Our Serverless Computing early bird offer finishes in 36 hours
If you’re not already using AWS Lambda, Azure Functions or FaaS it’s highly likely they’ll be appearing on your project schedule soon.…
Waiting in line for hours and fancy some avocado on toast? Pathetic!
The most shameless press release of the week award goes to Deliveroo for trying to share the limelight with Apple by offering to bike food to fanbois queuing for the latest iPhones released tomorrow.…
Brussels says Facebook must improve its information flow by 31 December or face sanctions.
Middle Kingdom calls for international AI arm linkage
Alibaba has created a subsidiary to design and build silicon for artificial intelligence.…
Doctors and clinics that peddle unproven, potentially harmful treatments to desperate cancer patients are pocketing millions thanks to donations collected on popular crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe. That’s according to data published recently in BMJ.
In just the UK, crowdfunding sites amassed around $10 million since 2012 for cancer treatments with an alternative-treatment element, the data indicate. Those figures were collected by the nonprofit organization the Good Thinking Society, which promotes scientific skepticism and rational thinking. Unfortunately, the group did not provide a similar tally for US-based donations. Earlier research had found that cancer patients who delay or skip conventional treatments in favor of "alternative" treatments have as much as a 5.7-fold increased risk of dying within five years than those who stick with conventional medicine.
Most of the crowdfunded treatments were administered at clinics in places such as the US, Germany, and Mexico, the Good Thinking Society found. The treatments included unproven “peptide vaccines” said to work against cancer cells, experimental immunotherapies, vitamin and mineral infusions, flax seed and dangerous coffee enemas, various spa treatments, and dietary interventions, such as juice drinks. The treatments often cost patients anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The US launch of Volvo spin-off Polestar is coming soon, and the company has shared information on just what future owners can expect.
The car follows up on the Valkyrie and will be limited to 500 units globally.
Extended Security Maintenance is here to save the day again (for a price)
Ubuntu-slinger Canonical has assured us that 14.04 LTS users need not fear the impending end of life of the OS next year, and confirmed it will keep security fixes flowing a little while longer.…
French train-building company Alstom built two hydrogen-powered trains and delivered them to Germany last weekend, where they'll zoom along a 62-mile stretch of track that runs from the northern cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde, and Buxtehude. The new trains replace their diesel-powered counterparts and are the first of their kind, but they are likely not the last. Alstom is contracted to deliver 14 more hydrogen-powered trains, called Coradia iLint trains, before 2021.
The trains are an initial step toward lowering Germany's transportation-related emissions, a sector that has been intractable for policy makers in the country. But hydrogen fuel faces some chicken-and-egg-type problems. Namely, hydrogen is difficult to store and making it a truly zero-emissions source of fuel requires renewable electricity to perform water electrolysis. The more common option for creating hydrogen fuel involves natural gas reforming, which is not a carbon-neutral process.
The company reportedly has no plans for a successor to its handheld.
Not yet an investigation, Margrethe Vestager says
The European Commission is asking whether Amazon's role as a platform that merchants can use to sell products and its role as the merchants' competitor raises antitrust concerns.…
The social network, still grappling with how it handles users' privacy, is getting ready to find you a date -- but only if you live in Colombia.
Take last year's funding. Multiply it by 5. DevOps ain't cheap
Code repository and DevOps outfit, GitLab, has tipped into the $1bn club thanks to a $100m injection of funding from ICONIQ Capital.…
Cannabis could be a kinder exit strategy for crustaceans doomed to the dinner plate.
Daniel Craig's 007 swansong will hit theatres in February 2020.
Happy anniversary, readers, from the original Git it girl
Stob It's 30 years since .EXE Magazine carried the first Stob column; this is its pearl Perl anniversary. Rereading article #1, a spoof self-tester in the Cosmo style, I was struck by how distant the world it invoked seemed. For example:…
Staff tell El Reg to expect another wave of deck chair rearranging
Exclusive The exit of three senior executives at the top of Fujitsu's Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) management stack has unsettled the workforce who are braced for yet more restructuring.…
When Irish-made drives are migrating
Exclusive Dell EMC is terminating the contract it had with electronics manufacturer Celestica to take production in-house at its Cork-based facility in Ireland, with hundreds of jobs said to be at risk.…
And you're doing it in real time, yes? Is that a no?
Comment It's exasperating how each high-profile computer security breach reveals similar patterns of failure, no matter the organization involved.…
Commentary: I hate myself for writing this, but I really want the next Halo game to have a Battle Royale mode. Hear me out here...