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Mars is red, Earth is blue. Here's a space laser story for you

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 5:31am
NASA to take Mars meteor from London and use it for target practise ahead of 2020 mission

NASA has decided to use fragments of Martian meteorites for target practice ahead of the Mars 2020 mission, then send one back to Mars.…

Meltdown-and-Spectre-detector comes to Windows Analytics

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 5:02am
After flubbing its early responses, Microsoft's thrown sysadmins a bone

Microsoft's added a Meltdown-and-Spectre detector to Windows Analytics, the company's telemetry analysis tool for sysadmins.…

Meltdown-and-Spectre-detector comes to Windows Analytics

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 5:02am
After flubbing its early responses, Microsoft's thrown sysadmins a bone

Microsoft's added a Meltdown-and-Spectre detector to Windows Analytics, the company's telemetry analysis tool for sysadmins.…

Citrix swallows Cedexis to give NetScaler more multi-cloud cred

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 3:58am
Nobody wants slow SaaS or cross-cloud comms, but Citrix wants you to cough up to stop it

Citrix has bought traffic optimisation company Cedexis for an undisclosed sum.…

Roses are red, violets are blue, VMware's made a new vSphere for you

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 2:58am
Version 6.7 should land in Q2, may end support for older CPUs

VMware's still trying to encourage upgrades to version 6.0 and 6.5 of its vSphere platform, but that hasn't stopped it from working on a new version too.…

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 1:51am
Grouchy Grupe gets a year and a day behind bars after going loco on network hardware

A former IT administrator at the Canadian Pacific Railway has been jailed for 366 days for sabotaging the organization's computer network.…

Roses are red, Windows error screens are blue. It's 2018, and an email can still pwn you

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 1:01am
Here's a bumper crop of security fixes you do not want to miss

Patch Tuesday  Serious security flaws in Outlook and Edge are headlining a busy Microsoft Patch Tuesday.…

Pressure mounts on FCC to cough up answers over fake net neutrality comments

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:01am
House Dems send snotagram to watchdog boss

Analysis  US lawmakers have weighed in on the FCC's controversial vote to scrap America's net neutrality rules, demanding information on the millions of fake comments submitted to the watchdog's public consultation on the decision – and asking pointed questions about how the federal regulator handled them.…

Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 11:01pm
Y'all loved AMP for the web, now get it in your inboxes

Having last year axed its scanning of Gmail messages after years of withering privacy criticism, Google has decided to court controversy again in this area.…

While Western Union wired customers' money, hackers transferred their personal deets

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 9:40pm
Outside storage outfit blamed for data leak blunder

Western Union has confirmed one of its IT suppliers was hacked, and that customer information was exposed to miscreants.…

FCC commish gobbles Verizon's phone-locking BS, says it tastes great

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 9:24pm
US telco reveals bright idea in response to robberies, ID theft

Analysis  An FCC commissioner has come under fire for seemingly suggesting that Verizon should be granted a legal waiver from his own agency's rules.…

Shock horror! Telegram messaging app proves insecure yet again!

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 9:05pm
Unicode clumsiness allowed months of malware installations

Telegram has fixed a security flaw in its desktop app that hackers spent several months exploiting to install remote-control malware and cryptocurrency miners on vulnerable Windows PCs.…

Blackbird shot down, patent nuked by judge in Cloudflare legal battle

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 8:25pm
Victory for web biz after law troll claimed CDN ripped off designs

A US court has trashed a patent at the center of Cloudflare's legal war with patent troll Blackbird Technologies – and thrown out the latter's case against the web biz.…

Lenovo says take this code and stick it where the SAN doesn't shine

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 7:34pm
Need faster storage? Box slinger claims updated software boosts SMB kit performance

Lenovo has refreshed its line of storage-area-network boxes for small and medium businesses with improved software.…

Ex-Skyera chaps' Tachyum startup grabs cloud chip cash

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 5:15pm
Claims stealthy tech will cut costs and power consumption

Silicon design startup Tachyum, founded by ex-Skyera top brass after they sold out to Western Digital, has bagged funding to continue developing cloudy chips.…

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:51pm
WikiLeaker 'considers himself above the normal rule of law' says Chief Magistrate

Infamous cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaker Julian Assange has failed yet again to get his arrest warrant for jumping bail quashed by an English judge.…

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:51pm
WikiLeaker 'considers himself above the normal rule of law' says Chief Magistrate

Infamous cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaker Julian Assange has failed yet again to get his arrest warrant for jumping bail quashed by an English judge.…

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

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:02pm
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, England.…

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

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 2:32pm
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

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 2:01pm
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.…