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An AI a day keeps the doctor away... Neural net software gets better at clocking cancer tumors

30 min 53 sec ago
Unclear if Baidu's tech really is better than a human medic

Baidu's AI researchers have built an algorithm that can spot cancerous tumors in breast tissue using a method that doesn’t rely solely on neural networks.…

Mellanox flushes three directors at behest of activist investor

1 hour 57 sec ago
And agrees to do better or it'll have to hand over more board seats

Mellanox has come to terms with the activist investor that's been stalking the company since 2017.…

(Cryptographically) sign me up! Android to take bad app checks offline

1 hour 29 min ago
Can't get a network connection? No problem, Google OS will still be able to check signatures

Google says Android will no longer require an internet connection to check whether applications are legit or potentially malicious.…

New Windows Server preview ships with an AI crystal ball

2 hours 37 min ago
Adds ‘System Insights’ to predict future capacity requirements, but Hyper-V 2019 remains mysterious

Microsoft’s popped out another preview of Windows Server 2019, Build 17692 to be precise.…

PayPal reminds users: TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 are longer optional

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:52
Insecure connections will break after June 30th. And it's acquired Hyperwallet, too

PayPal has reminded merchants that they must support TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 by June 30.…

Virtual reality meets commercial reality as headset sales plunge

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:58
But growth is imminent as businesses buy and build VRs, and consumer kit improves

Shipments of virtual reality kit have plunged, but growth is just around the corner.…

Telstra reveals radical restructure plan

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:14
Tel-colossus to shed 8,000 jobs, create new infrastructure company

Australia's dominant telco, Telstra, will cut 8,000 jobs, flatten its structure by slicing up to four layers of management, turn 1,800 consumer products into 20 (with a similar reduction in the number of enterprise products later), and put its infrastructure into a separate division that could be sold off in the future.…

HPE CEO pledges $4 billion Edge R&D splurge

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:45
Want a world with 'millions of clouds distributed everywhere'. Running HPE kit, natch

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will make a US$4bn bet on edge computing, CEO Antonio Neri confirmed at the Discover CIO conference in Las Vegas today.…

Oracle: Think our DB sales are great now? Wait until we actually get the new product out!

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:08
'Autonomous' database cash haul just ramping up – Larry

Oracle has capped off a solid fiscal year and is predicting big things to come for its database line in the coming 12 months.…

AT&T sends in startup shill to shake up Cali's net neutrality safeguards

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:53
Oh look it's 'tech startup advocacy group' CALinnovates again

Analysis A group claiming to represent the interests of California's tech startups has argued that the US state should allow so-called zero rating services, despite the negative impact it would have on tech startups.…

CEO of struggling storage biz Tintri quits

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:07
SEC filing shows company up the creek and sans paddle

Thomas Barton - CEO of struggling storage array supplier Tintri - has resigned, leaving the company leaderless as it heads towards running out of cash by the end of the month.…

Facebook floats BOLT to jolt code out of bit bloat

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:50
Network open sources Linux command-line tool for optimizing large binaries

Facebook has open sourced a binary optimization and layout tool, itself optimized into the acronym BOLT, in the hope it can make large applications faster.…

Public, private, hybrid cloud? Take a dip in our GreenLake HPE urges

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:26
If you could buy some hardware too that would be great

At its Discover conference on Tuesday Hewlett Packard Enterprise rolled out a managed service for private, public and hybrid clouds starting with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack.…

Microsoft Azure Europe embraces the other GDPR: Generally Down, Possibly Recovering

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:24
We're three hours and counting into outage

Microsoft Azure has tumbled over in northern Europe, and services have effectively stayed down for unlucky customers for at least three hours today.…

AI caramba! Nvidia devs get a host of new kit to build smart systems

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:41
Kubernetes for GPUs, a PyTorch extension, TensorRT 4, and much, much more

Nvidia has released a bunch of new tools for savvy AI developers in time for the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday.…

Verizon promises to stop selling customer location data... for now

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:50
But T-Mobile and Sprint? Not so much

Verizon has promised to stop selling user location data to third parties in response to a privacy campaign by US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).…

Apple takes $9m kick down under after bricking iPhones

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:33
Victory for the right to repair crowd, but a flea bite for Apple

Apple is facing a $9m (AUS) slap-on-the-wrist for kicking out a firmware update that disabled some repaired iOS devices in Australia.…

Visa pins payment problems on 'very rare' fault in data centre switch

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:29
European boss says 10% of attempted transactions failed

Visa has said that a “very rare” partial failure that stopped a backup switch in one of its two data centres from activating was the root cause of the incident earlier this month that saw millions of transactions declined.…

Cisco snags potential customer-sniffing biz for an undisclosed sum

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:51
OEM partner July Systems' tech tracks in-store punters by Wi-Fi

Cisco is to slurp up cloudy indoor location services biz July Systems to add to its Wi-Fi platform and boost customer experience capabilities.…

Shiny new Capita boss to I know you are but what am I?

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:59
Jon Lewis challenges MPs over KPIs on in-house projects

The boss of troubled outsourcer Capita has painted a glossy coat on its woes to MPs, while attempting to turn the spotlight on the government – as the firm sold off a £160m chunk of business and bagged yet another Whitehall contract.…