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Biting the hand that feeds IT
Nest reveals the first truly connected home
Begun, the battle of the home eco-systems has
Comment After years of hype, the connected home is finally here thanks to a range of new products available this week from Google-owned Nest.?
Machines making music, translating Chinese, self-driving trucks, and more
Developments for our future overlords
Roundup Welcome to this week's AI roundup. We have news on a machine learning model used by Google to make music that doesn't sound completely bad, improved translation between English and Chinese from Microsoft, and a new test bed for Waymo's self-driving trucks.?
AMD security flaw saga, browsers broken, Lamo dead at 37, and more
It's the week in security
Roundup The lingering fallout of security flaws in AMD processor chipsets has dominated the news this week, and it ain't over yet.?
Nip/Tug: Plastic surgeon accused of mid-surgery 'hardcore' smut binge
Come for the nose job, stay for the... denials of any wrongdoing
A Los Angeles plastic surgeon has been accused of watching porn videos on a screen while performing surgery.?
Oracle botherer Rimini Street brags of swelling fortunes ? but hands tied on reinvesting cash
Biz left with fewer reps after limit on sales, marketing spend
Rimini Street, the third-party support thorn in Oracle's side, has reported increased revenue and operating profit in 2017 ? but complained unspecified covenants have prevented it from investing in sales staff or marketing.?
Android Oreo mic drop fury: Google ups tempo for Pixel mobe audio fix
Hardware flaws may be amplified by slapdash software, tuning out bug now a priority
Google has escalated the priority and severity rating of a bug that has been silencing microphones on its Pixel smartphones running Android 8.1, aka Oreo.?
FYI: AI tools can unmask anonymous coders from their binary executables
To ensure privacy, stay offline, don't maintain public repos that trace back to you
Talk about the ultimate Git Blame.?
Crypt-NO-coins: US city bans mining funbux on its electrical power grid
New commercial alt-cash crafters turned away from slurping cheap electricity
A city in upstate New York has become the first in America to effectively ban any new commercial-grade cryptocurrency miners from powering up.?
Whois? More like WHOWAS: Domain database on verge of collapse over EU privacy
Governments refuse to get sucked into policy shambles, kibosh DNS GDPR plans
An effort to resolve conflicts between upcoming European privacy legislation and the global Whois service for domain names has, predictably, failed, raising fears that cybercriminals will take advantage of the impasse.?
Konichiw-aaaaargh! Amazon's Japanese HQ raided in antitrust probe
Bezos Bunch under the microscope of anti-monopoly cops
Amazon has had its Japanese headquarters raided by police as the web giant finds itself the focus of an antitrust probe.?
UK.gov told: Draw up code of practice for cops bulk-slurping car plates
CCTV commish welcomes amendment 3 years after first suggested
UK government will be forced to debate a code of practice for cops' use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems after Labour MPs tabled an amendment to the Data Protection Bill.?
Crooks opt for Monero as crypto of choice to launder ill-gotten gains
Study examines the cutting edge of cybercrime
Crooks are increasingly turning to Monero over Bitcoin, according to a new study on the economics of cybercrime.?
Neural networks whip fleshbag butt at identifying craters
Yeah, well... can they do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?
A neural network can wipe the floor with fleshy researchers at that most tedious of cosmic tasks ? spotting craters.?
To Infinity Storage... and beyond! Cloudian gobbles Italian minnow
Slurps HyperFile chum for file, cloud storage gateway chops
Object storage supplier Cloudian is buying Italian firm Infinity Storage to add file access and cloud storage gateway functionality to its services.?
Birmingham UK to Uber: Want a new licence? Tell us about your operating model
App biz's Nice Guy makeover yet to convince all regulators
Birmingham authorities have asked for more information on Uber's business model and operations before granting it a new licence.?