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25/05 2:00 pm Orbital boffins cut four years off NASA mission to shiniest object in the ..

16 Pysche mission takes a great leap forward NASA has come up with a cunning plan that will allow it to shave four years of flight time off its mission to the biggest chunk of visible iron in the Solar System, and will use souped-up solar power to get there.

25/05 1:01 pm Apple asks FCC to let it run mm-wave tests - for backhaul?!

No, Apple is not practicing to be carrier. This is how you horn in on 5G Apple has filed a request with the United States Federal Communications Commission FCC to run wireless tests in spectrum bands associated with 5G.

25/05 12:00 am Windows is now built on Git, but Microsoft has found some bottlenecks

300 GB repo handles 8,421 pulls and 1,760 official builds a day, more once GVFS fix is in Microsoft has adopted Git to manage the vast collection of code that is Windows' source, and has shared performance issues it's had to fix along the way.

25/05 11:01 am Rackspace demotes a CEO to hire a CEO to replace CEO who quit

Former HO and EMC man Joe Eazor gets the job of completing conversion to services company Rackspace has named Joe Eazor as its new CEO, replacing the departing Taylor Rhodes and interim CEO Jeff Cotten.

25/05 10:04 am Attempt at building kinder, gentler Reddit downvoted off the Web

Chat forums beyond El Reg just do respectful whimsy, so goodbye 'Imzy' Reddit can be a nasty, nasty place. So nasty that a in 2 half a dozen Reddit employees some who said they'd experienced personal abuse or threats of violence from Reddit members - bailed from the company and set their sights on rethinking the way communities exist on the Internet.

25/05 8:44 am Machine 1, Man 0: AlphaGo slams world's best Go player in the first round

DeepMind scores another win in marketing its AI AlphaGo yesterday one-upped man as it won the first out of three games against Ke Jie, the worlds number one player in Go.

25/05 8:16 am Uber New York class action alleges passengers overcharged $7.43m per month

Dial-a-ride d-baggery claimed on passenger side too Uber's New York woes are piling up, as the dial-a-ride service has now been sued by riders who believe they were being overcharged.

25/05 7:12 am Google, Lyft, IBM mix microservices into management mesh

Kubernetes cluster cat herding, brought to you by Istio Microservices architecture, in which monolithic apps get broken down into a set of distinct services, goes well with containers and orchestration.

25/05 6:54 am FCC revised net neutrality rules reveal cable company control of process

We take a look inside the campaign to undermine the internet Analysis The FCC has released a revised version of its plans to tear up net neutrality and unwittingly revealed the extraordinary influence that the cable industry has over the process.

25/05 4:49 am Schiaparelli probe crash caused by excessive spin, report concludes

Lander exercise was 'very close' to a success The Schiaparelli probe suffered a botched landing on the Martian surface as it briefly spun out of control, confusing the computer systems onboard, an official report concluded today.

25/05 4:47 am Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

Chipzilla says USB standard will be open to the world Intel is pushing its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port as the defacto input mode for future PCs.

25/05 3:59 am Twilio packages code boilerplate to woo devs

Call proxy service aims to appeal to businesses with mobile workers Cloud communications service Twilio believes software development doesn't have to play out like Groundhog Day, a film in which a man relives the same day over and over. For developers, that sense of dj vu is a common experience.

25/05 2:36 am Costs v sales agent? Not just yet, judge tells Retro Computers Ltd

ZX Spectrum-themed game console firm didn't quite win court order, either ZX Spectrum Vega firm Retro Computers Ltd has had its attempt to force former sales agent Nick Cooper to hand over extra information in the ongoing court battle between the two postponed today by the London County Court.

25/05 1:33 am HPE flashes out 3PAR, Nimble and MSA kit

Joins Dell EMC, NetApp, Pure to upgrade all-flash arrays HPE has announced new mid-range 3PAR all-flash arrays, fifth generation MSA arrays, Nimble Secondary Flash arrays, and cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection.

25/05 12:04 am Hitachi exits mainframe hardware but will collab with IBM on z Systems

Big Blue's big iron to be loaded with Hitachi's OS software Hitachi has stopped building its own mainframes but will supply IBM z Systems loaded with Hitachi VOS3 operating system software.

24/05 11:33 pm Huawei missed memo that PC's dead so here are three new notebooks

Touchscreens? Who needs 'em? Hands On Huawei this week launched three Intel devices running Windows 10: a slim notebook, a Surface-a-like 2-in-1, and a conventional 15.6" laptop.

24/05 11:16 pm HPE's Nimble Secondary Flash Array uses... disk?

What are they banging on about? Analysis Having acquired Nimble Storage and its hybrid and all-flash arrays, HPE is positioning it as a kind of secondary storage. What does that mean?

24/05 11:03 pm Google now mingles everything you've bought with everywhere you've been

(And everything you've seen) Welcome to 'Closing the Loop' In a move with echoes of the fictional internet giant described in Dave Eggers' The Circle , Google's has begun trawling through billions of personal credit card records, matching them to your browser, location and advertising histories.

24/05 10:38 pm Are telcos' customers expecting too much of IoT connectivity techs?

Also, here's why LTE-M gained ground over NB-IoT in Europe Some customers are expecting more than can be realistically delivered with licensed spectrum Internet of Things connectivity technologies, a major European telco has warned.

24/05 10:06 pm Dixons Carphone: Brexit not a factor as Brits' gadget lust holds strong

Gloom and doom? Consumers still shopping with us, trills CEO Political uncertainty havent put punters off purchasing electronic gadgets, Dixons Carphone CEO reported today.

24/05 9:49 pm WDC flashes the cash in in Tosh Memory biz bid: 2 treeellion yen

Partners with state-backed Japanese funds +Comment WDC is partnering with a state-backed Japanese fund and bidding 2 trillion ($17.9bn, 13.8bn) to buy Toshibas Memory Business.

24/05 8:34 pm 'Odour' from AnalTech ramming leads to hazmat team callout

Some might say this is fake news. It isn't An American company implausibly named AnalTech no, really has been slammed hard enough for a hazardous materials response team to be called out to deal with the smell.

24/05 8:03 pm AI-powered dynamic pricing turns its gaze to the fuel pumps

Shopping as a constant poker game Analysis "AI" could soon be making petrol more expensive at times of peak demand like the start of a bank holiday weekend or the school run.

24/05 7:01 pm 8 out of 10 cats fear statistics AI doesn't have this problem

Use and abuse of figures If statistics were a human being, it would have been in deep therapy all of its 350-year life. The sessions might go like this:

24/05 6:31 pm PAH! Four decades of Star Wars : No lightsabers, no palm-sized video calls

Sort of. Leia's a New Hope Star Wars New Hope @ 40 When Lucasfilm recently unveiled its tribute reel to the late Carrie Fisher, one of the most memorable monologues in cinema sat right in its center.

24/05 6:02 pm Facebook shares own tools to trap bugs before they break code

Test management and debugging at scale become a bit less daunting Facebook on Wednesday plans to introduce a set of open source developer tools to streamline app development testing and bug hunting.

24/05 5:33 pm Channel luvvie Martin Hellawell set to check out of Softcat. Sort of

IPO? Ticked. 1,079% growth in 11 years? Ticked. Lost the tightness? Nah Martin Hellawell, the McDonald's-card-toting CEO at mega reseller Softcat isn't quite sailing off into the sunset just yet, but he is preparing to handover the operation once a successor is found.

24/05 5:02 pm Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

Sure, there are hurdles, but no 18bn hole on the other side like Hinkley Point For the first time ever in April, the UK's data centres and clouds ran on electricity generated without burning coal.

24/05 4:01 pm GPU-flingers' bash: Forget the Matrix, Neo needs his tensors

What's a tensor? Glad you asked... HPC blog Last week, Nvidia held its biggest ever GPU Technology Conference (GTC). The big walk-away is that GPUs are rapidly becoming an expected and standard component of computing, table stakes in many cases, across the computing platform. Big deal right there and hence the frothiness of much of the coverage.

24/05 3:30 pm EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules

Facebook, Google, Twitter and friends face clampdown European Union ministers have approved new rules for video that will oblige Facebook, Google, Twitter and others to remove hate speech and sexually explicit videos online or face stiff fines.

24/05 2:59 pm Google starts enterprise support for Chrome, including top SaaS apps

Lobs deployment tools at sysadmins, complete with Silverlight and ActiveX support Google is trying to give businesses a reason to ditch Internet Explorer by giving sysadmins a new set of tools for mass deployment of its own Chrome browser.

24/05 2:15 pm LinkedIn finds friends to join its 'Open19' data centre standards effort

Stacks up against Open Compute with one design for data centres of all sizes plan LinkedIn wants you to brick it in the data centre by following it and its friends with a new standard for data centre hardware that pushes its ambitions to the edge and into competition with the Facebook-derived Open Compute Project.

24/05 12:58 am India makes biometrics mandatory for all e-gov projects

Cloud's just 'recommended', for now, as local industry plans 50 per cent growth by 2025 India's issued three Guidance Notes outlining its government's policies for procuring software and entering into alliances and running RFPs.

24/05 12:49 am Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

World's biggest advertising company needs to prove ads are worth the money Google wants stores to gather purchase data on its behalf, to bolster its case that advertising on the platform works.

24/05 12:02 am Dodge this: Fiat-Chrysler gets diesel-fuelled sueball from DoJ

Emissions software scandal flares anew Fiat-Chrysler, accused of the same kind of software defeat as landed Volkswagen in hot water, is now the subject of a Department of Justice lawsuit.

24/05 10:59 am Bluemix gives users two months to adopt new rolling deployment tool

Active Deploy binned in favour of Kubernetes and/or Cloud Foundry IBM's announced a swift retirement of its Active Deploy service, a facility offered to those who want frequent updates to cloudy applications.

24/05 8:58 am Java Daddy James Gosling goes to work for Amazon Web Services

He left Oracle years ago so this is no biggie, but clearly cloud is where big brains want to roost Java creator James Gosling has announced he now works for Amazon Web Services.

24/05 7:53 am Armstrong's moon-purse set for $4m bid-off

One small bag for a man, one giant check for Sotheby's The bag Neil Armstrong used to carry home lunar samples from the Apollo 11 mission could fetch up to $4m at auction next month.

24/05 7:13 am Particle boffins calculate new constraints for probability of finding dark ..

Axions still a no-show over at CERN Axion Telescope The hunt for axions a potential dark matter candidate at the CERN Axion Solar Telescope have been fruitless. But scientists refuse to give up as they set a new limit that calculates the probability of finding these elusive particles.

24/05 6:17 am Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs

Kiss goodbye to that Android bike and Transformers car It has all gone pear-shaped for Chinese conglomerate LeEco after the firm told nearly 70per cent of its US staff that their services will no longer be required.

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Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, .. - Mkini
Malaysiakini (subscription) Focus on 1MDB allows other abuses to go unnoticed, economist warns Malaysiakini (subscription) However, economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram now warns that the focus on 1MDB has allowed other excesses to go relatively unnoticed. As an example, the former United Nations ..
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Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Jomo: Foreign political funding always raises red flag Free Malaysia Today Another panellist, prominent human rights lawyer Syahredzan Johan proposed that a law be enacted to clearly spell out the role of a caretaker government from the time parliament was dissolved for a ..

Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 .. - CNA
Channel NewsAsia Indonesia probes suicide attack that killed 3 policemen Channel NewsAsia Indonesia's elite anti-terror squad was Thursday investigating a suicide bombing attack near a busy Jakarta bus station that killed three policemen. AFP/FERNANDO. 25 May 2017 12:25PM (Updated: 25 May 2017 ..

Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Mahathir bemoans 'loss' of Proton, says more assets may be sold Free Malaysia Today The former prime minister says Proton may do splendidly after Geely buys over a 49.9% stake but that he cannot be proud of the success of something that does not belong to him or his country. ..