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You'll never guess what NetApp's new E-Series flash box ca... Yes. It's faster and stores more

3 hours 36 min ago
Now with added NVMe-over-fabrics support

Analysis Every two years or so NetApp brings out a new E Series flash box that stores more and goes faster than the last one. This month we have the EF570 arriving, updating the 2015-launched EF560. NetApp claims benchmark-backed price/performance leadership and NVMe-over-fabrics support, and we reckon this deservers a closer look.…

AI in Medicine? It's back to the future, Dr Watson

4 hours 11 min ago
Why IBM's cancer projects sounds like Expert Systems Mk.2

Analysis "OK, the error rate is terrible, but it's Artificial Intelligence – so it can only improve!"…

It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers

4 hours 54 min ago
Information Commissioner's speech renews issue of transparency

Comment "You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it," Tony Blair famously said.…

Lenovo fishes in Brit PC pond for new UK boss

5 hours 23 min ago
Lands Preben Fjeld

Lenovo confirmed to the UK teamsters this morning at 9am that a new boss is set to parachute into the vacant MD’s hot seat locally in a little under six weeks.…

Pesky users! They're always compromising endpoints! Security baked into silicon helps

5 hours 46 min ago
Intel chippery tech mitigates the most careless of workers

Sponsored We can all agree that endpoint security is important – and also that it is a pain to enforce. Because of people. Worker carelessness is the most potent threat to endpoint security, according to US IT decision makers.…

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

6 hours 6 min ago
A star performer producing fission-free plasma power

Geek's Guide to Britain I’m in a room that, in normal circumstances, is not fit for human habitation. It features a number of big red buttons surrounded by illuminated yellow rings – just in case. “Push button to switch off Jet. Press only in case of extreme emergency,” the signs read, informatively.…

IETF doc seeks reliable vSwitch benchmark

6 hours 28 min ago
Once switches become just another function to spawn, you'll need to know how they'll fare

If you fancy wrapping your mind around the complexities that make virtual switches (vSwitches) hard to benchmark, an IETF informational RFC is worth a read.…

What's in this Monday morning storage BLT? A 12TB WD HDD, wars of words – and more

6 hours 45 min ago
Bacon, lettuce, tomato? No, loads of tasty bytes, layers and topologies

Roundup Hungry for storage news? Tuck into this bulging storage sarnie for breakfast.…

Wanna get started with practical AI? Check out this chap's Rubik's Cube solving neural-net code

7 hours 4 min ago
Written in Python, it's not perfect – but it's pretty cool

The Rubik’s Cube is one of those toys that just won't go away. Solving it is either something you can do in minutes to impress, or find so hard you end up using it as a paperweight.…

Brit chip design company Imagination Tech sold to China-linked private equity

7 hours 38 min ago
Firm that Trump banned from another silicon sale scoops GPU tech outfit cored by Apple

British chip designer Imagination Technologies Group has sold itself to China-aligned private equity outfit Canyon Bridge.…

Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell your personal data?

8 hours 5 min ago
Then Loop – or, at least, a future version of it – may be for you

Review It's become a phrase repeatedly so frequently, it almost feels like a cliché: if you're not paying for the product, you are the product.…

Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

9 hours 6 min ago
Particle streams unlikely to come from within the Milky Way

The most energetic cosmic rays bombarding Earth originate from outside our Milky Way Galaxy, according to research published just before the weekend.…

Driverless cars will make <i>more</i> traffic, say transport boffins

10 hours 3 min ago
Share my car? I'd rather walk, punters tell Australian survey

Australian researchers predict that the rise of the autonomous vehicle will make congestion worse.…

Australia commits to establish space agency with no budget, plan, name, deadline …

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:57
Mission plan: retrieve lost votes from deep within black hole of democratic disillusionment

Australia's government has committed to starting a space agency, but there are no details about its mission other than a vague commitment to helping industry.…

Guess – go on, guess – where a vehicle tracking company left half a million records

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:01
No prize, because it's too easy: SVR Tracking had an unsecured AWS S3 bucket

A US outfit that sells vehicle tracking services has been accused of leaving more than half a million records in a leaky AWS S3 bucket.…

Air traffic 'glitch' grounds Sydney flights

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:42
Power outage of software crash, depending on who you listen to

Sydney airport was in chaos on the first Monday of the Australian state of New South Wales' spring school holidays, after air traffic controllers had to revert to manual operations.…

Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:20
Daesh-bags give up on writing their own attack code, copy successful hackers

DerbyCon An analysis of the hacking groups allying themselves to Daesh/ISIS has shown that about 18 months ago the religious fanatics stopped trying to develop their own secure communications and hacking tools and instead turned to the criminal underground to find software that actually works.…

Hurricane Maria leaves Arecibo radio telescope damaged and dark

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 18:09
Feed antenna collapses, dropping debris onto main dish

In the midst of the humanitarian disaster unfolding after Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope have reported damage that will leave it unable to operate for months.…

Sputnik-1 replica used to test the real thing goes under the hammer

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 17:01
If you've got a lazy US$100k to $150k, a piece of history can be yours on Wednesday

A replica of Sputnik-1 used to test the real thing's performance goes to auction this week.…

Chairman Zuck ends would-be president Zuck's political career

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:58
Facebook gives up on share plan that would give Zuck control forever, even if he worked for government

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 was “to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year.” He'd already visited 20, so the effort to tick off the other 30 means he's travelled rather a lot in 2017. That Facebook also hired former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe meant that many have observed his travels look like just the sort of thing a political aspirant would do to lay the foundations for a tilt at elected office. The theory was helped by a 2016 proposal to let Zuckerberg retain control of Facebook even if he stepped away from running the company to work in government.…