posted about 18 hours ago on the register
Never mind the glue and soldered RAM Apple, on its French website, is now publishing repairability scores for its notoriously difficult to repair products, in accordance with a Gallic environmental law enacted a year ago.…

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Keeping family members out of the country deemed harmful President Biden has issued a proclamation revoking a series of Trump administration proclamations that halted the issuance of green cards for immigrants. The rule change, however, left in place limitations on temporary work visas for skilled foreign workers.…

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Or about five days of annual operating profit ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has offered to pay less than $100m to settle multiple privacy class-action lawsuits in the US.…

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Not literally and all in the name of education Ever idly wonder if a marmot could bring down an ant-eater? Would a fox be foxed by a badger? Could a badger out-badger a fox?…

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Uh huh... it's a good time to be in enterprise security analytics Tired of keeping up with security alerts from your system? Worried that your Security Operations Centre (SOC) is getting deluged in low-level reporting? Fear not: Imperva has produced an aggregator aggregation product that sits over the top of all your other alert-generating security software.…

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Still, it's probably best to stick with eye-wateringly expensive official peripherals In addition to various minor bug fixes, Apple's 11.2.2 update to macOS Big Sur addresses an issue where newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models could be damaged by dodgy third-party USB-C accessories.…

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Also: Old age a bigger risk for Branson's passengers as Virgin Galactic slips again What do you buy the richest man in the world? A ticket to ride on Elon Musk's rocket, judging by the latest delay announced by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin.…

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Though company insists it is 'not a car manufacturer' With its carrier and mobile businesses in turmoil, and no sign of a reprieve from crushing US sanctions, China's Huawei is reportedly lurching into the growing electric vehicle market.…

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Yes, we will never mention the death of the PC again, at least until next time Dell Technologies spent tens billions of dollars to diversify its kit bag beyond computers, yet it was the humble notebook that broke its sales records in 2020.…

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Now, this might shock you, but it's something we like to call 'fun' (if you have friends) The RPG  Greetings, traveller, and welcome back to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column. Loath as I am to feature another early access survival-exploration-crafting adventure for the second month in a row, February's sleeper smash-hit, Valheim, has forced my hand. So onwards, now, to the 10th realm of Norse mythology. Yeah, there was an extra one, didn't you hear?…

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Yeah, you did great, but you should have done better Salesforce shares slid yesterday despite posting revenues of $5.82bn for Q4 of its fiscal '21, up 20 per cent on the same period last year.…

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Worldwide vacancies if you're looking for work – and free ads if you want workers Job Alert  We're running free job ads to try and keep techies in gainful employment during these testing times.…

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Specialist databases will still be necessary, analyst says EDB, a prominant backer of the PostgreSQL open-source database, expects to focus on graph, JSON, and time-series data in the upcoming autumn release. Analysts, however, are sceptical about its ability to optimise for different data models ahead of built for purpose databases.…

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Plus: Full ruling in $5bn High Court case expected by end of Q1 Hewlett Packard Enterprise wants a High Court judge to formally consider a damning report which found that Deloitte auditors committed misconduct when they signed off British software firm Autonomy's annual accounts.…

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Lidar-equipped spherical probes or solar panel-powered cranes, perhaps? The European Space Agency is investigating sending an army of autonomous rovers into underground caves and lava tubes on the Moon.…

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Engineers write off GC abuse because Spectre broke everything anyway In early November, a developer contributing to Google's open-source Chromium project reported a problem with Oilpan, the garbage collector for the browser's Blink rendering engine: it can be used to break a memory defense known as address space layout randomization (ASLR).…

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Well, Brexit meant Brexit One of the consequences of Brexit came back to bite a Seagate customer in the UK who was forced to pay import VAT and brokerage fees on a replacement drive still under warranty that was this month shipped from the Netherlands.…

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A bitter pill best swallowed with eight gallons of swimming pool water Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Those files I promised you? Oh, I'm sorry, they accidentally got taken out with the recycling. A gull swooped down and snatched them out of my hands. They were lost in a tsunami. No, a forest fire. An earthquake. Actually, to tell the truth, my mum put them in the washing machine.…

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A matte-black terminal? Neat! Where can I get one? On Call  Dark Mode is all the rage nowadays, but screens of the blackest black go back further than you might think, as we'll discover in another episode of On Call.…

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posted 1 day ago on the register
And this machine will be used to *check notes* study climate change. Study it or cause it? Computer scientists attempting to build computational replicas of Earth to tackle climate change and environmental disasters reckon they will need a 20MW supercomputer with 20,000 GPUs to run a full-scale simulation.…

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Is The Social Network™ finally declaring a stance in democracy and politics In the latest instalment of Myanmar vs. the internet, Myanmar's military junta has been banned from both Facebook and Instagram. Businesses affiliated with military personnel were also banned.…

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posted 2 days ago on the register
Containerised Tanzu portfolio starts to make serious sales progress VMware has closed its 2021 financial year with $11.8bn of annual revenue, $3.3bn of it earned in Q4.…

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And reckons subscription acceleration means flat revenue is nothing to worry about Nutanix’s new CEO Rajiv Ramaswami has teased new bundles that make it easier to buy and implement more of the company’s products at once.…

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That's what's on offer in new 'supervised' YouTube mode for tweens and teens YouTube has introduced features that allow for "supervision" of tweens and teenagers, but it only works if kids use their parent or guardian’s Google account and only offers pre-programmed filters.…

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Announced rules also require fast takedowns of content, online profile verification, and more After a three-year review process, India has announced strict regulations for instant chat services, social network operators, and video-streaming companies.…

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