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If 282-page doc on new NVMe drive spec is tl;dr, you're in luck

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 3:27pm
What are we getting? Endurance

NVMe drives could last longer because of a feature in the new NVM v1.3 specification (282-page PDF).…

Cloud sales shift as enormo Microsoft reorg continues – sources

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 2:58pm
Enterprise, corporate sales become one

Microsoft is in the process of squishing more of its various sprawling limbs and partners into a single group. Multiple sources close to the tech giant have told us jobs would be cut during the upcoming revamp, although they could not name a number.…

Never fear data loss again

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 2:52pm
How to stay calm and carry on

Promo  As the volume of data held by companies mounts up at dizzying speed, so too does the complexity of protecting IT systems from theft or malicious attacks. Has your company’s success and steady growth meant that your data is being held in various geographic locations, on a mix of platforms and media, with several different solutions in place to protect it?…

So. A cross-Europe cyberwar simulation. Of ransomware

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 1:59pm
Are you thinking what we're thinking? (They even invited Hoodie-wearing Hacker™)

Organisers have drawn up their conclusions following a pan-European cyberwar exercise.…

File sharers Dropbox latest US tech startup to stick toe in IPO waters

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 1:33pm
Stock market launches can be hazardous to your value

Dropbox looks set to follow fellow file sync and sharer Box with an IPO.…

Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection – ICO

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 12:44pm
Royal Free Hospital asked to establish a 'proper legal basis' for project

The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the UK's Data Protection Act when it provided 1.6 million patient details to Google's DeepMind, the Information Commissioner's Office said today.…

Blighty's Department for Culture, Media & Sport gets 'digital' rebrand

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 12:13pm
Ministry of Fun gets even more fun...

The Ministry of Fun - aka the UK government's Department formerly known as Culture, Media & Sport - has received a "digital" rebrand today, making it DDCMS for short.…

Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:33am
Unlike in tech, 'I get to make a small difference to people's lives'

A male escort has opened up about leaving behind his uncomfortable experiences soullessly prostituting himself in IT in favour of working in the sex industry.…

Megacorp GSK inks AI drug development deal with Brit firm

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 11:10am
Exscientia claims approach IDs candidates quicker

GlaxoSmithKline has announced a research deal with British company Exscientia to use artificial intelligence to identify drug targets.…

Exposed pipes – check. Giant pillows – check. French startup mega-campus opens

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 10:26am
Station F: 2,600 tech entrepreneurs en Paris

Giant tech startup incubatory "space" Station F, which describes itself as the world's largest startup campus, officially pulled the dust covers off the scatter cushions last week in Paris's 13th arrondissement.…

One-third of Brit IT projects on track to fail

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 9:01am
Not just the government that is crap at IT...

Nearly 40 per cent of IT projects in the UK are on course to fail, according to a survey of 182 project managers.…

Nokia touts future of virtual reality ads... but who's the audience?

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 8:34am
Can you pick up product, examine it from all sides? Not yet

Opinion  Nokia has premiered what it calls a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual reality advertising experience for its new line of digital health products. The advert is hitting two Nokia birds with one virtual stone: the ad shows off Nokia’s own burgeoning line of VR content creating hardware – the OZO camera – and its suite of digital health products.…

Students smash competitive clustering LINPACK world record

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 8:01am
The kids are all right

HPC Blog  Enormous happenings at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition, where students from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU) broke the student cluster competition world record for HPL (LINPACK).… tips £400m into digital investment pot

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 7:02am
'Now you can watch Game of Thrones in peace'

The UK government has today launched its £400m Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, aimed at boosting Blighty's full-fibre infrastructure.…

NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 6:03am
Putting Bruce Willis out of work

NASA has okayed one of its save-the-world-from-asteroids proposals to move to the preliminary design phase, on the way to a hoped-for launch early in the 2020s.…

Linux 4.12 kernel lands: 'Go forth and use it' quoth Linus Torvalds

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 5:05am
'No reason to delay'

As anticipated last week, version 4.12 of the Linux kernel landed Sunday amid a storm of … well, placidity, as it happens.…

Kaspersky repeats offer: America can see my source code

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 4:05am
Fighting to head off Department of Defense blacklisting

Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the eponymous antivirus firm, has reiterated his offer to give the US government access to his source code.…

German e-gov protocol carries ancient vulns

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 3:04am
Dies ist eine Chaos

Germany's e-government system is open to padding oracle attacks and other vulnerabilities because of an insecure communications protocol.…

China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 2:05am
Long March, short flight

China's latest Long March-5 Y2 the launch has gone awry for reasons not yet made public.…

China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

Mon, 03/07/2017 - 2:05am
Long March, short flight

China's latest Long March-5 Y2 the launch has gone awry for reasons not yet made public.…