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China slams ‘dirty’ America's ‘clean network’ plan, reminds world of PRISM snoop-fest exposed by Ed Snowden

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‘Everyone can see that the US goal is to keep its monopoly in science and technology’ says Chinese foreign minister

China has ridiculed America's plan to build a "clean network" free from Chinese tech and businesses, particularly in its telecoms infrastructure.…

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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating crucial data

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Spreadsheet woes spanning 16+ years force official update

Geneticists have issued new guidelines in naming human genes – after spending years wrestling with Microsoft Excel and similar software that automatically converts the names of genes to dates.…

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So instead of replacing a product that's not up to the job with something that is you change the job. Sigh...
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Greatest crossover of all time: Microsoft and Samsung preview Android apps on Windows via Your Phone app

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Continuum reborn? Not quite, and some features are Sammy-only for now

Microsoft and Samsung have previewed Android apps running on Windows – or appearing to, since the apps actually run on a connected smartphone, but are viewed and controlled from the PC, a technique called app streaming.…

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Resting between the lines, Microsoft see Android replacing Windows as the dominant desktop OS in a few years
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Neil Young sues US President Donald Trump for using his songs

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The US president has played Rockin' in the Free World at events without the rock star's permission
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NSA warns that mobile device location services constantly compromise snoops and soldiers

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It might be best not to ask how the NSA knows this and why it advises most mitigations don’t help

The United States National Security Agency has issued new advice on securing mobile devices that says location services create a security risk for staff who work in defence or national security.…

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Microsoft to Cortana: you’re not going out dressed in iOS or Android, young lady!

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Third-party skills and smart speaker incarnations also discontinued

Microsoft has decided to restrict the roles that its AI assistant Cortana is permitted to fill.…

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"Cortana, have you seen Old Yeller?"
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