What's on TV: 'Mad Max' Black & Chrome Edition, 'The Last Guardian'

What's on TV: 'Mad Max' Black & Chrome Edition, 'The Last Guardian' After a long wait, Team Ico's next release is finally upon us. The Last Guardian arrives on PS4 this week, while Xbox One and PC gamers can experience Dead Rising 4, as well as the game preview release of new MOBA Gigantic. For […]

NHS patients must be taught to share their data, says EU lobby group

NHS patients must be taught to share their data, says EU lobby group Combining public funding and public data for whose benefit? Bemoaning the results of a survey showing that more than a third of people don’t trust the NHS with their personal information, a new EU-funded lobby group has stressed the need for a […]

You work so hard on coding improvements… and it’s all undone by a buggy component

You work so hard on coding improvements… and it’s all undone by a buggy component Third-party addition not the time-saver the boss thinks it is Nearly all (97 per cent) of Java applications contain at least one component with a known vulnerability, according to a new study by app security firm Veracode.… Source: The Register […]

Spinal Tap’s bass player sues former French sewer

Spinal Tap’s bass player sues former French sewer It’s not about Artist’s Rights, argues Harry Shearer Actor, writer and director Harry Shearer, who played Derek Smalls in the band Spinal Tap, is suing the owners of the movie This Is Spinal Tap over royalties. The 1984 film is often cited as the best comedy of […]

LG’s V20 may be the phone of the year. So why the f*%k can’t you buy it?

LG’s V20 may be the phone of the year. So why the f*%k can’t you buy it? Reluctant to cash in on Samsung’s calamity For beleaguered Android phone makers, you might think a juicy prize has just appeared. For some of them, it could be a life-saver.… Source: The Register Link: LG’s V20 may be […]

Do businesses get the IT service they deserve?

Do businesses get the IT service they deserve? Tell us what it’s like in your organisation We’ve received plenty of feedback from Reg readers over the years telling us that business managers and execs often don’t get IT. Sometimes it’s not listening to advice and requests for budget from the IT team, on other occasions […]

Vodafone and Inmarsat hang satellites over potential Internet of Things customers

Vodafone and Inmarsat hang satellites over potential Internet of Things customers Remote backhaul for rural millionaires? Not so, they say Vodafone and satellite phone firm Inmarsat have inked a deal to provide backhaul for Internet of Things devices in far-flung corners of the globe.… Source: The Register Link: Vodafone and Inmarsat hang satellites over potential […]

VSAN users get file access with DataSphere: It’s a computing resource 3-way

VSAN users get file access with DataSphere: It’s a computing resource 3-way Primary Data converges files and blocks for VSAN +Comment  Primary Data is providing file services for VSAN and its block-based storage.… Source: The Register Link: VSAN users get file access with DataSphere: It’s a computing resource 3-way

It’s good to talk, UK banks told after massaging cyberattack figures

It’s good to talk, UK banks told after massaging cyberattack figures It’s not like the public will think any worse of you Top techies at British banks are being encouraged to share information about cyberattacks following revelations that the financial sector is under-reporting breaches to regulators.… Source: The Register Link: It’s good to talk, UK […]

May blocked plans to bring in more Indian IT workers – Cable

May blocked plans to bring in more Indian IT workers – Cable Former Home Sec’s ‘obsession’ with immigration put kibosh on EU free trade deal Former business secretary Vince Cable has said Theresa May blocked plans to bring in Indian immigrants in the area of IT, claiming the former Home Secretary was “obsessed with immigration”.… […]

vSphere has been moved onto VMware’s slow development train

vSphere has been moved onto VMware’s slow development train The UI – seriously, the UI – is the bit VMware thinks is most significant this time around VMware has finally shoved vSphere 6.5 out the door, more than a year after it was deemed good enough to run VMworld Europe 2016, eight months after its […]

Flocking Dell! Caringo’s Swarm storage software soars to version 9

Flocking Dell! Caringo’s Swarm storage software soars to version 9 Starring on a Dell-powered box near you soon, if you feel like buying one, of course Caringo has updated its Swarm object storage software and will flog the code on appliances based on Dell PowerEdge servers.… Source: The Register Link: Flocking Dell! Caringo’s Swarm storage […]

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works Should there be a base amount of cash given to all? Analysis  Philosophers, economists and other academics have long discussed the idea of “basic income” – an unconditional monthly check from the government to every citizen, in an amount at least high enough to cover all […]

Pair programming – you’ll never guess what happens next!

Pair programming – you’ll never guess what happens next! Oooo, oooo, that smell… Of all the agile practices out there, “pair programming” is the one that elicits the most heckles, confusion, and head-scratching. The idea is that rather than having one person sitting at a screen, coding, you have two who program together. Those who […]

Dell/Quest Software plans layoffs and relocations – source

Dell/Quest Software plans layoffs and relocations – source Some products may go, too, once private equiteers take over The deal restoring the independence of the entity formerly known as Dell Software is expected to close in early November, which is when The Register understands things are going to get very interesting for customers and staff […]

VMware waves white flag: vSphere, vRealize, VSAN dock with Docker

VMware waves white flag: vSphere, vRealize, VSAN dock with Docker Dell-EMC’s virtual virtuoso cuddles containers, plus more news VMworld Europe  Containers are docking at this week’s VMworld Europe Barcelona shindig – with VMware supporting containers in its compute, storage and management product set (vSphere, VSAN and vRealize) for production use.… Source: The Register Link: VMware […]

The Public Access Weekly: Fix up look sharp

The Public Access Weekly: Fix up look sharp Admittedly, I am extremely late to the party here but we just started watching Mr.Robot and holy cow is that ever a great show! I'm not sure I've ever been so impressed by the USA Network. It more than makes up for the turn that Gotham has […]

Neural implants and robot arms allow paralyzed man to feel again

Neural implants and robot arms allow paralyzed man to feel again After breaking his neck more than a decade ago, Nathan Copeland has finally regained his sense of touch. The only catch is that those feeling are fake — artificially generated by a robotic arm and an array of tiny electrodes embedded in his brain […]

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According to a new study, Earth’s nearest neighbor is being bombarded by small, fast-moving chunks of debris, at a rate 100 times faster than impact […]