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Violin Memory axes staff just before Christmas, gives CFO $150k bonus

Cash gift-wrapped to keep beancounter sweet for next couple of months

LeEco Le Pro 3: Low-cost, high-spec Droid takes on the big boys with a big fat batt

ReviewStonkingly good grunt, battery life, some rough edges

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

On-CallI'm tall, handsome, ready to commit and don't know how to operate the ENTER key

Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

Policy

Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'

Battistelli's agency also slapped down by international tribunal for unfair disciplinary hearings
03 Dec 12:23
Personal Tech

Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

Software fix coming after Puma 6 code bug hits Virgin Media, Comcast, Arris and other boxes
03 Dec 09:32
Security

'Toyota dealer stole my wife's saucy snaps from phone, emailed them to a swingers website'

Texas pastor and spouse sue automaker, sales boss cuffed
40 Comments
03 Dec 01:27
Business

VCs to Trump: You know what would really make America great? Tax breaks for VCs

Silicon Valley sugar daddies want more cash to throw at startups
02 Dec 23:43
Policy

Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

US giants balk at demands to reveal source code, schematics
23 Comments
02 Dec 22:17
Cloud

Amazon tries again with AppStream because customers didn't like it

Tired of desktop apps that respond instantly? Banish them to the browser
02 Dec 20:48
Personal Tech

Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy

Battery woes blamed on indecent exposure during manufacturing
13 Comments
02 Dec 18:59
Policy F-35Bs fly past HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth dockyard, Scotland. Crown copyright

HMS Queen Lizzie to carry American jets and sail in support of US foreign policy

She might as well wear the Stars and Stripes at this rate
42 Comments
02 Dec 17:00
Policy Photo by Klean Denmark

Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg

Interview Bursting the filter bubble with Dr Layton
32 Comments
02 Dec 16:00
Storage

Dell EMC kills off VxRack Neutrino

EOL for hyper-converged, rack-scale, turnkey turkey
02 Dec 15:36
Networks

Internet of Things alliance LoRa: Licence to WAN? Yes please

Coughing up for spectrum might be worth it for quality of service
02 Dec 13:58
Business

HPE UK preps the redundancy ride as Chrimbo looms

Not compulsory... yet! On track to shift 60% of service staff to 'low-cost countries'
20 Comments
02 Dec 13:32
Networks

Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum

Heads in sand time. If service providers don't admit a problem exists, does it?
12 Comments
02 Dec 12:36
Security

Sh... IoT just got real: Mirai botnet attacks targeting multiple ISPs

Analysis Now ZyXEL and D-Link routers from Post Office and TalkTalk under siege
22 Comments
02 Dec 12:19
Bootnotes

Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

Inventor of polymer banknote: Veggie £5 refuseniks are being 'absolutely stupid'
215 Comments
02 Dec 12:03
Storage

Pure Storage is betting its FlashArray farm on NVMe

+Comment Adoption starts in 2017 and will be leading flash interface protocol by 2019
02 Dec 11:36
Policy

Brexit means Brexit: What the heck does that mean...

... for your data?
55 Comments
02 Dec 11:01
Storage ice hockey puck

HyperGrid's ex-ice hockey player evangelist wants to slot the puck

Analysis Murphy’s Marrakech Express leads to metaphorical storage goal
02 Dec 10:00
Cloud

It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging

Redmond blames currency for UK-hosted Azure hike
78 Comments
02 Dec 09:04
Security

Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon

'SAMRi10' script hides the creds hackers crave, making box-to-box jumps harder
10 Comments
02 Dec 08:27
Personal Tech

LeEco Le Pro 3: Low-cost, high-spec Droid takes on the big boys with a big fat batt

Review Stonkingly good grunt, battery life, some rough edges
23 Comments
02 Dec 08:06
Business

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

On-Call I'm tall, handsome, ready to commit and don't know how to operate the ENTER key
100 Comments
02 Dec 07:32
Software

Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse

Thanksgiving turkey: Free turns out to be what you were willing to pay
41 Comments
02 Dec 07:02
Servers

Server market slumps as everyone stops buying

Clouds, boffins, businesses all keep hands in pockets. And ARMs are nowhere
02 Dec 05:54
Security

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

VIDS What would happen if someone sticks this USBBQ into an airplane seat socket?
58 Comments
02 Dec 04:58
Cloud

Google turns on free public NTP servers that SMEAR TIME

With a leap second coming up, smearing's quite a good idea
49 Comments
02 Dec 03:31
Cloud

'AWS is fast, punches above its weight, stings Oracle, but no knockout'

AWS re:Invent Pundits note growth in Lambda, database efforts as highlights of conf
02 Dec 02:00
Security

Shamoon malware returns to again wipe Saudi-owned computers

Iran suspected as likely source of re-vamped nastyware
02 Dec 01:58
Security

Online criminals iced as cops bury malware-spewing Avalanche

Four-year op by US and EU culminates in arrests, server seizures
11 Comments
01 Dec 23:57
Policy

Trump's FCC will soak net neutrality in gas and toss in a lit match

Narcissist in Chief recruits another anti-net-neut bod for US comms regulator
31 Comments
01 Dec 23:08
DevOps

AWS CTO: 'I truly hated the relationship with software tool vendors'

AWS re:Invent Vogels channels his inner Ballmer with pitch to code monkeys
01 Dec 22:32
Personal Tech

Finally. BlackBerry lobs out new BB10 OS update

BB to be 'a pure software company'
01 Dec 20:56
Policy

Soon only Ticketmaster will rip you off: Concert scalper bots face US ban

Senate, House pass law against automated tix snatch-and-resell
42 Comments
01 Dec 20:14
Security

Europol cop took terror dossier home, flashed it to the web accidentally

Europe's FBI sheds light on security bungle
14 Comments
01 Dec 19:37
Science

Cargo capsule goes AWOL, explodes on its way to Space Station

Suspected third-stage failure in Soyuz rocket, again
13 Comments
01 Dec 19:13
Personal Tech

Renewed calls for Tesla to scrap Autopilot after number of crashes

Consumer Watchdog fears it's all in the name
68 Comments
01 Dec 17:29

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