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Array with it: Western Digital's finance arm slings a few million at Excelero

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 06:26
Tech collab could see Excelero support WD’s OpenFlex and Kingfish

NVMe over Fabrics flash array supplier Excelero has received a strategic investment from Western Digital's capital-investment arm, taking total funding to $35m.…

Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:57
Always believe in Go ...

Developers targeting volumes globally have a new build target. Google's "Poundland" Edition of Android – Go – has received an update to 9.0 Pie.…

Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 05:15
First big test for GDPR looms

Special Report Privacy campaigners say Google's obsessive collection of location markers violates Europe's privacy laws - potentially exposing the Californian giant to punitive fines.…

Brit banks must disclose outages via API, decrees finance watchdog

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:40
Perhaps TSB's total s*itshow wasn't in vain

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is enforcing new rules that obligate banks to publicly reveal the number and frequency of online outages – including whether these were caused by malicious actors.…

Pyspark, TensorFlow, Python: What's in your machine learning toolbox?

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:28
From data to delivery, and all points between

Events We’ve got four workshops running on October 17, covering different technologies and approaches to getting machine learning to work for your organisation. And places for all of them are filling fast.…

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:07
Roll your sleeves up, standards peeps

Comment European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has lost patience with phone makers insisting on using different connector designs for charging, and promised an impact study on the consumer pain that Lightning and USB causes.…

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 04:07
Roll your sleeves up, standards peeps

Comment European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has lost patience with phone makers insisting on using different connector designs for charging, and promised an impact study on the consumer pain that Lightning and USB causes.…

Kids are more likely than adults to submit to peer pressure from robots

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:01
Hey...kids...yes order 10 of those and give me your parent's credit card details

Children are more likely than adults to buckle under peer pressure from robots, according to a study published in Science on Wednesday.…

Kids are more likely than adults to submit to peer pressure from robots

The Register - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 03:01
Hey...kids...yes order ten of those and give me your parent's credit card details

Children are more likely than adults to buckle under peer pressure from robots, according to a study published in Science on Wednesday.…

Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:49
Web Security says there's nothing nefarious to its URL collection

A security plug-in for the Firefox browser is under fire after users discovered it was collecting and uploading their online activity.…

Making money mining Coinhive? Yeah, you and nine other people

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:23
10 users controlling the bulk of cryptocoin generator funds

Mining internet currency on websites with Coinhive scripts is a lucrative endeavor, but only for a handful of people.…

Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:50
But odd results and email impersonation raise eyebrows

A pair of physicists have claimed to reach the holy grail in physics: room temperature superconductivity.…

Cisco shift to recurring revenue gives 3.8 billion signs that it's working

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:14
Customer interest in hybrid cloud buoys networking biz

Switch and comms kit biz Cisco reported $12.8bn revenue for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, a six per cent increase that is a bit more than than analysts expected.…

Google bod want cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:53
Shifting session identifiers into HTTP works, but Facebook and others won't be happy

A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens.…

India's Cosmos bank raided for $13m by hackers

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:05
Report points finger at North Korea for cyber-heist

Cosmos Bank in India says that hackers made off with $13.4m in stolen funds over the weekend.…

Support for ageing key exchange crypto leaves VPNs open to attack

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:40
Ancient issue causing new ones

Security gaps have been identified in widely used implementations of the IPsec protocol, which is used in the set up of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).…

Bitcoin backer sues AT&T for $240m over stolen cryptocurrency

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:12
Michael Terpin not happy about funds-draining SIM swap fraud

A bitcoin investor is suing AT&T for $240m after it allegedly ported his phone number to a hacker, allowing the criminal to steal $24m in cryptocurrency.…

London fuzz to get 600 more mobile fingerprint scanners

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:40
In-house software to slash support costs by £200k a year, claims Met Police

London police are scaling up their use of mobile fingerprint scanners, with 600 shiny new devices due to be doled out by early 2019.…

You: 'Alexa, open Cortana.' Alexa: 'Who?'

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:10
A year on, Alexa can look at your emails and Cortana can order groceries. World shrugs

It has taken the best part of a year, but from today Microsoft fans can talk to Cortana through the vaguely creepy ears of Amazon’s Echo devices and vice versa.…

If you drop a tablet in a forest of smartphones, will anyone hear it fall?

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:36
Is it even worth counting tablet sales? Do they even exist?

Sales of tablets fell 10 per cent in Western Europe during calendar Q2 to a mere 6.3m units, according to abacus stroker IDC…

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