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'Tis the season: Verizon first in line to flog Palm phone resurrection

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 07:14
Battle of the botched brands set to heat up

Easter is a time for resurrections and so El Reg noted with interest that Palm, after an eight-year hiatus, has signed up Verizon as the first telco to stock the device when it launches this year.…

Storm brewing? Weather buff uses deep learning to predict patterns

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:46
♫ I don't care what the weatherman says when the neural network says it's hailing

Meteorologists are starting to experiment with deep learning tech to predict severe weather patterns.…

Founder Solomon Hykes Bids Docker

LXer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:46
Ten years ago, a wet-behind-the-ears 24-year-old, Solomon Hykes, started a company that redefined "mobility" and paved the way for the hybrid cloud.

Creaking protocols are threat to EU's telecom infrastructure security

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 06:17
Y'all better bake in safeguards before 5G rollout, says ENISA

Legacy technologies pose a threat to the European Union's telecommunications infrastructure, a study by cybersecurity agency ENISA warns.…

It would totally help, EU told, if data we held on migrants was accurate

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:45
Agency warns of impact duff info has on fundamental rights

The European Union has been warned to sort out data quality in its IT systems that manage asylum and migration, and improve efforts to ensure people know how to exercise their personal data rights.…

Just say no to root (in containers)

LXer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:32
I get asked all the time about the different security measures used to control what container processes on a system can do. Most of these I covered in previous articles on Opensource.com:read more

BT to slash landline rentals by 37%... for the broadbandless

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:13
Even me nan has the interwebz

BT monthly landline costs are to be trimmed by £7 from this weekend but only for customers who don't buy fixed-line broadband from any provider – in other words, hardly anyone.…

Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:43
Get a licence or build something new. It's really that simple

Comment One piece of paper. Just one lousy piece of paper. That's the difference between success and a potential $8.8bn payout.…

Product Review: GitStorage

LXer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:20
By profession, I'm a software developer. Aside from a preferred editor,what matters most to a developer is the use of a Source Code Manager(SCM). So, when a new product comes along featuring my favorite SCM,Git, I had no choice but to spend some time using it.

Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:10
Er, the Home Office might want to get that fixed before Brexit

The details of 600,000 foreign visitors have slipped through the cracks of the Home Office's database thanks to its "shambolic" exit checks system.…

Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:10
Er, the Home Office might want to get that fixed before Brexit

The details of 600,000 foreign visitors have slipped through the cracks of the Home Office's database thanks to its "shambolic" exit checks system.…

Consumer Genetic Tests May Have a Lot of False Positives

Slashdot - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:00
A new study, published in the journal Genetics in Medicine, found that consumer genetic tests bring up a lot of false positives. "In this case, 40 percent of the results from the consumer tests were false positives," reports The Verge, noting that the findings "cover a very small sample size and don't show that consumer tests always have a 40 percent false positive rate." From the report: The research was done by scientists at Ambry Genetics, a medical laboratory in California. By looking through their own database, they found that 49 people had been referred to them because of some worrying results from their consumer genetic tests. Still, scientists at Ambry were able to confirm only 60 percent of the results when they compared the raw data from consumer tests with more thorough genetic tests done by themselves and other clinical laboratories. So, 40 percent of variants in a variety of genes reported in DTC raw data were false positives, meaning that they said a genetic variant was there when it wasn't. (Most of these turned out to be variants linked to cancer.) Additionally, the authors write, some variants classified as "increased risk" were not only classified as "benign" by clinical laboratories, but they were actually common variants.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Please no Basic Instinct flashing, HPE legal eagles warn staffers

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:32
Who wears the pants round here? We all do when on stage

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' legal and admin division – it is bigger than you might think – has issued guidance for staff presenting to colleagues, including some, er, dress code tips for male and female workers.…

Train to be a top cybercrime fighter at SANS London June 2018

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:07
Hands-on workshops, extra evening sessions - hoodies optional

Promo As the global volume of data rises like an unstoppable tide, IT systems grow increasingly complex and sophisticated to accommodate it – yet cyber criminals constantly find ingenious new ways of stealing vital information or disrupting systems.…

Reversal on Google vs. Oracle Case, Microsoft Open Sources WSL for Linux Distro Maintainers, New Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and More

LXer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:05
The US Court of Appeals has reversed a 2016 jury decision on Google's use ofOracle's Java APIs as fair use. The damages could amount to nearly $9billion for Google.

The best outsourcers fire themselves

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:27
And you can’t spend EBITA in the grave...

Outsourcing. Let's talk about it. The agile and DevOps people can’t stomach the idea and will tell you that, intuitively, outsourcing something as core as software development ruins any chance of enterprise success. But wither comes this bone-deep skepticism among the cloud cognoscenti? Surely there’s value to be had. Surely.…

The best outsourcers fire themselves

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:27
And you can’t spend EBITA in the grave...

Outsourcing. Let's talk about it. The agile and DevOps people can’t stomach the idea and will tell you that, intuitively, outsourcing something as core as software development ruins any chance of enterprise success. But wither comes this bone-deep skepticism among the cloud cognoscenti? Surely there’s value to be had. Surely.…

London's Postal Museum takes letter-opener to watery WWII mailbag

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 02:02
Torpedoed ship's missives opened 77 years later

The London Postal Museum has opened a wartime mailbag to the public in "Voices from the Deep", an exhibition of letters discovered 4.8km (3 miles) underwater in the wreckage of the SS Gairsoppa.…

Cel-shaded third-person shooter 'Crazy Justice' will have a Battle Royale mode and Linux support

LXer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:51
It's been a while since we talked about Crazy Justice, the third-person cel-shaded shooter and we have good news. Not only will it have Linux support it's also getting a Battle Royale mode.

Microsoft Store adds ‘private audience’ apps to its Store

TheRegister - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:32
A velvet rope for digital tat, to help with betas, promos and maybe Windows 10 S

Microsoft has tweaked its Store to allow distribution of apps to a “private audience” of named users.…

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