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Chip glut might start in 2023, says IDC, and auto-chip traffic jam could clear this year

The Register - 21 min 38 sec ago
Shortages in today's supply chains persist and capacity is all but booked. But the future looks bright

Analyst firm IDC says the global semiconductor industry is showing signs of "potential for overcapacity in 2023 as larger scale capacity expansions begin to come online towards the end of 2022".…

If you’re plotting AI success, you need graph algorithms

The Register - 56 min 36 sec ago
Connect with experts of all stripes at the Graph+AI Summit

PROMO  You can have all the data in the world, but without teasing out the connections hidden within, it’s still just a pile of random information.…

China's taikonauts return from heavenly palace after 92-day mission

The Register - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 22:57
Plenty more launches planned to attach another couple of modules

The first crewed mission to China's space station has ended successfully.…

-Werror pain persists as Linus Torvalds issues Linux 5.15rc2

The Register - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 20:58
And celebrates Linux's 'true anniversary' – 30 years since upload of version .001

Linus Torvalds has revealed that winding back the decision to default to -Werror – and therefore make all warnings into errors – has made for another messy week of work on the Linux kernel.…

Tick, tick, tick … TikTok China just limited kids to 40 minutes' use each day

The Register - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 19:14
And added a bug bounty program to detect any holes in its 'youth mode'

Douyin, the Chinese app known as TikTok outside the Middle Kingdom, has imposed limits on usage time for kids.…

Thanks, Sir Clive Sinclair, from <i>Reg</i> readers whose careers you created and lives you shaped

The Register - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 05:01
Former staff, kids who got their first taste of tech, a Reg hack, and even Linus Torvalds share what the electronics pioneer meant to them

Sir Clive Sinclair's contributions to computing and business are well known, and we've done our best to celebrate his life in our obituary of the electronics pioneer, who passed last week aged 81.…

Space tourists splash down in Atlantic Ocean after three days in orbit

The Register - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 23:30
Some sightseeing, music, gambling, chatting to folks back home – just like a regular roadtrip

The space tourist crew who spent three days orbiting Earth in a SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to our planet in one piece.…

Apple, Google yank opposition voting strategy app from Russian software stores

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 18:57
Oh, sorry, we thought you wanted us to obey the law?! – Silicon Valley

A tactical-voting app built by allies of Vladimir Putin’s jailed political opponent Alexei Navalny is now unavailable in Russian Apple and Google app stores following threats of fines from the Kremlin.…

Google extends right-to-be-forgotten to app permissions on older Android devices

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:58
Software unused after a few months will lose access to sensitive features unless exempted

In December, Google plans to have app runtime permissions expire on older versions of Android for apps that haven't been opened for several months, extending the availability of a privacy protection feature introduced in Android 11.…

Yes, of course there's now malware for Windows Subsystem for Linux

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:06
Once dismissed proof-of-concept attack on Microsoft OS through WSL detected in the wild

Linux binaries have been found trying to take over Windows systems in what appears to be the first publicly identified malware to utilize Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to install unwelcome payloads.…

Microsoft: VM requirements for running Windows 11 are the same as physical PCs – except we won't check them

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:03
Schrödinger's OS

Microsoft emitted a fresh build of Windows 11 last night and piled on the woe for customers hoping that virtual machines might be their way out of the hardware compatibility hole.…

Microsoft doles out Office Long Term Servicing Channel for cloud refuseniks

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 13:57
Redmond doesn't do things by half – unless it's Long Term Support

Microsoft has grudgingly admitted that not everyone will want to ascend to its cloud with the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) version of its Office cash cow.…

Sir Clive Sinclair: Personal computing pioneer missed out on being Britain's Steve Jobs

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:50
Lifelong cost focus was his namesake company's corporate downfall

Obituary  Sir Clive Sinclair, the visionary pioneer of computing for the British masses and creator of the legendary ZX Spectrum, has died at the age of 81. His legacy is the British tech scene as we know it today.…

Punchy Biden-lookalike grandad goes viral for fighting boxing gadget

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:53
'If you don't get your timing right you get whacked round the back of the head' admits scrappy octogenarian

An 80-year-old Lancashire grandfather has gone viral on TikTok and Instagram in a video featuring him squaring off with a sparring aid for boxers.…

Something phishy: Tech recruiters jabbed by fake COVID-19 Passport scam

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:42
Tells clients it is tackling the issue

An IT recruitment agency says a "phishing scam" is behind a fake email sent to its customers with details on how to apply for a "Coronavirus Digital Passport."…

How long till some drunkard puts a foot through one of BT's 'iconic, digital smart city communication hubs'?

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:32
Phonebox upgrade dishes out internet and more in Kensington and Chelsea

BT was joined by local dignitaries including the Mayor of Kensington to cut the silk sash on its 21st-century phone box that gives people access to free Gigabit Wi-Fi, rapid mobile phone charging, and free calls if needed.…

Snowflake doubters voice reservations over data warehouse's attempt to break into financial services

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:38
On-prem systems hold advantages in terms of known costs, say insiders

Cloud-based data warehouse darling Snowflake has launched its latest venture into financial services, while Teradata, something of a stalwart in data warehousing for banks and insurers, is attempting to broaden its appeal with machine learning implementations.…

Consultants' eyes light up as UK.gov dangles £4bn over 6 years for 'large-scale digital transformation programmes'

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:45
Phrase is catnip for software market

UK government has tempted the ravenous software and consultancy supply market with £4bn in the name of "large-scale digital transformation programmes."…

Is it OK to use stolen data? What if it's scientific research in the public interest?

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:02
Not always, but Swiss team says you can manage the risks

There's a fine line between getting hold of data that may be in the public interest and downright stealing data just because you can. And simply because the data is out there – having been stolen by online intruders and then leaked – does not mean it is right to use it.…

Amazon UK business swelled by 50%+ in 2020, and taxes soared. Lol, no, it means those paid by its staff

The Register - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 06:15
Jeff Bezos founded biz at the 'apex of the Big Tech tax avoiders'

Amazon says turnover from business "activities" in Britain went up by more than 50 per cent year-on-year during 2020, but the profit the organisation generated locally is again typically unclear.…

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