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Today β€” January 20th 2020The Register

Intel server chip shortages continue to bite: HPE warns of Xeon processor supply drought for the whole of 2020

Traditional IT titans take backseat behind cloud giants

Exclusive Hewlett Packard Enterprise has warned that the industry-wide 18-month-plus shortage of certain Intel Xeon server-class processors may continue all the way through 2020.…

  • January 20th 2020 at 10:17

The delights of on-site working - sun, sea and... WordPad wrangling?

Things can only get better, unless someone misplaces the source

Who, Me? Welcome to Who, Me? The Register's open-all-hours confessional for readers who really need to get that one dastardly deed off their chest.…

  • January 20th 2020 at 09:15

Image-rec startup for cops, Feds can probably identify you from 3 billion pics it's scraped from Facebook, YouTube etc

Plus other 'fun' news from the world of AI

Roundup Here's a roundup of news beyond what we've covered already in the world of machine-learning.…

  • January 20th 2020 at 08:08
Before yesterdayThe Register

To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details

Investigators ask Chocolate Factory to help them connect the geographic dots

At 1030 on April 27, 2019, four unidentified individuals attempted to rob a Brinks armored truck parked outside of Michaels, an art supply and home decor store at the Point Loomis Shopping Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out who they are, local authorities plan to ask Google.…

  • January 18th 2020 at 15:06

You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes

Jetliner's return to the skies likely to be delayed by more tech glitches

Boeing today said another software flaw has been spotted in its star-crossed 737 Max.…

  • January 18th 2020 at 00:32

Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research

Euro Commission also wants to loosen purse strings for AI investment while tightening reins

The European Commission is weighing whether to ban facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years, according to a draft report on artificial intelligence policy in the European Union.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:29

'Friendly' hackers are seemingly fixing the Citrix server hole – and leaving a nasty present behind

Congratulations, you've won a secret backdoor

Hackers exploiting the high-profile Citrix CVE-2019-19781 flaw to compromise VPN gateways are now patching the servers to keep others out.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 20:49

Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

I missed my Self Assessment filing deadline because.... a rundown of the worst excuses

Brits’ favourite government department, Her Majesty’s Revenues & Customs, has released a listicle of the most bizarre excuses people have given for missing the Self Assessment tax returns deadline, along with the weirdest biz expense claims…

  • January 17th 2020 at 17:30

EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Againβ„’. You hear that, Apple?

Bloc to make not-quite-universal connector universal within its bounds

The EU plans to force manufacturers to use a common connector – the happily symmetrical USB-C – for all mobes, fondleslabs, e-readers and similar electronic tat.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 16:57

Stolen creds site WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop op for data reselling

One Irishman and one Dutchman both nicked

Two men have been arrested after Britain’s National Crime Agency and its international pals claimed the takedown of breached credentials-reselling website WeLeakInfo.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 15:31

Time to burst out graphing: Get the Windows Insider experience... by taping a calculator to your monitor

Microsoft releases a Windows 10 Fast Ring refresh and previews new calc toys

While 45 years of carbon emissions from Microsoft were being scrutinised by execs last night, the Windows Insider team made an emission of its own, in the form of a fresh Windows 10 build.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 14:34

Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

Snafu-ridden maintenance software behemoth to be replaced

The US military is dumping its Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) in favour of ODIN as it tries to break with the complex past of its ailing F-35 fighter jet maintenance IT suite.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 13:11

Microsoft picks a side, aims to make the business 'carbon-negative' by 2030

Plans to cancel out emissions from power consumption since 1975. No word on warming through excessive corporate hot air though

Microsoft has set itself the goal of being "carbon-negative" by 2030, nailing its colours to a so-called "moonshot" for worldwide removal and reduction of carbon.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 12:39

Help! I'm trapped on Schrodinger's runaway train! Or am I..?

There's an app for that, and it's utter pants

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Sitting in my tin can far away from home, I marvel that I got here at all.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 11:00

WebAssembly: Key to a high-performance web, or ideal for malware? Reg speaks to co-designer Andreas Rossberg

State of Wasm: 'Better support for high-level languages', plus interesting cross-platform news

Interview WebAssembly will not magically speed up your web application and may be as significant running in environments other than web browsers as it is within them, a co-designer of the language told The Register.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 10:16

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

New perspective on FBI, Interpol demands for backdoors

Vid Police Scotland to roll out encryption bypass technology, as one publication reported this week, causing some Register readers to silently mouth: what the hell?…

  • January 17th 2020 at 09:34

The time that Sales braved the white hot heat of the data centre to save the day

It's getting hot in here, so open all your doors

On Call Welcome to On Call, The Register's regular foray into the increasingly unreliable memories of those who have to pick up the phone when everything is on fire.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 09:04

Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, muaha... Boffins build laser-eyed intelligent cam that sorta sees around corners

Guess we can't escape our future Terminator overlords

Artificial intelligence with frickin' lasers beams attached can see objects hidden around corners, according to a study published in the journal Optica on Thursday.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 07:01

Copy-left behind: Permissive MIT, Apache open-source licenses on the up as developers snub GNU's GPL

Share all our code modifications with others? Think again, hippie

Permissive open-source software licenses continue to gain popularity at the expense of copyleft licenses, according to a forthcoming report from WhiteSource, a biz that makes software licensing management tools.…

  • January 17th 2020 at 02:58