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Qualcomm takes a swipe at Apple's build-not-buy culture (because it wants to sell stuff to Apple)

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 04:59
Suggests collaboration with OS suppliers is the best way to innovate, ignoring that Google just designed its own silicon for Pixel 6

Qualcomm has distanced itself from Apple, and took a veiled shot at its rival as it tried to clear the air on its relationship with Google.…

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UK intel chief says MI6 must outsource innovation – and James Bond's in-house 'Q' is nonsense

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 03:56
China is on the march, Russia loves to destabilise, no intelligence agency can stop 'em without help

The head of the UK's secretive Military Intelligence Section 6 agency – popularly known as MI6 – has delivered a rare speech in which he has warned that China, Iran, and Russia use information technology to destabilise rivals, and that the agency he leads can no longer rely on in-house innovation to develop the technologies the UK needs to defend itself.…

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Cisco tells UCS owners they may have a screw loose – in the server chassis

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 01:03
Power supplies are screwed up because they're not all screwed in

Cisco has warned owners of its UCS servers that they may have a screw loose. In the UCS X9508 chassis that houses their servers, that is.…

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AWS unveils Graviton3 Arm chips and more. But the real story is the slide from IaaS to packaged solutions

The Register - Wed, 2021-12-01 00:09
CEO Adam Selipsky takes the stage in Vegas – and may be on a collision course with customers

Re:Invent Adam Selipsky gave his first Re:Invent keynote as AWS CEO on Tuesday, introducing a range of services, and hinting that the cloud giant may move toward more packaged solutions rather than primarily offering infrastructure-as-a-service.…

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Qualcomm crams more smarts into flagship mobile chip: It's the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 23:00
Do you want a smartphone to know you that well?

Qualcomm today will unveil its latest flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, a greatest-hits compilation of the US giant's fastest CPU, GPU, camera, and modem technology.…

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Amazon warehouse staff granted second chance to vote for unionization

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 21:17
US labor watchdog tosses previous failed result in the trash

America's labor watchdog has given workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, another crack at voting for unionization after their first attempt failed earlier this year.…

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It's the flu season – FluBot, that is: Surge of info-stealing Android malware detected

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 20:11
And a bunch of bank-account-raiding trojans also identified

FluBot, a family of Android malware, is circulating again via SMS messaging, according to authorities in Finland.…

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AsmREPL: Wing your way through x86-64 assembly language

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 18:59
Assemblers unite

Ruby developer and internet japester Aaron Patterson has published a REPL for 64-bit x86 assembly language, enabling interactive coding in the lowest-level language of all.…

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Microsoft adds Buy Now, Pay Later financing option to Edge – and everyone hates it

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 17:00
There's always Use Another Browser

As the festive season approaches, Microsoft has decided to add "Buy Now, Pay Later" financing options to its Edge browser in the US.…

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Visiting a booby-trapped webpage could give attackers code execution privileges on HP network printers

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 15:59
Patches available for 150 affected products

Tricking users into visiting a malicious webpage could allow malicious people to compromise 150 models of HP multi-function printers, according to F-Secure researchers.…

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Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 14:55
Parachute snagged on ship's bows

Video Video footage has emerged of a British F-35B fighter jet falling off the front of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after a botched takeoff.…

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Lloyd's of London suggests insurers should not cover 'retaliatory cyber operations' between nation states

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 14:02
And they might attribute cyber attacks if governments won't

Lloyd’s of London may no longer extend insurance cover to companies affected by acts of war, and new clauses drafted for providers of so-called "cyber" insurance are raising the spectre of organisations caught in tit-for-tat nation state-backed attacks being left high and dry.…

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UK competition regulator to Meta's Facebook: Sell Giphy, we will not approve the purchase

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:15
CMA finds that deal would be bad for consumers and tighten Zuck's grip on almost half of £7bn digital ad spend

The UK competition watchdog has ordered Meta, the owner of Facebook, to sell Giphy after deciding purchase of the animated GIF creator platform will damage rivals, consumers and advertisers.…

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You, me and debris: NASA cans ISS spacewalk because it's getting too risky outside

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 12:24
Broken antenna will have to wait as warning comes in less than 24 hours before airlock opening

NASA has delayed a spacewalk scheduled today from the International Space Station amid concerns about debris.…

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Can Rust save the planet? Why, and why not

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 11:34
The snag: This programming language is safe and efficient, but hard to learn, impacting productivity

Re:Invent Here at a depleted AWS Re:invent in Las Vegas, Rust Foundation chairwoman Shane Miller and Tokio project lead Carl Lerche made the case for using Rust to minimize environmental impact, though said its steep learning curve made the task challenging.…

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The climate is turning against owning our own compute hardware. Cloud is good for you and your customers

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 10:45
From the data centre to the desktop, here is the green solution

Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you the reader choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday. During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the poll embedded below, choosing whether you're in favour or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular.

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You loved running JavaScript in your web browser. Now, get ready for Python scripting

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 09:58
All thanks to CPython, WebAssembly, and some clever developers (And yes, there's Pyodide, too)

Python, one of the world's most popular programming languages, may soon become even more ubiquitous as it finds a home within web browsers.…

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Think that spreadsheet in your company's accounts dept is old? 70 years ago, LEO ran the first business app

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 09:30
Mods to the design of EDSAC were 'considerable' says boffin

Seventy years ago this week, LEO, the world's first computer for business, ran one of the first enterprise applications after several experimental test runs.…

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UK privacy watchdog may fine selfie-hoarding Clearview AI £17m... eventually, perhaps

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 08:26
Regulator's 'assertions are factually and legally incorrect' biz tells El Reg

Clearview AI, the controversial startup known for scraping billions of selfies from people's public social network profiles to train a facial-recognition system, may be fined just over £17m ($22.6m) by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).…

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Quantum computing to grow by 50 per cent per year until 2027, when revenue will still be chump change

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 07:56
IDC reckons industry will be worth $8.6B a year – or about a quarter of one Dell quarter

Don't rush to convert your analog computing skills into the quantum realm – analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reckons that in 2027 the annual market for quantum computing globally will still only be worth $8.6 billion. Which sounds like a lot, but really isn't.…

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