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Giant predatory ancient insects pioneered mobile comms 310,000,000 years ago

Fri, 2021-07-09 20:33
Late Carboniferous period critters used wings to reflect light and make sound

Scientists have discovered fossilised insect wings which suggest the flying creatures they belong to may have been communicating 310 million years ago – 50 million years before the first known insect comms.…

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Biden order calls for net neutrality, antitrust action, ISP competition – and right to repair your own damn phone

Fri, 2021-07-09 19:45
Market dominance of tech giants in President's cross-hairs

US President Joseph Biden on Friday signed a sweeping executive order directing government agencies to take steps intended to enhance economic competition and prevent anticompetitive practices, among the tech industry as well as others.…

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Oracle files $7m copyright claim against NEC's US limb over 'unreported royalties' from database distribution

Fri, 2021-07-09 19:10
Subsidiary kicked out of Big Red's friend OPN club following audit

Oracle is seeking more than $7m in damages from long-time software partner NEC Corporation of America (NECAM) – a subsidiary of tech Japan-based tech giant NEC Corp – over a complaint about copyright and breach of contract.…

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Taiwan chip giant sees 20 per cent revenue spike as industry struggles to meet demand

Fri, 2021-07-09 18:05
Capital piles into chip fabs as pandemic recovery pushes demand

Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has seen quarterly revenue hit NT$372.1bn ($13.3bn), nearly 20 per cent up from a year earlier as the manufacturer struggles to cope with mountainous demand in the pandemic recovery.…

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Wanna feel old? It is 10 years since the Space Shuttle left the launchpad for the last time

Fri, 2021-07-09 17:02
In celebration of STS-135 and the final launch of Atlantis

It is now more than 10 years since a Space Shuttle last launched from Kennedy Space Center, marking the end of the reusable orbiter era.…

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Revealed: Perfect timings for creation of exemplary full English breakfast

Fri, 2021-07-09 15:58
Warning: Article may contain controversial cooking techniques and songs by The Fall

We know how much most of you Reg readers enjoy a full English breakfast. The crispy saltiness of the bacon. The savoury runniness of the fried egg. The soft sweetness of the baked beans. A proper full English fry-up is a work of culinary art when done well.…

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OK, you're paying data charges in the EU, but you can still roam free in, er, Iceland

Fri, 2021-07-09 14:59
Sandwiched between cheese and prawns in UK post-Brexit trade deal

In good news for Brits concerned about hitting roaming caps the next time they visit the EU, the UK has sorted out that particular issue in a post-Brexit trade deal with Norway, Iceland, and, er, Liechtenstein.…

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What really matters when it comes to your engineering team’s performance?

Fri, 2021-07-09 14:00
Trust us, CircleCI and Redmonk to take the drama out of metrics

Webcast Everyone agrees that they want to develop high-performing technology delivery teams. But how exactly do we actually measure that high performance?…

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IBM still spending its way to cloud relevance with BoxBoat buy

Fri, 2021-07-09 13:44
New DevOps buy to support OpenShift push

IBM has splashed yet more cash on cloud after confirming it plans to acquire BoxBoat Technologies – the Maryland-based DevOps consultancy and enterprise Kubernetes certified service provider.…

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CentOS Stream: 'I was slow on the uptake, but I get what they are doing now,' says Rocky Linux founder

Fri, 2021-07-09 13:07
Greg Kurtzer: Red Hat did the right thing and the new scenario is better than the old

Interview Greg Kurtzer, co-founder of CentOS and founder of Rocky Linux, has told The Register that despite the "negative effect" around the end of CentOS 8, he now believes that the focus on CentOS Stream is better for the community.…

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2021: A Bork Odyssey. Is it remake of Disney's <i>The Black Hole</i> or explorer.exe being shown the door?

Fri, 2021-07-09 12:14
Welcome to Cineworld in the leafy UK town of Harlow Essex

Bork!Bork!Bork! The UK's cinemas may be reopening, but it looks to us like The Terminator is still showing. Or perhaps that perennial Microsoft favourite – Bork: The Movie.…

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HPE gobbles up Ampool to add SQL grunt to Ezmeral

Fri, 2021-07-09 11:24
Acquisition will bring query processing for data sources

HPE is adding SQL processing power across different data sources to its Ezmeral portfolio by buying startup Ampool.…

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Teradata customers express terror as field-based hardware support outsourced to IBM on both sides of the pond

Fri, 2021-07-09 10:45
Sources fear Big Blue lacks knowledge to keep systems running smoothly

Teradata is outsourcing field-based support on both sides of the pond to IBM, much to the alarm of some customers who fear a loss of knowledge in keeping its trusted on-prem systems up and running.…

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The world is chaos but my Zoom background is control-freak perfection

Fri, 2021-07-09 10:01
Nudge that potted plant a little to the left aaaaand… action!

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Take a good look at my junk. Nice, isn’t it? OK you can stop staring at it now. No, really, stop. Hey, my eyes are right here, pal.…

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Suck on this: El Reg forces dog hair, biscuit crumbs, and disconcertingly sticky stains down two mini vacuums

Fri, 2021-07-09 09:15
The Eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid and Roidmi X20s – the latter is sadly not a steroid dispenser

Review A few weeks ago, Chinese smart home (and batteries, cables, and headphones) manufacturer Anker asked us if we would be interested in reviewing its latest robot vacuum cleaner.…

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Focus on the camera, mobile devs: 48MP shooters about to become the sweet spot

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:54
5G is messing with the market and keeping less-capable cameras snapping at the heels of 108MP monsters

Developers focussed on smartphones can assume that most of the devices on the market have at least a 13-megapixel camera, and that almost 40 per cent of them have a 48-megapixel monster to play with.…

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Where's the boss? Ah right, thorough deep-dive audit. On the boardroom table. Gotcha

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:30
Ooh, watch out for splinters

On Call It's Carry On Call time this week as a Register reader finds himself dealing with a potentially career-limiting callout.…

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Tencent to put AI to work exploring space – not ways to extend its monopolies

Fri, 2021-07-09 07:10
Beijing likes space. Big tech? Not so much – at least this week

Chinese tech giant Tencent has joined forces with the nation’s National Astronomical Observatories to journey into AI space exploration, CEO Pony Ma told the 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday.…

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Security warning deluge from 'npm audit' is driving developers to distraction

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:32
Can we have less infosec theater, please?

Dan Abramov, a software engineer at Facebook, this week published a plea to silence a particularly vocal JavaScript security tool – and its creators more or less agreed there's room for improvement.…

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Epic vs. Apple Australian side quest allowed to resume

Fri, 2021-07-09 05:31
Federal Court finds Apple is neither “ornamental” nor “parasitic” and thinks local action is appropriate despite US case

Epic Games has had a win in Australia, with the nation’s Federal Court permitting it to sue Apple over its insistence that it alone can process in-app purchases.…

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