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Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

8 hours 46 min ago
Processor designer says he's right about one thing: The need for end-to-end dev platforms

Channeling the late Steve Jobs, Linux kernel king Linus Torvalds this week dismissed cross-platform efforts to support his contention that Arm-compatible processors will never dominate the server market.…

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Decoding the President, because someone has to: Did Trump just blow up concerted US effort to ban Chinese 5G kit?

9 hours 39 min ago
Contrarian command-in-chief tweets, world scratches head

Comment President Donald Trump appears to have undermined an increasingly aggressive push by the US government and telcos to pressure the world to shun Chinese equipment in next-generation 5G networks.…

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How politics works, part 97: Telecoms industry throws a fundraiser for US senator night before he oversees, er, a telecoms privacy hearing

Fri, 2019-02-22 22:43
Sausage making at its finest

The chairman of a US Senate commerce committee looking at fresh online privacy laws will be thrown a reelection fundraiser by the telecoms industry literally the day before a key hearing.…

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Now you've read about the bonkers world of Elizabeth Holmes, own some Theranos history: Upstart's IT gear for sale

Fri, 2019-02-22 21:20
Hard drives not included, for obvious reasons

Fancy owning a piece of Silicon Valley history? Hundreds of PCs, notebooks, and monitors used by infamous biotech cluster-fuck-up Theranos are set to be sold off following the $10bn-peak-valued biz's collapse.…

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Entrust Datacard lined up to unburden Thales of nCipher biz as price for Gemalto buyout

Fri, 2019-02-22 19:25
Profitable secure SIM firm in the bag by March, Thales hopes

French defence tech conglomerate Thales has flogged off its hardware security module biz nCipher Security, a sale demanded by competition regulators over Thales' buyout of Gemalto.…

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Redis kills Modules' Commons Clause licensing... and replaces it with one of their own

Fri, 2019-02-22 18:29
Confusion not severe enough to stop $60m Series E round

Redis Labs has jettisoned the Commons Clause software licence introduced last year for its Redis Modules, saying the earlier change had left some users "confused."…

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Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe has got the horn for space rock Ryugu – a sampling horn, that is

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:35
Asteroid bits collected. Next step, to hadouken a crater

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe has successfully collected a sample from the surface of asteroid Ryugu following a careful descent last night.…

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ 'backer'? Nope, you're now a creditor – and should probably act fast

Fri, 2019-02-22 16:48
Speak up and you might recover some of that £513k

People who paid for one of the infamous ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld game consoles are being urged to register themselves as creditors of the company before a liquidator is appointed.…

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CI/CD outfit Shippable shipped off to adopt the green tinge of JFrog

Fri, 2019-02-22 16:33
Enterprise+: One toolkit to deliver them all

DevOps darling JFrog has snapped up cloud-based Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) outfit Shippable.…

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Trust the public cloud Big Three to make non-volatile storage volatile

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:40
NVMe drives speed VMs, but be warned – it ain't persistent

AWS and Google Cloud virtual machine instances – and as of this month, Azure's – have NVMe flash drive performance, but user be warned: drive contents are wiped when the VMs are killed.…

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Infosec in spaaace! NCC and Surrey Uni to pore over satellite security

Fri, 2019-02-22 14:48
There's a PhD position in it too, if you want to get involved

NCC Group and the University of Surrey have set up a "Space Cyber Security Research Partnership" to investigate the security issues faced by satellites.…

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Google: Hmm, this government regulation stuff looks important. Let's stick some more lobbyists on that

Fri, 2019-02-22 14:04
Ad giant plans reshuffle to focus on privacy, anti-trust – reports

Facing down an increased interest in tech regulation, Google is said to be rejigging its global lobbying efforts and upping its focus on privacy and competition.…

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HPE's cold storage digit: 2% growth better than a kick in the teeth – but it's no Dell EMC

Fri, 2019-02-22 13:17
Rest of the portfolio couldn't keep up with Nimble

HPE storage revenues – like NetApp's – grew just 2 per cent year-on-year in the firm's first 2019 quarter, with Nimble all-flash arrays leading the charge amble.…

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Huawei exec says firm will start tackling GCHQ security fears from June

Fri, 2019-02-22 12:02
The iceberg has begun to change course

Stinging from British criticism over its slow pace, Huawei has promised to start addressing security fears from the country's spy agency, GCHQ, by June.…

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Sueballs at the ready? Google promises end to forced arbitration after wave of staff protests

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:47
Search giant lifts ban on out-of-court talks, class-action suits

Google has said it will end forced arbitration next month and lift a ban on class-action suits after intense pressure from staffers.…

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Lunar lander's brief jaunt will place Israel as fourth country to make soft landing on Moon

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:48
If it works. Comms sat also along for ride, but there are loads already so...

SpaceX has sent the first privately funded lunar lander on its way to the Moon following an evening launch from Canaveral Air Force station.…

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Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah?

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:11
It's not big and it's not clever. Well, not clever, anyway

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Where's the intelligence?" cried a voice from the back.…

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Not so smart after all: A techie's tale of toilet noise horror

Fri, 2019-02-22 09:06
'The perils of wrist-based motion sensors'

Ah the perils of a connected society were evidenced once again this week when some techies we know took on a pimply faced, smartwatch clad youth as an apprentice.…

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OK, team, we've got the big demo tomorrow and we're feeling confident. Let's reboot the servers

Fri, 2019-02-22 07:52
Uhhh... we can't log in. Doughnut, anyone?

On Call After a long, hard week, what better way to start Friday than with a dose of On Call, El Reg's weekly column for tech traumas, mishaps and eureka moments.…

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What's the frequency, KeNNeth? Neural nets trained to tune in on radar signals to boost future mobe broadband

Fri, 2019-02-22 07:01
It's time we rise up against these AI overlords and overthrow their useful technologies

Neural networks have proven surprisingly adept at detect radar signals – and could help the US Navy and civilian mobile networks better share their overlapping radio spectrum.…

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