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Today โ€” September 20th 2018The Register

Big Cable tells US government 'Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds, just give us the money'

Consumer groups beg to differ

Big cable companies have told the federal government that "now's not the time" to talk about US internet speeds; despite a new program that will pay them billions of dollars to expand broadband access across the country, and a new proposal that put even more money in their pockets.…

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:02

Garbage collection โ€“ in SPAAACE: Net snaffles junk in first step to clean up Earth's orbiting litter

EU-funded gizmo clings to trash like a face hugger

Video Scientists have managed to capture a small floating human-made satellite using a net deployed from a spacecraft orbiting the Earth for the first time.…

  • September 20th 2018 at 00:59

Holy macaroni! After months of number-crunching, behold the strongest material in the universe: Nuclear pasta

Probably cost a pretty PENNE to run that physics simulation

Good luck sinking your teeth into nuclear pasta. For one it’ll be tricky to get a hold of since it’s the stuff lodged inside neutron stars. Additionally, it may also be the universe’s strongest material.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 23:19

FCC's 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway โ€“ expert

One-size-fits-all pricing in America will expand, not narrow, digital divide

The latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand 5G networks across the United States is little more than a cash giveaway to large telcos and will grow, rather than close, the digital divide.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:43
Yesterday โ€” September 19th 2018The Register

Patch for EE's 4G Wi-Fi mini modem nails local privilege escalation flaw

Better update if you leave your laptop unattended in public...

Telco EE's Mini Wi-Fi modem needs to be updated with a recently issued patch.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 20:52

Heads up: Get ready to tune in live and watch us probe insider threats menacing today's IT

Your video guide to locking down systems – and then fire questions our way

Promo On September 26 at 10:00 PT / 11:00 MT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST we're broadcasting live with an exploration of insider threats to enterprises and other organizations.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 19:02

Effortful, tiresome, laborious: Couchbase says latest data platform release can sack off ETL

NoSQL database biz promises to 'keep it simple' for enterprises after real-time analytics

NoSQL database biz Couchbase has promised administrators its latest release will allow them to ditch the laborious extract, transform and load (ETL) process, and analyse info directly from the database.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 18:00

A spot of Python in your Azure automation? Step right this way, sir

Python 2 support for runbooks slithers out of preview

Microsoft this week announced something that may have surprised a few devs who'd seen it lurking in Azure for a while – Python 2 support has finally moved out of preview for Azure runbooks.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 17:46

National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe

Turing-Welchman machine to do its thing – with original wartime operator present

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is going to fire up its replica Enigma code-breaker to decrypt encoded messages sent from Poland – with an original wartime Bombe operator supervising the process.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 16:58

IT bods, beware! AWS claims Storage Gateway appliance doesn't need you to manage it

And I heard a great voice saying: Behold, the hybrid tabernacle is with men

AWS has wheeled out a hardware appliance for feeding hybrid clouds to non-techies – a pre-loaded Dell EMC box for its Storage Gateway.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 16:07

Microsoft's collaboration software Teams works on its collaboration hardware Surface Hub

Coming soon to a massive jumped-up whiteboard near you

Microsoft has finally made its Teams collaborative software available for the big-bastard-screen Surface Hub.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 15:23

Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase

Brings new meaning to try before you buy

Anyone that’s ever had a penchant for using their buttocks to test the ripeness of a peach, plum or squash in a supermarket pre-purchase might have some sympathy for a US chap that was arrested for allegedly doing just that.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 14:53

Why waste away in a cubicle when you could be a goddamn infosec neuromancer on ยฃ50k*?

Basically what UK.gov is selling as it moves to plug skills gap

The UK government is expanding a programme that aims to get more Brits to consider careers in information security.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 14:23

Brits pay ยฃ490m extra for mobes they already own โ€“ Citizens Advice

4 million people keep paying for contracts that include handset charges

Brits forked out £490m extra on their last mobile phone contract because of bundled handset charges that continued long after the device was paid for, Citizens Advice has said.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 13:55

Microsoft Azure gains Availability Zones and Immutable Blobs

It's WORM storage all round as Immutability goes to General Availability

Microsoft has announced two more Azure availability zones and hit the red button on Immutable Storage in what must have been a breathless few days for its Azure team.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 13:25

Mobile, on wheels, or in the cloud... how do you want to do AI?

Whatever you choose, you can learn more at MCubed

Events Machine learning and artificial intelligence have moved out of the realms of academia into the world of real business – and the myriad applications and platforms that implies.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 13:09

Mickey D serves up stump speech to settle sceptical investors

We've got a $90bn run rate, never mind the debt

Michael Dell has touted his behemoth's performance in a pitch supporting the company's return to the stock exchange.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 12:25

Apple hands โ‚ฌ14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland

Funds to be held in escrow as govt appeals EU 'state aid' ruling

Apple has paid the Irish government €14.3bn in back taxes after the European Commission ruled that arrangements between the pair had broken the state aid rules.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 11:59

When should I run backup, robot overlord? Autonomous Hadoop and NoSQL backup is now a thing

Imanis Data bets data management farm on backupbot

Machine learning data management company Imanis Data has introduced an autonomous backup product powered by machine learning.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 11:41

Who ate all the PII? Not the blockchain, thankfully

GDPR be praised, new product keeps personally identifiable information off the chain

Dutch security firm Gemalto has said its blockchain product, slated to pilot later this year, will keep personal data off the blockchain.…

  • September 19th 2018 at 11:05
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