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James Webb Space Telescope completes its voyage to French Guiana

Wed, 2021-10-13 17:30
Only a million or so miles to go

The multinational James Webb Space Telescope – named after a former NASA administrator – has arrived in French Guiana, home to Europe's Spaceport, with launch finally in sight.…

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Is that a meteorite crashing to Earth? No, it's Chromebook makers coming back to reality

Wed, 2021-10-13 16:45
US market – where 70% Chromies are sold – nears saturation

The march of the Chromebook looks to be over for now, at least in the United States, as consumers and students had their fill during the pandemic and are now buying far fewer machines.…

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For Dell, being edgy now means single-node HCI without virtual storage, and rugged laptops

Wed, 2021-10-13 16:01
Is it really hyperconverged if it has vSphere but not VSAN? Big Mike says 'yes'

Dell has made a play for the edge, with pretty much the same stuff it offers in most other places.…

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Soaring cloud division turns things around for SAP after annus horribilis that was 2020

Wed, 2021-10-13 15:22
Remember those car-crash results in Q3 a year ago? No repeat collision this time round

A year after outlining horrific calendar Q3 financials that caused the share price to crash by €28bn, SAP had no nasty surprises up its sleeves this time.…

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Microsoft .NET updates include C and C++ code in Blazor WebAssembly, release date for Visual Studio 2022

Wed, 2021-10-13 14:30
Just don't mention WPF

Microsoft has come up with its usual monthly splurge of .NET news, including the ability to compile native dependencies into Blazor WebAssembly, and a release date of 8 November for Visual Studio 2022.…

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Ex-camera biz Olympus investigating 'suspicious' network activity again a month after ransomware hit

Wed, 2021-10-13 13:53
Plus: Extortionist gang threatens victims who talk to the press

Olympus, the Japanese company once known for making cameras, is investigating "suspicious" activity on its networks again – a month after those same networks were ravaged by ransomware.…

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Microsoft slices Windows 11 update size by 40% (no, not by cutting hardware support)

Wed, 2021-10-13 12:51
Show me the way to go home, I'm tired and I want to reverse this delta

Microsoft is boasting of how it reckons to have reduced the size of Windows 11 updates. Surprisingly "cutting hardware support" didn't feature.…

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Want to deploy a new Windows VM on Microsoft Azure? Today might not be your lucky day

Wed, 2021-10-13 12:05
Users running non-Windows VMs or existing deployment not affected

It is shaping up to be a Black Wednesday for providers of online services after Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines users suffered lingering near-global glitches that prevented them from spinning up new Windows-based systems.…

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Macintosh Classic II and triceratops skull on auction: One's a dinosaur, the other has three horns on its face

Wed, 2021-10-13 11:30
Christie's 'Science and Natural History' collection isn't joking when it says it's 'a journey in time'

Is the NFT craze dead yet? Right, good, then we can return to a cool auction world where the well-heeled can get their mitts on rather more tangible relics from tech history.…

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I'm diabetic. I'd rather risk my shared health data being stolen than a double amputation

Wed, 2021-10-13 10:45
You want my medical records? Good, take them – now find me a cure

Register debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers and experts go head to head on technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday.

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OVH blames hour-long global outage on human error during network reconfiguration

Wed, 2021-10-13 10:10
'No impact expected' then pop – and weren't they in the process of an IPO?

Hosting provider OVH reckons that its servers are "gradually returning" following a worldwide outage that lasted for around an hour.…

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How Windows NTFS finally made it into Linux

Wed, 2021-10-13 09:15
Microsoft's New Technology File System has been with us for decades and at long, long last it's going to be fully supported for penguins

Opinion Love it or hate it, Linux users in a Windows world must deal with Microsoft's New Technology File System (NTFS). This has always been a pain in the rump. Even after Microsoft finally gave up on its anti-Linux rhetoric and released its patents to the open-source community and expressively opened up its exFAT patents, we still couldn't get into NTFS.…

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And finally... Oracle bags £25m ERP deal to replace East Sussex County Council's SAP R/3 system

Wed, 2021-10-13 08:30
Award delayed nine months due to pandemic

Oracle has won a deal to supply ERP software to East Sussex County Council, on England's south coast, in a delayed £25m project to replace the authority's ageing SAP R/3 system.…

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EU Commission may extend antitrust probe into Nvidia's $54bn merger with Arm

Wed, 2021-10-13 07:30
Investigation to continue into early 2022

Nvidia’s $54 billion bid to takeover British chip designer Arm is reportedly facing more hurdles than expected as the EU Commission extends its antitrust investigation of the deal.…

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Microsoft says Azure fended off what might just be the world's biggest-ever DDoS attack

Wed, 2021-10-13 07:00
Much of the 2.4Tbit/sec came from across Asia and targeted a single Euro-customer

Microsoft claims its Azure cloud has fended off the largest DDOS attack it's detected, which clocked in at 2.4Tbit/sec.…

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Oh my, Grandma, what a big meteorite you have right there on your pillow under that hole in the roof

Wed, 2021-10-13 06:01
Canadian woman's lovely floral linen besmirched by recently-arrived space rock

It was almost midnight in Golden, British Columbia, Canada, a Rocky Mountain city near the border with Alberta, when a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed next to the head of 66-year-old grandma Ruth Hamilton.…

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.NET Foundation admits it 'violated the trust of project maintainers'

Wed, 2021-10-13 03:58
Mashes the Sorry button, offers to reverse forced code migration, and promises not to ever mess with projects again

The beleaguered .NET Foundation has apologised, again, and reversed one of the policies that saw its members revolt.…

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Samsung starts cranking out 14nm DDR5 DRAM

Wed, 2021-10-13 01:58
Now with an extra layer of extreme ultraviolet

Samsung has announced it's fired up mass production of DDR5 DRAM built using five-layer extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV).…

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Android OS vendor variants transmit data with no opt-out

Wed, 2021-10-13 00:36
Study finds privacy gaps in Android implementations from Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Realme, and LineageOS

Google Android devices transmit telemetry data while idle, even when users have opted out, according to study conducted earlier this year by Trinity College Dublin computer scientist Douglas Leith.…

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On Friday NASA's Lucy probe starts its 12-year mission, to explore strange new asteroids

Tue, 2021-10-12 23:50
Astronomers will be searching for clues on how the Solar System formed

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft is set to embark on its 12-year tour, traveling almost four billion miles, to visit eight asteroids near Jupiter during its mission to reveal the Solar System’s origins.…

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