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Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:19
Says company that sells switching services

Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

Bright spark dev irons out light interference

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:01
Dusts off unused 'paperweights' to save data entry program

On Call Dust yourselves off, dear readers, it’s Friday once more and time for On Call, our weekly column of reader’s technical triumphs.…

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:56
Six weeks after first release f build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right

The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous, after Redmond pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.…

Sorry, but NASA says Mars signal wasn't Opportunity knocking

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:26
Mislabelled signal raised rover fans' hopes, just for a while

Space-fans pricked up their Twitter-ears today, when just for a few minutes it looked like the little lost rover Opportunity had woken up.…

MIT to Oz: Crypto-busting laws risk banning security tests

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:17
I see the red team and I want it painted black

Australia's government's crypto-busting legislation risks blocking security research, a leading Internet policy boffin has warned.…

Nvidia just can't get a break. Revenues up, profit nearly doubles... and stock down 20%

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:14
Ongoing Bitcoin woes left the channel holding all the cards, and that's not a good thing

Nvidia has turned in growth in revenue and profit, but has been punished for missing its guidance in the third quarter of its fiscal 2019, all amid a continuing sharp drop in demand from crypto-currency miners.…

Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:14
Sudden changes to FCC document raise eyebrows

Analysis There's a new battle brewing in Washington DC and for once it's not between Democrats and Republicans, but over who gets to decide the policies for a new trillion-dollar market: The internet in space.…

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:15
CEO insists Chinese spy chip bombshell 'impossible'

Super Micro Computer on Thursday reported net sales in the range of $952m to $962m for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. That's higher than company guidance of $810m to $870m, and up roughly 40 per cent on the year-ago period.…

Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out of the loop to know

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:25
Mark promises independent oversight and AI as Sheryl leans far, far away

Analysis Facebook on Thursday (again) reiterated its commitment to fighting misinformation, following a report that the data gathering biz hired a public relations firm, Definers Public Affairs, to promote content that undermine company critics.…

Up to three million kids' GPS watches can be tracked by parents... and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:43
Gadgets can be hacked to spy on, find youngsters – claim

Parents could be unwittingly putting their children's safety and privacy at risk, thanks to security vulnerabilities in potentially millions of kids' GPS-tracker watches.…

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1... Runty-birds are go: 12,000+ internet-beaming mini-satellites OK'd by USA

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:47
FCC signs off on broadband-in-space plans, plus connections to Europe's GPS

America's broadband and telly regulator, the FCC, today approved a vast expansion in satellite networks around Earth.…

Don't cross the Application Streams! Actually, maybe you can now in RHEL 8 beta

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:26
Allows updating user space without breaking everything

Hot on the heels of its OpenStack Platform 14, Red Hat has announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.…

John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:24
Default judgement for one-time antivirus bad boy

Infosec personality John McAfee has been found legally "liable" via a default judgment for the death of his neighbour, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his Belize home in 2012.…

Red Hat talks upgrades and bare metal with its new OpenStack Platform

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:33
Just don't mention those three Big Blue letters, OK?

Red Hat used this week's OpenStack Summit to announce the impending arrival of its OpenStack Platform 14. We had a chat with Red Hat's Nick Barcet about cadence, Kubernetes, and most definitely not IBM.…

Sorry, Mr Zuckerberg isn't in London that day. Or that one. Nope. I'd give up if I were you

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:18
Facebook boss delays, denies and deflects more invitations to international committee

"Delay, deny and deflect." Turns out Facebook's strategy for dealing with major threats works pretty well for small fry too because Mark Zuckerberg has once again turned down MPs' advances.…

HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus routers support 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:30
Of course they've crammed some AI in there too

HPE Aruba today released a line of wireless routers supporting next year's 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 standard – and then immediately sullied them by applying the AI marketing buzzword.…

NetApp flashes plump figures. China trade worries? Let's manage 'variables within our control'

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:49
It's all about hyperconverged – no we're not breaking out those numbers

With one eye on uncertain currency movements and the developing US/ China trade war, NetApp reported a solid set of Q2 numbers, albeit figures that highlighted a slowdown in its monumental all-flash array sales growth.…

Google: Our DeepMind health slurp is completely kosher

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:10
Now go away, we’re saving the world

Analysis Google’s DeepMind operation insists UK patients have nothing to worry about now that Google has absorbed the subsidiary - but lawyers and privacy campaigners have raised doubts.…

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:38
Commission will 'endeavour' to make an adequacy decision during transition period

The UK will be locked out of European Union databases once the Brexit transition period ends – but the UK is hoping a data adequacy decision will be adopted by the end of 2020.…

Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:59
23-year-old fined $4,000, volunteers services for Perth Zoo, zoo says thanks but nah

Ever found yourself overcome by cuteness while gawping at sad, caged animals that you just had to take one home with you? Us neither, but that's exactly what 23-year-old Jesse Hooker did on a trip to Perth Zoo in Australia.…

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