posted about 2 hours ago on the register
Big words from co-CEO after Larry Ellison ribs vendor during earnings call Death, taxes and vendor feuds seem the only certainties to which the disheartened technology careerist can cling in these troubled times.…

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'They have not reported an objective analysis' – now that's a zinger A newly published study into the start date for the Earth's magnetic field has provoked claims of foul play among rival academics.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
New leasing and rental options rolled out to tempt buyers stuck in a rut The bank of Hewlett Packard Enterprise - aka its Financial Services arm - is creating a Payment Relief Programme (PRP) to tempt tech buyers to refresh their infrastructure amid a global pandemic and pay later.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
No stopping or slowing down the release cadence of veteran browser Mozilla has squeezed out version 75 of the Firefox browser, crediting "empathy" in its systems for an ability to continue emissions even as Microsoft and Google hit the pause button on their Chromium-based apps.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
We'll have to wait until the US wakes up before we can answer that one In an impressively frank postmortem, Microsoft has admitted that at least part of its organisation was asleep at the wheel in a very real sense while its European DevOps tooling tottered.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
We've got just a few Qs about automation, storage, AI Reader survey  Like other parts of your business, the IT team is beginning to suffer as key people fall sick or need to self-isolate. At the same time, they have the added pressure of supporting many more users working from home, which has dramatically changed some established internal service dynamics.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Quiet legal word leads to blanket month-long delay Exclusive  A UK tribunal halted 60 cases against the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) because the data watchdog's staff can't print documents or electronically organise them into hearing bundles, The Register has learned.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Such a move could standardise deployment of new versions, rather than it being at the whim of OEMs Despite Google's better efforts, operating system updates on Android have long been a fragmented, disconnected mess. The launch of Android 11 will go some way to resolving that, with Google likely to force manufacturers to use the Virtual A/B partitioned updates system.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Another reason to hate auto-play videos: they drain your power Brave has updated its Android web browser and claims a 5 per cent battery saving versus the previous release.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
But outgoing Carphone Warehouse staff can't use government support scheme to defer redundancies Exclusive  Dixons Carphone CEO Alex Baldock and his fellow execs have agreed to a temporary pay cut as they prepare to furlough swathes of the workforce weeks after the UK government forced the closure of stores.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Focus to be 'evolving the technology to a Kubernetes-based platform' Cloud Foundry, home of open-source projects that simplify development and deployment of cloud-native applications, has named former CTO Chip Childers as executive director and VMware's Paul Fazzone as chairman of the board.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Asking price to banish ghost of Active Directory admin past was $1.7m: Redmond paid 'undisclosed amount' Victims of early versions of Microsoft's Active Directory can breathe a sigh of relief: the software giant has snapped up the infamous corp.com domain.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Xbox co-creator Rob Wyatt would like his $260,000 invoice paid, please The architect of a retro games console has sued Atari for allegedly failing to pay his invoices, amounting to $261,720.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Kinsing malware infections surge – so please check your configurations Some Docker installations are getting hammered by malware skiddies hoping to mine digital cash using other people's CPU time.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Changes may help, but big user requests are still missing Microsoft is rolling out improvements to its Teams collaboration software, while no doubt eyeing the success of Zoom in capturing millions of new video-conferencing users as much of the world endures lockdown.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Only half the nation prefers digital radio to analogue, though Britain's airwaves are opening up to DAB versions of local radio stations, Ofcom has declared as it tries to shift more Brits away from AM and FM radio.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
20 million of them coming soon as supply chain muscles flexed Apple has designed a face shield to help health workers stay safer when working around the novel coronavirus.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Picked up xHelper 'matryoshka' trojan? Best to just nuke the site from orbit An Android malware package likened to a Russian matryoshka nesting doll has security researchers raising the alarm, since it appears it's almost impossible to get rid of.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
But warns things probably aren’t great long term, which HPE has just done too Broadcom has told investors that its second quarter looks good, for reasons that may well be bad news in the longer term.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Government and local business told to buy local, but slum it with Google or Microsoft if you must A parliamentary order issued yesterday says the nation’s Department of Cyber Security (DCS) has decided that when government agencies, and some private entities, use videoconferencing: “The underlying video software to be used should not have associated security or privacy concerns, such as the Zoom video communication service.”…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
The spicy memes must flow even under new ‘circuit breaker’ corona-crackdown Singapore has explicitly singled out social media workers as essential contributors to the city state’s economy as it goes into a new phase of coronavirus-crimping precautions.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Speedier license applications possible, uncertainty remains for many The White House has issued an executive order establishing a committee to help the Federal Communications Commission review the participation of foreign companies in US telecommunication services.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
Office 365 will finally get DNSSEC-based protection later this year Microsoft will add DNSSEC and DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) to its email systems by the end of the year, the software giant has announced. That'll be a big thumbs up for the pair of internet security technologies.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
Japanese giant defends decision, says trendy office rental biz didn't meet its terms WeWork sued SoftBank on Tuesday after the Tokyo-based holding company nixed its plan to purchase $3bn in shares of the struggling office-leasing biz from existing shareholders.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
iPhone 6S killer is no longer supported Four years after it hit shelves, Samsung is discontinuing security updates for the venerable Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones.…

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