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DXC Tech asks staff to profile their skills

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:38
Employees worried it's a loop-your-own-noose initiative

DXC Technologies employees fear a company request to profile their skills on a new management portal will be used by top brass to elbow them out of the door in the next round of compulsory redundancies.…

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Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:04
If that were the case, you might actually Do Us Proud

Two Plusnet adverts selling business broadband have been ruled "misleading" by the Advertising Standards Agency.…

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Huawei's 4-socket HPC blade server gruntbox gets Skylake mills

Wed, 2017-11-15 12:35
Beefier grunts from Chipzilla's latest and greatest

The HPC server gruntbox space is flourishing, with suppliers pumping out Broadwell-to-Skylake updates one after the other, Huawei being the latest.…

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Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said

Wed, 2017-11-15 12:01
We swapped out Lord Jesus for meat in sweet bread

Budget pastry purveyor Greggs has been forced to apologise for substituting Baby Jesus for a sausage roll in its limited-edition advent calendar.…

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

Wed, 2017-11-15 11:29
57: Mozilla's big bid for relevance

Interview The Mozilla Foundation has officially launched a radical rewrite of its browser, a major cross-platform effort to regain relevance in a world that seems to have forgotten Firefox. The much-rewritten browser claims to be 30 per cent faster with half the memory load, although this comes at the cost of compatibility, as Scott Gilbertson found here.…

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What is DJI Terra? Mystery builds over Chinese biz's trademark

Wed, 2017-11-15 11:03
Could be a ground drone ... or a music maestro

Chinese drone firm DJI has trademarked the term "DJI Terra", spurring speculation that the unmanned aerial vehicle firm might be expanding into land-based products.…

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TalkTalk sees red after chucking £75m on restructuring bonfire

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:33
Who wants to buy a phone biz?

Beleaguered ISP TalkTalk's half-year results have plunged into the red, reporting pre-tax losses of £75m due to major restructuring costs.…

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World Vasectomy Day: 15k men line up for live vent-blocking

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:03
24-hour extravaganza ... live ops streamed

The Reg readership might be interested to know that the coming Friday does not just signal the end of the working week and time to cut loose, it is also World Vasectomy Day.…

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NetApp and Fujitsu NFLEX: More details emerge about European HCI tryst

Wed, 2017-11-15 09:21
Entanglement in the EMEA geo

Analysis More details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI.…

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Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

Wed, 2017-11-15 09:03
Maybe Zuck and Musk do have it all figured out, but powers that be will need to see some proof

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things,” Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech at Harvard University in May. “And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue purpose isn’t free. People like me should pay for it,” he added.…

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Splunk prototyping DevOps efficiency measurement tool

Wed, 2017-11-15 08:28
'Splunk App for Build Analytics' is in closed beta, but if you ask nicely ...

Exclusive Splunk has developed a prototype product to measure productivity in DevOps teams.…

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Now Oracle stiffs its own sales reps to pocket their overtime, allegedly

Wed, 2017-11-15 08:03
Managers told staff to report 40 hour weeks even if they worked more, lawsuit claims

Oracle was sued on Tuesday by a former sales rep for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages, in violation of America's federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas state law.…

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Google aims disrupto-tronic ray at intercoms. Yes, intercoms

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:29
Assistant and Home can now save you shouting at the kids when dinner's ready

Vision of a connected speaker in every room to save shouting at the kids when dinner hits the table Google has taken on the might of the intercom industry with a device that makes shouting at your kids to get them to come to the dinner table redundant – for perhaps a couple of hundred dollars.…

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Uncle Sam to strap body sensors to hackers in nuke lab security study

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:58
Secretive Sandia Labs, US military seeks a few good guinea pigs for hack contest

The US Department of Defense is funding research into how hackers hack, with an interesting twist. It wants to wire them up with body monitoring equipment to measure how they react while hunting down and exploiting security flaws.…

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TensorFlow lightens up to land on smartmobes, then embed everywhere

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:30
Thanks for coming, TensorFlow Mobile, TensorFlow Lite is what the cool kids will code with now

Google's released an Android/iOS version of TensorFlow.…

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Euro telco standards wonks publish third iteration of open source orchestrator

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:02
ETSI goes MANO et MANO et MANO for better NFV

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the third release of OSM, its open source management and orchestration (MANO) stack for network function virtualisation.…

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576-megapixel 'Zwicky Transient Facility' telescope sees first light

Wed, 2017-11-15 05:29
Astroboffins prepare for cosmic data deluge starting in February 2018

A sky survey destined to add yet another firehose of data to astronomy saw first light in early November.…

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US Homeland Security says hardly any Kaspersky software left on federal networks

Wed, 2017-11-15 05:03
They'd say more but Eugene K's loading the sueball-flinger

Only 15 per cent of US federal agencies still have Kaspersky Lab software anywhere on their networks.…

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How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

Wed, 2017-11-15 03:01
As Homeland Security hacks 757 on the tarmac

At least some commercial aircraft are vulnerable to wireless hacking, a US Department of Homeland Security official has admitted.…

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Remember CompuServe forums? They're still around! Also they're about to die

Wed, 2017-11-15 02:02
From the same people who turned Yahoo! into Oath, the end of an era

CompuServe has announced it will remove its forums on December 15th, 2017.…

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