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Taking notes from AWS, Google prepares custom Arm server chips of its own

Tue, 2023-02-14 13:30
Processors aiming for comparable performance with Intel and AMD equivalents

Google is understood to be developing its own custom Arm server processors, following in the footsteps of cloud rival AWS.…

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Make Linux safer… or die trying

Tue, 2023-02-14 12:42
The OS family isn't broken – so why are so many companies trying to fix it?

Part 1 Some Linux veterans are irritated by some of the new tech: Snap, Flatpak, Btrfs, ZFS, and so forth. Doesn't the old stuff work? Well, yes, it does – but not well enough.…

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Microsoft's AI Bing also generated factual errors and fabricated text in its demo launch

Tue, 2023-02-14 11:33
Microsoft's Bing and Google's Bard just as bad as each other

Microsoft's new AI-powered Bing search engine generated false information on products, places, and could not accurately summarize financial documents, according to the company's promo video used to launch the product last week.…

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Uber strikes deals with Google and Oracle to cut datacenter dependence

Tue, 2023-02-14 10:40
Ride-hailing biz 'modernizes infrastructure' by using someone else's computer

Ride-hailing platform Uber has struck agreements with Oracle and Google to shift workloads off its own datacenters and into the cloud.…

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ChromeOS now runs on top of Linux and, er, Zephyr ...

Tue, 2023-02-14 09:30
Google's finest via the what now? Plus: RISC-V-powered Chromebook isn't out of the question

Column You probably knew Google's ChromeOS is a Linux distribution. But, now, it's running on more than Linux under the hood. I didn't, and I've been covering Chrome OS like paint since the day it arrived. Today, your newer Chromebook also depends on the open-source Zephyr Project Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). Here's Chrome OS's history and where Zephyr comes in. …

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Zoox blurs line between workers and crash test dummies in robo-taxi trial

Tue, 2023-02-14 08:30
Amazon-owned biz puts its staff first

Amazon’s robo-taxi division Zoox will be using employees as guinea pigs after the company completed the first trials of its driverless vehicle on public roads.…

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Akamai to expand Linode into a cloud so good you’ll want your data to leave it

Tue, 2023-02-14 08:01
Promises tiny egress costs and a better way to do distributed microservices

Akamai plans to turn Linode, the junior cloud it acquire for $900 million, into the platform of choice for developers of distributed Kubernetes applications, and those who have come to fear cloud egress charges.…

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Chipmakers threaten to defect to US, EU if UK doesn't get its semiconductor plans sorted

Tue, 2023-02-14 07:30
Where's the Brexit bonus?

UK chipmakers are threatening to move their operations to the US or Europe if the British government doesn't get its act together and release its long-awaited semiconductor strategy.…

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China's tech giants and Beijing – the city – rush to build AI chatbots

Tue, 2023-02-14 06:57
Bootleg ChatGPT mini-apps are already testing the limits of OpenAI's policies

Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology said on Monday it will support enterprises in building large AI models that compare to ChatGPT, as China's tech giants rush to deliver their own generative AI chatbots.…

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Crypto mixer Sinbad looks uncannily like a remix of North Korea's notorious Blender

Tue, 2023-02-14 06:30
Lazarus Group’s favorite digi-dollar launderer may have risen again

Notorious cryptocurrency anonymization service Blender, which the US Department of the Treasury last year sanctioned for helping to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets stolen by the North Korean-linked gang Lazarus Group, appears to have relaunched..…

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US defence forces no match for the unstoppable fiend known as Reply-All

Tue, 2023-02-14 05:55
As 13,000 officers managed their inboxes, a certain Chinese balloon floated across Montana …

Thirteen thousand members of the United States Army were reportedly caught up in a Reply-All email storm in early February.…

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Thunderbird email client is Go for new plumage in July

Tue, 2023-02-14 04:45
Supernova will prove open source project is not dead – just pining for a complete overhaul

The Thunderbird email client – once Mozilla's most prominent project other than the Firefox browser – is being completely overhauled ahead of a major July release 115, dubbed "Supernova".…

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Smile! South Korea's moon orbiter sends back first snaps of Earth

Tue, 2023-02-14 03:30
Danuri probe is ready to spend its planned year testing space internet, spotting radiation and/or water

South Korea's Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, Danuri, which launched in August 2022, has sent back its first images of Earth's sole natural satellite, plus some shots of our home planet as seen from lunar orbit.…

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Romance scam targets security researcher, hilarity ensues

Tue, 2023-02-14 02:30
Happy Valentine's Day! Now don't get fooled

It sounds like the plot of a somewhat far-fetched romcom-slash-thriller Netflix series, maybe billed as You meets Your Place or Mine, dropping just in time for Valentine's Day.…

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Second Soyuz springs a leak, astronauts stuck on ISS for an extra month

Tue, 2023-02-14 01:30
Trust us tovarishch, we're just going to do a few more checks

Russia's space agency will hold off returning three astronauts from the International Space Station as it works with NASA to investigate a coolant leak issue that impacted an uncrewed freighter spacecraft last weekend.…

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Pepsi Bottling Ventures says info-stealing malware swiped sensitive data

Tue, 2023-02-14 00:30
That's not what I like

Crooks have breached Pepsi Bottling Ventures' network and, after deploying info-stealing malware, made off with sensitive personal and financial information according to a notification sent to consumers.…

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Microsoft promises smaller Windows 11 updates with UUP – but there's a catch

Mon, 2023-02-13 23:30
A beefy 10GB one-time download that arrives in March

Next month Microsoft will start offering on-prem Unified Update Platform (UUP), which promises to deliver smaller and faster uploads of Windows updates.…

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Twilio axes roughly 1 in 5 staff in fresh round of layoffs

Mon, 2023-02-13 22:30
Already decimated staff in September

Twilio on Monday said it plans to cut 17 percent of its workforce and close additional office locations, having previously shed office staff in 2022.…

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Language, schmanguage: NASA's generative AI builds spaceships

Mon, 2023-02-13 21:30
Or their parts, at least, which look decidedly skeletal for satellite struts

When NASA's balloon-borne exoplanet-observing telescope EXoplanet Climate Infrared TElescope (EXCITE) takes to the skies this fall it'll be doing so with a scaffold and support struts with a unique feature: they were designed by an artificial intelligence algorithm.…

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The Pentagon is shockingly bad at managing its employee smartphones

Mon, 2023-02-13 20:26
Officials are using government-issued devices much like a teenager would – and that has security implications

The US Department of Defense has been rapped by the Pentagon's Office of the Inspector General for what amounts to pretty pisspoor management of government-issued smartphones.…

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