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Research finds consumer-grade IoT devices showing up... on corporate networks

The Register - 1 hour 14 min ago
Considering the slack security of such kit, it's a perfect storm

Increasing numbers of "non-business" Internet of Things devices are showing up inside corporate networks, Palo Alto Networks has warned, saying that smart lightbulbs and internet-connected pet feeders may not feature in organisations' threat models.…

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Huawei appears to have quenched its thirst for power in favour of more efficient 5G

The Register - 2 hours 5 min ago
Never mind the performance, man, think of the planet

MBB Forum 2021 The "G" in 5G stands for Green, if the hours of keynotes at the Mobile Broadband Forum in Dubai are to be believed.…

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IBM Systems sales sag as revenue growth slows to a crawl – but at least tape did OK

The Register - 3 hours 42 min ago
Big Blue promises mid-single-digit growth is coming, but CEO struggles to explain how.

IBM has blamed another quarter of tepid performance on its servers.…

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Arm teases its GPU that will follow next year's graphics processor tech

The Register - 4 hours 14 min ago
Pushing for a 5x performance boost albeit over a 2018 cousin

Arm has teased an upcoming graphics processor unit, due to be unveiled next year, and said it is tuned heavily for running artificial intelligence code.…

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China to crush secondary market providing forbidden gaming accounts to kids

The Register - 4 hours 42 min ago
Beijing's recent crackdowns on internet behaviour have spawned rebellious entrepreneurs, because of course they have.

China's National Internet Information Office has revisited some of the government's recent internet crackdowns, to put a stop to workarounds such as renting or selling accounts for online games to minors in order to circumvent the three-hours-per-week play time imposed by Beijing.…

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AWS admits cloud ain't always the answer, intros on-prem vid-analysing box

The Register - 6 hours 6 min ago
Panorama appliance packs Nvidia Jetson Xavier AGX and will be sold – not rented like other AWS on-prem kit

Amazon Web Services, the outfit famous for pioneering pay-as-you-go cloud computing, has produced a bit of on-prem hardware that it will sell for a once-off fee.…

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Remember, remember, the 1st of November: The day Dell VMware spun out

The Register - 7 hours 56 min ago
Virtzilla will be just fine – it's finally figured out how to woo developers, and hardware players won't desert it

Analysis Dell and VMware have named the day they'll break up: November 1.…

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Theranos blood-test machine demos for VIPs rigged to hide any failures, court told

The Register - 9 hours 26 min ago
Error messages effectively piped to /dev/null, it is alleged

Theranos blood-testing machines, which US prosecutors claim failed over 51 per cent of the time, provided no indication if things went awry during demonstrations for visitors, a court has heard.…

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Chip shortage forces temporary Raspberry Pi 4 price rise for the first time

The Register - 10 hours 41 min ago
Ten-buck increase for 2GB model 'not here to stay' says Upton

The price of a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer is going up $10, and its supply is expected to be capped at seven million devices this year due to the ongoing global chip shortage.…

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Uncle Sam to clip wings of Pegasus-like spyware – sorry, 'intrusion software' – with proposed export controls

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 22:09
Surveillance tech faces trade limits as America syncs policy with treaty obligations

More than six years after proposing export restrictions on "intrusion software," the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has formulated a rule that it believes balances the latitude required to investigate cyber threats with the need to limit dangerous code.…

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Global IT spending to hit $4.5 trillion in 2022, says Gartner

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 21:03
The future's bright, and expensive

Corporate technology soothsayer Gartner is forecasting worldwide IT spending will hit $4.5tr in 2022, up 5.5 per cent from 2021.…

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Memory maker Micron moots $150bn mega manufacturing moneybag

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 19:55
AI and 5G to fuel demand for new plants and R&D

Chip giant Micron has announced a $150bn global investment plan designed to support manufacturing and research over the next decade.…

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China to allow overseas investment in VPNs but Beijing keeps control of the generally discouraged tech

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 19:03
Foreign ownership capped at 50%

After years of restricting the use and ownership of VPNs, Beijing has agreed to let foreign entities hold up to a 50 per cent stake in domestic VPN companies.…

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We don’t want to be critical, but humans alone aren’t enough to protect your ICS

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 18:00
If you want to know the solution, join this Regcast

Sponsored We know for sure that ransomware attackers and sundry dark forces want to break into critical infrastructure. Ransomware attacks on industrial environments have increased by 500 per cent since 2018.…

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Microsoft unveils Android apps for Windows 11 (for US users only)

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 17:01
Windows Insiders get their hands on the Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft has further teased the arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Android by detailing how the platform will work via a newly published document for Windows Insiders.…

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Software Freedom Conservancy sues TV maker Vizio for GPL infringement

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 16:05
Companies using GPL software should meet their obligations, lawsuit says

The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit which supports and defends free software, has taken legal action against Californian TV manufacturer Vizio Inc, claiming "repeated failures to fulfill even the basic requirements of the General Public License (GPL)."…

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DRAM, it stacks up: SK hynix rolls out 819GB/s HBM3 tech

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 15:13
Kit using the chips to appear next year at the earliest

Korean DRAM fabber SK hynix has developed an HBM3 DRAM chip operating at 819GB/sec.…

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UK's ARIA innovation body 'hasn't even begun to happen' says former research lead

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 14:38
DARPA imitator not doing much after two years of Johnson government

The UK's efforts to copy US government and military innovation outfit DARPA are stalling, according to a leading figure in research and development.…

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Facebook fined £50m in UK for 'conscious' refusal to report info and 'deliberate failure to comply' during Giphy acquisition probe

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 13:49
That rebrand can't come soon enough

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has smacked Facebook with a £50m ($68.7m) fine for "deliberately" not giving it the full picture about its ongoing $400m acquisition of gif-slinger Giphy.…

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Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser

The Register - Wed, 2021-10-20 13:07
A death by a thousand cuts

The Chromium team has finally done it – File Transfer Protocol (FTP) support is not just deprecated, but stripped from the codebase in the latest stable build of the Chrome browser, version 95.…

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