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Cloud Atlas: Huawei's homegrown AI hardware hits shelves. Oh, and it's working on DNA storage

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 15:57
Machine learning chips for everyone and everything

Chinese IT leviathan Huawei has launched a range of hardware for machine learning applications based on its own specialised silicon.…

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BBM is dead, long live BBMe: Encrypted chat plat opened up to all as consumer version burns

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 15:26
BlackBerry throws lifebelt to marooned users

BlackBerry has said it will open up its BBM Enterprise encrypted chat service to all-comers as the consumer version nears death.…

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Speak your brains on AI platforms: They have been hyped to death... but what's your practical reality?

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 14:37
Is manufacturing proving ground for mainstream solutions?

Reader Study We're all getting a bit fed up with marketeers who tag pretty much anything they can with "AI-enabled" or "powered by AI". But we also know that AI is more than just pure hype – yes, it's a bandwagon, but it can also be both a fundamental technology shift and a deep operational transformation.…

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DevOps grandpa Electric Cloud absorbed into youthful CloudBees

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 13:00
Industry veteran to teach Jenkins-flinger new tricks

CloudBees, DevOps darling and spiritual home of the Jenkins platform, has been on a bit of a spending spree, picking up release orchestration outfit Electric Cloud.…

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Facebook: Yeah, we hoovered up 1.5 million email address books without permission. But it was an accident!

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 12:31
So that's all OK then

Facebook has admitted to harvesting email contacts from 1.5 million people without permission.…

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So how'd this go again... A sea goddess told you in a dream to run for president of Taiwan? OK, Mr Foxconn boss

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 12:07
Founder Terry Gou steps down for new life in political limelight

The boss of Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is stepping down in order to run in upcoming presidential elections in Taiwan.…

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Yes, I may have advised 'some' investors to flog their Autonomy shares, analyst tells High Court

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 11:31
Plus: Other market-watcher 'unaware' of firm's hardware sales

Autonomy Trial A City analyst was accused of being "seriously unethical" after selectively telling investors in Autonomy to sell their stocks in the firm, London's High Court heard earlier this week.…

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What Declaring a Climate Emergency Looks Like

Greenpeace UK - Thu, 2019-04-18 11:20

Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of people around the world at direct risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their future on a healthy, livable planet.

So we need the government to declare a Climate Emergency and take immediate radical action on climate change – because that’s what’s required for our survival.

There are plenty of things the government can do right now that will help prevent climate breakdown / the worst effects of climate change. Here’s what we need them to do:

Ban all new oil and gas production in the UK, including fracking
Drilling for more oil and gas, and opening up a new fossil fuel frontier with fracking, is completely incompatible with the massive reduction in carbon emissions we need to avoid climate disaster.

Triple renewable energy by 2030

Our energy system can and should be run on 100% renewables. If the government set ambitious targets for solar and wind this would massively help the transition. See this great Greenpeace report for more info.

Plant 700 million trees
Trees both soak up carbon from the atmosphere and prevent flooding. To meet the climate emergency, the government needs to set an afforestation target of at least 70,000 hectares per year by 2023. This means planting around 100 million trees per year, ensuring species are suitable for local habitats and ecosystems

Introduce a Frequent Flyer Tax
The UK’s emissions from flying are higher than anywhere in Europe, and equivalent to the whole country emissions of Croatia. A Frequent Flyer Tax would see those who fly more paying more, discouraging extra trips, and would put the cost on the richer in our society who fly the most.

End the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030
Transport is the UK’s highest emitting sector. We need to see a rapid switch to electric vehicles with greater provision for walking and cycling. And the government needs to end the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

Roll out free bus travel for young people and those on lower incomes
As our society changes quickly, it is vital that vulnerable people are not left behind. People on lower incomes should be supported to change their lifestyles to cleaner greener ones which are more readily affordable to wealthier people.

End carbon emissions from heavy industry like steel and cement
Carbon emissions from heavy industry are huge. A range of new and developing technologies could make big cuts here, but they need government support to start happening.

Create millions of jobs in a new green economy
Government support is necessary to help workers transition their skills to the green economy. People working in offshore oil need support to switch to offshore wind, or likewise people working in car engine manufacturing need support to switch to the essential battery technology production for electric cars and power storage – for which there is a huge emerging market in Europe right now.

Retrofit our homes to go zero carbon
Homes account for around 15% of the UK’s greenhouse gas. Making buildings more sustainable is probably one of the toughest sectors to crack because the solutions are so localised and connected to people’s everyday lives, and because in some cases clear technical answers are still being worked out. Joined-up action between improving building efficiency and heat supply is essential and can only be done effectively at a local level. In turn this means empowerment and support for local authorities as they develop, gain consent and deliver projects across their local populations

Radically change the farming and food system to encourage a less meat-based diet
We need a more sustainable, healthy and local food and farming model that encourages people to have a less meat-based diet. As part of that, we need to support our farming communities to shift to more sustainable production methods, and ensure that people on lower incomes or in more precarious circumstances have access to affordable healthier, more sustainable food.

Stepping it up

Greenpeace has been campaigning on climate change for decades. But now we’re stepping up the ambition on our climate work because despite decades of campaigning along with many other people and organisations, the action taken so far by those in power has not been enough to prevent impending climate breakdown.

There is a real disconnect between the actions of politicians and what climate science says we need. In October 2018, world leading scientists said that we don’t have long to transition our society if we want to have a chance of keeping the global climate below 1.5 degrees of warming, which is widely seen as a threshold beyond which the impacts of climate change become unacceptable. We need to stop putting more carbon emissions into our atmosphere and protect carbon sinks like oceans and forests, which soak up carbon dioxide. This means real and immediate action to reduce emissions from transport, heat, energy and food as well as binding international agreements to protect oceans and forests.

Radical action on climate change must be on the top of the political, business and public agenda. It can mean cheaper bills and better jobs – but only if the government makes the right investments, tax plans, and public support for a transition, now. Sign the petition and call on the government to declare a Climate Emergency.

The post What Declaring a Climate Emergency Looks Like appeared first on Greenpeace UK.

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Server at web host 1&1 Ionos decides to take unscheduled day off, sinks a bunch of sites

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:22
Meanwhile, customers complain of complete comms shutdown

Customers of web host 1&1 Ionos are complaining of a lack of communication after the company suffered a day-long server outage that pulled some websites offline.…

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Huawei thanks US for 'raising 5G awareness' by banning firm's wares

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 10:08
It's like talking to my children, sighs marketing bigwig

Huawei top brass took to the stage in Shenzhen this week to insist that everything was fine and dandy in the company's world, despite the shrieking from US lawmakers.…

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Disco Dingo fever: Ubuntu 19.04 has an infrastructure bent, snappier GNOME and another stupid name

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 09:37
New Linux kernel, new build

Pull on those flares and perch atop your most precipitous platforms – Canonical has emitted Ubuntu 19.04, aka "Disco Dingo", with its sights set firmly on infrastructure.…

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We can help you get on top of DevOps, CI/CD and containers, all in one month's time...

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 09:22
Just weeks to go until Continuous Lifecycle London 2019 opens its doors

Events We’ll be opening the doors at Continuous Lifecycle in less than one month, and we really want you to join us to discuss containers, DevOps, Continuous Delivery and much, much more.…

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Google hits brand slam stamping AMP with more crypto glam

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 08:03
All your URLs are belong to u

On Tuesday Google renovated its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) web publishing format, making it more secure with less Chocolate Factory branding - a change certain to be welcomed by publishers committed to AMP.…

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Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 07:04
Coding lingo represents an effort to realize 'regularized programming'

Interview Microsoft has introduced a new open source programming language called Bosque that aspires to be simple and easy to understand by embracing algebraic operations and shunning techniques that create complexity.…

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Surprising absolutely no one at all, Samsung's folding-screen phones knackered within days

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 06:04
Hacks hacked off by Galaxy Fold fail – at least the mobes haven't caught fire (yet)

Samsung’s space-age Galaxy Fold smartphones, which you can fold in half to pop in your pocket, are cracking up after just a few days of use.…

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2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Final Table Set

Poker News Daily - Thu, 2019-04-18 04:22

It is a two horse race in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event as Day 4 has come to the close and the final table has been set. James Carroll is the chip leader with 18.525 million chips, followed closely by Maria Ho – fresh off of her “Broadcaster of the Year” honor at the Global Poker Awards – with 16.650 million chips.

There is a huge gap between Carroll and Ho and the other four players. Ami Alibay, sitting in third place, has fewer than half the chips of Ho. The third through sixth players combined have barely more than Carroll himself does. That’s not to say that nobody but the top two have a chance; just one or two hands can change fortunes (figurately and literally) very quickly. One might expect that Carroll and Ho will attack the other players, hoping those four will try to outlast each other to move up the payout ladder.

Aside from the two chip leaders, another player of note at the final table is Eric Afriat, who is gunning for his third World Poker Tour title. He won the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open last season, cashing for more than $650,000, and earned his first WPT crown five seasons ago when he won this very event, cashing in for more than a million bucks.

One player who did not reach the final table but is worthy of mention nonetheless is former NFL star Richard Seymour. Since retiring from football, Seymour has made poker a very serious hobby and has appeared in many major tournaments. He has never won any tournaments of note (his one victory was for less than $1,000), but he has cashed seven times on the World Poker Tour. His finish this week – 15th place – was his best on the Tour and considering the size of the field, it is easily his most impressive. Seymour’s largest cash came in last year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller event, where he finished third for $376,360.

As mentioned yesterday, the tournament is now on pause until May 30th, as it is one the new delayed final table events that the World Poker Tour instituted this season. The six remaining players get a break for a month and a half and will be flown out to Las Vegas to finish things off at the Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena. Assuming things work how they did with three other WPT events recently, there will be other tournaments that will have their final tables in the same week, each taking place on consecutive days at the glitzy venue.

Everyone left in the tourney is now guaranteed at least $148,380, though unlike the former WSOP November Nine, they are not paid sixth place money in advance. The winner will take home $715,175.

2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event – Final Table Chip Counts
  1. James Carroll – 18,525,000
  2. Maria Ho – 16,650,000
  3. Ami Alibay – 8,175,000
  4. Eric Afriat – 4,425,000
  5. Chad Eveslage – 3,350,000
  6. Jerry Wong – 3,225,000

The post 2019 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Final Table Set appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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Hey criminals, need a getaway car? It turns out there's an app for that... Car share tool halts ops amid shock crime wave

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 00:58
Mobe software biz suspends service, 12 people held by cops

The maker of a car-hire smartphone app has temporarily halted its service in Chicago after dozens of its vehicles were stolen.…

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Cisco whispers the three little words to really get an ASR 9000 net admin's blood pumping: Remote unauthenticated access

The Register - Thu, 2019-04-18 00:14
Critical patch available now for those with vulnerable kit

Cisco has issued a security patch for a flaw in some of its routers that can be exploited by miscreants to potentially rifle through telecommunications networks.…

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Insane in the domain: Sea Turtle hackers pwn DNS orgs to dash web surfers on the rocks of phishing pages

The Register - Wed, 2019-04-17 23:25
Website settings altered to point visitors to malicious clones

Internet domain registrars and at least one registry were hijacked to change certain websites' DNS settings so that visitors to said sites were in fact directed to password-stealing phishing pages, researchers detailed on Wednesday.…

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China Mobile, you can kiss good Pai to America: FCC to ban 'spy risk' telco from US

The Register - Wed, 2019-04-17 21:17
Welcome to the free market as defined by right-wing politics

America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will block the entry of the world's largest mobile company – China Mobile – into the US market, citing security concerns.…

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