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A DeepMind library to help build reinforcement learning bots, and how Google's Pixel 3 cameras handle zoom

Sat, 2018-10-20 13:02
Also applications are now open for OpenAI's Scholars programme

Roundup Hello, here's a quick roundup of interesting or useful bits of AI news that happened this week.…

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Apple boss demands Bloomberg Super Micro U-turn, Russian troll charged, NSA hands out cash, and more

Sat, 2018-10-20 09:01
Plus, hackers find a safe haven in West Haven

Roundup After we encountered a libssh security blunder, a leaky Tea Party, and a dodgy Redmond sports marketer, another week is in the book.…

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Oz intel committee: Crypto-busting is only bad if you're a commie, and we're not by the way

Sat, 2018-10-20 00:01
El Reg listened to the whole depressing folly so you don't have to

Comment Tech vendors: don't worry about Australian law enforcement demanding you decrypt user messages. It's OK, because we're not a communist regime.…

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FYI: Faking court orders to take down Google reviews is super illegal

Fri, 2018-10-19 22:44
NYC biz boss gets nine months in the clink for profound idiocy

A New York business owner will be spending the next nine months behind bars after he was convicted of forging court orders to take down unflattering online reviews.…

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London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat

Fri, 2018-10-19 22:08
WikiLeaks overlord challenges housemate rules in court

Housemate from hell Julian Assange is taking his landlord, the government of Ecuador, to court to stop its officials from, allegedly, running roughshod over his human rights.…

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Core-blimey! Riddle of Earth's mysterious center finally 'solved' by smarty seismologists

Fri, 2018-10-19 21:09
So solid crew confirm old idea by spotting tiny waves

The Earth’s core is solid, according to a pair of geophysicists who claim to have solved an 80-year-old conundrum concerning the planet's center.…

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Spotted: Miscreants use pilfered NSA hacking tools to pwn boxes in nuke, aerospace worlds

Fri, 2018-10-19 20:39
High-value servers targeted by cyber-weapons dumped online by Shadow Brokers

Miscreants are using a trio of NSA hacking tools, leaked last year by the Shadow Brokers, to infect and spy on computer systems used in aerospace, nuclear energy, and other industries.…

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Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

Fri, 2018-10-19 18:42
Eurocrats reckon that anti-competitiveness from Redmond would be a massive foot-shooting exercise

The European Commission has given the thumbs up to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub.…

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Atlassian: Look at our ginormous Jira revenues!

Fri, 2018-10-19 18:11
But about that loss...

Atlassian, the collaboration outfit responsible for inflicting Jira on the world, has announced a jump in revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 and an equally eyewatering jump in losses.…

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Ericsson's very good bad quarter, Mozilla encrypts SNI, new TIP projects, and more

Fri, 2018-10-19 17:31
Your weekly dose of networking

Coming off a long string of losses, Ericsson probably hoped to turn in some good news, but at its latest financial results, the company announced the sacking of 50 people in response to a corruption scandal.…

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Samsung claims key-value Z-SSD will be fastest flash ever

Fri, 2018-10-19 17:29
Plus: 7nm LLP, QLC, stacked RDIMMS and brainy drives

Among a blizzard of news from Samsung's Tech Data, El Reg has spotted smaller processor nodes, FPGAs added to SSDs, stacked and cubed memory, quad-level cell flash and object-storing SSDs on the way.…

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Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:30
All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

An unspecified and “unexpected load” on its infrastructure broke the Smart Living Home app for a day, an apologetic Yale Security UK confirmed to customers yesterday - however the smell of failure still lingers today.…

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Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:30
All working now says biz. No, no, no, no, say customers, it is NOT!

An unspecified and “unexpected load” on its infrastructure broke the Smart Living Home app for a day, an apologetic Yale Security UK confirmed to customers yesterday - however the smell of failure still lingers today.…

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There's no 'I' in 'IMFT' – because Micron intends to buy Intel out of 3D XPoint joint venture

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:30
Chipzilla has to go it alone or turn to a partner

Micron has announced its intent to buy out Intel's interest in Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT), the pair's flash and 3D XPoint foundry joint venture.…

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Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

Fri, 2018-10-19 14:31
Zuck and Clegg in Silicon Valley – no, it's not the latest Netflix satire

Facebook has hired former British deputy PM Nick Clegg to head up its global affairs – a move that reportedly involved boss Mark Zuckerberg spending months “wooing” the Lib Dem has-been.…

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Metadata-farming, data-silo-killing startup: Go on. Bring us your unstructured stuff

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:36
Former Primary Data boss talks to El Reg about Hammerspace

+Comment Newcomer on the storage software-as-a-service scene Hammerspace announced the general availability of its eponymous SaaS application this week. This software has been engineered using technology from Primary Data – yes, that Primary Data – applied to hybrid IT and cloud environments, providing a SaaS cloud-control plane.…

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Sounds like a massive, risky UK.gov scheme, but let's not keep too many tabs on it, OK?

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:33
Spending watchdog slams transparency and record-keeping on major projects

The UK's spending watchdog has said it isn't possible to tell whether the biggest and most risky government projects are doing what they're supposed to because of poor records and incomplete reporting.…

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Insects with farts that smell like coriander assist in covering up Paris's aroma d'urine

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:20
Sightings of Asian stink bug in French capital spike

Oh, c'est mal, les punaises diaboliques sont arrivés à Paris! But before you pack the holy water if sojourning in the French capital this winter, you should know a clothes peg might be more suitable.…

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Peter Thiel's Palantir reportedly eyeing up $41bn IPO

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:45
Spies' fave data mining biz could go public as early as late 2019 – reports

CIA-backed data-mining business Palantir is reportedly in talks with banks to take the company public for a blockbuster sum, and could move as early as next year.…

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European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:15
Case closed month after Apple coughs $14.3bn in 'illegal State Aid'

The European Commission has decided to withdraw court action against Ireland over the delayed recovery of €14.3bn worth of back taxes that were ruled as illegal state aid, it has confirmed.…

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