posted about 1 hour ago on the register
Robust cloud, business not enough to overcome concerns about decline in Windows hardware maker revenue Microsoft's $46.2bn in revenue for its fourth quarter of 2021, and profits rising 47 per cent to $16.5bn, shows the continued strength in its cloud business, investors were told on Tuesday.…

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posted about 3 hours ago on the register
18GB of Dutch fishing supplier's data left in unsecured server Dutch fishing supply specialist Raven Hengelsport left details of around 246,000 customers visible to anyone on a misconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud server for months.…

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posted about 4 hours ago on the register
'It was pretty convincing until the very end,' says host Jim Browning The Tech Support Scams YouTube channel has been erased from existence in a blaze of irony as host and creator Jim Browning fell victim to a tech support scam that convinced him to secure his account – by deleting it.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Reports of skin problems and a recall in Australia move social ad biz to action Before Facebook can "bring the metaverse to life," it will first have to deal with customers dismantling their Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets for repairs because their faces have been irritated.…

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posted about 5 hours ago on the register
Breach reporting law might have effect on overseas operators too The British government wants to make Amazon, Google, and other digital service providers report cybersecurity breaches to the Information Commissioner, according to newly published plans.…

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posted about 6 hours ago on the register
Speed and stability top list of NoSQL database's features, Netflix dev says After an Apple engineer called an 11th-hour halt to the release, Cassandra 4.0 has finally launched flaunting newfound stability, speed and consistency, according to the open-source project's users and contributors.…

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posted about 7 hours ago on the register
Microblogging site turned off its website for Build 2011 attendees Microsoft veteran Raymond Chen has reminded us of the time when Twitter misdetected the overexcited developer emissions from the 2011 Build conference as a denial-of-service attack and hit the mute button.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Risky and annoying? Microsoft has a new app store coming to both Windows 10 and 11, but some applications will use their own update mechanisms, raising security and user experience concerns.…

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posted about 8 hours ago on the register
Operator shall talk unto operator or the big stick will be wielded UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has kicked off a consultation process regarding licence applications for non-geostationary satellite orbit (NGSO) systems such as Starlink and OneWeb.…

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posted about 9 hours ago on the register
Commercial EUV LPDDR4 modules in the works now, but the 1anm node is still being treated as a test-bed Memory maker SK Hynix has boasted of its best sales quarter since prior to the pandemic, and confirmed the start of volume production on its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) product line.…

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posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Accoutancy software goes TITSUP* as biz users can't invoice customers nor see who's paid their bills Hundreds of thousands of small businesses are having trouble raising invoices and sorting out their monthly payroll following an outage at accounting software-as-a-service outfit Xero.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
Competition in celebration of the BBC Micro's 40th anniversary The UK's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is running a competition aimed at recreating the bleeps, whistles, and flatulent squawks of video game music from years gone by.…

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posted about 11 hours ago on the register
First-timer wins maximum payout through HackerOne programme Shopify has forked out $50,000 (£36,150) in a bug bounty payment to computer science student Augusto Zanellato following the discovery of a publicly available access token which gave world+dog read-and-write access to the company's source code repositories.…

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posted about 12 hours ago on the register
Hints at new Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip models too A Samsung rep has confirmed the Korean giant won't deliver a new Note phablet this year, but has disclosed a pair of new folding phones and the company's first S Pen for foldables, which will debut in August.…

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posted about 13 hours ago on the register
Force still stinging after CGI fiasco ended up costing more than hoped for North Wales Police is tendering for new workplace, data centre, and network support contracts in deals potentially worth up to £40m after a five-year agreement with CGI offered opaque results.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
The silicon is weak, but the iron is strong Bork!Bork!Bork!  "Steam powered" is occasionally used in an unkind fashion to describe computer hardware past its best. Today's entry in the bork archives takes the phrase to a whole other place.…

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posted about 14 hours ago on the register
Right-to-repair activists welcome policy wins with caution Feature  It was the middle of harvest, and Sarah Rachor wasn't happy. Ranchor, who runs a farm with her father in Sidney, Montana, was baling hay in the field when the tractor she was using shut down without warning. The culprit was a sensor that detected the tractor was overheating. In reality, it wasn't.…

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posted about 15 hours ago on the register
Decentralised comms is where it's at As Microsoft doubles down on efforts to kill Skype persuade users to chat with Teams, former Skype developer Jaan Tallinn has dropped some cash into the latest funding round for open-source IM client Element.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Customers are afraid of commitment, so new rules for enterprise APIs promise to stick around until you ride off into the sunset Google has acknowledged that it makes life hard for users when killing off little-loved products, by announcing an API policy that will keep its cloudy interfaces alive for as long as customers are using them.…

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posted about 16 hours ago on the register
Try the SANS DFIR-ence in Berlin this October Promo  Whether it’s hunting for threats, tracking down security breaches, or gathering evidence, intuition helps though a thorough grounding in the latest techniques and tools for the platform in question is essential.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
Reveals tech roadmap that contains some real change, some renaming Intel has announced that Amazon Web Services has become the first customer for its foundry services packaging solutions, and that Qualcomm has become a partner of sorts in a silicon manufacturing process said to represent a step change beyond current Intel tech.…

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posted about 17 hours ago on the register
We speak to the scientists involved Plumes of water vapor on Ganymede have been spotted for the first time in the atmosphere of Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon.…

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posted about 18 hours ago on the register
'Avatars' that roam around space station, or do work with high performance hands, to be controllable from the ground The International Space Station is getting mobile robot “space avatars” controllable by the public from Earth, courtesy of a joint project between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and ANA Holdings’ telepresence start-up avatarin.…

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posted about 20 hours ago on the register
Has since been recovered, and Scaleway now ships disks with GPS trackers It sounds like a "dog ate my homework" excuse for the cloud age, but Euro-cloud Scaleway says one of its solid-state disks was stolen from a truck, turned up in the hands of a YouTuber, and has now made its way back home.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
But the idea of blockchain-powered money is worth government consideration The International Monetary Fund has called on nations to consider using blockchain tech to improve financial services, but warned that dabbling with private cryptocurrencies is vastly risky.…

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