DRS still letting the armed forces down big-time
A defence minister has told Parliament that Capita’s pisspoor Defence Recruiting System (DRS) has “glitches”, following reports from The Register giving a glimpse inside the shambolic system.…
Swallows N2WS so it can stick oar deeper in Amazon cloud
Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2WS, an IaaS startup, whose board includes Veeam co-founder and President Ratmir Timashev, for $42.5mn cash.…
Company's journey from the heart of IT to the rest of the business continues
ServiceNow has slipped into 2018 by slipping out a new release of its platform.…
TAG Heuer’s latest creation is the world’s most expensive smartwatch to date, but its tech is standard wearable fare.
Needs to make six to eight a year, predicts it can get back to 25 a year once airlines wake up
Airbus has reported its most prolific year to date in terms of deliveries, but also warned that it needs a new buyer of its flagship A380 if it is to continue production.…
Boffins figure out when drones are watching, without decrypting the video stream
If a drone-creeper is snooping on you, you could catch them by grabbing the video stream – but what if it's encrypted?…
Apple, the only foreign phone maker to hit China's top 10 list, was beaten to the top spot by Oppo's R9S.
Jeep does away with the squinty headlights and adds a new powertrain option to its popular compact SUV.
Plans open source revival of XCP, to go places Citrix won’t
Moves are afoot to revive Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), the open source version of XenServer that existed independently of Citrix before the company released its code to the Xen Project and made its own efforts open source.…
Tiangong-1 is out of control and can't keep it up any more
Predictions are firming up for when China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft will make its final re-entry-crash-and-burn.…
Unlike similar services, this one sold purloined passwords
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced it has cuffed and charged a man for selling stolen identities and passwords at LeakedSource.com.…
Elon Musk's next big thing will get fully lit up for the first time as soon as Tuesday.
'Benchmark crimes' under-state the true performance impact of security controls
A group of operating systems specialists believes sloppy benchmarking is harming security efforts, by making it hard to assess the likely performance impact of security countermeasures.…
In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the population, which had been more than 20 million before the Spanish arrived, had crashed to two million. One brutal outbreak in 1545 was estimated to have killed between five and 15 million alone—or up to 80 percent of the population.
But, like the other epidemics, the disease behind the 1545 outbreak was a complete mystery—until now.
Genetic evidence pulled from the teeth of 10 victims suggests that the particularly nasty bacterium Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Paratyphi C contributed to the scourge of fever, bleeding, dysentery, and red rashes recorded at the time. The genetic data, published Monday in Nature Ecology and Evolution, offers the first molecular evidence to try to explain what’s “regarded as one of the most devastating epidemics in New World history,” the authors conclude.
Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.
New range-topping model will arrive in 2019.
Azure Stack users invited under ‘IP Advantage’ umbrella
Microsoft’s extended its “Azure IP Advantage” litigation protection shield to on-premises technology, by applying it to the Azure Stack hybrid-cloud-in-a-box systems.…
Not every Detroit debut is some wild-eyed concept or a massive pickup.
On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it is going to acquire a 43.86-percent stake in a Nashville-based solar plant company called Silicon Ranch Corporation. The deal could cost up to $217 million, according to Reuters.
The Netherlands-based oil and gas company is one of the biggest companies in the world, and, by its own account, it recorded revenue of $233.6 billion in 2016 and $4.8 billion in net income. The $217 million it has set aside for a US-based solar investment is a small fraction of that, but it does reflect some willingness to acknowledge a future, however far out, in which oil and gas may not dominate energy and transportation sectors.
The move follows oil and gas giant BP (formerly British Petroleum), which invested $200 million in European solar development company Lightsource just a month ago.
A long time ago, in a company far, far away …
Lenovo has patched an ancient vulnerability in switches that it acquired along with IBM's hardware businesses and which Big Blue itself acquired when it slurped parts of Nortel.…