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|26/09 6:56 am||Welcome to the future: Bluetooth jackets you can only wash 10 times. Gee, .. |
A phone-controlling Levi's soft-wear for non-sweaty nerds Blue pants maker Levi's plans to begin selling its first cloth-ware with Google inside on Wednesday and the tech should survive up to 10 washes.
|26/09 6:10 am||Microsoft: We've made a coding language for a quantum computer that may or .. |
Windows giant touts magic to distract from its legacy tech struggle Ignite At the Microsoft Ignite conference today, the expert panel on stage burst into laughter. This box right over here behind us nothing! Thats a quantum joke, thats an excellent joke, said Microsoft Technical Fellow Michael Freedman as the curtain failed to open to reveal it.
|26/09 3:57 am||Fresh chips from Intel |
But don't fret, 10nm Cannonlake's still on track for late-2017 arrival, allegedly Intel has unveiled a new line of Coffee Lake 8th gen Core processors, this time aiming for the gaming and creative crowds.
|26/09 3:28 am||Limp Weiner to get 21 months in the hole |
Hard time ahead for disgraced sexting politician Anthony Disgraced American politician Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months behind bars and three years of probation for sexting an underage girl.
|26/09 2:38 am||After Microsoft calls out HP Inc over stalled Windows 10 logins, HP .. |
Shove this tool into your PC if it's getting stuck during startup After enduring roughly two weeks of complaints, HP Inc has today produced a fix for folks struggling with blank screens on their computers.
|26/09 1:40 am||More than half of small firms plan on using Privacy Shield survey |
But its still not the most popular way to zip data across the pond Almost half of the organisations surveyed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals say they will use the Privacy Shield data-sharing framework in the next year.
|26/09 1:09 am||Hortonworks aims to entice enterprise with simple data management service |
Hadoop-flinger promises one service to manage multiple platforms and use cases Hortonworks has launched an enterprise-scale data management service for multiple platforms and environments that will capture data-in-motion or at rest.
|26/09 12:28 am||Sigfox doesn't do IP and is therefore secure, says UK IoT network operator |
Bold claim by WND-UK grand fromage UK-based Sigfox network operator WND-UK has opened up a little on why it thinks Sigfox is significantly better, in security terms, than other competing Internet of Things connectivity standards.
|25/09 11:55 pm||London Mayor backs talks with Uber after head honcho's apology |
Biz worming its way back in following licence renewal drama The Mayor of London has asked Transport for London to meet with Uber following the firm's totally heartfelt apology issued after it collected 730,000 signatures protesting TfL's decision not to renew its licence.
|25/09 10:48 pm||SAP gobbles customer identity management startup Gigya for $350m |
Gets its mitts on juicy GDPR-friendly data security tech German enterprise giant SAP has bought customer identity management firm Gigya for a reported $350m.
|25/09 9:00 pm||Microsoft sparks up Ignite with fresh Azure, Office 365 features |
Redmond also shows off SQL Server 2017 and internal Bing Microsoft has kicked off its annual Ignite conference with a fresh crop of products and services for the enterprise.
|25/09 7:56 pm||IPhone 8: Apple has CPU cycles to burn |
A referee would have stopped this fight While the iPhone 8 retains the same unremarkable design for the fourth year running, the internals are a different story. Thanks to extraordinary improvements in semiconductor design, it has been able to shrink the capacity and size of its battery pack, while opening up a significant performance lead over Qualcomm and Samsung.
|25/09 6:58 pm||Compsci grads get the fattest pay cheques six months after uni report |
Oxford students top of the pile with whopping 45k salary Computer science graduates are some of the highest earners six months after leaving university, according to The Sunday Times' annual Good University Guide.
|25/09 6:31 pm||You'll never guess what NetApp's new E-Series flash box ca... Yes. It's .. |
Now with added NVMe-over-fabrics support Analysis Every two years or so NetApp brings out a new E Series flash box that stores more and goes faster than the last one. This month we have the EF570 arriving, updating the 2 -launched EF560. NetApp claims benchmark-backed price/performance leadership and NVMe-over-fabrics support, and we reckon this deservers a closer look.
|25/09 5:56 pm||AI in Medicine? It's back to the future, Dr Watson |
Why IBM's cancer projects sounds like Expert Systems Mk.2 Analysis "OK, the error rate is terrible, but it's Artificial Intelligence so it can only improve!"
|25/09 5:13 pm||It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers |
Information Commissioner's speech renews issue of transparency Comment "You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it," Tony Blair famously said.
|25/09 4:44 pm||Lenovo fishes in Brit PC pond for new UK boss |
Lands Preben Fjeld Lenovo confirmed to the UK teamsters this morning at 9am that a new boss is set to parachute into the vacant MDs hot seat locally in a little under six weeks.
|25/09 4:01 pm||Hotter than the Sun: JET Earths biggest fusion reactor, in Culham |
A star performer producing fusion-free plasma power Geek's Guide to Britain Im in a room that, in normal circumstances, is not fit for human habitation. It features a number of big red buttons surrounded by illuminated yellow rings just in case. Push button to switch off Jet. Press only in case of extreme emergency, the signs read, informatively.
|25/09 3:39 pm||IETF doc seeks reliable vSwitch benchmark |
Once switches become just another function to spawn, you'll need to know how they'll fare If you fancy wrapping your mind around the complexities that make virtual switches (vSwitches) hard to benchmark, an IETF informational RFC is worth a read.
|25/09 3:22 pm||What's in this Monday morning storage BLT? A 12TB WD HDD, wars of words .. |
Bacon, lettuce, tomato? No, loads of tasty bytes, layers and topologies Roundup Hungry for storage news? Tuck into this bulging storage sarnie for breakfast.
|25/09 3:03 pm||Wanna get started with practical AI? Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube .. |
Written in Python, it's not perfect but it's pretty cool The Rubiks Cube is one of those toys that just won't go away. Solving it is either something you can do in minutes to impress, or find so hard you end up using it as a paperweight.
|25/09 2:29 pm||Brit chip design company Imagination Tech sold to China-linked private .. |
Firm that Trump banned from another silicon sale scoops GPU tech outfit cored by Apple British chip designer Imagination Technologies Group has sold itself to China-aligned private equity outfit Canyon Bridge.
|25/09 2:02 pm||Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell .. |
Then Loop or, at least, a future version of it may be for you Review It's become a phrase repeatedly so frequently, it almost feels like a clich: if you're not paying for the product, you are the product.
|25/09 1:01 pm||Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with .. |
Particle streams unlikely to come from within the Milky Way The most energetic cosmic rays bombarding Earth originate from outside our Milky Way Galaxy, according to research published just before the weekend.
|25/09 12:04 am||Driverless cars will make more traffic, say transport boffins |
Share my car? I'd rather walk, punters tell Australian survey Australian researchers predict that the rise of the autonomous vehicle will make congestion worse.
|25/09 11:57 am||Australia commits to establish space agency with no budget, plan, name, .. |
Mission plan: retrieve lost votes from deep within black hole of democratic disillusionment Australia's government has committed to starting a space agency, but there are no details about its mission other than a vague commitment to helping industry.
|25/09 9:42 am||Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights |
Power outage of software crash, depending on who you listen to Sydney airport was in chaos on the first Monday of the Australian state of New South Wales' spring school holidays, after air traffic controllers had to revert to manual operations.
|25/09 8:09 am||Hurricane Maria leaves Arecibo radio telescope damaged and dark |
Feed antenna collapses, dropping debris onto main dish In the midst of the humanitarian disaster unfolding after Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope have reported damage that will leave it unable to operate for months.
|25/09 7:01 am||Sputnik-1 replica used to test the real thing goes under the hammer |
If you've got a lazy US$100k to $150k, a piece of history can be yours on Wednesday A replica of Sputnik-1 used to test the real thing's performance goes to auction this week.
|25/09 5:58 am||Chairman Zuck ends would-be president Zuck's political career |
Facebook gives up on share plan that would give Zuck control forever, even if he worked for government Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 was to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year. He'd already visited 20, so the effort to tick off the other 30 means he's travelled rather a lot in 2017. That Facebook also hired former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe meant that many have observed his travels look like just the sort of ..
|23/09 5:15 pm||Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid |
Heavy-handed tactics during lead up to independence referendum The Spanish government has come under increasing criticism for raiding the offices of the .cat internet registry in the lead-up to a referendum on Catalan's independence.
|23/09 7:07 am||Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license |
Hybrid BSD pact will be replaced by MIT deal for some projects Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week.
|23/09 5:37 am||For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked .. |
See no evil, hear no evil, speak of no evil Analysis No one at Facebook had any idea anyone might use its ad tools to target "Jew haters," said COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this week.
|23/09 2:38 am||Super Cali goes ballistic, Gatorade app is bogus: Even the sound of it is .. |
And who's going to stand up for the Arnold Palmer? In what might well be the most California thing ever, America's golden state has settled a lawsuit against sports drink maker Gatorade for sullying the good name of water.
|22/09 11:49 pm||If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or .. |
And things are looking even worse for the X iFixits teardown of the new iPhone 8 confirms that the screen and battery remain relatively replaceable, despite the addition of Qi-compatible wireless charging coils in the unit.
|22/09 10:58 pm||UK.gov lays down rules for cross-Whitehall data slurps |
Consultation opens on codes of practice for Digital Economy Act The UK government has offered more detail on how public authorities can pass around the data they hold on citizens a mere five months after the Digital Economy Act passed into law.
|22/09 9:22 pm||Silicon brains ready to plug into London |
It's getting mighty crowded at MCubed Events In just over a fortnight we'll be gathering some of the brightest minds in AI, ML and data science together so of course we'd really like to see you there.
|22/09 8:48 pm||Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting .. |
Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours Microsoft has revealed the location of its flagship UK store just up the road from Apple's flamboyant, tree-lined Regent Street shop.
|22/09 8:19 pm||Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding 179k from the taxman |
What a carve-up! A kebab shop owner who had sliced off a chunk of his takings and hid it from the taxman has been sent down for 30 months.
|22/09 7:17 pm||How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow |
Inside ITP, Safari's third-party cookie zapper Can the world's biggest tech company tame the Wild West of the digital ad industry as its data slurping becomes ever more intrusive? Since Facebook and Google are essentially colluding with behavioural data collection, and Microsoft has given up the fight for user privacy, few companies have Apple's means or incentive. But for Apple, privacy doesn't hit its bottom line, and might even increase it.