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Android 5 lock-screens can be bypassed by typing in a reeeeally long password. In 2015

Patch if you can, or use a PIN or pattern unlock code

HP Inc to pink-slip 3,300 workers amid biz-split bloodbath

PCs-and-printing side of IT giant also shedding workers, talks up 3D printers

NATO gets a front-door to look for Microsoft backdoors

Renews security contract with Redmond

Microsoft's 'anti-malware Device Guard' in Windows 10: How it works, what you need

Redmond unbuttons shirt to reveal more detail on hypervisor-based tech

Heartland hack: Russian bloke coughs to role in 160m credit card theft

Vladimir Drinkman swallows medicine, awaits sentencing

WARM, WOBBLING MOON believed to hide MOIST CRADLE of life

Cassini space probe planning low pass in October

The 'vampire squid' wants a bankers' blockchain

Plutocrats look at Bitcoin technology as a distributed trade ledger

Arista joins data centre 25/50/100 Gbps switch battle

Broadcom's Tomahawk underpins high-speed low-cost iron

Mercedes mulls driverless limo future

Über, but without Über. Or drivers

Game CARTRIDGES make a comeback ... for smartmobes

Plan calls for games once Big in Japan to become small in Japan again


Department of the Bleedin' Obvious reports in after massive study

Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

VideoDallas cops cuff hardware hacker for making 'movie bomb'

Facebook gains power to Like any word ever written

The Social NetworkTM signs up as voting member Unicode Consortium

LTO issues mighty seventh-generation 15TB tape format

Muscle-bound LTO-7 smashes compressed data transfer target but misses on capacity

Wi-Gig signals are bouncing off the walls, can't settle on the sofa

Boffins check out 60 GHz radio around the home and find it's not yet fit for domestic duties

Juniper sees 30m virtual reality headsets shifted by 2020, as China lifts ban

Rise in VR mirrors rise in online adult viewing. An opportunity?

Chipzilla has its knockers … and now they’re cool in this venting sports bra

Don’t be a boob, admit tits good

Robots, schmobots. The Rise of the Machines won't leave humanity on the dole

Worstall on WednesdayChange is constant. Embrace it

Cybercrim who fleeced students faces scramble to repay stolen cash

Launderer for phishing op has three months to return £630,000 or face another five years inside

UHD everywhere ... but it's not quite ready to drink, yet

IBC 2015Audio adventures, growing pains, and pirates ahoy at Euro broadcasting show

NATS climbs into the cloud to fight legacy software snafus

Air traffic body hopes move will cut delay time on next outage

Serco CEO Soames brags about £250m sale of BPO private sector biz

Good deal ... equates to a loss of £165m in just four years. Great work, everyone

Uber is killing off iconic black cabs, warns Zac Goldsmith

MP also asks if company is practising predatory pricing to drive out competition

Speaking in Tech: Oracle – now all your instances are belong to us

PodcastWindy City cloud tax challenged, could be blown away

Asus ZenBook UX305: With Windows 10, it suddenly makes perfect sense

Giving the MacBook Air a run for its money

Homeland Insecurity: OIG audit identifies numerous deficiencies

'May allow unauthorized individuals access to sensitive data'. You don't say

From the frying pan, into the fire: HP Services veteran Craig Wilson is off

Grabs hose en route to BPO biz Xchanging – he'll need it

US Catholic Church launches app for Jesus-phone

Is the data stored in the cloud … where God lives?

PernixData offers dollops of free software … you’ll upgrade later, ya will, ya will

Containerised element still looks a bit wonky

US feds save billions through data center consolidation

But agencies fail to meet 'cut and reinvest' targets

Google stretches tentacles into the health market

New 'Alphabet' corporate entity rolls out exciting world domination plans

What Reg readers really think will affect IT in the next three years...

Temperature CheckCloud, analytics, even politics

In EU-US data sharing we trust – but can we have that in writing, say MEPs

Signs of split between EU apparatchiks and elected reps

MariaDB bakes native encryption into 10.1RC - with some Google loving

No performance sacrifice, open source DBMS developer says

Bigger – and better? How your IT infrastructure budget will change

You'll spend more - but it'll be worth it, says Dave Cartwright

Tencent targets Alibaba, seeds data cloud with £1bn investment

Chinese tech giants strap on the boxing gloves

'Boring' Amazon computational rival scoops $8m VC backing brings the sexy, its own type of sexy

'Soft' market will make Imagination's profits droop, warns firm

Chipmaker warns of impending flop, blames sagging trading conditions

Cryptome founder revokes PGP keys after weird 'compromise'

Updated'Holding secrets is a withholding racket'. Really?

AirDrop hole deposits stealth malware on all pre-iOS 9 Apple devices

Clicked no? No matter, hackers can replace your apps anyway – so get updating to version 9

Bug forces Apple to halt watchOS 2 update – still emits iOS 9 on time

Cupertino says its arm-candy update not yet ready for primetime

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Mobile preview update

First lookBuild 10536 comes ahead of possible October 6 hardware launch

Shedload of security bugs squashed in iOS 9 – what the hell went wrong with iOS 8?

Apps hijacking devices, text files executing code

US librarians defy cops, Feds – and switch on their Tor exit node

Plod FUD fails to ground pilot program

Ahmed's clock wasn't a bomb, but it blew up the 'net and Zuckerberg, Obama want to meet him

PicsTeen's arrest goes viral, support pours in from the web

Nexenta catches micro-services bug, slings its Edge into containers

It's what all the cool kids are doing, right?

Hey, remember Zune? Zune's dead, baby. Zune's dead

Streaming service will be absorbed into Windows, Xbox-friendly Groove

Obama edges toward full support for encryption – but does he understand what that means?

Leaked doc says no backdoors, doesn't grasp basics of crypto

Oracle: Over here, look over here! At the cloud! No, not at our glum licensing numbers

Hurd n' Catz talk up fast-growing cloud business as other units see drops

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