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Microsoft asks devs for quantum leap of faith

Try writing quantum code in Q#, because...uh, teleportation

Shazam! Apple chucks £300m at Brit what's-that-song app – report

That's a lot of money just to blast U2 at it

Barclaycard website goes TITSUP*

Updated Users report issues establishing secure connection

Google pauses accessibility service crackdown

Developers may get out of a bind

Hitchcock cameo steals opening of Oracle v Google Java spat

Opening salvos

Do you suffer from the shame of 'Scroll Jank'? Help is at your fingertips

Microsoft updates pointer events for Precision Touch Pads to make scrolling great again

Microsoft emergency update: Malware Engine needs, erm, malware protection

Stop appreciating the irony and go install the patch now

Los Angeles police tell drivers not to trust navigation apps as wildfires engulf area

There's no traffic on that road because it's ON FIRE!

The search for the 'next billion' users also targets the first billion

Services for lands of slow connections and rotten roads now set global agendas

Facebook Messenger ... for who now? Zuck points his digital crack at ever younger kids

Comment Zuck Off, says UK Health Minister

Microsoft adds nothing to new Semi-Annual Windows Server preview

The firewall might not work. It can corrupt data. Why haven't you downloaded it yet?

Mozilla and Yahoo! trade sueballs over Firefox-Google search deal

'Your search is trash and you stopped paying ' vs. 'we had a deal you can't walk away from'

Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

But people will still play a role in crafting code

Bring me your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to see behavioural advertising

Slimline Android Go slurps from the bottom billions

Apple sprays down bug-ridden iOS 11 with more fixes

Hasn't been a great few weeks for Cupertino devs

Nationwide UK web bank and app take unscheduled nap

Updated Customers report woes at ATMs too. Xmas shopping? Maybe not

US politicos wake up to danger of black-box algorithms shaping all corners of American life

Transparency needed, from privacy to net neutrality

That 70s Show: Windows sprouts Sets and Timeline features

Like HyperCard, but without the cards. Or hype

Ad-filtering fiend Eyeo: Morning has broken, like the first morning

Interview Everything's lovely, industry is being less obnoxious

Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug

Updated Vacation system gremlin gives everyone who asked time off

The End of Abandondroid? Treble might rescue Google from OTA Hell

Well. One less excuse for skinflint OEMs, anyway

Two years later, SAP's making ‘progress’ on clearing up S/4HANA ball of confusion

As German ERP biz cozies up to Microsoft in the cloud

What's that fresh, zesty fragrance? Oh, Linux Mint 18.3 has landed

System reports, snapshots, improved app store, backups

Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat give GPL code scofflaws 60 days to behave – or else

Cure period now available in other license flavors

SAP fondlers: IoT? Machine learning? Woah there, we still don't understand licensing

User conference opens with call for clarity on indirect access

A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2

Launched a million business plans, sank Lotus...

Munich council finds €49.3m for Windows 10 embrace

Open source dream officially dies in Bavarian city

Wizarding World of Harry Potter awaits Microsoft Office exam winners

Excel Exumai!

Microsoft scoops Search UI out from the gaping black maw of Cortana

Hmmm. Looks familiar…

'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*

Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testy

As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming

The Chocolate Factory plugs accessibility fudge

SagePay's monster wobble... On the third day of sale week, UK retailers start to weep

Black Friday week? Is that a thing? Er, not for all retailers

Baaa-d moooo-ve: Debian Linux depicts intimate cow-sheep action in ASCII artwork

User files bug report on age-old package

Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android

Part Two Beyond world domination

Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out

Special report Tempest in a teapot scalds FOSS world

If you're big enough, Cisco will cook you a private software SKU

Custom big data bundles for Australia's Telstra pop up on product death list

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

Updated Epson old-timers go from dot matrix to not matrix

Microsoft can't give away beta cert exams, so starts charging

Naughty you: 'No show rate is at historic highs' for tests and that pollutes Redmond's data

WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your plugins

Fear not, driverless car devs, UK.gov won't force you to write Trolley Problem solutions

AEV Bill MPs kick the ethics question back into touch

Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

AEV Bill They also want to geofence motorways

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