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In a touching tribute to its $800m-ish antitrust fine, Qualcomm tears wraps off Snapdragon 865 chip for 5G phones

Wed, 2019-12-04 19:00
While supremo predicts mmWave deployments by 2021, everyone moving to the cloud

Why is it that Qualcomm is never far from drama?…

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Never break the (supply) chain: Intel pitches 'full lifecycle' chip-tracking programme to partners

Wed, 2019-12-04 18:02
Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise

Intel has said it wants to make its punters more confident about what happens to its chips on the journey from fab to rack to recycler.…

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Bandwidth weirdness at TalkTalk has customers fuming at being denied on-demand I'm A Celeb

Wed, 2019-12-04 17:08
Distinctly odd

TalkTalk-using readers have contacted The Reg to say they are suffering decidedly odd bandwidth issues shutting off, or severely slowing, access to certain sites while leaving others working as normal.…

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Battery-guzzling 4K hardware clad in an alloy battle jacket: Lenovo's 4th-gen ThinkPad Yoga X1 is its most metal yet

Wed, 2019-12-04 15:58
High-rez screen or going all day without a charge: Pick one

The fourth-generation ThinkPad Yoga X1 has swapped the finish of yesteryear for something a little more metallic.…

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Amazon drops battery-powered Echo speaker so you can play Despacito on the go

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:38
Only in India for the time being

Amazon today announced a new battery-powered version of its ubiquitous Echo speakers.…

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Qualcomm to appeal against another antitrust whopper: This time it's $873m courtesy of South Korea

Wed, 2019-12-04 13:13
Eh, at least it doesn't need to renegotiate patent deals

Qualcomm is to appeal against the decision of a South Korean court to fine the US chip giant $873m for unfairly using patent licensing to stymie rivals' sales.…

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Customers in 'standoff' with SAP over 2025 end of support for Business Suite: Who'll blink first?

Wed, 2019-12-04 12:22
Users doubtful 5 years enough to get everyone moved in time

German enterprise software giant SAP is in a "standoff" with customers over the 2025 deadline for withdrawing support for its SAP Business Suite range.…

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CloudBees SaaSifies Jenkins X running on Google Cloud Platform

Wed, 2019-12-04 11:42
Getting giddy over CI/CD with Anthos and Kubernetes

DevOps World Lisbon CloudBees joined the SaaS club today with a preview of its Jenkins X CI/CD product running atop Google's cloud.…

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EU gets a bit STRESSED out about 5G: With great economic benefits come great security risks

Wed, 2019-12-04 10:54
Yes, in all-caps

The Council of the European Union has warned member states that the introduction of 5G networks poses increased security risks while also bringing economic and infrastructure benefits.…

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Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:58
Add-ons accused of slurping every URL netizens visit

The Firefox extensions built by Avast have been pulled from the open-source browser's online add-on store over privacy fears.…

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Amazon sticks AI inference chip up for rent in the cloud for machine-learning geeks

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:01
AWS subscribers, you can forget GPUs (unless you need to train your models)

re:Invent Amazon Web Services has made Inf1, its cloud instance for running machine-learning software on its custom-designed AI chip Inferentia, available to all.…

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Silicon Valley Scrooges sidestep debt to society through tax avoidance to the tune of $100bn

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:54
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix accused of ducking dues

Fair Tax Mark, a UK-based civic advocacy group, has accused Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix of depriving public coffers of more than $100bn in taxes since 2010 through aggressive tax avoidance schemes.…

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Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den, along with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

Wed, 2019-12-04 06:01
Browser biz continues exploring privacy as a source of revenue

Patting itself on the back for blocking more than one trillion web tracking requests through its Enhanced Tracking Protection tech, Mozilla on Tuesday continued its privacy push with a further test of its Firefox Private Network service, an update to Firefox Preview Beta for Android, and the debut of its latest desktop browser, Firefox 71.…

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Is your computer doctor secretly a racist? Two US senators want to find out the truth

Wed, 2019-12-04 02:45
Garbage in, garbage out

US Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are examining how federal agencies and healthcare companies are tackling algorithmic biases, after a recent study found that black patients were less likely to be referred to care programs by AI systems than white patients, despite being sicker.…

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Google ex-employees demand retribution for Thanksgiving massacre

Wed, 2019-12-04 02:06
Fired four threaten to file complaint with National Labor Relations Board

The four engineers fired by Google just before Thanksgiving for allegedly e-stalking co-workers have said they will file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming they were subject to an illegal intimidation campaign.…

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Closing Windows, opening ML and AI-powered coding: Orgy of announcements in marathon AWS keynote

Wed, 2019-12-04 00:19
We sat through a three-hour AWS lecture so that you didn't have to

re:Invent In a three-hour keynote at the re:Invent conference under way in Las Vegas, AWS CEO Andy Jassy took pops at competitors (especially Microsoft) and announced a wide range of new services, spanning compute, database, storage and machine learning.…

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Larry leaves, Sergey splits: Google boys hand over the reins of Alphabet to Sundar

Tue, 2019-12-03 22:18
Sergey leaves his first love… again

The co-founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have announced they are stepping down from their respective CEO and president roles of parent company Alphabet and handing over to Google's current CEO Sundar Pichai.…

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Mayday in Moscow as devs will be Russian to Putin mandatory apps on phones, laptops, TVs

Tue, 2019-12-03 22:04
Don't be Stalin, you only have until July, thanks to new law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on the law requiring most electronics sold in the country to be pre-bundled with domestically produced software.…

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We took a shot every time Qualcomm said 5G, AI or mobile gaming in its Snapdragon 865, 765 system-on-chip launch...

Tue, 2019-12-03 21:56
...nd its nt evevn lunchteim yt

On Tuesday Qualcomm teased three upcoming Snapdragon system-on-chips at its aptly named Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii.…

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Trump Administration fast-tracks compulsory border facial recognition scans for all US citizens

Tue, 2019-12-03 21:26
Homeland Security also clamping down on H1-B visas

The Trump Administration is planning to fast-track a new policy of compulsory facial recognition at the border, and including US citizens and permanent residents in its plans for the first time.…

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