Infrastructure

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe
A view of a 5G cell tower with a plane flying in the background to symbolise the concern over the effect of 5G on airline safety
5G

FAA declares 78% of commercial US plans 5G-safe

Over one in five planes still not cleared to fly in low-visibility conditions near 5G cell towers
21 Jan 2022
Openreach offers £20,000 reward for information on stolen copper cables
Detail of a BT Openreach van and a coil of yellow broadband fibre cable on the ground and awaiting installation
broadband

Openreach offers £20,000 reward for information on stolen copper cables

Openreach head of Security Services Richard Ginnaw said that the thefts had “severely impacted" the day-to-day lives of people in Cambridgeshire
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance

Though the recommendations are supposed to simplify the management of environments, admins say they are being given conflicting advice from the compan…
21 Jan 2022
Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings
A row of server racks lit in multi-coloured lights in a dark data centre room
data centres

Singapore and Madrid named biggest movers in latest data centre rankings

However Singapore remains one of the most expensive places to buy data centre land in the world
20 Jan 2022
UK and Australia partner on cyber security investment
Marise Payne and Liz Truss greet each other
Policy & legislation

UK and Australia partner on cyber security investment

The countries are set to invest in infrastructure for Indo-Pacific states as well, in the areas of energy, investment, and technology
20 Jan 2022
Netgear WAX630 review: Astounding performance for dense networks
A photograph of the Netgear WAX630
wifi & hotspots

Netgear WAX630 review: Astounding performance for dense networks

This very affordable AP is easy to deploy, with top-notch cloud management and masses of bandwidth
20 Jan 2022
DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries arrives for a Cabinet Meeting at Downing Street on November 16, 2021
broadband

DCMS making “little tangible progress” with superfast broadband rollout

New report by the Committee of Public Accounts has found that the UK is unlikely to hit the 85% coverage target by 2025
19 Jan 2022
Windows Server admins agree to forgo broken patches
Image of a server rack
Microsoft Windows Server

Windows Server admins agree to forgo broken patches

Many administrators have agreed to wait until February's round of patches to avoid operational disruption caused by broken fixes
19 Jan 2022
The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps
Image of small robots connected to represent a botnet
Internet of Things (IoT)

The UK's IoT proposals are riddled with ‘astonishing’ gaps

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PTSI) Bill aims to address the connected devices security nightmare, but experts agree it …
19 Jan 2022
Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers
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web browser

Safari bug lets websites track browsing activity and unique identifiers

The flaw, found in Apple's WebKit browser engine, affects Safari 15 on macOS and all browsers on iOS and iPadOS 15
18 Jan 2022
Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption
An image of Tonga Geological Services staff looking at the volcano eruption
Network & Internet

Tonga communications could be down for "weeks" following volcanic eruption

Tsunami-hit Tonga remains largely uncontactable after internet links were severed by the undersea eruption
17 Jan 2022
Qnap TVS-675 review: Noteworthy, but not impressive
A photograph of the Qnap TVS-675
network attached storage (NAS)

Qnap TVS-675 review: Noteworthy, but not impressive

This desktop NAS has some great features and a novel choice of CPU – but the price is high for what you get
17 Jan 2022
NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
Someone using the NordVPN Windows desktop app on a laptop while sat in a park
virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review
A row of solar panels sat in front of the skyline of Singapore
data centres

Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review

New data centres will need to be more resource efficient and existing ones may need to be retrofitted
14 Jan 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
A screenshot of unavailable Private Relay
iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal
A photograph of the DrayTek VigorAP 1060C
wifi & hotspots

DrayTek VigorAP 1060C review: Pedal to the metal

A versatile Wi-Fi 6 AP offering great performance, plenty of management features and smart meshing
13 Jan 2022
Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity
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Network & Internet

Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity

New research finds that the pandemic has created a “Catch-22 situation” for residents and businesses based in rural areas
12 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update
Win 11 on a smartphone in front of code on a monitor
cyber security

Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has kicked off 2022 with a score of security fixes for critical-rated vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used products used by busin…
12 Jan 2022
Nvidia acquires HPC cluster management firm Bright Computing
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Acquisition

Nvidia acquires HPC cluster management firm Bright Computing

The Amsterdam-based company will help Nvidia to expand its accelerated computing portfolio
11 Jan 2022
FAA lists 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones
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5G

FAA lists 50 airports that will have 5G buffer zones

Carriers will turn off nearby transmitters for six months due to safety concerns
10 Jan 2022
QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products
Close-up image of network-attached storage (NAS) device
network attached storage (NAS)

QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products

The manufacturer has provided a guide to securing vulnerable products amid ongoing attacks
10 Jan 2022
Synology DiskStation DS2422+ review: A cube of great capacity
A photograph of the Synology DiskStation DS2422+
network attached storage (NAS)

Synology DiskStation DS2422+ review: A cube of great capacity

Despite limitations, this mighty desktop appliance delivers a heap of network storage at a good price
10 Jan 2022
Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test
A hologram showing a 6G network concept on display at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China
Network & Internet

Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test

Lab claims results could be used to make existing 5G transfers up to 20 times faster
7 Jan 2022