Month: March 2020

Xerox Ends Its Hostile Takeover Bid For HP

Xeros is pulling the plug on its hostile bid to buy larger rival HP (Warning: paywalled; alternative source) after the coronavirus pandemic undermined the copier maker’s ability to pull off the debt-laden merger. The Wall Street Journal reports: Xerox said Tuesday it is ending both its more than $30 billion tender offer and a proxy…

Defense Evasion Dominated 2019 Attack Tactics

Researchers mapped tactics and techniques to the MITRE ATT&CK framework to determine which were most popular last year. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Coronavirus updates: US deaths outnumber China’s reported fatalities – CNET

Plus: Chris Cuomo, brother of New York’s governor, tests positive, and states extend their lockdowns. …read more Source:: CNet

Didn’t see that coming: DataStax emits open source Kubernetes operator for Cassandra

Although you need to hop in the Management API sidecar for the really good stuff NoSQL slinger DataStax has released an open source Kubernetes operator for Apache Cassandra as it seeks to cosy back up to the community.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes? A Physics Titan Weighs In.

Three progressively heavier copies of each type of matter particle exist, and no one knows why. A new paper by Steven Weinberg takes a stab at explaining the pattern. From a report: Electrons and two types of quarks, dubbed “up” and “down,” mix in various ways to produce every atom in existence. But puzzlingly, this…

HPE, Intel and Linux Foundation Team Up For Open Source Software for 5G Core

HPE announced on Tuesday it’s working with Intel and the Linux Foundation on a new open source software project to help automate the roll out of 5G across multiple sites. From a report: The new partnership, which will be under the Linux Foundation umbrella, is called the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Framework. The partnership represents…

Tesla Cybertruck may have 600,000-plus preorders to its name – Roadshow

According to a crowdsourced list, nearly 400,000 people have placed reservations for the electric pickup in the past few months. …read more Source:: CNet

Coronavirus unemployment: Everything you need to know about payments, applying and more – CNET

Are you out of work because of COVID-19? Here’s a breakdown on how to qualify — and receive — the new unemployment benefits. …read more Source:: CNet

13 stay-at-home essentials for under $20 – CNET

From kitchen accessories to essential tech to at-home fitness gear, here are the essential tools to help you survive an extended shelter-at-home ordeal. …read more Source:: CNet

Xiaomi, phone home: Chinese everything shop currently making most sales on smartphones

For now. (Having mattresses and smartbogs to fall back on doesn’t sound so nuts anymore) Over half of Chinese electronics, scooters and underwear corp Xiaomi’s revenue came from smartphone sales, according to audited figures published today [PDF].… …read more Source:: TheRegister