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Database maestro Antirez says arrivederci to Redis: Seems he wants an unstructured life writing code, not a structured one managing software

Tue, 2020-06-30 20:49
Open-source database project gets new heads, inclusive code of conduct

Salvatore Sanfilippo, better known by the nickname antirez, stepped down on Tuesday as the maintainer of Redis, a popular open-source database project released in 2009.…

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Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

Tue, 2020-06-30 19:58
Norwegian cancels 97 orders, sues for compensation over halted fleet

A Boeing 737 Max has flown for the first time since the fleet was grounded globally after two total-loss crashes – on the same day a European airline cancelled its order for almost 100 examples of the controversial aircraft and sued its US manufacturer over the debacle.…

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The first rule of NoSQL DBaaS club is: You must talk about NoSQL DBaaS club. And Couchbase is in

Tue, 2020-06-30 19:15
Follows its customers into the cloud

Couchbase's database-as-a-service product has hit general availability – although this is just on Amazon Web Services initially, with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform soon to follow.…

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Living on a prayer? Netgear not quite halfway there with patches for 28 out of 79 vulnerable router models

Tue, 2020-06-30 18:28
It's has been 6 months since researchers spotted RCE flaws

Netgear has now patched 28 out of 79 vulnerable router models, six months after infosec researchers first noticed security problems potentially allowing an attacker to remotely execute code as root.…

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MediaTek trumpets cheap gaming chipsets for strange subset of people who enjoy PUBG on their smartphone

Tue, 2020-06-30 17:33
With devices packing Helios G25/G35 coming in at £60-£80 and £1,000+ for a desktop PC, we see the appeal

Fabless smartphone chipmaker MediaTek today announced two new budget platforms: the Helio G25 and G35.…

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MongoDB snares ex-Oracle engineering veep and AWS database guru as new CTO

Tue, 2020-06-30 16:36
Big boots to fill as NoSQL company's founder moves on to advisory role

NoSQL database slinger MongoDB has appointed former Oracle and AWS tech leader Mark Porter as its chief technology officer.…

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NEC insists its face-recog training dataset isn't biased, but refuses to share details of Neoface system with UK court

Tue, 2020-06-30 15:51
Magical Black Box of Suspects to Arrest is updated annually, says firm

Facial-recognition technology used by British police forces does not rely on trawling the internet for random face photos to use as training data, an NEC manager told the courts.…

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Two out of three parachutes... is just as planned for Boeing's Starliner this time around

Tue, 2020-06-30 15:08
Abort test simulated a very bad day – now, how about getting it to the ISS?

Boeing has put the CST-100 Starliner's parachutes through their paces with a simulation of an abort early in the launch.…

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Memories are made of chips: 'Surge in online activity' helps Micron make off with $5.4bn in Q3

Tue, 2020-06-30 14:35
Turnaround, bright eyes

Analysts today noted that memory maker Micron's latest results suggested "healthy" data centre demand, as the American firm's CEO pointed to uptick in capacity requirements as the "pandemic driv[es] rapid change in consumer and corporate practices..."…

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DDoS and dingoes: Australia to bolster cyber-defences with 500 hackers amid China spat

Tue, 2020-06-30 13:49
AU$1.35bn fund follows revelations that country was hit by state-run attack

Australia will hire 500 hackers as part of a AU$1.35bn (£754m, $925m) boost to protect the nation's networks from a wave of cyber attacks.…

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Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money

Tue, 2020-06-30 13:11
Before you get too excited 1) They're benchmarks 2) New consumer Arm-based Macs might use something else

Benchmarks from the Mac Mini-based Developer Transition Kit powered by Apple's homegrown silicon have started to appear on GeekBench, showing competitive performance despite the inevitable hit from Cupertino's Rosetta 2 compatibility software.…

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PA Consulting catches £5.3m to develop web gateway that handles access to UK health data – including on COVID-19

Tue, 2020-06-30 12:35
Platform aims to help research into disease prevention and cures

Health Data Research UK has awarded business advisory firm PA Consulting a £5.3m contract to develop a web application to manage researchers and private-sector firms' access to health research data, including that held on the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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'It's really hard to find maintainers': Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux

Tue, 2020-06-30 11:36
Will code move on to a language such as Rust? 'I'm convinced it's going to happen' says kernel colonel

Linux creator Linus Torvalds spoke about the challenge of finding future maintainers for the open-source operating system, at the (virtual) Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux conference under way this week.…

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Beijing's tightening grip on Hong Kong could put region's future as an up-and-coming tech hub in jeopardy

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:57
But it is American law, not Chinese, that might make all the difference

Feature When people think about Hong Kong, money usually comes to mind. Over the past two decades, as China beefed up to become the world's second-largest economy, Hong Kong has carved out its role as middleman to the rest of the world.…

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One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:31
Blighty pondering OneWeb as the new Brexit Satellite

The saga of the UK's Brexit Satellite (BS)* took another turn last week as rumours circulated that the government might take a stake in stricken OneWeb with a view to repurposing the constellation for satellite navigation.…

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You've accused Apple of patent infringement. You want to probe the iOS source in a closed-room environment. What to do in a pandemic?

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:08
Judge lays out rules from one-time passwords to window snooping

A judge has approved the use of so-called remote review laptops in a patent battle between Apple and Japanese tech manufacturer Maxell so lawyers can continue their case during the coronavirus pandemic.…

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LibreOffice slips out another 7.0 beta: Spreadsheets close gap with Excel while macOS users treated to new icons

Tue, 2020-06-30 09:06
Skia and Vulkan graphics in Windows version, better compatibility and performance

The Document Foundation has released a second beta of LibreOffice 7.0, with general availability expected at the beginning of August.…

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CIOs will force SaaS vendors to limber up and get more flexible about contracts in the post-pandemic world

Tue, 2020-06-30 08:03
No more paying for non-existent employees, users, page views, or transactions, says Forrester

Research group Forrester has predicted Software-as-a-Service providers will have to adapt their commercial models and offer more flexible deals in response to economic changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Someone must be bricking it: UK govt website for first-time home buyers snapped up for £40,000 after left to expire

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:54
About the same as a deposit on a nice house

The UK government’s affordable housing arm was left with egg on its face when it allowed a useful domain name to expire, taking down a website for first-time buyers.…

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Stinker, emailer, troller, spy: How an engineer stole top US chip designs, smuggled them to China to set up a rival fab

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:28
Chinese chap swiped communications blueprints from what-is-now-Broadcom on behalf of Beijing

An engineer-turned-spy stole confidential blueprints of American wireless electronics on behalf of the Chinese government to run a rival factory churning out the components in the Middle Kingdom.…

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