7th > November > 2017 Archive
Microsoft is suing the US government to prevent the deportation of immigrants – including at least 45 of its own staffers – who are in America under the now-dying DACA program.
Trying to duck patent sueballs slung by Cisco didn't stop Arista from claiming record revenue and profit for its most recent quarter.
Cisco's pushed a fix for a border gateway protocol (BGP) denial-of-service bug in its IOS XE operating system.
OPENSTACK SYDNEYThe OpenStack Foundation has started to scope what it will take to make its software a suitable platform on which to run machine learning workloads.
A security researcher has turned up new ways to silently hijack and infect Android devices via malicious Wi-Fi packets over the air.
A US judge has ruled that world+dog must help block Sci-Hub, a publisher of scientific texts, which will likely result in protracted battles with Internet companies over their responsibility for copyright infringement.
AWS has revealed it has created a new hypervisor based on KVM, not the Xen hypervisor on which it has relied for years.
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings could be on its way to the small screen.
Several large gaps have been found in the IEEE's P1735 cryptography standard that can be exploited to unlock or tamper with encrypted system-on-chip blueprints.
Imagine the candles on its birthday cake: Astro-eggheads detect galaxy born in universe's first billion years
A large international team of astronomers has detected one of the oldest galaxies in the universe we've seen to date – born within a billion years after the Big Bang.
InterviewApache OpenOffice 4.1.4 finally shipped on October 19, five months later than intended, but the software is still a bit buggy.
ReviewEvery now and again in the world of gadgets there is a confluence of technologies that make something new possible. A better take on a familiar task.
Robot-assisted surgery costs more time and money than traditional methods, but isn't more effective, for certain types of operations.
As the European Commission mulls Google's own remedy to its anti-competitive behaviour on the web, the former startup behind the original complaint has warned of possible consequences.
The cloud is a highly competitive arena, where cloud providers jostle for market share. We know of Microsoft's long haul against Amazon’s AWS, but of late Oracle has cranked up the noise against Jeff Bezos' market leader while trying to break past Google and IBM.
Opening up the processes that underpin algorithms may well magnify the risk of hacking, widen privacy concerns and stifle innovation, Google has told MPs in the UK.
BT is once again hiking prices, with punters facing an extra £30 on their annual broadband bill in the new year.
AWS has a reputation for ratcheting up prices as customers migrate more workloads to its sprawling rack empire – but a bunch of UK users endured a sphincter-tightening moment today when they checked their bill.
The outgoing executive chairman of Cisco, John Chambers, has made no secret about his desire to invest in drones in his life after the Borg. But now he has also revealed his passion for cricket farming.
Would-be entrepreneur and tech magpie will.i.am's startup, i.am+, has bagged $117m venture funding from Salesforce.
Apple has continued to avoid the heavier taxes that some countries would like to exact by moving parts of its company to Jersey, the Paradise Papers have revealed.
Under acquisitive siege by Broadcom, Qualcom has invested millions in NVMe-over-fabrics array startup Excelero.
A speculative new study suggests that nucleic acids, proteins and cell membranes – precursors to life Earth – first grew from a single kickstarting molecule named diamidophosphate.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) supplier Pivot3 saw better than 50 per cent sequential growth in its bookings from the second to third 2017 quarters. It said it had a record number of million-dollar orders in both the video surveillance and data centre areas.
AEV Bill"Pointy-headed technocrats" behind autonomous vehicles tech are worried that a proposed new law won't protect the public from huge financial claims if a mass hack of a driverless car fleet occurs.
Quebecois' savings are being wagered on the success of a Montreal-based data management firm via a venture fund that aims to boost local biz.
UpdatedSecurity researchers have said they've uncovered a new way for hackers to crash Brother printers.
SketchWith the TV landscape changing faster than some viewers change their socks, today's marathon grilling of BBC bosses at Westminster took on some urgency.
The Mirai botnet is alive and kicking more than a year after its involvement in a DDoS attack that left many of the world's biggest websites unreachable.
Mobile phone data could be used to gather information on people's workplaces for future censuses as the government tries to cut the cost of producing population statistics.
The UK's surveillance laws have been put under the spotlight today as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) heard legal complaints against the government's spying powers.
+CommentComtrade's HYCU product snuggled up to Nutanix as its most friendly data protection platform. The latest release sidles even closer with a great big Nutanix bearhug.
An American startup claiming to be building a modern-day Concorde is hiring a test pilot.
“Ask more of your phone,” is the Pixel 2's official marketing slogan. It's not a good sign when early adopters are asking Google for more support.
There's a lot of hair-pulling among Ethereum alt-coin hoarders today – after a programming blunder in Parity's wallet software let one person bin $280m of the digital currency belonging to scores of strangers, probably permanently.
The Linux kernel USB subsystem has more holes than a donut shop. On Monday, Google security researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed 14 Linux USB flaws found using syzkaller, a kernel fuzzing tool developed by another Google software engineer, Dmitry Vyukov.
Google stablemate Waymo has begun testing its self-driving cars on the mean streets of Phoenix, Arizona, without a single driver at the wheel.
UpdatedAfter watching customer after customer screw up their AWS S3 security and expose highly sensitive files publicly to the internet, Amazon has responded.
Google has released its November security update for Android, addressing a bag of security holes.