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Samsung shows off next-generation big-pixel camera sensor tech, coming to an Android phone near you

Tue, 2021-02-23 18:58
Good chance a phone you buy this year will use this photography tech

Samsung today announced its latest smartphone sensor tech, the ISOCELL GN2. Already in production, this image sensor promises improved low-light performance over its predecessors, despite supporting a high (50MP) megapixel count.…

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SD card slot, HDMI port could return to the MacBook Pro this year, says Apple analyst

Tue, 2021-02-23 17:01
An end to dongle hell in sight?

This year's crop of MacBook Pro laptops are expected to include dedicated HDMI ports and an integrated SD card reader, says an analyst with the inside track on the twists and turns in Apple's roadmap.…

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UK might still be in lockdown but tech jobs rise above pre-pandemic levels and beyond, according to ONS

Tue, 2021-02-23 16:12
More women in tech workforce too, and salaries staying firm or going up

The number of UK tech jobs has surpassed pre-pandemic levels and the sector now employs more individuals than at any time in its history, according to official data released today.…

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SpaceX small print on Starlink insists no Earth government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities

Tue, 2021-02-23 14:55
Isn't this a subplot from those James S A Corey novels?

SpaceX has ambitions for its Starlink constellation beyond annoying stargazers if the pre-order agreement for its satellite-based internet service is anything to go by.…

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Xilinx pops a 16-core 64-bit Arm system-on-chip from NXP into its latest FPGA-based 100Gbps smart NIC

Tue, 2021-02-23 14:00
Gate array for data plane, CPU cores for control plane

Xilinx will today launch a network card that not only offloads acceleration to an FPGA but also to an on-board NXP chip containing 16 Arm CPU cores.…

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Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

Tue, 2021-02-23 13:33
Automatic updates? 'We have ideas on how to improve this,' says founder

Linux Mint founder Clem Lefebvre has complained that too many users are slow to apply updates or run unsupported versions of the operating system.…

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UK's Health Department desperately seeking service provider to run IT after 'cloud-first' shift

Tue, 2021-02-23 12:29
Service desks, end user computing, networks... you know the drill. Tens of millions of pounds up for grabs

The UK's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) needs first aid with IT service management as it implements the cloud-first technology programme, and has £25m set aside to pay to bring in external help.…

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IT contractor caught charging Uncle Sam expert rates for newbies, agrees to pay back $6m in settlement

Tue, 2021-02-23 11:32
Triple-I worked on Homeland Security and ICE systems

An IT contractor has agreed to pay back $6m to the US federal government for charging expert IT rates while sending newbies.…

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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's just a very unhappy Windows installation

Tue, 2021-02-23 10:31
The last attempt to resume your country failed. Would you like to try again?

Bork!Bork!Bork! Bork is back with a bang this week as Windows disgraces itself not on a mere kiosk, but on a billboard glaring balefully out over Manchester Piccadilly.…

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DataStax 'pauses' AIOps database project to figure out exactly what AIOps is

Tue, 2021-02-23 09:36
Some enterprise folk less keen on cloudy machine learning

Cassandra database slinger DataStax has "paused" its AIops project, Vector, while it figures out what exactly AIops is.…

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Nominet sets the date for extraordinary meeting where members could fire CEO

Tue, 2021-02-23 08:56
Showdown over future of the .uk operator set for late March, shenanigans already alleged

The .uk registry operator Nominet has opened voting on an extraordinary measure that would see its CEO fired and non-elected members booted off its board.…

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MWC Shanghai opens with celebration of the humble smartphone's role in helping humanity cope with COVID-19

Tue, 2021-02-23 07:58
GSMA chief offers new burgers-per-year benchmark for techno-impact

GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has opened the Shanghai edition of the Mobile World Congress by saying the world “demanded global mobility around the clock” during 2020, that smartphones delivered, and by doing so showed how technology can be a force for good.…

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Microsoft sides with media groups, together they urge Europe to follow Australia's lead, make Google, Facebook pay for news article links

Tue, 2021-02-23 07:29
Already interest from MEPs, one body tells us

Microsoft and four European press industry trade groups on Monday urged the European Union to introduce new laws that would require websites like Google and Facebook to pay publishers for linking to news content on their platforms.…

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Facebook and Australia do a deal - The Social Network™ will restore news down under and even start paying for it

Tue, 2021-02-23 06:45
Relationship status changes from ‘Separated’ to somewhere between 'In a Domestic Partnership’ and 'It's Complicated'

ANALYSIS Facebook and Australia have done a deal that will see news links returned to The Social Network™ Down Under.…

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NASA sends nuclear tank 293 million miles to Mars, misses landing spot by just five metres. Now watch its video

Tue, 2021-02-23 06:20
See how plucky Perseverance touched down on the unforgiving dust world

Video NASA successfully landed its fifth robotic rover on the surface of Mars just five metres from its target, the American space agency said after releasing footage of the historic landing.…

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Microsoft staffers restive as annual employee poll lands – without questions about compensation

Tue, 2021-02-23 05:36
‘We are only insanely paid vs ludicrously paid at Google or Netflix’

If you need to talk to someone at Microsoft in a hurry over the next day or three, they may be a little slow to reply as the Windows giant has rolled out its annual internal poll for employees.…

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Does Samsung want you to buy new phones? Asking ‘cos Galaxies now get four years of security updates

Tue, 2021-02-23 04:13
Even kit from 2019 is covered and so are the modestly priced A-and-M series

Samsung has announced that all its Galaxy devices will now receive security updates for four years after initial release.…

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Apache foundation ousts TinkerPop project co-founder for tweeting 'offensive humor that borders on hate speech'

Tue, 2021-02-23 01:37
ASF board member resigns in protest of org's online chatter 'policing'

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has removed Marko Rodriguez from the TinkerPop project he co-founded because his provocative Twitter posts were said to have violated the ASF Code of Conduct.…

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The perils of non-disclosure? China 'cloned and used' NSA zero-day exploit for years before it was made public

Tue, 2021-02-23 00:50
Check Point says Beijing 'reconstructed' Equation Group's hacking tool long before leak

A zero-day exploit said to have been developed by the NSA was cloned and used by Chinese government hackers on Windows systems years before the cyber-weapon was leaked online, it is claimed.…

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Whistleblowers: Inmates due for release are kept locked up behind bars due to inflexible prison software

Mon, 2021-02-22 21:29
It's not a bug, it's a feature you need to put in a change request to alter, says developer

Prison inmates in Arizona who should be eligible for release remain incarcerated because the state's inmate management software can't handle sentence adjustments.…

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