Day: March 4, 2020

Fella accused of ripping off Cisco, Amazon, iRobot, others to the tune of $2m by fraudulently demanding replacements for tech gear

He faces up to, er, 825 years in the clink, $8.25m fine, if convicted A US bloke was charged with fraud and tax evasion on Tuesday after allegedly duping tech companies into replacing kit he never owned.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Get ’em before they’re gone: Google cuts prices on Pixel Slate – CNET

Google’s Chrome OS tablet is down to $499. …read more Source:: CNet

Struggling AT&T Plans ‘Tens of Billions’ In Cost Cuts, More Layoffs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T is planning tens of billions of dollars worth of cost cuts, AT&T President and COO John Stankey told investors yesterday. Stankey also discussed the future of DirecTV satellite service, saying it won’t be the primary TV option AT&T pitches to most customers going forward. For…

2020 Audi RS7’s great power comes with a big price tag – Roadshow

No one said lots of power comes cheaply. …read more Source:: CNet

Parliament and US Senate ramp up pressure on to ditch Huawei 5G guidelines

Concern that letting Chinese giant in has left Blighty ‘utterly friendless’ A bipartisan coalition of US senators have written to UK Parliament, asking it to reconsider its decision to permit “high-risk” vendors, namely China’s Huawei, to supply non-core elements of the national 5G network.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Amazon Employee At Seattle Headquarters Tests Positive For Coronavirus

An Amazon employee at the company’s Seattle headquarters has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and has subsequently been sent to quarantine. CNET reports: The online retail giant has about 55,000 employees in the Seattle area, and reportedly said people working in close contact with the affected person have been notified. The employee went home…

NASA Curiosity rover delivers insanely high-res Mars panorama – CNET

Epic. …read more Source:: CNet

Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 breaks SQL Server Agent

Anyone use that? Give this a upgrade a wide berth Microsoft has admitted that Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2019 has a problem, and those using SQL Agent should either skip it or roll it back.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

2020 Geneva Motor Show recap: Debuts from BMW, Hyundai and more – Roadshow

Even though the COVID-19 coronavirus caused the show to implode, plenty of car debuts still took place digitally. …read more Source:: CNet

PlayStation 2 Is Now Officially 20 Years Old

The PlayStation 2 is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it launched in Japan on March 4, 2000. “It was released in the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world a year later and would go on to become the best-selling console of all time,” reports GiveMeSport. From the report: To put this into context,…