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Service call centres to become wasteland and tumbleweed by 2024

Fri, 2019-09-13 13:45
Aye, son, I remember when this was all industrial estates...

Capital equipment will outlive the working life of the engineers who service it, self-healing systems will do away with everyday maintenance, and call centres will be replaced by automated dispatch notification.…

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Charmin'. Garmin admits customers' full credit card data nicked from South African web store

Fri, 2019-09-13 13:01
Rainbow Nation site was running on Magento

GPS and wearables maker Garmin has warned customers in South Africa that their personal info and payment data were pinched after they shopped on the portal.…

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Avaya considering tie-up with RingCentral to save it from fire sale – report

Fri, 2019-09-13 12:32
Comms kit vendor in talks with videoconferencing outfit about possible joint venture

Troubled telecoms provider Avaya has hit pause on plans to find a buyer amid reports it may enter into a joint venture with videoconferencing provider RingCentral instead.…

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And the teeny-tiny bottle of AI whisky goes to...

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:44
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you drink that

The Vultures asked, and the always creative Register readership answered. Now we have a name for Microsoft and Mackmyra's new AI-designed whisky blend.…

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I have no mouth and I must scream: You can add audio to wobbles in latest Windows 10 patch

Fri, 2019-09-13 11:12
Users find PCs silenced while Microsoft looks into search fix

Microsoft seems unable to catch a break with its Windows 10 updates. No sooner than it acknowledged that its CPU usage fix borked desktop search for some, users complained that the patch has also caused audio issues.…

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£1bn UK justice system digitisation scheme in massive delay shocker

Fri, 2019-09-13 10:36
Now there's a surprise!

The £1bn modernisation of UK courts is behind schedule due to delays with its digital programme, the National Audit Office said today.…

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Captain's coffee calamity causes transatlantic flight diversion

Fri, 2019-09-13 09:54
Electronics and hot drinks don't mix

A Condor flight to Mexico was forced to turn back over the Atlantic after a spilled coffee caused one of its radios to start melting.…

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Are you who you say you are, sir? You are? That's all fine then

Fri, 2019-09-13 09:09
Stop asking difficult questions and stick to the script, pal

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Hmm, we seem to be having a problem with this page at the moment. You might like to try again later.

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Hold up, ace. Before you strap into Firefox's latest Test Pilot, ask yourself...

Fri, 2019-09-13 08:00
How much do I trust Mozilla with my data?

You just can't keep a good idea down. At least that's what Mozilla will be hoping as it resurrects its Firefox Test Pilot programme once again.…

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Right-click opens up terrifying vistas of reality and Windows 95 user's frightful position therein

Fri, 2019-09-13 07:00
A magical journey into the brave new world of Start Menus and Recycle Bins

On Call As the weekend looms, spare a thought for those unfortunates forced to, you know, deal with actual users. Perhaps buy one a beer after spending a moment with our regular On Call column.…

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From PowerShell to auditing: Expand your cybersecurity know-how at SANS London 2019

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:00
Gain the skills you need to fend off miscreants this October in the UK capital

Promo The internet is full of powerful, fast-changing hacking tools and malicious actors who know how to use them. That makes the regular training events held by IT security specialist SANS Institute an essential destination for technology professionals keen to sharpen their defensive skills and protect their organisation against today’s ever-more ingenious attackers.…

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Astroboffins baffled as black hole at center of Milky Way suddenly a lot hungrier than before

Fri, 2019-09-13 04:56
'We've never seen it eat so much in over 20 years!'

Video The behemoth black hole lurking at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy is hungrier than it's ever been, and is currently feasting on the largest meal that has ever been observed in almost a quarter of a century.…

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From pen-test to penitentiary: Infosec duo cuffed after physically breaking into courthouse during IT security assessment

Fri, 2019-09-13 01:12
Blokes left in legal limbo amid electronic records audit

Updated Two men hired to assess a court record system's computer security were arrested Wednesday – after they were caught physically sneaking into a courthouse.…

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Snoops can bypass iOS 13 lock screen to eyeball your address book. Apple hasn't fix it yet. Valid flaw? You decide

Thu, 2019-09-12 23:45
Bug-hunter says Cupertino won't even pay $1 reward for security hole

Video Apple's latest iOS 13 build appears to have the same sort of lock-screen bypass that plagued previous versions of the iPhone firmware.…

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Those fake spying cell towers in Washington DC? Ex-intel staffers claim they're Israeli

Thu, 2019-09-12 22:28
But Trump Administration seemingly unbothered

After months of speculation about who exactly was behind a series of eavesdropping fake cell towers in Washington DC, it appears the answer is Israel.…

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France says 'non merci' to Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency

Thu, 2019-09-12 20:00
Digital dosh scorned as a threat to national sovereignty

On Thursday Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency has received a Gallic dismissal courtesy of France's finance minister.…

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Eco-activists arrested by Brit cops after threatening to close Heathrow with drones

Thu, 2019-09-12 19:34
Five nabbed over conspiracy to commit a public nuisance

Five people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police for threatening to fly drones around London’s Heathrow airport this Friday to protest climate change.…

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DNA-in-space archive could spark 'Upload Me to the Moon' croon boom soon

Thu, 2019-09-12 18:30
The amber DNA in Jurassic Park? That's you, that is

Stamping your footprints on the Moon's surface remains an impossible bucket-list ambition for practically all of us over the age of two. But for $99 you might still be able to leave a DNA footprint there.…

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Brit MPs: Our policies are crap and the political process is in tatters, but it's Twitter's fault, OK?

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:00
Thanks to social media, that's at least more transparent now...

Some 42 per cent of Brit MPs reckon social media has damaged their policy-making processes, which is in turn having a negative affect on members of the public.…

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Cloud Foundry has got its Red Hat on, hip, hip, hip, hooray: IBM demos CF running on OpenShift

Thu, 2019-09-12 15:30
Will it be enough to boost Big Blue's cloud?

CF Summit IBM has demonstrated Cloud Foundry running on Red Hat OpenShift, a Kubernetes (K8s) container platform, at an event in the Netherlands.…

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