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SpaceX Falcon 9, Atlas V and Ariane 5 soar while Vector returns to Earth with a bump

Wed, 2019-08-14 08:02
And it's goodbye from Jim as smallsat launcher takes a 'pause' from operations

Roundup Last week saw four launches, one catch, and the ejection of one exec in a busy few days for rocket fans.…

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It's official – Google AI gives you cancer ...diagnosis in real time: Neural net can spot breast, prostate tumors

Wed, 2019-08-14 07:03
Boffins spill beans on super 'scope machine-learning tech

Google Health's so-called augmented-reality microscope has proven surprisingly accurate at detecting and diagnosing cancerous tumors in real time.…

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How long does it take to get up and running with serverless? A day with us should do the trick

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:08
Don't panic over new tech. Book your Serverless Computing London workshop ticket today and save £££

Event If you’re thinking of exploiting serverless technologies, or want to take your current experiments to the next level, what could be better than getting your hands dirty with an acknowledged expert in the field.…

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Yet another reminder: When a tech giant says its AI listens to you, it means humans listen to you. Right, Facebook?

Wed, 2019-08-14 05:11
If you let voice chat app transcribe your calls, yup, people were paid to eavesdrop on your private conversations

Facebook secretly employed hundreds of contractors to listen to clips of its addicts' private voice calls to transcribe parts of conversations its AI software couldn't understand.…

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Pentagon says ethics complaint against JEDI mega-cloud is a non-issue. Its Time Lords say: That is not logical

Wed, 2019-08-14 00:59
Case not closed on concerns over how $10bn winner-takes-all super-contract was written

Despite the US Department of Defense's assurances last week that any and all ethics complaints against the $10bn Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract had been fully resolved, the Pentagon's internal investigators say they are still poring over the matter.…

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Apple is a filthy AWS, Azure, Google reseller, gripe punters: iPhone giant accused of hiding iCloud's real backend

Wed, 2019-08-14 00:29
Breach of contract, false advertising, unfair business practices sueball fired

Apple is being sued for breach of contract, false advertising, and unfair business practices for allegedly reselling Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform services under its iCloud brand – and failing to adequately disclosure that relationship to customers.…

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You're all set for your long summer vacation. Suddenly an email arrives. It's the CEO. 'Data strategy, by Friday'

Tue, 2019-08-13 23:53
Fret not. Here's a gentle guide to drawing up a plan to take the pain away from your info management

Comment Go back 15 years and big data as a concept was only just beginning.…

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Cryptocurrency lovers slip US watchdog $7m to make claims of ripping off investors, other rule breaking simply vanish

Tue, 2019-08-13 23:27
Meanwhile, SEC takes on Kik on similar charges

Two Canadian lovers have tentatively agreed to pay $7m to the SEC, America's financial watchdog, to settle a long-standing lawsuit.…

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This summer's hottest sequels: BlueKeep II, III, IV and V – the latest wormable RDP holes in Microsoft Windows

Tue, 2019-08-13 21:51
Plus special guest stars Adobe and SAP in this month's security fixes

Patch Tuesday Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP may have just ruined more than a few summer vacation plans, thanks to a massive and critical Patch Tuesday bundle of security fixes this month.…

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We checked and yup, it's no longer 2001. And yet you can pwn a Windows box via Notepad.exe

Tue, 2019-08-13 20:40
Google guru shows how WinXP-era text code grants total control

Patch Tuesday Software buried in Windows since the days of WinXP can be abused to take complete control of a PC with the help of good ol' Notepad and some crafty code.…

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Did Trump just blink in his one-man trade war with China? US govt stalls import tariff hike on Chinese phones, laptops, electronics

Tue, 2019-08-13 19:57
You've got until Dec 15 to panic buy gear until 10% rise hits

America has pushed back its decision to raise import tariffs on Chinese-made smartphones, laptops, and similar electronics, by 10 per cent, the Office of the US Trade Representative announced today.…

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Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

Tue, 2019-08-13 18:58
No more $15-and-done option – cough up $70 every year, please

Microsoft is continuing its campaign to force Office users on a subscription plan by killing off its discounted Home Use program.…

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Look at me. Look at me. I'm the El Capitan now: Cray to build US govt's $600m cray-cray exascale nuke app super

Tue, 2019-08-13 18:39
1.5 EFLOPS monster will chew through simulations, modeling, and more, when it, fingers crossed, spins up in 2023

Cray will build Uncle Sam's 1.5 exa-FLOPS El Capitan supercomputer for $600m, it was announced today.…

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An Army Watchkeeper drone tried to land. Then meatbags took over from the computers

Tue, 2019-08-13 16:54
Operators cut throttle during go-around. Aircraft crashed

A British Army Watchkeeper drone that crashed near its home base of Aberporth in north Wales did so after its crew overrode its autopilot, causing the unmanned aircraft to hit a tree.…

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Microsoft's Cortana booted off yet another service while Google and AWS get a bit catty over licensing shakeup

Tue, 2019-08-13 15:45
Also: Redmond buddies up with Reliance Jio Infocomm (no, not that Infocom)

Roundup Welcome to your midweek Microsoft roundup – stories you might have missed amid another seven days of Nadella action.…

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Advanced Software Group flogs £2bn stake to private equity biz that owned Phones4U

Tue, 2019-08-13 14:57
And look how BC Partners' ownership went for them

A British cloud software company has sold a 50 per cent stake in itself to the private equity firm that owned British phone retailer Phones4U at the time of its demise.…

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Arrow? More like Boomerang, amirite? Computacenter buys back tech disposal biz it disposed of

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:53
IT kit recycling arm that 'wasn't core' turns out to be important

London-listed tech supplier Computacenter has revealed it snapped up the IT asset disposal business RD Trading (RDC) in the UK from Arrow Electronics Inc, just four years after flogging it to Arrow's British tentacle for £56m.…

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Hands up who likes gaming! Hands up who likes gaming on Macs! Er, OK. Well, Parallels has an update for you

Tue, 2019-08-13 12:54
DirectX 11 and Catalina support will please, the price may not

Virtualization outfit Parallels celebrated International Left Handers Day* with an update to its Desktop package.…

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US insurers face SEC probe over web-access bungle that exposed 'up to 885 million' files

Tue, 2019-08-13 11:57
But it claims just 32 people had 'non-public' info disclosed. Eh?

The American Securities and Exchange Commission is said to be investigating a US insurance company that allegedly left 885 million personal records accessible "without authentication to anyone with a web browser".…

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Oh chute. Doubts cast on ExoMars lander's 2020 red planet jaunt after another failed test

Tue, 2019-08-13 11:29
Two more chances to get it right or we could be looking at 2022

European Space Agency and Roscosmos's 2020 ExoMars launch is in jeopardy after a failed parachute test.…

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