8th > December > 2017 Archive
Seeing through walls, a capability available to law enforcement and military authorities for several years, could become a bit more predictable in the future thanks to a technique developed by researchers at Duke University.
Four former Applied Materials employees have been charged with stealing the company's chipmaking technology to use as the basis for their own startup.
Dell's posted third quarter results that suggest it is on track to deliver its first profit since acquiring EMC.
VMware and Carbon Black have joined forces to enhance each other's security wares.
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Cisco's just made an acquisition.
Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla, his electric automobile company, is developing its own custom chips for its driverless cars.
On-CallThe working week's winding down once again and that means it's time for another edition of On-Call, The Register's Friday tech support tale recounted by readers.
Microsoft says it will fix "scroll jank" because Edge needs it and Chrome sorted it ages ago.
The UK border could be left exposed after Brexit as departments have failed to plan for new IT systems, according to a damning report by MPs released today.
AnalysisIf you ask your notebook's filesystem how many MP3 files it is storing that haven’t been opened in 30 days, you can find the answer reasonably quickly. But ask an enterprise’s file system when it holds a million files and you have a big problem.
Poorly written code is leaving banks at greater risk of attack and poorly prepared for big changes in the financial sector due to come into effect early next year.
Toshiba has joined the ranks of helium-filled disk drive makers with a 14TB drive that is not shingled.
A YouTube stunt imbecile was rescued by firefighters yesterday after cementing his head inside a microwave.
Staff at a firm of loss adjusters and two rogue private investigators the biz hired have been found guilty of data protection offences.
A street in Suffolk has been revealed as the slowest area in Blighty for broadband, where residents have to wait a painful eight hours to download just 45 minutes of telly.
To everyone with DevOps in their job title (and a quick LinkedIn search turned up 45,597 of you just in my network): folks, you're doing it wrong.
Some of the well-known weaknesses of SS7 Roaming Networks have been replicated in the next-gen telco protocol, Diameter.
It wasn't only staff in IBM's Technical Services Support (TSS) unit that this week received the memo urging volunteers to come forward to toss themselves on the redundancy heap, folk in IS Delivery (ISD) got it too.
UpdatedCapita's infamous Recruitment Partnership Project (RPP) for the Ministry of Defence has finally gone live, five years after the first deal was signed – and, surprise, surprise, it is riddled with bugs and missing critical functionality.
The SSL certificate on the criminal justice and court listing site justice.gov.uk expired yesterday, causing browsers to now warn users that their information is at risk.
An AI researcher has taken time out of his busy schedule to appear in an ad for Yves Saint Laurent's scent for men called Y.
ExclusiveEuropean policy makers are considering the unthinkable and reopening the EU's e-commerce directive, according to multiple sources. UK industries have been invited to contribute their thoughts, on the basis that the directive will be amended in the lifetime of this Parliament.
+CommentSuppressed hints and whispers suggest that Toshiba and WDC are finally about to agree a deal ending their dispute over Toshiba's right to sell its flash fab joint-venture stake and the way it's being done.
A set of clauses the government slipped into the Data Protection Bill "go beyond" their stated ambition and "create different risks", the information commissioner has said.
Animation goliath Disney has added Oracle's co-CEO Safra Catz to its growing list of senior tech exec board members.
Oracle's long-running legal battle to get what it believes is it's fair share from Google's Android reopened this week – the second time an Appeals Court on Federal Circuit has examined the issue. The first hour overran with a bumpy ride for Google.
Proving that nothing is what it seems when it comes to mass surveillance, the hard deadline of December 31 for the controversial section 702 spying program has been moved overnight to April 26.
Mats Järlström, a Swedish electronics engineer living in Oregon, who was fined last year for referring to himself as an engineer and doing math without a license has tentatively won the right to use the term in communications with the state.
Researchers say a recently patched vulnerability in Android could leave users vulnerable to attack from signed apps.
A Japanese company is using a quadcopter drone to help its employees know when to pack it in for the day.
In a first for the company, SpaceX is planning to launch a supply mission to the International Space Station using both a pre-flown first stage rocket and a Dragon capsule that has already been in orbit.
After supposedly reversing course to assist New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investigation into fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process, the Federal Communications Commission has doubled back on itself.
It's a reality of life that some people have a lot of money and some very little.