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Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

Yet another European nation is turning up the heat on Microsoft for extracting heaps and heaps of telemetry and other intelligence from Windows 10 PCs. This time, it's privacy authorities in the Netherlands who are calling out Redmond for its hog-wild harvesting of data from machines that run Windows 10 Home and Pro. The Dutch …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Oct 2017

Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty

The Dutch are preparing to invade English seas with a fleet of 90 vessels after a previous expedition boarded the Royal Navy’s flagship and stole the Royal Coat of Arms from her. In a celebration of Dutch Admiral De Ruyter’s 1667 raid on Chatham Dockyard, which resulted in English flagship HMS Royal Charles being boarded and …
Gareth Corfield, 24 Feb 2017

Dutch students serve up world's first 'drone café'

Visitors to Eindhoven University of Technology's Dream and Dare Festival over the next couple of days will able to pop into the world's first "drone café", where an interactive UAV will serve booze to eager punters. The "Blue Jay" initiative is designed to showcase the potential capabilities of domestic drones, and although …
Lester Haines, 22 Apr 2016
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Drone-busting eagles to darken Blighty's skies?

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they're looking into deploying drone-busting eagles, a few days after a Scottish MP called for cops north of the border to investigate the possibility of using feathered interceptors to deal with growing flocks of wild UAVs. According to the Times, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe …
Lester Haines, 8 Feb 2016
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Dutch cops train anti-drone eagle squadron

Dutch cops are mulling the idea of a drone-busting eagle squadron - one of a range of possible methods under consideration to wrest back control of the skies from UAV hordes. Trained eagles are apparently a deadly serious proposal, and police video released over the weekend shows talons can be effective weapons against a …
Lester Haines, 1 Feb 2016

Google snaps Dutch woman completely taking the piss

NSFW Google has moved with its usual lightning speed to erase an entertaining street scene captured by one of by its Street View prowlcams in the in the Dutch town of Almere. Our censored version of the Street View woman No sooner had the apparently worse for wear micturator been splashed across Live Leak than expert blurring …
Lester Haines, 2 Nov 2015

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter

We're obliged to readers who answered our recent call for post-pub nosh neckfiller suggestions, and rest assured we now have a extensive menu planned for the coming months, based on your input. One comment which caught our eye came from "dan1980", who pitched the "cheese and tomato sandwich", daringly proposing: "Add ham or …
Lester Haines, 4 Jul 2015

Apple's Dutch store plan leaves locals seeing orange red

Apple's plan to open a flagship store in Amsterdam have run into trouble after local authorities decided to gut the vendor's plan to gut an iconic building in the Dutch city. Apple is a tenant of a 90 year-old landmark building at the Leidse Square, once home to the international fashion house Hirsch & Co. The completion of …
Jan Libbenga, 12 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Hup Holland, viva España

Holland are favourites to win the World Cup according to The Reg's resident football stats expert Dr Ian McHale. But the football fan in him says Spain. Dr McHale, senior lecturer in statistics at Salford University, had Holland as favourites and Spain a close second before the tournament started. After the group stage Dr …
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Dutch clotheshorse menaces plastic surgeon

WSA Dutch clotheshorse Karen Mulder has been cuffed in Paris following a severe (alleged) derailing during which she laid into a plastic surgeon with "vicious telephone calls", as the Telegraph breathlessly puts it. Mulder on the cover of Marie Claire Those of you not up to speed on belligerent supermodel news are doubtless …
Lester Haines, 30 Jun 2009
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Street View solves Dutch mugging

In news which proves inconvenient for those of us who believe Google's Street View is nothing more than one tentacle of the Great Satan of Mountain View's humanity-supressing internet beast, Dutch press reports that snoopmobile images from the all-seeing web eye have been used to collar two muggers. A 14-year-old lad from …
Lester Haines, 19 Jun 2009
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Dutch plan 'Energy Island'

A Dutch company has proposed an interesting new kind of pumped-storage energy station. Normally, such facilities work by pumping huge uphill reservoirs full of water and letting it flow out through hydro-power turbines later on to release the stored energy. This one, however, works by emptying a huge reservoir. Concept cutaway …
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2008
The Register breaking news

Google cedes Belgium to Germany

We've got some rather shocking news this afternoon for those of you who've spent years believing you're Austrian, Belgian, Danish or Dutch - you're not. In fact, you're German, as this map from Google's comic book guide to Chrome proves: Map from Google Chrome guide showing Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Holland as part of …
Lester Haines, 2 Sep 2008

Komplett closes retail ops across Europe

Online computer components retailer Komplett ASA has pulled the plug on several of its European websites. The Norway-based firm today shut down a number of its operations across Europe, including its British, French and German websites. The channel outfit, which has 16 internet shops in 10 countries, posted the following …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2008

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