Revamped Antares booster lobs cargo freighter at ISS
Orbital ATK's Cygnus freighter launched from Florida this morning carrying supplies, spares and science to the International Space Station.…
Mark Zuckerberg agrees to allow his session with European politicians to be broadcast on the web.
Unclear if employees wanted to figure out shape of him
Two hospital workers have reportedly been disciplined for accessing Ed Sheeran's personal details after he was admitted following a bicycle accident.…
We're no pushover
Analysis Xiaomi's entry into Europe is as feared as it is anticipated. With its vow to keep profit margins on hardware below 5 per cent and make the rest up on services, er, somehow, the Chinese firm threatens a consumer electronics price war that goes way beyond phones. But it might be harder than pundits think.…
Bug behaviour in the wild
Stob "Plastic-eating bugs [...] could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis," was the Guardian's rather chirpy take on this story, triggering the recollection of a childhood nightmare. I inhaled my mouthful of coffee. The office youngsters couldn't understand my panic. "It's the Doomwatch scenario!", I coughed. "The skies will soon be falling!"…
Cloudy tech seen in oversized suit holding temperature probe
Hidden away among the interminably long keynote speeches at Microsoft's recent Build event was a project to delight the retro enthusiast.…
Microsoft slurps conversational-AI startup Semantic Machines
Microsoft's decided its Cortana speech assistant needs a bit of buffing to survive in a world where Google AI can book restaurants and a parrot can turn the lights off with Alexa*, so the company has acquired a conversational-AI startup called Semantic Machines.…
An incident that started with a lazy slave ended with a rousing recovery
Who, me? If the thought of another week at work has you down, worry not: The Register has another instalment of “Who, me?” for you to read, so you can enjoy another tale of errors made by someone other than yourself!…
So ministers hit the airwaves to reveal looming ‘obligation’ for rapid abuse takedown and colossal fines for not doing it
Just four of 14 social networks asked to consult with the UK government on regulation of social media attended the talks, so ministers have revealed plans to require rapid removal of abusive and objectionable material and substantial fines for not doing so.…
Humans to be completely useless within six months: confirmed.
Retro computing fans wrap classic DEC fascia round world's fave hobby machine
Always wanted a PDP-11, but don't have space for the iron? Good news: an obsolete computer enthusiast s offering beta tests of a kit designed to recreate the famous Digital Equipment Corporation box on a Raspberry Pi.…
The specific word he used was "guillotine". That is not a nice word.
Yet another unmissable deal from Android's indie star.
Microsoft announces Sunday its acquisition of Semantic Machines Inc, a company focused on conversational AI.
These in-ear neckband-style wireless headphones share some similarities with BeatsX headphones but cost less.
OnePlus might not be a perfect Android device maker, with fairly regular controversies involving its security mistakes, bad advertising decisions, and lack of a concrete support policy. But OnePlus is really good at making high-end hardware at a low price, though, and for some people that's enough to forgive the company's other flaws.
For 2018, the company is introducing the OnePlus 6. While OnePlus' flagship pricing is once again jumping up $29 to $529, the OnePlus 6 is still one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered devices you can buy. With a switch to a glass back and a notched display design, OnePlus' flagship seems more generic than ever. But for that price, it's still hard to beat.
Yep, there are a total of five different Deadpool 2 post-credits scenes, and they're all wonderful. Spoilers ahead!
A trip up the California coast in a Honda CR-V to experience the bike show that celebrates all facets of two-wheeled motoring.
No notch -- just holograms. Kinda.
Store-and-forward probe TESS warms up its cameras with a snap of 200,000 stars
NASA’s exoplanet-spotting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully manoeuvred around Earth’s moon.…