Visual Studio gains some go-faster stripes for Android emulation

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:06
F#, TypeScript 3.0 and more go from preview to release with 15.8

Microsoft has sent version 15.8 of Visual Studio out in the big wide world, and it looks to be a useful upgrade for those using Redmond’s development tools.…

Ouch, that's 13 bullet points: Tech titan IBM pumps out storage software blast

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:28
Much tinkering across software board plus expanded capacity flash cards

Not to be outdone by any storage niche players, IBM has emitted a veritable catalogue of storage software updates, plus one on the storage hardware front – a new all-flash array.…

TSB takes on 250 complaint-wranglers to absorb £200m outage fallout

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:52
130,000 complaints and counting from bank's users? So sorry to hear that

British bank TSB is reportedly hiring an extra 250 customer service bods to help it cope with an avalanche of customer complaints after its IT meltdown earlier this year.…

UK chip and PIN readers fall ill: Don't switch off that terminal!

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:20
Not us this time, Mastercard tells El Reg

A problem with credit and debit card readers has left some unlucky UK retailers staring at an error message rather than collecting cash.…

What the Dell? Qumulo slips into PowerEdge servers

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:35
Extends coverage from AWS and HPE to Isilon-slinger

Scale-out filer Qumulo's QF2 software is now available on Dell’s PowerEdge R740xd storage server, a 2U 2-socket Xeon Skylake, all-NVMe flash drive system.…

Baddies of the internet: It's all about dodgy mobile apps, they're so hot right now

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:59
Report lift veil on online fraudsters' current habits

Rogue mobile apps have become the most common fraud attack vector, according to the latest quarterly edition of RSA Security's global fraud report.…

Alibaba and Elastic slingshot searchable, analyticky cloud ... outside China

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:40
That noise was AWS rolling over in its sleep

Alibaba and Elastic, the purveyor of scalable open-source search engine Elasticsearch, are to offer their joint Alibaba Cloud Elasticsearch product outside of China for the first time.…

IoT shouters Chirp get themselves added to Microsoft Azure IoT

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:07
Now your devices can join you in bellowing at Redmond's products

Audio IoT networking firm Chirp has convinced Microsoft to integrate its tech into the Azure IoT platform.…

We've Amber heard a NASty rumour: Marvell man touts private cloud box

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:45
Latticework pushes 'secure' cloudy boxen

A Marvell co-founder's cloud edge firm appears to have thrown its hat in the personal NAS ring with its Wi-Fi-connected Amber product.…

Quantiq slurps asset of Profile Enterprise Solutions

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:16
Bit of M&A action in Microsoft Dynamics world

QuantiQ has snaffled certain assets of fellow Microsoft Dynamics boutique Profile Enterprise Solutions.…

HPE flies low-energy Eagle into National Renewable Energy Lab's data centre

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:13
Uncle Sam's renewable boffins will triple their power in 2019

HPE has been named as supplier of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's new low-energy supercomputer, Eagle, which will power up in January 2019.…

Foreshadow and Intel SGX software attestation: 'The whole trust model collapses'

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:42
El Reg talks to Dr Yuval Yarom about Intel's memory leaking catastrophe

Interview In the wake of yet another collection of Intel bugs, The Register had the chance to speak to Foreshadow co-discoverer and University of Adelaide and Data61 researcher Dr Yuval Yarom about its impact.…

Serverless? It doesn’t have to be all or nothing

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:10
From FaaS to Lambda and beyond...

Events Whether you want to experiment with some new projects, rebuild your organisation from the ground up, or just check you’re already on the right path, you should join us at Serverless Computing London in November.…

Criminals a bit less interested in nicking Brits' identities this year

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:41
ID fraud drops to four-year low

New figures reveal UK identity fraud dropped during the first six months of 2018 to reach a four-year low.…

Meet the LPWAN clan: The Internet of Things' low power contenders

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:08
Licensed to chill or unlicensed to thrill...

Analysis LPWAN - low power wide area network - is the proposed connectivity tech of choice for powering the Internet of Things - and it comes in many flavours. An IDTechEx Research report put it into perspective recently, when it predicted that there will be 2.7 billion LPWAN IoT connections by 2029.…

Microsoft's Chinese chatbot inspired by images to write poetry

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:06
Xiaoice's verse is 'disgusting' say rival human poets

Microsoft’s chatbot Xiaoice does a lot more than other bots. She has presented the weather on live TV and now even composed a book of poems.…

Boffins get fish drunk to prove what any bouncer already knows

The Register - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 02:01
Fish boozing in alcohol and taurine more likely to ignore pals and look for a fight

Can fish get drunk? Yes, apparently.…

Australia's Snooper's Charter: experts react, and it ain't pretty

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:58
A backdoor, or simply throwing all the doors open?

If the Australian government was hoping its encryption legislation would have a smooth run, it'll probably be disappointed. Not only has the exposure draft landed with a political storm, reactions from technologists range from guarded to sharply critical.…

Florida Man laundered money for Reveton ransomware. Then Microsoft hired him

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:03
Former network engineer gets 18 months in the clink

A former Microsoft network engineer will be spending a sojourn behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.…

Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed

The Register - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 19:03
Summertiiiiiime, and the hacking is easy

Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to deliver more than 70 patches with this month's Patch Tuesday batch released today.…