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SAP tells investors it plans to make €5bn RISE up into its clouds with lift and shift push

Tue, 2021-03-02 15:32
You may be interested in tech, but backers want to know about revenue 'multipliers'

SAP aims to convert €5bn in revenue from support and software licences into cloud subscriptions over the next five years, according to the German software giant's CFO.…

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Reasons to be appy: Huawei flashes figures for its App Gallery platform

Tue, 2021-03-02 14:45
Ok, so you have 2.7 million developers.... one for every phone you might sell in 2025?

Huawei's sales and shipments may be shrinking like a snowball in the Sahara, but armed with App Gallery platform stats, it is trying to put on a brave public showing.…

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Microsoft previews Windows Server 2022: Someone took a spanner to core plumbing features

Tue, 2021-03-02 14:00
New Windows Server ahoy - but the company would rather talk about Azure

Ignite Microsoft has released a preview of Windows Server 2022, with "secured core", improved Windows Containers, and MsQuic protocol support in the kernel.…

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Homo sapiens: Hey you, Neanderthals! Neanderthals: We heard that

Tue, 2021-03-02 13:15
Neanderthal ear scans support idea they could hear us and had a 'type of human language'

Computerised tomography scans and auditory bioengineering models of fossilised Neanderthals ears suggest our closest extinct cousins had a hearing range necessary to process human speech.…

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That's a bit harsh: Lenovo adds 2 new toughened boxen to ThinkEdge edge computing line

Tue, 2021-03-02 12:16
Feeds growing market for edge kit with gear rated for temps below freezing

Lenovo has updated its edge computing hardware portfolio, adding two rugged compact machines to its ThinkEdge line-up.…

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The Great Borkish Breakfast: I'll have a cup of tea, a sausage roll and a side of bork, please

Tue, 2021-03-02 11:25
Microsoft's OS might be time-expired, but the pastry is, well, far too edible

Bork!Bork!Bork! While the French may project their borkage as art onto the wall of a Lyon tunnel, Brits seem to prefer theirs glaring down balefully from a screen in a sausage roll emporium in Yately.…

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Linux Mint emits fix for memory-gobbling Cinnamon – and future version may insist on some updates

Tue, 2021-03-02 10:30
It's your computer, not ours – but we may go ahead and update it for you, says team

The Linux Mint team has introduced a fix for a memory leak it does not fully understand: restarting the Cinnamon desktop.…

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Gootkit malware crew using SEO to get pwned websites in front of unwitting marks

Tue, 2021-03-02 09:30
And they're getting into the ransomware game too, warns Sophos

Gootkit financial malware has been resurrected to fling ransomware payloads at unwitting marks, according to Sophos.…

Categories: Technology News theft blamed on social engineering attack: Registrar 'convinced' to alter DNS records by miscreants

Tue, 2021-03-02 08:25
Network Solutions hasn't confirmed what happened, though

The short-lived theft of in late January is believed to have been the result of a social engineering attack that convinced registrar Network Solutions to alter the domain's records without valid authorization.…

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Pressure builds on Nominet as members demand to know leadership's contingency plans for when they’re fired

Tue, 2021-03-02 07:27
Special vote to sack UK internet registry's CEO and chairman coming later this month

The board of .uk internet registry operator Nominet is again under pressure after support to fire the organisation’s CEO and chairman hit a critical milestone.…

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Netflix reveals massive migration to new mix of microservices, asynchronous workflows and serverless functions

Tue, 2021-03-02 06:58
Goes deep on Docker and adopts ‘strangler fig’ pattern to replace legacy platform

Netflix has revealed it’s built a new media ingestion and distribution platform and expects to spend much of 2021 on a migration from what it describes as a “large and complicated legacy system”.…

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Boffins trap ultra-cold plasma-in-a-bottle, a move that may unlock secrets of exotic stars

Tue, 2021-03-02 06:28
Matter held not for long... but for long enough

Video Physicists have trapped a sliver of the world’s coldest plasma in a magnetic "bottle" for the first time, taking the first tentative steps towards building increasingly realistic simulations of the interiors of stars.…

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Azure and AWS expand their cloudy Asian boot-prints

Tue, 2021-03-02 06:07
Japan doubles up for AWS, Indonesia warms up for Microsoft as Alibaba and Google lie in wait

AWS and Microsoft have expanded their Asian cloud presences.…

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Flagship Chinese chipmaker collapses before it makes a single chip or opens a factory

Tue, 2021-03-02 03:58
Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor’s 7nm ambitions are dust

One of China’s next-generation chipmakers appears to have collapsed, potentially hampering the nation’s march to silicon-self-sufficiency.…

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Japanese bank botched data migration so hard, its cash machines turned into card-eating monsters

Tue, 2021-03-02 00:39
Online banking, thousands of ATMs offline while mess cleaned up

Japan’s Mizuho Bank has apologised after data migration work turned its ATMs into card-eating monsters, prevented customers from withdrawing their cash and crippled online banking.…

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President Biden weighs in on Amazon unionization efforts, warns giant to steer clear of threats, coercion

Mon, 2021-03-01 22:55
Stops well short of ordering govt action as fresh discrimination lawsuit filed

President Joe Biden has weighed into a battle over unionization taking place at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, posting a video in which he warns that “it's not up to an employer to decide” if their workers’ unionize and that “there should be no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”…

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'Incorrect software parameter' sends Formula E's Edoardo Mortara to hospital – the fail-safe mechanism was faulty

Mon, 2021-03-01 21:02
Code problem keeps Mercedes, Venturi teams out of qualifying race

Swiss Formula E driver Edoardo Mortara ended up in hospital after a software error left him driving into a safety wall at the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudia Arabia, on Saturday.…

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Chinese businessman plotted with GE insider to steal transistor secrets, say Feds

Mon, 2021-03-01 20:06
Hong Kong-based suspect wanted to create rival startup using pilfered silicon carbide MOSFET blueprints – claim

A Chinese businessman has been accused by the US government of trying to steal silicon secrets from General Electric (GE).…

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Chin up, weary key workers: Google's pushing out a Workspace for frontliners

Mon, 2021-03-01 19:15
But the Chocolate Factory has workers' privacy at heart. No, really

Google is nudging its G Suite Workspace tools further toward a hybrid workplace with the addition of services aimed at frontline workers, among other tweaks and enhancements.…

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Would you Looker that: Google bakes in BigQuery caching layer to boost BI interactivity

Mon, 2021-03-01 18:33
'BigQuery is pretty fast anyway so you'd really need to value the extra speed'

Google has introduced a caching layer in Big Query - its cloud data warehouse - designed to speed up responses to users as they explore and experiment with data.…

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