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Continuous Lifecycle: Blind-bird tickets set to fly off for good

Events You've got just one week left to snap up tickets for our two-day conference at Continuous Lifecycle London for just £500 plus VAT. The speaker schedule for the conference next May, and a brace of workshop days, will be announced at the end of this month. But you can save hundreds off the full ticket price by buying now. As …
Team Register, 23 Nov 2017

The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

The Register is reviewing its relationship with columnist and Shoreditch entrepreneur Mr Steve Bong MBE after Mr Bong admitted to having a close working relationship with the Kremlin this week, in a piece titled Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story Mr Bong rose to prominence after The …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2017

Apple whispers how its face-fingering AI works

Apple has let us all in on a little secret: how its deep-learning-based face detection software works in iOS 10 and later. In a blog post published this week, the Cupertino giant described in a fair amount of detail how its algorithms operate. The biz revealed its code is based on OverFeat, a model developed by researchers at …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2017
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Thinking about Continuous Lifecycle London 2018? Have we got a deal for you?

Events The call for papers for Continuous Lifecycle London 18 is closed and we’re putting the finishing touches to the draft agenda before informing the lucky speakers. Why are we telling you this? Because as we cleared up the empty pizza boxes and coffee cups left by the programme committee after they reviewed over 150 proposals …
Team Register, 3 Nov 2017
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New Optane disks appear on web shops' lists

Sharp-eyed storage-watchers have noticed some new Intel solid state disks with Chipzilla's Optane 3D Xpoint memory/storage aboard popping up on web stores. Four SKUs are listed in many web shops, all with the name 900P, but the following product numbers and qualities: SSDPE21D280GASM, a 2.5-inch drive with 280GB capacity and …
Team Register, 25 Oct 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Agile pioneer Dr Linda Rising to keynote

Events We're chuffed, delighted and excited to announce that our first keynote for Continuous Lifecycle will be Agile development pioneer Dr Linda Rising. And if having Linda set the tone for the conference wasn't enough, she will also be running an exclusive workshop at the event. Linda's career has spanned the worlds of academia, …
Team Register, 20 Oct 2017

Power: The ultimate web-based commodity

Events If you've ever wondered who really controls today's upside-down, digital-soaked world, you should really join us next month when we consider "The Secrets of Power in the Digital Age". Carl Miller's upcoming book, Power, will examine all these questions and he joins us on November 7 to talk about his efforts to track down and …
Team Register, 19 Oct 2017
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Tell us what you're doing in DevOps, Containers, and Agile

Events If you want to tell a few hundred of your peers just what you've been doing with DevOps, Containers, Agile and Continuous Delivery, you've got till midnight this Friday to respond to the Continuous Lifecycle London call for papers. Whether you've gone beyond the cutting edge, or are in the middle of a leap from the decidedly …
Team Register, 17 Oct 2017
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Power, Sex, Platform Wars... Register Autumn Lectures tackle them all

Lectures We've got a brace of cracking Register lectures coming up over the next two months that dive into digital culture past and present. And we really want you to be there. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture has always tended to fracture …
Team Register, 5 Oct 2017

Citrix patches Netscaler hole, ARM TrustZone twisted, Android Dirty COW exploited – and more security fails

Roundup As ever, it has been a busy week on the security front with good news, some very bad reports, corporate failings all round and troubling signs ahead for those worried about government intrusion in the online world. Here's El Reg's take on the resulting wreckage. Cloudflare opens up protection Among the good news, Cloudflare …
Team Register, 29 Sep 2017
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Need to get up to speed on machine learning, AI?

There are just 25 tickets left for MCubed, our machine learning, AI and analytics conference, so if you want to spend two days learning how those technologies could change your business, you need to secure your ticket now. We’ve worked hard to bring together a speaker lineup in Central London that won’t just talk about what AI …
Team Register, 26 Sep 2017
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Register Lectures tackle war and power... in the digital world at least

Lectures If mists and mellow fruitfulness aren't your thing, celebrate Autumn by joining us for a pair of hard-hitting Register lectures which examine some of the pricklier issues dogging the digital world. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture …
Team Register, 21 Sep 2017
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Reg reader Regina is doing Byte Night - and so should you

A trio of plucky Reg fans from Shepherd’s bush are braving the mean streets of London next month to raise money for Byte Night - and you should really join them. Regina Bluman, marketing manager at OryxAlign, signed for this year’s Byte Night with two of her colleagues after seeing a tweet from The Register encouraging people …
Team Register, 13 Sep 2017

Why is it that geeks' favourite enemies are... other geeks?

Reg Event Geeks have often enjoyed a fractious relationship with non-techies, but nowhere near as toxic as their relationships with other geeks who dare to have slightly different tech preferences. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture has always …
Team Register, 1 Sep 2017

Wanna spend a day getting deeply hands-on with machine learning?

Events If you want to get deep and hands-on with machine learning, you'll be chuffed to know that we’ve added two more cracking workshops to our lineup at MCubed. On October 11, Laurent Catto will be delivering a workshop on Machine Learning with R, aimed at participants who are not experts in machine learning but have some …
Team Register, 31 Aug 2017

Heavy sleeper? Put your god-given talent to work and raise some cash

If you always sleep like a log, we’ve got just the thing for you - do some good by spending the night roughing it on the streets with a bunch of your industry compatriots in October, and raise a bunch of cash for vulnerable children into the bargain. Why would we want to force our loyal readers onto the streets? Because The …
Team Register, 15 Aug 2017

Speaking in Tech: The net neutrality hearing? I'm, uh, washing my hair

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise This week, Ed and Melissa are joined by Lauren Malhoit, co-host of TechWiseTV. Together they dive into Black Hat phone prep, Meg Whitman's departure from HP Inc, net neutrality and Russian robots that swipe right or kill you. The details... (0:00) Lauren puts Greg in the …
Team Register, 2 Aug 2017

MCubed: Early bird tickets offer ends on Monday

Let’s make this quick. The early bird ticket offer for MCubed, our three-day extravaganza of machine learning, AI and analytics, will evaporate Monday evening, giving you just a few days to save hundreds of pounds on tickets for the conference and our deep dive workshops. We’ve built this conference explicitly for people who …
Team Register, 28 Jul 2017
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Bone-up on machine learning and AI and enjoy your hols

If you want to get on top of machine learning and learn how AI is leaping from the lab to the world of businesses, you could buy "something" for Dummies at the airport en route to the beach... Or you could save a few hundred quid by buying an early bird ticket for MCubed, our three day exploration of ML and AI in business, in …
Team Register, 25 Jul 2017

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
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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

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, 5 Jul 2017
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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
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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, 9 Jun 2017
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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

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