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Talk about left Field: Apple lures back Tesla engineering guru

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:15
And revs up those daft Apple Car rumors

Dan Field, Tesla's VP of engineering, and the man in charge of the Tesla Model 3 until May, is to rejoin Apple, the tech titan confirmed this week.…

You won't believe this but... everyone hates their cable company: Bombshell study lands

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:01
Something to do with ripping you off and treating you like an a-hole while doing so

You almost have to admire the US cable industry's absolute disregard for its own paying subscribers.…

Ethernet Alliance plugs and prays so you don't have to, and other networking morsels

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:09
Microsoft software-defined data centre coming, NVMe-oF kit, play Mist for me and more

Microsoft has said it'll be bringing "software-defined" capabilities to Windows Server in 2019.…

Oracle-botherer Rimini Street throws off credit shackles, plans 'aggressive' sales drive

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:09
Revenues, clients up in Q2 2018

Software support biz Rimini Street said it planned an "aggressive" investment in sales and marketing as it posted a 20 per cent boost in both revenues and client numbers.…

Extreme Networks? Extreme Share Price Crash, more like

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:09
Misses Wall Street numbers by circa $1m

Extreme Networks’ share price almost halved after its Q4 financials hit the wires on Wednesday, in spite of the US network infrastrucutre kit-maker reporting a double-digit bounce in turnover. It serves as a timely reminder that tech companies miss Wall Street forecasts at their peril.…

NHS Digital offers half a million quid for new GP procurement framework

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:37
Says modular approach will bring new business to market

The NHS plans to offer £450,000 to a firm that can replace the outdated contractural framework used to supply IT systems and services to GP practices with a new, modular IT framework.…

Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:59
Service Provider gros fromage and marketer leave biz

A former Brocade marketer turned Cisco veep is leaving the networking kinpin, along with another veep who ran the service provider division.…

Hi-de-Hack! Redcoats red-faced as Butlin's holiday camp admits data breach hit 34,000

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:22
Staff opened phishing email

Holiday camp and British institution Butlin's has admitted 34,000 visitor records have been compromised.…

Intel hands first Optane DIMM to Google, where it'll collect dust until a supporting CPU arrives

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:48
Leaked roadmap emerges, still full of holes

+Comment Intel has ceremonially "shipped" its first Optane DIMM to Google, despite no Xeon CPU support.…

Congresscritters want answers on Tillerson's rm -rf /opt/gov/infosec

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:18
Reps probe Rex's wrecking ball job on crucial Cyber Issues office

US House Democrats are asking Republicans to subpoena the State Department over its decision to shut down a key government cybersecurity office.…

Devon County Council techies: WE KNOW IT WASN'T YOU!

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:56
Head of education letter littered with mistakes, blames 'IT printers' for bad spelling

Devon County Council has pointed the finger of blame at a "new IT printing system" for a letter littered with spelling mistakes that informed a father he was being fined for taking his son out of school in term time.…

Can, can, can you buy it, CANCOM? Brexit's made it cheap(er), man: Firm inks OCSL deal

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:24
Pre-Brexit bargain to be used as UK hub

Munich-headquartered integrator CANCOM has confirmed to the German stock exchange that it is buying British enterprise tech supplier OCSL for £29m in cash and shares.…

Clap, damn you, clap! Samsung's Bixby 2.0 AI reveal is met with apathy

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:55
Maybe the audience needed the teleprompter?

Comment When Samsung's veep of artificial intelligence strategy, the enigmatic Ji Soo Yi, demonstrated Bixby 2.0 at the chaebol's Galaxy event yesterday, he had to prompt the audience for applause. "You can clap," he urged the attendees after stunned silence met another new feature.…

Google Spectre whizz kicked out of Caesars, blocked from DEF CON over hack 'attack' tweet

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:20
'Chaos specialist' Linton thrown out of hotel after quip backfires

At midnight on Thursday, Matt Linton, a senior Google bod who was one of the key players in sorting out the Spectre CPU security hole mess, went to his hotel room in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas – and found his key no longer worked.…

Off-colour tweet earns Google’s Spectre whizz a midnight eviction from Caesars and DEF CON

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:20
Last year Hutchins, now Linton targeted

Black Hat/DEF CON At midnight on Thursday Matt Linton, a senior Google engineer who was one of the key players in sorting out the Spectre security hole mess, went to his hotel room in Caesars Palace and found his room key no longer worked.…

UK taxman told: IR35 still isn't working in the public sector, and you want to take it private?

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:51
Status-checking tool isn't fit for purpose, and then there's Brexit

The UK's taxman, HMRC, is under pressure to rethink "short-sighted" plans to extend IR35 tax reforms to the private sector and scrap its "unfit" assessment tool as a consultation on the matter closes today.…

Ex-VMware veep loses attempt to throw out his own $1.5m legal win

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:19
Strange things indeed happen in Californian courts

A former VMware veep who claimed tens of millions of dollars from the virtualization company over whistleblower victimisation has lost his legal attempt (PDF) to throw out a $1.5m arbitration award made in his favour.…

Hackers can cook people alive using sat-comms 'microwave oven' death rays – claim

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:48
Planes, ships, military equipment at risk

Black Hat Four years ago, IOActive security researcher Ruben Santamarta came to Black Hat USA to warn about insecurities in aircraft satellite-communication (SATCOM) systems. Now he’s back with more doom and gloom.…

It's 2018 and I can still hack into sat-comms gear, sighs infosec dude

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:48
Planes, ships, military equipment at risk says IOActive's Santamarta

Black Hat Four years ago, IOActive security researcher Ruben Santamarta came to Black Hat USA to warn about insecurities in aircraft satellite-communication (SATCOM) systems. Now he’s back with more doom and gloom.…

Phased out: IT architect plugs hole in clean-freak admin's wiring design

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:12
In server rooms, neat doesn't trump functionality

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, El Reg's weekly column that offers readers the chance to vent about their co-workers' ineptitude.…

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