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Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants

1 hour 36 min ago
Teardown drills into new design

Apple has applied a prophylactic to its butterfly MacBook Pro keyboard, teardown specialist iFixit discovered after taking apart a model from the refreshed line.…

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Microsoft's TextWorld gives AI a Zork-like challenge

2 hours 37 min ago
Dungeon generator also excellent at training agents in procrastination

How do you train AI agents in language and understanding? Easy – drop them into a Zork-alike dungeon and let then find their own way out.…

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Privacy Shield under pressure as lawyers back MEPs' call for suspension

3 hours 13 min ago
Civil liberties group visits Washington for four-day data and privacy talks

The US is under increasing pressure over Privacy Shield as an EU lawyers' association backed MEPs’ calls for a suspension of the deal.…

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'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey

4 hours 9 min ago
And definitely not copper, argues Cityfibre

Most Brits think ads for “fibre” broadband ought to mean “fibre to the premises” and not “fibre to the cabinet”, according to a survey sponsored by a FTTP company.…

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It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is 3

4 hours 56 min ago
Microsoft's apology for Windows 8 is maturing nicely. Must be time to screw it up again

Sunday is a big day in Vulture Central. No, not the football. Sunday is three years to the day when Microsoft’s apology for the Windows 8 generation was released to computer makers.…

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Machine learning in business? How does that work again?

5 hours 32 min ago
Dive deep with our quartet of workshops

If you want to put machine learning to work in your organisation, you should really consider securing a place at one of the four all-day workshops we’re running as part of MCubed before our early bird ticket offer expires in two weeks time.…

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Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL

6 hours 3 min ago
A decade of technical promise and open-source fall-outs

Ten years ago this month, when Lehman Brothers was still just about in business and the term NoSQL wasn't even widely known, let alone an irritant, Facebook engineers open-sourced a distributed database system named Cassandra.…

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GitHub to Pythonistas: Let us save you from vulnerable code

6 hours 36 min ago
Third language added to security scanner

GitHub's added Python to the list of programming languages it can auto-scan for known vulnerabilities.…

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Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again

7 hours 4 min ago
Trouble started with a boiling battery and got worse when a ladder fell over

Who, me? Welcome once more to “Who, me?”, in which we help Reg readers to unburden themselves by telling anonymised stories of big, bad, mistakes.…

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Intel buys eASIC, because FPGAs aren't always the answer

8 hours 4 min ago
Chipzilla wants more of designers' product life cycle

Intel has acquired fabless designer eASIC, a specialist in the structured ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) business.…

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Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

9 hours 4 min ago
Analytical email, modern web dev tools and more, for both of you who still care

IBM’s effort to make its Notes/Domino platform relevant for the future kicks up a gear this week, as the company prepares a second beta of a new version 10.…

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Report claims AWS will make switches to go after Cisco

10 hours 4 min ago
AWS increasingly accepts hybrid cloud is a thing, but would it really get into support?

Rumours emerged late last week that AWS plans to make and sell white box switches for you to use on-premises.…

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QEMU Qicks out release Qandidate, new Qadence for version 3.0.0

12 hours 4 min ago
Some qode qleanup, some tweaks and also an arbitrary numbering thing

The QEMU machine emulator and virtualizer has decided the time is right to give the world version 3.0 and seems also to have acted on a vow to qlean up its qode.…

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ZTE sends 400 million hostages, gets back in business stateside

Sun, 2018-07-15 23:59
US commerce dept. counts escrow cash, warns it's always watching, Congress still split

Chinese telco kit-maker ZTE is back in business in the USA after doing everything asked of it by the nation’s authorities.…

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Juniper makes a meal of Spectre/Meltdown

Sun, 2018-07-15 22:01
Plus BIND bugs, billion-Euro Nokia deal, and push-to-talk gets LTE-rrific

ROUNDUP Juniper Networks has issued its semi-regular bug-dump, with sixteen advisories arriving late last week. There's a Spectre/Meltdown patch in there, but you need to go looking: it's in the Junos Space management platform, along with various other items.…

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Hope for Hutchins, Navy sinks contractor, there's another Russian hacking scandal, and more

Sat, 2018-07-14 09:07
Also, make sure you update your Juniper kit quickly

Roundup This week, when we weren't watching the football and sobbing uncontrollably, we saw security headaches at NPM and Ticketmaster, and a priest in hot water with cybercrime charges.…

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Montezuma's Revenge still too tough for AI, new Google Brain office, and other bits and bytes

Sat, 2018-07-14 07:03
A wonderful week in machine learning

Roundup Hello, here are some quick AI announcements from this week. A researcher reminds us to be wary of the hype around Montezuma's Revenge, there are some new framework updates from Google and Microsoft, and a new Google Brain office in Amsterdam.…

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Thought two-factor auth completely locks down Office 365? Not quite

Fri, 2018-07-13 23:48
A network's only as strong as its weakest link or worker

Hackers can potentially obtain access to Microsoft Office 365-hosted emails and calendars even if multi-factor-authentication is thought to be in place, we were warned this week.…

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US drug cops snared crooks with pre-cracked Blackberry mobes – and that's just the start

Fri, 2018-07-13 22:49
Same technique being used against ordinary US citizens?

Back in 2013, Canadian John Darrel Krokos got 11.5 years in a US jail for leading a massive cocaine smuggling ring. Two years later, his colleague Zaid Wakil was given a 20-year sentence.…

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

Fri, 2018-07-13 22:30
Extortionists snatch weak passwords to shame victims

Scumbags are trying to extort money from netizens by threatening to leak to friends and family videos of their marks watching X-rated videos.…

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