Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending sexual images that he then shared on the dark web.
The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.
The quest for "quantum supremacy"—unambiguous proof that a quantum computer does something faster than an ordinary computer—has paradoxically led to a boom in quasi-quantum classical algorithms.
Mercedes maker's cars detect when it is on a test routine
American investigators are looking into car company Daimler's use of engine management software that is alleged to help its vehicles pass emissions tests, according to reports.…
If you hate looking at your smartphone all day, you should consider getting a smartwatch. While it may seem counter-intuitive to get a new gadget to lessen your dependency on another, it's more effective than you think. Smartwatches take the most crucial parts of a smartphone—call and text alerts, app notifications, and quick controls—and put them on your wrist.
That means no more fumbling with your smartphone during a meeting to silence a call, no more checking Twitter or Facebook every two minutes for the newest post. Instead of absentmindedly staring at your smartphone's display, the most important information hits your wrist as it happens. As wearables, smartwatches can also track daily activity, and some even double as high-end fitness watches equipped with heart rate monitors, GPS trackers, music storage, and more.
Today, your smartphone remains the biggest factor to consider when you buy a smartwatch. Most smartwatches must pair to your phone to receive information, so the smartwatch you choose must be compatible with your handset either through its operating system or a companion mobile app. So to make the selection process easier for would-be watch wearers, we've revisited all of the smartwatches we've reviewed recently and picked out the best ones for all types of users with all types of phones.
Investigations are launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.
Why the Winter Olympics should inspire more than your next vacation.
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.
Ice to meet you, storage fans. This was your week
In this week's roundup we hitch a brief ride on a sledge to the South Pole, and watch the movements in frozen flash, hot HCI, supercooled software and more.…
Flatulence takes the wind out of budget Dutch airline's wings
An elderly man's flatulence forced his flight to make an emergency stop after a fight broke out over his barrage of bottom burps.…
We're supposed to sift through this without a tool?
Comment Ah, the good old days of server benchmarks, when CPU variations were few and clock rates ruled the roost. Now we have four different Xeon SP CPU families, one with two model lines, and each family has its own set of CPUs with differing core counts, threads and clock rates.…
Shoppers are ponying up for this Fitbit-like RF-based wearable tech in surprising numbers.
Spring menu includes Deception, Spitfires and Existential Risk…
Spring is on the horizon, the sap is rising and if you’re anything like us, your brain is emerging from its winter hibernation and looking for sustenance.…
Digi Sec decrees: Thou shalt put a mast on your spire to boost connectivity
The governent is looking towards the heavens in its bid to redeem rural broadband speeds, having exhausted all other options.…
Which makes lots of sysadmins' fave tracing tool cool for Linux
Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since.…
Daaahlink! Cloud was so 2017. This year is about multicloud
Juniper Networks has taken the tube labelled 'multicloud' out of the paint-box and applied a liberal coat to the latest updates to its switching products.…
Salesperson-suddenly-turned-coder learned social skills can be more important than technical skills
Who, Me? Welcome to the fifth edition of Who, Me? It's a new Register weekly column in which readers confess to times their skills fell just a little - or a lot - short of what was required to stop things going pear-shaped.…
Over the weekend it said no Windows customisation, no Hyper-V. That's gone now
Microsoft has altered a document that listed Windows 10's "Limitations of apps and experiences on ARM".…
Australian juice company Boost is giving away four bitcoins -- one a week, for four weeks -- to those who buy some juice and enter a code in the Boost app.
And then along came a good old flesh and blood human!
Chalk up another one for good old humans: Google's admitted that an automation failure was the root cause of a 93-minute outage of its Compute Engine in the us-central1 and europe-west3 zones of its cloud on January 18th, 2018.…