Geomagnetic Storm takes out 40 of 49 new starlink satellites.

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10 February 2022

Geomagnetic storm takes out 40 of 49 brand new Starlink satellites

SpaceX launched even though the space weatherman predicted tricky conditions could follow a solar flare

ON-PREM

Toshiba reveals 30TB disk drive to arrive from 2024

I want to be your SledgeMAMR

24 Comments

Samsung reveals new smartphones, tablets… and yes. The S22 Ultra is undeniably good

Shiny new kit a bit more environmentally conscious

9 Comments

5G masts will be strapped to lampposts and traffic lights – once £4m project figures out who owns them

UK.gov flings cash at software solution to local planning problem

62 Comments

Your data centre UPS could feed power to the smart grid, suggests research

Don’t all rush to sign up, DC operators

24 Comments

HMRC: Contractors, don’t worry about IR35 reforms in private sector ‘cos it all went so well in public sector

Finds half of public-sector orgs determine contractors’ IR35 tax status without outside help

24 Comments

Raspberry Pis gain power to flash their own OSes with new network install function

Beta for now, but Pi from the cloud will eventually become a factory option

13 Comments

3 Steps to Ultimate Cyber Resilience

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Cost efficiencies in Migrating VMware Workloads

The TCO Impact of Google VMware Engine vs On-Prem

 

SECURITY

UK, US, Australia issue joint advisory: Ransomware on the loose, critical national infrastructure affected

Don’t pay extortionists? Firms shelled out $5bn in Bitcoin in 6 months

6 Comments

Critical ‘remote escalation’ flaw in Android 12 fixed in Feb security patch batch

This is the final software update from Google for the Pixel 3, 3 XL, too

13 Comments

Sri Lanka to adopt India’s Aadhaar digital identity scheme

Biometric IDs for all, cross-border interoperability not on the table

Google Workspace vs. O365

Impact on Business

 

Cloud Or Colo? The Point When AI Startups Need To Make The Switch

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SOFTWARE

Car radios crashed by station broadcasting images with no file extension

Video killed the radio star, pictures came and broke your car

3 Comments

Microsoft proposes ‘open’ app store to keep regulators away from Activision takeover

Windows giant will say anything at this point to protect $69bn deal

4 Comments

We kick the tires on Qubes 4.1.0 and indeed, it’s still a ‘reasonably secure’ OS

UEFI support adds attractions for the security-minded, GUI goes fully virtual

KDE Community releases Plasma 5.24: It’s eccentric, just like many old-timers

New version of the desktop brings in major new features to rival GNOME

18 Comments

UK pins hopes on ‘latest technology’ to whittle down massive National Health Service waiting lists

£500m tech consultancy procurement in the offing

43 Comments

Why you should read Section 8 of the Unix User’s Manual

How could you put down a chapter that intones: The information here is not of great interest to most users

45 Comments

The bill comes due: Securing open-source software isn’t going to be cheap

Devs and maintainers getting paid – but not to concentrate on security

37 Comments

Siri: Who’s first to offer voice search on Chinese TikTok?

ByteDance’s Douyin strikes up a conversation with Apple’s digital assistant

2 Comments

Aligning Cyber Skills to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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OFFBEAT

Joint European Torus more than doubles fusion record with 59 megajoules

Next stop, ITER?

77 Comments

Geomagnetic storm takes out 40 of 49 brand new Starlink satellites

SpaceX launched even though the space weatherman predicted tricky conditions could follow a solar flare

75 Comments

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