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Speciality electronics outfit boasts of 64-fold density increase for its latest space-ready MRAM parts

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 17:28
Takes Avalanche's latest STT-MRAM tech and packs it into rad-hard ceramic squares

Electronics outfit Micross has announced the launch of a 1 gigabit magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) component, its highest-density part yet - and a device it hopes will prove the future of spintronics for high-reliability computing in harsh environments.…

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Theranos Burned Through $2M a Week as Investors Were Given Rosy Projections

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 16:40
Around the time that Theranos was losing nearly $2 million per week, investors in the blood-testing startup were being told that the company would soon be bringing in almost $1 billion per year. From a report: It's not uncommon for startups to lose money in their early years, and it's not entirely unusual for the fastest burn rate to happen right before things turn around. Instead, Theranos continued to produce mounting losses. But that's not what the company was telling investors, according to new documents shared during the jury trial of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court yesterday, jurors heard testimony from the company's longtime chief financial officer, Danise Yam, who also goes by So Han Spivey. Yam said that Theranos lost $16.2 million in 2010, $27.2 million in 2011, $57 million in 2012, and $92 million in 2013. In 2013, things had "started to get a bit tight," Yam said. There were weeks where the company was burning through around $2 million per week, and there wasn't any revenue to help ameliorate the losses. In 2012 and 2013, Yam didn't even bother adding a line for revenue -- there was none.

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New release of SweRVolf RISC-V SoC project aims for lower barrier to entry

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 16:28
FOSSi Foundation's Olof Kindgren on the origins, future, and success of the RISC-V ISA

The SweRVolf project, a fully open system-on-chip designed as a reference platform for Western Digital's RISC-V SweRV cores, has announced a major new release promising lower barriers to entry for those looking to experiment.…

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Anonymous Hacks Epik Web Hosting

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 16:00
ArchieBunker writes: Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous claim to have hacked web registration company Epik, allegedly stealing 'a decade's worth of data,' including reams of information about its clients and their domains. Epik is controversial, having been known to host a variety of rightwing clients, including ones that previous web hosting providers, like GoDaddy, have dropped for various reasons. Its users have included conservative social media networks Parler and Gab, as well as conspiracy-theory-laden YouTube wannabe Bitchute and former President Trump fansite, The Donald. The company recently hosted prolifewhistleblower.com -- the website designed to help people snitch on Texas residents who want abortions -- but later forcibly removed the tip-collecting platform after determining that it had violated Epik's terms by nonconsensually collecting third-party information.

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BT Wholesale wants the channel to give SMBs a nudge before copper sunset in 2025

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 15:43
New products launched to help shift oblivious or straggler firms over ahead of PSTN switch-off

Small businesses in the UK are still woefully unprepared for the 2025 PSTN switch-off, when the plug will be pulled on the copper phone network.…

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OpenSea Confirms Executive Used Insider Knowledge When Buying NFTs

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 15:20
One of the non-fungible token (NFT) space's biggest marketplaces has admitted that a senior employee has been getting the drop on its most popular drops. From a report: Twitter users last night accused Nate Chastain, head of product at OpenSea, of using secret Ethereum wallets to snap up the platform's front-page NFT drops before general release. Citing transactional data on Etherscan, Twitter user Zuwu said that Chastain seems to be selling these pieces "shortly after the front-page-hype spike for profits." His actions have been likened to frontrunning or insider trading, which in regulated financial markets refers to dealing on information that is not yet public. On September 15, OpenSea published a blog post acknowledging Chastain's actions. "Yesterday we learned that one of our employees purchased items that they knew were set to display on our front page before they appeared there publicly," said OpenSea. "This is incredibly disappointing. We want to be clear that this behavior does not represent our values as a team. We are taking this very seriously and are conducting an immediate and thorough review of this incident so that we have a full understanding of the facts and additional steps we need to take." The company has rolled out new policies specifying that team members may not buy or sell from collections while they are being promoted, and cannot use confidential information to purchase or sell NFTs.

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Vector database Pinecone promises to bring ML data management under control with 2.0 release

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 14:59
Hybrid disk and RAM system should slash costs, firm says

Pinecone has upgraded its vector database, aiming at enterprises that are looking to boost productivity in machine learning projects.…

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Microsoft Account Goes Passwordless

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 14:45
Anyone with a Microsoft account can now remove their password from the account entirely to enable better security. From a report: "For the past couple of years we've been saying that the future is passwordless, and today I am excited to announce the next step in that vision," Microsoft corporate vice president Vasu Jakkal writes in the announcement post. "Beginning today, you can now completely remove the password from your Microsoft account." As for the "why" of this change, Microsoft points to the fact that passwords are insecure and are the focus of over 18 billion attacks every year, or 579 attacks every second. Before you can go passwordless, you'll need the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. Then, you can use Windows Hello, a security key, or a verification code that's sent to an email address, your phone, or a compatible app or service like Outlook, OneDrive, Microsoft Family Safety, and more to sign-in, depending on the location.

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App Annie fined $10m by the SEC for deceptive practices around how it presented data

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 14:15
Analytics firm will neither admit nor deny the findings

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has fined mobile data analytics biz App Annie $10m for engaging in deceptive practices and making material misrepresentations about how its alternative data was derived.…

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Uber's Chief Technical Officer To Step Down

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 14:00
Uber Chief Technology Officer Sukumar Rathnam is stepping down as the company's head of engineering, a spokesperson of the ride-hailing company said late on Tuesday. From a report: The spokesperson did not specify the reason for Rathnam's departure but Business Insider reported earlier that he had been increasingly at odds with chief product officer Sundeep Jain. Rathnam, who joined Uber about a year ago, plans to leave in early October, the spokesperson said.

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Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 13:28
Grace Hopper landed

Google's newest transatlantic subsea cable has finally been hauled ashore in Cornwall, more than a year after the megacorp revealed plans to connect the UK and US.…

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Amazon Gives Kindle E-Readers a Rare User Interface Overhaul

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 13:00
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon's Kindle e-readers get new software updates regularly, and they're mostly of the nondescript, invisible "performance improvements and bug fixes" variety. But the most recent operating system update (version 5.13.7) is rolling out now, and it refreshes the device's user interface for the first time since 2016 or so. Amazon says that redesigns for the Home and Library screens, which are mostly untouched in the current Kindle update, will be coming "later this year." The software update that enables the new interface began rolling out in August, but because Kindles only install updates automatically when they're charging and connected to Wi-Fi, it will be a few weeks or months before all supported Kindles will have a chance to grab the update (mine only installed it over this past weekend). The new update is available on most Kindles released in or after 2015, including the 7th- and 10th-generation Kindle Paperwhite, the 8th-, 9th-, and 10th-generation Kindle Oasis, and the 8th- and 10th-generation standard Kindle. Older "7th-generation" Kindle devices like 2014's Kindle Voyage don't appear to be supported. [...] The new update doesn't fix Amazon's confusing Kindle naming scheme, which groups different devices into "generations" that are numbered based roughly on when they were released, not on what generation of product they actually are; the "10th-generation" Paperwhite is actually only the fourth Paperwhite Amazon has released. But you now can head into the Device Info screen and see which Kindle you're using instead of having to guess.

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Linux kernel minimum compiler raised to GCC 5.1, allowing potential C11 use

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 12:43
Change also has handy side effect of fixing warnings as errors

Linux creator and maintainer Linus Torvalds has merged a late change to the forthcoming 5.15 kernel code that raises the minimum compiler from GCC 4.9 to 5.1 – which may in future enable use of an updated version of the C programming language, C11.…

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HPE finds second new CTO in 16 months with Fidelma Russo

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 12:03
In-demand exec poached from VMware after Virtzilla poached her from Iron Mountain

HPE has confirmed an executive remix, putting Fidelma Russo – formerly of VMware – into the role of chief technology officer, just 16 months after previous incumbent Kumar Sreekanti was appointed.…

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Ransomware crims saying 'We'll burn your data if you get a negotiator' can't be legally paid off anyway

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 11:33
Grief Corp are already under US sanctions, says Emsisoft

A couple of ransomware gangs have threatened to start deleting files if targeted companies call in professional negotiators to help lower prices for decryption tools.…

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Technology does widen the education divide. But not always in the way you expect

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 10:45
The pandemic has turned children away from tech, says early-years teacher Maria

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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Ex-DJI veep: There was no drone at Gatwick during 2018's hysterical shutdown

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 10:01
Bold words from Boston Dynamics' new man

There was never a rogue drone at Gatwick Airport that caused planes to be grounded over the 2018 Christmas holidays, an outgoing exec at Chinese drone-maker DJI has claimed.…

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Indian Researchers Create a Raspberry-Pi-Based Device To Monitor Health

Slashdot - Wed, 2021-09-15 10:00
Two researchers in India have developed a new blood test that is simple, affordable, and easily deployed anywhere where a source of electricity is available. IEEE Spectrum reports: Sangeeta Palekar is a researcher at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) who helped devise the new design. She and her colleague, Jayu Kalambe, understand how powerful a simple blood test can be. "Routine blood tests can help track and eliminate the threat of many potential diseases," explains Palekar, noting that blood tests make up roughly one-third of all pathology laboratory tests. [...] [The new analyzer] involves an automated fluid dispenser that adds a controlled amount of reagent into the blood sample. Light is then passed through the sample, and a Raspberry Pi computer analyzes the data. The system can be adapted to analyze any biochemical substances in the blood by simply modifying the reagent and spectral wavelength that's used. [...] When comparing the data obtained by their biochemical analyzer to the known results obtain by standard laboratory equipment, they found the data matched almost perfectly. What's more, the device could yield accurate results in just half a minute. The researchers describe the results in a study published in IEEE Sensors Journal.

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<i>The Register</i> speaks to one of the designers behind the latest Lego Ideas marvel: A clockwork solar system

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 09:13
Who needs a 3000-piece orrery? We do, of course

A clockwork model of the solar system has turned up in Lego Ideas*, combining some impressive Technic work with artistic whimsy.…

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Met Police prepare £300m procurement for integrators and resellers

TheRegister - Wed, 2021-09-15 08:42
London cops on track to spend £1bn on IT contracting over couple of years

The Mayor of London's Office for Policing and Crime is looking to talk to suppliers as it prepares for an IT procurement worth up to £300m.…

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