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Ride-share upstart 'Fasten' revealed as Hive of insecurity
Boston-based ride-hailing hopeful Fasten has coughed to a million-customer data breach that happened because someone left a database lying around unsecured.
Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands
Sierra Nevada Corporation's “Dream Chaser” automated spaceplane has successfully flown and landed.
ARM emulator in a VM? Yup, done. Ready to roll, no config required
Hacking low-level code on ARM processors just became a little easier after a researcher who operates under the name Azeria Labs put together virtual machines that emulate common hardware.
Stop your moaning, says maker of buggy Bluetooth sex toy
Sex-toy maker Lovsense has told its customers to stop moaning about one of its products, which recorded audio of users as they – ahem – played, and stored it on their Android phones.
Los Alamos National Lab fires up 750-node RPi cluster
The Los Alamos National Laboratory will this week reveal its latest "High-performance computer" - a cluster of 750 Raspberry Pis.
Qumulo goes all-flash and replicates to AWS
Scale-out file start up Qumulo has revealed all-flash filer nodes.
Openreach fibre plan for 10m premises coming 'before Christmas'
Openreach chair Mike McTighe says the carrier has concluded its consultation on how to deliver fibre-to-the-premises connections across Britain by the year 2025 and will deliver its plan to do so “before Christmas”.
Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020
Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to move any remaining Linux systems to Windows 10 in 2020.
Back up bod Druva paddles even further up the Amazon
+CommentDruva has nabbed a new Druva Cloud Platform (DCP) service gig for protecting, governing and looking into data in Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Store (EBS), and the Relational Database Service (RDS).
Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush
This month's release by Apple of the iPhone X with FaceID begins the first wave of consumer products designed from the ground up for continuous awareness of space, place and face - crowning a half a century of research in augmented reality destined to fuse our rising sea of data onto the real world.
Bristol AI chip designer bags $50m from Valley VC
AI chip startup Graphcore has announced today a $50m deal with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.
Shiver me timbers! 67cm Playmobil pirate ship sets sail for Caribbean
A Playmobil pirate ship has been launched off the west coast of Africa after stowing away on a full-size Norwegian vessel.
Audio spy Alexa now has a little pal called Dox
UpdatedAmazon's audio surveillance personal assistant device, Alexa, has acquired an external battery pack called Dox.
Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger
Nothing quite says Christmas like greasy, calorific overindulgence, and this year budget sausage roll shop Greggs is ready to get you in the mood with its "treat-filled" limited-edition advent calendar.
Rackspace, HPE pitch pay-as-you-go private cloud
Rackspace says it will be teaming up with HPE to build a private cloud service that bills customers based on usage.
What will £450k buy you? A new CEO at Softcat
Ever wondered how much the CEO at a big box shifting reseller gets paid? Wonder no more, for Softcat has revealed its new head honcho Graeme Watt will be on a cool £450,000 yearly base salary.
SciNet supercomputer's GPFS trick: We node what you did, burst buffer
A Canadian supercomputer centre using a fast access parallel file system has stuffed an Excelero burst buffer between this storage and the compute nodes.
Silverlight extinguished while Angular wins fans among developers
Qualcomm tells Broadcom: Pfffft! $103bn? You insult the very core of our cores
Qualcomm's board has unanimously rejected Broadcom's $103bn buyout proposal, slamming its rival's bid as having "dramatically undervalued" the multi-billion-dollar chipmaker.
Softbank gets Uber A-OK for $9bn investment cash splurge
Cash-flinging Japanese tech firm Softbank will sink up to ten billion dollars into Uber, following a vote of approval by the taxi app's board.
Brit cops slammed for failing to give answers on digital device data slurpage
Police forces have been urged to keep better records on how much data they slurp from the hundreds of thousands of digital devices they seize, and how it is used.
Productivity through tech, UK firms. More cyber, more cloud, more ERP!
Low take-up of readily available tech is fuelling Blighty's "deep-seated productivity problems", the club for supposed captains of industry the CBI has said.
It's 2017 and the UK's competition watchdog just got a data-tech team
The Competition and Markets Authority is to assemble a dedicated team to handle the use of algorithms, artificial intelligence and big data in business.
Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'
VideoApple's facial-recognition login system in its rather expensive iPhone X can be, it is claimed, fooled by a 3D printed mask, a couple of photos, and a blob of silicone.
You, Google. Get in here and explain all this personal data slurping – Missouri AG subpoena
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday said his office is investigating Google's business practices, adding fuel to the long smouldering antitrust fire that the Chocolate factory has been unable to extinguish.
Now, now, Qualcomm... Don't play hard to get, grins Broadcom
Broadcomm says it will continue its efforts to acquire rival chip designer Qualcomm despite a unanimous rejection of its $103bn buyout offer.
Dell EMC adds Skylake grunt to supercomputing workhorse server
Dell EMC has accelerated its workhorse super/high-performance computing C4130 server with newer CPUs and GPUs.
AT&T, Verizon agree to hop into bed and thrust new erections over US
US telco giants AT&T and Verizon are joining forces to install cellphone towers throughout America.