posted 6 days ago on the register
US$32 BEEELLION to change hands as Japanese giant gets into the chip biz British semiconductor designer ARM is about to be acquired by Japan's SoftBank, according to reports in financial press.…

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In July 1966, Charles Kao looked into glass and saw the future of telecoms One of the seminal developments in modern telecommunications turns 50 years old this month: the paper that bootstrapped the world of optical fibre communications.…

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Virtzilla's mistakes show how Microsoft must not package its hyperconverged cloud By most accounts VMware's first stab at hyperconvergence, the EVO:RAIL software-defined Nutanix clone, was a decent set of software.…

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Blowfish is faster than SHA256, and that's a problem when servers talk back A bug in OpenSSH allows an attacker to check whether user names are valid on a 'net-facing server - because the Blowfish algorithm runs faster than SHA256/SHA512.…

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SKA precursor publishes 'first light' images The operators of the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa have switched on its first 16 dishes and, pretty much immediately, spotted more than 1,200 new galaxies.…

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Aerial inspectors, air traffic control and flying COWs ahead Vid  AT&T is planning to rapidly expand its use of drones – it can already put one of the gizmos in the air virtually anywhere over continental United States.…

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Someone pressed the wrong button in portal redesign Weird emails from Samsung to third-party developers containing usernames and passwords had some worried that the chaebol had been hacked. But the electronics giant says it's nothing to worry about.…

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Quick, man the VPNs! Access to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter is blocked in Turkey tonight amid an ongoing attempted military coup in the NATO nation. The cyber-blockade has failed to prevent pictures from the unfolding uprising spilling onto the internet, though.…

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Mall patrol droid maker hits back at claims its machine ran over a kid The maker of the security guard robot that allegedly ran down a toddler in a Silicon Valley shopping mall last week has claimed its droid is innocent.…

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US watchdog puts out advisory for other smart home makers The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided not to move forward with an investigation against smart-home company Nest and its decision to end support for the Revolv hub.…

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All that nagware hasn't worked When Windows 10 launched, Microsoft claimed it would have the new operating system on a billion devices by mid-2018. That isn't going to happen, however, Redmond has now admitted.…

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Senatorial janitorial US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has thrown a hissy fit over the refusal of Apple CEO Tim Cook to attend a Senate hearing on encryption.…

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Which one is the secure one, you ask? Ha ha, you crack us up Adobe says a buggy installer is the reason some people have two different versions of Flash Player on their Windows PCs.…

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Cyber-robbers flee Taiwan with swag swiped from 'malware-infected machines' Authorities in Taiwan are trying to work out how hackers managed to trick a network of bank ATMs into spitting out millions.…

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Everyone except Google wants reform Technology trade organizations have urged the US Congress to replace the country's antique privacy protection laws – after a New York court stopped American prosectors from seizing emails from servers offshore in Ireland.…

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Could containerised server protection be coming too? It's likely Backgrounder  Commvault’s Chief Communications Officer Bill Wohl was in London yesterday, and wanting to emphasise how well Commvault has recovered from the dip in its fortunes caused by customers moving to the cloud faster than anticipated.…

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Use old hardware and inexpensive, even free, storage software In the last two or three years I've talked a lot about "Flash & Trash." A two-tier storage strategy to best cope with the increasing demand of high IOPS and low latency from primary applications on the one hand, and high capacity, associated with throughput at times, on the other.…

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Web schmeb: Telly is back ad-slingers The upfront market for broadcast and cable networks has taken an unexpected U-turn from last year’s dip, seeing an increase in advertising sales of $800m to $18.6bn in the most recent completion.…

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Expect 10 x longer life 3D NAND SSDs from biz NVXL is bringing an enhanced endurance SSD to market by using NVMdurance technology.…

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Pokemon Go mobile malfeasance spinning out of control Security firms have repeated warnings that unofficial versions of Pokemon Go are likely tainted with spyware or trojans.…

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Team says it has already sniffed malware-flingers BAE Systems has been recruited to help SWIFT's newly formed Customer Service Intelligence team in a bid to get ahead of cyber-criminals targeting banks connected to the global financial messaging service.…

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Er. What? Comment  ISPs should be banned from “speeding up” internet packets, says a former senior member of Obama’s White House crack tech team, the Office of Science and Technology Policy.…

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What next for the Capita-loving chief exec? Head of O2 Ronan Dunne - he of "sending staff to Capita is better than redundancy" fame - has stepped down from the biz after eight years.…

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Just as well it’s a post-money sharing economy Impossible.com, the world-changing “sharing economy” website founded by millionaire supermodel and polymath Lily Cole lost even more money last year.…

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Tell me, what is it your department is in charge of protecting again? The department entrusted with the protection of corporate data is seemingly somewhat less bothered when it comes to guarding personal info.…

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