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Alert: Let's Encrypt to revoke about 2 million HTTPS certificates in two days

(2022/01/26)

Relatively small number of certs issued using a verification method that doesn't comply with policy



Windows boss Panos Panay talks up 'new era of the PC' – translation: An era of new PCs

(2022/01/26)

1.4 billion devices running Redmond's OS, Android apps coming, and more



Refresh? No, F5 says supply of networking chips is still awful, getting worse...

(2022/01/26)

More than 400 orders for components cancelled by suppliers, says CEO



ESA's Solar Orbiter sneaks in bonus science by choking on the dust of a comet tail (again)

(2022/01/26)

Plucky probe due to make closest pass to the Sun in March



US President Joe Biden reminds the White House he is serious about repairability

(2022/01/26)

Tech giants will voluntarily do the right thing because of course they always do



How to polish the bottom line? Microsoft makes it really hard to claim expenses, say staffers

(2022/01/26)

If even Captain PowerShell can't automate this, what hope is there for the rest of us?



Korea gives a $7.5bn nod to the metaverse and AI projects

(2022/01/26)

Move over K-pop, the K-metaverse is coming



SCC bags £91m deal after contract to support HMRC system initially set at £85m

(2022/01/26)

Take a hike



Mike Lynch loses US extradition delay bid: Flight across the Atlantic looks closer than ever

(2022/01/26)

Autonomy founder set for criminal trial on multiple counts of fraud over sale of biz to HPE



OpenShell has been working on a classic replacement for Windows 11's Start menu

(2022/01/26)

It's still early days, though



It's more than 20 years since Steps topped the charts. It could be less than that for STEP's first fusion energy

(2022/01/26)

Anyone fancy a spherical tokamak in their backyard?



Infosec big dogs break out the bubbly over UK government's latest cyber strategy emission

(2022/01/26)

See that? That's a promise of fat contracts, that is



Microsoft revenue up by a fifth as world shuffles through the pandemic into the metaverse

(2022/01/26)

Cloud the top earner as usual but Redmond is doubling down on gaming



Head of Big Tech Expertise? Believe it or not, it's a UK.gov vacancy for a Whitehall job

(2022/01/26)

What happened to loosening stranglehold of major tech firms on the public sector?



IR35 is the biggest threat to the contractor working model, survey finds

(2022/01/26)

Brexit, COVID-19 and tax rises all eclipsed by the omnipresent rule change, study of contractors finds



Infosec chap: I found a way to hijack your web accounts, turn on your webcam from Safari – and Apple gave me $100k

(2022/01/26)

Now you see a harmless PNG. Now it's a malicious payload. Look into my eyes



Google dumps interest-based ad system for another interest-based ad system

(2022/01/26)

For FLoC's sake, people



Watchdog clears 90 per cent of US commercial aircraft to land in low visibility at nation's 5G C-band airports

(2022/01/26)

Don't start celebrating just yet if you own a Boeing 747-8, 747-8F, 777



Linux distros haunted by Polkit-geist for 12+ years: Bug grants root access to any user

(2022/01/26)

What happens when argc is zero and a SUID program doesn't care? Let's find out!



Now that's wafer thin: Some manufacturers had less than five days of chip supplies, says Uncle Sam

(2022/01/26)

Components fabbed using 40nm-plus process nodes hit hard



Baidu's AI predictions for 2022: Autonomous driving! Quantum computing! Space! Human-machine symbiosis!

(2022/01/25)

Did a computer program tell them to write this?



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