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HP's delayed Reverb: Jesus headset dribbles out of the echo chamber and into the channel

1 hour 59 min ago
There were manufacturing problems! Oh, no there weren't! Oh, yes there were!

The great flagship hope of Windows Mixed Reality, the HP Reverb, has finally stumbled its way out the UK gate a month behind schedule.…

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Rough quarter? Just blame falling sales on China and US trade tensions like HPE

2 hours 41 min ago
Customer delay purchaes amid uncertainty, claims CEO

HPE has blamed "trade tensions" between the US and China on customers delaying purchases amid the uncertainty as the company reported yet another quarter of declining sales.…

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What do our IT pro readers make of virtualization in 2019? Here are the poll results, plus our insight and tips

2 hours 59 min ago
Download 'The Economics of Application Platforms' for free today

Sponsored If you dig back through El Reg's archives to 2007 and 2008, you'll find a lot of coverage of how x86 virtualisation was changing the world. The name of the game was server consolidation, and IT teams were waking up to both the cost-saving benefits and the prospect of eliminating a lot of server admin drudgery.…

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Uber JUMPs at chance to dump load of electric bikes across Islington

3 hours 48 min ago
Trial starts in London borough with £25 fine for crap parking

From today folk in Islington, London, can hire an electric bike off Uber rather than a cab.…

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Murdoch-backed adtech startup Unlockd ditches Google lawsuit: That'll be £200k, ta very much

4 hours 29 min ago
Could have been a million times (or pounds) worse

A Murdoch-backed adtech startup that sued Google for anticompetitive behaviour has abandoned its lawsuit – and been landed with a £200,000 legal bill for its troubles.…

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Coverage concerns dog UK Emergency Services Network as boss admits scheme too ambitious

5 hours 14 min ago
Civil servants hauled before spending watchdog again

The UK Home Office has had to once again explain the ongoing Emergency Services Network farrago as part of an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).…

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Headsup for those managing Windows 10 boxen: Microsoft has tweaked patching rules

5 hours 48 min ago
One category to rule them all? Er, maybe not...

Administrators dealing with the rollout of Microsoft's latest and greatest Windows 10 were warned last night that some tinkering of their finely tuned setups would be required.…

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Ofcom to Openreach: Thou shalt prise open thy network for firms targeting biz customers

7 hours 9 min ago
Comms regulator demands BT sub lets more fibre cable layers access its poles and ducts

Ofcom has ordered BT's Openreach to open its telegraph poles and underground ducts to more companies wishing to lay their own fibre networks aimed at business customers.…

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Gee, SEC, how did that get out?! 'Leaked' Tesla email claims big boost in Model 3 production

7 hours 43 min ago
Small comfort to Oracle's Larry Ellison, who's $420m *weyyy* poorer after ill-timed punt

A "leaked" email from Tesla boss Elon Musk to all employees claims the company is now making 900 Model 3 vehicles a day – a whisker (well, 10 per cent) away from its 1,000-a-day target.…

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HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end

8 hours 13 min ago
PC maker's chief bean counter warns Wall Street moneymen of 'constraints' until at least calendar Q3

Intel was wrong, it seems. HP Inc, the world's second-largest PC maker, has forecast that Chipzilla's CPU shortages won't be over by anytime soon – not until at least the third quarter.…

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Let's make laptops from radium. How's that for planned obsolescence?

8 hours 44 min ago
Come on, guys, get a half-life

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Its international reputation trashed by Brexit shenanigans, the UK government has been desperately trying to distract its citizens with a promise to extend the ban on single-use plastic products. It all began with disposable carrier bags. But now they're clutching at straws.…

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Want to train a dragon? You'll need 500 million files, 730TB of data, 54,000 CPU cores...

9 hours 19 min ago
DreamWorks picks Gremlin to create digital dreams

DataStax Accelerate Family favourite DreamWorks Animation has built a cloud platform powered by microservices that uses a graph database and Gremlin query language to guide the production of its films.…

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Microsoft? Oh it's just another partnership, insists GitHub CEO

9 hours 49 min ago
We're a strong, independent company

"GitHub has to be both independent and neutral," CEO Nat Friedman said at the company's Satellite event in Berlin - despite its acquisition by Microsoft in October 2018.…

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Gain clear visibility into your network with app intelligence from Gigamon: We chat to the biz about its tech

10 hours 28 min ago
A new way to ease your path to a digital transformation

Sponsored webcast As applications grow increasingly numerous and complex, it becomes ever harder for organisations to maintain service delivery and ensure good security.…

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Never let something so flimsy as a locked door to the computer room stand in the way of an auditor on the warpath

10 hours 49 min ago
Employees kicking down the doors? Happens all the time, guv

On Call It's Friday! And Friday means beer, bacon and basking in the glow of another's misfortune thanks to The Register's regular On Call column.…

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Third time's a charm? SpaceX hopes to launch 60 Starlink broadband sats into orbit tonight

16 hours 29 min ago
At 13,620 kilograms, it's the heaviest payload yet for the Elon Musk-run biz

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket could be lobbing 60 Starlink satellites, the company's heaviest payload yet, this Thursday evening.…

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Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Thu, 2019-05-23 23:45
Perceptics confirms intrusion and theft, stays quiet on details

Exclusive The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark web to download.…

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AI can now animate the Mona Lisa's face or any other portrait you give it. We're not sure we're happy with this reality

Thu, 2019-05-23 23:07
Warning: It's creepy AF – and your pic is next

Video AI code can breathe life into portrait paintings, photos of dead celebrities, and your Facebook selfies, transforming single still images into moving and talking heads.…

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Facebook removes about as many fake accounts as it has actual monthly users (yes, billions) in effort to clean up online

Thu, 2019-05-23 22:18
Social ad biz details effort to cleanse community

Analysis Just as the US Environmental Protection Agency allows up to 9 mg of rodent waste per kilogram of wheat and 0.15 μg/m3 of lead in the air over three months, Facebook expects toxic content will always be a part of its service.…

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WikiLeaks boss Assange acted as a foreign spy, Uncle Sam exclaims in fresh rap sheet

Thu, 2019-05-23 21:51
Prosecutors try to paint a line between journos and internet dump lord in case with significant free speech implications

Julian Assange has been indicted by the US government on 18 counts of violating the Espionage Act, expanding the legal case against him and raising significant free speech issues.…

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