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13/04/2021 20:06:08  

Living on the Edge as SA networks roll out

The move to 5G has allowed vendors and carriers to fundamentally rethink how their networks are structured. Once the norm, tightly integrated vendor-specific hardware is gradually being supplanted by virtualized alternatives that run happily on standards-agnostic kit. Jumping on the bandwagon is Japanese provider NEC, which today said it would use RedHat's OpenShift Kubernetes platform for its upcoming 5G hardware.…

13/04/2021 19:06:09  

It's like the 2000s all over again, sighs Bitdefender

Cracked copies of Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are stealing browser session cookies and Monero cryptocurrency wallets from tightwads who install the pirated software, Bitdefender has warned.…

13/04/2021 18:06:09  

Surface Headphones 2+ also available and a range of 'Modern' kit coming in the next few months

Microsoft has opened the order books on the fourth generation of its Surface Laptop, replete with Intel-baiting AMD chippery in the line-up.…

13/04/2021 17:06:10  

Beta expected in a matter of weeks, production release planned for summer

AWS has introduced the OpenSearch project, the new name for its open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana.…

13/04/2021 16:06:08  

After 17 years into a 13-year mission, that's not bad

Northrop Grumman's second Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) has docked with Intelsat's IS-10-02 satellite, potentially extending the life of the latter by five years.…

13/04/2021 15:06:05  

Support has fallen behind and fixing it is a challenge

Unity software developer Josh Peterson has spoken about the future of .NET support in the widely used game development engine.…

13/04/2021 14:06:10  

Sounds kind of like a vaccination passport for California offices

Salesforce has waded into the heated debate over vaccine passports, suggesting they may be a means of getting employees back into the office. Just don't call them vaccine passports.…

13/04/2021 13:06:11  

Looks like classic case of failing to scale to meet inevitable demand

The UK's National Health Service is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 45 and above however the volume of interest has made the appointment-booking website prone to wobbles.…

13/04/2021 13:06:11  

'After saying this, I immediately received hostile messages' says pumpking of version 5.x

On Monday, the Perl Core developer known as Sawyer X announced his intention to leave the three-person Perl Steering Committee, or Council, and the Perl Core group because of what he described as community hostility.…

13/04/2021 12:06:04  

A hot £22m for a bit of CAZ-ual software support

The UK government is on the hunt for a supplier to support and maintain the software behind its controversial Clean Air Zone (CAZ) policy in a tender that could result in a £22m contract.…

13/04/2021 11:06:02  

Analysis of Computer Misuse Act cases also draws heavily on El Reg archives

An academic researcher has analysed more than 100 Computer Misuse Act cases to paint a picture of the sort of computer-enabled criminals who plague Great Britain’s digital doings in the 21st Century.…

13/04/2021 10:06:04  

BlazorWebView arrives on desktop applications. Too convoluted?

Microsoft has shipped preview 3 of its forthcoming .NET 6 framework with a bunch of updates including the addition of Windows desktop to its Multi-platform App UI (MAUI).…

13/04/2021 09:07:18  

Remaining .uk registry board members ignore demands of campaign that has already removed CEO

Nominet has chosen civil war over compromise, formally rejecting members' calls to install former BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons as chair of the .uk registry operator.…

13/04/2021 08:06:03  

New version for England dead on arrival just as UK eases lockdown rules

An update for the NHS's COVID-19 test-and-trace app for England has been blocked by both Apple and Google because it added the ability for users to store and share location data.…

13/04/2021 08:06:03  

NICE DCV also gets support for Apple's M1 silicon

If you’re looking for another reason to fear webcam complications during a video chat, Amazon Web Services has two things for you.…

13/04/2021 07:06:01  

Requires Alipay to open to competition but stops short of ordering company break up

China has again cracked down on Alibaba, this time by ordering its fintech arm Ant Group to become a financial holding company that is subject to tighter regulations.…

13/04/2021 06:06:03  

Jakarta bit barn offers subset of services - CLI, GPU, some storage services, advanced security services and serverless aren't on offer

Chinese web giant Tencent has opened its first cloud data center in Indonesia.…

13/04/2021 06:06:03  

Won’t say when flight tests will resume, because uploads and testing are hard when your machine is 15 light minutes away

NASA will upload a ‘minor modification’ of flight control software to the Ingenuity helicopter ahead of its first attempt at powered flight on Mars, and says the process of doing so means it can’t say when attempts to send craft into Red skies will take place…

13/04/2021 03:05:57  

That’s Self-Paced Online Training, says SANS Institute

Promo Working in cybersecurity means always keeping your skills bang up to date. But what are your options when the challenges of blocking out time for traditional in person training are compounded by pandemic-related restrictions?…

13/04/2021 02:05:57  

Also, President Biden hosts meeting to mull over silicon shortage

Intel has offered to fabricate chips for cars within the next six to nine months to help automakers brought to their knees by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.…

13/04/2021 01:06:02  

And we're so sorry for not warning staff or anyone else about his board reelection, adds foundation

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) on Monday apologized for mishandling the announcement last month that founder Richard Stallman, or RMS, had been reelected to its board of directors – and published a statement from RMS both justifying his behavior and apologizing for it.…

13/04/2021 00:05:56  

Highest Q1 figures since 2012

It’s still boom time for makers of personal computers. The buying frenzy that started in the pandemic has spilled into the first quarter of 2021 with global shipments into the channel swelling by more than half to a staggering 82 million boxes.…

13/04/2021 00:05:56  

Effort to get accurate info gets more serious under new chairwoman

The FCC is encouraging netizens to use its internet speed mobile app in an effort to finally get accurate broadband data across the United States.…

12/04/2021 22:05:55  

To complement his $300m Bond villain base in Hawaii

After Oracle announced plans to relocate its headquarters from California to Texas, CTO and founder Larry Ellison said he would not be coming along as he's happy in Hawaii.…

12/04/2021 22:05:55  

Also another data processing unit, system-on-a-chip for self-driving cars

GTC Nvidia says it has designed an Arm-based general-purpose processor named Grace for training massive neural networks and powering supercomputers, and plans to ship it in 2023.…