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The rise, fall, and rise (again) of Microsoft's killer People feature

Here's what's in Build 15014

Mozillans call for new moz://a logo to actually work in browsers

LOGOWATCH Logo picked to represent internet roots just confuses the internet

Deadly Tesla smash probe: No recall needed, says Uncle Sam

Autopilot update cuts prangs by 40 per cent, we're told

Google loses Android friends with Pixel exclusivity

Maybe it doesn't need friends? But it should worry about fragmenting Android further

Microsoft posts death notices for Windows 7 sysadmin certifications

They'll go in mid-2018. Does that support the 'too insecure for business' message?

What's big and red and needs 270 security patches?

Oracle software, that's what

Apple sings another iTune following Brexit as prices rise by up to a third

It had to happen sooner or sooner.... price parity with the US dollar

Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

FUDalicious post argues ancient security features are just too risky

Balancing miners borks blockchains, say boffins

Blockchain consortia are like the early internet: everyone knows and trusts each other. But when you try to scale ...

McDonald's forget hash, browns off security experts

Golden Arches website's security doesn't pass the sensible surfing taste test

Aaarrgh, zombie! Dead Apple iOS monopoly lawsuit is reanimated

Appeals court breathes life into App Store legal challenge

Hadoop hurler Hortonworks votes Tibco veteran for president

Corporate veteran to re-invigorate big-data sales

Opera scolds stale browsers with shocking Neon experiment

The future belongs to bubble tabs; or maybe not

Lloyds Bank customers still flogging the online dead horse

Banker's PR: Normal service levels resuming... whether that continues, we DON'T KNOW

Oi, Mint 18.1! KEEP UP! Ubuntu LTS love breeds a laggard

Follows its own destiny – at a price

Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

And local sysadmins left to reset ground crews' 'dealer module' Toughbooks

No more will I tailor Swift: Code lang project lead leaving Apple

Chris Lattner to head up Tesla's Autopilot software team

Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

Turn your PC into a green-eyed monster

Renault goes open source with next-gen electric buggy you might generously call 'a car'

While Google pushes its onboard sensor package

Uber's Movement dumps data on city planners

By providing anonymized data to cities, Uber aims to shape transport policies

IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

Hear that? That's the sound of IP lawyers rubbing their hands with glee

Microsoft goes retro with Vista, Zune-style Windows Neon makeover

You may have seen this before

Fedora 25: You've got that Wayland feelin', oh, that Wayland feelin'

'Hands down the best desktop Linux distro I tested in 2016'

Google nukes ad-blocker AdNauseam, sweeps remains out of Chrome Web Store

Web advertising giant declares plugin is malware

How the NYE leap second clocked Cloudflare – and how a single character fixed it

DNS bug was a matter of time

Apple sued by parents of girl killed by driver 'distracted by FaceTime'

Cook & Co had the tech and didn't use it, lawsuit claims

Ruh-roh! Rick Ruhl rolled out of Ham Radio Deluxe in software kill-switch aftermath

Cofounder ejects over blacklist for bad reviews

Xmas software update knackered US Customs computer systems

Four-hour outage stretches lines, patience

Ridiculously small Linux build lands with ridiculously few swears

Happy New Year, let's get ranty next time around

Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

If you all ask nicely, maybe they'll restore Program Groups?

A vintage year for snoopers and big state-ists

Year in Review What the Brexit PM and Orange POTUS elect meant

Twas the week before Xmas ... not a creature was stirring – except Microsoft admitting its Windows 10 upgrade pop-up went 'too far'

Great timing, Chris

MicroServices-friendly Java lands on Eclipse

One licence or two, sir?

Peace comes to troubled embedded-Linux-for-routers community

In the shadow of Christmas, LEDE and OpenWrt look like un-forking

'Twas Brillo but then Android Things, which watched as Google Weaved its Nest

Comment The Internet of Google Things

Eating Brotli will improve Edge's inner health says Microsoft

Google's compression algo shrinks Edge's page load times without taxing your CPU

Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

Debian-derived PIXEL brings Pi experience to x86s, as Foundation chases 'best desktop environment, period'

Firefox to give all extensions their own process in January

Multi-process plan, for the sake of security and stability, is moving fast

Snapchat coding error nearly destroys all of time for the internet

Also in the spirit of the season, volunteer Time Lords sought...

Amateur radio fans drop the ham-mer on HRD's license key 'blacklist'

Remotely killing one customer's copy was not an isolated incident, say readers

Gluster techie shows off 'MySQL of object storage' Minio projects

Backgrounder Github star count has it beating Ceph and Swift

Storage marketing guru ups and leaves CTERA ... for whom?

Takes stealthy startup job with ex-XtremIO big data-sorter