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Amazon fires rocket up FAA for dithering on drone approval

El Reg knows how Bezos feels

Boffins deflate digital economy bubble with hard economic data

Google says digital economy worth AU$79bn to Australia, hard science scores $145bn

Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

Don't panic: The Photoshop giant's doing the pretty bits, not the secure bits

GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber

Code repository biz successfuly subpoenaed in hacker track

TOP500 Supers make boffins more prolific

Universities with big iron become bigger publishers, better PhD factories

Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

Two-pronged attack can turn legit apps into spyware

Favicons used to update world's 'most dangerous' malware

You'll know you're infected when your box gasps and dies

SCARESTEROID of the week to miss Earth on Friday

Feel free to complain on Saturday if we were wrong

Ransomware holds schools hostage: 'Now give us Bitcoin worth $129k, er, $124k, wait ...'

'It's like being in 1981' says district boss

Dutch companies try warming homes with cloud servers

Cheap cloud computing, free heat, sick kids cured … but will your clothes dry?

Blockhead fugitive Snapchats himself into police custody

Idiot suspect brags about hiding in cupboard as police search his home

Israeli boffins hack air gap, fire missiles on compromised kit

Slow command and control code uses PC hot spots to murmur secrets

Azul tackles Oracle with open-source Java for Internet of Stuff

Hopes to tap into Uncle Larry's embedded Java cash cow

EU digital veep: If you like America's radical idea of net neutrality, you're in luck, Europe

And if you don't, just download some music and be happy

Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

Fighting automatic regulation with automatic adherence

Google nabs Morgan Stanley CFO to replace Patrick Pichette

Porat brings cultural leanings of Wall Street to make benefit glorious Chocolate Factory

BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

You say 'block all connections', I say 'my port's still open'

Phoenix IT Group says 'see ya' to repairs staff

Workshop to be outsourced to Centrex by month's end

As H-dot Oettinger drafts Europe's new copyright laws – who's he been talking to?

He's not at home to Google ... that's strange

Capita shuns its own £2.5bn framework and touts G-Cloud IT

Controversial outsourcer admits its own product is crap

BT gently returns to mobe biz with cheap SIM-only swoop

'Inside out' 4G service stuck at 'roadmap' stage

Scality proffers its RING to the Land of the Rising Sun

Channel-loving Scality accelerates install

Lexmark splashes $1BEEEELION on Kofax

How many printer cartridges does that equate to? A lot

Helium-filled drive tech floats to top of HGST heap

Noble gas-filled enclosures reduce power use, spin faster, have high, squeaky voices

Where will you place your vendor bets in 2015?

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears

Twitter slips into the world of venture capital with barely a chirrup

Hopes investment in Android competitor Cyanogen will make it leader of the peck...

Speaking in Tech: Big Data and the ‘Everything In The Cloud’ obsession

PodcastIt's our third birthday! Woo!

FAA speeds up drone flight approvals for firms that don't need them

Here's your permission. And here's the extra conditions which basically nix it

Bloodborne: An immersively thick cut above its gaming rivals

Game TheoryIt's bloody and it's marvellous - even when you're dead

Data Deposit Box shrinks the farm before the SWARM

Data centre rack real estate reduced by 80 per cent

Spookception: US spied on Israel spying on US-Iran nuke talks

'I think the report is wrong, it is inaccurate' says everyone named in report

More suppliers join flagging GOV.UK Verify ID assurance scheme

Gov shuffles more suppliers into programme in bid to boost user numbers

No, really, the $17,000 Apple Watch IS all about getting your leg over

Worstall on WednesdayEvolutionary economics explained with cave humping

Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

Free, open-source, independent cloud and mob collab suite coming

YOUR DATA could be SOLD in RadioShack's bankruptcy auction

Court to rule on privacy bonfire this Thursday

So you've been told to build a cloud. No one was fired for buying HP hardware, er, right?

Cloud-centric Cloudline box is cloud right for the cloud world, cloud HP says in the cloud

Big Data high priest Stonebraker anointed with Turing Award

'Out of nowhere, marketing guys defined what I do'

PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

It's the thought that counts

Metro app meets Windows 10. A Microsoft win? Maybe after a little improvement

First LookHands on with the preview tools for the UAP

Coho: Hi ho, hi ho, let's go to Intel's dev chateau

Storage upstart keeps its eyes on Chipzilla's flash drive prize

Facebook's phone KILLER: Messenger will replace TALKING, says Zuck

F8 2015Using your voice 'doesn't feel like the future' – hence chat app revamp

EXPOSED: Google, Obama caught doing it once a week

Who's in charge, here? The White House, or an advertising company in California?

Invicta saddles up for another tilt at the 'acceleration' market

It's certainly not a storage product. Oh no, you'll get none of that round here

Marathon race ace FOUND ON MARS – NASA boffins overjoyed

DiagasmOpportunity only took a little over 11 years to go the distance

Facebook welcomes THINGS to its network with Parse IoT push

F8 2015New SDKs link devices, mobile apps

Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

'Take me to another place, take me where they have internet'

Google-gate: 'Toothless' watchdog FTC nibbles furiously on journalists

We'll make sure this never happens again – the public finding out about it, that is

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