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Honda plant in Japan briefly stops making cars after fresh WannaCrypt outbreak

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:57
No minivans or sedans rolled out of plant for 24 hours

Honda said today that it had briefly halted operations at a car plant in Sayama, Japan earlier this week because of the infamous WannaCrypt ransomware.…

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WDC wants in on Japan-backed consortium to buy Toshiba's chip biz

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:32
Legal headache still hangs over foundry joint venture agreement

WDC may have a way back into Toshiba's memory business auction although Toshiba has selected the Japanese state-backed INCJ consortium's ¥2tn ($18bn) bid group, which excluded WDC.…

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Want to learn machine learning in 15 minutes? Start here...

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:01
A guide to seeing the wood for the decision trees

How To: If you’ve heard the excitement about machine learning, but aren’t quite sure how it could apply to your business, the best way forward is to rip off the cover and see it working for yourself.…

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:27
People Per Hours alert does not specify which government

An intriguing, and slightly concerning, job ad has appeared on freelancing website People Per Hour, entitled: "URGENT!!! Delivery of a National e-ID System".…

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Queen's speech announces laws to protect personal data

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:07
Tories dump a number of manifesto pledges

The government is to pass new laws to protect personal data and create a commission for countering extremism on the internet, the Queen announced in the annual state opening of Parliament today.…

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Rotten apple? Tesla's driverless car software chief steps down

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:55
Chris Lattner 'wasn't the right fit', says Elon Musk-led biz

Tesla's driverless car software chief, a former Apple engineer, has quit just six months after he joined Elon Musk's 'leccy car builders.…

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Gov digitisation plans happening too slowly, say IfG policy wonks. Hear that, GDS?

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:35
Verify needs to be addressed, Pope is Catholic, etc

In what might seem like an exercise stating the blindingly obvious, a report by policy wonks at think tank The Institute for Government has found that gov tech transformation is "happening too slowly" and the online identity platform Verify needs some urgently intervention.…

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<em>Reg</em> Radicals lecture encompasses far right, libertarians, and mushrooms...

Wed, 2017-06-21 11:17
Let’s leave the polyamorists out of this for now

Reg Lectures If the recent election’s clash of centre right and a bit left leaves you cold, perhaps the prospect of libertarians versus transhumanists might make you sit up and take notice.…

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F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen on IoT: If it uses electricity, it will go online

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:55
Want a more secure PC? Try Windows 10 S, says CRO

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish security company F-Secure, spoke to The Reg at the launch of Sense, a consumer firewall device that aims to "secure your connected things".…

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Gear, racks, software hacks – what the cluster kids are rockin' at ISC17

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:23
Students show all at Frankfurt HPC showdown

HPC Blog The tension is rising at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition being held this week in Frankfurt, Germany. Eleven university teams are vying for the coveted Ultimate Champion award, the Highest LINPACK award, and the Fan Favourite Prize.…

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Conservative manifesto disappears offline – then mysteriously reappears

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:17
SNAFU or something more sinister going on?

The Conservative Party’s 2017 manifesto was briefly deleted from its website this morning – on the same day that political Britain downs tools for the State Opening of Parliament.…

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I think you'll find it's not as simple as that

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:58
Challenging dodgy generalisations on IT spending

Study One of the silliest concepts peddled by large industry analyst firms is "The CIO agenda". Listen to some of them and you would get the impression that everyone running an IT department woke up one morning and decided the priority would now be Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, grid computing, SOA, cloud, analytics, mobile, IoT, software development, DevOps, or one of the other "critical imperatives" that have been foisted on us over the years.…

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Toshiba chip biz auction: Picks Japan-Bain fund bid

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:17
WDC: Hang on ... WHAAAA....

Toshiba has reportedly picked a home-grown Japanese state-backed fund to buy its memory business, and has frozen out flash foundry joint-venture partner WDC.…

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Cloud may be the future, but it ain't all sunshine and rainbows

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:01
Learning lessons the hard way so you don't have to

Yes, cloud might be the future but what truths lie hidden beneath this rock of certainty? You've heard the hype, pros and cons, but there's plenty the average cloud user may not have considered in the clamour to get up there. Our company recently heeded the cloud's call, and this is what we discovered.…

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Debian 9 feels like home with security upgrades and a flaming vulpine warming your toes

Wed, 2017-06-21 08:23
Strong and stable release from conservative distro

Review The Debian Project has released Debian 9 after two years and, as you might expect for a work that's taken so long, it's quite an overhaul.…

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BT problems impact Department for Work and Pensions services

Wed, 2017-06-21 08:02
Users say they can't access Child Maintenance Service

Users trying to get through to the Child Maintenance Service have been unable to do so for the past two days because of problems with BT.…

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Lenovo re-launches data centre range with two new ThinkThing lines

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:34
'ThinkSystem' spans servers, storage and switches. HCI and Azure Stack are 'ThinkAgile'

Lenovo reckons it's data centre range has never had a refresh quite like it: 25 new products, a couple of new brands and a new CPU to play with as well.…

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Researchers take the piss with pee-powered liquid energy project

Wed, 2017-06-21 07:00
Bill Gates' cistern system uses your personal recharger

Boffins in Bristol have the perfect solution to the two most common late-night problems: finding somewhere to urinate and keeping your phone charged.…

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, says report

Wed, 2017-06-21 06:03
Investors insisted, board concurred, curtain fell, but bro-in-chief will remain on the board

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, according to The New York Times.…

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Anyone want a private YouTube collab-o-tron? Microsoft hopes you do

Wed, 2017-06-21 04:57
'Stream' video vault and share-o-matic debuts in Office 365, as does a dictation bot for Office

Microsoft's launched “Stream”, a cloud service perhaps best understood as a private YouTube, with extras.…

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