Spring Creators Update will take 30 minutes to install
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Better than one to two hours

Software King of the World Microsoft has sped up the amount of time it will take to upgrade its Windows 10 major feature upgrade.

US politicians try backdoor to take foreign data
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Bipartisan deal will force US Cloud companies to hand over data

Buried in a federal spending bill released late is bipartisan legislation to clarify a law that would require Cloud companies to hand over data stored overseas.

Best Buy stops selling Huawei gear
Published in Mobiles

Will not say why

Best Buy, the nation's largest electronics big box retailer, has ceased ordering new smartphones from Huawei and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks. Best Buy didn't provide any details as to why it has severed ties with Huawei, but it is pretty likely to do with the "yellow peril" distraction being peddled by the US government.

Impregnable French encryption surrenders to teen
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It was supposed to be impregnable

French security outfit Ledger has been making similar claims about its specialised hardware for storing cryptocurrencies to those that were made for the Maginot line in 1938. It seems that the gear has met a similar fate thanks to a flaw which was found and exploited by a 15 year old.

100 TB SSD is with us
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Nimbus Data beats Samsung and Seagate

Nimbus Data has released its ExaDrive DC100 SSD which can manage 100TB – much more than Samsung's 30TB SSD and Seagate's 60TB SSD monsters. 

Intel octocore chip leaked
Published in Processors

Hail Hydra

A slide of an octocore Intel chip benchmark has leaked onto the worldwide wibble. 

Kaspersky sets up in Swiss centre
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We need to show we are neutral

Security outfit Kaspersky is setting up a datacenter in Switzerland to counter moves in the United States, Britain and Lithuania last year to stop using the company’s products because of Russian government influence in the country.

AMD will patch some CTS Labs flaws
Published in Processors

It is not another Spectre

Chipmaker AMD us planning to release patches to fix some of the flaws in its microprocessors pointed out by CTS Labs last week.

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scapegoating me
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Cambridge University academic said he was assured his work was legal

A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users said he had been made a scapegoat by the social network and a UK-based political consultancy that is accused of trying to sway public opinion for Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump.

LG releases open-sourced version of webOS
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Wants it adopted beyond LG tellies

LG just released an open-sourced version of webOS which it hopes will drive further adoption of webOS beyond LG televisions, smart refrigerators, and the never-released smartwatch.