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Arrow: Fraudsters impersonated one of our execs to steal money

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:46pm
It's costing us $13m... but the cops are on their tail

Enterprise tech distributor Arrow Inc will take a $13m charge on the chin after a fraudster posing as a company exec transferred money from the corporate bank account to an external one.…

The Official Vulkan Programming Guide Book Is Up For Pre-Order

Phoronix - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:41pm
Well, at least we know now that Vulkan should be released before August...

Mozilla confirms switch from smartphones to IoT in bid to save Firefox OS

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:37pm

Yes, another 'saviour of IoT' has entered the building

The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:36pm
Ad fraud rises again – and the UK is the particularly mucky

Figures indicate that web advertisement fraud grew significantly in the last quarter of 2015 – and also showed that the UK’s ad biz is one of Europe’s poorest performers.…

While we weren't looking, the WAN changed

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:19pm
Maybe ISPs don't have to be dumb pipes after all

Sysadmin Blog:  Wide Area Networking (WAN) solutions are not discussed enough in the tech press. We babble incessantly about consumer broadband, or some new top end fibre speed achieved in a lab, but this is merely a fraction of the story.…

Nouveau's Latest OpenGL 4.4 Extension Hits Mesa Git

Phoronix - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:14pm
Just a few days ago I was writing about OpenGL 4.4's Query Buffer Object Support Appears Nearly Ready For Nouveau and as of last night that code is now in Mesa Git...

RSA awards 7-year infrastructure overhaul deal to Wipro

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:58am
IBM politely shown the door in digital revamp bid

RSA, one of Britain's oldest insurance firms, has awarded a seven-year IT infrastructure transformation deal to software company Wipro.…

Honor 5X: Cheap Android smartphone arrives in the UK

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:56am

Goes on sale for bargain price of £189.99

Facebook halves the degrees of Kevin Bacon

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:33am

Mark Zuckerberg is your new friend of a guy your cousin's girlfriend knows

Bats and badgers hold up Apple’s Irish data centre plans

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:28am
Mac vendor wants to build over a field of Athenry

Apple’s Irish operations have hit another little local difficulty this week, as it emerged that national authorities are still reviewing its plans for a mega data centre in the beautiful Galway countryside at the behest of local bats and badgers supporters.…

Crossroads preps pesky product portfolio selloff

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 11:12am
All about patent litigation now?

Crossroads has finally abandoned any pretence of being an archival systems products company any more and has signalled its product portfolio is up for sale.…

IoT lacking that <i>je ne sais quoi</i>? Try the IoTSP

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:37am
When a networked toaster just isn't enough

You know how it is - you've hooked up a networked drone-sensing doorbell, Java-enabled remote control toaster and Bluetooth toothbrush, and can now determine the degree of browning of your morning slice via smartphone app from the other side of the kitchen, while commanding Smartbrush™ to order extra teeth-whitening paste for automated UAV delivery once your teeth fall below a predetermined level of brightness, but you're still missing that certain interconnected je ne sais quoi.…

Apple might soon let you trade in your beaten-up iPhone

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:31am

Will accept handsets with smashed up screens and borked buttons

Anti-Malware Maker Files Lawsuit Over Bad Review

Slashdot - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:11am
itwbennett writes: In a lawsuit filed January 8, 2016, Enigma Software, maker of anti-malware software SpyHunter, accuses self-help portal Bleeping Computer of making 'false, disparaging, and defamatory statements.' At issue: a bad review posted by a user in September, 2014. The lawsuit also accuses Bleeping Computer of profiting from driving traffic to competitor Malwarebytes via affiliate links: 'Bleeping has a direct financial interest in driving traffic and sales to Malwarebytes and driving traffic and sales away from ESG.' Perhaps not helping matters, one of the first donations to a fund set up by Bleeping Computer to help with legal costs came from Malwarebytes.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:03am
Let's go visit!

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  “Put down the sacrificial dagger and step away from the goat.”

Unlock your slaughters, Doom is back with a BF Blast

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 9:48am

Single player FPS wants a piece of 2016’s action

MapR claims big-data wrangling Hadoop patent first

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 9:38am
Sees 'em, raises 'em

Opensourcer MapR has been granted a patent for technology to reliably herd big data.…

IBM Global Tech Services staff at risk of redundo in Blighty

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 9:02am
Staff council to be formed, 45-day consultation begins mid-Feb

IBM has entered into a 45-day consultation with UK staff in the Global Technology Services division, El Reg can reveal.…

Pure as the driven CEO: <i>El Reg</i> chats to Scott Dietzen on taking the flash array high road

El Reg - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 8:42am
Pure Pods and yes-we-can-ery

Analysis  Scott Dietzen is leading Pure Storage along the flash array high road, determined not to cede any advantage at all to flash array rivals and driving Pure to stay in the flash market forefront by investing for growth.…

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub now available to link devices with back-end services

L'Inq - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 8:35am

Platform provides bridge between devices on the network and services in the cloud