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There and back again: NASA's mobile launcher returns to testing after ducking out for Dorian

Thu, 2019-09-12 15:00
Trials might be done before SpaceX's Starship hop

NASA's enormous mobile launcher is back at Pad 39B after worried engineers stashed it in the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to ride out Hurricane Dorian.…

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Watchdog: Hush-hush blew £97m on Brexit wonks from six of the usual suspects

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:30
Deloitte, PA Consulting, PwC et al making a killing from crisis

"Excessive secrecy" surrounds departmental spending on Brexit consultants, though 96 per cent of the £97m spaffed to date has gone to just six firms, according to the UK government's spending watchdog.…

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Not so Hybrid fibre 'under review' as Openreach remembers it's all about FTTP now

Thu, 2019-09-12 13:00
BT clears throat, gestures wildly at its new full-fibre targets

BT's Openreach is pausing its hybrid fibre investment as it mulls the product's future in light of its recent conversion to full fibre.…

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All three of the Insiders on Arm64 can now muck about with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Thu, 2019-09-12 12:00
New shiny for Fast Ringers. Oh, and Cortana

Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 to support Arm64 devices for the wafer-thin slice of Windows Insiders using the things.…

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Waity K8-y no more Pivotal: We'll unhook Application Service from VMware

Thu, 2019-09-12 11:00
Multicloud, Spring framework, and how K8s will become a universal API for infrastructure

Interview Pivotal's current alpha release of the Pivotal Application Service (PAS) for Kubernetes has a dependency on VMware, but that will be removed in the final release, senior veep of products Ian Andrews told The Reg.…

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Vulture Central team welcomed to our new nest by crashed Ubuntu that's 3 years out of date

Thu, 2019-09-12 10:00
What Mark Shuttleworth would have wanted?

As eagle-eyed readers may have noted, Vulture Central UK is on the move. Our migratory path has led us to London's Grays Inn Road and, well, you can see what was waiting for us.…

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Mystery database left open turns out to be massive Groupon fraud ticket fraud ring

Thu, 2019-09-12 09:10
Yes, turns out people still use this voucher biz – who knew?

We have a new twist on the "researchers find unprotected public-facing cloud-hosted database" story, as one recently uncovered archive turned out to be at the heart of a years-long fraud operation.…

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MPs would love to hear all about how plans to ratchet R&D spend to 3% of GDP

Thu, 2019-09-12 08:15
Go on, we're listening

The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has called on UK government to publish its long-overdue plans for upping investment in research and development.…

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China's cloud market jumps 58%: OK Alibaba, you've lost your Ma but you're still leading

Thu, 2019-09-12 06:58
Plus: Baidu's 92% growth closes gap on AWS

Despite all the talk among Western tech vendors of an economic slowdown in the Middle Kingdon, spending on cloud infrastructure services in China is comfortably outpacing that of the global average.…

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Watch live today: How to make your voice heard – and keep your staff safe from hackers

Thu, 2019-09-12 06:00
From thwarting phishing to boosting infosec awareness, we've got it covered

Webcast Security professionals like you have a tough job.…

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Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit

Thu, 2019-09-12 05:02
UK govt releases contingency doc and everything thing is [fine/a living nightmare] (delete as appropriate)

Analysis Cloud providers, social media platforms, and e-commerce companies are going to be hit hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to official UK government correspondence.…

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First water world exoplanet spotted, and thankfully no sign of Kevin Costner, rejoice!

Thu, 2019-09-12 04:59
Red Dwarf solar system too far away for a jaunt on Starbug

Scientists have detected water vapor wafting from the atmosphere of an exoplanet orbiting around its star within the habitable zone for the first time, according to a paper published in Nature Astronomy.…

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Mike drop, DXC-ya later! Lawrie immediately ejects as CEO from IT outsourcing giant

Thu, 2019-09-12 00:29
Board member Salvino to lead CSC-HPE-Enterprise-Services mutant starting Thursday

Beleaguered IT outsourcing specialist DXC will open business Thursday minus the only CEO it has, to date, ever known, as Mike Lawrie is stepping down effective immediately.…

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Oracle's Mark Hurd hits pause as co-CEO, says he needs time to deal with health issues

Wed, 2019-09-11 23:51
Also-CEO Safra Catz will take over share his responsibilities with some guy who co-founded the biz

On Wednesday, Oracle said co-CEO Mark Hurd will take a leave of absence to deal with undisclosed health issues, an announcement that coincided with the publication of the tech titan's fiscal 2020 Q1 numbers.…

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Do you want fr-AI-s with that appy-meal? McDonald's gobbles machine-learning biz for space-age Drive Thrus

Wed, 2019-09-11 22:36
AI'm Lovin' It

McDonald’s has wolfed down Apprente, an AI startup focused on voice recognition.…

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Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

Wed, 2019-09-11 20:17
One step forward, er, one step back. Nobody gets too far like that

Microsoft's build 18362.356 (KB4515384​​​​​) for its Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) rolled out on Tuesday with security improvements for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, networking tech and input devices – and a CPU usage fix that, for some, has broken desktop search.…

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The gig (economy) is up: New California law upgrades Lyft, Uber, other app serfs to staff

Wed, 2019-09-11 19:28
Rules may blow up bug bounty upstarts, too

Analysis The California Senate has passed a new gig-economy law that will force app companies like Uber and Lyft to treat their workers as employees, rather than independent contractors.…

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Incoming... Trump! Notebook makers ramp production to avoid next tidal wave of US trade tariffs

Wed, 2019-09-11 17:00
Manufacturing rises by double digits ahead of December D-Day

Notebook original design manufacturers ramped production in Q2 as the big brands upped their orders to swerve a US imposed trade tariff that, from December, will directly hit mobile PCs exported from China to America.…

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Infosec prophet Bruce Schneier (peace be upon him) is only as famous as <i>half</i> of Salt-N-Pepa

Wed, 2019-09-11 16:07
Totally sane John McAfee up there with Walder Frey, says cybersecurity celeb list

Despite billing himself as "the world's most famous hacker", Kevin Mitnick isn't the infosec personality your grandma is most interested in learning more about.…

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UK children's charity: Social media firms rubbish at stopping grooming. Time for a mandatory... AI

Wed, 2019-09-11 15:20
Self-regulation has failed, says NSPCC

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is calling on the British government to force social media companies to use AI to detect suspicious grooming behaviour.…

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