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    Dead battery

    Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

    Device life measured in minutes

    Two fingers, photo via Shutterstock

    EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit

    Forget AWS (sort of): We've still got skin in the game

    Parliament in the clouds

    Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

    Prefers to avoid legal limbo

    Europe gives Privacy Shield one year to work

    But privacy watchdogs warn they'll be gunning for it come 2017

    Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

    Ofcom: Legal separation will force Openreach to eat more fibre

    Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'

    Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

    Prefers to avoid legal limbo

    Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

    Device life measured in minutes

    NATO holds up £2.5bn platter of IT procurement deals: Help yourselves

    Alliance is to splurge cash on plethora of new hardware and software

    Boo hoo. Brexit to hit Capita's bottom line

    Don't worry, outsourcing giant is still doing a roaring trade

    MPs reiterate risks of mega £10bn Aspire contract overhaul

    Sure you want to rely on 'digital' to plug slashed jobs?

    Services income helps Juniper keep Q2 from collapse

    Switches moving, routers and security decline

    What's losing steam at Apple? Pretty much everything

    Cook: Hey, we thought it was going to be even worse

    Europe gives Privacy Shield one year to work

    But privacy watchdogs warn they'll be gunning for it come 2017

    Citrix's GoTo goes to LogMeIn in $2bn merger

    LastPass owner brags about $1bn-a-year sales

    Odds are your office is ill-prepared for network-ransacking ransomware

    Cisco cybersecurity report points to dangers ahead

    It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards

    KeySniffer – does what it says on the tin

    Commvault's growing, even if profits dipped into losses this quarter

    A million here, a couple of million there

    Ofcom: Legal separation will force Openreach to eat more fibre

    Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'

    EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit

    Forget AWS (sort of): We've still got skin in the game

    ClusterStor is clearly alive (but Havant's still closing) – Seagate VP

    Ken Claffey clarifies ClusterStor after PR 'no comment' snafu

    UK membership of Council of Europe has implications for data protection after Brexit

    Comment Maybe Brits don't need GDPR

    Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

    ...kind of (c'mon – you didn't think it would go all the way!)

    Failing projects pray blockchain works as 'magic middleware'

    And fail anyway, as will you in 'the year of pointless blockchain projects' says analyst

    Micron sets a canary to watch over its stock in case of takeover

    Poison pill filing sparks speculation about aggressive buy-out action

    Euro cops, Intel and Kaspersky slay Shade ransomware

    No More Ransom campaign kicks off

    Seagate to dismount and fsck its ClusterStor?

    'We're unable to provide any other information at this time'

    Zen loses its chill: UK biz ISP falls offline for four hours and counting

    Updated TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Upset Punters

    SFW is Safe For Civica: EU Ref software biz gobbled up

    SFWxit? Civixit? Something like that

    Systemax flogs German sub to CANCOM

    Sound of a group break-up? Nah, just exiting 'our most challenging market'

    Not-BT-Openreach' biz CityFibre sextuples pipeline

    Seems to be doing a roaring trade

    Lenovo: Our gear will be 10% more pricey from 1 August

    Exclusive Chinese giant joins post-Brexit vote price bump club

    Is digital fraud big in UK? British abacus-botherers finally have some answers

    Hacking, malware: the numbers

    What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

    EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co

    IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

    Everything's bigger in Texas … including the fraud, allegedly

    Revealed: How Dell can afford $67bn for EMC – by selling $650k laptops

    World exclusive Ambitious finance plan looks to bring big bucks

    Guess who gets hit hard by IR35 tax clampdown? Yep, IT contractors

    More tax, no extra benefits. Ta, HMRC

    Third time unlucky? HPE in redundancy talks with UK services staff

    Volunteers, walk this way

    Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

    Some downsides, but most Windows users will be surprised

    Reasons to be cheerful at Insight: Let's start with bring your dog to work

    Reseller giant spells out employee benefits

    They kept that quiet. PC sales via distributors DID rise in Q2

    Company execs to keep jobs/ feed kids etc

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Brexit, weak pound. A price hike is coming

    Exclusive Servers, storage, legacy networking now up 6-10%

    Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

    Blames shonky billing migration

    Ingram Micro and Tianjin Tianhai: Go on, PROBE us

    Proposed $6bn merger 'voluntarily' submitted to US Foreign Investment Commish

    Oracle tools up for cloud wars with sales re-org

    'Half focus is no focus'

    Gartner's hype cycle turned upside down to assess Brexit

    Brexit will hurt, but less than predicted once we reach the Plateau of Pragmatism

    XtremIO heading for the bin? Total BS, thunders CTO Itzik Reich

    EMC slams rumors of scaling, availability headaches

    Official: AMD now stands for Avoiding Miserable Death

    Officially on El Reg, that is – Mini-chipzilla in the black after strong console chip sales

    Bosses at UK infosec biz Quadsys confess to hacking rival reseller

    Sentencing set for September

    UK councils refuse to push data into the cloud

    More than two data centres each? Perfectly reasonable

    Ransomware gang: How can I extort you today?

    Step 1. Improve customer service. Step 2.???? Step 3 PROFIT!!!

    Whoa! Shanghai Stock Exchange delays $6bn Ingram Micro takeover

    How will you fund this, Tianjin Tianhai?

    BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

    Another power problem, this time at Telehouse North

    The cloud ain't making it rain for Intel right now: Tech giants pause server chip sales

    Analysis We can always rely on PCs, right? Er...

    Everyone's favorite infosec biz – Blue Coat – must cough up $40m to rival in patent rip-off row

    From SSL cert blowup to busted infringement appeal

    Microsoft ordered to fix 'excessively intrusive, insecure' Windows 10

    Updated Vous avez trois mois, Nadella

    Logicalis: Top line shrinks as UK restructuring continues

    Things no better at sister biz Westcon

    BT internet outage was our fault, says Equinix

    Faulty UPS takes out 10 per cent of BT customers

    UK.gov digi peeps hunt open source chief

    First among penguins

    EMC staffers: We are crashing into Dell within weeks

    Deal a go-go unless Chinese anti-trust regulators play tough

    Web meltdown: BT feels heat from angry punters

    Power outage in London fingered

    Question: What's missing in Microsoft's data science professional degree?

    Comment Hint: It's relational

    VMware/Cisco software-defined spat thaws as ACI comes to vSphere

    The two companies are now collaborating nicely, thanks in part to an intern

    Microsoft Azure doubles up to $800m a quarter – and is wiped out by dying phone sales

    Analysis Win some, you lose some: profit up, revenue down

    Eat me, Michael: 98% of EMC shareholders back Dell mega-gobble

    World's biggest tech merger is on

    APNIC boffins may enlist TCP to defend DNS

    Just changing protocols could silence amplification attacks