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Latest sneak peek at PowerShell 7 ups the telemetry but... hey... is that an off switch?

Wed, 2019-08-21 13:16
Where is Microsoft and what have you done with them?

Updated Microsoft emitted a fresh preview of command-line darling PowerShell 7 last night, highlighting some additional slurping – and how to shut it off.…

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Shiny new toys take backseat in Android Studio 3.5 for now as '600 bugs' squished

Wed, 2019-08-21 12:30
'Project Marble' focuses on quality ahead of big features

Google has released Android Studio 3.5, codenamed Project Marble, saying that the team has worked for eight months on product quality ahead of big new features.…

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Overseas investors eat the UK tech sector for Brexit: More cash flung about in 7 months than the whole of last year

Wed, 2019-08-21 11:53
Weak pound and China trade war make Blighty attractive proposition – research

Foreign investors poured $6.7bn (£5.5bn) into the UK tech sector in the first seven months of the year, more than the whole of 2018.…

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Welcome to Hollywood, Claranet-style: You've (not) got mail, or hosted sites for that matter

Wed, 2019-08-21 11:14
Hoddesdon bit barn outage blamed as customer emails falter, corporate sites go dark

Updated Hosting-cum-cloud-slinger Claranet had a very, very bad start to Wednesday as customer sites toppled over and email services stuttered to a halt due to an issue at one of the company's server estates.…

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Brits are sitting on a time bomb of 40m old electronic devices that ought to be recycled

Wed, 2019-08-21 10:27
Mountain of digital detritus 'not sustainable' – survey

Brits are stockpiling an estimated 40 million old phones and laptops instead of recycling their digital detritus, which contain elements that could run out in the near future.…

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Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares – we need it to keep chugging along for the sake of AI

Wed, 2019-08-21 09:42
If you want to train neural networks quickly, keep packing in the transistors

Hot Chips The machine-learning world is obsessed with training AI models as quickly as possible and if the hardware community is to keep up, future chips will need to have more memory.…

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Stuff like sophisticated government spyware is scary and all – but don't forget, a single .wmv file can pwn you via VLC

Wed, 2019-08-21 08:57
Keep your media player, like other apps, up to date: 13 security flaws fixed

VideoLAN has issued an update to address a baker's dozen of CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its widely used VLC player software.…

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Don't panic! Don't panic! UK IT job ads plummet as Brexit uncertainty grabs UK tech sector by the short and curlies

Wed, 2019-08-21 08:10
Biggest recruiters for techies remain AWS, NHS and BSkyB Group

IT job postings in the UK are being battered by Brexit and the lingering uncertainty of leaving the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement on 31 October.…

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My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

Wed, 2019-08-21 07:02
Thief swipes Reg vulture's computer from under his fingers in cafe – here's what happened next

Comment There were two fleeting moments of confusion: first when he grabbed my laptop from under my fingers and took off racing out the coffee shop; and second, when it became clear that the license plate wasn't real.…

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Can hyperconverged infrastructure live up to the hype and change your life? Tune in online next month to find out

Wed, 2019-08-21 06:00
Scale Computing is here to drill through all the buzz

Webcast As organisations see their volume of data growing at an ever-faster rate, many find themselves struggling to manage this avalanche of information, not just securely but without incurring exorbitant costs.…

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30+ countries, 160,000 emails, $4.2m in cyber-heists… maybe it's time for the Silence hacker crew to change its name

Wed, 2019-08-21 05:00
Russian bank-hacking ring continues its global expansion

The rapidly growing hacking crew dubbed Silence, has – in less than three years – gone from ransacking small regional banks in Eastern Europe to stealing millions from some of the largest international banks.…

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There once was a biz called Bitbucket, that told Mercurial to suck it. Now devs are dejected, their code soon ejected

Wed, 2019-08-21 00:49
...Knowing they just cannot duck Git: Repos to be deleted when support ends

The announcement this week that Bitbucket is dropping support for Mercurial is another nail in the coffin for the software.…

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Clip, clip, hooray: NASA says it will send Clipper probe to Europa, will attempt no landing there

Tue, 2019-08-20 23:58
Forget Mars, Jupiter’s moon could be where life’s at

NASA has confirmed its Europa Clipper spacecraft will head off to the Jovian moon in search of signs of life and a landing zone for future exploration.…

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No REST for the wicked: Ruby gem hacked to siphon passwords, secrets from web devs

Tue, 2019-08-20 21:21
Developer account cracked due to credential reuse, source tampered with and released to hundreds of programmers

An old version of a Ruby software package called rest-client that was modified and released about a week ago has been removed from the Ruby Gems repository – because it was found to be deliberately leaking victims' credentials to a remote server.…

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How four rotten packets broke CenturyLink's network for 37 hours, knackering 911 calls, VoIP, broadband

Tue, 2019-08-20 20:12
FCC delivers postmortem after blunder cripples US fiber links

A handful of bad network packets triggered a massive chain reaction that crippled the entire network of US telco CenturyLink for roughly a day and a half.…

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Microsoft Chrom... Edge hits beta as new browser prepped for biz testing

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:53
Where will you stand now that Redmond has raised the web-surfing stakes?

Microsoft has rolled out the first beta version of its Chromium-based Edge web browser.…

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IBM hears the RISC-V kids partying next door, decides it will make its Power CPU ISA free, too

Tue, 2019-08-20 16:05
Big Blue says it will open OpenPower, power next-gen chips in China, er, anywhere

IBM is planning to allow chip designers around the world to freely create OpenPower-compatible processors.…

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Huawei goes all <i>Art of War</i> on us: Switches on 'battle mode' and vows to 'dominate the world'

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:30
You listening, Trump?

An internal memo to Huawei staff sent by boss Ren Zhengfei is long on military metaphors and warns that the company needs to go into "battle mode" to counter trade barriers put up by the United States.…

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TSO Host no closer to solving customers' email issues as Brit firm pops up on more blacklists

Tue, 2019-08-20 14:46
Punters bemoan comms silence with no fix in sight

Updated Customers of Brit hosting outfit TSO Host are suffering from a cluster of issues leaving them without email services for a prolonged period or a clear idea when they'll get them back.…

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Python the latest language to slither into Microsoft's serverless Azure Functions service

Tue, 2019-08-20 13:45
Look, we caught up with AWS

Python developers – the world of Azure Functions is yours at last.…

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