In November, exercise-tracking app Strava published a “heatmap” of user activity which it cheerily boasted comprised a billion activities, three trillion lat-long points, 13 trillion rasterized pixels and 10 TB of input data.
Microsoft has implemented Intel's advice to reverse the chipmaker's Spectre variant 2 microcode patches.
Security software maker Malwarebytes has emitted two product updates and apologised to users – after its code turned their machines into near-bricks.
Dell’s proven that even servers can now be the subject of meaningless teaser trailers.
An amateur astronomer hunting the Zuma satellite that SpaceX may or may not have lost has instead turned up signals from a NASA bird thought dead since 2005.
Apple appears to have all but killed macOS Server by deprecating most of what distinguishes it from a desktop OS.
Who, me?Welcome again to Who, Me? The Register’s new column* in which readers confess to times they performed sub-optimally and broke important stuff.
Some users who bravely test betas of Mozilla’s Firefox browser will soon also test an “occasional sponsored story” as the browser-maker tries to re-invent web ads.
PC shipments will continue sliding south, reckon Gartner’s mystic mages – but, like Monty Python’s Black Knight, they still refuse to lie down and die.
Commercial scale-out filesystem startup Qumulo is setting up shop in Europe and using ex-Isilon execs to run its show.
The Spectre processor design vulnerability is here to stay. Even if you choose to ignore it, the problem still exists. This is potentially a very bad thing for public cloud vendors. It may end up being great for chip manufacturers. It's fantastic for VMware.
It knows where the gravel pits and power lines are. So, Ordnance Survey, where should UK's driverless cars go?
UK cartographer the Ordnance Survey (OS) has been selected by the government to help it create an infrastructure for driverless cars.
Rogue private parking firms are to be stripped of the ability to access the UK government's driver database.
The UK government has today hailed the completion of its superfast broadband project as a success – the scheme that has now brought 24Mbps to 95 per cent of the country by almost entirely handing the contracts to monopoly provider BT.
People wearing Strava-enabled fitness trackers appear to have been poking around a Thames shipwreck containing nearly 1,500 tonnes of explosives from the Second World War.
So after a week of replicating, virtualising, backing up and inhaling and puffing out data to the cloud it is time to check what has been happening in the land of storage.
BlockchainWeekThe hype around blockchain is just as frustrating for people trying to legitimise the technology as it is for those watching from the sidelines – but behind the fluff, its proponents argue there's real potential.
Infrastructure firms could face fines of up to £17m if they do not have adequate cybersecurity measures in place, the UK government has announced today.
A gang of armed robbers reportedly burgled a village home belonging to Bitcoin traders in an Oxfordshire, England.
Jodrell Bank Observatory has been nominated as the UK's entry for World Heritage status.
Security researchers have uncovered flaws in Bluetooth-based panic buttons that, in a worst-case scenario, make the affected kit "effectively useless."
Seagate reported essentially flat revenues and a fall in profits in its disappointing second fiscal 2018 quarter.
Dell's future has been thrown for yet another loop. Dell's virtualization subsidiary VMware is reportedly looking to buy out its parent Dell so that the tech titan can avoid a second IPO.
Intel warned Chinese firms about its infamous Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities before informing the US government, it has emerged.
Trump White House mulls nationalizing 5G... an idea going down like 'a balloon made out of a Ford Pinto'
A proposal by the Trump administration to effectively nationalize next-generation 5G networks in America triggered an angry reaction from the mobile industry, former government officials, and federal regulator the FCC.
A US bloke allegedly defrauded Cisco and Microsoft by faking problems with computing and networking gear he didn't own to trick the tech giants into sending him replacements.
A bunch of Skype users are unhappy that they're been unable to sign into the VoIP service for several days.
US Pentagon scrambles after Strava base leaks. Here's a summary of the new rules: 'Secure that s***, Hudson!'
The American military has ordered a review of its grunts' personal electronics – after the Strava fitness app used by soldiers revealed base locations and other operational security gaffes.
You've got to hand it to Elon Musk – the guy could sell pork pies at a rabbinical convention.
HP has settled a class-action lawsuit in the US over the failing screens in some of its Pavillion notebooks.