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Meta hires network chip guru from Intel: What does this mean for future silicon?

Mon, 2022-05-16 20:57
Why be a customer when you can develop your own custom semiconductors

Analysis Here's something that should raise eyebrows in the datacenter world: Facebook parent company Meta has hired a veteran networking chip engineer from Intel to lead silicon design efforts in the internet giant's infrastructure hardware engineering group.…

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Lithium production needs investment to keep pace with battery demand

Mon, 2022-05-16 17:00
Report says $42b will need to be poured into industry over next decade

Growing demand for lithium for batteries means the sector will need $42 billion of investment to meet the anticipated level of orders by the end of the decade, according to a report.…

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Self-driving cars hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in testing

Mon, 2022-05-16 16:30
Still think we're ready for that autonomous future?

Autonomous cars may be further away than believed. Testing of three leading systems found that they hit a third of cyclists, and failed to avoid any oncoming cars.…

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Kasten by Veeam adds ransomware detection to K10 data management platform

Mon, 2022-05-16 16:01
Catching compromise attempts before kicking off that recovery plan

Kubecon Veeam acquisition Kasten kicked off this year's Kubecon with an updated version of its K10 product, aimed at securing the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.…

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Financial giant Santander: 80% of our IT infrastructure in cloud

Mon, 2022-05-16 15:30
'Most challenging element of migration likely remains' warns analyst

Spanish financial giant Santander has migrated 80 percent of its core banking IT infrastructure to the cloud as part of its $20.8 billion (€20 billion ) modernization programme, with the help of in-house software created by resident developers.…

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Elon Musk 'violated' Twitter NDA over bot-check sample size

Mon, 2022-05-16 15:00
<5% figure was based on 100 accounts if you're wondering

Last week Elon Musk hit pause on his Twitter acquisition over the platform's "less than 5 percent" bot figure.…

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Python is getting faster: Major performance tweaks on horizon

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:30
Instagram, Microsoft responsible for lifts coming in version 3.11 and beyond

The next version of the standard Python interpreter, CPython, is expected in October. It will include significant performance improvements and support for running inside the browser.…

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EU-US Trade and Technology Council meets to coordinate on supply chains

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:00
Agenda includes warning system for disruptions, and avoiding 'subsidy race' for chip investments

The EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) is meeting in Paris today to discuss coordinated approaches to global supply chain issues.…

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US cops kick back against facial recognition bans

Mon, 2022-05-16 13:30
Plus: DeepMind launches new generalist AI system, and Apple boffin quits over return-to-work policy

In brief Facial recognition bans passed by US cities are being overturned as law enforcement and lobbyist groups pressure local governments to tackle rising crime rates.…

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RISC-V needs more than an open architecture to compete

Mon, 2022-05-16 13:00
Arm shows us that even total domination doesn't always make stupid levels of money

Opinion Interviews with chip company CEOs are invariably enlightening. On top of the usual market-related subjects of success and failure, revenues and competition, plans and pitfalls, the highly paid victim knows that there's a large audience of unusually competent critics eager for technical details. That's you.…

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You can keep your old ERP system, but you'll still need ServiceNow, CEO tells <em>The Reg</em>

Mon, 2022-05-16 12:15
Bill McDermott thinks companies need workflow on top of enterprise apps, whether they replace them or not

Interview In a month that has seen nearly a fifth wiped from his company's share price, Bill McDermott is remarkably cheerful.…

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How CXL may change the datacenter as we know it

Mon, 2022-05-16 11:24
Bye-bye bottlenecks. Hello composable infrastructure?

Interview Compute Express Link (CXL) has the potential to radically change the way systems and datacenters are built and operated. And after years of joint development spanning more than 190 companies, the open standard is nearly ready for prime time.…

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San Francisco police use driverless cars for surveillance

Mon, 2022-05-16 10:36
Plus: Tech giants commit $30m to open-source security, miscreants breach DEA portal, and US signs cybercrime treaty

In brief San Francisco police have been using driverless cars for surveillance to assist in law enforcement investigations.…

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Lawyers say changes to UK data law will make life harder for international businesses

Mon, 2022-05-16 09:29
Concerns raised over government drive to implement distinct post-Brexit policy

Legal experts say UK government plans to create new data protection laws will make more work and add costs for business, while also creating the possibility of challenges to data sharing between the EU and UK.…

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September 16, 1992, was not a good day to be overly enthusiastic about your job

Mon, 2022-05-16 08:43
If I get in early and work hard, everyone will notice, right?

Who, Me? "The early bird trashes the business" is a saying that we've just made up, but could easily apply to the Register reader behind a currency calamity in today's episode of Who, Me?

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(Our) hardware is still key in a multicloud world, Dell ISG chief insists

Mon, 2022-05-16 08:03
IT giant may be shifting its focus to software and services, but systems remain the foundation

Analysis At this month's Dell Technologies World show in Las Vegas, all the usual executives were prowling the keynote stages, from CEO Michael Dell to co-COOs Chuck Witten and Jeff Clark, all talking about the future of the company.…

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Ad-tech firms grab email addresses from forms before they're even submitted

Mon, 2022-05-16 07:04
Researchers find widespread harvesting of info without consent

Tracking, marketing, and analytics firms have been exfiltrating the email addresses of internet users from web forms prior to submission and without user consent, according to security researchers.…

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Arm CPU ran on electricity generated by algae for over six months

Mon, 2022-05-16 05:57
AA-battery-sized biological photovoltaic cell touted as ideal for IoT applications

Researchers at the University of Cambridge's Department of Biochemistry have run an Arm CPU for six months using algae as a power source.…

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China’s state-approved Ubuntu distro targets second RISC-V platform

Mon, 2022-05-16 04:58
Is this how the Middle Kingdom can replace PCs with home-grown kit?

China’s military-derived and government approved Linux distribution, Ubuntu Kylin, has revealed plans to target a second RISC-V platform.…

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Toshiba says it's talking to ten suitors about possible sale

Mon, 2022-05-16 03:03
Hires external advisors to bolster decision making capacity and hints it could consider multiple buyout plans

Ailing Japanese giant Toshiba has revealed it has ten potential suitors for its possible sale.…

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