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 Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:12:03 GMT Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS

Says it will give people $100,000 to ditch their smartphone. It won't

It's your lucky day: sugary soft drink maker Vitamin Water has said it will give you $100,000 if you are able to give up your smartphone for a year.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:18:14 GMT Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

Utter asshats pull seven-figure heist on Save the Children Foundation

A group of criminal asswipes have managed to steal $1m from the Save the Children Foundation.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:59:08 GMT An AI system has just created the most realistic looking photos ever

Computers are getting better at generating pictures of humans. This will go down well.

AI systems can now create images of humans that are so lifelike they look like photographs, except the people in them don’t really exist.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:29:50 GMT One year on after US repealed net neutrality, policymakers reflect soberly on the future

Don't be daft, of course they haven't, we're still in Crazytown USA

Analysis One year ago today, the FCC passed a controversial measure that undermined its own rules, passed just two years earlier, over net neutrality.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:51:01 GMT Stop us if you've heard this one: Facebook apologizes for bug leaking private photos

Data gathering biz still having trouble keeping data secure

Facebook on Friday apologized for a bug that may have exposed exposed private photos to third-party apps for the 12 day period from September 13 to September 25, 2018.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:00:05 GMT Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

Long-standing cloud enemies to do battle in the courts

AWS has intervened in Oracle's lawsuit against the Pentagon's plans to award a $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:00:12 GMT Hot on heels of 2.0, Vivaldi 2.2 adds tab session management among other goodies

But built-in email and mobile clients still works in progress

Only months after reaching the 2.0 milestone, the independent Chromium-based browser Vivaldi has added a bunch of useful features.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:00:07 GMT ZipRecruiter has been flying low: User email addresses exposed to unauthorised accounts

Looking for work? Spammers could well be looking for you

Tinder for job-seekers ZipRecruiter has copped to a data breach after the names and email addresses of job-seekers were flung to the wind in a permissions screw-up.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:05 GMT Better get cramming... Xamarin University due to close early next year

Orphaned cross-platform code students, your new home is Microsoft Learn

Cross-platform dev darling Xamarin is to shutter its online University in favour of Microsoft Learn as its absorption into the Windows giant continues.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:00:11 GMT Cloud giants, enterprise refreshes keep storage market poppin': Global sales up 20% in Q3

IBM and Hitachi fail to surf crest of spending wave as rivals seize the day

IDC's Q3 storage tracker numbers show a tier of the tech industry growing by almost a fifth versus the same period a year ago, though not all of the big players are keeping pace. Looking at you IBM and Hitachi.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:00:09 GMT Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

All the better to sell you stuff

Smart speakers will listen for your farts, yawns and sneezes and analyse it to sell you stuff, a British AI company hopes.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:00:07 GMT Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

No one knows if recruitment system will be usable once contract ends in 2022

The British Army has missed its recruitment targets by between 21 and 45 per cent each year since 2013 because of a botched project with Capita, according to a damning report released today.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:00:09 GMT Ofcom asks networks, ISPs: Hey, wouldn't it be nice if you let customers know the best deal once their contract's up?

You know, they've paid for the phone a few times over now...

UK regulator Ofcom wants ISPs and networks to tell customers when their contract is up and inform them of better deals. The consultation (PDF) was launched today alongside a review of broadband prices.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:00:13 GMT Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

The Windows Christmas Jumper Day Update is here!

Those whacky guys on the Windows team have taken time out from slapping plasters all over Microsoft's flagship OS to slip a special Christmas gift under the tree of the faithful.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:00:14 GMT If most punters are unlikely to pay more for 5G, why all the rush?

5G is like 3G, except this time they mean it

Analysis 5G is a technical and economical miracle that you cannot help but admire. Soon our streets will be drenched in high-speed connectivity as all kinds of far-out radio boffinry get commercialised, productised, and deployed for something useful. Many billions of pounds of other people's money will be spent here. But the mobile networks are haunted by an awkward economic reality: for all the 5G razzle-dazzle, most punters just won't pay more for it.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:15:10 GMT The future is bright, the future is NVMe

It's time has come

Promo Technical work on the first spec for Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) began in 2009 with a first version released two years later. A decade on, NVMEe’s time has come.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:44:12 GMT A Christmas classic: Cloudera founder asks staff to stay another day

But y'know, maybe we will terminate positions post-merger if there's a business case

Cloudera founder Mike Olson has asked staffers to turn down recruiters' advances ahead of the firm's merger with Hortonworks – despite acknowledging there could be layoffs.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:06:06 GMT So you want to archive our enterprise data? Well, let's see where you fall on Gartner's magic square...

Surprise, surprise, the execs want someone SaaSy

Mimecast headed up a crew of the usual suspects – which included Proofpoint and Microsoft – in the leaders' square of the latest Gartner magic quadrant that ranks enterprise information archivers.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:29:11 GMT Time for a cracker joke: What's got one ball and buttons in the wrong place?

The user in this On Call would prefer we didn't tell...

On Call How many sleeps 'till Christmas? We don't care, because here at El Reg, we count in On Calls, and we can tell you there are plenty to come, so fret not.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:01:07 GMT Razer offers freebies to gamers who descend into its coin mine

Generate made-up currency in exchange for a different made-up currency

Gamer hardware specialist Razer is asking customers to turn their graphics cards into cryptocurrency miners in exchange for rewards points.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:09:30 GMT Sidecar drags itself out the grave, sues Uber for putting it there

Cab hailing app accuses rival of predatory prices and fake bookings

An early entrant to the cab-hailing app market, Sidecar, has sued Uber claiming the cab giant used predatory pricing and fake bookings to put its rival out of business.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:50:07 GMT US bitcoin bomb threat ransom scam looks like a hoax say FBI, cops

Extortion scheme gets national attention but not much in the way of funds

Police departments around the US say they've been apprised of emailed bomb threats seeking payment in cryptocurrency or else explosions will ensue.…

 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:10:49 GMT Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes

*Okay so it will be here for another billion years or so but it's shrinking faster than normal

Somewhere in the Cancer constellation lies a mini-Neptune sized planet that is disappearing at rate faster than ever seen before, according to research published in Astronomy & Astrophysics on Thursday.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:38:23 GMT US elections watchdog says it's OK to spend surplus campaign cash on cybersecurity gear

Congresscritters now have one less excuse for getting pwned

The US Federal Election Commission has officially voted to allow members of Congress to use their campaign funds on cybersecurity protection.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:55:22 GMT Postmates plans rollout of autonomous delivery robots in US

Wheeled robo-containers called Serve headed first to LA

Delivery biz Postmates on Tuesday showed off a wheeled robotic box named Serve that should soon start showing up in cities around the US, carrying goods for customers.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:05:13 GMT Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

Ingenious device, or fake bomb from 1980s cop movie?

Police in London have put away a fraudster who was using a bizarre homemade device to con people out of the contents of their bank accounts.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:51:34 GMT The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

Well, in one respect anyway

Microsoft may have taken the decision to ditch the Edge's browser engine for Google's Chromium too soon.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:23:05 GMT Apple to splash $10bn raisin' American bit barns

Cupertino pats own back for forking over dollars in home country

Apple has said it will spend $10bn on data centres in the US over the next five years, and will set up a new $1bn campus in Texas.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:38:40 GMT Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists

SpaceShipTwo goes faster and higher than ever before

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took its first trip into space today as the company launched the reusable rocket-powered craft on its fourth test flight above the Mojave desert in southern California.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:26:12 GMT Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech

Orange, DT's plan to take on firms that create 'competitive asymmetries'

Comment Nothing sums up Europe's tech dilemma like the deep and meaningful partnership two of its biggest telcos touted this week. The CEOs of Orange (Stéphane Richard) and Deutsche Telekom (Timotheus Höttges) see more than €120bn a year flow through their combined cash tills. The two were on stage at Orange's innovation showcase in Paris to team up on AI, and they had a mission.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:48:14 GMT UK spam-texting tax consultancy slapped with £200k fine

Generic privacy policies won't get you valid consent, says ICO

A London firm that sent 14.8 million spam SMSes without consent has been fined £200,000 by the UK’s data protection watchdog.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:07:06 GMT 'Exclusive swag' up for grabs as GitLab flings bug bounty scheme open to world+dog

Don't worry, there are cheques, too

DevOps outfit GitLab has opened its bug bounty scheme to world+dog, having paid out $200,000 last year and fixed "nearly 200 vulnerabilities reported to us".…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:56:07 GMT Godmother of word processing Evelyn Berezin dies at 93

Office revolutionary developed the hefty Redactron

Obit The remarkable Evelyn Berezin, founder of Redactron, a company that successfully sold word processing systems in the early 1970s, has died aged 93.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:02:12 GMT Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick

Job opening at Redmond points to new consumer services

Fire up the steam-powered speculation machine! A consumer-focused Microsoft 365 subscription is inbound.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:24:09 GMT Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off

Swifties' faces scanned against DB of 'known stalkers' at US gig – reports

Spotify's one-time nemesis Taylor Swift has reportedly used controversial facial recognition tech on fans while they've been getting down to her sick beats.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:35:53 GMT Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

All your activity are belong to us

Updated A feature introduced in the April 2018 Update of Windows 10 may have set off a privacy landmine within the bowels of Redmond as users have discovered that their data was still flowing into the intestines of the Windows giant, even with the thing apparently turned off.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:11:17 GMT CLL '19 to span DevOps, Containers, Continuous Delivery and Serverless

Agenda is set, blind bird tickets going soon

Events We'll be revealing the first tranche of speakers for Continuous Lifecycle 2019 next week, meaning you have just days to save hundreds of pounds with our blind bird ticket offer.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:10:06 GMT The eulogising of The Mother Of All Demos at 50 is Silicon Valley going goo-goo for gurus again

Doug Engelbart retrofitted for mystical bullsh!t

Comment There was a time, happy days, when no one wanted to read about the titans of tech. Or so the editors at the newspapers thought.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:10:13 GMT Oxford startup magics up metamaterials for next-gen charging

It doesn't make you invisible, but it could make powerups less painful

Imagine throwing your phone onto a car dashboard or table, knowing it'll power up. And imagine that tabletop or dashboard powering up several randomly aligned devices at once. Above an unassuming street in Oxford, engineers are ironing out the problems.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:01:12 GMT UK white hats blacklisted by Cisco Talos after smart security code stumbles

Cisco gracefully says it won't charge for the privilege

UK security training company Hacker House briefly had its site blocked after being mistaken for malware by Cisco's security wing Talos' smart "threat intelligence" software.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:01:12 GMT When it comes to AI research the West is winning, the East is rising and women are being left behind

Annual AI Index report shows competitive times ahead

The US and Europe might be top dogs in machine learning at the moment, but the East is catching up fast, helped by massive government spending.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:03:23 GMT Phew, galactic accident helps boffins explain dark matter riddle

Texan-led team find ancient oddity that's full of the stuff

An accidental discovery by a team of astronomers has helped answer one of the burning questions about dark matter and where it came from.…

 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:15:41 GMT Huawei exec out of jail, just as US accuses China of Marriott hack

Tensions continue to build between two countries

The trade tensions between the US and China continue to build as American officials have accused Beijing of backing the massive Marriott data breach.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:18:54 GMT Kubernetes has become 'boring' and that's good, Google tells devs

Thrill-seeking infrastructure devs accept end of caffeine-fueled ops frenzy with murmur

Kubernetes "is now very, very boring," declared Janet Kuo, software engineer at Google, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:47:10 GMT Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures

And the FCC and AT&T claim everything is hunky dory

Just how much do you hate Comcast? Enough to spend $1m of your own money to escape its clutches?…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:37:21 GMT It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz

Sharpshooter takes aim at critical infrastructure

Hackers are targetting critical infrastructure providers, including nuclear power and defense agencies, in what may be a state-sponsored attack that's hiding behind North Korean code.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:34:56 GMT Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

State TV can't decide whether it was duped or not

Video Every year Russia holds – and broadcasts on state television – a tech showcase of its latest products for an audience of hundreds of school kids.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:00:14 GMT Hole-y ship: ISS 'nauts take a wander to crack Soyuz driller whodunnit

In Soviet Russia, comrade find small hole by making much bigger hole

Spacewalking cosmonauts clambered outside the ISS yesterday to get an external view of the mystery hole drilled into the Soyuz, which is due to return three crew members to Earth next week.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:30:08 GMT Doubles all round for the server-makers: Market inhales $23.36bn for the quarter

Dell EMC, HPE and ODMs frolic as cloud rains cash

The continued data centre refresh cycle and seemingly insatiable demand from the big cloud slingers to bulk out their infrastructure saw server vendors make hay while the sun shone in Q3.…

 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:00:06 GMT Thwack... boing: Amazon EFS rival Elastifile flings out multi-cloud file store through Google

Ain't no marketplace like a third-party marketplace

Scale-out software filer supplier Elastifile has buddied up with Google to thrust its NAS file system into Mountain View's Cloud Platform.…


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 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:30:00 EST Gary Arora Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @AroraGary @DeloitteUS #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #DigitalTransformation
92% of enterprises are using the public cloud today. As a result, simply being in the cloud is no longer enough to remain competitive. The benefit of reduced costs has normalized while the market forces are demanding more innovation at faster release cycles. Enter Cloud Native! Cloud Native enables a microservices driven architecture. The shift from monolithic to microservices yields a lot of benefits - but if not done right - can quickly outweigh the benefits. The effort required in monitoring, tracing, circuit breakers, routing, load balancing, etc. for thousands of microservices can become overwhelming. This talk will address strategies to run & manage microservices from 0 to 60 using Istio and other tools in a cloud native world.

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 Sat, 03 Nov 2018 22:30:00 EDT NetApp's Cloud Storage-as-a-Service | @CloudEXPO @NetApp #Cloud #CIO #DevOps #SDN #Serverless #DataCenter
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp’s solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco’s successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching of virtual storage services to its enterprise market.

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 Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:15:00 EDT Announcing @Adobe 2018 @CloudEXPO Partner | @24Notion #Cloud #FinTech #Blockchain #SmartCities
Only Adobe gives everyone - from emerging artists to global brands - everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Adobe Systems Incorporated develops, markets, and supports computer software products and technologies. The Company's products allow users to express and use information across all print and electronic media. The Company's Digital Media segment provides tools and solutions that enable individuals, small and medium businesses and enterprises to create, publish, promote and monetize their digital content.

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 Sat, 27 Oct 2018 15:45:00 EDT Cloud Literacy with @CloudRank at @CloudEXPO Silicon Valley | #Cloud #CIO #AWS #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #APM
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world.

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 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 23:15:00 EDT Damir Bersinic Joins @CloudEXPO NY Faculty | @Azure @DamirB #Azure #Cloud #Serverless #CloudNative
Cloud computing is a goal aspired to by all organizations, yet those in regulated industries and many public sector organizations are challenged in adopting cloud technologies. The ability to use modern application development capabilities such as containers, serverless computing, platform-based services, IoT and others are potentially of great benefit for these organizations but doing so in a public cloud-consistent way is the challenge.

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