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Backup crack-up: Fasthosts locks people out of data storage for days amid WCry panic

Wed, 2017-05-17 20:04
Windows Server 2k3 kit yanked, replacement slow to arrive

Fasthosts left some customers without access to their backups for roughly six days – after it tore down systems it feared were vulnerable to the WannaCry malware.…

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US court decision will destroy the internet, roar Google, Facebook et al

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:56
Effort to redraw online copyright rules receives furious response

Internet giants Google, Facebook and a wide range of organizations from Pinterest to Kickstarter to Wikimedia have responded furiously to a recent decision by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that could have huge liability implications for online companies.…

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'The last thing I want is a software dev taking control of my craft'

Wed, 2017-05-17 17:52
Oi, Amazon. Still think you're going to do domestic drone deliveries?

The UK's Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy “don’t understand” airspace traffic management – and UK‑focused drone software startups might be closer to the government view than they like to think.…

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Why being late isn't fatal for Samsung Pay

Wed, 2017-05-17 17:02
It's all to play for

Samsung has finally launched its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay, in the UK. The chaebol acquired the technology by buying LoopPay and launched the service in South Korea in August 2015.…

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Taking a bite out of our profit, Apple? Let's get legal, says Qualcomm

Wed, 2017-05-17 16:33
Files complaint over claims contract makers withholding license payments

Qualcomm is suing Chinese iPhone and iPad contract makers it says have stopped paying it royalties at the behest of Apple.…

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Posting in an EPYC thread: AMD renames Xeon-bashing Naples

Wed, 2017-05-17 16:01
Data centre CPU boasts more cores, IO, memory bandwidth than Intel's

AMD has renamed its Zen-based Naples processor as the EPYC brand, pitching it as a data centre server CPU, and hopes to make inroads into both the dual-socket and single-socket server markets.…

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HGST paints go-faster stripes on Ultrastar flash drive range

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:09
The SS300 comes in 2bits/cell and 3bits/cell variants

HGST has released the Ultrastar SS300, an enterprise server SSD that's 1.6 times faster than its predecessor.…

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Ransomware fear-flinger Uiwix fails to light

Wed, 2017-05-17 14:27
Stand down, folks. Back to Defcon none

A ransomware variant, dubbed Uiwix, that abuses the same vulnerability as WannaCrypt has turned out to be something of a damp squib.…

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Flash funds: Micron to rain cash on Excelero – sources

Wed, 2017-05-17 14:01
SolidScale software supplier gets closer relationship with up-the-stack moving MIcron

We understand Micron has invested in Excelero, the software supplier for its SolidScale all-flash NVME array.…

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Made for each other! IBM awarded $700m outsourcing gig to cut costs at transport giant

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:33
If you want to slash overheads, you're learning from the best

Beleaguered Canadian train and plane giant Bombardier has signed a six-year $700m contract with IBM to outsource tech management and, er, cut costs – something Big Blue has expended considerable effort doing itself.…

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Samsung Galaxy S8+: We stroked our claws across it for one week

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:11
Mr Slurpy lives next door

Review The Galaxy S8+ is like a nine course meal of desserts – tiramisus, trifles, ice creams, one after another – that you have to eat with chopsticks and a straw.…

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Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:40
This (probably) isn't a spear phishing attack but we were too afraid to verify

Official anti-ransomware advice issued by police to businesses can only be read by clicking on a link titled "Ransomware" which leads direct to a file helpfully named "Ransomware.pdf".…

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Leeds police issue appeal for man-sized todger

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:04
Pricking your memory, anyone?

West Yorkshire police are seeking a giant penis who may have witnessed a serious assault in Leeds city centre in April.…

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Britain shouldn't turn its back on EU drone regs, warns aerospace boffin

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:41
That is if you ever want to sell or use UK-certified kit abroad

The UK's ability to successfully export – and import – drone technology relies on our aviation safety regulators staying as closely aligned with the EU as possible, Royal Aeronautical Society UAV committee chairman Tony Hadley told The Register.…

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Coming Xeon 'scalable' family will run SAP HANA 1.6 times faster

Wed, 2017-05-17 11:17
Optane persistent memory support from Cascade Lake Xeon SPs in 2018

Intel says its coming Xeon SPs (scalable processors) will run in-memory SAP HANA workloads 1.59 times faster than a Xeon E7 v4 system*, and has demonstrated Optane DIMMs.…

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Yo, patch that because scum still wanna exploit WannaCrypt-linked vuln

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:56
Significant number of devices continue to expose Windows SMB on port 445

Vulnerable Windows Server Message Block (SMB) shares central to last week's WannaCrypt outbreak are still widely deployed and frequently hunted, security researchers warn.…

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ICO fines telco £100k for 3.2m mobile phone text spamhammer

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:25
Over 1k complain about free tablets, smartwatches wheeze

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined Fareham telco Onecom Limited £100,000 for sending spam texts.…

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Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs, which could mean – oh my gosh – exabyte racks

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:03
I need to take a cold shower

Global travel systems business Amadeus is testing 100TB SSDs.…

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Speaking in Tech: WTH is NVMe? Basically it just makes things go a bit quicker

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:30
Podcast Plus: Is America anti-innovation?
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Management's agile, digital (insert buzzword here) strategy ossifying? Blame the Red Queen

Wed, 2017-05-17 09:02
Young servers, old servers, no middle-aged servers

"In our country," Alice told the Red Queen in Through the Looking-Glass, "you'd generally get to somewhere else – if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."…

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