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DARPA's robot sat-fixing program survives sueball strike

Aerospace firm says there's no market for this stuff, wants to build it anyway

Microsoft reveals first Windows Server Insider Build

New software-defined and containerised toys, ahead of September's first full release

Burglary in mind? Easy, just pwn the home alarm

'Have to admit, it's getting better' ... no, actually, it's not

Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

He's definitely set Linux 4.13 ball rolling, with Intel Canonlake support and scaled-up Xen VMs

Ashley Madison throws $11.2m on the bed to mop up leak affair

Life is short, have a quick buck

Google unleashes 20m lab-created blood-thirsty freaks on a city. And this is a good thing, it says

Infected sterile males will help kill off the population

SAP rips and replaces South African bosses amid corruption probe

Investigation launched into allegations of kickbacks-for-contracts

Three Microsoft Outlook patches unpatched, users left to DIY

It's 2017 and attachments with "..." in their names caused crashes

Redis releases respectable revision, tiptoes through tricky political terminology

Database more adept at replication, memory control

Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

Unclear if code was first mistaken for avant garde instrumental

Brit neural net pioneer just revolutionised speech recognition all over again

ProfileDeep learning with Dr Tony Robinson embraces Oracle's cloud: Pragmatism or defeatism?

AnalysisHome Office happy as Larry

The hidden horse power driving Machine Learning models

When owning tin is a cheap(er) alternative to expensive cloud snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

Smut regulator also to be set up

Facebook users pwnd by phone with account recovery vulnerability

Another lonely day, with no one but FB, oh... I'll send an SMS to the world

Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

Good old Capita keeps Auntie's purse overflowing

Media mogul Murdoch's 'Sky dataset' swallow poses 'grave threat'

UK peers want ICO to ensure info cannot be misused

Jesus walks away after 7,000lb pipe van incident

Local cops issue ticket afterwards

Presto crypto: IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe

Secure shelter under expanded cryptographic umbrella

Flash firm Kaminario lays off half of UK team

EMEA boss called it a day, says CEO, amid 'changes' to Euro beachhead

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

Thirteen? Thirteen? The Doctor Who fans will see you now

Western Digital wins California court skirmish against Toshiba

Don't be waving those flash joint venture interests at anyone without telling us first

Google must cough up contact info for 8,000 employees in gender discrimination case

But judge narrows scope of US Labor Dept request

Juicy fine for Bradford firm after it blurts one million spam texts

Brit biz told to pay £80k for messages advertising Satsuma Loans

Forgotten your Myspace password? Just a name, username, DoB will get you in – and into anyone else's, too

Blast from the past blasted

Cisco plugs command-injection hole in WebEx Chrome, Firefox plugins

Make sure you've updated if you're using Windows

The Atari retro games box is real… sort of

Here are some pictures. And, er, that's all we've got for you

Ew! HTC jams pop-up adverts into people's smartphone keyboards

Is there nowhere corps won't try and sell you stuff?

AI bots will kill us all! Or at least may seriously inconvenience humans

AnalysisElon Musk again demands govt intervention to halt crazed computers

Stop this crazy crusade! Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon scold FCC over net neutrality

Lengthy filing by Internet Association highlights value of today's rules

Apache says 'no' to Facebook code libraries

Anti-patent-lawsuit restrictions land tools on banned list

Dev to El Reg: Making web pages pretty is harder than building crypto

+Comment'' secures messages with APIs and 445 lines of JavaScript, so good luck with crypto-cracking laws!

Russia launches non-terrifying satellite that focuses Sun's solar rays onto Earth

Mayak bird so bright it may outshine Venus, Jupiter

2017: The FBI alerts parents to dangers of Internet of Sh*t toys

Families urged to brush up on opsec, check for privacy leaks, patch security flaws, if possible

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