Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again
Who, me? Welcome once more to “Who, me?”, in which we help Reg readers to unburden themselves by telling anonymised stories of big, bad, mistakes.
It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is three years old
Sunday is a big day in Vulture Central. No, not the football. Sunday is three years to the day when Microsoft’s apology for the Windows 8 generation was released to computer makers.
'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey
Most Brits think ads for “fibre” broadband ought to mean “fibre to the premises” and not “fibre to the cabinet”, according to a survey sponsored by a FTTP company.
AWS will make switches to go after Cisco – report
Rumours emerged late last week that AWS plans to make and sell white box switches for you to use on-premises.
GitHub to Pythonistas: Let us save you from vulnerable code
GitHub's added Python to the list of programming languages it can auto-scan for known vulnerabilities.
Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants
Apple has applied a prophylactic to its butterfly MacBook Pro keyboard, teardown specialist iFixit discovered after taking apart a model from the refreshed line.
Intel buys eASIC because FPGAs aren't always the answer
Intel has acquired fabless designer eASIC, a specialist in the structured ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) business.
Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent
IBM’s effort to make its Notes/Domino platform relevant for the future kicks up a gear this week, as the company prepares a second beta of a new version 10.
Juniper makes a meal of Spectre/Meltdown
Roundup Juniper Networks has issued its semi-regular bug-dump, with sixteen advisories arriving late last week. There's a Spectre/Meltdown patch in there, but you need to go looking: it's in the Junos Space management platform, along with various other items.
Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL
Ten years ago this month, when Lehman Brothers was still just about in business and the term NoSQL wasn't even widely known, let alone an irritant, Facebook engineers open-sourced a distributed database system named Cassandra.
Microsoft's TextWorld gives AI a Zork-like challenge
How do you train AI agents in language and understanding? Easy – drop them into a Zork-alike dungeon and let then find their own way out.
ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside
Chinese telco kit-maker ZTE is back in business in the USA after doing everything asked of it by the nation’s authorities.
Privacy Shield under pressure as lawyers back MEPs' call for suspension
The US is under increasing pressure over Privacy Shield as an EU lawyers' association backed MEPs’ calls for a suspension of the deal.
QEMU Qicks out release Qandidate, new Qadence for version 3.0.0
The QEMU machine emulator and virtualizer has decided the time is right to give the world version 3.0 and seems also to have acted on a vow to qlean up its qode.
Machine learning in business? How does that work again?
If you want to put machine learning to work in your organisation, you should really consider securing a place at one of the four all-day workshops we’re running as part of MCubed before our early bird ticket offer expires in two weeks time.
Kremlin hacking crew went on a 'Roman Holiday' – researchers
Researchers have claimed the infamous APT28 Kremlin-linked hacking group was behind a new cyber-espionage campaign they believe was targeted at the Italian military.
Who is the weakest link in software security?
Study In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and only then think about how to secure it.
It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming: Storage's coming home
Quite a few things happened in the land of storage this past week. When it came to hardware, there were a raft of substitutions in the second half, and we also saw the appearance of a new benchmark that hopes to punt real-world workloads past the goalie. There was also, of course, an attempt to win back precious possession of, er, Tintri. Clear away the beer cans and get ready to rack up some wins with a week in the world of mad flash and spinning rust.
Exec-transcribing AI so you can click Like on their brainfarts. Oh Microsoft, you spoil us
It’s Monday and Microsoft’s Partners are already winging their way to Las Vegas for Inspire. That means it must be time for a news round-up.