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Activision Blizzard accused of union busting, intimidating staff in complaint to watchdog

Tue, 2021-09-14 22:17
CWA, employees file lawsuit on same day HR head ejects

Activision Blizzard intimidated its workers and illegally obstructed their attempts to form a union, a US watchdog was told today.…

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UK gives military's frikkin' laser cannon project a second roll of the dice

Tue, 2021-09-14 21:36
First try had a habit of melting its mirrors, apparently

DSEI 2021 The UK has awarded contracts for laser cannons to be fitted to tanks and warships, a mere five years after first bounding into the field of directed energy weapons.…

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Apple debuts iPhone 13 with 1TB option, two iPad models, Series 7 Watch

Tue, 2021-09-14 20:35
Come for superlatives and executive enthusiasm, stay for the photographic enhancements

Apple on Tuesday announced iPhone 13, a "new iPad" and iPad mini, and Watch Series 7 at its "California streaming" event, held virtually again this year to avoid going viral in the wrong way.…

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Krita art app users targeted by ransomware posing as paid 'collaboration' opportunities

Tue, 2021-09-14 19:27
Artists advised to delete emails asking them to download 'media bundle'

Krita, an open-source cross-platform digital painting application, has become the latest victim of ransomware – but rather than being attacked directly, its name is being used to spread malware among users via emails offering advertising revenue.…

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Jekyll in hiding? Maintainer claimed engine behind GitHub Pages was 'RIP' since 2018, but development continues

Tue, 2021-09-14 18:15
Maybe it's just feature-complete

The open-source Jekyll project, used by GitHub for its Pages feature, was declared frozen and "in permanent hiatus" earlier this year by one of its core maintainers.…

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Boffins say Martian colonists could pee in buckets, give blood if they want shelter

Tue, 2021-09-14 17:33
In terms of building materials, Mars has nothing to offer but blood, soil, sweat and tears. And urine. Lots of urine

A group of boffins from the University of Manchester have proposed an innovative if unexpected way of creating structures for any future Mars colony: mixing the bodily fluids of the first colonists with Martian soil to create super-strength concrete.…

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Security bods boost Apple iPhone hardware attack research with iTimed toolkit

Tue, 2021-09-14 16:45
'The first complete infrastructure to enable general-purpose hardware security experiments on the Apple iPhone SoCs,' they claim

A trio of researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) have released what they describe as a "novel research toolkit" for Apple's iDevices - and to prove its functionality, have disclosed side-channel attacks against the company's A10 Fusion system-on-chip.…

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US Air Force puts Godzilla in charge of autonomous warfare effort with Project Kaiju

Tue, 2021-09-14 16:01
Pulls Mothra, Mecha Rodan, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, and even King Kong along for the $150m ride

The United States Airforce (USAF) has unveiled Project Kaiju, a $150m (£108m) effort to build "cognitive electronic warfare" systems capable of operating entirely autonomously – to be run under Godzilla's watchful eye.…

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Brits open doors for tech-enabled fraudsters because they 'don't want to seem rude'

Tue, 2021-09-14 15:15
Impersonation scams and smishing rocket, say UK Finance and Which?

Brits are too polite to tell phone scammers to "get stuffed", "take a hike" or "sling yer 'ook" when they impersonate so-called "trusted organisations" such as banks.…

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Java 17 arrives with long-term support: What's new, and is it falling behind Kotlin?

Tue, 2021-09-14 14:29
Text blocks, sealed classes, switch expressions, records, and more

JDK (Java Development Kit) 17 was released today, the first long-term support release since JDK 11 three years ago.…

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Cloud is fundamentally more profitable than on-prem, says Oracle's Safra Catz as revenue misses mark for investors

Tue, 2021-09-14 13:45
In case you were wondering why vendors are so excited about it

Revenue growth of 4 per cent was not enough for Oracle to appease market watchers as the omnipresent software vendor's shares slumped following the release of its latest quarterly financials.…

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G7 countries outgun UK in worldwide broadband speed test

Tue, 2021-09-14 13:01
Ofcom: You know, superfast broadband is available if you'd care to take it up

The UK is second worst in the G7 league of industrial nations – only pipping Italy (61st) in terms of broadband speed, according to a report published today by…

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Intuit branches out into email marketing by splashing $12bn on Mailchimp acquisition

Tue, 2021-09-14 12:14
Part of a planned assault on the 'small business mid-market'

Financial software specialist Intuit has splashed the cash to branch out into the world of email newsletters, throwing $12bn (around £8.7bn) at Mailchimp as part of its effort to "become an AI-driven expert platform."…

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Thousands of internet-connected databases contain high or critical CVEs, says report by cloud security biz

Tue, 2021-09-14 11:30
Put your data on someone else's computer to keep it safe, urges Imperva

After spending five years poring over port scan results, infosec firm Imperva reckons there's about 12,000 vulnerability-containing databases accessible through the internet.…

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Technology has the potential to close the education divide. Key word: Potential

Tue, 2021-09-14 10:45
Quieter kids can speak up in chat, students can record lessons to watch again, and more, says professor

Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.

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Ignore politics of whitebox radio: Mix and match OpenRAN tech will be 10% of market in 2025, claims analyst

Tue, 2021-09-14 10:15
Critics say the post-Huawei world of telco networking increases complexity but it has legs

Analysts are upping sales projections for Open RAN tech despite the recent kerfuffle that saw Nokia step out of an industry alliance intended to heighten competition in telco networking.…

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When ERP migrations go bad: Games Workshop says project issues are delaying refresh of 'dated' online store

Tue, 2021-09-14 09:43
Commissar Yarrick's bale eye focuses on company's web retail presence as 'long and complex' saga continues

Games Workshop, the UK's fantasy model maker and table-top wargames retailer, has been forced to stall the development of a new online shopping system because of delays to its ERP project.…

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Running on empty, out of battery, power draining... three things the UK government definitely isn't. Oh no

Tue, 2021-09-14 09:00
Video connected – check. Plugged into the mains? Er...

Bork!Bork!Bork! Bork is apparently going live, as a segment in UK breakfast show Good Morning Britain neglects to consider Microsoft's thirst for power – of the electrical variety, of course.…

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Facebook building 'on-demand executable file format' that self-inflates using homebrew compression

Tue, 2021-09-14 08:15
Already shrinks The Social Network’s™ Android apps by 20 per cent compared to rivals, has uses beyond that

Facebook has developed promising asymmetric compression technology and aspires to share it with the world.…

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ExpressVPN bought for $1bn by Brit biz with an... interesting history in ad-tech

Tue, 2021-09-14 07:39
'Kape has moved on from those times'

UK-headquartered Kape Technologies announced on Monday it has acquired ExpressVPN in a $936m (£675m) cash and stocks deal, a move it claims will double its customer base to at least six million.…

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