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Royal Yacht Britannia's successor to cost about 1 North of England NHS IT consultancy framework

Tue, 2021-06-01 13:01
Yep, to build literal flagship - for about £200m

Boatnotes Britain is to get a new ocean-going gin palace to schmooze VIPs, negotiate trade deals and fly the flag for UK Plc, the government confirmed at the weekend.…

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NHS GP data grab: Royal College of General Practitioners urges health body to communicate better

Tue, 2021-06-01 12:17
We've kind of got a lot going on right now with vaccinating etc... maybe you could do the comms bit, huh?

The UK's Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has written to NHS Digital to call for better communication with the public about their rights in opting out of what has been dubbed the "biggest data grab in NHS history."…

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If a kiosk borks when nobody is using it, can it be said to have borked at all?

Tue, 2021-06-01 11:30
Fond memories of the before times and Windows Aero at a shuttered McDonald's order point

Bork!Bork!Bork! Today marks a return of an old favourite as the DNS of bork, McDonald's, pops up again to show us how unattended kiosks should be run nowadays.…

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Check the TUPE: Facebook's hire of Bloomsbury AI founders wasn't 'traditional' acquisition - so sacked bod can't claim law was broken

Tue, 2021-06-01 10:45
So says the UK's Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal case

A “very highly qualified and experienced expert in artificial intelligence” who founded a misinformation-fighting startup has lost a legal case against Facebook in London for unfair dismissal.…

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Leaving Spark behind, Databricks enters new territory as it eyes 2021 IPO

Tue, 2021-06-01 10:05
Will its vision for unified analytics fly?

Databricks, the commercial company founded around the popular Apache Spark data lake, is making a strike for new class workloads and enterprise data management jobs in its make-or-break IPO year.…

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Will the real IRC please stand up? Freenode’s forest fire leaves ashes – and fresh growth

Tue, 2021-06-01 09:15
Success, disagreement, forking, success... it's the c-IRC-le of liiiiiiiiiife

Column IRC is the open secret of open software. IRC - internet Relay Chat - started in Finland in 1988 and quickly became the Internet’s first widespread real-time chat system.…

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Need some chips? The Raspberry Pi Pico's RP2040 is heading to a channel near you

Tue, 2021-06-01 08:31
40k units now, but 'serious volume' to arrive after the summer

Short of silicon? The Raspberry team has elected bring forward the availability of its RP2040 chippery to a wider audience, with an eye on potential customers who are struggling to secure supplies of microcontrollers.…

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Why did car-makers pause production while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Apple and Samsung pay for priority access to product

Tue, 2021-06-01 07:58
Cars are becoming computers on wheels, but car-makers aren't tuned into the silicon innovation cycle

Feature In February 2021, giant automakers Nissan and Honda warned shareholder that revenue was set to fall. The cause of the imminent fall was not economic decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but a boom in demand for semiconductors that left them unable to secure the components they needed to make their products.…

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Space junk damages International Space Station's robot arm

Tue, 2021-06-01 06:44
Space boffin tells Reg it's stupidly hard to clean up orbiting trash after Canadarm2 survives encounter with item too small to be tracked

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has revealed that a piece of space debris had punctured the Canadarm2 robotic on the International Space Station (ISS).…

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NIVIDIA dips its toes into IaaS with subscriptions for DGX SuperPOD AI supercomputers

Tue, 2021-06-01 06:01
They’ll be hosted by Equinix, owned by NVIDIA, and include NetApp storage

Computex NVIDIA has decided to become an IaaS provider, at least for its own DGX SuperPOD AI supercomputers.…

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AMD teases ‘3D v Cache’ tech that stacks cores and SRAM, delivers 15 percent boost to current Ryzen CPUs

Tue, 2021-06-01 04:59
CEO reveals new Teslas include AMD silicon and that Samsung has signed to pack RDNA 2 graphics into Exynos SoCs

COMPUTEX AMD has revealed a new 3D chip stacking technology it claims delivers the equivalent performance boost to a new generation of chip architecture.…

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Silicon foundries surge to new revenue records, but Texas cold snap sent Samsung backwards

Tue, 2021-06-01 03:24
TSMC is well on truly on top with 55 percent market share

The world's top 10 semiconductor foundries set new records for combined revenue in 1Q21 by growing one percent quarter-on-quarter to reach US$22.75B, thanks to price hikes and full utilization of chip stocks, market research firm TrendForce said on Monday.…

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Have I Been Pwned goes open source, bags help from FBI

Tue, 2021-06-01 01:47
Plus: More Rowhammer research, Feds warn of Fortinet attacks, etc

In brief The creator of the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) website, which alerts you if it turns out your credentials have been swiped and leaked from an account database, has open sourced the project's internals.…

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Twitter given three weeks to comply with Indian content code

Tue, 2021-06-01 01:45
Appears to have taken first step by appointing grievance officer

Twitter has been given three weeks to comply with India’s Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 – which came into effect last week.…

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US cities and towns purchase AI surveillance kit linked to China's Uyghur abuse

Mon, 2021-05-31 18:02
Plus: Ex-OpenAI employees launch machine-learning non-profit

In brief Nearly a hundred counties, towns and cities across the US have purchased surveillance cameras from Chinese companies blocked by the federal government over the human rights abuse of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.…

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Congestion or a Christmas cock-up? A <i>Register</i> reader throws himself under the bus

Mon, 2021-05-31 07:30
Sometimes honesty is the best policy

Who, Me? A step back in time for today's Who, Me? with a trip to the dying days of manual credit card imprinting and a coding cock-up to redden the cheeks of the new, online systems.…

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TCP alternative QUIC reaches IETF's Standards Track after eight years of evolution

Mon, 2021-05-31 05:58
Google spawned it, Cloudflare backed it, Microsoft made its own cut. Boffins worry it didn't improve privacy

Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) have graduated to Internet Engineering Task Force’s standards track.…

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Intel finds a couple more 11th-gen CPUs, one hits 5.0GHz in laptops

Mon, 2021-05-31 03:58
Teases Alder Lake architecture – which mixes different cores – and some 5G fun

Computex Intel has found another pair of 11th-gen CPUs and announced them at Taiwan’s Computex conference, then revealed its 12th-gen “Alder Lake” architecture is “just on the horizon”.…

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Vietnam asks Samsung to find it some COVID-19 vaccines

Mon, 2021-05-31 01:59
Double-mutant strain puts electronics factories at risk

Vietnam’s government has asked Samsung to find COVID-19 vaccinations to protect workers in provinces that are home to industrial parks, a request that reflects the co-dependence between the Korean Chaebol and the rapidly developing nation.…

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Ganja believe it? Police make hash of suspected weed farm raid, pot bitcoin mine instead

Sun, 2021-05-30 23:46
Cops weren’t total dopes: chronic electricity theft means they still smoked crims

West Midlands Police in the UK has revealed that officers from Sandwell Police raided a suspected cannabis growing operation and ended up smoking a bitcoin mine run on stolen electricity.…

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