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Microsoft doles out Office Long Term Servicing Channel for cloud refuseniks

26 min 47 sec ago
Redmond doesn't do things by half – unless it's Long Term Support

Microsoft has grudgingly admitted that not everyone will want to ascend to its cloud with the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) version of its Office cash cow.…

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Sir Clive Sinclair: Personal computing pioneer missed out on being Britain's Steve Jobs

1 hour 33 min ago
Lifelong cost focus was his namesake company's corporate downfall

Obituary Sir Clive Sinclair, the visionary pioneer of computing for the British masses and creator of the legendary ZX Spectrum, has died at the age of 81. His legacy is the British tech scene as we know it today.…

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Punchy Biden-lookalike grandad goes viral for fighting boxing gadget

2 hours 30 min ago
'If you don't get your timing right you get whacked round the back of the head' admits scrappy octogenarian

An 80-year-old Lancashire grandfather has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram in a video featuring him squaring off with a sparring aid for boxers.…

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Something phishy: Tech recruiters jabbed by fake COVID-19 Passport scam

3 hours 41 min ago
Tells clients it is tackling the issue

An IT recruitment agency says a "phishing scam" is behind a fake email sent to its customers with details on how to apply for a "Coronavirus Digital Passport."…

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How long till some drunkard puts a foot through one of BT's 'iconic, digital smart city communication hubs'?

4 hours 51 min ago
Phonebox upgrade dishes out internet and more in Kensington and Chelsea

BT was joined by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Kensington to cut the silk sash on its 21st-century phone box that gives people access to free Gigabit Wi-Fi, rapid mobile phone charging, and free calls if needed.…

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Snowflake doubters voice reservations over data warehouse's attempt to break into financial services

5 hours 45 min ago
On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders

Cloud-based data warehouse darling Snowflake has launched its latest venture into financial services, while Teradata, something of a stalwart in data warehousing for banks and insurers, is attempting to broaden its appeal with machine learning implementations.…

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Consultants' eyes light up as dangles £4bn over 6 years for 'large-scale digital transformation programmes'

6 hours 38 min ago
Phrase is catnip for software market

UK government has tempted the ravenous software and consultancy supply market with £4bn in the name of "large-scale digital transformation programmes."…

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Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it's scientific research in the public interest?

7 hours 21 min ago
Not always, but Swiss team says you can manage the risks

There's a fine line between getting hold of data that may be in the public interest and downright stealing data just because you can. And simply because the data is out there – having been stolen by online intruders and then leaked – does not mean it is right to use it.…

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Amazon UK business swelled by 50%+ in 2020, and taxes soared. Lol, no, it means those paid by its staff

8 hours 8 min ago
Jeff Bezos founded biz at the 'apex of the Big Tech tax avoiders'

Amazon says turnover from business "activities" in Britain went up by more than 50 per cent year-on-year during 2020, but the profit the organisation generated locally is again typically unclear.…

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Stressed-out IT workers, software devs – we're not being funny but have you tried rebooting your breathing?

9 hours 1 min ago
Forget productivity, find a way to unplug and recover

Software developers and IT workers can improve their sense of well-being and their perception of themselves if they partake in mindful breathing, a trio of boffins have found.…

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Still divided on whether teachers, parents or politicians are to blame

9 hours 38 min ago
Can we close the education divide? Maybe, but not by stuffing it with computers and smart boards

Register Debate This week's Register Debate tussled over the motion Technology widens the education divide. The results are in, and as you can see, we have a clear winner.…

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Sometimes we all feel a bit like Shutting Down. So just imagine how tired Windows 7 is

10 hours 22 min ago
So many stuck trains, so many cancellations. Giant blue screen of Nope, we salute you.

Bork!Bork!Bork! Microsoft Windows sums up the spirit of many readers today, in a railway-infused bork from Manchester.…

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So I’ve scripted a life-saving routine. Pah. What really matters is the icon I give it

11 hours 10 min ago
J’appuie sur le starter et voici que je quitte la terre

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Mute the mic. Hide the webcam. Freeze the shared screen. Enable Delivery Mode!…

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Relics from the early days of the Sinclair software scene rediscovered at museum during lockdown sort-out

11 hours 53 min ago
Remember when a games developer could be one guy with a ZX Spectrum?

We like a bit of digital archaeology at Vulture Central so we were delighted to learn that retro-computing enthusiasts at Swindon's Museum of Computing have found games by Dymond Software that were once thought lost.…

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Electron-to-joule conversion formulae? Cute. Welcome to the school of hard knocks

12 hours 54 min ago
Shake, rattle and roll is incompatible with your PABX

On Call There are some things they don't teach you in college, as a Register reader explains in this week's instalment of tales from the On Call coalface.…

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Korea's NAVER Cloud outlines global ambitions, aim to become Asia's third-biggest provider

13 hours 20 min ago
Alibaba is number two in much of the region, but is a bit on the nose right now

Korean web giant NAVER has outlined its ambition to bring its cloud to the world, and to become the third-largest cloud provider in the Asia-Pacific region.…

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Royal Navy will be getting autonomous machines – for donkey work humans can't be bothered with

14 hours 36 min ago
No robot killers 'in my lifetime' says admiral

DSEI 2021 The British armed forces will be using robots as part of future warfare – but mostly for the "dull, dangerous and dirty" parts of military life, senior officers have said.…

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WTF? Microsoft makes fixing deadly OMIGOD flaws on Azure <i>your</i> job

15 hours 25 min ago
Clouds usually fix this sort of thing before bugs go public. This time it's best to assume you need to do this yourself

Microsoft Azure users running Linux VMs in the company's Azure cloud need to take action to protect themselves against the four "OMIGOD" bugs in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) framework, because Microsoft hasn't raced to do it for them.…

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Businesses put robots to work when human workers are hard to find, argue econo-boffins

16 hours 28 min ago
The lure of shiny new tech isn't a motivator, although in the USA bots are used to cut costs

Researchers have found that business adoption of robots and other forms of automation is largely driven by labor shortages.…

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After eight years, SPEC delivers a new virtualisation benchmark

17 hours 26 min ago
Jumps from single-server tests to four hosts – but only for vSphere and RHV

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released its first new virtualisation benchmark in eight years.…

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