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Visual Studio adds ability to edit code in All-in-One Search

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 16:18
Just one more wafer-thin feature to pop in Microsoft's swelling dev suite

Microsoft has added the ability to edit code while in Visual Studio's All-In-One Search user interface.…

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VMware reveals vSphere-as-a-service – but not the price

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 15:30
Cloudy vSphere+ can manage multiple on-prem environments but not VMw-powered public clouds… for now

VMware today revealed details about Project Arctic, the vSphere-as-a-service offering it teased in late 2021, though it won't discuss pricing for another month.…

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Arm jumps on ray tracing bandwagon with beefy GPU design

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 15:00
British chip designer’s reveal comes months after mobile RT moves by AMD, Imagination

Arm is beefing up its role in the rapidly-evolving (yet long-standing) hardware-based real-time ray tracing arena.…

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Soviet-era tech could change the geothermal industry

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 14:30
Gyrotrons can super heat plasma, maybe vaporize 20km of rock, too

A piece of Soviet-era physics equipment may be the key to worldwide geothermal energy.…

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AMD targeted by RansomHouse, cybercrims claim to have '450Gb' in stolen data

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 14:01
Relatively cybercrime newbies not clear on whether it's alleging to have gigabits or gigabytes of chip biz's data

If claims hold true, AMD has been targeted by the extortion group RansomHouse, which says it is sitting on a trove of data stolen from the processor designer following an alleged security breach earlier this year.…

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Arm wants to use cash from planned IPO to fuel growth

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 13:30
CEO says funds could help with mergers, acquisitions, and hiring faster

Arm chief executive Rene Haas is looking to use funds generated by the expected IPO to expand the company, hiring more staff and potentially pursuing acquisitions.…

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YugabyteDB tempts devs with read-committed isolation levels

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 13:01
It's easier than retraining PostgreSQL devs, says distributed relational database startup

YugabyteDB, the self-styled double-decker distributed relational database, has introduced a read-committed isolation level, allowing for more flexibility for devs and bringing it into step with its more established RDBMS rivals.…

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Activist investors join Toshiba board to pave the way to sale

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 12:30
Appointments said to 'strengthen the alignment between shareholders and management'

Toshiba has appointed two directors from activist hedge funds to its board in a move that could tip the balance in favor of a sale that would take the company into private ownership.…

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NASA's mini-spacecraft CAPSTONE just launched on its journey to the Moon

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 12:10
25kg CubeSat the size of a bar fridge will plot course for Gateway space station, pave way for human boots on Moon

Rocket Lab has sent NASA's Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) spacecraft on its way to the Moon atop an Electron rocket launched from New Zealand.…

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Not much of this actually from 'China anymore', says Northern Light Motors boss

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 11:10
UK firm's all-electric 630 three-wheeler is eccentric, but supply chain issues are are less whimsical

Electric vehicles continue to generate headlines while slurping energy from the power grids, but even smaller producers are struggling with supply chain issues.…

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Returning to the Moon on the European Service Module

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 09:53
Moving to series production and dealing with the US, where things are done slightly differently

Interview NASA has set late August as the launch window for its much-delayed Artemis I rocket. Already perched atop the booster is the first flight-ready European Service Module (ESM). Five more are in the pipeline.…

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Running DOS on 64-bit Windows and Linux: Just because you can

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 08:52
DOS isn't dead. You can still run it and its apps, even now

FOSS Fest There are still ways to run DOS apps under 64-bit Windows and Linux, and a lot of free apps to choose from.…

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China's blockchain boosters slam crypto as Ponzi scheme

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 08:02
Communists reckon Bill Gates and Warren Buffet got it right

Executives at China's Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN) – a state-backed initiative aimed at driving the commercial adoption of blockchain technology – labelled cryptocurrency "the biggest Ponzi scheme in human history" in state-sponsored media on Sunday.…

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Cisco compresses Catalyst switches to compact size

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 06:58
Fanless fun for the whole family (if the supply chain functions)

Cisco has shrunk its Catalyst 9200 switches into three compact models.…

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To Washington's relief, GlobalWafers to spend $5 billion on Texas plant

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 05:45
Cash had been burning a hole in company's pocket after deal to buy Siltronic fell through

Taiwan's GlobalWafers announced on Monday a new use for the $5 billion it first earmarked for a purchase of Germany's Siltronics: building a 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer plant in the US state of Texas.…

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Tencent admits to poisoned QR code attack on QQ chat platform

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 04:31
Could it be Beijing was right about games being bad for China?

Chinese web giant Tencent has admitted to a significant account hijack attack on its QQ.com messaging and social media platform.…

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Carnival Cruises torpedoed by US states, agrees to pay $6m after waves of cyber attacks

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 02:58
Now those are some phishing boats

Carnival Cruise Lines will cough up more than $6 million to end two separate lawsuits filed by 46 states in the US after sensitive personal information on customers and employees was accessed in a string of cyber attacks.…

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India extends deadline for compliance with infosec logging rules by 90 days

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 02:02
Helpfully announced extension on deadline day

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the local Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) have extended the deadline for compliance with the Cyber Security Directions introduced on April 28, which were due to take effect yesterday.…

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Hangouts hangs up: Google chat app shuts this year

The Register - Tue, 2022-06-28 00:22
How many messaging services does this web giant need? It's gotta be over 9,000

Google is winding down its messaging app Hangouts before it officially shuts in November, the web giant announced on Monday.…

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OpenSSL 3.0.5 awaits release to fix potential worse-than-Heartbleed flaw

The Register - Mon, 2022-06-27 23:30
Though severity up for debate, and limited chips affected, broken tests hold back previous patch from distribution

The latest version of OpenSSL v3, a widely used open-source library for secure networking using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, contains a memory corruption vulnerability that imperils x64 systems with Intel's Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512).…

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