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Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you

Thu, 2021-02-25 17:30
More expensive, less flexible, but easier and safer to use

Google has recognised that users struggle to configure Kubernetes correctly and introduced a new Autopilot service in an attempt to simplify deployment and management.…

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Copper broadband phaseout will leave UK customers with higher bills and less choice, says comparison site

Thu, 2021-02-25 16:46
It seems people are OK with paying more for faster internet, though

Comparison site Compare Fibre reckons consumer choice will halve and prices will "as much as double" in areas where Openreach is to stop selling copper services.…

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Ever wondered why that one weird file keeps being included? Super sleuth TypeScript 4.2 is here

Thu, 2021-02-25 15:42
You again! That uninvited guest that just keeps turning up...

Microsoft has updated TypeScript to version 4.2 and a flag has been added to answer the age-old question: "just why is that file there?"…

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The bank of Bitcoin: MicroStrategy's share price rides high on the back of cryptocurrency investment

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:59
Deposits $1bn+ real world greenbacks into digital dosh, may borrow to buy more

MicroStrategy, a company once well known for making enterprise software, has extended its investment in Bitcoin, buying 19,452 units of the cryptocurrency for around $1.026bn in cash at an average price of about $52,765 per coin, including fees and expenses.…

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FCC announces winners in $81bn 5G spectrum auction. Congrats to Verizon, which must cough up $45.4bn

Thu, 2021-02-25 14:12
AT&T and T-Mobile also have to write enormous cheques before March 24

Radio spectrum doesn’t come cheap. Just ask America's communications regulator, the FCC, which just competed its long-awaited auction of C-band spectrum, hauling in a cool $81bn* in the process.…

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UK's National Cyber Security Centre sidles in to help firm behind hacked NurseryCam product secure itself

Thu, 2021-02-25 13:07
Plus: User passwords were stored in plain text after all

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is now helping IoT gadget firm FootfallCam Ltd secure product lines following the recent digital burglary of its nursery webcam operation.…

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Ever felt that a few big tech companies are following you around the internet? That's because ... they are

Thu, 2021-02-25 12:04
Experimental blocking of sites that load resources from four big companies makes the web unusable

A new extension for Google Chrome has made explicit how most popular sites on the internet load resources from one or more of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.…

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'Meritless': Exam software maker under fire for suing teacher who tweeted links to biz's unlisted YouTube vids

Thu, 2021-02-25 11:11
EFF bod slams effort 'to silence a critic' as $50k+ raised to challenge lawsuit

Analysis A copyright-infringement lawsuit brought against a university staffer by Proctorio – a maker of software that monitors students during online exams – was this week dubbed "meritless" by an EFF analyst.…

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Qualcomm under fire for 'anticompetitive' patent shenanigans causing pricey UK smartphones

Thu, 2021-02-25 10:06
Which? rides to the rescue of consumers and... er... Apple and Samsung?

The UK Consumer's Association has kicked off a claim against chipmaker Qualcomm, alleging that its licensing activities have resulted in UK 4G smartphone owners being overcharged.…

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UK minister tries to intervene after Government Digital Service migration mangles Ministry of Justice webpages

Thu, 2021-02-25 09:02
Public outcry over access – all because £450m agency doesn't have school-grade web skills

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has mounted its assault on the last standalone department website – triggering two ministerial interventions to halt the damage amid a public outcry over access to justice.…

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Jaguar Racing chief waves green flag at Micro Focus Universe 2021

Thu, 2021-02-25 08:00
What it’s like managing code running at 200 KPH? Find out here

Promo Managing corporate software is a significant challenge in today’s marketplace. Consider what it’s like keeping 250,000 lines of code up-to-speed when the system it’s running on literally races at 200 KPH and generates a stream of data spanning 700 different parameters.…

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HP loses attempt to deny colossal commission to star sales staffer

Thu, 2021-02-25 07:29
Contract was clear and trying to backdate changes was naughty, rules Australian court

HP’s Australia tentacle has lost an appeal in which it sought to deny a top salesperson a colossal commission.…

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Alexa, swap out this code that Amazon approved for malware... Installed Skills can double-cross their users

Thu, 2021-02-25 07:04
Boffins find those developing apps for the chatty AI assistant can bypass security measures

Computer security bods based in Germany and the US have analyzed the security measures protecting Amazon's Alexa voice assistant ecosystem and found them wanting.…

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NTT boffins they’ve out-randomed current quantum random number generators

Thu, 2021-02-25 06:27
And managed to pull it at speed, despite the menace of quantum noise

Researchers at the Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) claim they've invented the first high-speed quantum random number generator built on realistic quantum devices.…

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GPUs for gaming, data-center servers continue to drive up Nvidia's revenues despite chip shortages everywhere

Thu, 2021-02-25 06:09
CEO Jensen Huang admitted his wunder-biz is 'constrained'

Nvidia continues to grow and beat Wall Street's expectations amid a global chip shortage. On Wednesday, it revealed bumper figures for the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2021, the three months to January 31, and full-year results.…

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China, Thailand, UAE team up to test cross-border crypto-payments

Thu, 2021-02-25 04:59
Just the sort of thing you’d do if you want your national cryptocurrency to be broadly accepted

China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates have signed up yo participate in a a “Multiple Central Bank Digital Currency Bridge” (m-CBDC Bridge) to explore how they might conduct cross-border transactions using cryptocurrencies.…

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With computer brains in short supply, President Biden orders 100-day probe into semiconductor drought

Thu, 2021-02-25 03:47
'These little chips here for automobiles, I didn’t realize how many billions of chips are in here'

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to do something about the semiconductor supply-chain woes that have left folks unable to obtain computer parts, system builders unable to ship PCs and game consoles, and automakers unable to manufacture vehicles.…

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Singapore, Dell do a pandemic-era elbow bump, open IT giant's first-of-its-kind 'innovation hub' outside US

Thu, 2021-02-25 02:05
Island nation may become tech goliath's destination for 5G and edge research

Dell has opened what it says is its first innovation hub of its kind outside of America, in Singapore.…

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India dangles billion-dollar incentive scheme for server, PC makers willing to open up shop on the sub-continent

Thu, 2021-02-25 00:38
Tablets also sought with call for top builders to diversify operations

India has added servers, laptops, tablets, and all-in-one PCs to the list of kit it is willing to pay to have made on its soil.…

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So, bye-bye mighty nerd haven Fry’s, took Silicon to the Valley... and now you must die

Thu, 2021-02-25 00:17
End of an era for iconic electronics shop chain

Store chain Fry’s Electronics announced on Wednesday it was shutting down for good, saying the internet and the coronavirus pandemic together sounded the death knell for the Silicon Valley institution.…

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