Big Tech faces bigger bills after 15% min tax backed by OCED • The...

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has finalized a plan on global tax laws that could lead to Big Tech paying more in taxes no matter where they operate. The deal involves 136...

Your PC is not a fridge • The Register

On Call Friday brings the promise of a weekend free from the work laptop but likely shackled to the personal laptop instead. Kick off your two days of downtime with another tale from...

£700k support fees for Surrey County Council SAP system • The Register

Facing a £47.1m budget shortfall, Surrey County Council has been forced to delay the implementation of a £30m Unit3 ERP system, incurring additional annual support fees of £700,000 on its ageing SAP system. Unit4...

Travis Perkins opts for Oracle after Infor ERP disaster • The Register

UK construction supplier Travis Perkins has picked Oracle Fusion Cloud's Financials solution for its core corporate system of record following the failed implementation of Infor ERP. Speaking during a capital markets presentation last week,...

Nano-spaghetti to solve neural network power consumption • The Register

Researchers in Italy have developed a physical system to mimic properties of human brains that they hope will massively reduce the power costs of neural networks fundamental to AI development. Successful approaches to neural...

VMware to end support for SD cards as vSphere boot drives • The Register

VMware has warned users it will end support for non-persistent removable storage as a boot medium for its flagship vSphere VM-wrangler. A post last week delivered the news. "ESXi Boot configuration with only SD card...

Netflix sued by South Korea ISP for Squid Game network surge • The Register

Netflix should cover bandwidth and maintenance costs of a surge in our network traffic, says South Korean ISP SK Broadband, which has taken legal action after subscribers flocked to watch the streaming giant’s...

Maker of ATM bombing tutorials blew himself up, says Europol • The Register

A 29-year-old man alleged to have been part of a group that blew up at least 15 cash machines in Germany managed to kill himself and injure an associate last year while filming...

OpenAI teaches robots to get a grip with CLIP • The Register

Robots powered by neural networks are frustratingly brittle. They need to see numerous demonstrations of a specific task in simulation before they can begin to execute the same actions in the physical world....

Which? finds people would pay for control of their data • The Register

Consumer guardian Which? has attempted to put a price on people's personal information as it ramps up pressure for tougher rules around data-ravenous tech giants such as Google and Facebook. The British consumer champion...