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Microsoft issues fix for Windows 11 Wi-Fi hotspots

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:00
Meanwhile, 'search highlights' will tell you 'what's special about each day'

Microsoft has dropped a preview of its next batch of Windows fixes, slipping a resolution for broken Wi-Fi hotspots in among the goodies.…

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Inspur joins Arm gang with 2U box running Ampere silicon

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 14:15
Arm ecosystem elbowing its way into third largest server vendor in the world

China-based server maker Inspur has joined the Arm server ecosystem, unveiling a rackmount system using Arm-based chips.…

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Back-to-office mandates won't work, says Salesforce's Benioff

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 13:30
As industry and governments push to get workers crammed into commuter trains, glass box edifices, tech boss says: 'Why?'

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has doubled down on his company's stance on working from home and flexible working, that great pandemic debate.…

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Semiconductor boom could be coming to an end – analysts

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 13:00
Record revenues buoyed by surge in demand over the last couple of years, but nothing lasts forever

The semiconductor market is flattening out after a period of record revenues, according to research outfit Omdia.…

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Microsoft unboxes Exchange Online certification in bid to push customers off-prem

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 12:18
More support engineers needed to keep the email flowing, it seems

Microsoft has added a certification to augment the tired eyes and haunted expressions of Exchange support engineers.…

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Teslasuit demo: Taking a crack at force feedback with the 'Glove'

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 11:28
A virtual world at your fingertips with the idea that you feel something gripping your hand

Virtual reality is all well and good, but decent haptics and a bit of force feedback are essential for it to be truly immersive. The Register donned the Teslasuit Glove at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.…

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Google: How we tackled this iPhone, Android spyware

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 10:46
Watching people's every move and collecting their info – not on our watch, says web ads giant

Spyware developed by Italian firm RCS Labs was used to target cellphones in Italy and Kazakhstan — in some cases with an assist from the victims' cellular network providers, according to Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG).…

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First steps into the world of thought leadership: What could go wrong?

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 10:02
I have decided to become a double-spaced, three-word sentenced, humble-bragtastic genius

Something for the Weekend "I have just read your profile. Have you ever thought about becoming a real estate agent?"…

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The perfect crime – undone by the perfect email backups

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 08:30
And we would have gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for you meddling geeks!

On Call A tale of theft, fraud and understanding the meaning of "Delete" to end your working week. Welcome to a legally questionable episode of On Call.…

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AWS sent edgy appliance to the ISS and it worked – just like all the other computers up there

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 07:57
Congrats, AWS, you’ve boldly gone where the Raspberry Pi has already been

Amazon Web Services has proudly revealed that the first completely private expedition to the International Space Station carried one of its Snowcone storge appliances, and that the device worked as advertised.…

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'Universal processor' company Tachyum joins European HPC think tank

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 07:33
Still no closer to releasing timeline for its '128 exaflops' AI super, though – and no one's tested the chips yet

Tachyum, the outfit aiming to develop a "universal processor" for HPC and artificial intelligence workloads, has joined the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), a think-tank promoting European HPC research and innovation.…

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Beijing-backed attackers use ransomware as a decoy while they conduct espionage

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 07:04
They're not lying when they say 'We stole your data' – the lie is about which data they lifted

A state-sponsored Chinese threat actor has used ransomware as a distraction to help it conduct electronic espionage, according to security software vendor Secureworks.…

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NSO claims 'more than 5' EU states use Pegasus spyware

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 06:22
And it's like, what ... 12, 13,000 total targets a year max, exec says

NSO Group told European lawmakers this week that "under 50" customers use its notorious Pegasus spyware, though these customers include "more than five" European Union member states.…

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Cisco quits Moscow

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 05:45
Networking titan to shutter Russia and Belarus presence, after previously stopping operations

Cisco has decided it's time to leave Russia and Belarus, almost four months after stopping operations in response to Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine.…

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Xi Jinping himself weighs in on how Big Tech should deploy FinTech

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 03:29
Beijing also outlines its GovTech vision and gets very excited about data

China's government has outlined its vision for digital services, expected behavior standards at China's big tech companies, and how China will put data to work everywhere – with president Xi Jinping putting his imprimatur to some of the policies.…

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NASA wants nuclear reactor on the Moon by 2030

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 01:45
Space boffins task engineers with creating 40kW lunar fission plant that can operate for ten years

NASA has chosen the three companies it will fund to develop a nuclear fission reactor ready to test on the Moon by the end of the decade.…

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ZTE intros 'cloud laptop' that draws just five watts of power

The Register - Fri, 2022-06-24 00:45
The catch: It hooks up to desktop-as-a-service and runs Android – so while it looks like a laptop ...

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE has announced what it claims is the first "cloud laptop" – an Android-powered device that the consumes just five watts and links to its cloud desktop-as-a-service.…

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Intel withholds Ohio fab ceremony over US chip subsidies inaction

The Register - Thu, 2022-06-23 23:19
$20b factory construction start date unchanged – but the x86 giant is not happy

Intel has found a new way to voice its displeasure over Congress' inability to pass $52 billion in subsidies to expand US semiconductor manufacturing: withholding a planned groundbreaking ceremony for its $20 billion fab mega-site in Ohio that stands to benefit from the federal funding.…

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Now Amazon debuts an AI programming assistant – CodeWhisperer

The Register - Thu, 2022-06-23 22:34
Did they get GitHub Copilot to write it?

Amazon at its re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Thursday announced a preview of an automated programming assistance tool called CodeWhisperer.…

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SpaceX: 5G expansion could kill US Starlink broadband

The Register - Thu, 2022-06-23 21:21
It would be easier to take this complaint seriously if Elon wasn't so Elon

If the proposed addition of the 12GHz spectrum to 5G goes forward, Starlink broadband terminals across America could be crippled, or so SpaceX has complained. …

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