O2 UK wafts 4G coverage over 1,000 new Brit sites

5 months ago admin Comments Off on O2 UK wafts 4G coverage over 1,000 new Brit sites
Small operator starts LTE building following spectrum splurge Places earmarked for the extra coverage include Leeds, Nottingham and London, with 60 sites in the capital currently using the new spectrum after Ofcom made it available early this month. In the recent auction by the regulator, O2 spent a total of £523.6m to obtain 40MHz of Read More

Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes
Plus: CEO waives overdraft fees to keep customers on side The British bank confirmed the signing of Big Blue this morning as part of its rather uncomfortably timed first quarter financial results for 2018, in a statement titled “We’re putting things right”. The results show that operating costs increased 2.3 per cent year-on-year to £207.5m, Read More

We pick a storage CTO’s brains on Linux-heads, big vendors – and should all the admins NVMe?

5 months ago admin Comments Off on We pick a storage CTO’s brains on Linux-heads, big vendors – and should all the admins NVMe?
Plus: Why NVMe over Ethernet can be a, er, ROCE’y road … It works by implementing an RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) request to an external storage drive, bypassing the traditional host server and source array storage IO stacks. It has to be implemented across network or fabric and, so far, Ethernet, with ROCE (RDMA Read More

Chinese boffins on 3D XPoint: If it works like phase-change memory, it’s probably phase-change memory

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Chinese boffins on 3D XPoint: If it works like phase-change memory, it’s probably phase-change memory
Intel says no Phase-change memory (PCM) exploits properties of chalcogenide alloy, the internal state of which varies between crystalline and amorphous phases with different levels of electrical resistance. These are used to indicate binary ones or zeroes. Intel has stated that 3D XPoint technology is based on a bulk property change in the memory cell Read More

Cohesity touts instant gratification for cloud-surfing virtual machines

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Let us pour you some of this CloudSpin juice, upstart says It could already send backup data to the public cloud and manage its on-premises and cloud repositories through a single pane of glass and analytics functions. The new thing is Cohesity’s DataPlatform Cloud Edition which runs in AWS and Azure and uses their snapshot Read More

Reg writer Richard went to the cupboard, seeking a Windows Phone…

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Reg writer Richard went to the cupboard, seeking a Windows Phone…
… When he got there, the cupboard was bare… Microsoft: No it’s not. Whew! The remaining two devices, an HP Elite x3 and Alcatel IDOL 4S, had been on sale for prices that would have set the teeth grinding of users who shelled out amounts nearer the original retail price. The HP phone was down Read More

Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!
Rules nixed by US state court over First Amendment fears Enacted in 2015, the Texas law was intended as a way to stop what’s known as revenge porn, in which a person discloses intimate sexual images, online or otherwise, to cause harm and embarrassment to another person. The law covered images to those taken under Read More

Translating Facebook’s latest ‘Hard Questions’ PR spin – The Reg edit

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Translating Facebook’s latest ‘Hard Questions’ PR spin – The Reg edit
Zuck: Creepy data-harvesting was for YOUR own good The social network wheeled out its VP of Ads to try and explain away the more disturbing details to emerge in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network tries to again explain who all the info it harvests it put into play in a Read More

Yay, you’ve won your Fitbit lawsuit, folks. But, lawyers, about those filet mignon expenses…

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Yay, you’ve won your Fitbit lawsuit, folks. But, lawyers, about those filet mignon expenses…
US judge halts $33m class-action gravy train The case was brought by angry shareholders after Fitbit failed to disclose problems with the build quality of its products which, when revealed, caused a significant share price fall. Given our experience with Fitbits, the lack of decent build quality should have been instantly obvious, but there you Read More

Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

5 months ago admin Comments Off on Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit
Scalded smoker wants injury damages, healthcare bills paid In a lawsuit filed last month in Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence County, and just shifted to US District Court for Rhode Island, plaintiff Kyle Melone claims that two lithium ion batteries he purchased for his e-cigarette device “spontaneously exploded in pocket setting his shorts Read More