Storage mezze to start your week
Roundup In this week's roundup of bite-sized storage snacks: Infinidat has added a second data protection partnership, NVMe-oF startup Pavilion Data has lost one of its two co-founders, a peer-to-peer storage startup nabbed a Docker high-flier, and Pivot3 downsized its HCI product to a slim 1U shelf.…
Late great physicist finished on an attempt to unify gravity and quantum mechanics
Sorry: Stephen Hawking's last paper doesn't favour the so-called “multiverse”, but there's some cool stuff in it if you ignore the headlines.…
With the RST performance package, the full-size Chevy Tahoe gains some street cred with a 420-horsepower V8, tighter handling and sharper looks.
The team behind the Xbox game explain how they're trying to take "toxic" behaviour out of multiplayer gaming.
And disaster recovery too, by painting a target on AWS
VMware has pondered baking backup and disaster recovery into its VSAN software-defined storage tool.…
The Travel Show's Lucy Hedges looks at how you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel.
Making the phone a touchpad for the desktop is a good idea
First fondle When Samsung gave the world its DeX dock last year, we rated the device a solid, thoughtful job for its feat of allowing a smartphone to deliver a decent desktop experience.…
Ubiqube's CTO Hervé Guesdon talks to El Reg
Interview In February, network automation company Ubiqube released another network management framework into the open source world. The Register spoke to CTO Hervé Guesdon to understand the company's hopes for its OpenMSA tools.…
'Oumuamua produced by solar system that makes more asteroids than comets
Pic 'Oumuamua, the mysterious and oddly shaped interstellar asteroid spotted by astronomers, was probably ejected from a binary star system.…
The chief of the Tempe Police has told the San Francisco Chronicle that Uber is likely not responsible for the Sunday evening crash that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg.
“I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident," said Chief Sylvia Moir.
Herzberg was "pushing a bicycle laden with plastic shopping bags," according to the Chronicle's Carolyn Said, when she "abruptly walked from a center median into a lane of traffic."
Alex Stamos says he's "still fully engaged" with his work at Facebook, though his role has changed. Questions about Stamos come as Facebook deals with a privacy flap linked to Cambridge Analytica.
WebKit updated to kill 'supercookies'
Apple has moved to block an abuse vector in the WebKit framework that underpins its Safari browser and allows HSTS to be abused to act as a 'supercookie' for user tracking.…
WIRED columnist Antonio Garcia Martinez on why Cambridge Analytica’s targeting efforts probably didn’t even work—and why Facebook should be embarrassed anyway.
The ten-year odyssey from concept to product continues
Last week, we noted the re-emergence of a sleeper technology, Information-Centric Networking (ICN). we've now learned that Cisco's been hard at work on it: Switchzilla has unveiled a trial implementation with Verizon.…
The process to sell off more airwaves to provide bandwidth for future mobile services begins in the UK.
Update: Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tweeted the following on Monday evening in the wake of The New York Times report:
Despite the rumors, I'm still fully engaged with my work at Facebook. It's true that my role did change. I'm currently spending more time exploring emerging security risks and working on election security.
We have updated the story accordingly.
The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?
If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.
No Maduro funbux stateside, declares White House
The US has formally banned the trade of Venezuela's new state-backed cryptocurrency.…
Data analytics firm is at the center of a scandal over its misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 US election.