9th > February > 2018 Archive
Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1
If you're using a Netgear router at home, it's time to get patching. The networking hardware maker has just released a tsunami of patches for a couple of dozen models of its kit.
Rook's hooked to cook bit nooks by the book
The organization overseeing container juggling system Kubernetes has decided to befriend a storage project.
Paging all Microsoft System Center users: Your treadmill is here
Microsoft has delivered the first Semi-Annual Channel version of System Center.
VMware sticks finger in Meltdown/Spectre dike for virtual appliances
VMware has advised on how to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws in several of its products.
Qualcomm asks Broadcom over for lunch and a proper chat about being bought
Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's latest attempt to buy it, but has also said it is willing to discuss doing a deal.
No yolking matter: Google Translate cock-up gives Norwegians more than un œuf eggs
A group of Norwegian chefs blames Google Translate after the applications improperly ordered 1500 eggs to 15.000.
Nvidia reports record revenues in latest fiscal quarter
Nvidia’s grip on the GPU market continues to strengthen as it reported its excellent quarterly and full year revenues compared to last year.
Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin
On-CallWelcome once more to On-Call, in which The Register celebrates users' many, many failures by sharing your stories of being asked to clean up behind them.
As GDPR draws close, ICANN suggests 12 conflicting ways to cure domain privacy pains
Incoming European privacy laws which carry a global impact for anyone doing business in the Union are continuing to cause an epic policy meltdown at internet overseer ICANN.
It took us less than 30 seconds to find banned 'deepfake' AI smut on the internet
Fake AI-generated pornography has been banned by sites including Reddit and Pornhub, but others operations say they're fine with the practice of putting celebrities' faces on porn actresses' bodies.
Game of Thrones showrunners to make Star Wars flicks
Game of Thrones fans hoping that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss might spend more time in Westeros will have to visit a galaxy far, far away instead after Disney signed the pair for a series of Star Wars flicks.
It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm
On a cold, dry evening of February 9, 1968, cinemagoers at New York's venerable Capitol Theatre were the first members of the public to be taken to a new but worryingly familiar world.
Home taping revisited: A mic in each hand, pointing at speakers
Something for the Weekend, Sir?I once tried to do it standing on one leg, arms pressed against the wall for stability.
BT backs down from charging millions in phone book listing fees
BT has quietly withdrawn its threat to charge communications providers millions in six years' worth of back bills for special-entry listings in its phone book.
Got some fancy new flash in the works, huh Micron? Join the QLC
Later this year Micron plans to release quad-level cell flash drives that encroach on the nearline disk drive market.
EE unveils shoebox-sized router to boost Brit bumpkin broadband
EE is launching a "shoebox"-sized 4G antenna, which it claims could bring coverage to 580,000 UK homes in rural areas.
BOFH: We want you to know you have our full support
Episode 2"NGGGGAAARRRGGGHHH!" the PFY says, slamming his mouse onto the desk several times.
Remember the Yorkie pizza horror? Here's who won our exclusive Reg merch...
GiveawayThe winner of our “what would you do with a terrible Morrisons Yorkshire Pudding Pizza concoction” competition can, at long last, be announced to Reg readers of the Great British Public and beyond.
Why aren't you being arbiters of truth? MPs scream at Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
No matter their protestations, the big tech firms will always be asked to do more to tackle the manifestations of society's problems on their platforms. And yesterday's four-hour evidence session in front of British parliamentarians was no different.
Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!
UK communications regulator Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office have awarded themselves a pat on the back for reducing the amount of nuisance calls in the islands to a mere 3.9 billion last year.
Corpse! of! Yahoo! drags! emails! of! the! dead! case! to! US! Supreme! Court!
Should a court-appointed lawyer be allowed to rifle through your email account after you die? The artist formerly known as Yahoo! has asked the US Supreme Court to answer that question for users in the United States.
Hortonworks: Woo! We're breakeven – just don't focus on the $46m operating losses
Data biz Hortonworks shaved $50m off its operating losses in 2017, describing the year as "pivotal", as it continues efforts to rebrand itself as more than just Hadoop.
A storage baker's dozen: We spill the tea on the firms, the faces, the dough
What went on in storageland this week, you ask? Keep your saucer level, but we had Cisco saying its kit will be needed because the cloud is spreading, Delphix snuggling up to SAP, Zerto going even more multi-cloud, plus a good few smaller items.
Uber and Waymo sitting in a tree, S-E-T-T-L-I-N-G
Uber and Google-owned self-driving car biz Waymo have reached a settlement in the infamous lawsuit between the two.
Trump's tax reforms lift DXC's profit
Tax reforms in the US helped shore up the bottom line of cost hurling Frankenfirm DXC Technologies, but the top line slid at the company for third straight quarter since it came into being.
Uber and its 245 million reasons to settle with Google's Waymo
AnalysisIt was just one more twist in an extraordinary story: this morning Uber settled its San Francisco court battle with rival Waymo for $245m in stock.
Ruskie boffins blasted for using nuke bomb lab's supercomputer to mine crypto-rubles
Engineers at Russia's top nuclear weapons lab have been arrested – after the eggheads were caught using one of the supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency.
Uh-oh! Someone hit the Kalanick button! Uber's fired CEO claims Waymo deal vindicates him
CommentThe man responsible for dragging the reputation of one of the tech world's biggest names through the mud, into the gutter, and in circles around raw sewage has claimed today's out-of-court Waymo-Uber settlement vindicates him.
Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)
Unable to convince Oracle to allow the use of its trademarked term "Java" to refer to the open source version of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the Eclipse Foundation is asking those who care about such things to vote on proposed names for the software project.
No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS
A suspected drug dealer accused of swallowing his stash has become internet famous – after refusing to take a dump, and thus provide the cops their evidence, for 22 DAYS and counting.
You dopes! US state's pot dealer database pwned after security goes up in smoke
The US state of Washington says a miscreant was able to access the system it uses to track the manufacturing and sale of marijuana.