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Boeing bids the 747 a final, ultimate, conclusive farewell

Cargo airline Atlas Air takes delivery of 1,547th and last Queen of the Skies After what is actually a longer farewell than Elton John's five-year final tour, Boeing is finally, for real this time, saying goodbye to the 747 as it delivers the last one to the world's largest 747 operator, American cargo airline Atlas Air.…

Japan's NTT Docomo uses invisibility cloak tech to fix 5G reception

Giving windows a transmissive metasurface can improve coverage from a single base station Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo has opened up on its endeavors to make sure 5G and successor wireless technology generations continue to function, despite humans – or perhaps the companies that employ them – insisting they work indoors.…

Atos and Nest part company two years into 18-year £1.5bn contract

Insiders claim investment trust demanded design changes but didn't adjust deadlines, job cuts loom Exclusive The UK's National Employment Savings Trust (Nest), an occupational pensions scheme, has ended its £1.5 billion ($1.8 billion) deal with French IT services supplier Atos just two years into its potential 18-year term.…

Best time to prepare to leave an Oracle ULA? The day after it starts, say licensing gurus

Big Red 'will always start with a large number and negotiate down' The best time to prepare for exiting an Oracle Unlimited License Agreement is the day after the user organization signs up to one, according to software asset management experts.…

Google ready to kick the cookie habit by Q3 2024, for real this time

As for privacy concerns about the Topics API? We'll get back to you Google's delayed disposal of third-party cookies – data stored in web browsers for advertising and analytics, among other things – will kick off the third quarter of 2024.…

French lawmakers say <i>oui</i> to Olympic video surveillance, but <i>non</i> for faces

Pas le visage, merci A bill to allow real-time video surveillance of vistors to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics was approved by France's Senate on Tuesday and now advances to the National Assembly – but crucially bans the use of facial recognition technology.…

Attackers abuse Microsoft’s 'verified publisher' status to steal data

Malicious OAuth apps were the tickets into victims' systems Miscreants using malicious OAuth applications abused Microsoft's "verified publisher" status to gain access to organizations' cloud environments, then steal data and pry into to users' mailboxes, calendars, and meetings.…

Intel cuts some workers’ pay to fund its future

Still plans a ‘competitive dividend’ for investors Intel’s foul financials have flowed into senior workers’ pay packets, which will reportedly be lightened by at least five percent.…

Counterfeit crud crooks crossed over to e-commerce during COVID

Piracy-as-a-service, 'bulletproof' ISPs, fake influencers, and big Chinese e-tailers turned a blind eye The combination of digital technology and COVID-19 caused a shift in the world's trade in counterfeit goods, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative's annual Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy.…

AMD's EPYC server chips give strong revenue growth, but profits drop 98%

CEO Lisa Su's job is vastly more fun that Pat Gelsinger's right now, at least on the balance sheet Intel's pain is apparently AMD's gain as the chip design company looks to steal more share from its long-time rival in 2023.…

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