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Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames

Canucks to pull plug on ill-fated mismanaged govt IT project

Mayors of America demand net neutrality protections… again

Put the letter on the pile next to the soiled #OneMoreVote petition

VMware might just have cracked the container market with NSX

Q4 and FY18 results beat expectations, with end-user compute starring

Us? Reverse engineer HoloLens? No way, not us, nuh-uh – Magic Leap

CommentWe do virtual reality, not fake reality, alternate-reality biz claims in lawsuit

Hypersonic nukes! Nuclear-powered drone subs! Putin unwraps his new (propaganda) toys

VidsNo no, you can't see them, unless you attack. Which you won't. So you can't see 'em

Twitter cries for help to solve existential crisis of whether it's Good

Worried it's poisoning polity, Twitter seeks metrics to measure its health

AI racks up insane high scores after finding bug in ancient video game

VideoHow the f*ck did you get that score on Q*bert? It turns out not all AIs are created equal

My PC is broken, said user typing in white on a white background

On-CallN00bs also failed to spot flaming PC, blamed mouse instead

Dropbox to let Google reach inside it and rummage about

Create and store GDocs in Dropbox, with admin policies preserved

Boffins baffled as AI training leaks secrets to canny thieves

Oh great. Neural nets memorize data and nobody knows why

OpenStack 'Queens' struts into the spotlight

vGPUs, edge and automated containers are the headline acts for the 17th release

So the suits swanned off to GDPR events leaving you at the coalface? It's really more IT's problem

They might have to worry about it, but you'll be 'doing it'

Mobile World Congress: 5 buzzwords, an homage to Windows XP and a smartphone snorefest

MWC18And why was Microsoft tucked away in startup event?

BOFH: Honourable misconduct

Episode 4Yurrrr. Yuurrrrg. Hnng. Vomit? No, I'm fi... yuuurrg. Yunnk. Unk. Gulp. HUALLLARRGHHHAAHH!*

Fancy owning a two-seat Second World War Messerschmitt fighter?

Up for auction, rare Spanish copy flown by both British and German aces

Another day, another meeting, another £191bn down the pan

Something for the Weekend, Sir?Please allow me to introduce myself (woo-woo)

Spotify wants to go public but can't find Ed Sheeran (to pay him)

AnalysisNor Drake. Nor Bruno Mars. You'd think they weren't trying very hard

Euro Commission gives tech firms an hour to take down terror content

Three months to get your houses in order... or this time we really might legislate

Organic battery tech could work better than a woolly hat in the cold

Parky Prius? Frosty fondleslab? Help may soon be at hand

Pure now a billion-dollar revenue biz as Dell EMC, HPE take eyes off prize

Flash arrays are their business and business is a'ight – finally

Now Europe is getting jitters over Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover bid

Lawmakers express concern about data protection

I'll bee back: Boffin's bionic bug Band-Aid after real ones all die

Plus: Leaping robotic spiders, anyone? No?

Britain ignores booze guidelines – heads for the pub

No safe limit? Yerjokinarentyer?

With IoT you too can turn your home into a giant flashing 'HORSE BIRTH NOW' klaxon

Complete with loop of neighing noises and phone alerts

US Navy gives Lockheed Martin $150m big frickin' laser cannon contract

It is supposed to 'dazzle' drones rather than fry them

RedDrop nasty infects Androids via adult links, records sound, and fires off premium-rate texts

Baidu users, beware

Nutanix shrugs off loss, rivals, buys another firm

Turnover's up 44%. Dell, VMware probably raging

Alexa muted, Twilio taps out, and Bitbucket kicks the, er, bucket amid AWS data center hiccup

Ah, the stable and reliable cloud

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired for opposing hiring caps on white, Asian male nerds

YouTube wanted 'only' women and other underrepresented groups in coding roles

OK, who is shooting at Apple staff buses in California? Knock it off

CHiPs deploy bait bus to catch Silicon Valley sniper

Hey girl, move a little closer. 'Cause you're too gun shy. Hush, hush, bye says Pai

FCC boss turns down showpiece rifle gong

Knock, knock. Whois there? Get ready for anonymized email addresses after domain privacy shake-up

Looming GDPR Euro law sends ICANN back to drawing board

Wi-Fi Alliance allegedly axed army reservist for being called up. Now the Empire strikes back

Trade body gets sued by Uncle Sam, insists no wrongdoing

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