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Seaberry carrier board turns a Raspberry Pi into a desktop PC with 11 PCIe slots

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 19:09
It's a bit pricey, though

Fancy a Raspberry Pi 4 in a desktop ITX form factor with 11 PCIe slots? The new Seaberry carrier board may make your wish come true – but for a fairly hefty price.…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint laid low. Not by malware, but by another buggy Windows patch

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 18:01
Only affects Windows Server Core, so that's alright then

A sad-faced Microsoft engineer has had to reset the "Days since we last shot ourselves in the foot" counter at the company's HQ after a security update broke Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows Server Core.…

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Alpine Linux 3.15 bids a fond farewell to MIPS64 support

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 15:29
LTS Linux kernel – check. Once proud RISC contender? Nope

The compact Linux distribution Alpine has gained the latest LTS Linux kernel with the update to version 3.15, but fans must say goodbye to support for the MIPS64 architecture.…

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Desktop bust and custom iPhone 13 Pro made from melted-down Tesla car for the Elon Musk dork in your life

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 14:34
Just $8,300!

Here's one for those with their heads crammed so far up Elon Musk's arse they see the light when he yawns – a desktop bust and custom iPhone 13 Pro design dedicated to the centibillionaire meme machine, both allegedly made from the molten body parts of a Tesla car.…

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AWS chops data transfer fees by massive extension of free tier – 2 months after rival previewed R2 Storage

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 13:29
Customer: 'I should send Cloudflare a Christmas card to say thanks'

AWS has improved its free tier for data transfer, from 1GB to 100GB per month for transfer to the internet, and from 50GB to 1TB for CloudFront, its content delivery network.…

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Academics tell Brit MPs to check the software used when considering reproducibility in science and tech research

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 12:33
It's seldom subject to the same rigour as conventional apparatus

Brit MPs are being encouraged to pay attention to the role software plays as they prepare a report on reproducibility in the science and technology industry, which adds around £36bn to the economy.…

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Autonomy accounts whistleblowers may testify at founder Mike Lynch's US criminal trial

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 11:28
Recent legal wranglings sliced, diced, and dished up for your reading pleasure

As the US government targets Darktrace personnel as witnesses for Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's forthcoming criminal trial, it's also seeking extra evidence from internal Autonomy whistleblowers.…

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ESA's Solar Orbiter will swing past Earth this week – sure hope nobody created a big cloud of space junk up there

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 10:33
Oh wait

Interview "At 12km/s we'd be a really effective [anti-satellite] weapon," Daniel Lakey, Solar Orbiter spacecraft operations engineer at ESA tells The Reg.…

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UK.gov emits draft IoT and smartphone security law for Parliamentary scrutiny

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 09:30
Mandatory vuln reporting, hefty fines for non-compliance

A new British IoT product security law is racing through the House of Commons, with the government boasting it will outlaw default admin passwords and more.…

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Robotaxis freed to charge across 60km<sup>2</sup> of Beijing

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 07:56
Baidu's Apollo tech exits testing phase, so punters must now pay the machine for a ride. Would you?

Poll Sixty square kilometres in Beijing's Economic and Technological Development Zone have been approved for commercial operation of Chinese web giant Baidu's autonomous taxi service.…

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Google advises passwords are good, spear phishing is bad, and free clouds get attacked

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 06:59
Ad giant's first stab at providing the 'world's premier security advisory' starts with the obvious

Google's Cybersecurity Action Team has released its first "threat horizon" report on the scary things it's found on the internet.…

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Giant Japanese corporations to launch bank-backed digital currency

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:58
Central bank and government to observe effort run by railways, telcos, industrial titans, and private banks

A group of over 70 Japanese organisations have decided to create their own blockchain-backed digital currency.…

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Huawei's AppGallery riddled with malware-infected games

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 04:58
Cynos.7 trojan found its way into 9.3 million downloads

Cybersecurity researchers at anti-virus software company Dr Web have discovered a treasure trove of malware-laced Android games on Huawei's AppGallery.…

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US bans Chinese firms – including one linked to HPE’s China JV – for feeding tech to Beijing's military

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 01:11
Other additions to Entity List are accused of helping Pakistan, North Korea make nukes, missiles

The US Dept of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security has added 27 companies to its list of entities prohibited from doing business with the USA on grounds they threaten national security – and one of the firms is associated with HPE’s Chinese joint venture H3C.…

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Kremlin names the internet giants it will kidnap the Russian staff of if they don't play ball in future

The Register - Thu, 2021-11-25 00:44
Nice employees you have, be a shame if something were to happen to them

The Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor has told 13 foreign businesses, predominantly US tech firms, they must set up and/or maintain offices in Russia if they want to keep doing business in the country.…

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Theranos' Holmes admits she slapped Big Pharma logos on lab reports to boost her biz

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 23:10
'I wish I had done it differently' she tells jury in fraud trial

Theranos boss Elizabeth Holmes admitted in court this week she personally added Pfizer and Schering-Plough logos to her startup's presentations while trying to seal a deal with Walgreens.…

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SmartNICs, IPUs, DPUs de-hyped: Why and how cloud giants are offloading work from server CPUs

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 21:09
Where this technology grew from, and what it offers you

Systems Approach The recent announcements from Intel about Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) have prompted us to revisit the topic of how functionality is partitioned in a computing system.…

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Microsoft extends 'outage mode' for Azure Active Directory to bake more resilience into cloudy services

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 19:08
But Redmond has bigger questions to answer regarding Azure architecture

Microsoft hopes to improve the resilience of its cloud services by extending an "outage mode" for Azure Active Directory to cover web as well as desktop applications.…

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AWS claims 'monumental step forward' with optional IPv6-only networks

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 18:04
10 quintillion IP addresses per subnet but expect some pain

AWS customers can now create IPv6-only virtual private cloud (VPC) networks, with the company claiming it is a "monumental step forward" towards the enablement of IPv6 on its cloud.…

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Dell: We and our customers understand the supply constraints now. The 'wildcard is logistics'

The Register - Wed, 2021-11-24 16:32
Over at rival HP, the story is more about building too many Chromebooks and watching demand for them ebb away

The humble PC continues to bring home the bacon for Dell, with shipments to corporate customers going through the roof, in spite of previous worries about shortages and price hikes. But things are less rosy at HP, which has been caught out by the recent collapse in Chromebook orders.…

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