Spooked Cisco chief phoned AWS, asked: You're not making a switch, are you?
Networks hardware makers can rest easy: the tech titan that is Amazon Web Services isn't going to be selling switches any time soon, which will likely be music to the ears of current AWS supplier Cisco.
Ah, British summer. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the internet is on the fritz
As the big red ball in the sky continued to shine on the UK, internet providers decided to have a bit of a lie-down, with Sky, TalkTalk and leased line specialist M24Seven all taking a turn on the sun-lounger.
Liquidators appointed for Tintri UK as DDN bids to become reseller
Liquidators were today appointed to squeeze Tintri UK for whatever cash they can get out of the fallen business.
Azure running out of internets in UK South, starts rationing VMs
There are rumblings that Azure is having capacity issues once again, with customers in the UK South region reporting problems getting new VMs provisioned.
British Airways' latest TITSUP* caused by Amadeus system outage
Exclusive The British Airways IT system failure that caused the grounding of flights around the world yesterday was caused by an outage at third-party travel tech supplier Amadeus.
Taps running dry for Capita? Southern Water pens 5-year managed service
The water wells across parts of England* may be running dry but Southern Water has kept the taps running on its long running managed service deal with Capita, extending the contacts initially by five years for £30m.
5G whizz: Ericsson just turned in first profit since 2016
Ericsson has dodged a loss for the first time in two years, after 18 months under the strict regime imposed by CEO Börje Ekholm, who took the reins at the vendor at the start of 2017.
Azure promises keep your backups safe and snug for up to 10 years
Microsoft continued its drive to encourage SQL Server customers to move their precious data to its cloudy towers with the announcement that long-term retention and automatic failover had finally hit the big time.
Want to save more on Serverless Computing? You’ve gotta be FaaS
If you like simplifying your infrastructure, saving money, and beating deadlines, you’ll want to know that you’ve got just one month to save hundreds of pounds on tickets for Serverless Computing London.
Why why why Di Data? Brit limb Advanced Infrastructure has date with administrators
Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure (DDAI) will not be providing network plumbing to the construction industry again – at least in its current guise – because the business is in administration.
Airbus UK infosec gros fromage: Yep, we work with arch-rivals Boeing
Airbus's UK infosec chief, Ian Goslin, has said that cyber-attack attribution is a matter for "nation states" – and has questioned whether some critical national infrastructure companies are taking the infosec threat seriously.
Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century
Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went.
Windows Server 2019 tweaked to stop it getting clock-blocked
Microsoft Windows Server 2019, coming later this year, will include UTC-compliant leap second support, both for added and subtracted time. But there will be no smearing.
Elon Musk, his arch nemesis DeepMind swear off AI weapons
Hundreds of organisations and thousands of techies, including Elon Musk, Demis Hassabis from Google's DeepMind, and the head of the Chocolate Factory's AI lab Jeff Dean have promised never to support the development of autonomous weapons.
Oz researchers, uni unite against Defence overreach
Australia’s research and university communities have united against what they see as Department of Defence overreach: the brass-hats want greater powers to control international collaboration.
Telco IT admins on red alert as Cisco flings out patches for security holes in policy toolkit
Cisco has emitted 25 product security advisories – with four critical bugs flattened in its service provider-oriented Cisco Policy Suite.
ME! ME! ME! – Intel's management tech gets a quartet of chip fixes
In case you missed it, Chipzilla has gone public with more patches for the Intel Management Engine.
Big(ish) Blue: IBM sales creep up three per cent, share price follows suit
IBM is touting the growth in its "strategic imperatives" business lineup with helping its revenues once again gain over the year-ago quarter.
Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul
An engineer is suing Pinscreen, a startup that supposedly uses AI to generate cartoon avatars of people, claiming he was illegally fired and assaulted after confronting the CEO about its allegedly faked technology.
Bloke accused of netting $5m on inside info about Lattice Semiconductor
A Chinese investor has been charged in America with insider trading after allegedly using Lattice Semiconductor secrets to turn a massive profit on Wall Street.
Who's leaving Amazon S3 buckets open online now? Cybercroooks, US election autodialers
Security biz Kromtech has unearthed two more embarrassing – and potentially dangerous – cases of groups leaving mass data caches unguarded on the public internet.
Google Cloud Platform reins in its trigger-happy account-axing AI cops
With no mention of Tuesday's Cloud Platform service troubles, Google on Wednesday heralded the arrival of click-to-deploy Kubernetes apps in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace.
Will this biz be poutine up the cash? Hackers demand dosh to not leak stolen patient records
Hackers say they will leak patient and employee records stolen from a Canadian healthcare provider unless they are paid off.
Windows 10 IoT Core Services unleashed to public preview
Be still your beating hearts, Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core Services has hit public preview and the software giant has indicated just how much it is all going to cost.
Brits whinging less? About ISPs, networks and TV? It's gotta be a glitch in the Matrix
The great British tradition of huffing, tutting and whinging is in grave peril. Regulator Ofcom has reported a decline in complaints across telecoms, mobile and TV services.
So long and thanks for all the fixes: ERPScan left out of credits on Oracle bug-bash list
Oracle fixed 17 flaws in its products found by ERPScan researchers without acknowledging the application security firm, which was recently and controversially sanctioned in the US.
Mellanox plumps up thanks to the storage world's hankering for high-speed Ethernet
High-speed Ethernet biz Mellanox has posted record revenues for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, driven in part by Dell EMC and HPE's seeming insatiable appetite for Ethernet switches.
Brit watchdog fines child sex abuse inquiry £200k over mass email blunder
The UK's data watchdog today issued the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) a £200,000 penalty after it sent a bulk email to participants that identified possible victims of historical crimes.
Reduxio turns inward and, er, sales off for the channel
Israeli storage startup Reduxio, with its shiny new CEO, is going to sell only via channel middlemen and has waved bye to another exec.
Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave
Analysis What convinced the European Commission that it had a Microsoft-scale competition problem on its hands with Google isn't a mystery. Google engaged in a carbon copy of '90s Microsoft-style tactics.
Microsoft's 'room-scale' Ginormonitor probably not as big as a room
Lovers of big screens in boardrooms, rejoice! The first of Microsoft's Ginormonitors (aka Windows Collaboration Displays) has arrived at Redmond's partner shindig in Las Vegas.
Call records breach let users feel like Movistars (with everyone watching who they're talking to)
Telefonica Spain has inadvertently exposed the personal details of customers of its Movistar division.
Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever
The shape of the smartphone is changing as a fad turns into a long-term trend, a business analyst has noted.
Continuous Lifecycle 2019 call for papers is open NOW
Events Continuous Lifecycle London returns in May 2019, and we want to hear your proposals for conference sessions and all-day workshops, spanning the full range of agile, DevOps, application lifecycle management, CD, and container technologies and methodologies.
Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you
Comment Micron's commercial discussions with Intel over 3D XPoint have concluded that the tech partnership will be dissolved once second-gen development is completed next year.
Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes
Analysis Imagine if Intel had decided in the 1980s that all of its CPUs henceforth would have a vast parallel processing unit worthy of a Cray supercomputer, integrated into every chip. This would quadruple the price of an Intel microprocessor, but "future-proof" its PCs.
Samsung’s new phone-as-desktop is slick, fast and ready for splash-down ... somewhere
Hands-On I’m typing this story on a phone – a Galaxy S9+ to be precise, lodged in Samsung’s new “DeX Pad” not-a-dock that turns its high-end handsets into passable desktops when connected to a monitor or tellie over HDMI.
PayPal's pal Venmo spaffs your pals' payments – and yours
PayPal-owned digital wallet Venmo shares way too much data via its public API, according to Berlin-based researcher Hang Do Thi Duc.
Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes
Microsoft’s launched a new bug bounty program, this time for identity services.
Samsung touts bonkers-fast 8 Gbit DRAM for phones, AIs
Samsung has shown off the first prototype of a somewhat-bonkers DRAM chip: at 8 Gbits, it's not news in terms of scale, but the LPDDR5 silicon pushes bits out the door at 6,400 megabits per second.
People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking
Google thinks the time has come for widespread adoption of PCs-as-a-service, so has offered up its own experience as an exemplar how to get it done.
AI can untangle the jumble of neurons packed in brain scans
Video AI can help neurologists automatically map the connections between different neurons in brain scans, a tedious task that can take hundreds and thousands of hours.
The crowd roars and Ruckus joins in with 802.11ax kit
Ruckus Networks has focussed on high-density environments with its entry into the 802.11ax Wi-Fi market.
Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks
Former Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton will return to the role after a six-week break, because his replacement has been dumped for breaching the company's code of conduct.
Google to build private trans-Atlantic cable from US to France
Google has announced its first private trans-Atlantic cable, with landings at Virginia Beach in the US and on the French Atlantic coast.
AWS launches on-premises EC2 instances for reverse hybrid cloud
In a major departure from its usual cloud-only stance, Amazon Web Services has announced it’s now possible to run EC2 instances with on-premises hardware – but only its own Snowball Edge devices.
Blood test biz LabCorp pulls plug on systems over hacker fears
Medical biz LabCorp shut down some of its systems last week after it detected "suspicious activity" on its network.
IBM attempts to graft virtual machine security onto container flexibility
IBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems.
Webinar: Get a good look at Microsoft’s Windows Analytics suite
Promo Windows Analytics is a cloud-based suite of solutions that provides proactive insights into the current state of a Windows environment.
Scumbag confesses in court: LuminosityLink creepware was my baby
A US software developer has admitted to selling and supporting spyware after originally claiming his remote access tool was legitimate admin software.
By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter
Jupiter already had the most moons in the Solar System, but now scientists have discovered twelve new ones bringing the total up to 79.
Y'know... Publishing tech specs may be fair use, says appeals court
In a victory for those supporting open access to technical specifications, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated injunctions [PDF] that prohibited Public.Resource.Org (PRO) from publishing copyrighted technical standards online.
US voting systems (in Oregon) potentially could be hacked (11 years ago) by anybody (in tech support)
Updated A US voting machine manufacturer has admitted some of its systems sold in the early 2000s had a remote access tool installed.
Commvault simplifies product count, condenses 20 into 4
Just three months after activist investor Elliott Management invaded Commvault’s board-level considerations, the company has announced a radical simplification of its product strategy, shoehorning 20 individual products into four master ones and pumping improvements into its channel program.
Look, what's that over there? Sophos nips Windows DNS DLL false positive in the bud
A Windows operating system library was wrongly identified as malware by Sophos's antivirus scanner for some users on Tuesday.
Devs: This is another fine Mesh you've got us into, Microsoft
From the department of "things punted to public preview before they're totally ready" comes Azure Service Fabric Mesh.
What's in a name? For Cambridge Analytica, about a quid apparently
Administrators dealing with the group of firms affiliated with Cambridge Analytica were offered a pound for the now infamous brand – but didn't accept.
Russia's national vulnerability database is a bit like the Soviet Union – sparse and slow
Russia's vulnerability database is much thinner than its US or Chinese counterparts – but it does contain a surprisingly high percentage of security bugs exploited by its cyber-spies.
TalkTalk shrugs off moaning customers to claim 80,000 more
UK comms provider TalkTalk grew its customer base by a net 80,000 in the first quarter of FY19, the company said in a trading update today. 2.1 million subscribers are now on fixed-price plans.
Shouting lager, lager... Carlsberg's beer AI can now tell pilsners apart
Denmark-based brewing giant Carlsberg has reported good progress in its attempts to turn Microsoft's Azure AI into a robot beer sniffer.
Yar, thar she blows: Corp-cash-stealing email whaling attacks now a $12.5bn industry
Business email accounts remain a lucrative way for scammers to get into companies and turn a quick buck.
Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach
Updated Capita has admitted a bug in an information management system used by 21,000 UK schools could have incorrectly linked contact details to the wrong pupils – an incident with huge implications for pupils' data protection.
Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no
Security experts have poured scorn on plans by US president Donald Trump to work more closely with Russia on cybersecurity.
Oracle cuts ribbon on distributed ledger service
Oracle confirmed a bunch of firms in financial services - traditionally a conservative sector - were among the first to test its blockchain platform that today was made generally available to all and sundry.
Skype Classic headed for the chopping block on September 1
Windows users still clinging onto to the halcyon days of Skype 7 (aka "Classic") were warned last night to move to version 8 or face the service dying from September 1.
You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way
Here at El Reg towers, our backroom boffins have been toiling away improving our proudly Perl-based homegrown online publishing system.
LG G7 ThinkQ: Ropey AI, but a feast for sore eyes and ears
Review Samsung's giant rival for 50 years, LG, has gone toe-to-toe with the bigger chaebol throughout the smartphone era. Three years ago, LG was firing all cylinders. Its 2014 flagship had introduced the first QHD+ panel; and its successor offered great design (custom leatherbacks) while retaining the removable battery Samsung discarded as it tried to emulate the clean glass lines of the iPhone.
EU plans for domestic exascale supercomputer chips: A RISC-y business
Analysis The European Union's consortium to develop European microprocessors for future supercomputers has taken a few more steps towards its goal of delivering a locally made exascale chip by 2025.
Azure certifications are awful, Microsoft admits, so it has made new ones
Microsoft has admitted that the certifications it created for Azure admins aren’t very good.
Don't panic about domain fronting, an SNI fix is getting hacked out
Over the weekend, at the IETF Hackathon in Montreal, Canada, software engineers from Apple, Cloudflare, Fastly and Mozilla made some progress toward closing a privacy gap affecting network communications.
Gov.UK to make its lovely HTML exportable as parlous PDFs
The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) has revealed it’s working on a tool that will export its web pages as PDFs.
‘Elders of the Internet’ apologise for social media, recommend Trump filters to fix it
A new Internet Engineering Task Force draft proposes to apologise for social media.
'007' code helps stop Spectre exploits before they exist
Black hats haven't yet found a way to mass-exploit the Spectre vulnerability – but mitigations are already arriving.
Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down
Western Digital will close its hard disk drive factory in Petaling Jaya, near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, blaming lack of demand for the gear.
Cisco's made DNA Center open enough to out-run Amazon
As we reported yesterday, the idea that Amazon might make its own switches into some kind of a captive gateway between on-premises data centres and the AWS cloud sent shivers through investors in traditional networking vendors – and none so much as Cisco.
Submarine cables at risk from sea water, boffins warn. Wait, what?
University of Wisconsin-Madison boffins have warned submarine cable owners that their landing stations and onshore cables are at risk from rising sea levels.
Intel and Micron downgrade 3D Xpoint relationship from friends with benefits to partners
Intel and Micron Technology will dissolve the partnership that gave the world 3D XPoint storage-class memory.
Official probe into HPE’s Oz 3Par crashes would create 'further negative publicity' if revealed
The final report into the two major failures of HPE 3Par storage area networks at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) would likely lead to “further negative publicity” for the vendor – which is one reason the ATO has decided not to release the document.
Sub-Prime: Amazon's big day marred by server crashes, staff strikes
Amazon's 36-hour "Prime Day" marketing jamboree has kicked off with more than a few hiccups.
Revealed in detail: World powers stuff spyware kit, how-to guides in dodgy nations' pockets
The world's most powerful governments are today accused of bankrolling surveillance kit and training for smaller and dubious nations – and the tech industry stands to benefit.
IoT search engine ZoomEye 'dumbs down' Dahua DVR hijackings by spewing passwords
Login passwords for tens of thousands of Dahua digital video recorder devices have been cached by ZoomEye, an IoT search engine, and published on the web so that even the dumbest hacker could crack unpatched kit.
Irish fella accused of being Silk Road admin 'Libertas' hauled to US
US prosecutors have extradited an Irish man to America, where he will face charges of allegedly overseeing the infamous Silk Road drugs e-souk.
Crooks swipe plutonium, cesium from US govt nuke wranglers' car. And yes, it's still missing
Analysis While staying at a Marriott hotel in San Antonio, Texas, US government staffers left nuclear material, recovered from a non-profit research lab, in a rented SUV overnight.
Sad Nav: How a cheap GPS spoofer gizmo can tell drivers to get lost
Researchers have developed kit that masquerades as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers and thus potentially trick drivers into heading off in the wrong direction.
Excited Exagrid embarks express earnings expansion, experiences enterprise enlargement
Data protecting deduper to disk Exagrid notched up yet another quarter of over 20 per cent revenue growth for its 2018 second quarter.
Kremlin hacking crew went on a 'Roman Holiday' – researchers
Researchers have claimed the infamous APT28 Kremlin-linked hacking group was behind a new cyber-espionage campaign they believe was targeted at the Italian military.
Salesforce slurps up cloudy Israeli AI marketing biz for 'around $800m'
Salesforce has slurped up Israeli cloudy artificial intelligence biz Datorama for a reported $800m.
Web regulation could push Silicon Valley startups away from UK, Parliament warned
Three major internet service providers have said they would back a regulator to oversee rules for web giants – but warned lawmakers not to forget smaller firms or the bigger picture.
Exec-transcribing AI so you can click Like on their brainfarts. Oh Microsoft, you spoil us
It’s Monday and Microsoft’s Partners are already winging their way to Las Vegas for Inspire. That means it must be time for a news round-up.
Who is the weakest link in software security?
Study In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and only then think about how to secure it.
It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming: Storage's coming home
Quite a few things happened in the land of storage this past week. When it came to hardware, there were a raft of substitutions in the second half, and we also saw the appearance of a new benchmark that hopes to punt real-world workloads past the goalie. There was also, of course, an attempt to win back precious possession of, er, Tintri. Clear away the beer cans and get ready to rack up some wins with a week in the world of mad flash and spinning rust.
Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants
Apple has applied a prophylactic to its butterfly MacBook Pro keyboard, teardown specialist iFixit discovered after taking apart a model from the refreshed line.
Microsoft's TextWorld gives AI a Zork-like challenge
How do you train AI agents in language and understanding? Easy – drop them into a Zork-alike dungeon and let then find their own way out.
Privacy Shield under pressure as lawyers back MEPs' call for suspension
The US is under increasing pressure over Privacy Shield as an EU lawyers' association backed MEPs’ calls for a suspension of the deal.
'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey
Most Brits think ads for “fibre” broadband ought to mean “fibre to the premises” and not “fibre to the cabinet”, according to a survey sponsored by a FTTP company.
It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is three years old
Sunday is a big day in Vulture Central. No, not the football. Sunday is three years to the day when Microsoft’s apology for the Windows 8 generation was released to computer makers.
Machine learning in business? How does that work again?
If you want to put machine learning to work in your organisation, you should really consider securing a place at one of the four all-day workshops we’re running as part of MCubed before our early bird ticket offer expires in two weeks time.
Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL
Ten years ago this month, when Lehman Brothers was still just about in business and the term NoSQL wasn't even widely known, let alone an irritant, Facebook engineers open-sourced a distributed database system named Cassandra.
GitHub to Pythonistas: Let us save you from vulnerable code
GitHub's added Python to the list of programming languages it can auto-scan for known vulnerabilities.
Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again
Who, me? Welcome once more to “Who, me?”, in which we help Reg readers to unburden themselves by telling anonymised stories of big, bad, mistakes.
Intel buys eASIC because FPGAs aren't always the answer
Intel has acquired fabless designer eASIC, a specialist in the structured ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) business.
Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent
IBM’s effort to make its Notes/Domino platform relevant for the future kicks up a gear this week, as the company prepares a second beta of a new version 10.
AWS will make switches to go after Cisco – report
Updated Rumours emerged late last week that Amazon Web Services plans to make and sell white box switches for you to use on-premises.
QEMU Qicks out release Qandidate, new Qadence for version 3.0.0
The QEMU machine emulator and virtualizer has decided the time is right to give the world version 3.0 and seems also to have acted on a vow to qlean up its qode.
ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside
Chinese telco kit-maker ZTE is back in business in the USA after doing everything asked of it by the nation’s authorities.
Juniper makes a meal of Spectre/Meltdown
Roundup Juniper Networks has issued its semi-regular bug-dump, with sixteen advisories arriving late last week. There's a Spectre/Meltdown patch in there, but you need to go looking: it's in the Junos Space management platform, along with various other items.
Hope for Hutchins, Navy sinks contractor, there's another Russian hacking scandal, and more
Roundup This week, when we weren't watching the football and sobbing uncontrollably, we saw security headaches at NPM and Ticketmaster, and a priest in hot water with cybercrime charges.
Montezuma's Revenge still too tough for AI, new Google Brain office, and other bits and bytes
Roundup Hello, here are some quick AI announcements from this week. A researcher reminds us to be wary of the hype around Montezuma's Revenge, there are some new framework updates from Google and Microsoft, and a new Google Brain office in Amsterdam.
Two-factor auth totally locks down Office 365? You may want to check all your services...
Hackers can potentially obtain access to Microsoft Office 365 emails and calendars even if multi-factor-authentication is in place, we were warned this week.
US drug cops snared crooks with pre-cracked BlackBerry mobes – and that's just the start
Analysis Back in 2013, Canadian John Darrel Krokos got 11.5 years in a US jail for leading a massive cocaine smuggling ring. Two years later, his colleague Zaid Wakil was given a 20-year sentence.
Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s
Scumbags are trying to extort money from netizens by threatening to leak to friends and family videos of their marks watching X-rated videos.
Clean up this hot sticky facial-recog mess for us, Microsoft begs politicos
Microsoft has urged US Congress to regulate the American government's use of facial-recognition technology provided by, er, Microsoft and others.
It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers
In what may be the perfect combination of everything wrong with 2018, the operator of the .news dot-word has sold a batch of premium .news domains to a purveyor of what can be best described as conspiratorial content for cretins.
Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help
American prosecutors have accused 12 suspected Russian spies of hacking Democrat and Hillary Clinton campaign officials to publicly leak their sensitive emails and potentially influence the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Es are good, Es are good. Xeon Es are good, says Intel: Entry-level workstation CPUs touted
Intel has done a bit of Xeon processor range in-filling, and brought its single-socket Kaby-Lake-based entry-level E3 workstation family up to date.
Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech
The NHS has been told to stop clinging onto the past, after it was revealed trusts have more than 8,000 fax machines still in use.
It pays to know your enemies: Sophos webinar gives you the lowdown on cybercrime
Promo No sooner have organisations fought off one type of security nightmare than another one looms even larger.
Farewell then, Slack: The grown-ups have arrived
Comment Slack chief exec Stewart Butterfield is one of the more thoughtful Web 2.0 CEOs, but his software is like those movie sets in Westerns: all facade, no house.
Bogus Mobile Device Management system used to hack iPhones in India
Business iPhone users in India have been targeted in a sophisticated and attack run through bogus Mobile Device Management (MDM) servers.
Ukraine claims it blocked VPNFilter attack at chemical plant
A Ukrainian intel agency has claimed it stopped a cyber attack against a chlorine plant that was launched using the notorious VPNFilter malware.
Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'
Struggling to have a conversation with your partner about getting down and dirty? Well here’s an idea – use embedded native advertising to con them into initiating sex instead.
Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!
Microsoft yesterday squeezed out a couple of technologies aimed at encouraging teams to adopt a healthier approach toward meetings and, you know, maybe think a bit before firing off that midnight email.
Chirp unveils free tier of shouting-at-IoT devices audio net tech
IoT audio networking tech firm Chirp has punted out a free version of its software development kit.
Vid services and big AI appear in Microsoft's government cloud
Azure Government users rejoice! Azure Media Services and Azure Batch AI have made the leap from the public sector to the not-at-all-ominous halls of the US government.
Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics
Never let it be said that techies aren't agile or innovative – and perhaps a little slapdash – when solving problems on a tight budget.
No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?
Something for the Weekend, Sir? I don't like to do it sideways. I won't do it at any fancy angle. Call me conventional but what can I say? I'm a straight-talking kind of guy.
Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe: Dell drops in ROBO backup appliance
Dell has added a low-end data protection appliance to infiltrate remote and branch offices and smaller enterprises.
Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested
On-Call Welcome once more to On-Call, the column The Register squeezes in before the weekend so you can revel in a fellow reader’s tales of tech support terror.
AR upstart Magic Leap reveals majorly late tech specs' tech specs
Augmented reality unicorn Magic Leap has finally revealed the specifications of its upcoming AR headset, and promises it will be available this summer.
NFSaaS becomes ‘Azure NetApp Files’ as ONTAP-on-Azure debuts
Microsoft’s Azure cloud has turned on a preview of “Azure NetApp Files”, which readers may recall was NetApp teased in October 2017.
AI augments humans to lead them through the (protein) crystal maze
AI can help scientists spot tiny folding protein crystals, and thus one day potentially assist eggheads in designing new drugs, according to a paper published in PLOS One.
That went well – not! Broadcom’s value dives after CA biz gobble
Broadcom’s share price has dipped by nearly 14 per cent after it announced its plan to acquire CA Technologies.
PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10
Sales of personal computers rose in 2018’s second quarter, making it the best time to be in the PC business since 2012.
Python creator Guido van Rossum sys.exit()s as language overlord
Guido van Rossum – who created the Python programming language in 1989, was jokingly styled as its “benevolent dictator for life”, and ushered it to global ubiquity – has stepped down, and won’t appoint a successor.