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 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:16:08 GMT Google says Pixel 2's narcoleptic display is being fixed in June update

Wake up, little snoozy

Some Pixel 2 owners are still waiting for a fix for dead screens six months after the issue was first reported.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:46:10 GMT 'No, we are not rewriting Office in JavaScript' and other Microsoft tales

The week's good, bad and weird from Redmond

E3 aside, the team at Redmond were busy last week with a smattering of the good, the bad and the frankly odd.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:13:05 GMT '90s hacker collective man turned infosec VIP: Internet security hasn't improved in 20 years

L0pht luminary Chris Wysopal talks to The Reg

Interview It has been 20 years since Chris Wysopal (AKA Weld Pond) and his colleagues at the Boston-based L0pht* hacker collective famously testified before the US Senate that the internet was hopelessly insecure.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:53:07 GMT Audi chief exec arrested over Dieselgate car emissions scandal

Evidence sought on software 'defeat device'

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in Germany over the software-enabled Dieselgate emissions scandal, according to reports.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:19:07 GMT Brit mobile phone users want the Moon on a stick but then stay on same networks for aeons

How does that work?

Chinese brands have been eyeing Western markets for some time, but in the UK customer inertia means many punters stick with what they know.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:43:09 GMT Pwned with '4 lines of code': Researchers warn SCADA systems are still hopelessly insecure

How Shamoon and Stuxnet et al ran riot

BSides Industrial control systems could be exposed not just to remote hackers, but to local attacks and physical manipulation as well.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:56:53 GMT What can you do when the pup of programming becomes the black dog of burnout? Dude, leave

Hey, friend. It's not your fault

The DevOps community is focused on this thing called "culture". By this, I always take them to mean the processes, norms, and HR policy that an organization has in place.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:10:10 GMT It's roundup time – like scouring the local paper for pics of your kid, but with storage firms

This week among the lucky parents, GridGain, Memblaze and Western Digital. Well done

Storage companies big and small are always announcing something or other big and small, whether that's sick new tech, astonishing customer numbers or an incremental update to software that is going to totally revolutionise the way you stash data.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:29:10 GMT What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

Language creator calls proposals 'insanity'

Interview Earlier this year, Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++, managing director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley, and a visiting professor of computer science at Columbia University in the US, wrote a letter inviting those overseeing the evolution of the programming language to “Remember the Vasa!”…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:01:04 GMT Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century

The user you really don’t want to mess with is a vigilant loyalty points herder

Who, me? Why hello there Monday! And hello, therefore, to a new instalment of “Who, me?”, The Register’s column in which readers confess to their c*ckups.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:28:09 GMT Google cuts price of cloudy interconnects from partners

If you can't get to a POP yourself, this plan's for you

Google has formally launched its Partner Interconnect product, priced for customers too small to afford 10 Gbps interconnect links.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:03:07 GMT Tintri teeters on the edge of oblivion

Management faces the ghoulish and grisly truth

Storage array supplier Tintri is circling the drain as it issues preliminary first fiscal 2019 quarter results and issues dire warnings, really dire warnings, about its prospects.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:02:12 GMT AWS seeks ‘startup launch’ experience for end-user services

We smell a cloudy challenge to Citrix and VMware – and maybe Microsoft and Google

AWS looks to be up to something in the end-user computing market.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:02:13 GMT US-CERT warns of more North Korean malware

'Typeframe' springs from the same den as 'Hidden Cobra'

The United States Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has warned against another malware campaign it says originates from North Korea.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:29:39 GMT Linux literally loses its Lustre – HPC filesystem ditched in new kernel

Version 4.18 rc1 also swats Spectre, cuddles Chromebooks

Linux has literally lost its Lustre – the filesystem favoured by HPC types has vanished in the first release candidate of version 4.18 of the Linux kernel.…

 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:01:31 GMT FACE/OFF: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission bins NEC-built biometrics project

Meanwhile there's 15 other $10m-plus IT projects wobbling down Canberra way

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has unplugged a biometric identification project.…

 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:23:05 GMT Google cloud VMs given same IP addresses ... and down they went

Yikes! And the fix is to delete and rebuild the VM.

Google gave some of its cloud customers a rotten weekend by breaking a bunch of virtual machines.…

 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:41:32 GMT Do NetAdmins like snacks? Asking cos here's a dish of tasty network news nibbles

Juniper's new routers emerge, Google QUIC-ens gets load balancing for HTTPS and more

Roundup Be nimble, be QUIC: Google's added secured load balancing support to its QUIC protocol.…

 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:57:09 GMT Silk road adviser caught, Kaspersky sues Dutch paper, and Vietnam's tech clampdown

Also, Weight Watchers is light on security

Roundup This week included a big Patch Tuesday bundle, a fresh fine for Yahoo!, and yet another Intel bug that potentially exposes sensitive kernel information.…

 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:03:06 GMT AI military upstart attacked by Russian malware, Twitter fires up TensorFlow, and more

Including bad news for IBM Watson Health

Roundup Welcome to this week's AI news bites, picking up the bits besides everything else we've written about.…

 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:00:08 GMT UN's freedom of expression top dog slams European copyright plans

Rapporteur David Kaye not impressed with Article 13

The campaign against a key aspect of new European copyright legislation has picked up a significant backer: the United Nations' freedom of expression expert.…

 Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:09:57 GMT Boffins offer to make speculative execution great again with Spectre-Meltdown CPU fix

Good thing too because Intel's planned chip changes may break Google's Retpoline

A group of computer science researchers has proposed a way to overcome the security risk posed by speculative execution, the data processing technique behind the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:09:55 GMT Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more

'You want a war? Well done, you've got one' replies China

The Trump administration is moving forward with its plans to implement tariffs on Chinese goods coming into America. On Friday, it published a list of products totaling $34bn that will be subjected to a 25 per cent charge to importers, and another $16bn worth of goods that could be added to the list.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:32:46 GMT Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

Tapplock: Once, twice, three times a screwup

Video It's never easy to crack into a market with an innovative new product but makers of the "world's first smart fingerprint padlock" have made one critical error: they forgot about the existence of screwdrivers.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:12:52 GMT Jawbone bods allegedly jogged off to Fitbit with secret gadget blueprints

Staffers accused of swiping trade secrets face criminal charges

Six former and current Fitbit staffers have been accused of stealing trade secrets from rival gizmo-slinger Jawbone.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:55:17 GMT Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

Crowdfunder asks to be reimbursed on behalf of backers

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has revealed to The Register that it has set its lawyers on flailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:45:06 GMT Sir, you've been using Kaspersky Lab antivirus. Please come with us, sir

US govt bans agencies from using Russian outfit's wares

The US government issued an interim rule this morning prohibiting agencies from using products or services that have pretty much anything to do with Kaspersky Lab.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:23:05 GMT DeepMind Health told to explain business model, relationship to Google

Review panel: We don't think AI firm has a hidden agenda, but…

Alphabet-owned AI company DeepMind Health needs to clarify its relationship with Google and explain how it plans to turn a profit, the firm's independent review panel has said.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:43:07 GMT Former FBI boss Comey used private email for official business – DoJ

'I did not have an unclassified FBI connection at home that worked'

Former FBI director James Comey was using Gmail for FBI business while overseeing the controversial probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as US Secretary of State.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:33:14 GMT Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

The land of the cuckoo clock* brings you more endearingly cuckoo rules

A Swiss police force has decreed that up to an hour of car-horn beeping during the football World Cup will be officially tolerated by the famously pernickety nation.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:59:11 GMT CIOs planning to snub Oracle for other cloudy vendors – analyst

Drop for Big Red shares as biz prepares to announce Q4 financial results

Oracle stock has been downgraded by JP Morgan based on its CIO survey that didn't paint a rosy picture for Big Red's cloud services business.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:30:10 GMT Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint

UK users waiting for emails to download ponder early start to weekend

Office 365 is suffering a stuttering start to the weekend with UK users complaining this morning that the service has slowed to a crawl or stopped altogether.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:02:10 GMT Drones Bill said to be ready for world+dog's crayons 'this summer'

Public consultation for Blighty's skeletal law inches closer

The UK's long-awaited Drones Bill will be out for public consultation "this summer" - though sources tell The Register that it has been stripped down in order to guarantee a smooth passage through Parliament.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:39:08 GMT Brit super-data-cluster JASMIN set to crank up capacity and capability

Quobyte, Pure Storage and Caringo all helping out

Quobyte, FlashBlade and Caringo will all flower at JASMIN, the UK's environmental science supercomputer site, it has emerged.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:10:12 GMT Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

The dilithium crystals cannae take it, Captain

Here's a surprise. William Shatner wants cryptocurrency miners to use a solar energy company he represents.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:49:06 GMT End-to-end NVMe arrays poised to resurrect external storage

Who needs DAS with RDMA?

Analysis NVMe-over Fabrics arrays are performing as fast as servers fitted with the same storage media – Optane or Z-SSD drives for example. Because NVMe-oF uses RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) then the network latency involved in accessing external storage arrays effectively goes away.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:37:11 GMT Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no turning back – watchdog

UK's National Audit Office slams delays, overestimation of Verify, attitude to claimants

The UK government's embattled Universal Credit programme hasn't delivered value for money and has caused some claimants hardship but is now so embedded there is no alternative but to plough on, the National Audit Office has said.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:01:08 GMT Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

What open-sourcery is this?

Interview Open source had a moral purpose when it was fighting "The Borg", Microsoft, in the 1990s, but then it fell from view. You could say it has found its mojo again, only this time it is about loosening the grip of companies built on ever more intrusive personal data processing: Google and Facebook. One of the biggest but most promising challenges is creating an Android free of Google's data-slurping.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:30:06 GMT ICANN pays to push Whois case to European Court of Justice

Just has to lose GDPR rulings in other courts first

Domain-name system overseer ICANN will spend millions of dollars arguing its GDPR case to the European Court of Justice rather than resolve its own internal disagreements.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:02:04 GMT User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

Citizen sysadmin saved the day after kids got lost without lasers

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, in which The Register brings you readers’ tales of tech support traumas.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:30:06 GMT G Suitened with helping of Google's App Maker

Google pours simple coding tools to deepen dev pool

After a year and a half of gestation in its Early Adopter program, Google's low-code application development environment App Maker has been delivered into the hands of its corporate customers.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:57:08 GMT Xen Project patches Intel’s Lazy FPU flaw

Guest register states are readable, but the patch cavalry has arrived

The Xen Project has revealed that its hypervisor is susceptible to the Lazy FPU flaw found in Intel’s x86 CPUs.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 04:28:02 GMT Would you rather health data or finance data in the cloud?

Hint: health outspends finance outfits two to one, but all vertical IT is heading cloudy. Fast

Healthcare providers are the top users of public clouds, says analyst firm IDC.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:57:25 GMT Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

Claims it’s the least complaint-generating Windows ever

Microsoft’s decided that Windows 10 version 1803, aka the April Update, is now fit for consumption by business users or indeed anyone or anything capable of running Windows 10.…

 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:08:10 GMT AI is cool and all – but doctors and patients don't really need it

According to the American Medical Association at least

The American Medical Association does not believe that using AI is essential in healthcare and will benefit all patients, according to a new report.…

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:32:01 GMT Cisco opens its network automation system to the unwashed masses

Wants to move into the application business

Cisco has opened up its network automation and analytics software, DNA Center, to all-comers.…

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:15:41 GMT Huawei unveils bigger iron KunLun server at CeBIT

A bigger splash from big freaking box of a server, with up to 32 CPUs in a rack

Huawei has unveiled a more powerful version of its top-end KunLun server at CeBIT, amongst a raft of other big iron-ish hardware and software announcements.…

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:54:17 GMT The eyes have it: 'DeepFakes' bogus AI-meddled videos outed by unblinking gaze

Phony vids generated by machine-learning models can be detected

In the last year or so convincing fake videos known as DeepFakes – the product of deep learning-driven facial image manipulation – have been condemned as a threat to democracy, or what's left of it.…

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:34:25 GMT Quantum cryptography demo shows no need for ritzy new infrastructure

Telefónica and Huawei shoot freakin' lasers down existing optical networks for QKD

Telefónica and Huawei have carried out a successful field trial of quantum cryptography on commercial optical networks.…

 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:03:17 GMT Creepy software knows what you are about to do... to that poor salad

Code good for passing the salt, but it won't win you the lottery

A team of scientists at Universität Bonn in Germany has developed not-at-all-creepy software able to predict the future. A few minutes of it, at least.…

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 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:45:00 EDT dhosting Named "Technology Sponsor" of @CloudEXPO NY | @dhosting_com @dhosting_pl #Serverless #DataCenter #Storage
Having been in the web hosting industry since 2002, dhosting has gained a great deal of experience while working on a wide range of projects. This experience has enabled the company to develop our amazing new product, which they are now excited to present! Among dHosting's greatest achievements, they can include the development of their own hosting panel, the building of their fully redundant server system, and the creation of dhHosting's unique product, Dynamic Edge.

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 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:30:00 EDT Dyntrace to Exhibit at @CloudEXPO NY | @Dynatrace @DevOpsSUMMIT #Agile #DevOps #Serverless #CloudNative
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like "How is my application doing" but no idea how to get a proper answer.

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 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 03:00:00 EDT Registration for "Consumer-Driven Contracts" Session Opens | @ExpoDX @AntWeiss #Agile #DevOps #Microservices #CloudNative #Serverless
Consumer-driven contracts are an essential part of a mature microservice testing portfolio enabling independent service deployments. In this presentation we'll provide an overview of the tools, patterns and pain points we've seen when implementing contract testing in large development organizations.

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 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:00:00 EDT CloudEXPO TV: @IBMCloud Keynote at @CloudEXPO Silicon Valley | #BigData #DigitalTransformation
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, discussed how clients in this new era of innovation can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities.

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 Wed, 30 May 2018 06:00:00 EDT Machine Learning Intro | @CloudEXPO #AI #IoT #API #MachineLearning
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (, a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS.

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