Zuck's CTO adds to PR apologies in Parliament
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer was not British MPs' first choice of witness, but they certainly made the most of his appearance in Parliament, grilling him on why his firm is a "morality free zone".…
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A team of physicists have attempted to recreate the internal conditions of a ‘super-Earth’ planet in a lab, by shooting laser beams at iron samples.…
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Special report On March 26 – two months before new privacy protections come into effort in Europe – Goran Marby, CEO of DNS overlord ICANN, sent a letter [PDF] to each of Europe's 28 data protection authorities (DPAs) asking them to hold off punishing it over Whois.…
Designers say it's first time a machine of this kind has been able to carry people in a functioning vehicle.
The RPG will hit your iPhone or Android device this year, as will Nintendo's previously announced Mario Kart mobile game.
Nobody told me it needed electricity, honest
ON-CALL Why look at that! The end of the working week is upon us, which means it’s time to dip into the mailbag to bring you another instalment of On-Call, The Register’s reader-contributed tales of tech support trauma.…
IXPs mind their MANRS, plus as much multicloud as you can handle
It's roundup time again, with ISOC working to protect the routing infrastructure, and announcements from Big Switch, F5, and Juniper.…
Boffins: 'infinitely precise' measurements feasible
Gravitational wave measurements, and quantum computing and communications are just two applications of an international experiment that created entanglement between objects large enough to be visible to humans.…
S.J. Clarkson makes sci-fi history as the first woman to direct Spock and his fellow Enterprise shipmates in "Star Trek 4."
Database replication SNAFU took down three out of five PostgreSQL servers
In a classic example of the genre, GitLab yesterday dented its performance by accidentally triggering a database failover.…
The deal is expected to accelerate Square's international expansion.
Process node stalled again over manufacturing nightmares – but hey, money's still pouring in
Meltdown? What meltdown? Intel's 50th birthday in July should be a hell of a bash as the chipmaker is flush with cash and reckons 2018 might well be a record-breaking year.…
The wireless carriers are talking about how they would exercise voting control over the combined company, Reuters reports.
Rest of industry warned to check its PBD practices
In March, Telstra acquiesced to allegations from Australia's competition regulator that it was helping scammers load up unwanted services on customers' mobile bills.…
A class action waiver and mutual arbitration clause are two big changes for Yahoo users as the site integrates further into the Verizon Oath family.
It's pretty much a cloud provider with a gift shop on the side
Amazon.com on Thursday reported $51bn in sales for its Q1 2018, an increase of 43 per cent from $35.7bn in the year-ago quarter.…
From the ride to the tech to the cabin comfort, the 2019 Avalon is a huge improvement, but its aggressive front end is going to take a lot of getting used to.
A new analysis finds that NASA will pay significantly more for commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station in the 2020s rather than enjoying cost savings from maturing systems. According to a report by the space agency’s inspector general, Paul Martin, NASA will likely pay $400 million more for its second round of delivery contracts from 2020 to 2024 even though the agency will be moving six fewer tons of cargo. On a cost per kilogram basis, this represents a 14-percent increase.
One of the main reasons for this increase, the report says, is a 50-percent increase in prices from SpaceX, which has thus far flown the bulk of missions for NASA’s commercial cargo program with its Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket.
This is somewhat surprising because, during the first round of supply missions, which began in 2012, SpaceX had substantially lower costs than NASA’s other partner, Orbital ATK. SpaceX and Orbital ATK are expected to fly 31 supply missions between 2012 and 2020, the first phase of the supply contract. Of those, the new report states, SpaceX is scheduled to complete 20 flights at an average cost of $152.1 million per mission. Orbital ATK is scheduled to complete 11 missions at an average cost of $262.6 million per mission.
Authorities say consumer DNA databases provided their big break, but popular sites deny involvement.
With 1360 electric horsepower routed to the front wheel only and one of the weirdest passenger layouts yet described to us, the DS X E-Tense promises a weird, wonderful future.