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OpenStack: We've seen the future, and it's metal (and infrastructure, natch)

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:20
No need to learn Mandarin, we collaborate in English

OpenStack Summit The OpenStack Foundation took to the stage in Berlin this week to talk infrastructure because, heck, everyone loves infrastructure, right? Especially open infrastructure.…

Mi 8 Pro: Xiaomi early buyers wait for modern firmware

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:18
Xiaomi your underpants: When will the UK market get its branded undies?

Prospective phone buyers may want to wait before plumping for a new Xiaomi. The newcomer’s flagship ships with MUIU 9 firmware, which is stuck on 2017’s Android Oreo.…

Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:35
Never uses computers because his peons do everything for him

In Blighty, we have former home secretary Amber "Necessary Hashtags" Rudd, but shockingly politicians' failure to grasp basic aspects of their brief is not limited to the UK.…

Creepy or super creepy? That is the question Mozilla's throwing at IoT Christmas pressies

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:03
'Tis the season to be tracked by your connected water bottle

The FREDI baby monitor has been ranked creepiest connected home gadget on offer this festive season in a survey by Mozilla.…

iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:53
Did we mention the worse battery?

Real world review While the XR may be the best value notched iPhone that Apple is making today, some of its compromises may be too much for the target market of customers hanging on to their dated but perfectly functional hardware.…

The threat to your org's data lies betwixt chair and keyboard. Join us live on the internet for expert advice on tackling issue

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:43
Beware the trusted insider

Webcast If you like true crime stories, you already know that at the end the criminal is usually revealed to be someone the victim knew well.…

Nice one, former Cisco staff: Switchzilla is absolutely coining it

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 05:12
'Trump tariff' question hangs over immediate future

A week after announcing hundreds of layoffs, Cisco has turned in a set of financials for Q1 of fiscal 2019 that are ahead of analyst expectations.…

A new Raspberry Pi takes a bow with all of the speed but less of the RAM

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:30
A $10 saving cuts ports and memory from the Pi 3 Model A+ but keeps that quad core CPU

Like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ but feel that the RAM is just a bit too big, the price too high or the ports too numerous? Fear not, for the spiritual successor to the original Model A+ is here.…

Openreach v Ofcom dark fibre legal bill bounced back to Competition Appeal Tribunal

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:15
Court of Appeal rules it's wrong to assume regulator should pony up for cases it loses

The Court of Appeal has ruled that legal costs from BT Openreach's dark fibre bunfight against UK telcos will be reconsidered by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.…

US China-watcher warns against Middle Kingdom tech dominance

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 03:01
5G, IoT, and tech supply chains should go under spotlight

Another US government panel has warned of the dangers of over-reliance on Chinese tech vendors: the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.…

Just one Corretto, give it to me... AWS brews its own blend of Java with free long-term support

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:56
Post boasts cloud host's utmost roast

Amazon may be working to rid itself of Oracle database software, but the box-and-bit shifting biz can't get enough of Oracle's coffee-themed programming technology, Java.…

Douglas Adams was right, ish... Super-Earth world clocked orbiting 'nearby' Barnard's Star

The Register - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 02:03
Icy planet within cosmic spitting distance of humanity

A planet three times the size of Earth has been spotted orbiting Barnard's Star, one of the closest suns to our Solar System.…

CISA's Palace: Congress backs new cybersecurity nerve-center for cyber-America's cyber-future

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:07
CISA heads off for Trump's signature – no, not that CISA, the good one

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would create a new agency to lead the federal government's cybersecurity efforts.…

Oracle's JEDI mind-meld doesn't work on Uncle Sam's auditors: These are not the govt droids you are looking for

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:57
Federation snubs Larry Ellison's bid to break up $10bn winner-takes-all contract

Oracle's bid to halt the Pentagon's JEDI $10bn winner-takes-all cloud IT contract has been turned down.…

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:38
Ok, we have Amazon. Anyone else?

Analysis If regulators ever do get around to reining in the ecommerce steamroller that is Amazon, this week's announcement of his new headquarters may be the spark.…

Another Meltdown, Spectre scare: Data-blabbing holes continue to haunt Intel, AMD, Arm

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:38
CPU slingers insist existing defenses will stop attacks – but eggheads disagree

Computer security researchers have uncovered yet another set of transient execution attacks on modern CPUs that allow a local attacker to gain access to privileged data, fulfilling predictions made when the Spectre and Meltdown flaws were reported at the beginning of the year.…

Stanley Kubrick made Eyes Wide Shut. Data-protecting Andes Rubrik makes bytes slide shut

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:13
This is a Shinning example of an enterprise IT pun

Rubrik has expanded its database, unstructured data, and in-cloud protection.…

Did you by chance hack OPM back in 2015? Good news, your password probably still works!

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:51
Government audit finds office still hasn't cleaned up from Obama-era megabreach

More than three years after suffering one of the largest cyber-attacks in US government history, the Office of Personnel Management has yet to adopt dozens of the security measures investigators ordered – including basic stuff like changing passwords.…

Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

The Register - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:21
Amazon gizmo may be key witness in slaying

A US judge has ordered Amazon to hand over any recordings made by its Echo digital assistant at a house where two women were murdered last year.…

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