have an AWS region' – but analyst says other providers are catching up

SPC says up yours to DataCore

One of three SPC-1 benchmark results withdrawn

Thunder struck: Apple kills off display line

Curse of the Cupertino peripheral strikes again

Brexit government pledge sought to keep EU-backed UK science alive

BREXIT 'Poor man of Europe' warning from Digital Science chief

EU GDPR compliance still a thing for UK firms even after Brexit

BREXIT Leaving doesn't get you out of commitments

'Leave EU means...' WHAT?! Britons ask Google after results declared

BREXIT Post-poll wake up

Dev boss: What will Microsoft do with Windows 10 Mobile? Surprise – it's for work!

'Surface phone' will have challenging app gap

Don't laugh: Ofcom's a model for post-Brexit Europe

BREXIT Telco regulation done right? We can show how

Brit startup adds intelligent search to Amazon storage

Real-time access to public cloud storage

Oracle: Cloud-first for 12.2 update – on-prem world will have to wait

You'll eat Larry's fluffy white stuff and enjoy it

Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

BREXIT 'It’s completely unclear where this leaves us in Britain'

Gartner: Brexit to wipe $4.6bn off tech spending in Blighty

BREXIT And as for currency volatility: there will be price rises

Brexit and data protection: A period of shock and reflection

BREXIT Let's all take a moment to catch our breath

Look into our network, not around our network... you're under

Negev desert foxes aim to outwit hackers

Things ain't what they used to be... Find out how at The Reg Lecture

IoT prof will open your mind, and maybe even connect it

Vendors suspend tech orders as Brexit slaps Brit pound

BREXIT Customer uncertainty, short term pain predicted, will be no jam tomorrow

Technology shares slide with Brexit vote, except ARM

BREXIT Cambridge firm: Our earnings are outside EU

Patriotic Brits rush into streets to celebrate… National Cream Tea Day

Country spreads itself with jam - but no whipped cream

PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

BREXIT Rueful Remainer or Shy Leaver? Let us know

I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Youth culture and the iron-cladding of backsides

Home Office ignores plight of BA techies as job offshoring looms

Trade union hand-delivered letters of protest, to no avail

Mandarins plotted to water down EU data protection regs

Exclusive Moving to ensure grip on citizen data even before we voted Leave

Ericsson: 5G migration won't be a terrifying slog. No. We have ‘plug-ins’

Analysis Perfect for finding MIMO... and also RAN

Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere

Tor pedos torpedo privacy

LIGO team may have found dark matter

Not betting the house, but it's plausible, boffins say

Juniper preps global policy manager for OpenContrail

'Project Ukai' would automate multi-region cloudy config

Arista-scat! possible import ban looms after US ITC decision

Infringed three out of five Cisco patents

Objective-C can fly the COOP, says subversive at Microsoft Research

Redmond offers hardening ideas to Cupertino

Australia's Defence Department tips AU$12M to seat spies with students

'Unusual' pairing hopes to attract new hacking blood

Genes take a shot at rebooting after death

Have you tried turning it off, and turning it back on again?

Israeli researcher fans fears: here's another way to cross the airgap

'Fansmitter', a cool way to steal passwords

Holy Crap! Bloke finishes hand-built CPU project!

The Mega Processor is done... er, like we ever doubted it

Nazi witch-hunt ends with fierce judgment

Boards of Appeal excoriates EPO president over threats

No software changes needed to use E8's screaming fast arrays

Backgrounder NVMe fabric-attached all-flash array coming in August with 10 million 4K IOPS

Let's Encrypt in trademark drama

Comodo lays claim to cert authority's moniker

Surveillance, interrogation and threats: Behind the Nest witch-hunt

National Labor Relations Board releases details of employee's complaint

Opera cries foul over Microsoft Edge power-slurping claims

Begun, the browser battery wars have

Are DataCore's SPC benchmarks unfair?

Storage Architect Rivals cry foul over server figures

Google beefs up Fiber with Webpass gobble

Chocolate Factory kills any doubts about its national ISP intentions

From Watson Jr to Watson AI: IBM's changed, and Papa Watson wouldn't approve

The customer and staff company is no more

Physicists build simulator, hope to stand up beautiful Standard Model

Particles, antiparticles and putting meat on bones of theory

Raspberry Pi 3 tops SBC poll for self-brew hackers and Linux folk

Mmm, lovely fresh new Pi

Pull on your branded rival T-shirt, it's time to party with Nutanix

We're all trying to make hyperconvergence happen. But who's going to win?

In brave new 5G world, data centres are pizza boxes... or football fields

OPFVN 2016 Software, software, software... some hardware

BlackBerry's turnaround stalls

Software bet looks great, but Priv apathy taxes the bookkeepers

Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

Oh, we'll also shares our beach towels, be nice to your Royals and dump frothy beer

Ho hum, yet another storage startup. But, but, we're objectively different, yell newbies

Comment Different doesn't always = good, but baby steps

Deploying software every day is... actually... OK – what devs tell their real-life friends

But does running Win2003 make you a high-performer?

Grappling with the future? Sometimes the answer is simpler than you think

PROMO Industry experts hyper converge on Berlin, Tuesday 12 July

Huawei: Come 2017, we'll also deal in pure, uncut software

OPNFV Summit But box biz will take a long time to die, says chief cloud architect

Utah sheriffs blow $10,000 on smut-sniffing Labrador

Beehive state sends in the dogs to tackle porno public health crisis

Considerate CTERA comes running to tell us of a Nasuni outage

Nasuni CEO: First outage in 3 years of this system being live

Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

Listen up people, want to appear in our stores or website? Cough

Late night smartphone use makes women go blind

London doctors warn of perils of in-bed, one-eye watching

Linux's NFV crew: Operators keen to ditch clunky networks, be 'cool' like, er, Facebook

OPNFV Summit Moving as fast as embiggened bods can shift

Put storage inside the individual hosts of a virtual cluster? You're CRAZY... Like a fox

Sysadmin blog Our man Trev thinks 2016 is hyperconvergence's year

No contract protected against the risk of bid-rigging, says expert

In procurement? Read this

HDS goes hyper with its latest pile of converged IT Lego blocks

Entry-level box joined by new hyper-converged product

Revive revived: Oculus DRM push shattered as DIY devs strike back

Homebrew movement counters update with gift to pirates

US committee green-lights CRISPR-Cas9 human cancer cell trials

Genetics builder and breakers hope to bolster treatments

Dutch court says BREIN should get e-book uploaders' names

It's 2016 and Usenet providers are still being used sued

Queensland creep cops charged with snooping through police records

Aussie bikini model had file accessed 1,435 times

Fat-thumbed a BGP entry? Relax, now your pain has a name

RFC gives route leaks names, to help netops explain why traffic goes missing

Tor onion hardening will be tear-inducing for feds

Onion rings get more scrambled

Secure Islands digested, Redmond pushes out DLP tool

Adding more lock-down to Azure data

What do Tor, Tails and Caddy have in common? Mozilla bucks

Latest round of MOSS cash splashed

Libarchive needs patching again

Input validation bugs in 7zip, mtree and Rar handlers

Zuck covers up mic and cam pickup because sharing isn't always good

Instagram PR pic poses interesting questions

Supermassive black hole devours star and becomes X-ray flashlight

The sleeping giant wakes up hungry

Mobile phone app replaces Congressional TV as Democrats stage sit-in

C-SPAN rebroadcasts Periscope feed after cameras turned off

FTC dings InMobi ad network for tracking world+dog

What's your privacy worth? A few cents, apparently

US Senate strikes down open-access FBI hacking warrant by just one honest vote

Fourth Amendment plays second fiddle to the Second

77 per cent ignore company social media policies

And they're probably right to

Datrium adds insane mode to boost speed

Will add replication and capacity next year to its single box Netshelf

Open letter from EPO staff pleads with country reps to fire president

Update King Battistelli faces ousting from his subjects

Microsoft hops onboard bonk-to-pay bandwagon

Windows Mobile gets support for NFC payments

Google enlists Microsoft VoIP partner to unseat Office 365+Skype

RingCentral in the middle

Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

When Android goes proprietary, everyone will need a Plan B

Speaking in Tech: We don't need Jack – sound off on Apple rumours


One place to inhale all cloud: Apache Libcloud 1.0 now available

Interoperability, hallelujah

Dell tempts hordes with MASSIVE DISCOUNTS on PCs

By massive we mean, er, not very big at all...

Happy Mappiversary, Ordnance Survey

Two retro treats for you, cartofans

It's all fun and games until someone loses a rack

HPC Blog Student cluster configurations stretch imagination, credulity

Kaminario 'shelves' future. Between you and NVMe, it could get flashy

Analysis Fabricating array structure for more compute, storage separation

Why you should Vote Remain: Bananas, bathwater and babies

Comment Better the devil EU know?

Holy kittens! YouTube screens go blank

Google dispatches monkeys

Shareholders rubber-stamp Ingram Micro $6bn sale to Chinese firm

Execs and directors post deal payout of $126m gets thumbs up too

Astroboffins find first 'wind nebula' around rare 'magnetar' star

No it's not Michael Fassbender getting flatulent

Parliament is building a new website – and it doesn't want GDS anywhere near it

'Constitutionally incompatible' to get the digi-bods to do it

NHS advertises for digital director at £131k

A Reg expert would sort them out, right? Paging Simon now...

Datastax comes for Oracle's lunch with new graph database release

Co-founder: I think graph is going to be big

Israeli cybersecurity boom 'sustainable', argues industry’s father

Israel cyber week Pipelines are improving but discrimination is still a problem

Wanted: New cloudy head for 37 hour week, £90k salary

Digi Marketplace director role looks so arduous. Any takers? Bueller?

Stuxnet was the opening shot of decades of non-stop cyber warfare

'Packets don't wear uniforms', says Atlantic Council fellow

Professor slams digital efforts of 'website-obsessed' government

Data, platforms, agility, users... buzzwords

Three non-obvious reasons to Vote Leave on the 23rd

Comment How I stopped being an avoidnik and got off the fence

Police ICT Company head: Eat your cloud, cops, it's good for you

Let's put body-worn camera footage in the white'n'fluffy stuff, says Martin Wyke

Hacker, Bromium donate $30,000 in bug bounty cash to charity

Ormandy's win is Amnesty International's windfall

Intel still chip, chip, chippin' away at the European Commission's anti-trust fine

AMD's complaint: sweet sixteen, never been nixed

Who'll guard your personal data post-Brexit?

Regulatory arbitrage and data flows

Fedora 24 is here. Go ahead – dive in

Review The complete package?

Dr Craig Wright lodges 51 blockchain patents with Blighty IP office

EITC Holdings sources promise hundreds more to follow

Boffins map Netflix's Open Connect CDN

Six continents, 233 locations, thousands of servers

Clouds rain revenue on Adobe's business

Q2 2016 ahead of 2015 by 20 per cent

Musk's Tesla to buy Musk's SolarCity for US$2.8 billion

Elon? Yes, Elon? Would you like to buy my business? Sure, Elon, name your price

Maine town plans to become 'Gigabit Island'

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...

Carbonite online backup accounts under password reuse attack

System-wide reset to block miscreants with account lists

Is it a car? Is it a rocket? No, it's Elon Musk's robot butler!

Billionaire's OpenAI club wants to play a game

US watchdog lobs balls of red tape at spy-in-the-sky drones

100 mph speed limit and line-of-sight only

'Plane Hacker' Roberts hacks cows

Teets up security on display

CloudFlare apologizes for Telia screwing you over

Unhappy about massive outage

You're not cool unless you have an app store, apparently. So Docker's building one

DockerCon Container Hub-plus enters private beta

Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight

Politicians reminded of deadline to halt changes

Cloudian clobbers car drivers with targeted ads

Smart digital road-side ad signage

US House to vote on whether poor people need mobile phones

Lifeline program could be killed with new bill

Top boffins detail how to save the open internet from breaking itself

Analysis Commission publishes final report after two years of work

Chinese demand end to canine carvery festival

10-day dog-and-cat-meat festival an ‘embarassment’, say pet loving citizens

Bees with numberplates will soon be buzzing around London. Why?

Scientists hope Big Smoke inhabitants will plant apoid-friendly flowers

Last year Nutanix revealed a hypervisor, this year...

Does a collection of sensible tunes mean a 'difficult third album' problem?

Nice cluster, kid. But can these supercomputing students actually predict the weather?

HPC blog It's hard enough for the Met Office...

All this Brexit talk derailed UK tech spending, right? That's a big fat NOPE

Only a day and a half until the madness ends

Plump Dell lays its table for the upcoming HPC Stampede

Texas gamble accompanies business trio

Supercomputers in 2030: Lots of exaflops and LOTS of DRAM

The future – like the past, but much hotter and drinking way more juice

Not smiling for the camera? Adobe's Creative Cloud suite can fix that

Update includes face-shaping, font matching, magic cropping and more

Cash-strapped English and Welsh cops prepare to centralise all 43 forces' websites

Centralisation was such a success when GOV.UK came in, after all

Microsoft’s IFTTT-alike Flow seeps into the iPhone

Tinker tailor, create a workflow

Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

Less fat needed after careful application of wiggly amps

OpenIO pulls up ARM controller SOCs: Kinetic's Marvellous... can anybody do it?

Comment Lucky for software-slingers, they can

Intel's Knights Landing: Fresh x86 Xeon Phi lineup for HPC and AI

Machine learning folk, you want to sit up and pay attention here

New storage upstart Versity offers S3 object storage interface

As well as multi-threaded and SAM-QFS-based archiving software

Count 'em and weep: Intrinsic looking for fifth CEO in five years

Mark Bates exits biz after search for a buyer proves elusive

The SPC-1 benchmark is cobblers, thunders Oracle veep

Comment Sour grapes, DataCore chairman fires back

Trustmarque has been sold yet again – this time to Capita for £57m

Now you can buy your favourite software from your favourite integrator

Apple pollutes data about you to protect your privacy. But it might not be enough

Comment People do care about privacy... don't they?

What's DriveScale up to? Mix-'n'-match server and disk storage, for starters

Backgrounder It's all about 'composable' infrastructure

Kremlin wants to shoot the Messenger, and WhatsApp to boot

Russian lawmakers want encryption backdoors

No watershed: China hacker groups in decline before Xi-Obama deal

Respected spook group finds early Washington, Beijing pivoting left China hackers clean and focused

Drubbed StubHub carder grub guilty, faces 12 years in cooler club

Million dollar scam club flubs, cops get lion but no cubs

DARPA demands brand-new command … IN SPAAACE!

What will the space 'flight deck' of the future look like?

Grab a pick: Space mining's the next generation gold rush

Find out all about it in our Reg lecture