We survived today's Amazon news avalanche to bring you this: Yes, a managed Kubernetes service will be a thing
AWS re:Invent On Wednesday in Las Vegas, USA, at Amazon Web Services' sixth annual re:Invent dog-and-pony show, CEO Andy Jassy fulfilled industry expectations and introduced a managed Kubernetes service – Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).
We go live to the Uber-Waymo court battle... You are not going to believe this. The judge certainly doesn't
Uber caught one of its employees trying to steal documents and save them to his personal computer. He resigned.
A bug in American Airlines' pilot scheduling software has left the US airline dramatically understaffed for the coming month, particularly around Christmas week.
Sponsored In 2017 data protection, data growth and hardware costs remain top concerns for those in the market for All Flash Array (AFA) technology.
Network admins, code wranglers and other techies have hit an unusual problem this week: their test and development environments have vanished.
Code dive Apple has emitted an emergency software patch to address the trivial to exploit vulnerability in macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.1, that allowed miscreants to log into Macs as administrators without passwords and let any app gain root privileges.
Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love may be held in indefinite detention in an American prison if US courts find him unfit to enter a plea, the High Court in London was told this afternoon.
Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the Southern District Court of California today for allegedly infringing eight power-efficiency patents.
NHS England has been slammed after more than 700,000 patient records went undelivered.
+Comment Not content with having one object storage partner, Scality, HPE has linked arms with a second – Cloudian.
During a third reading of the draft bill for space industries at the House of Lords yesterday, peers debated limiting the British government's power and also plumped for Scotland as the venue for a UK spaceport.
Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems is crowdfunding a nonprofit that will bring consumer privacy cases to court in a bid to enforce European data protection laws.
Accused hacker Lauri Love is at a strong "likelihood of suicide" if extradited to America – and that a formerly anonymous co-defendant was tried at home in Australia is good reason for Love to be treated the same way, defence barrister Edward Fitzgerald QC told the High Court today.
Uber has finally come up with a figure for the number of UK-based riders and drivers affected by its massive data breach: 2.7 million.
While 5G suffers the usual, protracted birth pangs, unfashionable Gigabit LTE is going to be how your mobile bits are delivered for ages.
British shipping company Clarkson has 'fessed up to a data breach, saying a miscreant has accessed its systems and the public should expect some of it to be made public.
Analysis Pure Storage had a great growth quarter and sees itself taking on NetApp filers with its unstructured data FlashBlade product.
The UK government has launched a review to figure out what’s holding back investment in "full fibre" and 5G networks and how policies could help the telco market.
You’ve got less than 24 hours to secure blind bird tickets for our Continuous Lifecycle London conference next May for the rock bottom price of ￡500 plus VAT.
Google's attempt to cure the Android's ever-worsening fragmentation issue and slow updates might actually turn the tide.
IBM's Technology Support Services (TSS) teamsters in the Global Technology Services (GTS) UK division are braced for further job cuts as they enter yet another redundancy consultation process.
Research Against the backdrop of increasingly crucial and complex IT systems, and a relentless pace of change in the business and technology domains, ensuring that systems are running smoothly and with a good level of performance has become a key imperative. This shines a spotlight on systems monitoring, but how well are organisations doing in meeting requirements in this space?
Going by last week's Budget, it looks like the only ones still drinking the 5G Kool-Aid are senior politicians. Perhaps they think it will make them look visionary.
The British Army's notorious Thales Watchkeeper drones have cost the taxpayer a billion pounds over the past 12 years.
SAP is “getting there” with its efforts to address concerns around deployment of the latest version of its ERP business suite, according to S/4HANA COO Sal Laher.
IBM has announced it will again try to wean its cloud off the known-to-be-insecure TLS 1.0 and 1.1, but will also keep them available for some services.
Analysis Facebook is using mysterious software that scours material on its social network to identify and offer help to people who sound potentially suicidal.
India has decided to implement a formal Internet neutrality regime.
Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love’s appeal against extradition from the UK to the US begins this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Amazon reveals 'Nitro'... Custom ASICs and boxes that do grunt work so EC2 hosts can just run instances
AWS re:Invent Amazon Web Services has revealed that it spent four years working on a new architecture that offloads networking, storage and management tasks from EC2 host servers to dedicated hardware.
In fact he's kinda rubbish at cryptocurrency altogether Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI and Boring Company boss Elon Musk has denied inventing the blockchain and bitcoin, or being Satoshi Nakamoto.
Canada's domestic spy agency has won permission to continue using IMSI-catchers, in some cases without warrants, following a decision by the country's federal court.
Twitter has won another round in its long-running campaign to publish numbers that the US government insists should be secret.
One of the Australian government's signature policies, the electronic health record, has been all-but-abandoned by the healthcare sector.
A Canadian hacker for hire has admitted ransacking webmail accounts for miscreants accused of orchestrating the Yahoo! megahack that hit all three billion Purple Palace user accounts.
A New York investment firm is suing its ISP to retain its access to a high-speed international internet link – after the firm was acquired by a company that has a beef with the broadband provider.
Challenged on Monday by US senators to explain its failure to report that it had allowed hackers to grab records on 57 million customers and drivers and then paid hush money in an attempted year-long coverup, Uber has been presented with its second state-backed lawsuit for not alerting authorities to the pilfering.
Analysis Ajit Pai – the head of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC – has responded to widespread criticism of his plan to tear up net neutrality safeguards by… mocking celebrity tweets.
In April, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) apologetically promised it would destroy illegally-collected metadata about a journalist. It's now emerged that it botched the job, and didn't until shown the error of its ways.
A judge today delayed the start of a trade-secret theft case against Uber – after evidence suggesting the upstart operated a secret trade-secret-stealing unit was revealed at the last minute.
A Russian weather satellite and 18 micro-satellites are right now thought to be at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean after a Soyuz rocket carrying the birds malfunctioned shortly after launch.
A classified toolkit for potentially accessing US military intelligence networks was left exposed to the public internet, for anyone to find, according to security researchers today.
Updated A trivial-to-exploit flaw in macOS High Sierra, aka macOS 10.13, allows users to gain admin rights, or log in as root, without a password.
Webcast On the 6th of December at 10am GMT we're broadcasting live with a webcast that explores the potential of NVMe to help organisations manage the storage bottleneck.
The new compsci GCSE has been plunged into chaos after solutions to coursework tasks were found leaked online.
Toshiba has taken its MG06 10TB enterprise capacity disk-drive technology and used it to update its surveillance line.
Well, would ya look at that? Hewlett Packard Enterprise has retained a customer. Stephen Hawking's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (COSMOS) has slurped the firm's latest data-crunching HPC system to better understand the universe.
Comtrade's latest HYCU Nutanix backup product version has a fix for the VM stun problem.
SpaceX has amended an US Securities and Exchange Commission filing from August to reveal it raised cash by selling off about a hundred-million bucks more in equity and stock than previously disclosed.
HPE has an Internet of Things alliance going with industrial giant ABB with the two pushing industrial IoT to make smarter, more efficient industrial products.
Analysis With OneSphere, HPE has attempted to take a multi-silo, on-premises, hybrid and public cloud pain in the proverbial and "fix it" through one pane of glass.
Linux Mint 18.3 – aka "Sylvia" – is here to remind users that, hey, sometimes Linux can work a little bit more like Apple, Google and Microsoft software. (Just kidding, don't kill us.)
Updated Chinese drone-maker DJI’s bug bounty programme has been struck with fresh controversy after a security researcher claimed he was offered just $500 for reporting, among others, the years-old Heartbleed vulnerability.
Google has quietly brought improvements to its wearable OS that users have been asking for three years. And without much fanfare.
British aero engine maker Rolls-Royce will team up with Airbus and Siemens to develop hybrid electric-powered flying machines, it has been announced today.
Eight donkeys were released from an Indian jail yesterday after the law proved itself to be, well, an ass, and imprisoned them for eating the prison officers' plants.
VMware has added new services, and new features, to its bare metal service running in Amazon Web Services.
Software-defined storage biz Nexenta has picked up another $20m in funding.
If the tech industry wants another wave of innovation to match the PC or the internet, Google and Facebook must be broken up, journalist and film producer Jonathan Taplin told an audience at University College London's Faculty of Law this week.
Couchbase is going after businesses tracking customer interactions and investing in "digital transformation" amid speculation of an IPO.
Interview How does Hewlett Packard Enterprise view hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) now that it has bought and is digesting SimpliVity?
Stob has obtained access to the unpublished journals of a young British programmer who found herself assigned to the elite team that built the HAL 9000 computer during the 1990s.
The UK government’s network of "Catapult" innovation and technology agencies –?which fall under its under the R&D spending umbrella –?show poor governance and dubious value for money, a report by Ernst and Young has concluded.
Exclusive With the wider ambition to base eight in 10 services personnel to lower-cost wage locations, IBM has commenced the latest job-cutting process in the UK and Ireland.
Tasty storage dishes for your Thanksgiving table include starter from Hazelcast, entree from HPE, a side from Qubole and dessert from Rubrik. Place your napkins in your lap and start dining.
Hello, wrong number You may never have heard of the NPS but if you have ever answered a question such as: "How likely are you to recommend our company/product/service to your friends and colleagues?" you have entered the Net Promoter Score zone.
Astronomers have long known the nearby galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, was being monstered by the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud. But new imaging captured by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) has made it clear that the little star-factory has only a handful of billion years left.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have defeated facial recognition on big social media platforms – by removing faces from photos and replacing them with automatically-painted replicas.
In case you're wondering, yes, there's a good chance at least some of your Android apps have tracked you rather more than you expect.
On a walk across the show floor at January's Consumer Electronics Show, a friend working in technology for nearly thirty years expressed unease at where it all seemed to be headed.
Open source DNS software vendor PowerDNS has advised users to patch its "Authoritative" and "Recursor" products, to squish five bugs disclosed today.
Facebook has caved to political pressure and announced a new office in Germany to scrub abusive posts from its social network.
Give 1,000 monkeys typewriters, they'll write Shakespeare. Give them robot arms, and wait – they actually did that?
Amputee monkeys have been trained to control robotic arms with their minds using an advanced brain-machine interface, a group of researchers has claimed.
Call it a bug, call it a spellcheck quirk, or call it a wonderful bit of wishful thinking; iPhone owners are all about the IT department these days.
Microsoft's delayed its big reveal of how it plans to run VMware on Azure by a fortnight, and won't say why.
Analysis Just because it was inevitable doesn't make it bearable.
Three Chinese nationals went on a six-year hacking spree against American targets, siphoning financial reports and tech blueprints, US prosecutors allege.
Video Google researchers claim to have developed an "electronic screen protector" that can alert you when nosy parkers are looking over your shoulder at your phone.
Five US senators on Monday asked ersatz taxi biz and lawsuit magnet Uber to provide more details about how it allowed hackers in 2016 to pilfer personal information for 57 million customers and drivers.
Video Security researchers have once again claimed a simple mask can hoodwink Apple's Face ID authentication system, which graces the tech giant's $1,000 iPhone X.
The Silicon Valley-backed nutrition upstart specializing in butter-infused coffee says evil code injected into its website was covertly gulping customers' payment card details for months.
How times change. When the Cloud Industry Forum first started surveying cloud take-up, about seven years ago, most businesses still weren’t using any cloud services. Its latest survey, published this spring, revealed that nearly 90 per cent of organisations are using cloud, each one deploying three cloud-based services.
A security researcher found a way to delete any picture on Facebook, irrespective of whether it's public or private, by cunning use of polls.
An American city's efforts to make it easier for Google and upstart ISPs to compete against cable giants has been unceremoniously unplugged.
Facebook, Google, IBM, and Red Hat on Monday will give free-software license violators two months to mend their ways before going nuclear.
Private equity biz Thoma Bravo is buying slow-growth Barracuda Networks for $1.6bn in cash.
Businesses want cloud-style IT, HPE declared as it pushed out GreenLake on-premises everything-as-a-service models – an evolution of its Flex Capacity pay-per-use infrastructure.
Transport for London promises to have 4G mobile coverage on the London Underground during 2019 following successful tests this summer.
Brit SAP users have little interest in adopting the German enterprise resource planning giant's self-branded "digital innovation system", Leonardo, citing licensing concerns as a barrier, according to a survey.
Long-Term Test It's become a bit of cliché that in recent years low-cost Chinese phones have been "disrupting" a market that belonged to high-margin, high-cost flagship makers like Samsung and Sony. But what happens when a Chinese phone vendor "disrupts" itself?
Amazon announced a preview for its new AR, VR and 3D app editing and hosting service, Sumerian, today. It is hoping new augmented and virtual reality web developers will pick its new cloud-based platform over Unity3D and Unreal Engine.
Troubled integrator biz Logicalis has scooped itself a contract to supply the UK's main air traffic control firm with key IT infrastructure equipment and services.
The fourth and finest Doctor, Tom Baker, has reprised the role to finish a Who serial scuppered in 1979 by strike action at the BBC.
As Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announce their engagement today, equally thrilling news is also breaking across Britain: new laws forcing drone operators to register.
The UK's National Health Service will pay white hat hackers up to ￡20m to protect its IT systems, it announced today.
Attempting to scare people by telling them their password choices are stupid or easily guessable is counterproductive: because it serves only to reassure them that they are just like everyone else.
Whichever fool once proclaimed money can’t buy one class clearly wasn’t privy to the inventory of now defunct tech reseller Misco Group that was recently put up for sale by private equity backer Hilco Capital.
DXC Technologies is spreading some festive cheer by dangling voluntary redundancy (VR) terms in front of customer support teams, according to a confidential document seen by The Register.
If there's a poster child for machine learning, it's neural networks. We gave a practical introduction to the topic here, but this time I'll take a different approach and explain the background to how neural networks, er, work.
Pokémon GO killed at least two people and spiked rates of car accidents and injuries, according to a study of the game's impact on just one United States city.
Administrators of Yahoo! Groups have complained that the service has become unstable and unreliable.
China has claimed it invented IPv6, according to state-controlled newswire Xinhua.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation has given its approval to the combination of Uber's services with those of local Google analog Yandex.
Researchers have packed extra information onto single photons to speed up quantum key distribution (QKD) systems.
+Comment nbn?, the company building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has announced that it will remediate parts of its hybrid fibre-coax and pause new rollouts
The world's self-described “most awesome” collection of images, Imgur, has confessed to leaking 1.7 million user records in 2014.
Tesla's revealed more details about its forthcoming “Semi” electric truck, including a starting price of US$150,000.
Sysadmins who tend Exim servers have been advised to kick off their working weeks with the joy of patching.
Donald Trump's former policy chief Steve Bannon wanted to limit the power of Silicon Valley's plutocrats, but US trade negotiations have just thrown a protective arm around them.
British miltech boffinry outfit Qinetiq has opened a testing centre named the Dragonworks for the building and tweaking of giant laser cannon.
The UK's Court of Appeal has ruled that the body that oversees the nation's intelligence agencies cannot be held subject to a judicial review under active laws.
Proposals to reform and rewrite Britain's aged Official Secrets Acts have been postponed for at least a year, the government's Law Commission has confirmed to The Register.
Analysis InfiniBand/Ethernet tech supplier Mellanox is being targeted by an activist investor pissy that it rejected overtures from Marvell.
New research has documented a species of finch evolving on the Galápagos island of Daphne Major, 1,000km off the west coast of Ecuador, in just two generations.
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has fined Hamilton Digital Solutions ￡45,000 for sending spam text messages, it announced today, despite its protestations that a third party had been responsible.
Analysis BT has long been accused of jealously guarding its infrastructure. But forcing it to open up its network to competitors and break its market dominance has been an aim of Ofcom for some time.
"No change to Aruba" was veep Morten Illum's public verdict on the news that Meg Whitman was stepping down from the top spot at Aruba's parent company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Plugging the infosec skills gap with expensive consultants or by trying to hire already skilled people won't fix recruitment headaches, Thom Langford, CISO at Publicis Groupe, insisted at the #IRISSCERT conference in Dublin this week.
When it comes to women in tech, it's fair to say the sector has a bit of an image problem.
The British emergency services are to be equipped with 4G phones thanks to a new handheld device contract with Samsung worth up to ￡210m.
The massive Uber data breach will be discussed by the European Union's data protection authorities next week.
Episode 16 "What you're looking for is plausible deniability," I say to the Boss.
The world has never been so dependent on computers, networks and software so ensuring the security and availability of those systems is critical.
Amid myriad bodies offering advice, opinions and rulings on the use of data springing up all over the shop, the government used the Budget to announce plans to create yet another.
Thirty is a ripe old age, maybe older than a good chunk of Register readers. Even for those of you for whom Excel is a spring chicken, how many applications or even operating systems are you still using of a similar age outside the Office suite?
Something for the Weekend, Sir? A little worse for wear after the first Christmas party of the season, I stagger up the driveway to be met at my own front door by... a Kindle.
The city of Munich will spend €49.3m (￡43.9m/ $58.4m) going all-in on Windows after local politicos agreed to call time on the failing 15-year open source project.
Linus Torvalds has offered a lengthy explanation of his thoughts on security, in which he explained a calmer and more detailed version of his expletive-laden thoughts on the topic earlier this week.
Fujitsu Ten, the Japanese giant's automotive outfit, has developed technology that turns sheets of glass into speakers and thinks it could be used to help drivers talk on the phone without disturbing passengers.
On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, The Register's Friday column in which we share readers' tech support morality tales.
Microsoft's acknowledged an embarrassing issue with its SurfaceBook 2 laptop – its battery can drain even while plugged into its power pack.
Mozilla developer Nihanth Subramanya has revealed the organisation's Firefox browser will soon warn users if they visit sites that have experienced data breaches that led to user credential leaks.