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Big Tech shrank the internet while growing its own power

Wed, 2022-05-11 17:27
Classical internetworking and standards matter less, now that CDNs and private networks dominate traffic

Analysis The internet has become smaller – the result of a necessary re-thinking of when and where to use the net's original architecture. But in the process it may also have further concentrated power in the hands of giant technology companies.…

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Enterprise-strength FreeBSD-based TrueNAS releases v13.0

Wed, 2022-05-11 16:30
Plus: iXsystems' NAS OS has a new Linux-based sibling called SCALE

BSD vendor iXsystems has released the latest version of its FreeBSD-derived Network Attached Storage (NAS) OS, TrueNAS 13.0.…

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Qualcomm puts out 5G modem with standalone mmWave mode

Wed, 2022-05-11 16:00
Slips some extra grunt into Snapdragon X70 5G chipset before devices launch

Qualcomm has updated its Snapdragon X70 5G chipset to extend range and balance the transmit power for better performance. It also claims the Snapdragon modem will be the first to support a standalone 5G mmWave connection once it is available.…

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Rocky Linux sponsor CIQ secures $26m funding for CentOS successor

Wed, 2022-05-11 15:30
RHEL, RHEL, RHEL, how about that? We talk to founder about HPC, open-source and more

Interview CIQ, founding sponsor and services partner of Rocky Linux – a community build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) – is to receive a $26m injection of private funding led by Two Bear Capital.…

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Trying and failing to update Visual Studio? You aren't alone

Wed, 2022-05-11 15:00
The progress bar of lies reborn as a cheery 'Checking' message

Microsoft Visual Studio appears to be having a bad Wednesday with users of the development suite forced to jump into Microsoft's feedback forum to complain about prolonged problems with the software's installer.…

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Fresh ransomware samples indicate REvil is back

Wed, 2022-05-11 14:30
Secureworks' investigation only the latest evidence Kaseya and JBS attackers are on the move again

New ransomware samples analyzed by Secureworks' threat intelligence team are the latest indication that high-profile ransomware operation REvil is once again up and running after months of relative inactivity.…

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Half of developers still at screens even during breaks

Wed, 2022-05-11 14:00
Going for a walk: Good. Doomscrolling: Bad

What are your peers doing to stave off burnout? Research from Stack Overflow suggests about half of developers are still spending their breaks in front of a screen.…

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MIPS discloses first RISC-V chips coming in Q4 2022

Wed, 2022-05-11 13:30
eVocore processor line aimed at high-performance, real-time compute applications

MIPS is back, but this time the company is bringing processors to market based on the RISC-V open instruction set architecture, rather than the MIPS architecture the chip designer is synonymous with.…

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Judge agrees damages model in Oracle cloud class-action

Wed, 2022-05-11 13:00
Link between compliance and sales appeared to boost cloud performance in case disputed by Big Red

A US class-action case claiming Oracle falsely inflated its cloud revenue by threatening customers with audits is set to continue after a federal judge approved the damages model proposed by the plaintiffs.…

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.NET 5 and Windows 10 20H2 drop out of support

Wed, 2022-05-11 12:16
Fire the update engines if you haven't already

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for .NET 5 and the Pro and Home versions of Windows 10 20H2.…

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4G to dominate cellular IoT until 2028, when 5G takes over

Wed, 2022-05-11 11:20
By 2030 we'll be shipping 1.2 billion cellular-module devices each year, says analyst

4G will continue to be the dominant cellular connectivity technology used by IoT devices until 2028, according to a report from Counterpoint Research.…

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Red Hat makes OpenShift a key part of its edge initiative

Wed, 2022-05-11 10:35
Zero-touch provisioning, single-node deployments, and Advanced Cluster Management support confirmed

Red Hat Summit Red Hat is targeting edge deployments with fresh features across a portfolio based around containerized software deployments that build on its Enterprise Linux and OpenShift application platform.…

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Aerospace biz Orbex shows off a prototype Prime on its Scottish stand

Wed, 2022-05-11 09:50
What goes up will also come down. The question is... how?

Orbex is showing off a full-scale prototype of the Prime rocket atop its test stand at Kinloss in Scotland.…

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Comms giant BT sees $30m+ savings in 5 years with ServiceNow project

Wed, 2022-05-11 09:04
IT and network services to replace 56 legacy workflow systems with ServiceNow

UK telecoms and IT services company BT is forecasting £25 million ($30.8 million) in savings over five years by ditching some legacy applications and switching to ServiceNow workflow and automation technologies.…

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Yahoo Japan strives for universal passwordless authentication

Wed, 2022-05-11 08:19
30! million! users! already! moved! to! TXT! and/or! FIDO! Attacks! and! support! requests! both! down!

Yahoo Japan has revealed that it plans to go passwordless, and that 30 million of its 50 million monthly active users have already stopped using passwords in favor of a combination of FIDO and TXT messages.…

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SAS backs Python as alternative to its own language

Wed, 2022-05-11 07:34
Analytics veteran also cosies up to consultancies to extend market reach in IPO year

Analytics industry veteran SAS has announced support for Python in its proprietary analytics studio.…

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LIDAR in iPhones is not about better photos – it's about the future of low-cost augmented reality

Wed, 2022-05-11 07:01
The cost of kit to capture the real world is plummeting, thanks to Apple

For the past six months I've been staring at the backside of my iPhone 13 Pro wondering what possessed Apple to build a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) camera into its flagship smartphone.…

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Indian government accuses Uber of jacking up prices for loyal customers

Wed, 2022-05-11 06:30
Six ride sharing companies forced into consumer redress scheme

India has accused ride-sharing companies of over-charging loyal customers who regularly take the same route, and directed six platforms to become part of a scheme that offers third-party grievance handling services.…

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The end of the iPod – last model available 'while supplies last'

Wed, 2022-05-11 05:57
The day the music died … was probably 2007, when the iPhone made standalone music players redundant

Apple has ended production of the last remaining version of the iPod – the iPod Touch.…

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Intel taps Scale Computing for low-power edge platform

Wed, 2022-05-11 03:59
NUC NUC. Who's there?

Intel Vision Scale Computing announced a strategic partnership with Intel on Monday to offer a fully-integrated, low-power platform for deploying and managing applications at the edge.…

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