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Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

AnalysisFirst step, smart bulbs and sensors

Samsung plans Galaxy Note 7 fire sale

Flaming phablet stockpile to be refurbished, resold, rented and/or broken up for parts

Green software blacked out Australian State

Wind-turbine-ware defaults didn't handle exceptional weather events

nbn™ builder prioritises easy premises, because it must work like that

Don't criticise CEO Morrow for keeping the build moving

Redmond takes a small step towards opening Service Fabric

No runtime yet, but two developer repos have landed

AWS emits EnginFrame 2017 for cloudy HPC

Simpler cluster config

CompSci boffins propose scheme to protect privacy in database searches

Queries indicate your intentions, so they're worth hiding

If you can't beat AI, join it: Boffinry biz baron Elon Musk backs brain-machine interface biz

Computers wired into our minds. What could go wrong?

As of today, iThings are even harder for police to probe

iOS 10.3 lands, complete with heavily encrypted Apple File System

Community vid reveals demos of vSphere-on-AWS cloud concoction

Right-click to vMotion VMs between on-prem and AWS

Firefox Quantum: BIG browser project, huh? I share your concern

Open source insiderWhat Mozilla's browser rewrite means to... Mozilla

Miss Misery on hacking Mr Robot and the Missing Sense of Fun

StobHe's both the sharpest tool AND two spanners short

Brit telcos will waive early termination fees for military personnel

Good news for those posted to Benbecula or Mount Pleasant?

Mobile network Three inks Cisco Jasper deal, eyes the IoT market

It's a connected land grab of things

Microsoft beefs up Skype for Business as Amazon Chimes in

Corporate comms face-off

Google and pals plough $27m into tiery-eyed storage startup Avere

Adding better public cloud facilities to users' hybrid world

World+dog had 1.4 BEEEELLION of its data records exposed last year

That's 86% up on 2015... and it's mostly identity theft

Nuns left in limbo after phone line transfer hell

Judge Brennan fines Eircom after litany of screwups

DevOps hype? Sometimes a pizza really is just a pizza

OpinionDifferentiating between commercial partners, coevolution and clutter

ICO fines Flybe, Honda for breaking data rules. They were, um, trying to comply with GDPR

Protip: Don't ask customers if they want to be contacted by email… by email

Supermicro rack-wrangles a fix for a few data centre PITAs

Server, storage and networking wrap

People may have been wrongly sent back to prison over faulty tags

'G4S has introduced further quality checks'

Apple squashes cert-handling bug affecting macOS and iOS

Flaw posed remote code execution risk

Oracle doing due diligence on Accenture. Yep, you read that right

ExclusiveBig Red hires consultancies to eye up consultancy

EE scrap connection fee... to hike broadband and telly packages

Due to investment in content, it reckons

Ex-broadband biz 186k hit by major outage

You mean they still have some customers left?

RIP: Antivirus veteran Raimund Genes, 54

Trend Micro CTO suffered fatal heart attack

Red Hat: OpenStack big, getting bigger, OpenShift fatter than Linux

IBM does help, too

I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

Not exactly getting with the program

Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules

As House passes law, here's what you should do about it

Boffins invent wacky quantum gizmo prototype for secure mobile payments

No, it's not a gun, I swear... I just want to pay for my milk. Let me go!

So my ISP can now sell my browsing history – what can I do?

Find a good VPN

Racist Tesla staff drilled my buttocks, claims employee in lawsuit

Car firm says discrimination claims false, points to promotion

Federal Police toss nbn™ under a bus over leaks to Senator

'Who leaked the leak? Not us', claim feds, 'talk to them'

US Customs sued for information about border phone searches

Would you mind telling me what you're doing with my phone?

Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

So much for the utopian techno future, according to this study

Press 1 for bill shock, 2 for outages... AWS touts call-center management-as-a-service

All your calls are belong to us

Court smacks Telstra over wholesale pricing

No NBN revenue top up for you, says regulator

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