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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!
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2017
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Oracle acrobatics in the cloud

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.
Iain Thomson, 19 Apr 2017
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Parliament House Canberra

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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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WWI French tank picture via Shutterstock

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.
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
Xen project logo

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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Katyanna Quach, 19 Apr 2017
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Google cloud vision API errors once noise is added

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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Katyanna Quach, 19 Apr 2017
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Smart oven

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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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Skip full of rubbish outside an office building. Photo via SHUTTERSTOCK

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.
Dave Cartwright, 19 Apr 2017
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Nuclear War

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.
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Apr 2017
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Soliders marching photo via Shutterstock

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!"
Scott Gilbertson, 19 Apr 2017
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Football goes into the net/ photo by shutterstock

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.
Alexander J Martin, 19 Apr 2017
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Story no longer published.
Team Register, 19 Apr 2017
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Speaking in Tech: Hacking Microsoft Windows? That's cute

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Team Register, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
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Burned out van photo via Shutterstock

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.
Trevor Pott, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Gareth Corfield, 19 Apr 2017
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phishing

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.
John Leyden, 19 Apr 2017
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IBM CEO 'Ginni' Rometty

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.
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
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Metropolitan police image via Shutterstock

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.
Gareth Corfield, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Alexander J Martin, 19 Apr 2017
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Money cloud

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.
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Iain Thomson, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Thomas Claburn, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2017
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hotel

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.
Iain Thomson, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Apr 2017
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Network scientists

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.
Simon Sharwood, 19 Apr 2017
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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.
Katyanna Quach, 19 Apr 2017
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Qualcomm takes $1bn BlackBerry bite like a champ, struts away

Qualcomm is blaming a $974m pile of cash it had to fork out to BlackBerry for huge drops in revenues in its second quarter.
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2017

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