Extended Security Maintenance is here to save the day again (for a price)
Ubuntu-slinger Canonical has assured us that 14.04 LTS users need not fear the impending end of life of the OS next year, and confirmed it will keep security fixes flowing a little while longer.…
French train-building company Alstom built two hydrogen-powered trains and delivered them to Germany last weekend, where they'll zoom along a 62-mile stretch of track that runs from the northern cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde, and Buxtehude. The new trains replace their diesel-powered counterparts and are the first of their kind, but they are likely not the last. Alstom is contracted to deliver 14 more hydrogen-powered trains, called Coradia iLint trains, before 2021.
The trains are an initial step toward lowering Germany's transportation-related emissions, a sector that has been intractable for policy makers in the country. But hydrogen fuel faces some chicken-and-egg-type problems. Namely, hydrogen is difficult to store, and making it a truly zero-emissions source of fuel requires renewable electricity to perform water electrolysis. The more common option for creating hydrogen fuel involves natural gas reforming, which is not a carbon-neutral process.
The company reportedly has no plans for a successor to its handheld.
Not yet an investigation, Margrethe Vestager says
The European Commission is asking whether Amazon's role as a platform that merchants can use to sell products and its role as the merchants' competitor raises antitrust concerns.…
Take last year's funding. Multiply it by 5. DevOps ain't cheap
Code repository and DevOps outfit, GitLab, has tipped into the $1bn club thanks to a $100m injection of funding from ICONIQ Capital.…
Cannabis could be a kinder exit strategy for crustaceans doomed to the dinner plate.
Daniel Craig's 007 swansong will hit theatres in February 2020.
Happy anniversary, readers, from the original Git it girl
Stob It's 30 years since .EXE Magazine carried the first Stob column; this is its pearl Perl anniversary. Rereading article #1, a spoof self-tester in the Cosmo style, I was struck by how distant the world it invoked seemed. For example:…
Staff tell El Reg to expect another wave of deck chair rearranging
Exclusive The exit of three senior executives at the top of Fujitsu's Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) management stack has unsettled the workforce who are braced for yet more restructuring.…
Nissan teams up with the European Space Agency to create a mobile astronomy lab in search of dark skies.
When Irish-made drives are migrating
Exclusive Dell EMC is terminating the contract it had with electronics manufacturer Celestica to take production in-house at its Cork-based facility in Ireland, with hundreds of jobs said to be at risk.…
And you're doing it in real time, yes? Is that a no?
Comment It's exasperating how each high-profile computer security breach reveals similar patterns of failure, no matter the organization involved.…
Commentary: I hate myself for writing this, but I really want the next Halo game to have a Battle Royale mode. Hear me out here...
The planet hunter has detected a "super-Earth" and a "hot Earth" less than 60 light years away.
Intended to assemble luxury sedans, the Transparent Factory now makes the e-Golf.
Probation, comm service for poachers turned gamekeepers
The three brains behind the Mirai malware, which infects and pressgangs Internet-of-Things devices into a botnet army, have avoided jail.…
Cancer, brain damage, a bad back ... it's all for a good cause
A year-long round trip to Mars could give you more than half the maximum radiation dose recommended for an astronaut's entire career, according to data collected by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.…
Rear camera offers trio of settings, including a 120-degree view.
Fresh from British Airways hack, Magecart strikes again
Netizens buying stuff from Newegg had their bank card details skimmed by hackers who, for a whole month, stashed the Magecart toolkit on the dot-com's payment pages.…
He shoots, he scores! LeBron James has enlisted the Marvel director to work on the long-awaited comedy follow-up.