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Microsoft is a national security threat, says ex-White House cyber policy director -- Interview -- With little competition at the goverment level, Windows giant has no incentive to make its systems safer

8 hours ago

Microsoft teases deepfake AI that's too powerful to release -- VASA-1 framework can turn a still image and a cloned voice file into a plausible video of a person talking

8 hours ago

Rarest, strangest, form of Windows saved techie from moment of security madness -- Who, Me? -- For once, Redmond's finest saved the day - by being rubbish in unexpectedly useful ways

5 hours ago

Researchers claim Windows Defender can be fooled into deleting databases -- BLACK HAT ASIA -- Two rounds of reports and patches may not have completely closed this hole

8 hours ago

Zilog to end standalone sales of the legendary Z80 CPU -- The processor that gave the world the ZX Spectrum and so much more is out of wafers

8 hours ago

Elon Musk's X to challenge Australian content takedown orders in court -- Asia In Brief -- PLUS: Samsung in 'emergency mode'; Tim Cook's Asian charm tour; APAC AI spend to surge

8 hours ago

MITRE admits 'nation state' attackers touched its NERVE R&D operation -- Infosec In Brief -- PLUS: Akira ransomware resurgent; Telehealth outfit fined for data-sharing; This week's nastiest vulns

8 hours ago

China creates 'Information Support Force' to improve networked defence capabilities -- A day after FBI boss warns Beijing is poised to strike against US infrastructure

8 hours ago

Ex-Amazon exec claims she was asked to ignore copyright law in race to AI -- High-flying AI scientist claims unfair dismissal following pregnancy leave

14 minutes ago

Google all at sea over rising tide of robo-spam -- Opinion -- What if it's not AI but the algorithm to blame?

2 hours ago

Germany arrests trio accused of trying to smuggle naval military tech to China - Prosecutors believe one frikkin' laser did make its way to Beijing - Public Sector - 22 Apr 2024 - |

28 minutes ago

Gone in 35 seconds – the Cybertruck's misbehaving acceleration pedal -- Riveting conclusion to Tesla recall saga -- Personal Tech -- 22 Apr 2024

28 minutes ago

More than a third of enterprise datacenters expect to deploy liquid cooling by 2026 -- Survey -- Which one of you is already running 100-plus kilowatt racks? -- On-Prem

2 hours ago

Microsoft foresees a new type of AI PC: A Surface designed with help from machines -- For now, Redmond is dogfooding Azure for product simulations -- AI + ML -- 22 Apr 2024

1 hour ago

Tesla Cybertruck turns into world's most expensive brick after car wash -- Bulletproof? Is it waterproof? Ts&Cs say: 'Failure to put Cybertruck in Car Wash Mode may result in damage' -- Personal Tech

2 days ago

SpaceX, Northrop Grumman reportedly working on US spy sat program -- LEO rising in US military: Close encounters of the recon kind -- Networks

2 days ago

AI energy draw from Chicago datacenters to rise ninefold -- No wonder industry is exploring nuclear as an alternative to electricity -- On-Prem

2 days ago

A quarter of 5-7 year olds now use smartphones, says regulator -- Social media use and gaming show steep increases within the age group, after UK comms watchdog given new powers -- Personal Tech

3 days ago

Germany cuffs alleged Russian spies over plot to bomb industrial and military targets -- Apparently an attempt to damage Ukraine's war effort -- Security

3 days ago

Some smart meters won't be smart at all once 2/3G networks mothballed -- UK reckoning with prospect of millions of homes with obsolete hardware -- Networks

3 days ago

Your trainee just took down our business and has no idea how or why - On Call - Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in the debrief meeting - On-Prem - 19 Apr 2024 - | 117

1 hour ago

Huawei's latest flagship smartphone contains no world-shaking silicon surprises -- Kirin 9010 SoC powering the Pura 70 is impressive, but doesn't indicate unforeseen prowess -- Personal Tech

3 days ago

IBM accused of cheating its own executive assistants out of overtime pay -- Big Blue bosses retaliate against those seeking overtime, lawsuit claims -- On-Prem

3 days ago

Microsoft aims to triple datacenter capacity to fuel AI boom -- And it's far from the only hyperscaler getting in on the act -- On-Prem

3 days ago

911 goes MIA across multiple US states, cause unclear - Updated - Some say various cell services were out, others still say landlines were affected. What just happened? Networks - 18 Apr 2024 - | 35

1 day ago

TSMC expects customers to pay more for chips fabbed overseas -- It'll be pricier, but there are geopolitical benefits, says CEO -- Systems

4 days ago

Micron scores $6.1B CHIPS Act cash for New York and Idaho fabs - Memorymaker to park mega plant in Syracuse, says senator - Systems - 18 Apr 2024 - |

4 days ago

Novelty flip phone strips out almost every feature possible to be as boring as possible -- Only good for calls and texts pretty much, and that's no mistake -- Personal Tech

4 days ago

Prolific phishing-made-easy emporium LabHost knocked offline in cyber-cop op - Feature - Police emit Spotify Wrapped-style videos to let crims know they're being hunted - Security - 18 Apr 2024 - | 13

1 day ago

AI PCs are here but a killer application for biz users? Nope -- Resist the pressure to jump on the bandwagon just yet warns, warns Forrester -- AI + ML

4 days ago

Cisco creates architecture to improve security and sell you new switches -- Hypershield detects bad behavior and automagically reconfigures networks to snuff out threats -- Security

4 days ago

Europe gives TikTok 24 hours to explain 'addictive and toxic' new app -- Commissioner Thierry Breton likens click-to-earn version to cigarettes -- Software

4 days ago

Taiwanese film studio snaps up Chinese surveillance camera specialist Dahua - Stymied by sanctions, it had to go ... but where? Security - 18 Apr 2024 - |

4 days ago

HPE sues China's Inspur Group over server patents -- Middle Kingdom biz accused of IP theft and changing names to evade sanctions -- Systems

4 days ago

Hugely expanded Section 702 surveillance powers set for US Senate vote -- Opponents warn almost anyone could be asked to share info with Uncle Sam -- Public Sector

4 days ago

Snowmobile, Amazon's truck-powered migration service, reaches the end of the road -- Demand for bulk storage on wheels turned out to be wan -- Storage

4 days ago

Uncle Sam earmarks $54M of CHIPS funding for small-biz semiconductor boffinry -- Up to 24 outfits to bag taxpayer cash for projects 'developing a viable product or service' for US chip industry -- Public Sector

4 days ago

Psst, hey. It's the NSA. You want some AI security advice? -- You can trust us, we're the good guys -- AI + ML

4 days ago

America may end up with paid-for 5G fast lanes under net neutrality anyway -- Damn you, network virtualization -- Networks

4 days ago

ASML ships another high NA EUV lithography machine to mystery client -- The cutting-edge chipmaking tool for a secret customer -- Systems

4 days ago

Kremlin's Sandworm blamed for cyberattacks on US, European water utilities -- Water tank overflowed during one system malfunction, says Mandiant -- Research

4 days ago

Future Roku TVs may inject tailored ads into anything and everything when you pause - Updated - Muted the audio? That's an advert. Paused a video? That's an advert - Personal Tech - 17 Apr 2024 - | 60

2 hours ago

Tesla asks shareholders to reinstate Musk's voided $56B pay package -- Given the electric car maker's annus horribilis so far in 2024, does the chief even deserve it? -- Personal Tech

4 days ago

Samsung boosts LPDDR5X to 10.7 Gbps, ups efficiency and capacity for mobile and servers -- Guess what it's great for? Go on, have a guess... 20 points if you muttered an abbreviation starting with A and ending in I -- Storage

4 days ago

ASML profits plunge 40% amid dip in chipmaking tool orders -- Except in China, where customers accounted for almost half of the photolithography giant's top line -- Systems

5 days ago

Logitech intros free tool for ChatGPT prompts... plus a mouse with an AI button -- For when the AI service cannot grok what it's being asked -- Personal Tech

5 days ago

Global IT spending forecast to reach $5.0T this year -- Comms services and AI contributing to increase, but vendors are taking 'risks' -- Networks

4 days ago

RISC-V AI chip upstart Rivos plans to undercut Nvidia, helped by a quarter-billion in VC lucre - With Apple lawsuit behind it, focussed on finalizing its designs - On-Prem - 17 Apr 2024 - |

5 days ago

Fire in the Cisco! Networking giant's Duo MFA message logs stolen in phish attack -- Also warns of brute force attacks targeting its own VPNs, Check Point, Fortinet, SonicWall and more -- Security

5 days ago

FYI: This site claims to have harvested 4B+ Discord chats, today all yours for a price -- Updated -- Of course there's an enterprise plan for the Feds and AI trainers -- Personal Tech

5 days ago

MGM says FTC can't possibly probe its ransomware downfall – watchdog chief Lina Khan was a guest at the time -- What a twist! -- Cyber-crime

5 days ago

YouTube now sabotages ad-blocking apps that stream its vids -- EFF lambastes latest 'lazy and deliberately malicious move' -- Applications

5 days ago

China scientists talk of powering hypersonic weapon with cheap Nvidia chip -- Analysis -- Jetson module can efficiently process computational fluid dynamics models -- Systems

5 days ago

Latest AMD Ryzen Pro chips are similar silicon, more smarts -- That other processor company really wants you to use AI at work -- Systems

5 days ago

Micron says it's first to QLC NAND with over 200 layers -- Enhanced data density and speed upgrades, though challenges in endurance remain -- Storage

6 days ago

Blackstone wants to plug hyperscale datacenter into former Britishvolt battery site -- Plans to plant $12B bitbarn where homegrown renewables hope once lived -- On-Prem

6 days ago

KPMG bags £8.5M NHS gig as cheerleader for Federated Data Platform rollout -- Consultancy tasked with helping local services get on board -- Public Sector

6 days ago

AI cloud startup TensorWave bets AMD can beat Nvidia -- Starts racking MI300X systems - because you can actually buy them and they beat the H100 on many specs -- Systems

6 days ago

Intel's effort to build a foundry biz is costing far more – and taking longer – than expected -- Analysis -- If you wanna make money you've gotta spend money. And against Samsung it's gonna cost a lot -- On-Prem

6 days ago

Alibaba Cloud reveals network telemetry tool that helped cut number of engineers needed by 86% -- Exclusive -- Zoonet employs 'elegant generalization of ping and traceroute' among other tricks -- Off-Prem

6 days ago

Konica Minolta and Fujifilm ponder JV to cut costs of printer businesses -- Japanese giants have big brands, but tiny shares of a shrinking market -- Personal Tech

6 days ago

Los Alamos Lab powers up Nvidia-laden Venado supercomputer -- Promises up to ten AI exaFLOPs of grunt – if you turn down the resolution a bit -- Systems

6 days ago

CISA in a flap as Chirp smart door locks can be trivially unlocked remotely -- Hard-coded credentials last thing you want in home security app -- Security

6 days ago

What's up with AI lately? Let's start with soaring costs, public anger, regulations... -- 'Obtaining genuine consent for training data collection is especially challenging' industry sages say -- AI + ML

6 days ago

Senator Warren slams Intuit's 'junk fees' as America's Tax Day rolls around again -- Says the IRS can do this stuff for free -- Applications

6 days ago

Samsung snags $6.4B in CHIPS Act funds for Texas fabs -- Work in Austin, Taylor will include new 2nm facility, packaging plant, and Pentagon partnership -- Systems

6 days ago

US lawmakers rage over Intel Meteor Lake-powered Huawei PC -- Special export license granted to Intel by President Trump unlikely to be renewed -- Systems

6 days ago

Japan turns up heat on Apple, Google with threat of hefty fines -- Antitrust proposals could stretch to 30% of annual revenues for law-breaking app store monopolies -- Applications

6 days ago

Tesla decimates staff amid ongoing performance woe -- Shares of the worst performing member of the S&P 500 slide some more as news unlikely to please investors -- Personal Tech

6 days ago

Backblaze cloud storage buzzes with added Event Notifications -- If you want open system to automate workflows over platform of your choosing, join the queue -- Storage

6 days ago

World is finally buying more phones and prices are rising -- Someone forgot to tell Apple and Samsung as Chinese brands rebound -- Personal Tech

7 days ago

Tired techie 'fixed' a server, blamed Microsoft, and got away with it -- who, me? -- If you're too exhausted to think, maybe you shouldn't be doing tech support -- On-Prem

7 days ago

AI spam is winning the battle against search engine quality -- interview -- 'Not all AI content is spam, but I think right now all spam is AI content' -- AI + ML

8 days ago

China orders its telcos to rip and replace US chips with homegrown silicon by 2027 -- There's no Huawei we saw that coming -- Networks

9 days ago

Loongson CPU that performs like 2020 Core i3 makes its way to Chinese mini PCs -- Slow but bona fide made in China -- Personal Tech

9 days ago

Intel preps export-friendly lower-power Gaudi 3 AI chips for China -- Beijing will be thrilled by this nerfed silicon -- AI + ML

9 days ago

Zero-day exploited right now in Palo Alto Networks' GlobalProtect gateways -- Out of the PAN-OS and into the firewall, a Python backdoor this way comes -- Cyber-crime

9 days ago

Google One VPN axed for everyone but Pixel loyalists ... for now -- Another one bytes the dust -- Personal Tech

9 days ago

Apple's failure to duck UK antitrust probe could bring £785M windfall for devs -- That 30% app tax may turn out to be a hefty liability -- Legal

9 days ago

Amazon search results now less self-centered, boffin says -- Self-preferencing pushback in Europe and US seems to have had some effect -- Networks

9 days ago

IT biz trials gadget deliveries by drone to sidestep traffic and emissions -- It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a hard drive! -- Personal Tech

10 days ago

Support contract required techie to lounge around in a $5,000/night hotel room - On Call - And be paid danger money while he did it - Storage - 12 Apr 2024 - | 128

2 days ago

French issue alerte rouge after local governments knocked offline by cyber attack -- Embarrassing, as its officials are in the US to discuss Olympics cyber threats -- Security

10 days ago

Space Force boss warns 'the US will lose' without help from Musk and Bezos -- China, Russia have muscled up, and whoever wins up there wins down here -- Security

10 days ago

Where there's a will, there's Huawei to develop one's own chipmaking kit -- Export restrictions and sanctions working well, we see -- Systems

10 days ago

Apple to allow some iPhones to be repaired with used parts -- 'A strategy of half-promises and unnecessarily complicated hedges' -- Personal Tech

10 days ago

Intel fuels Huawei's AI PC ambitions with Meteor Lake CPUs in MateBook X Pro -- But for how much longer? -- Personal Tech

10 days ago

Next Vision, or Vision Next? What we really thought about Google and Intel's AI events - Kettle - We sat through these conferences so you didn't have to - Systems - 11 Apr 2024 - | 2

8 days ago

Dell shaves months off lead times for GPU-powered AI servers -- TSMC turns advanced packaging production knob to 11 -- HPC

10 days ago

We never agreed to only buy HP ink, say printer owners -- Complainants smack back after hardware giant moves to dismiss lawsuit -- Personal Tech

11 days ago

AWS must pay $525M to cloud storage patent holder, says jury - Updated - Computing giant will appeal ruling, which found infringement was not 'willful' Storage - 11 Apr 2024 - | 24

4 days ago

Digital Realty ditches diesel for salad dressing in US to cut datacenter emissions -- Hydrotreated vegetable oil to power bit barns stateside after successful Euro trial -- Systems

11 days ago

Samsung strikes trouble as unions threaten walkouts, regulator swoops -- Oh great – another potential kink in the silicon supply chain -- On-Prem

11 days ago

Google plunks down $1 billion for extra Japan-US submarine cable -- Adds Hawaii stopover for another planned link -- Networks

11 days ago

India's Uber clone Ola Cabs hails ride out of the international market -- Australian drivers given two days' notice, UK and New Zealand services also shuttered -- Personal Tech

11 days ago

US Air Force secretary so confident in AI-controlled F-16s, he'll fly in one -- With a pilot as backup of course – VENOM is still emerging tech -- AI + ML

11 days ago

Next-gen Meta AI chip serves up ads while sipping power -- Fresh silicon won't curb Zuck's appetite for GPUs just yet -- On-Prem

11 days ago

US broadband internet: Now with mandatory 'nutrition' labels -- ISPs are just going to have to swallow it -- Personal Tech

11 days ago

Healthcare AI won't take jobs – it'll make nursing easier, says process automation founder - Interview - Something's gotta give in short-staffed, overworked healthcare industry, reckons Thoughtful cofounder and CPO - AI + ML - 10 Apr 2024 - | 20

3 hours ago

TSMC sees semiconductor bounce as Q1 revenues rise 16.5% -- Early figures post a $18.44B haul for industry bellwether -- Personal Tech

12 days ago

Hailo's latest AI chip shows up integrated NPUs and sips power like fine wine -- All your PC needs for 40 TOPS is an M.2 slot -- Systems

12 days ago

AI boom is boosting demand even for HDDs, raising prices by up to 20% since Q3 -- No computer part, even spinning rust, is safe from the hype cycle -- Storage

12 days ago

Chrome Enterprise Premium promises extra security – for a fee - Cloud Next - Paying for browsers is no longer a memory from the 1990s - Security - 10 Apr 2024 - | 33

11 days ago

Microsoft brings World of Warcraft and other Blizzard titles back to China -- Battle with NetEase ends, peace deal will see games cross the Great Firewall - in both directions -- Software

12 days ago

Huawei Cloud reveals the dynamic traffic allocation system it uses to cut bandwidth bills -- Created during COVID to handle video boom and sliced bandwidth costs by 30 percent -- Off-Prem

12 days ago