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'Anything' related to remote working is a winner for Euro disties, but classic enterprise tech? That's another story

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Official stats reach Vulture Towers Tech distributors' sales jumped 9.5 per cent to €5.9bn in Western Europe for the four weeks ended 22 March with a raft of lines including virtualization and database software helping to swell their coffers, as wel…

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Reg fashion special: Top designer says ‘video chat accessories’ are in for spring!

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

For women, anyway. Guys can get away with boxer shorts and socks under the desk The fashion industry has carved itself a new niche - outfits and accessories for video chats – but kept all its old double standards about what different people need to …

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Atlassian issues advice on how to keep your IT service desk secure... after hundreds of portals found facing the internet amid virus lockdown

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Alarm sounded after orgs open up internal platforms for work-from-home staff As companies move their staff to remote working amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, some IT teams have made internal platforms, such as tech support desks, face the pub…

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Time to brush up on your Ohm's law. Because we're predicting Li-ion batt lifetimes using impedance and AI

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Well, when we say we, we mean... we read a paper some others wrote Machine-learning software can predict the remaining useful lifetime of a lithium-ion battery by seeing how it reacts when a rapidly oscillating voltage is briefly applied across it, …

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New IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says hybrid cloud will be bigger than mainframes, services, middleware

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

First day letter to staff calls for ‘maniacal focus’, OpenShift dominance and client love IBM’s new CEO Arvind Krishna has revealed the letter he sent to staff on his first day in the job, and it’s big on hybrid cloud as a new platform for IBM’s fut…

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Ethernet standards group leaves its name in the dust as it details new 800Gbps spec

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Farewell, 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium. Arise, Ethernet Technology Consortium The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium has decided to ditch its name as it heads off in search of serious speed.…

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Antarctic science put on ice by coronavirus - next summer's expeditions restricted to essentials and robots

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Australia just wants to get supplies in and keep people moving safely The novel coronavirus is yet to reach Antarctica’s small human population, but will impact science on the frozen continent next southern summer.…

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Google tests hiding Chrome extension icons by default, developers definitely not amused by the change

dinsdag 7 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Tightening privacy and security may cause pain for add-on makers Google is testing a user-interface change that will hide Chrome extensions by default, which is not going down well with developers.…

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GoDaddy gobbles 12 million dot-word domains – from .biz to .nyc – from Neustar, promises prices will go down

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Could takeover actually not shaft internet domain holders? The world’s largest seller of domain names, GoDaddy, is making a bid for market domination with the purchase of hundreds of dot-word registries including .biz, .co, .nyc, and .us, from Neust…

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Remember Tapplock, the 'unbreakable' smart lock that was allergic to screwdrivers? The FTC just slapped it down for 'deceiving' folks

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

And you can still open its improved version with a strong magnet The manufacturer that claimed its Bluetooth-connected fingerprint-reading smart lock was “unbreakable,” only to find it being opened in seconds by someone armed with nothing more than …

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Mozilla scrambles to plug two Firefox holes exploited in the wild by hackers to hijack victims' computers

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Update now before it's too late Mozilla has released security updates for its Firefox browser in conjunction with a US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory warning that critical vulnerabilities in the browser are being ac…

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Four new bugs? You shouldn't have: Microsoft celebrates 45 years with dollop of borkage on Windows Insider Fast Ring

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Also: Skype goes attention-seeking and Edge shares its scrolling smarts with Chromium Roundup  Got time on your hands and an enterprise running on Microsoft 365? The Windows giant wants to hear from you in this week's quick 'n' dirty rundown of Redm…

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Roaring trade in zero-days means more vulns are falling into the hands of state spies, warn security researchers

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Flaw variety hipper with snoops than cash-hungry crooks right now Zero-day vulns are increasingly likely to be bought and sold by malware vendors targeting the Middle East with their dodgy wares, according to FireEye.…

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Just cough into here, please: Cambridge-developed app collects sounds of COVID-19

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

No stethoscope needed – but you don't get to know the results A team at the UK's Cambridge University has created an application to collect the speaking, breathing and coughing sounds of participants in the hope of building predictive models to "con…

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From Amanda Holden to petrol-filled water guns: It has been a weird week for 5G

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Gov.UK to ask social networks to do their part... Comment  Amanda Holden is not an epidemiologist. She holds no degree in electrical engineering or physics. Her time is spent judging the (often self-contradictory) Britain's Got Talent, or sitting ne…

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Already in final beta? That's Madagascar: Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' gets updated desktop, ZFS support

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Long-term release with upgraded QEMU virtualization Canonical has dropped a final beta of Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa", set for full release on 23 April.…

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RHEL pusher Paul Cormier appointed CEO to lead Red Hat into the IBM era

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

20-year veteran takes over as Jim Whitehurst becomes Big Blue prez Long-serving Red Hatter Paul Cormier has been named president and chief exec as his predecessor, Jim Whitehurst, sets off for fields Big and Blue.…

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Microsoft 365 Business to gain more Azure Active Directory toys... oh, and it's called Microsoft 365 Business Premium (from 21 April)

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Because this Office branding shake-up isn't confusing at all Microsoft is adding a full Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licence to its Microsoft 365 business subscription even as it aims the rebrandogun at its product line.…

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Americas' SAP Users' Group chief reckons upgrades to S4/HANA will gather pace despite COVID-19 disruption

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

If you're almost finished with the ordeal, there's no looking back now Although most organisations would probably put ERP upgrade plans on ice amid a global pandemic, SAP users are likely to press ahead with existing projects to upgrade to S/4HANA, …

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Washington state governor green-lights facial-recog law championed by... guess who: Yep, hometown hero Microsoft

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Plus more news from the world of machine learning Roundup  Here's your quick-fire summary of recent artificial intelligence news.…

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We're number two! Microsoft's revamped Edge browser slips past Firefox in latest set of NetMarketShare figures

maandag 6 april 2020 in The Register Headlines (Tech News)

Though Statcounter puts Moz's finest second. Chrome still top dog It's official that Edge is number two. At least according to NetMarketShare.…

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