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The European Commission has announced plans to overhaul corporate tax across the single market, including the introduction of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB).
Radbot Last time you said that a fair chunk of you have used crowdfunding to buy product.
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has sent home fresh snaps of debris from the European Space Agency's (ESA's) failed Schiaparelli lander, offering a few more hints about what went wrong.
Wonderful: a security researcher has found a way to abuse the system-level Atom Tables in Windows – all versions of Windows, through to Win 10.
On-Call Welcome to another instalment of On-Call, The Register's last-day-of-the-week look at all the fun of fixing stuff.
Back in January, Cisco dropped a bunch of NTP (network time protocol) patches; now, it's emerged that the research behind that round of fixes also turned up other bugs that haven't yet been fixed.
A 21 year-old Dutch man has been jailed for one month with another year suspended for infecting more than 2000 computers to spy on minors via webcams.
The 36 year-old hacker behind some of a massive public leak of private celebrity photos has been sentenced to 18 months prison.
An Irish privacy advocacy group has filed a legal challenge against the US-EU Privacy Shield data transfer framework, on grounds of its allegeldy lax privacy protections.
A young woman's attempt to take a topless selfie has ended up with a rear-end cop bonking.
A Florida ex-school board member has pled guilty to making a false statement in relation to the running of an illegal bitcoin exchange.
Remember when group buying was the hottest marketing tactic ever and Groupon and LivingSocial were duking it out at the top of the market?
Australia's Red Cross has admitted to a significant data breach that saw haveibeenpwned.com sent a file containing records on 550,000 blood donors. The source of the file, or just who has been able to access it, are not known.
Vendors including Google have spent a few years crafting an API they hope to push into browsers that will make this month's Internet of Things conflagrations pale by comparison.
Dan Kaminsky, chief scientist for the cybersecurity firm White Ops, reknowned for fixing flaws in the DNS system, has a new project push on and he's looking for coders to lend a hand.
Amazon Web Services continue to contribute handsomely to the bottom line of its parent company, as the cloud compute outfit saw sales top $3.2bn.
Samsung's global Galaxy Note 7 recall has already wiped out 96 per cent of its mobile division's profit margins, the company announced yesterday.
NASA reports that the last data from the New Horizons flyby of Pluto has finally been received on Earth.
The FCC has formally approved its new rules for internet service providers on the handling of customer data, and it seems few people on either side are particularly happy.
Datto’s SIRIS 3 data protection platform includes what it claims is the industry’s first ramsomware detection capability.
Apple confirmed Thursday that its new Macbook Pro line will feature a touchscreen display to replace function keys.
A day after announcing it was cutting 9 per cent of its staff, Twitter has added more woes to its workers by announcing it will be closing the Vine mobile app.
For sixteen years, the US Central Intelligence Agency has offered researchers the ability to search its database of declassified documents – provided they happened to be in the National Archives and Records Administration at College Park, Maryland.
Self-driving cars get pitched as a way to reduce traffic fatalities, but safety may limit their appeal.
Intel has made a big play for the expanding internet-of-things market with an updated Atom processor that offers double the computing and three times the graphics performance.
Chip designer Qualcomm has agreed to purchase Dutch rival NXP Semiconductors for $47bn.
Made it! Quantum is back in profit after five loss-making quarters.
Samsung already had plenty to worry about before its flagship phone started exploding.
Openstack Summit Don't expect future implementations of OpenStack without vendors first having cleared a new battery of emerging conformity tests.
Cybercrooks are posing as customer support staff from UK banks in a ruse designed to hoodwink gullible customers out of their credentials.
The idea comes from a Science Advances paper publicised in the New York Times. The abstract says: "Negatively charged nitrogen vacancy (NV-) center in diamond is the focus of widespread attention for applications ranging from quantum information processing to nanoscale metrology. One intriguing possibility is the long-term storage of information, a notion we hereby introduce using NV-rich, type 1b diamond. As a proof of principle, we use multicolor optical microscopy to read, write, and reset arbitrary data sets with two-dimensional binary bit density comparable to present DVD technology. Leveraging on the singular dynamics of NV− ionization, we encode information on different planes of the diamond crystal with no cross-talk, hence extending the storage capacity to three dimensions." Will we be measuring TB/carat? Read the full text here. ®
Belgium has fined Skype €30,000 for failing to comply with a court request to intercept users' communications, something Skype claims was technically impossible at the time of the request.
The Home Office has extended its mega Fujitsu contract to 2018, meaning that when the contract ends it will have been running for the best part of two decades.
Twitter today confirmed recent press reports that it is reducing headcount by 9 per cent – about 350 people – in an attempt to become profitable in 2017.
Amazon has launched a new service called "Certified Refurbished" to encourage customer confidence when purchasing second-hand consumer electronics.
The best way of protecting us from Internet of Things botnets is to compartmentalise the entire internet, Intel’s chief architect for IoT security solutions has said.
+Comment WD's disk and SanDisk-boosted flash sales boomed as overall revenues in its first fiscal 2017 quarter rose to $4.7bn, up 40.6 per cent on the year-ago $3.4bn. But it reported a net $366m loss.
Comment Yes, I know the new Surface kit unveiled by Microsoft (hands-on and roundup) is both lavishly over-engineered and ludicrously expensive. You know that. We all know that.
Digital minister Matt Hancock has promised there will be a forthcoming government strategy to ensure Blighty's "full fibre future" is realised in the next decade.
Cloudian, the S3-or-bust object storage software startup, has passed a VC begging bowl around and raised $41m in a D-round of funding.
A payment from the head of Apple's besieged Irish company was accepted by an Italian judge to settle a case against him or her as part of a tax probe into the firm, according to a report.
REVIEW Members of the IT community rave about networking kit vendor Ubiquiti. You'll find praises sung both on Spiceworks and amongst vExperts for their UniFi devices. Unfortunately, my recent purchase of Ubiquiti's latest offering, their EdgeMax EdgeSwitches, has proven that Ubiquiti are also capable of putting out gear that is outright dire.
Channel organisations trying to sell to line-of-business people beyond the IT department need to get their hands on 1995's self-help classic Emotional Intelligence, because traditional technology-led sales tactics won't work on marketers, HR people and the other managers.
A vulnerability in Schneider Electric’s industrial controller management software created a possible mechanism for hackers to plant malicious code on industrial networks.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has won an award for its IoT pump, as demonstrated at IoT Solutions World Congress this week.
Misys has scrapped plans to IPO, blaming market conditions. Earlier this month, the UK banking software vendor announced its intention to returned to the London Stock Exchange four years after it was bought by a private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, for £1.3bn.
A new compliance team which will address the "risks" associated with the changing nature of employment is to be established within HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Fujitsu is in talks with Lenovo to offload its PC arm to its Chinese rival.
Mirantis has added a Cinder driver to support the NVMe over Fabric reference implementation based on Intel SPDK NVMeoF target software (SPDK NVMeoF Target), and modified Nova to support attaching NVMeF volumes to VMs. The implementation was validated with a SuperMicro All-Flash NVMe 2U server running Intel SPDK NVMeF target. This All-Flash Array supports up to 24 NVMe Drives (SYS-2028U-TN24R4T) currently housing Intel P3700 NVMe SSDs and Mellanox NICs for RDMA support. ®
OpenStack Summit Dynatrace is taking on open-source cloud tools with a performance suite it claims is “enterprise grade.”
Dave O’Callaghan and Mike Wall have joined the board of beleaguered X-IO Technologies.
Storage Architect VMWorld Europe was held last week in Barcelona. We saw the release of vSphere 6.5, plus a suite of other products and enhancements to the core platform. There was also the announcement of a partnership with AWS, which had many (including myself) scratching their heads as to exactly what it meant. So where is VMware headed?
HMRC IT chief Mark Dearnley walked away from his £185,000-a-year job because the private sector paid better, MPs heard yesterday.
When Apple shipped its security bug-fixes earlier this week, one patch mostly passed under the radar.
Update Paypal has patched a boneheaded two factor authentication breach that allowed attackers to switch off the critical account control in minutes by changing a zero to a one.
At the end of April my home was broken into by a professional who silently and systematically looted my residence of all my portable wealth while I slept.
PacSec Security researcher Jonathan Andersson has developed a tidy hardware module capable of fully hijacking a variety of popular drones and remote control gear running over the most popular protocol.
NASA's Juno space probe has successfully rebooted after a recent Jupiter fly-by was disrupted by an unexpected “safe-mode” event.
AMD has deployed a team of folks to charm enterprise server users ahead of the debut of its Zen designed-from-scratch x86 processor microarchitecture and the message they're sending is that the new silicon represents a chance to supersize servers.
StarHub in Singapore is the latest large network to get hammered with attacks on its DNS infrastructure – apparently by compromised kit owned by its customers.
If VMware is a legacy software company soon to be killed by cloud, you may want to find more more legacy companies in which to invest*, because Virtzilla has just posted another another quarter in which its core virtualisation products helped it to beat guidance for earnings and revenue.
LibTIFF has three bugs that let booby-trapped files pwn a target - and only two of them have been patched.
With more time to analyse its logs, DNS provider Dyn reckons about 100,000 Mirai-infected home web-connected gadgets knocked it out last Friday.
Apple is going to miss its own deadline for shipping the AirPods wireless headphones.
Joomla! has revealed it's patched twin critical flaws allowing attackers to bypass rules and create elevated privilege accounts.
Hands on After sitting through two hours of presentations, Microsoft has let journalists loose on the new kit it has announced, and the results are surprisingly good – at least from a hardware perspective.
The Indexed Database API 2.0 has arrived in draft form, promising a variety of improvements in the way developers of web applications can store data in browsers.
Listen carefully, and you can hear the sound of Australian mobile carriers briefing lawyers and competition economists: the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opened its inquiry into mobile roaming prices.
IoT World Congress The future of personal data sharing is that “everything will become as-a-service” and nobody will own any property outright ever again, a gloomy lawyer told a wide-ranging data ethics discussion at IoT Solutions World Congress this afternoon in Barcelona.
Google says it has now resolved the issues that caused its Hangouts meeting service to go down earlier today.
Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with one of two cellular modems, Qualcomm's MDM9645M modem or Intel's XMM7360 modem, depending upon the associated mobile carrier.
Analysis The more BlackBerry explains its phone strategy, the more people insist there will never be another BlackBerry. Which must be annoying. Headlines a month ago that the company had “hung up on its handset business” were only half right. Executives reaffirmed to us this week that they expect to see more BlackBerry phones rather than fewer – it’s just that BlackBerry won’t be making them.
Adobe is advising folks to update Flash Player – as malware is right now exploiting a newly discovered hole in the internet's screen door to hijack Windows PCs.
Cybercriminals are spreading into the healthcare sector even though the price per stolen medical record remains lower than for comparable financial account crime.
Universities and science minister Jo Johnson has promised that the UK government will not "dip into the ringfence" of the allocated science budget to underwrite EU funding following Blighty's departure from the European Union.
Customers of John Lewis Financial Services in the UK are still being forced to re-register for the service after a "recent website upgrade" accidentally downgraded the service.
Microsoft today revealed the Surface Studio, a 28" drawing-board-like PC you can stick a hockey-puck-looking dial on to control software. The touchscreen super-fondleslab was announced alongside an updated Surface Book.
Well, this is unfashionable: UK-based Integral Memory and Korean Flash storage provider Novachips have co-produced a SVR-PRO SATA III SSD suited for scale-up use.
The UK government has renewed its efforts to persuade consumers to pick stronger passwords.
After 20 years, Workbench, the graphical file manager for AmigaOS, received its first update earlier this month, and it's only taken a fortnight to get its first bugfix too.
IoT World Congress Beer-as-a-service at American football games is just one of the things Hewlett Packard Enterprise has brought to the Internet of Things playground, its chief IoT technologist, Colin I’Anson, told The Register this morning.
Commvault has software-defined storage and business process automation in its future, as it announces a $600,000 net loss on revenues of $156.3m in its latest quarter. The firm is hoping this sets it up for a sustained turnaround.
The website for the British government has suffered a little TITSUP, that is a total inability to support usual politicking.
Physicists have produced "near-perfect" clones of quantum information that can be used to send and retrieve information securely over long distances through quantum cryptography.
Openstack Summit OpenStackers have sought to alleviate concerns that applications on rival clouds are locked in and not portable.
Crooks are spamming out a new variant of the infamous Locky ransomware.
IoT World Congress “Our customer base is growing very fast,” Huawei CTO Wu Chou told The Register at IoT World Congress in Barcelona yesterday. The firm is long on smart Czech streetlights but short, it seems, on customers.
The Vatican has put itself on a collision course with the rock music industry, after banning the spreading of human ash-ley remains.
A bellicose Burgundian has been served a six-month suspended sentence and a pile of damages after being driven to distraction by a glitchy iPhone and taking revenge on his local Apple store with a shiny metal ball.
Seagate's sixth generation Enterprise Performance disk drive ups its capacity by 50 per cent to 900GB and increases data transfer speed past 300MB/sec.
Analysis Santa may have an empty sack this Christmas, crushing the dreams of fanbois (and fanfilles). Apple admitted yesterday it was unable to meet the demand for its iPhone 7.
A senior US intelligence chief has said that "non-state actors" – bored kids or crooks* – are likely behind the high-profile attack on DNS provider Dyn last week.
A hacking group is running a wide ranging cyber-espionage campaign against targets in the Middle East.
The US’s top copyright expert since 2011 has been re-assigned to investigating new tills for the gift shop and brainstorming social media strategies on the orders of her new boss, US president Barack Obama appointee Carla Hayden, leaked memos reveal.
New research brings more bad news to astronauts thinking about long-haul space flights as spinal muscles shrink after months in space, scientists have found.
OpenStack Summit First came AWS, then Microsoft’s Azure – now Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP). Microsoft’s been playing feature catch-up to AWS since 2008 with the baton passing now to Google under Diane Greene.
Podcast Podcast This week Ed is in Barcelona while Greg and Amy sort out the week's tech news. The last of the Podcast Idols, Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) and Theresa Miller of The Current Status, join us this week to discuss AWS, lawsuits, Facebook and open source switches.
Enterprise startups burning through cash while it's cheap will have to fire their sales teams to survive, according to channel analyst outfit Canalys' founder Steve Brazier.
IoT World Congress What does the Internet of Things actually mean for business? "If a customer is spending $10m on maintenance, I say, 'Give us $8m and... I will bring you better availability of your equipment'," a confident Karthikeyan Natarajan of Tech Mahindra told The Register yesterday.
EU ruling restricts rights to resell back-up copies of software where originals are damaged, destroyed or lost
Software companies must enable customers that acquire an unlimited licence to use their product to download a copy of that software to replace originals that have been damaged, destroyed or lost, the EU's highest court has ruled.
In order to remain tenable as the security market adjusts to software containers, Tenable Network Security, based in Columbia, Maryland, has acquired FlawCheck, a San Francisco-based company founded last year to make Docker containers more secure.
Vodafone has been fined £4.6m for failing customers for mis-selling to customers, inaccurate billing and poor complaints handling.
Ruxcon They've been warned for years, but scores of telcos are still making bone-headed configuration mistakes in their GPRS Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) networks, leaving mail and FTP servers vulnerable.
“Uglier things have been spotted in the sky, but not by reliable witnesses” – and, in the case of the A10 “Warthog”, it'll be the ugliest thing in the sky for a lot longer than the US Air Force wanted.
The European Commission (EC) has found €1,777,985 for research on rat-repelling laser fences.
As any followers of the “Tabbi's Star” controversy will tell you, put “aliens” in a media release and you're bound to get the clicks.
VMware has found two flaws un its products, both of which impact users running Mac OS.
Samsung has expanded and updated its IoT hardware with the release of the low-end Artik 0 and high-end Artik 7 modules – both of which support the Thread protocol for the first time.
Malware has been spotted using the freemium model more than 30 years after it was introduced.
Atlantis is integrating its virtual workspace (desktop) into the Citrix management suite and is also providing a software product to manage and provision compute, networking, storage and data services for containers.
Google's taken another step in winding back its fibre rollouts, and Craig Barratt, CEO of the operation, is showing himself the door.
The Nexus 6P appears to have been hacked with attackers at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest installing malware without user interaction in less than five minutes.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has publicly admitted for the first time it was infiltrated by Soviet spies during the Cold War.
Juniper's turned in a Q3 2016 quarter revenue of US$1.285 billion, up 3 per cent on the same period last year, but with GAAP profits down by 13 per cent to $172.4 million.
Cloud computing security has driven a 6 per cent year-on-year revenue growth for Akamai, up from $US551 million last year to $584 million for Q3 2016.
If Vulture South wasn't running short-staffed yesterday, we'd have stayed with the Senate Committee hearings inquiring into Australia's Census outage on August 9, and caught this gem:
Marc Benioff is many things. But a whiner is not one of them.
Apple once again saw revenues drop, as 45.5 million iPhone 7 sales were not enough to boost its fourth-quarter earnings.
Volkswagen's proposed US “Dieselgate” remedies can go into effect, a US judge said, approving the disgraced auto-maker's US$14.7 billion settlement.
Asterisk users need to get busy with a patch.
Since 1965, transistors have followed a path predicted by Gordon Moore, becoming more densely packed year after year. The result has been a steady improvement in CPU performance. Batteries, however, haven't advanced at the same pace.
That time Brian Krzanich had dinner with Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, David Blaine and Lars from Metallica
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doesn't read books.
Intel will fab Xeon processors that support 3D XPoint DIMMs in two years, its CEO signaled to analysts on a conference call this month.
Apple has stashed what looks like a photo of its new MacBook Pro – due to be announced this week – in the very latest macOS Sierra update.
HP says that Panasonic will no longer be a target in its optical drives lawsuit – after the two sides reached a settlement deal.
The Project Hemisphere spying business run by AT&T, which sells customer phone logs to the police, is raking in millions for the telco.
Not content to track people's activities online, Google plans to read their minds.
A team of researchers has ventured deep into the physics of spilling to uncover why pints of beer splash everywhere but liquid in straws do not when positioned horizontally.
Tracking widgets that you stick on your keys and wallet so you don't lose them are riddled with security vulnerabilities, we're told.
OpenStack Summit Hewlett Packard Enterprise has polished its open-source cloud bundle ready for those returning from public cloud or perturbed by off-premises services.
A truck using Uber’s latest automated driving system has made its first commercial delivery after shipping 45,000 cans of beer Bud on public freeways with no one at the wheel.
Pic Google's latest tablet, the Jamboard, weighs 93 pounds (42 kilograms). It could inflict grievous bodily harm if it toppled onto you. But Google made sure to have the four-wheeled stand that supports the unwieldy screen certified by safety testing firm UL.
Avira began bundling VPN technology with the latest edition of its security scanner suite.
ARM TechCon Processor designer ARM will squirt security fixes directly into internet-connected gadgets to hopefully keep them defended from hackers.
ARM TechCon SUSE is claiming victory over Red Hat by announcing – and these caveats are all crucial – "the first commercial enterprise Linux distribution optimized for ARM AArch64 architecture servers."
Samsung is issuing a software update to all its Galaxy Note 7s across Europe, limiting the maximum battery charge to 60 per cent, in an attempt to quell its explosive safety issues.
Pager communications in industrial environments often run over unencrypted channels, creating a hacker risk in the process.
Microsoft has released a catalogue of AI software under Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit on GitHub today.
Exclusive Cohesity has parted ways with its chief operating officer, Riccardo Di Blasio, one year after he joined the startup.
King's College London suffered its seventh consecutive day of IT woes today. According to our sources in Blighty's capital, this was down to a redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) which was running virtualised systems failing during a hardware upgrade.
Once upon a time a public sector job was a golden ticket: little actual work, less accountability, and a job for life. Not any longer.
IoT World Congress Putting Internet of Things sensors into electricity distribution grids works just fine - and security is catered for by existing broad standards, Luc Hossenlopp, CTO of Schneider Electric’s energy division, told the Internet of Things World Congress today.
“There is a gap between what exists and what should exist,” according to the UK's commissioner responsible for ensuring that surveillance cameras are protecting members of the public, rather than spying on them.
Hands-on Review Available for order this week, BlackBerry’s penultimate own-brand phone is a luxurious but light big sibling to its DTEK50. That was the first to marry a reference design, from TCL, to BlackBerry’s own “hardened” Android. The DTEK60 – not a name that rolls off the tongue – also uses BlackBerry’s Android, but aims for the boardroom rather than the shop floor. It’s one of the year’s nicer surprises.
Honesty in job ads is rarity. When employers talk of "exciting admin management opportunities", they really mean: paper-pushing drones wanted.
Scale Computing is set to announce a single-node configuration of its HC3 hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA).
Reg Standards Bureau Ever wondered what the equivalent weight of a tram was in skateboarding rhinoceri? The answer is apparently 30, as any Aussie will tell you.
Security firm FireMon has signed a deal to buy FortyCloud, a cloud infrastructure security broker.
The head of Capita’s technology solutions division Simon Furber is the most recent capo to leave the biz.
Star physicist Stephen Hawking has reiterated his concerns that the rise of powerful artificial intelligence (AI) systems could spell the end for humanity. Speaking at the launch of the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Future of Intelligence on 19 October, he did, however, acknowledge that AI equally has the potential to be one of the best things that could happen to us.
Sysadmin blog In the 10 years since the modern form of public cloud computing went mainstream, it has changed the entire industry's approach to IT. In response, IT's top vendors have had to change as well. Like any technology, however, the public cloud has adapted, evolved, and become something much different than was ever originally envisioned.
Plans to bring virtual currency exchanges and digital wallet providers within the scope of EU anti-money laundering (AML) legislation have been backed by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Beloved science fiction, horror and fantasy author Sheri S Tepper has died, aged 87.
Microsoft is warning of fake copies of its Security Essentials that if executed will throw a fake blue screen of death, pwn machines, and lead users to technical support scams.
The Swedish judiciary has ruled that camera drones are surveillance devices, meaning their pilots will have to get a seldom-issued permit to use them for private flights.
Virgin Media has shuttered a kindergarten-grade bug in a third party website that exposed up to 50,000 résumés it's received over the years, complete with names, street and email addresses of applicants.
A lonely beancounter has been jailed after he fell for what appears to be a classic Nigerian email scam, and conned £150,000 out of a friend so he could bankroll his fake damsel in distress.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed a new on-prem-VM-to-cloud teleporter that aims to help organisations take virtualised workloads to its cloud.
The WiFi Alliance reckons it's bestowed on a waiting world the first hint of what 5G will look like, and apparently it's a radio link that can manage 8 Gbps over 10 metres.
Comment Acronis CEO Serguei Beloussov thinks data protection services have to stop being reactive and become active managers of data integrity, security and storage.
The Pirate Party looks set for a successful outing in the coming weekend's Icelandic elections.
Twitter is going from “troubled” to “beleaguered”, with reports that after it failed to flog itself it's going to cut loose as many as 300 staff.
St Jude Medical has suffered another setback in its lawsuit against Muddy Waters and security company MedSec.
The world's second-favourite content management system, Joomla!, is warning of a critical security hole so bad its developers aren't saying what it fixes.
IBM has tried to explain why trivially-small denial-of-service attacks took out the systems it provided for Australia's Census, causing a 40-hour outage.
IBM has started sublimating the SoftLayer brand and will henceforth put its own Bluemix brand front and centre.
A US judge overseeing an FBI “Playpen case” has told agents to reveal whether or not their investigative hacking was approved by the White House.
Linux lord Linus Torvalds thinks Linux 4.9 will be "the biggest in number of commits we've ever had."
Pretty much everyone can agree that 2016 has been awful all round, but hey here's something we can look forward come January 1: 2017 is going to be the year of new tech IPOs, according to the CEO of Intel's venture capital arm.
The state of New York and DIY lodging broker Airbnb are on the outs over a new state law banning short-term rentals.
Verizon is going to decide how much it is willing to pay for Yahoo! next month when an investigation into its massive security breach is completed.
The CEO of VoIP telephone service TelexFree has confessed that his company was a front for a $1.8bn pyramid scam.
The US Department of Justice has unsealed its indictment against a Russian bloke accused of hacking high-profile websites.
Apple has distributed a fresh round of security updates to address remote-code execution holes in iOS, macOS, Safari, and the firmware for Apple Watch and AppleTV.
The latest figures on smartwatch shipments have shown a dramatic decline in interest among consumers.
Intel has launched a new group to cozy up to pro-sports, aimed at working with the major leagues to introduce the next wave of technology from virtual reality to data analytics, tracking and image capture.
A flying car prototype funded by Google parent company Alphabet's boss Larry Page has reportedly been seen hovering over the California town of Hollister.
AT&T's proposed $84.5bn acquisition of Time Warner is already facing a gauntlet of opposition from government officials and activists.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its recommendations for children's use of electronic media, and has cut the overall time it recommends that tots spend on-screen.
The first humans sent by SpaceX to Mars won't be astronauts, but engineers, boss Elon Musk has said.
App proves Rowhammer can be exploited to root Android phones – and there's little Google can do to fully kill it
Security researchers have demonstrated how to gain root privileges from a normal Android app without relying on any software bug.
NetSuite closed in typical fashion what promised to be the final quarter before it is subsumed by Oracle - growth in turnover continued, as did operating overheads and losses.
A rare gravitational lensing event will give researchers a precious chance at hunting new planets in Alpha Centauri in 2028, astronomers have predicted.
Asda customers were bereft of their weekend deliveries after a server glitch cancelled 15 per cent of online orders.
Wi-Fi on UK trains could leave commuters vulnerable to hackers.
Barracuda, a security, networking and storage vendor, has terminated its relationship with security reseller Quadsys.
Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai is set to recall swathes of webcams after they were compromised by the Mirai botnet.
Scientists have discovered a new species of millipede with four penises lurking deep within the crystal cave of Sequoia National Park.
The US Copyright Office has been given a brutal Silicon Valley-style sacking, the first time the Copyright Register has been dismissed in 119 years.
Whitehall's spending watchdog is to review the achievements of the Government Digital Service in light of the Rural Payments Agency's IT disaster.
The cost and expense of AWS and Azure is helping drive cloud hopefuls to OpenStack, the organisation has said.
Block-based storage (and particularly that based on Fibre Channel) has always been the favoured child when it comes to vendors talking about their products and solutions. All of the high-end performing devices tend (but not exclusively) to be block-based.
It isn’t just feral estate agents who drape their cars with adverts. Reader James sent us this photo, which you may want to examine more closely if you’re an enthusiastic Wikipedian.
RotM Artificial Intelligence can predict the outcomes of European Court of Human Rights trials to a high accuracy, according to research published today.
A group called New World Hackers has claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack that rendered significant portions of the web unreachable last Friday.
Oracle aims to land the delayed Java Enterprise Edition 8 on or before October 2017.
Hitachi Data Systems has a new enterprise all-flash array and a faster hybrid array, doubled flash drive capacity and updated its Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS).
A cross-party collective of 105 UK MPs has penned an open letter to US President Barack Obama, requesting that he intervene to withdraw the extradition requests for alleged #OpLastResort hacker Lauri Love.
The Cabinet Office is gearing up to ink another mega pan-government Oracle licensing deal, multiple sources have told The Register.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is taking Cloud 28+ - aka Worldwide Indirect Digital Services - to a global audience, leaked internal documents have revealed.
Life is to get a lot more expensive for Microsoft customers from the start of next year with currency linked, double-digit price hikes looming for cloud and on-premise software.
A curious story appeared overnight, one that made Samsung look very foolish. According to anti-copyright activist and blogger Mike Masnick, Google's YouTube had received a copyright takedown notice from Samsung requesting that game videos featuring the Samsung Note 7 as a weapon be removed.
The crypto scheme applied to second generation (2G) mobile phone data can be hacked within seconds, security researchers have demonstrated.
Comment Violin Memory’s stock is slowmo crashing, and is now down to $0.35; it was $0.65 on October 11.
We all know that sinking feeling when you realise your laptop screen is broken and you need to use it sooner than you can get it fixed.
Ruxcon Wireless keyboard and mouse manufacturers including Microsoft, Fujitsu, and Logitech have been forced to fix borked encryption in peripherals that allow physical attackers to hijack computers.
Last Friday's Mirai botnet attack against Dyn must force everybody's hands – vendors, regulators, and Internet infrastructure operators.
Microsoft is expanding the analytic and visualisation capabilities of its R analysis package, with the launch late last week of IDEAR and AMAR.
Ruxcon Melbourne security bod Andrew Horton has created a tool to automate the generation of usernames in a bid to round-out brute force account attacks.
Data recovery and discovery outfit Kroll Ontrack has been acquired, for US$410m.
Amazon Web Services' (AWS') ongoing efforts to help users control costs have resulted in an upgrade to its Budgets tool?
Ruxcon Hacker Wanqiao Zhang of Chinese security house Qihoo 360 has blown holes in 4G LTE networks by detailing how to intercept and make calls, send text messages and even force phones offline.
Mozilla has decided it needs to lift its HTTPS game, and will default to TLS 1.3 in next year's Firefox 52.
The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) is on track for its transfer to a site in Australia later this year.
Ubuntu overlord Mark Shuttleworth has named the next version of the Linux distro "Zesty Zapus".
AT&T has agreed to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4bn.
Security startup MedSec and the financial house backing the biz have published new allegations of security flaws in pacemakers and defibrillators built by St Jude Medical – and again look set to profit from the disclosures in an unorthodox way.
A judge in North Carolina, US, has been convicted for attempting to bribe an FBI agent to pull his wife's text messages in exchange for two cases of flavored water – aka American light beer.