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Apple offends devs by asking for Developer Transition Kits back early, then offering them a measly $200 off an M1 Mac

Thu, 2021-02-04 15:33
They also have to use the credit before 31 May or lose it

Apple has provoked the ire of its Mac developer community by asking for the early return of its ARM-powered Developer Transition Kit loaner computers.…

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$13m funding for Scratchpad – a data input startup whose sole strength is pointing out Salesforce's weaknesses

Thu, 2021-02-04 14:43
Huh, where's our $13m then?

Scratchpad, a startup based around easing Salesforce data input, has snared $13m in new funding, apparently without even really wanting to.…

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Smells like Teams spirit: New platform builds in all the tools Microsoft thinks staff need to succeed

Thu, 2021-02-04 14:01
Hello lonely. Let's get you feeling productive

Microsoft's latest take on employment engagement, Viva, is aimed at cheering those working remotely with only Office and Teams for company.…

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Nearly 70 years after America made einsteinium in its first full-scale thermo-nuke experiment, mystery element yields secrets of its chemistry

Thu, 2021-02-04 12:58
Atom bond length of Es measured for the first time

Chemists have measured a fundamental chemical property of einsteinium, a mysterious and radioactive element that was discovered in the debris of America's first full-scale thernonuclear device test – the Ivy Mike shot in 1952.…

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LibreOffice 7.1 Community released with support for M1 ARM Mac and 'user interface variants'

Thu, 2021-02-04 12:13
Community? 'The software isn’t changing at all. This is a label on the name, nothing else'

The Document Foundation (TDF) has released LibreOffice 7.1 Community, while continuing to complain about free-loading enterprises who do not pay for support. The "community" label is an effort to steer them away, though it is not a cut-down version.…

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AI brain drain to Google and pals threatens public sector's ability to moderate machine-learning bias

Thu, 2021-02-04 11:35
With top research talent focused on commercial AI goals where do we go?

Boffins from Denmark and the UK have measured the AI brain drain and found that private industry really is soaking up tech talent at the expense of academia and public organizations.…

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Brit IBM veteran wins unfair dismissal case after 2018's Global Technology Services redundancy bloodbath

Thu, 2021-02-04 10:25
Represented himself, but judge denies last-minute attempt to make it an age discrimination claim

A long-serving IBMer has won an unfair dismissal lawsuit after representing himself against a qualified barrister – although his related discrimination claim was struck out by the judge.…

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New CloudBees boss Stephen DeWitt wants to up the SaaS factor, wouldn't say no to IPO

Thu, 2021-02-04 09:30
Time to grow up and smell the dollars as founder Sacha Labourey steps back

February's game of musical CEO chairs continued today with the appointment of Stephen DeWitt as boss of DevOps darling CloudBees.…

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Just four titans share almost two thirds of global cloud infrastructure spend, with AWS and Microsoft dominant

Thu, 2021-02-04 08:29
Google and Alibaba playing catchup

Sixty five per cent of all the money customers spent globally on infrastructure clouds in Q4 went into the pocket of AWS, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba, according to the latest research by analyst house Canalys.…

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Chromium cleans up its act and daily DNS root server queries drop by 50 billion

Thu, 2021-02-04 08:01
That’s a 41 percent traffic relief for all concerned

The Google-sponsored Chromium project has cleaned up its act and the result is a marked decline in queries to DNS root servers.…

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Is there a widening gulf between you and your remote workers? Yes – and it’s security shaped

Thu, 2021-02-04 07:30
Tune in online this month and learn how to mind the security gap

Webcast It’s been almost a year since large parts of the workforce beat a hasty retreat from their offices, and began a mass experiment in working from home, often courtesy of Microsoft 365.…

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Nespresso smart cards hacked to provide infinite coffee after someone wasn't too perky about security

Thu, 2021-02-04 06:40
Older commercial machines rely on insecure Mifare Classic payments

Some commercial Nespresso machines in Europe that incorporate a smart card payment system can be manipulated to add unlimited funds to purchase coffee, thanks to reliance on technology that's been known to be insecure for more than a decade.…

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Microsoft runs 179 admin portals, says sysadmin supergroup

Thu, 2021-02-04 06:05
New site lists the ‘bit of a sprawl issue’ that Redmond offers the faithful

A sysadmin supergroup has created a site that tries to list all of the portals Microsoft offers its users.…

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Oracle sweetens Java SE subscriptions with a spoonful of free ‘GraalVM’ runtime said to significantly speed Java

Thu, 2021-02-04 05:02
Pre-compilation tech means faster startup and lower memory overhead, to make Java cool for microservices

Oracle has sweetened its Java SE subscriptions by tossing in a free entitlement to use GraalVM, a new universal virtual machine that Big Red says runs just about anything faster, anywhere.…

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Qualcomm reports profits up 165%, strong revenues... and its stock price dives. What's a chip biz to do?

Thu, 2021-02-04 03:56
People still itching to get our Snapdragons, CEO swears

Qualcomm suffered an after-hours share drop on Wednesday after missing Wall Street's sales expectations, albeit not by much.…

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Ever wanted to own a piece of the internet? Now you can: $1 for a whole gTLD... or $2.8m if you want a decent one

Thu, 2021-02-04 02:05
Uniregistry announces auction of 20+ dot-words with no minimum for some

Anyone will be able to bid for a piece of the internet’s domain-name landscape this April – and for just $1 you could bag one of the more unpopular parts.…

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Myanmar’s new military government bans Facebook

Thu, 2021-02-04 00:24
Oh look, Cloudflare spots a sudden surge in use of other messaging apps

The new self-appointed military government of Myanmar has temporarily banned Facebook.…

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No, you're not imagining the tech drought: Lenovo PC stocks one third of normal amid pandemic demand

Wed, 2021-02-03 22:25
'From US to Europe to China to Asia-Pacific, our channel inventory has never been so low'

In a blow to anyone fighting over the scraps in the laptop market, Lenovo says it is running at between one third to a half of normal stock levels because it can’t keep up with relentlessly high demand for PCs.…

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More patches for SolarWinds Orion after researchers find flaw allowing low-priv users to execute code, among others

Wed, 2021-02-03 21:25
Probably not used by last year's US government-busting attackers, though

As if that supply chain attack wasn't bad enough, SolarWinds has had to patch its Orion software again after eagle-eyed researchers discovered fresh vulnerabilities – including one that can be exploited to achieve remote code execution.…

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Ring, Ring, why don't you give me a call? Amazon-owned doorbells aren’t answering after large-scale outage

Wed, 2021-02-03 19:04
Turning smart homes into dumb ones

Ring is suffering a major outage with many of its video doorbells effectively dead, turning smart homes into very dumb ones.…

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