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Vodafone reports sliding revenues but customers don't hate them as much

Vodafone's UK reputation is improving thanks to network improvements, the company said, pointing to a higher net promoter score as it revealed its results today. Vodafone phased out its low-end brand Talkmobile during this period. It claims a better network (with just 0.49 per cent of calls dropped) and better 4G coverage …
Team Register, 21 Jul 2017

Speaking in Tech: We NEED to do a [insert buzzword] project!

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Amy is joined by Ed and Melissa with special guest Michael Coté, director of technical marketing at Pivotal. Together they discuss IoT's turn to stink, more douchebags, AI takeovers, the rise of the content providers and zombies. The details... (00:00) Digital …
Team Register, 19 Jul 2017
The main room at Continuous Lifecycle

Machine learning, Javascript and search? We’ve expanded our agenda

Events Early bird tickets for MCubed disappear in under two weeks, so you should act now if you want to get up to speed on how to use machine learning and AI in real business, and save hundreds into the bargain. And with two more workshops added to the lineup, there’s even more reason to join us for the full three days in October. …
Team Register, 18 Jul 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle 2018 call for papers is open NOW

Continuous Lifecycle will be back in London next May, and we want to ensure we have an up to minute, real world agenda by putting your experiences implementing DevOps, Containers, CD and Automation at the heart of the programme. The call for papers is open now, and we’re looking for proposals for conference presentations and …
Team Register, 13 Jul 2017
Windows 10 Tablet Mode has a full-screen All Apps Start menu

Speaking in Tech: What is a Windows 10 licence worth these days?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Melissa Gurney is steering the nerdcast this week with co-hosts Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone to discuss Microsoft news, iPhone hacks and the shelf life of Kubernetes. The details… (0:00) Sky’s “instant” messenger support (5:55) Ring Floodlight, Android tablets, car …
Team Register, 12 Jul 2017
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Putting the machines to work for you might be easier than you think...

Event The agenda for MCubed is complete, with almost 40 of the smartest brains in machine learning and AI due in London in October to not just talk about the technology, but to show how to use it in real world organisations. And you won’t need to overtax your traditional non-silicon brain to realise that you have less than a month …
Team Register, 06 Jul 2017
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Speaking in Tech: Rock your body now, Java's back... ALL RIGHT!

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Ed, Amy and Greg are back together for this week's uber-nerd podcast with special guest Richard Seroter, senior director of product at Pivotal, to talk about bad actors in tech, destructive malware and developer productivity with obscure programming languages. The details …
Team Register, 05 Jul 2017

El Reg partners with Action for Children to give IT industry an uncomfortable night

We’re pleased as punch to announce that The Register is the official media partner for Byte Night, the annual sleepout fundraiser for Action for Children, the UK charity which has been caring and sticking up for vulnerable young people for 150 years. So, over the next few months you can expect regular exhortations to pull your …
Team Register, 05 Jul 2017

Speaking in Tech: Yes, they advised me to turn my phone off...

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week in our tech-news talk-fest, Peter Smallbone steers the ship with Ed Saipetch and special guest Ben Kepes, business leader, evangelist, entrepreneur and commentator. This week the trio discuss Ben’s adventures without a passport, OpenStack woes, AWS and Walmart …
Team Register, 28 Jun 2017
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Putting AI to work in finance? Think algorithms, ethics first

Events Ethics, algorithms and finance are all key areas for machine learning and AI, which is why we’re chuffed to announce three more excellent speakers who will be joining us at MCubed London in October. Dr Catherine Flick, of De Montfort University, will be talking ethics and morals, and while she doesn’t promise “any easy answers …
Team Register, 22 Jun 2017
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Speaking in Tech: IT's a GaaS with Trump at top

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Sarah Vela (@orchid8), senior digital communications manager at Forcepoint (@forcepointsec). They discuss new jobs, Trumping government in the cloud, buying Whole Foods with Alexa, pizza on Mars, AirBnB's shifting …
Team Register, 21 Jun 2017
Jamie Bartlett radicals lecture

Reg Radicals lecture encompasses far right, libertarians, and mushrooms...

Reg Lectures If the recent election’s clash of centre right and a bit left leaves you cold, perhaps the prospect of libertarians versus transhumanists might make you sit up and take notice. Those were just two of the alternatives Jamie Bartlett highlighted in his Register Lecture, covering his latest book, Radicals, which details two years …
Team Register, 21 Jun 2017

Putting (machine) learning and (artificial) intelligence to work

MCubed Blue sky thinking is great, but if you’re interested in what machine learning and AI means for your business right now, you should really join us at MCubed London in October. If you’re just beginning to examine what machine learning, AI and advanced analytics can do for your organisation - or your competitors’ - we’ll be …
Team Register, 19 Jun 2017
We'll get our coats.

Speaking in Tech: Googlers don't like googling. It's a fool's gerund*

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, Amy and Melissa are joined by special guest Terrence Ryan, developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform. They discuss parliamentary plots, Uber's continued descent into creepy, a new Xbox and IBM's giant cloud deal. 0:00: Bronto ribs 1:09: Terrence Ryan says …
Team Register, 14 Jun 2017
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Mcubed: More speakers join machine learning and AI extravaganza

The speaker lineup for Mcubed – our three-day dive into machine learning, AI and advanced analytics – is virtually complete, meaning now would be a really good time to snap up a cut-price early-bird ticket. Latest additions include Expero Inc's Steve Purves, who'll be discussing graph representations in machine learning, while …
Team Register, 09 Jun 2017
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Speaking in Tech: Blame millennials for customer engagement upheaval

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week Greg returns to our weekly tech-cast with Amy and Melissa, and special guest Michel Feaster, co-founder and CEO at Usermind. The crew talks about CRM evolving, startup life, tech backlash and Apple announcements. The details... (0:00) Dropping F-bombs and …
Team Register, 08 Jun 2017

Speaking in Tech: Cloud Native is quite the needy boyfriend

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Melissa Gurney leads the gang this week and Greg is still locked in a trunk somewhere. The team jumps into the BA outage, cheating emission tests, cloud portability and cloud native myths. The details... (0:00) Rage Cage: Expenses and Oracle Sh!t Sandwich (2:30) Splash …
Team Register, 31 May 2017
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Real brains discuss artificial brains in real-world London

We’re thrilled to announce the first tranche of conference speakers for the Minds Mastering Machines (M3) three-day dive into machine learning, AI and advanced analytics this Autumn. We’ll be gathering a wide range of experts together at 30 Euston Square from October 9 to 11, who will help you not just grasp the potential of …
Team Register, 30 May 2017
Kate Devlin Register Lecture

Love bots lecture thrills room full of Reg readers

If you’ve ever wondered what the development of AI and robotics might mean for your sex life, you should have been with us last month for our Register Lecture on Sex, AI, Robots and You. Kate Devlin, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London, took the capacity audience on a whizzbang …
Team Register, 30 May 2017

UK biz: Oh (yawn) GDPR? Was that *next* May? – survey

UK businesses are risking damaging fines by ignoring the implications of upcoming data protection rules, according to a new survey. A poll of 2,000 businesses by YouGov exposed a significant lack of awareness and urgency among many businesses concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on …
Team Register, 30 May 2017
The main room at Continuous Lifecycle

What happened when 300 DevOps experts took over the QE II?

Events If you couldn’t join us last week for Continuous Lifecycle London 2017, you can still get a flavour of the event with our speakers’ presentations and selected video highlights. Over 300 people joined Situation Publishing, the people behind The Register, and German publisher Heise, at the QE II building in Westminster over …
Team Register, 26 May 2017
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Uber New York class action alleges passengers overcharged $7.43m per month

Uber's New York woes are piling up, as the dial-a-ride service has now been sued by riders who believe they were being overcharged. A class action suit filed in the New York US District Court claims the UberX service has been charging users a higher-than-advertised price for rides. The suit, led by named plaintiff Jacqueline …
Team Register, 25 May 2017

Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

Intel is pushing its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port as the defacto input mode for future PCs. Chipzilla announced on Wednesday that it will be throwing its weight behind an effort to make the next-gen port standard the biggest thing since USB. Possible applications include solid-state hard drives and 4K video cameras. "Intel's …
Team Register, 24 May 2017
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M6 crowned crappiest motorway for 4G signal

The M6 is officially the UK's worst motorway for 4G coverage. Global Wireless Solutions clocked up almost a million data points to find a winner and loser. On average Britain’s linear car parks, er, motorways only maintain an LTE signal 62 per cent of the time. But the M6, originally built for ferrying northerners to Cup …
Team Register, 28 Apr 2017
Data breach

Large UK businesses are getting pwned way more than smaller ones

Larger businesses in the UK are far more likely to be victims of attacks than smaller ones, according to a survey by the British Chamber of Commerce. Nearly half (42 per cent) of companies with more than 100 staff have been hit by information spillages, hackers or malware attacks. This figure compares to 18 per cent of …
Team Register, 18 Apr 2017

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