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We've built a 4G drone tracking system, beams Vodafone

And how is sir implementing that geofencing idea?

Vodafone is working on an airborne drone detection system based on 4G M2M mobile phone technology, the network operator said this morning.…

iPhone X 'slump' is real, whisper supply chain moles

There are now 30 million X-shaped holes in Apple's estimates. Ouch

Samsung has provided confirmation that iPhone X sales are way below Apple's estimates for the much-hyped, tenth anniversary special. The miscalculation could end up benefitting Android owners.…

Flight Simulator add-on nosedives into Chrome's cache

Flight Sim Labs tips a bucket of fresh aviation fuel onto malware flames

Virtual pilots were excited to download the latest update from Microsoft's Flight Simulator Add-On wrangler, Flight Sim Labs, featuring updates to the Airbus A320 model, but their delight was then tempered with anger.…

Scality CEO: About that C-suite throttling...

'We didn't strictly need a marketing chief or a president/ COO'

More details have emerged of C-suite axe swinging at Scality with chief marketing officer Paul Turner getting the chop - still he lasted longer than his predecessor.…

Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

Pre-pack administration looms if retailer can't find a new parent

Ailing gadget souk Maplin is locked in eleventh-hour talks with a potential buyer of the chain but the company may be placed into the hands of an administrator if an agreement cannot be reached.…

Capita data centres hit by buttload of outages

'60 is not a high number,' says press handler. O rly?

Exclusive  Hard pressed outsourcing titan Capita wrestled with almost sxity separate outages at its data centres in the space of just half a year, The Register can exclusively reveal.…

Sorry, I can't hear you, the line's VoLTE

The path to all-IP calls is not smooth. Just ask EE

EE has improved the reliability of its voice calls after a bumpy transition to an all-IP mobile network, according to network sleuth RootMetrics.…

Veritas loses its Vision, kills global customer knees-up

Warm wine and sarnies to be served up at 'local' Solutions Days instead

Veritas has canned its annual Veritas Vision marketing extravaganza in preference of smaller, regional get togethers for channel and end-user customers.…

Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop

Webcam shields, security integration, USB-C and micro-desktops are the moderately hot spots for the PC industry

The PC market may be in decline but someone is going to buy about 300 million of them this year. And because The Register knows that plenty of our readers are responsible for PC purchasing, deployment and maintenance … here we are with our annual guide to what's new and notable among the new models from HP, Lenovo and Dell, the top three PC vendors.…

Why is the networking business dozing through Meltdown/Spectre?

There may be some vulnerable cores in switches, but getting to them is hard

In the seven weeks since The Register broke the news of the Meltdown/Spectre speculative execution vulnerabilities, nearly every corner of the industry has scrambled to patch, re-patch, and work out how to Spectre-proof the world.…

KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software

Self-driving cars mistake the Colonel for a Stop sign, which is cruel given a software SNAFU's emptied UK eateries

Brits suffering through the nationwide KFC famine can enjoy with wry amusement the fact that an AI can be fooled into thinking an image of Colonel Sanders and the restaurant's logo are a stop sign.…

Year-old vuln turns Jenkins servers into Monero mining slaves

The hip world of continuous integration meets the dark world of crypto-jacking

Here's a salutary reminder why it pays to patch promptly: a Jenkins bug patched last year became the vector for a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency mining hijack.…

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