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Second one this month: Another code bootcamp decamps to graveyard

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 7:48pm
'Unable to find a sustainable model' complains crashed programming crash course

The Iron Yard, a four-year-old coding bootcamp based in South Carolina, USA, said on Thursday that it is shutting its doors.…

UK uni warns students of phishers trying to nick their tuition fees

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 7:18pm
♪ You shall have a phishy on a little dishy when the hack comes in

Foreign students looking to experience the stochastic joys of a year at Newcastle University in England are being warned that phishers are after their cash – using an unusually well-crafted attack.…

Huawei reckons it can strong ARM its way into AI world with new chips

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 6:32pm
We're assuming Chinese giant will use ARM in ML processors. It probably will, right?

Chinese systems colossus Huawei claims it is developing chips optimized for artificial-intelligence tasks.…

Toshiba's spat with WDC over chip biz is now a song of strife and ire

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 4:33pm
Court orders only prolong bid process, and winter is coming

Toshiba regained a right to lock WDC (SanDisk) employees from their joint-venture fab in Yokkaichi, Japan, reversing WDC's court-obtained Temporary Restraining Order, which was won earlier this month.…

White boxer is a white racker: Supermicro touts Rack Scale Design

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 4:04pm
VBlock-like converged systems

Building servers, switches and storage are a good racket for ODM Supermicro but building Vblock-like rack scale systems is an even better one.…

Cops harpoon two dark net whales in megabust: AlphaBay and Hansa

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 3:38pm
Tor won't shield you, warn Feds

Two of the largest dark net marketplaces - AlphaBay and Hansa - have been shut down following an international police operation.…

Just look at our cloud sales, beams profit-sapped SAP

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 3:17pm
Boost to 2017 cloud guidance as revenue rises 29%

SAP has reported revenues of €5.8bn in the quarter ending June 30, up 10 per cent on the previous year’s figure.…

The eyes have IT: TSB to roll out iris-scanning tech for mobile banking

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 2:56pm
Biometrics, certificates combo to shore up security

TSB has announced plans to roll out iris-scanning technology for its mobile banking app from September.…

Uber, Twitter's legal eagles gather to wring claws about bro culture

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 2:31pm
Time to expand the brocabulary

Lawyers from Uber and Twitter spoke about ways to curb "bro culture" in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley at an annual judicial conference this week.…

UK households hit by 1.8m computer misuse offences in a year

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 2:02pm
Stats show few report such crimes to cops

The number of incidents of computer misuse in England and Wales reached 1.8 million in the year up to March 2015, according to official crime statistics released today.…

NHS trusts splashed £260m on PCs in last four years

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 1:28pm
Obviously not enough to stop Wannacry...

In the last four years, NHS Trusts have spent £260m on 401,084 new PCs, at an average cost of £650.54 a box, according to Freedom of Information responses.…

This is why old Windows Phones won't run PC apps

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 12:53pm
The Tale of the Left Behind

Thanks to Qualcomm, x86 support is coming to Windows 10 ARM phones and tablets - but not to older Lumia devices. In a webcast, Joe Belfiore, these days the corporate VP in the OS Group at Microsoft, has explained why.…

'Coke dealer' called us after his stash was stolen – cops

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 12:37pm
Sir, what is your occupation? Um, what?

A man called the cops to report that cash and a bag of Colombian marching powder stashed in his car had been nicked, police arrest documents have revealed.…

Feature snatcher Microsoft tweaks OneDrive

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 12:01pm
But Placeholders won't be replaced until autumn

Neither Apple nor Microsoft has a great history with their cloud graveyards consumer cloud file systems, tripping up users with frequent strategy lurches and abandoning features over the years.…

UK mobile number porting creaks: Arcane system shows its age

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 11:41am
Any, sorry, many ports in a storm...

Comment  Problems with the way the UK has implemented mobile phone call routing are emerging as an architecture designed for a small volume of calls struggles under the weight of usage.…

No one still thinks iOS is invulnerable to malware, right? Well, knock it off

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 11:07am
As platform's popularity rose, so did its allure to miscreants

The comforting notion that iOS devices are immune to malicious code attacks has taken a knock following the release of a new study by mobile security firm Skycure.…

HMS Frigatey Mcfrigateface given her official name

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 10:42am
It's Glasgow, before you lot get too excited

The first of the Royal Navy's new Type 26 frigates has been named HMS Glasgow, recycling the name for the fourth time in the last 100 years.…

Oracle's FS1 storage array fades into cloud like tears in rain

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 10:09am
Big Red vapourises SAN tower, wants clients to do the same

+Comment  Oracle is refocusing its FS1 storage array into its own public cloud away from on-premises sales.…

Yeah, WannaCry hit Windows, but what about the WannaCry of apps?

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 9:12am
Patching done proper

WannaCrypt crippled 230,000 Windows PCs internationally, hitting unpatched Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and computers still running Microsoft's seriously old Windows XP, though the latter wasn't responsible for its spread.…

Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 8:32am
'OMG zillion-dollar jet is hackable' conspiracy theories in 3, 2, 1...

The oxygen deprivation problems that choked F-35 pilots will be fixed through a software update, according to US reports – with the UK's handful of F-35B jets also in line for the fix.…