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ServiceNow goes for more Now, a bit less Service

Annual gabfest's big news is brand refresh and non-disruptive disruption

LOGOWATCH  ServiceNow’s ramped up its efforts to excite buyers and users beyond the IT department, with a new logo and a pledge to deliver consumer-style experiences in the workplace to change the very nature of the mucky business of exchanging your labour for currency.…

Smart software sniffs scummy Salmonella, scries strains' strength

Will that bacteria just make you a bit ill? Or do hospitals need to roll out their spare beds?

A team of researchers have developed machine-learning software that can predict how dangerous a particular strain of Salmonella will be, according to a paper published in PLOS Genetics on Tuesday.…

Mirai botnet cost you $13.50 per infected thing, say boffins

Researchers infected devices and totted up all the 'leccy and bandwidth they used

Berkeley boffins reckon the Dyn-based Internet of Things attack that took down Brian Krebs' Website in 2016 cost device owners over $US320,000.…

Uber and NASA pen flying taxi probe pact

What happens when cabs go aerial next to an airport? They'll figure it out together

NASA and Uber have signed an agreement to ensure safe development of flying taxis in urban environments.…

Meet TPU 3.0: Google teases world with latest math coprocessor for AI

Look but don't touch... nor look too closely, either

Google IO  The latest iteration of Google’s custom-designed number-crunching chip, version three of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), will dramatically cut the time needed to train machine learning systems, the Chocolate Factory has claimed.…

Red Hat smitten by secure enclaves 'cos some sysadmins are evil

Also reveals plans to replace Atomic Host with CoreOS Linux

Red Hat Summit  Red Hat has revealed a plan to to work with CPU-makers so that its wares can take advantage of in-silicon security features such as secure enclaves.…

Risky business: You'd better have a plan for tech to go wrong

Power outages, automation, rollback... and more

Analysis  Back in the days of the mainframe, technology risk looked a lot different. You paid a lot of money for a big box in the corner, using software often written by the same supplier. If it went wrong, a nice techie came along and fixed it. Business moved slowly enough that the world didn’t come crashing down if you couldn’t process data for a few days.…

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