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The UK reveals it's spending millions on quantum navigation

Tue, 2024-05-14 10:15
First commercial flight trials of a quantum-based system that could be a backup for GPS

The UK has just completed commercial flight trials of quantum-based navigation systems that are designed to be immune to conventional jamming and spoofing.…

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NHS Digital hints at exploit sightings of Arcserve UDP vulnerabilities

Tue, 2024-05-14 09:29
When PoC code is released within a day of disclosure, it's only a matter of time before attacks kick off

The UK's NHS is warning of the possibility that vulnerabilities in Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software are being actively exploited.…

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Nix forked, but over politics instead of progress

Tue, 2024-05-14 08:30 fragments the community – but doesn't fix the technological objections

Comment Recent ructions in the Nix project over moderation, leadership, and funding, have led to a fork… but one that fails to address the technical and human issues with Nix packaging itself.…

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Brit publishers beg Apple not to hurt online ad revenue

Tue, 2024-05-14 07:26
Breaking news, perhaps literally: AI content blocking tool in Safari for iOS

The UK News Media Association (NMA) has written to Apple, warning that its reported plan to provide AI-powered ad blocking in iOS 18 threatens the revenue of news publications.…

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Nvidia PUE-PUEs datacenter efficiency ratings, calls for application-specific metrics

Tue, 2024-05-14 06:44
What good is great power use effectiveness if your DC is packed with inefficient kit?

ISC Power use effectiveness – PUE for short – has long been the spec by which datacenter efficiency has been measured. But after nearly two decades Nvidia believes it's time for a new metric.…

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Texan construction workers put a rocket up Team SpaceX over 'unpaid bills'

Tue, 2024-05-14 02:15
'If they were to call me today, I'd tell them to f%*k off'

Amid the hullabaloo over SpaceX building out its rocket-launching empire in Texas, there are signs it's not all tickety-boo – in that it seems not everyone is being paid on time.…

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RSA Conference 2024: The good, the bad, and the downright worrying

Tue, 2024-05-14 00:58
If there's one thing infosec needs right now, it's a little pick-me-up

Kettle San Francisco hosted tens of thousands of computer security folk last week for 2024's RSA Conference – and the vibe was a mix of gloom about the state of infosec and some hope for improvement.…

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US, China agree to meet in Switzerland to discuss most pressing issue of all: AI use

Mon, 2024-05-13 23:56
No negotiations on tech sanctions, just talks about not destroying the world

American and Chinese officials will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday to try and broker a deal for the two countries to get on the same page concerning AI and potential restrictions on its use.…

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Green500 shows Nvidia's Grace-Hopper superchip is a power-efficiency beast

Mon, 2024-05-13 23:23
Three most energy-friendly systems all driven by Nv's CPU-GPU chip. AMD's APU could soon change that

Analysis Despite growing alarm over spiraling datacenter power consumption, this spring's Green500 ranking of the world's most sustainable publicly known supercomputers shows that the same energy-hungry server accelerators behind the AI boom are also driving sizable improvements in efficiency.…

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As one Apple Store votes against forming union, another may go on strike

Mon, 2024-05-13 22:14
Staff in Maryland want better pay and steady schedules; New Jersey doesn't want to rock the boat

It's been a labor-(movement)-intensive few days for Apple, which found out it faces a potential employee strike at one store, while elsewhere defeating another union organizing vote about which its organizers are calling foul. …

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Japanese scientists propose drug to regrow teeth, promise trials won't bite

Mon, 2024-05-13 21:15
Adios, dentures?

Japanese researchers plan to begin human trials of a tooth regrowth drug this fall at Kyoto University Hospital following successful animal trials.…

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Biden admin shells out $120M to return chip startup to US ownership

Mon, 2024-05-13 20:45
Korean-controlled silicon slinger could be coming back to the fold

Not everything in the semiconductor industry is about shearing off every last nanometer, which is why the Biden administration is splashing out CHIPS Act funding to those pursuing less cutting edge processor production. …

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OpenAI says natively multimodal GPT-4o can be fed text, visuals, sound – and emit the same

Mon, 2024-05-13 20:21
The o is not short for 'Oh sh...' for Google and co

OpenAI on Monday showed off GPT-4o, its latest multimodal machine learning model, making it partially available to both free and paid customers through its ChatGPT service and its API.…

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Linux 6.9 arrives, plus Torvalds indicates Arm64 will get a bit more love

Mon, 2024-05-13 20:02
And the windows are opened to 6.10 in September or so

Linux kernel 6.9 is here, with many under-the-covers improvements that won't be very visible to users, but which tidy things up, fix bugs, and pave the way for future changes.…

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'Cyberattack' shutters Christie's website days before $840M art mega-auction

Mon, 2024-05-13 19:36
Going once, going twice, going offline

Christie's website remains offline as of Monday after a "technology security issue" shut it down Thursday night – just days before the venerable auction house planned to flog $840 million of art.…

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Rear-end crashes prompt probe into Amazon's Zoox self-driving cars

Mon, 2024-05-13 19:13
Either they learned to brake-check or motorcycles were following too close

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating two rear-end crashes involving Amazon-owned Zoox self-driving cars and motorcycles.…

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Uncle Sam urges action after Black Basta ransomware infects Ascension

Mon, 2024-05-13 18:30
Emergency ambulances diverted while experts restore systems

Multiple US security agencies have published advisories on Black Basta after the ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the recent attack on US healthcare provider Ascension.…

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Oracle CEO says more tech can help offset tech's worst effects

Mon, 2024-05-13 17:44
Catz talks up company's feel-good efforts... Just don’t mention the margins

Oracle CEO Safra Catz has opened up about the motives driving the world-dominating enterprise software, database and cloud company forward.…

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US tariffs on Chinese EVs may grow from around 25% to 100%

Mon, 2024-05-13 17:01
Pundit tells The Reg Intel could suffer the effects of retaliation

The Biden administration is reportedly set to quadruple Chinese electric vehicle tariffs as part of an onslaught of increased taxes on imports from the country.…

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Intel reportedly seeking $11B to finance facility in Ireland

Mon, 2024-05-13 16:14
Another huge investment for chip giant despite losses

Intel is holding negotiations with private equity investor Apollo Global Management to secure $11 billion in funding for a manufacturing facility in Ireland.…

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