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Clouds gather as Cloudera and Hortonworks settle on uneven merger

The big data market became a little less competitive on Wednesday when two of the biggest players, Cloudera and Hortonworks, agreed to merge.
Iain Thomson, 04 Oct 2018
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California cracks down on Internet of Crap passwords with new law to stop the botnets

Anyone manufacturing an internet-connected device in California will, from 2020, have to give it a unique password in an effort to increase overall online security.
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Oct 2018
WiFi propaganda for the workers

Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

Wi-Fi, known for about two decades by its wonky Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers designation, IEEE 802.11, has adopted a new consumer-oriented naming scheme.
Thomas Claburn, 04 Oct 2018

Astroboffins may have found the first exomoon lurking beyond the Solar System

Scientists have spotted what may be the first Moon to be discovered outside the Solar System, according to a paper published in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday.
Katyanna Quach, 04 Oct 2018
Packing too much into a box

AI engines, Arm brains, DSP brawn... Versal is Xilinx's Kitchen Sink Edition FPGA

XDFXilinx has packed everything but the kitchen sink into its new Versal family of FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays).
Chris Williams, 04 Oct 2018

Databricks pushes machine learning on easy mode: Rock star data scientist, meet sweaty engineer

InterviewNinety-nine per cent of companies are struggling to make a success of machine learning, according to execs at analytics biz Databricks.
Rebecca Hill, 04 Oct 2018

UK space comes to an 'understanding' with Australia as Brexit looms

The UK and Australia have announced plans to become the best of buddies in the space field, including the UK’s current hot potato: satellite navigation.
Richard Speed, 04 Oct 2018
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Apple macOS Mojave: There's goth mode but developers will have to wait for the juicy stuff

ReviewApple takes great pride in shipping macOS annually, as regularly as clockwork.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Oct 2018
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Sendgrid blurts out OWN customers' email addresses with no help from hackers

Cloud-based email marketing service SendGrid has copped to blabbing customer email addresses, chalking it up to some overenthusiastic indexing without explaining why pages were public-facing in the first place.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2018
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China's going to make a mobile OS and everyone will love it, predict ball-gazing analysts

Huawei last year denied reports that it's developing its own mobile OS to lessen its dependence on US giants like Google.
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Oct 2018
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JFrog picks up $165m in funding to realise its liquid software vision

DevOps darling JFrog has pocketed $165m of funding hot on the heels of acquiring technology consulting outfit Trainologic.
Richard Speed, 04 Oct 2018
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AI, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks... DevOps? Learn more this month

EventFrom CNNs to GPUs, there’s a whole spectrum of technologies and tools you can use to bring AI and machine learning into your business.
Team Register, 04 Oct 2018
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Brit outfit IT Lab snaps up Office 365 and SharePoint pro Content and Code

British Office 365 and SharePoint consultancy Content and Code has been acquired by UK technology services outfit IT Lab.
Richard Speed, 04 Oct 2018
A troll emerging from a nesting doll

UK pins 'reckless campaign of cyber attacks' on Russian military intelligence

The UK government this morning pointed the finger at Russian military intelligence for a litany of cyber nasties.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2018

DB dev waggles GPU-dosed POWER9 server at data warehouse crowd, yells: SQream

GPU database-botherer SQream has said its DB runs up to 150 per cent faster when it uses IBM's POWER9 CPUs linked to the GPUs rather than x86 processors.
Chris Mellor, 04 Oct 2018

Palo Alto Networks buys security startup Redlock for $173m

Palo Alto Networks has gobbled Californian cloud security startup Redlock for $173m.
Gareth Corfield, 04 Oct 2018

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

Barely a day into release and Microsoft has admitted there is a problem with its shiny new OS and chips from Intel.
Richard Speed, 04 Oct 2018
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Cambridge Analytica's daddy pleads not guilty to ignoring data notice

SCL Elections Ltd, the parent company of controversial data-mining outfit Cambridge Analytica, yesterday pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge of ignoring the Information Commissioner's Office.
Gareth Corfield, 04 Oct 2018

DDN steps out of HPC niche and into enterprise AI systems hurly-burly

HPC supplier DDN has joined the small but growing crowd of firms swimming out into the enterprise AI mainstream, twinning its storage with Nvidia's DGX-1 GPU server.
Chris Mellor, 04 Oct 2018
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Brit mobe operator O2 asks cut-off customers: Have you tried turning it on and off again?

UpdatedO2 customers have been reporting problems using their handsets on what's become a troublesome Thursday afternoon for the UK network operator.
Richard Speed, 04 Oct 2018

Whose line of attack is it anyway? Cyber-assault whodunnits harder than ever to solve

Government-backed spies and hackers are increasingly using commercially available malware – thanks to a flourishing market of off-the-shelf software nasties – making it harder for researchers to identify who exactly is behind a cyber-attack.
Shaun Nichols, 04 Oct 2018

Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

Four alleged Russian agents have been expelled from the Netherlands after they attempted to hack the chemical weapons watchdog probing the Novichok poisonings in Salisbury, England, and the chemical attack case in Douma, Syria.
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2018

Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

AnalysisChinese government agents sneaked spy chips into Super Micro servers used by Amazon, Apple, the US government, and about 30 other organizations, giving Beijing's snoops access to highly sensitive data, according to a bombshell Bloomberg report today.
Kieren McCarthy, 04 Oct 2018

Iron Mike Pence blasts Google for its censor-happy Dragonfly Chinese search engine

US Vice-President Mike Pence has harsh words for Google over its involvement in the Dragonfly search platform, reportedly under development for use in the Middle Kingdom.
Shaun Nichols, 04 Oct 2018

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