Booster hurls probe, has nice sit-down on boat in the Atlantic
NASA’s TESS spacecraft is in orbit following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40.…
Honda spent the better part of the 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s honing the simple. In fact, in the US, it was literally the company's advertising slogan: "Honda. We make it simple." However, it also ventured into the exhaustingly complex, as well, but that was fairly hidden from the mainstream. Remember its Formula 1 engines that shattered records? And don't forget how the company's roots in motorcycle engine development blew up engineering precepts. Honda combined oval pistons, V5 engines, and crankshafts that clustered the power pulses in a brief duration over the 720 degrees in a four-stroke cycle; in so doing, it created a kind of intrinsic traction control. To the racing nerds of the world, it was all fascinating, complex, and reliable to boot. Engineering precepts be damned.
But their road cars of the time? Mostly still simple. At least on the surface.
It takes away the pain -- and satisfaction -- of assembling an IKEA furniture on your own.
The architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrate 10 years since Iron Man started them on the road to Infinity War.
The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".
TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.
Spark off questions from burny laptop, melty server and hot data centre havers
Californian scientists have come up with a way of converting waste heat from electronics back into electricity with improved efficiency, according to a study in Nature Materials.…
The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.
High Court judge put boot into ad tech firm
Comment Google's efforts to claim that it should be exempt from EU data protection laws because its search engine is "journalistic" really did not impress the judge in the Right To Be Forgotten trial.…
In one of the world’s most restrictive media environments, tech companies are practicing self-censorship to curry favour with China’s ruling party.
With a killer biturbo V6 and strong electric boost, the Panamera Hybrid is a plug-in that’s purely Porsche.
Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.
'Shatterproof', Mod-tastic, speedier stock Android – there's lots to like
Released last autumn, and with this year’s range hoving into view, Motorola’s Z2 Force isn’t the newest kid on the block. But it still remains the only “shatterproof” phone on the market, and it has proved to be a great base from which to evaluate the latest Motorola Mods, which you’ll see in our forthcoming Mods roundup.…
The 3.0-liter turbo diesel from Ford is the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck on the market... for now.
Home Office admits national and local databases don't talk to each other, so everything is manual
The UK government has admitted it can only delete custody images from its massive database through a complex manual process, and that it would cost too much to weed out all the images of innocent people by hand.…
And Huawei's given carriers a 14G network (it does 2G to 5G and we did the sums)
Roundup Cisco leads the networking roundup this week, with news that there's one fewer way to avoid its WebEx brand: as part of a product reorganisation, what was Cisco Spark is to become WebEx Teams.…
Oi! Robots! Take this human job. PLEEEAASE take this job
Singaporean scientists have asked the question “Can robots assemble an IKEA chair?” and come back with enough of a “Yes” that The Register feels it time to call for robots to take this job away from humans. Pleeeease, robots. Take this job away from us!…
Can you build an AI/ML FPGA? And could you tell your Mum you work for Zuck?
Poll Facebook’s hinted it will join the ranks of hyperscalers that roll their own silicon, with a job ad for an “ASIC & FPGA Design Engineer”.…
First word on how card security for containers, VDI, SDN and web apps
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued a big update to its guidance on using payment cards with cloud computing services.…
Chip giant is closing down its new devices group, maker of fitness trackers and smart glasses, according to The Information.