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Planet Computers throws Linux fans a bone, improves calls, and adds virty trackpad to Cosmo Communicator

24 min 26 sec ago
Update tips more functionality on gizmo's second display

Planet Computers has updated the Debian-based operating system for its Cosmo Communicator PDA to allow users to place calls from the device's second screen.…

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Node.js 15: What's new, what's coming, and keeping pace with Deno. 'We're not going to reinvent' module ecosystem

1 hour 27 min ago
Michael Dawson, chair of Node.js Technical Steering Committee, talks to The Reg

Interview Popular open-source JavaScript runtime Node.js hit version 15 last week, and to bring us up to date we spoke to Michael Dawson, Red Hat Node.js lead, who is also chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and Community Director of the OpenJS Foundation.…

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One of the world’s most prominent distributed ledger projects has been pushed back by a year

2 hours 3 min ago
Another 12 months on Itanium and COBOL for the Australian Stock Exchange

One of the world’s most prominent planned uses of distributed ledger technology has been pushed back by a year.…

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Equinix joins Arm enthusiasts by pumping out bare metal in not-quite-IaaS offering

2 hours 38 min ago
Ampere CPUs available for automated deployments as data centre giant takes on public clouds

Equinix has joined the ranks of big cloud players offering Arm-powered servers.…

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Someone thought an OpenAI GPT-3 medical chatbot would be a good idea. It told a mock patient to kill themselves

3 hours 23 min ago
We'd rather see Dr Nick, to be honest

Anyone trying to use OpenAI’s powerful text-generating GPT-3 system to power chatbots to offer medical advice and help should go back to the drawing board, researchers have warned.…

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We want YOU to speak at Continuous Lifecycle 2021

4 hours 28 min ago
Call for papers for next year's edition of our DevOps, CI/CD, and container summit is now open

Event Believe it or not, it has been six years since we’ve started the Continuous Lifecycle London conference series with our friends over at Heise Developer.…

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Flash-haters rejoice! Microsoft releases tool to let you nuke Adobe's security horror before support ends

5 hours 12 min ago
Why not get in early before official December 31 demise?

If you’d like to exact righteous vengeance on Adobe’s Flash, Microsoft has given us all a tool to expunge the software ahead of time.…

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Cisco penta-gone from Pentagon as Aruba rolls in a new net

6 hours 26 min ago
3,000 WiFi access points and 150,000 wired ethernet ports

The Pentagon, the colossal office that serves as the headquarters of the United States’ Department of Defence, plans to install 3,000 new WiFi access points and 150,00-plus wired ethernet switches after turfing out old Cisco kit.…

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Trump's official campaign website vandalized by hackers who 'had enough of the President's fake news'

7 hours 59 min ago
Well, that narrows down the list of suspects to just a few billion people

Donald Trump's presidential campaign website was briefly hacked and defaced tonight.…

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India and USA to share high-quality satellite imagery and more under new pact

8 hours 30 min ago
To get a better view of regional hotspots in case things get kinetic

The USA and India have struck a new defence pact that will see the two nations share high-quality spatial data and satellite images.…

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SpaceX’s Starlink finally reveals its satellite broadband pricing for rural America: At $99 a month, it’s a good deal

9 hours 54 min ago
The $499 equipment cost and laggy latency give room for pause

SpaceX’s satellite broadband service Starlink has finally revealed its pricing: $99 a month for speeds that vary between 50Mbps and 150Mbps... plus 500 bucks to buy the necessary equipment.…

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Microsoft's got its head in the clouds: Turns out when we all have to work from home, remote platforms make bank

Tue, 2020-10-27 23:38
Azure revenue up 48 per cent, pretty much everything Redmond makes is up

Microsoft on Tuesday reported $37.2bn in revenue for the first quarter of its fiscal 2021, an increase of 12 per cent year over year and more than investors had anticipated.…

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FCC puts final nails into net neutrality coffin. In a week, America will vote on whether to bury or open it up again

Tue, 2020-10-27 21:22
Regulator’s monthly meeting provided an opportunity to argue all over again

Analysis The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put the final nail into America's net neutrality coffin on Tuesday, approving an order that ties up loose ends from its 2018 decision to “restore internet freedom."…

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Zoom finally adds end-to-end encryption for all, for free – though there are caveats

Tue, 2020-10-27 20:09
Perhaps we can talk about extra security and compromises honestly

Zoom has finally added end-to-end encryption to its video conferencing service at no additional cost for all users, whether they are paying subscribers or not.…

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Touchscreen holdout? This F(x)tec Pro1 X phone with sliding QWERTY keyboard might push your buttons

Tue, 2020-10-27 17:38
Choice of LineageOS and Ubuntu Touch as well as Android

UK smartphone developer F(x)tec has rolled out the second generation of its sliding keyboard phones, the F(x)tec Pro1 X.…

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5 months later, 37.7% of Windows 10 PCs are running the May 2020 Update... Wait, people are still on 1809?

Tue, 2020-10-27 16:36
We'll see how long it lasts as 20H2 starts doing the rounds

While Microsoft celebrates Halloween with scary data deletion stories of Windows past, May's Windows 10 has swiped the popularity prize from its predecessor.…

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Brit accused of spying on 772 people using webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

Tue, 2020-10-27 15:41
'I've seen programmes on American prisons' says wife

A Briton is reportedly fighting extradition to the United States after deploying webcam malware onto hundreds of women's laptops so he could spy on them undressing and having sex.…

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UK regulator Ofcom to ban carriers from selling locked handsets to make dumping clingy networks even easier

Tue, 2020-10-27 14:52
First you could break up by text – next year you can take the phone with you

UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom is introducing new rules that will stop phone companies selling carrier-locked handsets.…

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Advanced Money-making Devices: AMD inks multibillion stock deal for FPGA specialist Xilinx

Tue, 2020-10-27 13:02
Intel rival up 50%+ in revs, profits - just one week after Chipzilla 30% profit plunge

Chipmaker AMD celebrated bonzer revenue and profit jumps for its third quarter ended Sept 26 [PDF] with a $35bn all-stock acquisition of adaptive computing outfit Xilinx.…

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Office 365 for the iPad will feel a little more desktop-ish now Microsoft has tossed it trackpad, mouse support

Tue, 2020-10-27 12:30
Which is proof such fripperies are down to the developer, rather than Apple

Microsoft has finally introduced trackpad support for Office Microsoft 365 on the iPad.…

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