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27th > October > 2016 Archive

Microsoft's Surface Studio desk-slab, Dial knob, Surface Book: We get our claws on new kit

Hands onAnd Paint 3D – the emoji killer

Joomla! squashes critical privileged account creation holes

Borked two factor authentication also fixed

Apple grounds AirPods launch with shipping delay

No worries, just plug your old earbuds into the… oh, right

How many Internet of S**t devices knocked out Dyn? Fewer than you may expect

DNS really needs to be fixed if it can be taken out by 100,000 home devices

Three LibTIFF bugs found, only two patched

Buffer overruns, remote code execution, you know the drill

VMware's weakness? It didn't beat every target for every product in Q3

But it did beat the street as vSphere sales held, new products grew, cloud strategy worked, desktops drooped a bit

Internet of S**t things claims another scalp: DNS DDoS smashes StarHub

'Don't buy rubbish Webcams', carrier tells customers

AMD will sell server CPUs at Happy Meal prices so you can supersize servers

ARM vs. x86 can wait as first decent Xeon alternatives in ages pressure Chipzilla

It's ALIVE: Juno back online after reboot

It's ALIVE: Juno back online after reboot

Hacker's Icarus machine steals drones midflight

PacSecPopular RC protocol pwned

Good luck securing 'things' when users assume 'stuff just works'

Making devices secure by design requires more effort than vendors currently allow

PayPal patches bone-headed two factor authentication bypass

UpdateNo phone? No worries

How Google's Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel

MacOS, iOS task threading was open to hijack

HMRC IT boss quit £185k job for more cash

Mark Dearnley was in charge of Europe's biggest public sector IT project

VMware do we go from here?

Perhaps it's time the cloud pioneers snap up Docker

New board members for X-IO

Dynatrace promises heavyweight OpenStack guts probing

OpenStack SummitInsides out examination for open-source fluffers

Feel the OpenStack Fabrics

Fujitsu seeks PC exit, finds willing buyer in Lenovo

But can they fund the deal?

HMRC to create new compliance team focused on 'gig economy' workers raises eyebrow at firms hiring 'self-employed' staffers

Misys cans IPO

Will it float? Markets say nope

HPE pump wins IoT award

Schneider Electric plugs gaping hole in industrial control kit

Provider Schneider would've had hackers inside 'er

When selling to line of business types, start with a self-help book

Emotional intelligence, not tech skills, is the way to woo suits

In its current state, Ubiquiti's EdgeSwitch won't have much of an edge on anyone

REVIEWFantastic price, but connectivity more roulette than reliability

Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

'6-month jail sentence ... converted into payment' as part of tax probe

Cloudian passes begging bowl round VCs to net $41m for object storage dev pool

S3 worshipper's funds now stand at $79m

Digital minister Matt Hancock promises 'full fibre' eating plan for Blighty

Don't call it FTTP!

Let's praise Surface, not bury it

CommentThe PC is dying, but better, richer apps might just save it

WD gets flash boom bang from SanDisk swallow

+CommentStorage stalwart flashes past lumbering Seagate

Divide the internet into compartments to save us from the IoT fail whale

Intel's chief IoT security bloke puts forward one possible solution

Amazon certifies third-party refurbishers: How good and new is good as new?

On the second hand...

October proves to be the cruellest month for Twitter staff as 350 more laid off

Microblogging network operating at a loss of $78m

Home Office extends mega 18-year Fujitsu contract

So much for breaking up the SIs then

Belgian court fines Skype for failing to intercept criminals' calls in 2012

It's technically impossible to do what you want, Skype said

TB per carat? Data diamonds!

Phishing fraudsters pose as UK bank social media types

LOL! You can totes sign in here

Use the source! OpenStack welcomes fresh tests for open-cloud unity

Openstack SummitFoundation chiefs betting on tech firms' appetites to prove interoperability

iPhone fatigue and fading Samsung. This planet is bored with big brand phones

Good news if you're Chinese, though

Quantum heaves sigh of relief as red ink washes away

Paddles towards black ink pool wearing StorNext life belt

Qualcomm agrees to acquire semiconductor biz NXP for $47bn

Chip designer chases self-driving car market as smartphone sales slow

Intel's new chip targets industrial IoT

The E3900 family doubles performance

Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

Programmed for safety, automated vehicles promise slow going

CIA will put records online

So long Vine, your six seconds of internet fame are over

Twitter takes axe to mobile app

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers

Who needs an escape key when you've got high-res emoji buttons?

Datto launches backup and disaster recovery technology to combat ransomware

The new FCC privacy rules are here, and nobody is happy

Complaints abound as new limits placed on ISPs handling data

NASA gets last Pluto data

Samsung's free-falling financial flameout

Galaxy Note 7 disaster burns billions

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