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Call Windows 10 anything you like – Microsoft seems to

Roundup Feeling a little befuddled and out of sorts as your summer holiday comes to an end? That’s nothing compared to confusion spilling from the Windows Insider team in this week’s roundup of Microsoft news. Throttling 19H2 The merry-go-round of version numbering continued as Microsoft pushed out 19H2 (October’s Windows 10) to the Release Preview Ring of the Windows Insider programme. Kind of. Insiders on the Release Preview ring…

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Toshiba Memory Holding Corp slurps Taiwanese firm LITE-ON’s SSD biz

Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation (TMHC) is buying LITE-ON’s SSD business for $165m. Taiwan-based LITE-ON supplies optoelectronics, storage, semiconductors and other devices. The company set up the SSD business in 2008 to design, develop and build the kit in-house and as of calendar Q1 ranked third globally for PCIe SSD revenues, according to Forward Insights. Under the terms of the agreement, Toshiba will own the LITE-ON SSD brands and operations,…

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Ah, this should totally reassure Euro workers: They’ll get Brexit EU settled status app on iPhones from October

EU citizens living in the UK will finally be able to use the settled status app on iPhones from October – the same month the UK is due to leave the European Union. So far around one million EU citizens living in Britain have applied for settled status, with at least 2.6 million yet to do so. It is currently unclear what their status would be in the event…

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Divert the power to the shields. ‘I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain!’

Who, Me? August is now just a memory, but hey – console yourself that Christmas is just around the corner. Or simply grab a caffeinated Monday beverage and take delight in another’s pain courtesy of The Register’s regular Who, Me? column. Today’s tale comes from a reader we’ll call “Jack”, who spent the early part of this century working on a project to unify the land-based communications for some…

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YouTube’s radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook’s recruiting new language boffins

Roundup Hello, here’s a quick roundup of news from the world of machine learning. Facebook has started an NLP research group: Facebook’s AI research group has launched a natural language research consortium to partner up with other boffins focused on areas like machine translation and sentiment analysis. Members in the group will receive funding and get to work with Facebook researchers on long multiyear projects. “Facebook believes strongly in…

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