Day: February 14, 2019

Funnily enough, says NetApp, when the global economy slows down, people don’t buy quite as many storage arrays

Enterprise punters shut wallets amid ‘deteriorating outlooks’ and trade tariff blitz The old saying goes that when America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. According to NetApp boss George Kurian, some large businesses are already reaching for the tissues.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

National Weather Service issues ‘small dog warning’ due to wind – CNET

Dog gone? Hope you held on to those purse-sized pooches in Cleveland this week. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook reportedly keeps a list of people who are potential threats to its employees – CNET

The social network sometimes tracks the location of Facebook users and ex-employees if the threat appears credible, CNBC reports. …read more Source:: CNet

New Part Day: A RISC-V CPU For Eight Dollars

RISC-V is the new hotness, and companies are churning out code and announcements, but little actual hardware. Eventually, we’re going to get to the point where RISC-V microcontrollers and SoCs cost just a few bucks. This day might be here, with Seeed’s Sipeed MAix modules. it’s a RISC-V chip you can buy right now, the…

No Link Between Violent Video Games and Increased Aggression in Teens, Study Finds

A new study from the Oxford Internet Institute claims to have found no link between time spent playing violent video games, and increased aggressive behavior teen teenagers. From a report: Published in Royal Society Open Science, the study is “one of the most definitive to date” according to the University of Oxford. While many studies…

AI helps diamond industry guarantee your engagement ring is perfect

Americans are very concerned with the diamond shopping process — but AI can help this Valentine’s Day. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Facebook political data probe: £2.5m. Powers for the ICO: Priceless

UK watchdog denies project distracted from day-to-day enforcement The millions spent on investigating the Facebook data harvesting scandal was worth it because it allowed the Information Commissioner’s Office to secure greater powers, Elizabeth Denham has said.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn’t obviate evidence

When in America, STFU and get a lawyer. Even if you’re innocent Marcus Hutchins, the Brit white-hat hacker who halted 2017’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak, has failed to stop the American legal system using statements he made while recovering from the effects of holidaying in Las Vegas.… …read more Source:: Register

GM’s electric bikes branded ‘Ariv,’ offer 40 miles of range – Roadshow

The bicycles launch in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA aims to return to the moon this year. Really – CNET

Half a century after Apollo 11, the space agency is pushing hard to start establishing a permanent presence on the lunar surface as soon as possible. …read more Source:: CNet