6th > November > 2017 Archive
Crumbs! Crunchyroll distributed malware for a couple of hours
Popular anime streamer Crunchyroll is warning users to check their systems for malware, after attackers got access to its Cloudflare config and targeted Windows users with a malicious file.
Facebook suggests mm-wave spectrum should be free in Australia
Facebook has urged the Australian government to open up millimeter-wave spectrum for licence-free applications.
Jeff Bezos sells one million Amazon shares, makes one billion dollars
Amazon.com founder, CEO and president Jeff Bezos has sold a million shares in his own company and reaped over a billion dollars from the transaction.
Sprint, T-Mobile US's on-again off-again merger talks are now off
UpdatedUS carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have decided their on-again, off-again merger is off.
Your future data-centre: servers immersed in box full of oil, in a field
OPENSTACK SYDNEYYour next data centre could be an aluminium box filled with a handful of servers swimming in oil.
How we fooled Google's AI into thinking a 3D-printed turtle was a gun: MIT bods talk to El Reg
VideoStudents at MIT in the US claim they have developed an algorithm for creating 3D objects and pictures that trick image-recognition systems into severely misidentifying them. Think toy turtles labeled rifles, and baseballs as cups of coffee.
'Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in we've ever seen in the history of humanity'
InterviewToward the end of this month, CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi expects Amazon will introduce a managed Kubernetes service at its AWS re:Invent event.
Europe's one-patent-court-to-rule-them-all rocked by 'Brexit, EPO reforms, German laws'
Plans to introduce a Europe-wide patent court may be delayed still further after the German parliament, government and patent lawyers asked for an extension on submitting responses to a legal challenge.
Off-brand tablets look done, but big players are growing
The tablet computer market is sinking even as the fortunes of its main protagonists rise.
Low latency in AFAs
SPONSOREDAchieving consistent ultra low latency is often top of the list of requirements for those investing in all flash arrays.
Boffins: Sun's red dwarf neighbour is looking a little thick around the middle
New research suggests that a dust belt may be circling the closest star to the Sun, a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri.
ViaSat hops into bed with European Space Agency in €68m deal
Satellite outfit ViaSat is forming a €68m (£60m) public-private partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), which among other things is intended to fund ground stations for home broadband speeds of 100Mbps.
No humans allowed: How would a machine-centric data centre look?
Even using the most conservative estimates, the number of connected devices has surpassed the number of humans. Machines are communicating more with other machines than they are with humans.
Firefox bookmark saving add-on gives users that sync-ing feeling
A freemium Firefox browser add-on that saves and syncs bookmarks has started "losing" bookmarks instead, according to its users.
Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy
Bonfire night has come a long way since Guy Fawkes' failed attempt to blow up the House of Lords on 5 November 1605. Now, we prefer to burn more modern day villains. Such as Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and, er, Openreach.
Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan
CompetitionVirtuous websites will be able to signal their goodness to the world under a new scheme proposed by digital quango queen Martha Lane Fox.
ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society
Thousands of free-to-use cash machines could be axed from Britain's high streets due to plans to cut fees that fund the network, banking industry group LINK warned last week.
Frowns all round as Smile and Co-op online banking goes down
The online services for the Co-operative Bank and its digital-only arm Smile are both out of action.
Mellanox NICs Xilinx FPGA to save backplane slots and CPU cycles
Mellanox's next-gen Innova network adapter won't just pack the obligatory high-speed interfaces – it'll also embed a Xilinx FPGA.
Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple
Is the technology press operating double standards when it comes holding Apple to account?
Post-Brexit economy SAVED: Posh-nosh truffle thrives in Wales
The Périgord black truffle has survived UK weather and grown in Wales*.
Red Hatters intro Ceph 3: OpenStacked, object-stored, containertastic filer blockhead
Red Hat's v3.0 Ceph storage software adds iSCSI block, POSIX file and containerisation support to the object storage core, making it a unified protocol storage software product.
Broadcom confirms $103bn slurp offer for rival Qualcomm
Broadcom has confirmed its multibillion-dollar bid for Qualcomm, revealing more details of the $103bn all-cash-and-shares offer to buy out its rival chipmaker.
Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm
Revelations from the Paradise Papers, a leaked set of more than 13 million financial documents, have shed light on how the rich and famous channel funds through offshore tax havens.
No, Samsung, you really do owe Apple $120m for patent infringement
Samsung seems to have trouble accepting reality when it comes to a long-running patent spat with Apple.
Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?
Londoners are being given the choice of putting their health in the hands of their internet connection, via a 24/7 app-based NHS service which will allow them to have consultations with doctors over video call.
Superdome X gets pumped on Skylake to become Superdome Flex
HPE has upgraded its Superdome X server to use Skylake CPUs, bragging that it's the world's most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform.
AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it
AnalysisArch-rivals AMD and Intel have put aside their animosity toward each other, and united against a common foe: Nvidia.
Google, Twitter gleefully spew Texas shooter fake news into netizens' eyes
Following the murder-suicide of 26 people in church on Sunday by Texas gunman Devin Kelley, ad giant Google managed to shoot itself in the foot by promoting fake news about the 26-year-old.
Seldom used 'i' mangled by baffling autocorrect bug in Apple's iOS 11
UpdatedApple says it is working on a fix for an annoying bug in iOS 11 that leaves some fans unable to properly type the letter 'i' without it glitching out.
Silicon Valley giants tap escape on fight against web sex trafficking law
Just before the weekend, the Internet Association quietly dropped its objections to the proposed Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) which is making its way through US Congress – after fighting against the draft legislation for months.
Fat-fingered Level 3 techie reduces internet to level zero: Glitch knocks out connections
A fat-fingered configuration blunder at Level 3 temporarily sent a chunk of internet connectivity in America and the wider world to level zero on Monday.