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YouTube sin-bins account of KRACK WPA2 researcher

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:33pm
Only to be mysteriously restored hours later

The YouTube account of the researcher behind the KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability was restored early on Thursday hours after it was shut down for violating "community guidelines".…

Ubuntu 17.10 ISOs Officially Released

Phoronix - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:10pm
The official Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" spins are now available...

You can yacht be serious: Larry might be planning his own version of America’s Cup

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:04pm
Positioning it as 'World Series' of yachting

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison is reportedly launching his own world boat racing title – just months after his team was spanked at this year’s America’s Cup.…

It's hip to be in Gartner's square: Poor Panasas out on its NAS

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:33am
Qumulo, HGST, StorageCraft move in, crack open craft beers

In Gartner's perennial game of musical chairs, otherwise known as its annual magic quadrant exercise, the latest object storage square ushers three in and one out.…

Misco UK chops majority of workforce, pulls down shutters

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:17am
Administrator blames credit insurance cuts, online rivals for collapse

Misco UK has laid off 300 staff, as expected, after ceasing to trade and appointing administrative receiver FRP Advisory to pick through the ashes of the loss-making business.…

Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:01am
New law defines who pays if your auto auto prangs itself

Tinkering with your future driverless car's software and failing to install safety-critical updates will invalidate your insurance, under a newly proposed British law.…

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:29am
Also, the US negotiates fighter jet purchase contracts on our behalf

Britain’s F-35B fighter jets currently cost around $123m each – and British officials are quite content that the only engine overhaul facility for the stealth aircraft’s engines is located in Turkey.…

Intel OpenGL Shader Cache Revised Once More

Phoronix - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:14am
The long ongoing work to implement an OpenGL/GLSL shader cache for the Intel Mesa driver has been revised once more with 32 new patches hitting the mailing list today...

DRM Leasing Support To Land For Linux 4.15

Phoronix - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:04am
The kernel bits for Keith Packard's work around "DRM leasing" for improving virtual reality (VR) support on Linux will land for Linux 4.15...

MongoDB shoots for $220m in IPO, values NoSQL biz at $1.2bn

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:02am
Trading due to begin on NASDAQ today

MongoDB hopes to rake in as much as $220.8m when it finally goes public – a move expected later today.…

Libinput 1.9 Released With Input Improvements, Requires Meson

Phoronix - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:51am
Peter Hutterer has today released libinput 1.9.0 as the latest version of this library used by both Wayland and X11 systems for unified input handling...

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Released

Slashdot - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:43am
Canonical has made available the download links for Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark". It comes with a range of new features, changes, and improvements including GNOME as the default desktop, Wayland display server by default, Optional X.org server session, Mesa 17.2 or Mesa 17.3, Linux kernel 4.13 or kernel 4.14, new Subiquity server installer, improved hardware support, new Ubuntu Server installer, switch to libinput, an always visible dock using Dash to Dock GNOME Shell extension, and Bluetooth improvements with a new BlueZ among others.

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Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:34am
Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP scheme

Interview  There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

You can't find tech staff – wah, wah, wah. Start with your ridiculous job spec

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:05am
And stop hiring floorspace in San Fran, London for Pete's sake

In a recent IDG survey, the number of execs worried about a skills gap in IT grew from 49 per cent in 2016 to 60 per cent this year. Other surveys shore up this finding as well: a Cloud Foundry Foundation survey from late 2016 had 64 per cent of respondents worried about getting the skilled staff needed.…

IT resellers, this is your future: Shifting driverless cars within 5 years

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:29am
Yeah or maybe not

Canalys Channels Forum  Tech resellers who are on occasion – and perhaps cruelly – compared to sheepskin jacket-wearing secondhand car dealers, might just be getting into game after all, if a veteran channel analyst is to be believed.…

Flash in the enterprise is in a solid state. Where is it going next?

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:22am
Flash forward

Sponsored  Sales of purpose-built storage appliances are falling, markedly, according to IDC, revenue and capacity falling respectively by 16.2 per cent and 14.9 per cent in the analyst’s latest quarterly tracker in September.…

ARM chip OG Steve Furber: Turing missed the mark on human intelligence

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:02am
Ten mice and a million cores are going to prove it

"Brains are massively parallel. We each have just under 100 billion neurons inside our heads, all running at the same time. And they are hugely connected, with 1015 synapses connecting the neurons together. The way forward in computing is parallelism. There is no other option."…

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 7:32am
For now, consider the new Surface Book 2 with mere 17-hour life and Intels inside

Microsoft says testing of Qualcomm-powered laptops running Windows 10 is well advanced and suggest it will be possible to use the devices for multiple days without charging their batteries.…

Stealth web crypto-cash miner Coin Hive back to the drawing board as blockers move in

El Reg - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 7:02am
We've got something much more ethical anyway, say devs

Malwarebytes has had enough of Coin Hive's alt-currency-generating browser-side code, and is now automatically blocking it.…

Dodging Russian Spies, Customers Are Ripping Out Kaspersky

Slashdot - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 7:00am
From a report: Multiple U.S. security consultants and other industry sources tell The Daily Beast customers are dropping their use of Kaspersky software all together, particularly in the financial sector, likely concerned that Russian spies can rummage through their files. Some security companies are being told to only provide U.S. products. And former Kaspersky employees describe the firm as reeling, with department closures and anticipation that researchers will jump ship soon. "We are under great pressure to only use American products no matter the technical or performance consequences," said a source in a cybersecurity firm which uses Kaspersky's anti-virus engine in its own services. The Daily Beast granted anonymity to some of the industry sources to discuss internal deliberations, as well as the former Kaspersky employees to talk candidly about recent events.

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