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Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

13 hours 43 min ago
Taller, narrower, and (some) notchier

The shape of the smartphone is changing as a fad turns into a long-term trend, a business analyst has noted.…

Continuous Lifecycle 2019 call for papers is open NOW

14 hours 28 min ago
Who do we want on stage? You of course

Events Continuous Lifecycle London returns in May 2019, and we want to hear your proposals for conference sessions and all-day workshops, spanning the full range of agile, DevOps, application lifecycle management, CD, and container technologies and methodologies.…

Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you

14 hours 50 min ago
Breakup lays bare Chipzilla's failures

Comment Micron's commercial discussions with Intel over 3D XPoint have concluded that the tech partnership will be dissolved once second-gen development is completed next year.…

Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

15 hours 48 min ago
When dumb is usually smart enough

Analysis Imagine if Intel had decided in the 1980s that all of its CPUs henceforth would have a vast parallel processing unit worthy of a Cray supercomputer, integrated into every chip. This would quadruple the price of an Intel microprocessor, but "future-proof" its PCs.…

Samsung’s new phone-as-desktop is slick, fast and ready for splash-down ... somewhere

16 hours 31 min ago
DeX Pad doesn’t have an obvious role, but finding one will be fun

Hands-On I’m typing this story on a phone – a Galaxy S9+ to be precise, lodged in Samsung’s new “DeX Pad” not-a-dock that turns its high-end handsets into passable desktops when connected to a monitor or tellie over HDMI.…

PayPal's pal Venmo spaffs your pals' payments – and yours

16 hours 59 min ago
200 million transactions visible to all, inc. the inside dope on a cannabis seller's annual sales

PayPal-owned digital wallet Venmo shares way too much data via its public API, according to Berlin-based researcher Hang Do Thi Duc.…

Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes

17 hours 34 min ago
If ye can board Microsoft accounts, Azure AD or even OpenID without the skipper knowing, loot be your reward

Microsoft’s launched a new bug bounty program, this time for identity services.…

Samsung touts bonkers-fast 8 Gbit DRAM for phones, AIs

18 hours 1 sec ago
Chip ships 6,400 Mbps, cuts power consumption

Samsung has shown off the first prototype of a somewhat-bonkers DRAM chip: at 8 Gbits, it's not news in terms of scale, but the LPDDR5 silicon pushes bits out the door at 6,400 megabits per second.…

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking

18 hours 34 min ago
Especially sysadmins who want to get off the fix-this-PC-now treadmill

Google thinks the time has come for widespread adoption of PCs-as-a-service, so has offered up its own experience as an exemplar how to get it done.…

AI can untangle the jumble of neurons packed in brain scans

18 hours 59 min ago
Which should help neurologists to map the brain

Video AI can help neurologists automatically map the connections between different neurons in brain scans, a tedious task that can take hundreds and thousands of hours.…

The crowd roars and Ruckus joins in with 802.11ax kit

20 hours 2 sec ago
Access points gets WPA3, OFDMA, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee and more

Ruckus Wireless has focussed on high-density outdoor environments with its entry into the 802.11ax Wi-Fi market.…

Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:58
Chairman Rich Templeton will return to CEO role

Former Texas Instruments CEO Rich Templeton will return to the role after a six-week break, because his replacement has been dumped for breaching the company's code of conduct.…

Google to build private trans-Atlantic cable from US to France

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 20:01
Bandwidth is better, down where it's wetter, take it from me!

Google has announced its first private trans-Atlantic cable, with landings at Virginia Beach in the US and on the French Atlantic coast.…

AWS launches on-premises EC2 instances for reverse hybrid cloud

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 18:51
They’ll run on the Snowball Edge data transfer device, which packs a Xeon D

In a major departure from its usual cloud-only stance, Amazon Web Services has announced it’s now possible to run EC2 instances with on-premises hardware – but only its own Snowball Edge devices.…

Blood test biz LabCorp pulls plug on systems over hacker fears

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:57
US medical testing giant says no evidence of data theft after alarms triggered

Medical biz LabCorp shut down some of its systems last week after it detected "suspicious activity" on its network.…

IBM attempts to graft VM security onto container flexibility

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:16
Nabla Containers promises reduced attack surface through fewer system calls

IBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems.…

Webinar: Get a good look at Microsoft’s Windows Analytics suite

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:04
Health regime for your Windows 10 devices

Promo Windows Analytics is a cloud-based suite of solutions that provides proactive insights into the current state of a Windows environment.…

Scumbag confesses in court: LuminosityLink creepware was my baby

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:28
Man admits to selling remote access malware used by morons for spying

A US software developer has admitted to selling and supporting spyware after originally claiming his remote access tool was legitimate admin software.…

By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:56
Now it has 79 satellites, and one is a tiny 'oddball'

Jupiter already had the most moons in the Solar System, but now scientists have discovered twelve new ones bringing the total up to 79.…

Y'know... Publishing tech specs may be fair use, says appeals court

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:25
Expect this one to be argued all the way to the Supremes

In a victory for those supporting open access to technical specifications, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated injunctions [PDF] that prohibited Public.Resource.Org (PRO) from publishing copyrighted technical standards online.…