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Imagination Technologies sued over £27m Russian SoC contract invoice brouhaha

Imagination Technologies is being sued by the buyer of its IMGworks division after allegedly failing to pay an invoice in a £27m contract for Russian customer Elvees RnD Center. The High Court lawsuit was brought by British chip firm Sondrel, which in 2017 bought Imagination’s SoC design unit. Sondrel said in court filings from 28 May seen by The Register that as part of the IMGworks sale, Imagination agreed…

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Finding SAP hard to swallow? ERP giant says it’s working on something more bite-sized

SAP is striving to rid itself of its reputation as a provider of monolithic ERP systems that are highly embedded in the business but difficult to change, plus costly and time-consuming to upgrade. Speaking to The Register during the second week of its Sapphire Now virtual conferences, SAP HANA and analytics president Gerrit Kazmaier said cloud computing was prompting a rethink of its previous architecture. “What we’re designing towards…

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Now that’s a train delay Upminster with which London travellers shall not put

Bork!Bork!Bork! Welcome to another in the The Register’s inexplicably long-running series of sickly signage and distressed displays. Spotted on the platforms of London’s Gunnersbury station by Register reader Julian, the display looks innocuous enough at first glance. However, something is amiss within the bowels of the UK capital’s Transport for London (TFL) since even at its least competent 20 hours seems a bit long to wait. Even for a…

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UKCloud latest to sign Memorandum of Understanding with UK.gov ahead of cloud mega framework

UKCloud has agreed specified discounts on a range of fluffy white services – public, private and hybrid – under a framework agreement with Crown Commercial Services (CCS), the procurement agency acting on behalf of British government. Microsoft and Google have each already penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CCS as part of the One Government Cloud Computing (OGCC) strategy – a joint initiative set up by the Cabinet…

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Continuous Lifecycle Online: Just like our London conference – but in your own home. Grab tickets now

Event The need to say it seems almost moot but, no, The Register’s Continuous Lifecycle London conference isn’t happening in-person in 2020. Instead, we’ve taken all that scheduled goodness and packed it into one of the busiest and most content-filled one-day virtual events you’re likely to find – and tickets are on sale right now. On Wednesday, July 15, starting at 0900 BST (1000 CEST), Continuous Lifecycle Online is…

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Here’s a headline we’ll run this century, mark our words: Alien invaders’ AI found on Mars searching for signs of life

NASA is developing a Mars rover AI system designed to sift through sensor data for signs of life on the Red Planet and send back relevant readings to its Earth base all by itself. A team led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center devised the machine-learning algorithms as part of a proof-of-concept study to show a future Martian trundle bot could analyze and select which data to phone home,…

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Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how’d you like them Apples?

WWDC Apple this year will boldly go where its peers have gone before by implementing support for encrypted DNS in iOS and macOS. “Starting this year, Apple platforms natively support encrypted DNS,” said Tommy Pauly, internet technologies engineer, in a video presentation for Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference, virtualized this year by necessity. More specifically, macOS 11, iOS 14, and Mac Catalyst framework 14 (for Mac version of iPad…

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Let’s roll the 3d6 dice on today’s security drama: Ah, 15, that’s LG allegedly hacked, source code stolen by Maze ransomware gang

Maze ransomware masterminds claim to have stolen source code from LG after hacking into the electronics giant. Researchers at security outfit Cyble clocked screenshots of files, apparently swiped from LG’s internal network, posted on the malware gang’s website, where the miscreants boast about their victims. “Soon you’ll be able to know how the LG company lost the source code of its products for one very big telecommunications company, working…

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Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck accessing your chip stack

German electronic payment whizzkids Wirecard AG has filed for bankruptcy, three days after the arrest of ex-CEO Markus Braun on fraud charges – and the company’s admission that €1.9bn in assets ($2.1bn) were missing and may never have existed. “The management board of Wirecard AG has decided today to file an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings for Wirecard AG with the competent district court of Munich (Amtsgericht…

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Tune in and watch live: Email encryption doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing deal

Webcast Leaked emails are the IT security mishap that just keeps on giving. From salacious tabloid headlines to lost elections to international security crises, a hacked or misfired email is the ultimate piece of first-hand evidence to light up a scandal, or ruin a reputation. In addition, passwords, account details, or other juicy information useful for industrial espionage, identity theft, or big-ticket phishing scams, are also easily attainable from…

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