Google goes home to Cali to overturn Canada's worldwide search result ban
What should govern the behavior of huge multinationals like Google: the law Google makes for itself, or the laws that people make?
Qualcomm's neural network SDK made free for all comers
Qualcomm's decided to open up its year-old AI, by making its Neural Processing Engine (NPE) available to all.
The drinks are on Juniper: Revenue and profits up in Q2 2017
Juniper Networks has turned in a solid second quarter, reporting growth in revenue and profitability.
IBM killing off its first go at cloud object storage for Spark – 30 months after launch
We all know cloud is evolving fast, but IBM's just given us the downside of that speed: a service it switched on in February 2015 will be switched off in August 2017.
iRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: Sharing maps of your homes
UpdatedRoomba maker iRobot recorded soaring sales and banked rising profits in the three months to July, according to figures revealed on Tuesday.
Crap gift card security helps crims spend your birthday pressie cash
Gift cards' lousy security makes it easy for crooks to spend marks' money, researchers said Tuesday night.
US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters
For the past year or so, protesters in North Dakota, America, have been trying to prevent an oil pipeline from being built through Native Americans’ sacred land.
SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications
Quantum random number generators aren't new, but one small enough to provide practical security for Internet of Things applications is interesting.
Beijing police quench scum allegedly behind 'Fireball' fraudware
Chinese police have moved on the developers of the Fireball adware that infected millions of computers earlier this year.
An 'AI' that can diagnose schizophrenia from a brain scan – here's how it works (or doesn't)
AnalysisScientists have had a crack at using simple machine-learning software to make psychiatry a little more objective.
O2 admits to throttling network bandwidth for EU data roamers
O2 has admitted to deliberately throttling its network as a "temporary measure" to combat the demand of Brits using free data roaming abroad.
Got bot? How to put it to work with Microsoft's Cortana Skills
Hands onMicrosoft made a big deal of Cortana skills at its Build developer conference earlier this year – the business of creating voice interactions with users via the digital assistant built into Windows 10 and also available for iOS and Android.
Got some pom-poms handy? UK.gov seeks a geography cheerleader
Whitehall is looking for a geography aficionado to emphasise the role the discipline plays in the UK government's work.
Currys PC World rapped after Knowhow Cloud ad ruled to be 'misleading'
Currys PC World has been ordered not to "exaggerate the capability" of its Knowhow Cloud backup after an aggrieved UK buyer found out the hard way that he had to restore each individual file one by one.
Take that, gender pay gap! Atos to offshore hundreds of BBC roles
ExclusiveHundreds of IT roles at the BBC are to be offshored to cheaper wage locations, under a £560m contract renewal coming into force with its incumbent outsourcing giant Atos.
Virgin Media's profanity warning triggered by chief exec's name
The mere mention of Virgin Media's chief exec Tom Mockridge is enough to trigger the profanity filter in the UK cableco's customer forum, El Reg has discovered.
A vendor that doesn’t think AI and ML will fix security? We found one!
Machine learning and artificial intelligence will improve security technologies and outcomes, but “won’t move the needle as much as people think”, according to RSA chief technology officer Zulfikar Ramzan.
Slapping crap bosses just got cheaper: Blighty's Supreme Court nixes tribunal fees
The Supreme Court has ruled that today's employment tribunal fees are unlawful, opening the floodgates to hacked off employees (and ex-employees) across the country.
Confessions of an ebook eater
StobThe best way to acquire a programming skill - by "skill" I mean a working understanding of a framework, a language or, shudder, very very bad word coming up, engaging shatter-proof scare quotes, a "paradigm" - is by modifying a colleague's well-written code and making it do something different that you actually need it to do. With the colleague on hand to explain it all, natch.
Time-rich netizens marshall ballot-stuffing bots against... Radio Times contest
Internet ballot-stuffing has existed for as long as Rickrolling, if not longer, but it used to be a serious endeavour requiring a certain level of commitment, however misguided.
No time for nap, update your QNAP: RAIDed NAS data corruption bug squashed
QNAP has put out a critical NAS firmware fix notice after prolonged pushing by a small business tech IT pro guy in Australia.
Three: No fixed date yet for 4G services abroad
Three has said it has yet to fix a date for customers to have access to 4G when using its data roaming service.
HPE boss Whitman among candidates for Uber CEO job – report
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is reportedly high among the names shortlisted to take over as the boss of Uber.
Lenovo sticks Toshiba NVMe SSDs in ThinkSystem server brainpan
Toshiba SSDs are being used to speed Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers.
Revealed: 779 cases of data misuse across 34 British police forces
A freedom-of-information request by Huntsman Security has discovered that UK police forces detected and investigated at least 779 cases of potential data misuse by personnel between January 2016 and April 2017.
Cloud-stitching startup pitches NVMe FPGAs for SSDs
Fast NVMe over Fabric access to flash arrays needs direct access to the target drives, bypassing the X86 array controller, for the lowest latency. FPGAs are being developed to do this.
Details of 400,000 loan applicants spilled in UniCredit bank breach
Italian bank UniCredit admitted on Wednesday that a series of breaches, undetected for nearly a year, exposed the personal data of 400,000 loan applicants.
Sensor-rich traffic info shows how far Silly Valley has to drive
The German auto cartel has flexed its muscles as Silicon Valley tries to encroach on its turf.
Wisconsin badgers Apple to cough up half a billion dollars for ripping off chip designs
AnalysisApple has been hit with a $506m bill for infringing CPU design patents belonging to the University of Wisconsin.
Marketing giant Marketo forgets to renew domain name. Hilarity ensues
With a perfect dose of irony, a biz that sells automated marketing software online failed to automatically renew its dotcom.
Node SummitAs the Node Summit got underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, Charles Beeler, general partner at Rally Ventures, said the Node community has come a long way since 2012, when everyone was talking about Node.js and no one was using it.
Reminder: Spies, cops don't need to crack WhatsApp. They'll just hack your smartphone
Police in Germany will forego seeking decryption keys for secure messaging apps, like WhatsApp, and instead simply hack devices to snoop on suspects.
Meg Whitman OUT at HP ...Inc
Meg Whitman has cut her last ties with HP Inc by stepping down as chairwoman of the company's board of directors.