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Hubble space 'scope brings its Cosmic Origins Spectrograph back online

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 06:58
Work continues on code to make the observatory operate happily when control unit message sync glitches out

NASA has successfully restored another instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope.…

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Euro-telcos call on big tech to help pay for their network builds

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 06:16
Aka 'rebalancing global technology giants and the European digital ecosystem'

The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) has published a letter signed by ten telco CEOs that calls for, among other things, Big Tech to pay for their network builds.…

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AI-enhanced frog stem cells start to replicate in entirely new ways

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 05:01
Xenobots scoop up loose cells to make more of themselves. We welcome our new overlords

In January of 2020, scientists from the University of Vermont announced they had built the first living robots; this week they have published reports that those robots, made from frog cells and called Xenobots, can reproduce and have found a new way to do so.…

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Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

The Register - Tue, 2021-11-30 04:27
Spotted the crack after it ended – still not sure what was lost

Japanese industrial giant Panasonic has admitted it's been popped, and badly.…

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HPE sees ‘no indication’ its tech was sold to Chinese military, seeks answers from Uncle Sam on sanctions

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 23:54
In the dark about how New H3C chip org ended up on USA’s naughty list

HPE has said it sees “no indication” its technology has been sold to China’s military…

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James Webb Space Telescope may actually truly launch this century, says NASA

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 21:58
Will it fly by Christmas? Betteridge's law probably applies

The very-much-delayed James Webb Space Telescope is being pumped with fuel and prepared for liftoff after an anomaly knocked back its launch date to no earlier than December 22.…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rebrands himself a 'single point of failure' and quits

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 21:14
That's so Meta

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigned on Monday, anointing CTO Parag Agrawal as the social network company's new chief executive and announcing the elevation of board member Bret Taylor, former CTO of Facebook, to Independent Chair of the Board.…

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How a performance boost in Linux kernel for one family of Intel chips slowed its latest Alder Lake processors

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 20:43
Performance-critical tasks scheduled on efficiency cores, fix emerges

The mixture of performance and efficiency CPUs in Intel's 12th-gen Core processors, code-named Alder Lake, hasn't just been causing problems for some Windows gamers – it almost led to complications for Linux.…

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UK Home Secretary delays Autonomy founder extradition decision to mid-December

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 18:57
Could be a Christmas surprise in store from Priti Patel

Autonomy Trial Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's pending extradition to the US has been kicked into the long grass again by the UK Home Office.…

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Want to buy your own piece of the Pi? No 'urgency' says Upton of the listing rumours

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 17:21
A British success story... what happens next?

Industry talk is continuing to circulate regarding a possible listing for the UK makers of the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer.…

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JetBrains embraces remote development with new IDE for multiple programming languages

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 16:36
Security, collaboration, flexible working: Fleet does it all, says project lead

JetBrains has introduced remote development for its range of IDEs as well as previewing a new IDE called Fleet, which will form the basis for fresh tools covering all major programming languages.…

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Nextcloud and cloud chums fire off competition complaint to the EU over Microsoft bundling OneDrive with Windows

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 15:35
No, it isn't the limited levels of storage that have irked European businesses

EU software and cloud businesses have joined Nextcloud in filing a complaint with the European Commission regarding Microsoft's alleged anti-competitive behaviour over the bundling of its OS with online services.…

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Wind turbine maker Vestas confirms recent security incident <i>was</i> ransomware

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 14:29
10 days after attack 'almost all systems' up and running, refuses to say if ransom was paid

Wind turbine maker Vestas says "almost all" of its IT systems are finally up and running 10 days after a security attack by criminals, confirming that it had indeed fallen victim to ransomware.…

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UK and Ireland S/4HANA migrations accelerated during 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns, figures reveal

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 13:38
User group survey shows concerns linger about support skills for upgrade

UK SAP users stuck with their migrations to S/4HANA during COVID-19 lockdowns this year, according to fresh figures released today. But skills among partners and SAP technical resources are still a worry.…

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UK Space Agency wants primary school kids to design a logo for first Brit launches

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 12:39
Submissions must create a 'sense of pride.' What could possibly go wrong?

Good news for those in the UK with primary school-aged kids and wondering what to do when the next bout of home-schooling hits: design a logo for the first UK satellite launches.…

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Threeshiba: Key Toshiba investor opposes firm's split

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 11:41
3D Investments said plan will result in 'three underperforming companies'

A fund that holds around 7 per cent of Toshiba stock – making it the company's second-largest shareholder – has opposed the Japanese industrial giant's proposed split into three companies, and called for a review of alternative strategies.…

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Renting your IT hardware on a subscription basis is bad for your customers

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 10:45
We're back with another debate you can vote on as we argue back and forth – this time over cloud computing

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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Project Union: Microsoft releases Windows App SDK 1.0, developers try to puzzle it out

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 10:00
Multiple Windows in WinUI 3? Next version. Open source? Maybe one day

Microsoft released the Windows App SDK 1.0 earlier this month, the first full release of "Project Reunion", but there is some confusion about what it is and whether developers need it.…

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Smart things are so dumb because they take after their makers. Let's fix that

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 09:15
IoT still needs its lightbulb moment

Opinion Tech is a great leveller. You can drop £50k on a shiny Tesla and £1k+ on the latest iPhone 13 Max Grunt to unlock it. But if some netops drone located half the globe away misconfigured a server, you're walking home just like a peon with a scratched-up Android and a battered Peugeot who dropped their keys down a drain.…

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When civilisation ends, a Xenix box will be running a long-forgotten job somewhere

The Register - Mon, 2021-11-29 08:30
'Keep it running a few weeks.' Fast-forward 5 years. 'Why'd it break, man!?'

Who, Me? We've all heard the phrase that "best is the enemy of good", but we've all also shoved in that "temporary" solution that ended up being a bit more permanent than we'd hoped. Welcome to the home of duct tape and prayers: Who, Me?

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