Just two days after Yahoo! admitted hackers had raided its database of at least 500 million accounts, the Purple Palace is being dragged into court.
A large breach in the liquid oxygen tank of SpaceX’s Falcom 9 rocket likely caused the explosion during a test at the start of this month, investigators have said.
It still pays to run Oracle, just not as much as it used to - top executives’ packages shrank by double digits in fiscal ’16 as the software titan continued to desperately seek out cloud business.
Smelly toilets, smoking outside and questions as to who is the best Kardashian: these were just some of the issues Virgin Media top brass were grilled on in Q&A with staff seen by The Register.
The British government will start referring to Czechia rather than the Czech Republic, following advice from an official committee.
Radbot In which Damon Hart-Davis talks about life as a tech entrepreneur and tells us about his product.
Microsoft has this week quietly admitted on its website that one of its security updates broke printing on pre-Windows 10 PCs.
Seems everyone is interested in buying Twitter, according to rumors flying around Silicon Valley today. The whisperings have managed to push the social network's share price up 21 per cent to $22.26.
Python wordsmith Terry Jones has announced he has been afflicted with primary progressive aphasia, a variant of frontotemporal dementia that destroys the brain's ability to handle speech and vocabulary.
Australia's Bureau of Statistics has heavily criticised IBM for the security it applied to the nation's failed online census, which was taken offline after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that battered a curiously flimsy defensive shield.
Updated The owner of a firm involved in sending speculative invoices to suspected downloaders is in trouble of his own after being convicted of a brutal assault on an Uber driver outside an exclusive London members-only club.
A fresh update for Capcom's Street Fighter V for PCs includes a knock-out move: a secret rootkit that gives any installed application kernel-level privileges.
A student at Kennesaw State University in Georgia is accused of hacking into his professor's computer to improve his grades.
Machine communication is an area generating much excitement in AI. The ability to give machines a voice and personality has been the subject of many sci-fi films, and the push in natural language processing has brought that idea closer to reality.
Analysis Do you remember the butthurt and angst heaped on T-Mobile US when it launched its Binge On service earlier this year?
Red Hat’s on-premises application serving software has been given a rename from OpenShift Enterprise to OpenShift Container Platform, at the same time adding a slew of enhancements to improve scalability and security.
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his part in a cyber attack on Yahoo! in 2012.
Hedvig has updated its software-defined storage to version 2.0 and is flying with a Universal Data Plane concept.
A public sector contracts fat cat and some household PC brands are among the suppliers that failed to directly win a place on a mega pan-government hardware and software framework contract, according to a preliminary list seen by The Register.
Hybrid and all-flash array vendor Tintri is expanding Hyper-V support, extending its existing VMware virtual machine-aware facilities.
Facebook has been caught miscalculating viewing numbers for those watching ads on the site.
Ongoing technical problems at gaffe-prone Plusnet are leaving customers unable to stream videos or play games.
Microsoft is turning over a new leaf and going green. At least, that's what the firm’s chief environmental strategist has claimed as he sketched plans to make its data centres more sustainable and efficient.
Cisco's UK staffers are beginning to feel the cold, sharp edge of the networking borg's axe, with up to 500 souls put at risk of redundancy across its entire local operation, multiple sources have confirmed to The Register.
We know some blazers take longer to warm up than others, so you’ll be pleased to know that the deadline for this year’s Tech Trailblazers Awards has been extended to October 6.
A 49-year-old IT bloke from Essex has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment on two counts of fraud after his cunning plan to steal £450,000 from his employer was uncovered... almost immediately.
A desperate Dublin shopkeeper has placed a toilet and a pile of his very competitvely priced bog roll on the pavement outside his shop after a series of visits from a loose boweled night owl.
Two weeks after Channel 4’s £75m grab of Great British Bake Off from the BBC, the broadcaster has a big marquee but no filling.
Version 7.5 of Nasuni’s File Services extends and improves app support, edge appliance migration, monitoring facilities, and adds side-loading.
A survey of people using ad-blocking has mixed news for publishers. Thirty per cent of users deploying adblocking software were less inclined to visit websites that forced them to “whitelist” the site.
Scientists have confirmed that the universe is very likely the same in every direction, showing that the assumption of the universe being isotropic can be safely used in cosmology.
British universities are looking to deepen links with their continental counterparts or even open offshore campuses in order to maintain their EU ties.
A York judge has made some trifling tweaks to an order he imposed on a former IT contractor banning him from having sex unless he asked police 24 hours in advance.
Cloudera says Apache Impala is 10x faster than Amazon Redshift and has 275 per cent better cost efficiency.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? The man on stage is baffled. It was his big moment, a chance to show off his company’s proficiency and expertise, but now he’s being made to look useless.
Plans are afoot in Westminster to burn even more taxpayers' cash by launching a new cyber-security startup accelerator in Cheltenham.
A dozen flaws have been patched in OpenSSL, including one high severity hole that allows denial of service attacks.
Opinion Apple describes their sexy new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 operating system as the most advanced yet. Well, they say that every year, don't they?
Sources close to the investigation into how NSA surveillance tools and zero-day exploits ended up in the hands of hackers has found that the agency knew about the loss for three years but didn’t want anyone to know.
Exclusive Virgin Media staff have voiced widespread discontent over its gobble by Liberty Global, with one describing their new corporate daddy as "faceless change drivers with no concern for the Virgin values," according to a Q&A with senior management this week seen by The Register.
On-Call Thank Arioch it's Friday, because the working week is nearly over and we can ease you into it with another instalment of On-Call, our end-of-week trawl through readers' memories of awkward jobs.
Whenever mega-hacks like the Yahoo! fiasco hit the news, inevitably the question gets asked as to why the IT security systems weren't good enough. The answer could be that it's not in a company's financial interest to be secure.
Bankers have loaned US$100m to Korean shipping line Hanjin, likley saving Christmas for tech companies, distributors and retailers.
A new white paper from the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that police rely too heavily on IP addresses when conducting criminal investigations.
At least 15,769 WordPress websites - and probably more - have been compromised this year, half slipping past Google's Safe Browsing checks, says security researcher Daniel Cid.
A Canadian idiot has been sentenced to a year behind bars after he was found guilty of calling in a bomb threat because he was running late for his flight.
Malware writers are looking for the absence of documents to figure out which PCs are potential victims and which are virtual machines being used by white hats.
Drupal has patched two critical vulnerabilities in version 8 of the content management system.
The annual Ig Nobel Prizes were handed out on Thursday night, as always “honoring achievements that make people laugh, then think”.
Bit barn baron Digital Realty has decided it needs to be a player in the cloud connection caper. The company's therefore cooked up something called “Service Exchange” that offers software-defined links between its data centres and those operated by the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft's Azure, plus a host of niche players.
ARM has emitted the Cortex-R52, a microcontroller-class core for safety-critical, real-time applications, such as vehicle systems and robotics.
Enterprises are almost universally open to intrusion attempts with stolen credentials, and are at increased risk from compromised smartphones thanks to a spike in device malware.
Ericsson is set to axe 3,000 staff, according to Swedish newspaper SvD Näringsliv.
The US Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to make the internet-of-things just a bit more complicated – by trying to shove itself into the market with a new security framework.
With annoying animations plastered over pages, and malware injecting itself via malicious banners, is it any surprise that two out of three young adults block web ads?
The attempt to prevent the US government from moving control of the internet's technical functions to a technical body appears to be over.
Oracle has been awarded $46.2m in its copyright battle with Rimini Street.
Updated Hackers strongly believed to be state-sponsored swiped account records for 500 million or more Yahoo! webmail users. And who knew there were that many people using its email?
Microsoft Ignite Software giant Microsoft is set to officially launch its next-generation server platform next week, but the firm faces growing competition from Linux as corporate customers shift more toward the cloud for IT services.
Analysis Linux and open-source cloud supremo Red Hat is looking at adapting its licensing to please enterprise customers who want greater flexibility in the way they pay for software and services, including a possible pay-as-you-go model.
Researchers from the University of Cardiff have been awarded more than $800,000 by the US Department of Justice to develop a pre-crime detection system.
You might have noticed that El Reg has suggested Intel and Micron’s non-volatile XPoint memory claims are a tad overblown – for example here and here. Now Charlie Demerjian is giving Intel a good kicking in SemiAccurate, alleging the original claims were inaccurate and that “Intel’s Xpoint is pretty much broken”.
The EU's former top corporate enforcer sat on a Bahamas-based business without declaring her interest.
Google is rebranding its screen-scraping data guzzler Now On Tap, as it buries the entire Now initiative under the onslaught of its multiplatform chatty “Assistant” project.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe wants the capital's cops to be able to remotely disable people's cars, he told the London Assembly's police and crime committee today.
BT's Openreach is today releasing a service dashboard for customers in an attempt to be more transparent about its “performance issues” over areas such as missed appointments.
Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions
Internet overseer ICANN has responded to allegations of mismanagement, opaque decision-making, and an institutional lack of accountability by launching a review.
Imation storage array subsidiary Nexsan has a new worldwide sales boss.
Comment A new phase of disruption is hitting the performance data storage array market, giving new, old, startup and struggling all-flash array vendors a shot at making it big by using NVMe flash drives and NVMe Fabric-class connectivity to provide direct-attached SSD performance from external arrays.
Microsoft has been given a roasting by consumer group Which? over Windows 10 woes reported by users, with the organisation calling for compensation for those who found their PCs bricked after auto-updates.
Comment Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of those terms that has been readily hijacked by vendors over the past few years.
NSFW Ever wanted to see Apple CEO Tim Cook shaking his naked tush, or Satya Nadella bare a lot more flesh than he does at Microsoft conferences? Your wait is over, thanks to a nasty application of facial recognition software.
The European Commission has U-turned again on its plans to tear up roaming fees for customers abroad, going back to its original proposal that all charges should be abolished.
Here’s a key benefit of that shiny new hyperconverged box you just bought: it’s supposed to speak the cloud’s language.
Mobile to-do list Wunderlist, bought by Microsoft for a reported $100m-$200m, is down with no immediate prospect of recovery.
Could BlackBerry be any less involved in the phone business that it is today? A year ago it designed its own phones that ran its own, home-grown platform. Today it rebadges other people’s designs and the phones run Android. Actually, yes, it could – see below for details*.
MI6 is set to hire another 1,000 staffers because of the internet, apparently.
Explainer It has been a bad month for Samsung. Following the release of the dual-curved, 5.7 inch-screen, water-resistant Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the number of fires have increased thanks to its reportedly explosive battery.
Exclusive Costs at Virgin Media have so far risen by £7m this year following Brexit, due to increased import costs, the company revealed in a Q&A with staff this week seen by The Register.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be painful and debilitating. How can you defend against them? Originally, out-of-band or scrubbing-centre DDoS protection was the only show in town, but another approach, inline mitigation, provides a viable and automatic alternative.
OpenWorld Throughout this year's Oracle OpenWorld conference, the company's message has been fairly simple – the database firm is moving to cloud but can offer buyers either on-prem kit, full public cloud, or anything in-between.
The chief information security officer for global money transfer network SWIFT says banks are still under attack from fraudsters hoping to cash in on identified security gaps to steal millions of dollars.
With the cost of living in San Francisco soaring higher than ever, some people are stepping forward to find innovative solutions to create affordable housing and assistance programs that would preserve the diversity, culture, and giving spirit that has made San Francisco a world-class city.
The Wi-Fi Alliance's long-awaited – and controversial – LTE-U Coexistence Test plan has landed.
After being pronounced dead this past February - in Nature, no less - Moore’s Law seems to be having a very weird afterlife. Within the space of the last thirty days we've seen:
Nordic cloud users need no longer pine for clouds amidst the fjords: Big Blue's flicked the switch on a cloudy bit barn in Oslo.
ROTM Victor Scheinman, whose 1960s work in robotics created the “robot factory” we see today, has died in California aged 73.
Microsoft has quietly excised Windows 10 free upgrade offers from Windows 7 and 8, aka the GWX.exe .
Intel has quietly released Version 2.0 of its IoT Services Orchestration Layer toolkit on the world.
ABI Research analyst Marina Lu has picked iris scanning as "one of the safest" means to secure user identities on smartphones.
Juniper Networks has updated its CTPView network management system to patch two bugs dating from 2014.
We know what you're thinking, “when did a label on a diagram rate a news story?” but bear with us: the 'net-boffins at CAIDA have added labels to the vast dataset that maps AS-AS links worldwide.
Gnome's developers have let version 3.22 “Karlsruhe” (the city which hosts its primary European conference) loose on the world.
Google has refined the security controls available to enterprise Gmail users by automatically killing OAuth 2.0 tokens for Apps when users change passwords.
India's government has decided to build a submarine cable between the city of Chennai and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The idiot box is smarter than it seems: a spat has broken out between America's Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Consumer Technology Association about the energy consumption of televisions.
Google has launched its new mobile messaging app Allo today in a bid to challenge Facebook's stronghold in instant messaging.
VMware's cooked up a benchmark for hyperconverged infrastructure running vSphere.
The Xen Project has released version 4.5.5. of its hypervisor, a maintenance release.
Enterprise Linux house Red Hat says it is on course to crack $2.4bn in revenues this year.
Two men in Holland may face jail time after authorities claim they pilfered electricity to power their Bitcoin mining operation.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have promised at least $3bn in funding for a medical initiative to cure, prevent or manage all known diseases by the end of the century.
Cisco has provided a patch to address a remote hijacking vulnerability in its Cloud Services Platform (CSP).
Just when you thought discussion over the transition of the internet's technical functions couldn't get any more ridiculous, here comes Donald Trump.
The transition of the internet's critical technical functions from the US government to non-profit organization ICANN, planned for next week, remains under threat thanks to an ongoing crusade by Senator Ted Cruz.
A handful of US cities are banding together in an effort to change the way police acquire and use surveillance technology.
Apple has been found guilty of patent infringement and told to pay $3m in damages.
Freshly acquired hosting slinger Rackspace has built a custom-developed server based on IBM’s Power chips and the Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications.
The SNIA has unveiled its v1.0 Swordfish storage management specification to standardise management of storage products and services in cloud-era data centres.
Updated Apple, the reassuringly expensive maker of iThings, is reportedly trying to convince Formula One racing car firm McLaren's execs to fall into line with a buyout.
The Financial Conduct Authority has said there’s no need to launch a full market study into insurers’ use of big data, despite concerns that insurers' could be using to charge consumers more.
A sleepy Cotswold town could be about to witness the genocide of local honey bees following the discovery of invasive predatory giant Asian hornets.
Lenovo has denied locking its Signature Edition PCs exclusively to Windows 10 under orders from Microsoft.
Dell is all about engineered systems, or so its CEO Mickey D said recently, but actions speak louder than words and today the Texan infrastructure baron rolled out a box targeting firms running SAP HANA.
Veteran software outfit CA has hoovered up Israeli testing outfit BlazeMeter to burnish its DevOps and testing credentials.
Comment On the day the Dell/EMC acquisition/merger completed, HPE announced it was selling off a load of non-core software assets in a “spin-off” merger with UK’s Micro Focus.
Samsung has introduced 960 EVO and 960 PRO M.2-format consumer SSDs with an NVMe interface and a promised 2TB capacity.
Frog object storage startup OpenIO is banging on with supporting Seagate’s Kinetic disk drives, and has certified its software on the drives in a Kinetic Plugfest.
Weird new warship USS Zumwalt has broken down while on sea trials, three weeks ahead of her formal commissioning ceremony.
Microsoft has started to serve up Azure services from a new cloud region in Germany – operated under the supervision of a data trustee – to pitch for European punters with concerns about security and data sovereignty.
Yet another British family has been forced to flee its habitat after an infestation of Brazilian wandering spiders smuggled itself into their nest on the back of a bunch of supermarket bananas.
MRAM startup Everspin has filed for an IPO.
Someone with far more time and money than sense has developed a “real flame smart candle” that can be controlled over Bluetooth. No, really.
A Canadian man accused of smuggling $180,000 of gold out of the Royal mint – allegedly in his anal cavity – is awaiting a court verdict after his defence condemned the government’s case as “appalling” and entirely circumstantial.
The number two at Hewlett Packard Enterprise has brushed off talk the slimmed-down organisation could be vulnerable to a takeover, as the company is again linked with “possible” buyers - this time around Huawei, Lenovo, Oracle, Cisco and, er, Dell.
Podcast Podcast This week on our tech-cast, Greg Knieriemen hosts the podcast with serial podcaster co-host Amy Lewis. This week our Podcast Idol is Jack Poller of Enterprise Strategy Group. Our special guest this week is Leah Schoeb, Technology Business Development at Intel. This week we discuss Intel, Nutanix IPO, public clouds and …
Rejoice! The eternal dilemma of whether to have a hot dog or a burger has now been answered.
Unlike real clouds which hide things, Kaminario is adding a Clarity analytics cloud to its K2 all-flash arrays.
Imation is facing ejection from the New Your Stock Exchange because its share price is too low.
Migrating to an outsourced IT service including cloud is a great opportunity to outsource responsibility for IT and employees while simultaneously increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. At least, that’s the theory. The reality can be a lot more sobering.
The European Union announced its 5G Action Plan last week, and president Jean-Claude Juncker set out some ambitious connectivity goals in his State of the Union address. These include promises to enable free Wi-Fi in public spaces in every town and village in the EU states, and to achieve “full deployment” of 5G by 2025 (including railways). As an interim goal, it repeated the goal of having commercial 5G in at least one town or city per EU country by 2020.
Roundup Our latest programming competition was our most popular yet in terms of the number of entries – 137 in all once we'd de-duplicated them.
Artificial intelligence is all the rage in technology and as it progresses at a dizzying pace, the industry is at danger of being overhyped, say researchers.
We have been getting some good responses in our latest poll on all-flash storage.
A high-profile project has been launched with the aim of strengthening UK enterprises' IT security.
Police in the Australian State of Victoria have warned citizens not to trust un-marked USB sticks that appear in their letterboxes.
Malware writers have penetrated the website of hair-dye-for-greying-blokes outfit Just For Men, foisting a password-stealing trojan at visitors, Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura says.
Get some bots into a Wikipedia edit-war and they'll keep you entertained for years, it seems – and Portuguese bots are the most tenacious.
BT is urging folks to patch the firmware in its Wi-Fi Extender following the discovery of multiple security flaws.
Updated People visiting America may be pressured or told to reveal their social network profiles to border officials, judging by a draft visa form.
Oracle's gone in hard on cloud this week, promising a stellar, cheap cloud that has already erased Amazon Web Services' lead.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has held an hour-long hangout to explain what's likely to happen when its Rosetta spacecraft touches down on Comet 67p.
North Korea's zone file has leaked online, providing another insight into the hermit kingdom's internet.
VMware has shown off a working prototype of “Project Goldilocks”, its long-hinted-at plan to develop a new approach to security.
German retro enthusiast Jens Schönfeld of Individual Computers is about to start manufacturing new Commodore 64 cases from the classic home computer company's original injection moulds.
The first space station lofted into orbit by China is coming down next year, the country's space agency has confirmed.
Azure's Australia East region, located in Sydney, experienced nearly eight hours of degraded performance thanks to what Microsoft is calling “an ongoing Networking issue.”
Google's Cloud Platform has suffered a 3.5 hour wobble in its asia-east1-a region.
University student Arun S Kumar has scored US$16,000 (£12,312, A$21,200) for finding and reporting a Facebook vulnerability that led to account hijacking.
Citrix has pushed back a little against the dangers posed to its users by the Sweet32 “birthday attack” against old ciphers.
Dell EMC CEO Michael Dell and Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins have indulged in a very public display of affection for each other, at least so far as the two companies' collaboration in the VCE converged infrastructure company is concerned.
OpenWorld Oracle’s founder and CTO Larry Ellison took to the stage for his second OpenWorld keynote today, and spent the bulk of his presentation pointing out flaws in his chief cloud rival Amazon.
AT&T has charged up the paddles, yelled “clear!”, and fired the defibrillator into one of telecommunications' worst ideas: broadband over power lines (BPL).
Looking to replace your pyrotechnics prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7? You might want to hurry before they run out.
Apple has officially released macOS Sierra aka OS X 10.12, to the world.
Adobe is crediting the success of its cloud and digital media groups in reporting record quarterly revenues.
Cable giant Comcast is ready to float its entry into the wireless market with its own service.
Symantec has issued a fix for a vulnerability that could cause its security tools to crash or be potentially hijacked by malware. If the software scans a booby-trapped RAR archive, it can wind up attempting to execute code smuggled within, we're told.
CloudFlare is promising to bring about the encrypted internet by adopting the latest web security protocols and offering a solution to the horror of mixed content.
Microsoft is hoping the third time will be the charm in its efforts to shut down a man once again being accused of pirating its products.
Trifacta, the self-service-as-a-service data-wrangling business, has released the fourth version of its data preparation product suite.
Cloud computing is so mainstream these days that maybe it should just be called “computing”. That’s what an IDC survey of 6,100 organisations in 31 countries, released today, indicates, with 68 per cent of respondents using public, private or hybrid cloud in their IT mix. This is a 60 per cent jump from 42 per cent of respondents doing cloud in 2015.
Smartphone news and reviews site MoDaCo has admitted to a data breach.
Java Enterprise Edition 8 is delayed yet again, Oracle has conceded.
Vodafone blocked 425,000 nuisance and scam calls in a single day, while testing new call-barring technology for its UK mobile network.
Facebook is facing legal action in India over its attempt to slurp up user data from WhatsApp users.
The latest server sales figures for Europe, Middle East and Africa show the continued march of no name server makers as enterprises and big data centres increasingly buy hardware directly from ODMs fron the Far East.
Communications regulator Ofcom has ruled that there are "reasonable grounds" to suspect Sky breached rules to allow consumers to easily switch broadband and landline providers, which could lead to a multi-million pound fine.
Canonical’s OpenStack spin has landed on IBM’s Power hardware as part of zSystems' Linux stack.
Reg Events There are just a few weeks until the call for papers for Building IoT London closes, and we really want to hear your real world stories of what the things on the internet are doing to your business.
Google have snapped up API.AI, a Silicon Valley startup specialising in building tools for natural language understanding in mobiles, web applications and devices.
Western Digital's SanDisk unit has developed a prototype 1TB capacity SDXC camera flash card.
The traditional hoopla around the latest iPhone upgrade seemed to go off as planned last week with queues of apparently sane people waiting outside Apple stores around the world.
Analysis Nutanix has filed an amended S1 IPO form with the SEC and data within it shows a strongly growing business well-set for an IPO if the financial environment is supportive.
Staff at Three are poised to receive a very early Christmas present - in the form of a Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment notice to everyone's favourite outsourcer Capita.
The American F-35 Joint Project Office says ejection seat and helmet modifications will stop emergency ejections from breaking petite pilots' necks.
A Malmo man is facing paying thousands of kronor in damages after attending a friend’s 60th birthday party and ending up crawling naked and bleeding from an elderly woman’s hen house.
The government-backed Digital Catapult wheeze has launched an “Internet of Things network” across London to titivate the lives of the eight million poor souls trapped within the M25.
Review It’s impossible to read former bollocker-in-chief Margaret Hodge’s account of being chair of the government's spending watchdog without repeatedly banging your head against the wall.
Intel has hired veteran tech CFO and sometime troubleshooter Bob Swan to take over from long-time numbers supremo Stacy Smith.
Three men have been jailed yesterday over a conspiracy to commit internet shopping fraud scam that involved taking payments for non-existent goods and services.
Exclusive Hackers are claiming to have hacked Australian point-of-sale technology (PoS) company H&L Australia, and have been claiming to potential buyers that they had lifted its customer database. They were already offering it for sale for AU$22,000 ($16,580, £12,723) more than two months ago.
The White House is announcing nationwide guidelines to regulate self-driving cars in order to encourage the industry and avoid different rules in different states.
Opera went live today with a VPN embedded into its desktop browser. Described as “free, no-log and easy to use,” the VPN uses 256-bit AES encryption to connect to one of Opera’s five data centres.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s outgoing EMEA channel chief Gilles Thiebaut is to take control of the firm’s country operations in France, El Reg can confirm.
A power outage at "Europe’s largest purpose-built data centre”, Global Switch 2 – which knocked one customer offline for two days – has been blamed on a high voltage fault.
There were over one million fraud attempts in the UK in the first six months of 2016, or one every 15 seconds - more than 50 per cent higher than the same period of last year.
NAS accelerator and cloud storage gateway shop Avere has got itself its very own on-premises NAS system wrapped around an object storage core with a passage to the public cloud.
A UK parliamentary committee will look into the potential uses and benefits of autonomous vehicles in a new inquiry it has opened.
Netcraft's September survey of the world's most prevalent web servers turned up something interesting: a dip for all major servers but a sudden spike for OpenResty.
Video The ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera has already yielded up archeological wonders but now marine archeologists have found a body buried in the wreck that could yield up some clues as to the ship’s origins.
Google is facing a bill for hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.
If your Android developers are a bit excitable today it's probably because Android Studio 2.2 has landed.
Apple is trying to patent a paper bag.
The Chandra space telescope has spotted X-rays emanating from Pluto.
A stealthy robot run by a Los Angeles SWAT team has successfully disarmed a murder suspect by sneaking up behind him and stealing his weapon.
A 30-year-old bug in the iconic Nintendo game Legend of Zelda allows players to finish the game in minutes. A video posted to YouTube shows that, beneath what looks to be a fun game glitch, there is a fascinating bit of code manipulation in 6502 Assembly:
Microsoft has opened a technology centre in China to reassure Beijing it does not have backdoors in its software.
Video Chinese hackers have attacked Tesla electric cars from afar, using exploits that can activate brakes, unlock doors, and fold mirrors from up to 20 kilometres (12 miles) away while the cars are in motion.
Two groups both reported successfully teleporting state information across metro-scale fibre networks.
Citrix 's Receiver for Windows now supports the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Microsoft's offered a hint that its previous on-premises Azure efforts, Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and the Cloud Platform System (CPS), will integrate with its forthcoming Azure Stack cloud-in-a-hyperconverged-box offering.
EMC has patched a six-year-old Windows bug that's popped up in its VNX and Celerra storage kit.
Teradici has taken the code powering desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings from VMware and Amazon Web Services and turned it in products you, yes you, can run.
You won't have to search for Torrents of Netflix's new 12-minute show Meridian: the streamer has published the program as a kind of “test pattern” for streaming technology.
Australian stock traders will be trying to reconcile trades that got lost after the Australian Securities Exchange's Nasdaq-supplied trading platform melted down yesterday.
An effort to disrupt the handover of critical internet technical tasks from the US government to DNS overseer ICANN appears to have petered out.
The two Republican commissioners in the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have been accused of withholding documents that show they acted in cahoots with congressional Republicans in trying to kill net neutrality rules.
A Dutch ink seller is accusing HP Inc of deliberately programming its printers to reject refurbished cartridges with a covert firmware update.
OpenWorld Once again, Oracle's co-CEO Mark Hurd was in a prognosticative mood during his OpenWorld keynote, but the crowd of attendees wasn't buying it.
An increasingly bitter fight between Tesla and its former autopilot partner Mobileye is raising questions over the electric car company's honesty.
Hyperconverged upstart Nutanix has submitted more details about its forthcoming IPO to the US financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
HPC and enterprise high-performance storage company DataDirect Networks has lost Molly Rector, its chief marketing officer, who has moved to take up a VP marketing role at Quantum.
Samsung has said that it is not to blame for the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 exploding in China.
Got a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and live in the UK or Ireland? Not switched it on lately after reading those reports about exploding devices? Fret ye not, for Samsung today announced an exchange programme, whereby you get a replacement “phablet” courtesy of the provider you bought it from.
If you work in a manufacturing, plant measuring productivity is simple: you measure the number of widgets produced in a given time frame. A person in this environment must not be the one holding up the production line. Nothing more, nothing less. But what does productivity mean for less tangible "knowledge work" occupations such as those of us who work in IT?
Tech Data is to buy Avnet Technology Solutions for $2.6bn in a deal that, when completed, will create the chunkiest enterprise IT distie on the planet.
Science news alert service EurekAlert! remains offline following a large-scale cyber attack earlier this month.
Ahead of the mega-merger with EMC, Dell has decided to quit selling printers as part of its hardware portfolio while its imaging business is being scaled back.
Chaps of a certain age who find their libido fading could do worse than stare at a glaring light source – though not the sort you might be thinking of.
A British Reaper drone was part of the US airstrike that killed 62 Syrian government soldiers on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
Brits have more faith in their banks than government agencies to roll out authentication technologies based on biometrics, according to a new survey from Visa.
CSC UK execs left sweating over local profit “challenges” have again opted to expunge costs from the business in a time-honoured fashion by strapping human capital to the employment cannons.
OpenWorld It's that time of the year again. Oracle's OpenWorld is in San Francisco. Supremo Larry Ellison has given his Sunday keynote. Here's a summary of what the database giant is going to reveal today in easily digestible chunks.
Cloud storage startup CTERA has gained $25m in a funding round, following on from a similar one in 2014, and taking its total funding to almost $70m.
Britain's Tornado fighter jets may soon be deploying with missile-jamming decoys on board after the MoD signed a £2.5m order with Leonardo-Finmeccanica.
Microsoft has downplayed the seriousness of an alleged Exchange auto-discovery vulnerability, saying that it sees no need to patch the reported security weakness.
IDC’s latest storage tracker says the enterprise storage market was flat in the 12 months since 2015’s second quarter, but HPE now ties with EMC for first place, with IBM and NetApp in equal fourth place after Dell.
Hybrid infrastructures – where you combine on-premise equipment with systems that sit in a public cloud installation – have their own particular foibles when it comes to management. It's really not so hard, though – here are 10 things to think about when you're looking at the security aspects of managing your hybrid world.
Train fare and telly licence dodgers will be invited to plead guilty from the comfort and convenience of their phones, according to court reform plans unveiled by the Ministry of Justice.
Analysis The government has a funny notion of how to tackle failure. When it comes to contracts, suppliers that have routinely messed up are handed more deals. When it comes to policy, approaches that have proved unsuccessful get dusted off and pushed with renewed vigour.
Sysadmin blog Are startups to be avoided? You'll get different answers depending on who you talk to, but the arguments have relevance for the virtualization and storage markets as, today, most of the innovation is occurring with startups.
Criminals have started to aggressively erase EXIF metadata from their photos to make it harder for authorities to locate them, Harvard University students Paul Lisker and Michael Rose find.
NASA has revealed its final plans to crash the Cassini probe into Saturn next year.
IPv4 address exhaustion is making it harder to measure the size of the Internet, even as IPv6 deployment accelerates.
It's not always Microsoft's fault. Some of the dozens – literally – of submissions El Reg has received documenting Windows in a state of public undress show the world's most beloved operating system weeping because something else failed.
University of Cambridge senior research associate Sergei Skorobogatov has laid waste to United States Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) assertions about iPhone security by demonstrating password bypassing using a $100 NAND mirroring rig.
Linus Torvalds has decreed that Linux 4.8 probably needs an eighth release candidate.
The maintainers of the Bourne Again Shell – Bash, to its friends – shipped Version 4.4 on Friday.
Larry Ellison kicked off Oracle's OpenWorld event in San Francisco on Sunday with news of a second-generation infrastructure-as-a-service offering.
The first major Emacs update in four years landed over the weekend, a few days after Vim had its first big release in a decade.
American T-Mobile subscribers can score free internet access by running traffic through a proxy with "speedtest" in its URL.
When Australia's federal government finally revealed who had been given money to help pay for metadata retention efforts The Register was surprised to see eight Universities on the list.