Minecraft? In The Reg? Call the Brigadier!
While the world may have been focused on the acid reflux of the Windows 10 October 2018 release, it wasn't the only news out of Redmond in the past 7 days. It's time for the Microsoft round-up.…
IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, all planning to deprecate lousy old versions by 2020
Sysadmins and netizens, it's time to get serious about killing off old, buggy and insecure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) – the encryption used to secure connections to HTTPS websites like your bank, El Reg, and so on.…
Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 gets even faster, but be ready to pay for must-have extras.
X-ray probe could be awake by end of this week
NASA's rough month is improving somewhat: the American space agency is spinning up a spare gyroscope to bring the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory back online by the end of the week, and it reckons it can wake the Hubble Space Telescope soon.…
The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.
Allen co-founded the future software giant in 1975 with high school classmate Bill Gates.
EASA's writing rules for them after 'a number of requests'
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a public consultation on how to regulate futuristic air taxis that take off and land vertically.…
Huawei will try to tackle Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.
Who is he?
Sundar Pichai, in his first public acknowledgement of Project Dragonfly, says the effort was an internal project to find out what was possible for Google in China.
Like a little tiny ghost in the machine
Video The Palm brand has returned with a bizarre concept: a tiny touchscreen "ghost" phone that mirrors the contents of your real smartphone – and won’t do much without one.…
It's not the algorithmic timeline that Dorsey thinks is to blame.
The pro heavyweight champion plays a mean game of Street Fighter V.
Hurricane Michael's 155 mile per hour winds knocked out fiber networks needed for wireless service.
Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, has died at the age of 65. His death comes shortly after he resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the cancer had returned after being in remission for nine years.
Allen was a Seattle native and went to high school with Gates. The two kept in touch at university—Allen at Washington State, Gates at Harvard—and when Allen dropped out in 1975 to start a company to develop software for the MITS Altair 8800, he soon convinced Gates to follow. That company was Micro-Soft, which shed its hyphen the following year. In 1980, Microsoft was chosen by IBM to develop DOS for its new PC. With the success of the PC and PC compatibles, Microsoft became hugely successful.
Allen had his first run-in with cancer in 1982, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and drastically cut back his work at the company while recovering. He formally left Microsoft in 1983, but he retained his share of ownership and became a billionaire when the company went public in 1986.
Two weeks after he went public with illness, philanthropist Alt-F4s from this simulation we call reality
Obit Billionaire Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and is credited with coining the company's name, has died of cancer aged 65.…
The Singapore-based convention returns with big name stars such as wrestler Kenny Omega and Overwatch voice actress Elise Zhang.
Susan Wojcicki also says YouTube videos in 25 years will be more interactive.
Benioff says you can't separate business from society.