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What is DJI Terra? Mystery builds over Chinese biz's trademark

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:03
Could be a ground drone ... or a music maestro

Chinese drone firm DJI has trademarked the term "DJI Terra", spurring speculation that the unmanned aerial vehicle firm might be expanding into land-based products.…

Firefox Features Google as Default Search Provider in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan

LXer - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:56
Firefox Quantum was released today. It’s the fastest Firefox yet built on a completely overhauled engine and a beautiful new design. As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

TalkTalk sees red after chucking £75m on restructuring bonfire

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:33
Who wants to buy a phone biz?

Beleaguered Brit ISP TalkTalk's half-year results have plunged into the red, reporting pre-tax losses of £75m due to major restructuring costs.…

World Vasectomy Day: 15k men line up for live vent-blocking

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:03
24-hour extravaganza ... live ops streamed

SFW The Reg readership might be interested to know that the coming Friday does not just signal the end of the working week and time to cut loose, it is also World Vasectomy Day.…

UC Browser Mobile App Disappears From Google Play Store

Slashdot - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:50
UC Browser, a popular mobile web browser owned by China's Alibaba Group, has mysteriously disappeared from the Google Play Store. The app was pulled from the Google Play Store on November 12, according to data from app analytics firm App Annie. Several users began inquiring about the app's whereabouts earlier this week on Reddit. It was not immediately clear why UC Browser had been pulled from Android's marquee app store. According to Twitter user Mike Ross, who claims to be a developer at Alibaba Group, Google pulled UC Browser from its store due to "misleading" and "unhealthy" promotional tactics used by the company to increase the install count of its app. UC Browser is still available to download on Apple's App Store, Amazon's Android store, and through company's official website. UC Browser Mini, a light version of the company's browser is notably still listed on Google Play. Though UC Browser is not a household name in the Western markets, the Alibaba's app is incredibly popular in markets such as India. It has been among the top six most downloaded apps from Google Play in India for the last two years, venture capitalist Mary Meeker noted in her yearly internet report in May this year. As of July, UC Browser had been installed more than 100 million times worldwide from Google Play Store.

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Compact COM Express-based SBC packs plenty of DAQs

LXer - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:41
Diamond’s rugged, Linux-ready “Zeta” SBC combines a COM Express Mini Type 10 running Intel Apollo Lake or Bay Trail with a data acquisition rich carrier. Diamond Systems has launched an Intel-based data acquisition SBC called the Zeta, which unlike most sandwich-style boards, has a top and bottom layer that match perfectly. The Zeta’s COM Express […]

NetApp and Fujitsu NFLEX: More details emerge about European HCI tryst

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:21
Entanglement in the EMEA geo

Analysis More details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI.…

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:03
Maybe Zuck and Musk do have it all figured out, but powers that be will need to see some proof

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people.…

Splunk prototyping DevOps efficiency measurement tool

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:28
'Splunk App for Build Analytics' is in closed beta, but if you ask nicely ...

Exclusive Splunk has developed a prototype product to measure productivity in DevOps teams.…

Finding Files with mlocate: Part 2

LXer - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:27
In the previous article, we discussed some ways to find a specific file out of the thousands that may be present on your filesystems and introduced the locate tool for the job. Here we explain how the important updatedb tool can help.

Now Oracle stiffs its own sales reps to pocket their overtime, allegedly

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:03
Managers told staff to report 40 hour weeks even if they worked more, lawsuit claims

Oracle was sued on Tuesday by a former sales rep for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages, in violation of America's federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas state law.…

Google aims disrupto-tronic ray at intercoms. Yes, intercoms

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:29
Assistant and Home can now save you shouting at the kids when dinner's ready

Vision of a connected speaker in every room to save shouting at the kids when dinner hits the table Google has taken on the might of the intercom industry with a device that makes shouting at your kids to get them to come to the dinner table redundant – for perhaps a couple of hundred dollars.…

Cryptr - A Simple CLI Utility To Encrypt And Decrypt Files

LXer - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:13
Looking for a quick, easy, and secure method to protect your files? Well, there is a simple shell utility called "Cryptr" that helps you to encrypt and decrypt files. All from command line, and you don't need to be a security ninja or Linux expert to learn how to secure your data.

Google Returns As Default Search Engine In Firefox

Slashdot - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:00
Mozilla today launched Firefox Quantum, which the company is calling "the biggest update since Firefox 1.0 in 2004." It brings massive performance improvements and a visual redesign. It also sets Google as the default search engine again if you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. TechCrunch reports: In 2014, Mozilla struck a deal with Yahoo to make it the default search engine provider for users in the U.S., with Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and others as options. While it was a small change, it was part of a number of moves that turned users against Firefox because it didn't always feel as if Mozilla had the user's best interests in mind. Firefox Quantum (aka, Firefox 57), is the company's effort to correct its mistakes and it's good to see that Google is back in the default slot. When Mozilla announced the Yahoo deal in 2014, it said that this was a five-year deal. Those five years are obviously not up yet. We asked Mozilla for a bit more information about what happened here. "We exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo! based on a number of factors including doing what's best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users. We believe there are opportunities to work with Oath and Verizon outside of search," Mozilla Chief Business and Legal Officer Denelle Dixon said in a statement. "As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. With over 60 search providers pre-installed as defaults or secondary options across more than 90 language versions, Firefox has more choice in search providers than any other browser."

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Uncle Sam to strap body sensors to hackers in nuke lab security study

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:58
Sandia Labs, US military seeks a few good guinea pigs for hack contest

Exclusive The US Department of Defense is funding research into how hackers hack, with an interesting twist. It wants to wire them up with body monitoring equipment to measure how they react while hunting down and exploiting security flaws.…

TensorFlow lightens up to land on smartmobes, then embed everywhere

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:30
Thanks for coming, TensorFlow Mobile, TensorFlow Lite is what the cool kids will code with now

Google's released an Android/iOS version of TensorFlow.…

Euro telco standards wonks publish third iteration of open source orchestrator

TheRegister - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:02
ETSI goes MANO et MANO et MANO for better NFV

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the third release of OSM, its open source management and orchestration (MANO) stack for network function virtualisation.…

Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Cinnamon & MATE Beta Officially Out, Here's What's New

LXer - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:58
Linux Mint creator Clement Lefebvre announced a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of the Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Cinnamon and MATE Beta editions.

576-megapixel 'Zwicky Transient Facility' telescope sees first light

TheRegister - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:29
Astroboffins prepare for cosmic data deluge starting in February 2018

A sky survey destined to add yet another firehose of data to astronomy saw first light in early November.…

US Homeland Security says hardly any Kaspersky software left on federal networks

TheRegister - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:03
They'd say more but Eugene K's loading the sueball-flinger

Only 15 per cent of US federal agencies still have Kaspersky Lab software anywhere on their networks.…

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