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Hyperoptic's overkill 10Gbps fibre trial 'more than a clever PR stunt'

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:02
Yes, I need an 8K livestream in every room

Alternative network provider Hyperoptic today tested speeds of 10Gbps at the former Olympic village in east London.…

Best Web Browser?

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:59
Brave Chrome Chromium Firefox Opera qutebrowser Vivaldi Other (type in Comment section below)

Not cool, dude: Brit web host Hotchilli Internet freezes itself for good

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:32
Advises punters to move to 123 Reg... no, you heard that right

Web-hosting outfit Hotchilli has told punters the best way it can continue to serve their needs is by, er, shutting up shop.…

Three become one: Dell EMC's VxBlock range is now a seriously big iron

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:01
Composable infrastructure kit doubles down on Cisco servers

Dell EMC has smushed its three-product VxBlock range into a single, more scalable composable infrastructure – the VxBlock 1000.…

How Bug Bounties Improve Software Security

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:51
Bugs exist in software. That's a fact, not a controversial statement. The challenge (and controversy) lies in how different organizations find the bugs in their software.One way for organizations to find bugs is with a bug bounty program.

Icahn't get right Xerox Fuji merger spoils, cries activist investor Carl

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:28
Me? Single biggest shareholder? Kneel before my portfolio

Activist investor Carl Icahn is ranting that Fujifilm's zero-sum acquisition of photocopier biz Xerox leaves him as a "passive minority owner of a Fuji subsidiary".…

Data scientist wanted: Must have Python, spontaneity not required

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:47
Review of job ads pins average salary at £47k

The average salary offered to data scientists in the past year was £47,000, with Python being the most desirable programming language, according to an analysis of job ads.…

ZFS for Linux

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:31
Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, nativekernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer. ZFS remains one of the most technically advanced and feature-complete filesystems since it appeared in October 2005. Code for Sun's original Zettabyte File System was released under the CDDL open-source license, and it has since become a standard component of FreeBSD

Let's get to know each other first: Joe Public won't share their data with just anyone

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:12
NHS most trusted with our info, survey says, social media isn't

The British public are much more likely to hand over personal data to an organisation they know than one they don't, and are willing to accept a trade-off if it will help science – or themselves.…

World+dog ignores Rubin's Wonderdroid

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:40
(In)Essential device shipped just 88,000 units last year

Essential's much-hyped debut phone failed to reach six-figure sales last year, despite heavy discounts.…

Windows Subsystem for Linux: A Bridge Between Two Platforms

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:11
Windows 10 accounts for roughly 42 percent of market share, according to the latest figures from StatCounter. It’s also the the most commonly used platform by developers, followed by Linux. That’s a huge market.

UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:48
Brought to you by those who 'understand necessary hashtags'

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a tool that purports to detect and block jihadist content online, and tech companies may end up being legally required to use it.…

Face, face, face! Apple, TrueDepth and a nose-driven iPhone X game

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:16
Selfie-satisfied to augment reality with their mugs

On the November 3, 2017, Brad Dwyer set to work unearthing the mysteries of Apple’s released-that-day iPhone X and its strange new TrueDepth camera. The engineer and entrepreneur wanted to create an app to leverage that new forward-facing face-scanning camera - to build one of the in a first generation of "face-driven games - but how?…

Amazon Is Designing Custom AI Chips For Alexa

Slashdot - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:00
According to a report (paywalled) from The Information, Amazon is designing a custom artificial intelligence chip that would power future Echo devices and improve the quality and response time of its Alexa voice assistant. "The move closely followers rivals Apple and Google, both of which have already developed and deployed custom AI hardware at various scales," reports The Verge. From the report: While Amazon is unlikely to physically produce the chips, given its lack of both fabrication experience and a manufacturing presence in China, the news does pose a risk to the businesses of companies like Nvidia and Intel. Both companies have shifted large portions of their chipmaking expertise to AI and the future of the burgeoning field, and both make money by designing and manufacturing chips for companies like Apple, Amazon, and others. Amazon, which seeks to stay competitive in the smart home hardware market and in the realm of consumer-facing AI products, has nearly 450 people with chip expertise on staff, reports The Information, thanks to key hires and acquisitions the e-commerce giant has made in the last few years. The plan is for Amazon to develop its own AI chips so Alexa-powered products in its ever-expanding Echo line can do more on-device processing, instead of having to communicate with the cloud, a process that increases response rate times.

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The most popular Linux desktop programs are...

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:51
The most recent Linux Questions poll results are in, and the the winners of this popular desktop Linux survey have been revealed, with many expected winners and at least one big Microsoft surprise.

National Museum of Computing rattles the bucket: Help shift war-winning proto-puter

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:36
Campaign to move a Bombe into historic Block H

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) has organised a whip-round to move a historic code-breaking computer into a new location at Bletchley Park, England.…

What if I told you that flash drives could do their own processing?

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:03
ScaleFlux and NGD aim to wrangle data at drive-level

Part 2 Bringing compute to data aims to knock stored data access latency on its head by not moving masses of data across networks to host servers. Bringing compute to disk drives is facing an uphill struggle, but flash drives, with their much faster access, might have an easier time of it.…

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

LXer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:31
LibreOffice 6.0 is the most significant update ever to the open-source office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide, and it's easy to install on the popular Ubuntu and Linux Mint operating systems.

The strange case of the data breach that stayed online for a month

TheRegister - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:25
Your security is only as good as your partners' ability to fix messes and flush caches

A couple of weeks ago Jeff* quit his job at the Singaporean branch of a major enterprise technology vendor that is, if not quite a household name, certainly known to most IT professionals.…

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