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Teasing HANA database upgrade, SAP leaves crowd wondering if software giant has lost its innovation mojo

Thu, 2021-01-14 20:10
Great to know they 'remain committed'

SAP is trying to tease the market with new features headed to the core database underpinning its enterprise applications.…

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Samsung rolls out new Galaxy S21 range, including extra-lux Ultra

Thu, 2021-01-14 19:21
Just your Stylus? Pen support moves to latest flagship models

It's flagship Thursday at Samsung, which for the better part of a decade has squatted over the premium sector of the Android market.…

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Coming in at number 5, it's a blast from the past! Tenable's 2020 security flaw chart show features hits of yesteryear

Thu, 2021-01-14 18:37
You know that update thing? JFDI

Out of the top five vulnerabilities for 2020 three dated back to 2019 or earlier, according to infosec firm Tenable's annual threat report.…

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Attack of the cryptidiots: One wants Bitcoin-flush hard drive he threw out in 2013 back, the other lost USB stick password

Thu, 2021-01-14 17:59
A combined total of $575m deleted... and counting

A couple of news items about what we'll call "cryptidiots" wriggled into the mainstream media this week, momentarily shedding light on the important topics of e-waste and password hygiene for the masses.…

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Admit it: Your legacy backup is actually making you less resilient

Thu, 2021-01-14 17:00
Join us later this month to see what modern data management looks like

Webcast  There’s been a lot of talk about resilience lately. But while it’s one thing working through mid-pandemic self-care and wellness prescriptions for the individual, what does resilience mean when it comes to your company and its data?…

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SpaceX cargo ship splashes down off Florida with science in tow – but what we want to know is how space wine tastes

Thu, 2021-01-14 16:18
It's been sloshing around the International Space Station for a while

SpaceX hit another milestone overnight with the return of the upgraded cargo Dragon capsule from the International Space Station (ISS), which splashed down off the Florida coast.…

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Debian 'Bullseye' enters final phase before release as team debates whether it will be last to work on i386 architecture

Thu, 2021-01-14 15:35
Security, lack of suitable hardware for testing makes full 32-bit support hard

Debian 11, codenamed "Bullseye", has entered the first freeze stage, meaning no large or disruptive changes, or new package transitions (merging, splitting, renaming or removing) are allowed. The 32-bit i386 architecture is part of the release but may not be in Debian 12, codenamed "Bookworm".…

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Ministry of Defence's cyber warfare drive is helping burn a hole through its budget, warns UK's National Audit Office

Thu, 2021-01-14 14:56
All that counter-China stuff costs a pretty penny, y'know

The Ministry of Defence's multibillion budget overrun has been caused in part because of its spending splurge on flashy new "cyber" capabilities, according to the National Audit Office.…

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Javascript survey: React everywhere, Jest, Webpack on the up... if only it had static typing, sigh developers

Thu, 2021-01-14 14:01
The world's favourite language has complex ecosystem in which build tools are now fundamental

The 2020 State of JavaScript report, a survey of over 23,000 developers globally, has revealed growing use of WebPack and Jest, continuing high use of React, Express and TypeScript, and that top of the wishlist is no longer better browser compatibility, but rather static typing.…

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Flash in the pan: Raspberry Pi OS is the latest platform to carve out vulnerable tech

Thu, 2021-01-14 13:18
Meanwhile, hello Epson drivers?

The Raspberry Pi OS plunged another knife into the dark heart of Flash this week while adding drivers for Epson printers.…

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Semiconductor-flinger SK Hynix raises $1bn to green up its act

Thu, 2021-01-14 12:29
Toxic wastewaster and resource hungry - wafer-fabbing's a mucky biz

South Korean memory biz SK Hynix has issued a $1 billion “green bond” with the funds intended for pay for projects designed to reduce the ecological impact of its manufacturing activities.…

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Cor, get a load of moneybags Northamptonshire: Eight resellers win places on £5bn police framework

Thu, 2021-01-14 11:43
Before you choke on your tea, authority likely won't splash anything near that

Eight resellers have been awarded places on a £5bn framework contract led by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, a county in England's East Midlands.…

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Another Rust-y OS: Theseus joins Redox in pursuit of safer, more resilient systems

Thu, 2021-01-14 11:03
This one is not just written in Rust – its design is based on Rust features

Rust, a modern system programming language focused on performance, safety and concurrency, seems an ideal choice for creating a new operating system, and several such projects already exist. Now there is a new one, Theseus, described by creator Kevin Boos as "an Experiment in Operating System Structure and State Management."…

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Gloucestershire IT pro faces court over £30k Amazon voucher theft allegations

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:16
Accused pinched them from employer, sold them on eBay, prosecutors claim

A 23-year-old Gloucester IT worker is to stand trial after allegedly stealing more than £30,000 worth of Amazon vouchers before selling them on eBay.…

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Fujitsu opens door, invites '200 to 250' staff from UK Delivery team to walk out

Thu, 2021-01-14 09:30
Juicier payoff for those who do, but employees fear process will become compulsory if numbers aren't met

Fujitsu is looking for hundreds of volunteers in its UK Delivery organisation to leave with an enhanced payoff, though only employees with at least five years' service can currently apply. At the same time it is running a small redundancy process in other areas of the business where contracts are running off.…

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Offshoring is kind of over, says Wipro, as financials surge thanks to offshoring

Thu, 2021-01-14 08:31
Working from home means lots of us might as well be offshore now, suggests CEO

Wipro has both celebrated customers’ use of offshoring for its positive impact on its finances and suggested the concept may have been made obsolete by the pandemic-induced surge in working from home.…

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Beagleboard peeps tease dual-core 64-bit RISC-V computer with GPU, AI acceleration, more for under 100 quid

Thu, 2021-01-14 08:06
UnArmed to the teeth: Early versions to ship in April, more to follow in September

If you’re looking for a modest RISC-V computer capable of running Linux, with AI and other acceleration thrown in, to evaluate the architecture, the people behind the BeagleBoard have teased such a thing: the BeagleV board, starting from $119 (£87).…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Trump ban means the service has failed

Thu, 2021-01-14 07:32
‘I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump’ says @Jack

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has posted a long thread in which he laments having to permanently suspend US president Donald Trump’s personal twitter account.…

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Is a remote workforce making your organisation less secure?

Thu, 2021-01-14 07:00
And can SASE save us?

Webcast  Last year your bosses embraced remote working because, let’s face it, none of us had a choice.…

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Pirate Bay co-founder criticises Parler for its lack of resilience

Thu, 2021-01-14 05:57
Torrent search engine is still up after years of whack-a-mole with copyright cops

One of the co-creators of notorious BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has criticised free speech social network Parler for the lack of resilience that saw it go dark after Amazon Web Services booted it out of its cloud.…

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