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Pentagon to reconsider Jedi $10bn cloud contract

Pentagon to reconsider Jedi $10bn cloud contract

Technology
The US Department of Defense is to "reconsider" its decision to award a multi-billion dollar cloud contract to Microsoft over Amazon.It comes in response to a court case brought by Amazon Web Services (AWS), claiming the decision was politically motivated.President Trump had previously expressed concern about Amazon's bid.In a court filing, the Pentagon said the U-turn was "in response to.... technical challenges presented by AWS".Microsoft said it "remained confident" its bid was "technologically superior".In a statement, it said: "We believe the Department of Defense made the correct decision when they awarded the contract. "However, we support their decision to reconsider a small number of factors as it is likely the fastest w...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

Entertainment
"Rousing." "Thrilling." "Addictively bold." Just a few of the superlatives the critics are using to describe the latest film in the Star Wars saga.The Last Jedi, writes the Telegraph, is "enormous fun" and "will leave fans beaming with surprise".The Guardian calls it "an explosive sugar rush of spectacle" possessing "a tidal wave of energy and emotion".Variety, though, swims against the tide, describing it as "the longest and least essential chapter in the series".Rian Johnson's film, says Peter Debruge, is "ultimately a disappointment" that "gives in to the same winking self-parody that is poisoning other franchises of late."Writing in The Verge, Tasha Robinson tends to agree: "Audiences will likely come away from The Last Jedi with a lot of complaints and questions." Released in the UK o...