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Body cams too fragile for Canadian Mounties – so they won't be used

Kit dumped after fears over battery life and durability

Work ends on Open Virtualisation Format

Plans for version 3.0 canned as Distributed Management Task Force says the job's done

How DDN benefits from Japan quake anxiety

Case studyCheap US power costs a quarter of Japanese electricity

Santa says you've been nice kids: OpenVPN to get security audit

Dr Matt Green to comb the code

Qualcomm, Microsoft plot ARM Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones

Are you reading this, Brian?

Xen 4.8 debuts, gives ARM servers vendors a reason to hope

Good news for embedded virtualisers, Debian users and anyone who likes stability

Patience is SpaceX's latest virtue

Falcon's return to space delayed until January

AMD virty encryption not quite there, claim boffins

UpdatedDon't put your VMs in a spook-controlled cloud

Masterful malvertisers pwn Channel 9, Sky, MSN in stealth attacks

Same group compromised a million users A DAY.

Guess King Battistelli's plan to fix the Euro Patent Office. Yep, give himself more power

Situation goes from terrible to surreal

Need Xmas ideas? Try CVE-2015-7645, a Flash gift that keeps on giving

Who the hell needs zero days?

Silver screen script hacker and dox douche gets 5 years in US cooler

Hello [celebrity], please reset your password

Stealing, scamming, bluffing: El Reg rides along with pen-testing 'red team hackers'

FeatureBroad smiles, good suits and fake IDs test security in new dimensions

Playtime's over: Internet-connected kids toys 'fail miserably' at privacy

Won't someone think of the children, literally?

So. A new tech upstart wants 'feedback'. Um, maybe it actually does

Sysadmin BlogAstride both sides of data centre startup line

Can ISPs step up and solve the DDoS problem?

Apply best routing practices liberally. Repeat each morning

Huawei Nova: A pleasant surprise in a 5-inch phone

Hands-onAn Android smartie with just one funny story

Brits think broadband more important than mobes, cars or savings

Yet interweb access is still crap for two thirds, says Which?

WDC loads its belt-fed drive cannon, blasts out disks 'n' cards galore

Fat helium spinners and fast and fat flash stores

Shared services centres flop: Only one UK.gov department uses them

National Audit Office puts head in hands, weeps for taxpayers' wasted dosh

Huawei says its NVMe arrays with NVMe drives will be out in 2017

InterviewChinese chaps see these drives and fabric their own way

90 per cent of the UK's NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

And a load of them say they'll keep using it in 2017

Mirai variant turns TalkTalk routers into zombie botnet agents

Infosec folk spot web of compromised British devices

Capita: 2,250 jobs cut, more offshoring, more robots... Merry Xmas!

Tech titan searches for corporate soul, discovers it hasn't got one

US commission whistles to FIDO: Help end ID-based hacks by 2021

No breaches should result from compromised identities, say gov bods

Reg readers vent their frustrations with AFA vendors

Not everything in the all-flash garden sparkles

Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

CommentDIY hero made Faustian pact. Now his company is dead

Earth days are getting longer – by 1.8 milliseconds per century

I thought it was getting dark later and later

China is building a full scale replica of the Titanic to repeatedly crash into iceberg

'All the original function is so incredible' – Peter Mandelson

US Congress seeks small claims track for copyright claims

Lawyers won't like this

Revamped Cortana finally lands on UK mobe mass market

Android and iOS users get robo assistant

Trend Micro AV nukes innocent Sharepoint code, admins despair

Servers fall over after JavaScript file trashed by mistake

If your Xmas party expenses left you with a hangover, you should see Dell's spending

Costs more than double, lobbing Big Mike into the red

Real deal: Hackers steal steelmaker trade secrets

ThyssenKrupp acknowledges attack, claims defense is 'virtually impossible'

For God's sake, stop trying to make Microsoft Bob a thing. It's over

VidNew Evo techno-goggles emerge for 3D virtual reality desktops

HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

PicShame of Thrones

Say bye-bye to net neutrality next year, gloats FCC commish Pai

Promises to take 'weed wacker' to internet rules

Latest loon for Trump's cabinet: Young-blood-loving, kidney-market advocate Jim O'Neill

President-elect considering friend of Thiel as FDA head

Oi, you, no flirting, no touching in the back of our rides, sniffs Uber

Taxi app maker's stiff no-sex policy grows, thrusts rules in our faces amid Xmas party season

My name's Jeff B and I'm here to say: Canada's getting an AWS region around the way

I said, honey, it's a perfect place to stash data from the N-S-A

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