Amazon extends server life
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 05 May 2022 12:46

Amazon extends server life


We can get another year out of them if we give them golden apples 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it will extend the useful life of the servers powering its cloud from four years to five, and its networking equipment from five years to six.

NSA gives cloud computing contract to Amazon
Published in News


Return of the Jedi?

The US National Security Agency has re-awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services after it was forced to review the contract.

Aussies put quantum randomness online
Published in News
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 11:32

Aussies put quantum randomness online


At least to AWS customers

The Australian National University (ANU) is putting its ANU Quantum Numbers (AQN) online random number generator has been launched on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Amazon Europe pays no tax on 51.3 billion euros of sales
Published in News


Apparently it lost 1.16 billion euros

Amazon's main European retail business reported 1.16 billion euros ($1.26 billion) of losses in 2021.

Google copies Apple's pay antics
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:49

Google copies Apple's pay antics


If they can get away with it, why can't we?

Google has seen Apple prop up its App store by insisting developers use its Apple Pay systems and thought it was an excellent way to make money.

EU agree to curb Big Tech
Published in News
Friday, 25 March 2022 10:55

EU agree to curb Big Tech


Landmark laws 

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.

NASA worried about SpaceX's Starlink plans
Published in News
Thursday, 10 February 2022 13:47

NASA worried about SpaceX's Starlink plans


30,000 satellites is getting silly

NASA has raised concerns about SpaceX's plan to deploy about 30,000 satellites for its Starlink.

Flawed hardware is the silent security industry killer
Published in PC Hardware


Stanford University electrical engineer warns

Servers are packed with undetectable hardware flaws caused by the fact they have shrunk too much.

Big Tech should pay if its punters are scammed
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 12:17

Big Tech should pay if its punters are scammed


UK government investigates

Big tech companies who carry scam adverts should be forced to reimburse victims, UK MPs have said.

Biden meets top tech firms
Published in News
Thursday, 13 January 2022 12:43

Biden meets top tech firms


Apparently they will help sort out Open source

The White House will meet executives from leading tech firms, including Google, Biggish Blue, Vole, Facebook, Jobs’ Mob, Oracle and Amazon.