Kubernetes co-founder Joe Beda to kick off Continuous Lifecycle London

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 08:54
K8s in production? We’ve got a workshop on that

We're very pleased to announced that Joe Beda, one of the founders of Kubernetes, will be delivering a keynote at Continuous Lifecycle London in May.…

Cambridge Analytica offshoot cops guilty plea, fined £21k for failing to obey UK information commish

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 08:03
Data regulator notches up another successful prosecution

SCL Elections Ltd, one of the companies linked to scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica, has been fined a total of £21,000 after pleading guilty to not complying with an Information Commissioner's Office enforcement notice.…

Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:36
Includes a £3m discount. Excludes VAT and delivery

Apple's pricing woes do not seem to have worried PC giant Dell, as the flinger of Windows – and occasionally Linux-powered silicon – appears to have unleashed another multimillion-pound laptop on the world.…

Amazon exec tells UK peers: No, we don't want to be dominant. Also, we don't fancy being taxed on revenues

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:12
Of course! It's the public's fault it doesn't look like Amazon coughs up enough – we need to better understand corporation tax

Things would be lot simpler for Amazon if people had a better understanding of corporation tax and didn't think online tracking was so sinister, according to the UK director of public policy for the £634bn online marketplace giant.…

What's 23 times the size of Earth, uncomfortably warm and has astroboffins excited?

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:37
Kepler's successor, TESS, turns up its first three exoplanets

The space telescope launched last year as the successor to NASA's long-running and very successful Kepler turned in three exoplanets in its first three months of observations.…

Real-time OS: Ordnance Survey gets snuggly with Intel's Mobileye

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:03
Missing a bollard? Mappy partnership may help

Britain's Ordnance Survey is beginning to provide businesses with real-time information for the first time – almost.…

Fly me to the Moon, let me play among the stars. Do you think we could get another probe to land on Mars?

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 05:02
2018 was a cracker for spaceflight. Ignoring Galileo

Roundup 2018 was a tremendous year for spaceflight as commercial providers inched closer to carrying passengers and legacy launchers delivered more than a little drama.…

Before dipping a toe in the new ThinkPad high-end, make sure your desk is compatible

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:03
As in, big enough

Lenovo has given its Carbon and Yoga business flagships a makeover – but you won't be able to use one in anger until June.…

Great, you've moved your website or app to HTTPS. How do you test it? Here's a tool to make local TLS certs painless

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:04
Breathe easier knowing you've tested your software properly

A Google cyrptoboffin is close to releasing a tool that will hopefully make all of us more secure online.…

Gyro failure fingered for sending Earth-scrying Digital Globe sat TITSUP (That's a total inability to snap usual pics)

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:28
Two-year-old bird in safe mode

An Earth-imaging satellite that generated $85m in revenue last year for Maxar Technologies' Digital Globe business went TITSUP: a total inability to snap usual photographs.…

Y'know how you might look at someone and can't help but wonder if they have a genetic disorder? We've taught AI to do the same

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 02:05
More suggestive assistant than robo-doc, boffins say

Artificial intelligence can potentially identify someone's genetic disorders by inspecting a picture of their face, according to a paper published in Nature this week.…

Bish, Bash... gosh! Good ol' Bourne Again Shell takes a bow as it reaches version five-point-zero

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 01:26
Trusty command interpreter gains some new toys and a jolly good buffing

In news that will set the hearts of shell fans all a quiver, Bash 5.0 was released this week, replete with a truckload of fixes along with a few new features.…

Killer superbugs in space... are something astronauts on orbiting science lab don't have to worry about right now

The Register - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 01:07
Don't miss ISS's Star Spores: Return of the Fungi

Space isn’t, for now, turning bacteria on the International Space Station into nasty superbugs hellbent on infecting astronauts, according to a study published on Tuesday.…

Make a SAP decision: Apply these security fixes if you're using German giant's software

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:58
11 patches ship on Patch Tuesday

While you were sighing your way through Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, enterprise vendor SAP slid 11 security advisories under your door.…

Welcome to 2019: Your Exchange server can be pwned by an email (and other bugs need fixing)

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:28
Plus, bonus shock: Adobe spares Flash in January patch dump

Microsoft has released the first Patch Tuesday bundle of the year, patching up 49 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities and issuing two advisories.…

Jeep hacking lawsuit shifts into gear for trial after US Supremes refuses to hit the brakes

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:00
Owners claim security vulns have damaged resale price

A class-action lawsuit claiming Fiat-Chrysler knew about, but failed to fix, significant cybersecurity holes in its cars will go to trial in America later this year.…

If you've been dying to run some math on a dinky toy quantum computer, IBM may have something for you

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 16:52
Rentable Q machine has just 20 qubits, but who's counting?

IBM today claimed it will shortly sell the world's first commercial quantum computer – or, more accurately, calculation time on it.…

Drone goal! London Heathrow Airport freezes flights amid quadcopter sighting

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:29
Second UK airport tormented by the annoying little gizmos, apparently

London Heathrow Airport temporarily halted departing flights this evening after a drone was apparently spotted hovering in the area.…

Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people's location data yet again

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:04
Rights warrior ticked off after yet another report of whereabouts being flogged to dodgy geezers

US Senator Ron Wyden is renewing his calls for legislation banning the sale of people's private cellphone location information after yet another report that phone carriers were doing exactly that.…

Double denim? Ha! Now you can go triple denim with Seagate's hipster portable drive range

The Register - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:02
Western Digital's CES lineup a tad more composed

Seagate and Western Digital has of course announced new mobile HDDs, SSDs and data protection facilities at the CES gadgetfest in Las Vegas – and some of Seagate's are clad in a "tactile, textile industrial design". Oo er.…