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Walmart’s Indian outpost FlipKart picks industrial giant’s India-US joint venture for Chennai data center

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 01:21
E-commerce wing to also get a huge fulfillment center for Q3 2022

Indian e-commerce company FlipKart, majority owned by US behemoth Walmart, has chosen AdaniConneX to build its third data center in Chennai. It is expected to be one of the largest private cloud deployments in the country,…

Mobile app security standard for IoT, VPNs proposed by group backed by Big Tech

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 22:42
ioXt Alliance aims to bring 'transparency and visibility'

On Thursday the ioXt Alliance, an Internet of Things (IoT) security trade group backed by some of the biggest names in the business, introduced a set of baseline standards for mobile apps, in the hope that IoT security may someday be a bit less of a dumpster fire.…

Zorin OS 16 beta claims largest built-in app library 'of any open source desktop ever'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:15
Linux for Windows switchers: smooth user experience, if users steer clear of Windows apps on Wine

Zorin OS 16 Linux has moved into beta, promising improved performance and a more extensive application Store covering Flathub and Snap as well as old-style repositories.…

Ever wondered what it's like working for Microsoft? Leaked survey shines a light on how those at the code coalface feel

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 20:02
Lowest scoring sections were 'performance' and 'deal', but it looks like it could be a lot worse

You aren't the only one feeling like you're giving more than you're getting from your employer – a chunk of Microsofties are of the same opnion.…

Deno 1.9 update includes proposal cold-shouldered in February, now hyped as '3x faster' performance bump

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:08
Plus HTTP/2 web server written in Rust

Deno 1.9 hit the streets this week touting new features including an HTTP/2 server written in Rust.…

Oracle pumps $1.2bn into Nashville campus as search for southern comfort goes on

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 18:19
Mayor thrilled with $175m up front for Guitar Town infrastructure projects

Oracle is continuing its journey into the heart of the southern United States with a $1.2bn investment in a new campus in Nashville, set to create 8,500 new jobs.…

Pigeon fanciers in a flap over Brexit quarantine flock-up, seek exemption from EU laws

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 17:33
It won't fly. 'We are collateral damage'

Things have taken a tern for the worse for the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, which is seeking an exemption from the EU for a law that takes flight tomorrow, so their birds can participate in a long distance European race.…

It was Russia wot did it: SolarWinds hack was done by Kremlin's APT29 crew, say UK and US

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:49
And Positive Technologies has been slapped with American sanctions

Russia’s infamous APT 29, aka Cozy Bear, was behind the SolarWinds Orion attack, the US and UK governments said today as America slapped sanctions on Russian infosec companies as well as expelling diplomats from that country’s US embassy.…

University of Hertfordshire pulls the plug on, well, everything after cyber attack

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:04
Another UK institution topples at the hands of miscreants

The University of Hertfordshire has fallen victim to a cyber attack that has resulted in the establishment pulling all its systems offline to deal with the situation.…

Vintage? Good for vinyl records, bad for systems of record

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:14
Emulation could make more sense than migration. Here’s why…

Webcast  There’s nothing like the joy finding a piece of vintage vinyl on eBay, having it appear on your doorstep, then watching your friends’ faces light up as you drop the needle into the groove.…

Last chance to grab an iPhone Mini as savvy analyst reckons Apple will scrap it next year

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:33
Incoming iPhone 13 could be final slimline version

All good things come to an end. And pointless things, too, with Apple reportedly planning to discontinue the iPhone Mini after the next iteration expected later this year.…

Microsoft OneDrive for Windows 7 drives off a cliff for Business users

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:47
Accidental borkage ... or a not-so-subtle hint that it really is time to move on?

Multiple customers have told The Register that OneDrive for Business under Windows 7 is falling over for them, with one reporting that Microsoft has quietly pulled the plug on support.…

Listen, son... Monster trucks just aren't cool anymore. Real winners drive Tesla Roadsters

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:01
Matchbox goes green with sustainably produced toys based on electric cars

Soon tots will be able to throw their toy cars at the 4K TV and claim it was Autopilot what did it, Daddy.…

Docking £500k commission from top SAS salesman was perfectly legal, rules judge

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:14
Chap brought in $27m deal – so bosses withheld two-thirds of his pay

A salesman who claimed bosses at software biz SAS diddled him out of half a million pounds in commission had "no reasonable prospects" of successfully proving his case, an Employment Tribunal judge has ruled.…

Google proposes Logica data language for building more manageable SQL code

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:25
COBOL-inspired caps lock English just don't add up when dealing with large SQL codebases

Structured Query Language (SQL) at scale can lead to unstructured, unmaintainable database code - at least as far as Google is concerned - so boffins affiliated with the biz have devised an open source logical programming language to make SQL more amenable to maintenance.…

Microsoft calls time on Timeline: Don't worry, more features that nobody asked for coming your way

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:40
Activity history tracker over mobile devices set to become history

Microsoft is set to pull down at least one shutter on the once-trumpeted Timeline feature of Windows 10, judging by the most recent emission on the Windows Insider Dev Channel.…

IBM signs up to Eclipse Foundation's Adoptium working group to push out free, certified JDK binaries

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:58
Makes a change from the waves of redundancies

IBM has joined the Eclipse Adoptium working group as an enterprise member and committed to building and publishing Java SE TCK-certified JDK binaries with OpenJ9 free of charge.…

Infosys says staff are leaving it again - a sign COVID crunch is receding

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:31
Full year impact of the compensation hike of Q4 will be felt into FY 22, says Infosys

Infosys has landed massive new deals that it says will require a return to pre-COVID hiring practices, even as workers start to leave for other employers.…

Jackie 'You have no authority here' Weaver calls on the UK to extend Coronavirus Act provisions for online meetings

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:11
Because local democracy is hilarious – oh, and transparency's good too

Jackie Weaver and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, have called on the UK government to keep online council meetings legal even as coronavirus restrictions across Britain are eased.…

Irish privacy watchdog sticks GDPR probe into Facebook after that online giveaway of 533 million profiles

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 08:26
Oh, you mean the 'features that make it easier for people to find and connect with friends on our services'?

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission this week launched an investigation into whether Facebook failed to adequately protect users' personal info – and whether it fell foul of GDPR – when a package of 533 million profiles was given away for free online.…

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