IBM. Sigh. Revenues. Sigh. Down. Sigh. For the 20th quarter in a row
IBM says it is right on track for the coming fiscal year: everything is going to plan and its sales are falling just as expected. Hurrah for Big Blue!
Oracle patches Solaris 10 hole exploited by NSA spyware tool – and 298 other security bugs
Oracle today emitted a huge batch of 299 security fixes for its software – including a patch for a vulnerability exploited by a leaked NSA tool that can hijack Solaris systems.
Australian Taxation Office successfully replaces SAN, web site then fails anyway
The Australian Taxation Office says its planned Easter outage to replace its infamously wobbly HPE storage area network went well.
Can nothing stop the Veeam tank? We hate to save you a click but: No
Has Veeam's record-breaking growth halted? Er, in a word, no.
Release the hounds! Xen 4.9's first RC is out and wants testing
The Xen Project's wheeled out the first release candidate of Xen 4.9 and reckons it will be ready to launch in the first week of June 2017.
Facebook brews Caffe2 AI toolkit so apps can give SnapChat a slap
F8 2017Facebook has open sourced Caffe2, the toolbox of deep-learning software its own developers use to train AI models and build apps.
Google's cloudy image recognition is easily blinded, say boffins
Google's Cloud Vision API is easily blinded by the addition of a little noise to the images it analyses, say a trio of researchers from the Network Security Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Revealed: Scammers plaster Google Maps with pins to lure punters from honest traders
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and Google, are clamping down on fake businesses trying to scam victims through Google Maps.
Fixing your oven can cook your computer
UpdatedIf your Hotpoint cooker or washer's on the blink, don't arrange a repair by visiting the manufacturer's website: the appliance vendor has been inadvertently foisting nastyware onto visitors.
Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink
The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup captured on video beating his wife and threatening to kill her is, due to an offered plea deal, likely to spend less than 30 days behind bars to avoid being deported.
Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs
A developer using the handle “Zeffy” claims to have found a way around Microsoft's ban on updates for old versions of Windows on shiny new CPUs.
How to breathe new life into your legacy kit now you've gone hybrid
Several things change when you decide to move from an in-house technology setup to a hybrid infrastructure. And if part of the move involves relocating services and applications from the on-premises installation into the cloud, one of those changes is that some equipment suddenly becomes underemployed.
Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?
Researchers from Princeton and Stanford University have developed an ad blocker that they claim could end the ad blocking "arms race" for good.
Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly
Open Source InsiderWrite, as I have, about Firefox and you receive the usual slew of critics who demand to know why Firefox matters? Who cares if Firefox continues to exist? This is often accompanied by "Chrome is better! Chrome is all we need!"
Ex-West Ham winger charged twice over cybershenanigans
Detectives from Operation Falcon, the Metropolitan Police's cybercrime unit, have charged a footballer with two fraud-related offences.
Toshiba spins out new NAS disk drive with its fastest transfer rate yet
Toshiba has a new 8TB NAS disk drive with its fastest data transfer rate.
Data trashed? When RPO 0 isn't enough
World Backup Day came and went – did you notice? It seems the only thing we've learned is that everyone wants Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) of 0. Unfortunately, aggressive RPO targets are hard. They affect the design of real world environments, and are sometimes not possible.
Game authors demand missing ZX Spectrum reboot royalties
Suppliers of Retro Computers Ltd are calling for the company to pay the royalties they claim it owes for bundling their games with its ZX Spectrum Vega console.
UK.gov survey shines light on cybersecurity threats to businesses
Phishing and ransomware remain the most pressing security threats for UK business, according to a government-backed survey out Wednesday.
IBM storage revenues grew? Hahaha, good one. Oh, you're serious
AnalysisDespite falling server sales, IBM has reversed 22 quarters of decline in storage hardware revenue, offset by a leap in flash storage array sales. It's also, we think, number 3 in overall storage sales.
30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'
London gun owners are asking questions of the Metropolitan Police after the force seemingly handed the addresses of 30,000 firearm and shotgun owners to a direct mail marketing agency for a commercial firm's advertising campaign.
Court favours Nexsan over EMC in Unity trademark squabble
EMC will probably have to change the name of its Unity array, now that a court has found in favour of Nexsan's use of the trademark.
Microsoft touts SQL Server 2017 as 'first RDBMS with built-in AI'
Microsoft is due to announce what it's calling "the first RDBMS with built-in AI". In other words, a community technology preview of SQL Server 2017 with additional support for R and – for the first time – Python.
Sending data to the cloud is our business and business is GOOD
Helping organisations send and access stored data in the public cloud is good business for gateway supplier Nasuni, which is expanding its corporate waistline. As are competitors Avere and Panzura.
PACK YOUR BAGS! Boffins spot Earth-size planet most likeliest yet to harbor alien life
Scientists have spotted a planet slightly larger than Earth orbiting a distant star that looks to be the best contender yet for hosting life as we know it.
Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss
F8 2017Facebook all but admitted the failure of chatbots last month – with the announcement that developers building Messenger bot can hide text input boxes and offer menu-driven conversations instead.
So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only
Microsoft has introduced a new authentication method for logging into its online accounts: rather than remember and type in a complex password, use an app on your smartphone to confirm it's really you logging in and not some miscreant.
If you've stayed at a Holiday Inn you may have lost more than a good night's sleep (like maybe your bank card)
In February, Intercontinental Hotels Group alerted customers that some of its US locations had been infected with credit-card-stealing malware. Now it has admitted the cyber-outbreak is much worse than first thought.
We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI
A new factsheet by the NSA and FBI has laid bare ludicrous contradictions in how US intelligence agencies choose to interpret a law designed to prevent spying on American citizens, but which they use to achieve exactly that end.
nbn™ joins standards body CableLabs
Yet more evidence, as if we needed it, that nbn™ has little interest in more FTTP nbn™, the organisation building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has won membership of CableLabs, the global R&D body that develops technologies and standards that help cable operators deploy new services on existing hybrid fibre coax (HFC) networks.
Google's healthcare cousin to stick 10,000 human guinea pigs under the microscope
Alphabet’s healthcare arm, and Google stablemate, Verily Life Sciences has today announced Project Baseline: a study that will glean massive amounts of healthcare records by monitoring thousands of patients over four years.