- Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself in to police
- Jack Shepherd, who killed his date in a boat crash, has been in the Georgian capital Tbilisi since March.
- Brexit: Jargon-busting guide to the key terms
- From Article 50 to Backstop, find out what the key terms mean.
- Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks
- The PM continues meetings over her deal as the chancellor promotes the UK to businesses in Davos.
- Facebook 'sorry' for distressing suicide posts on Instagram
- It comes after it emerged a teenage girl took her own life after viewing disturbing content online.
- Prince William says celebrities shunned mental health charity
- The Duke of Cambridge tells business leaders that stars didn't want to be associated with mental illness.
- Thousands gather for rally against Venezuela's Maduro
- Thousands protest in Venezuela's capital in a bid to topple President Nicolás Maduro's government.
- UK government pays damages to 33 Cypriot pensioners
- A group of Cypriots who claimed they were tortured by British forces in the 1950s win £1m damages.
- Man charged over Bearwood PCSO police chase death
- Holly Burke, 28, was off duty when her car was struck by a vehicle involved in a police pursuit.
- Sex offenders: Public not protected enough, say inspectors
- Some sex offenders were put in budget hotels after leaving prison - rather than monitored bail hostels.
- Two people dead after Liverpool house fire
- The blaze has been extinguished by firefighters and is currently not being treated as suspicious.
- US shutdown: Trump says Pelosi 'afraid of the truth'
- The president says he will deliver the State of the Union speech next week despite calls to postpone it.
- Londonderry bomb: Police seize suspected gun after searches
- It has been found during searches connected to a bomb attack in Londonderry on Saturday.
- The Papers: Fugitive held and plane tragedy fallout
- Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd and the disappearance of Emiliano Sala's plane make the front pages.
- An artist's paintings of East End London are finally gaining recognition
- Doreen Fletcher painted urban scenes of London between 1983 and 2004.
- Eurovision Song Contest 2019: BBC reveals this year's hopefuls
- Three songs and six contestants are vying to represent the UK at Eurovision. Here's how they sound.
- A bridge ending centuries of commuter chaos
- The 1.9km structure spanning the River Gambia is set to revolutionise trade with Senegal.
- In Pictures: National Television Awards 2019
- Some of the most striking pictures of the evening, from the red carpet to the ceremony.
- Naomi Osaka: Noodle company apologises for 'white-washing'
- The Haitian-Japanese tennis player's appearance in an advert sparks a conversation over race in Japan.
- Niagara Falls becomes a winter wonderland
- A cold snap transforms the world-famous waterfall into a winter wonderland.
- Tory MP Michael Fabricant hits back over 'wig jibe'
- Michael Fabricant says fellow MP Huw Merriman, who appeared to mock his hair, should be more "grown-up".
- 'I've spent a house deposit on fillers'
- Why do people have fillers - and what are the regulations concerning injectable procedures?
- The story of British-Somalis in Manchester
- A new film about Somalis in Manchester challenges decades of negative coverage, its directors say.
- BBC News Channel
- BBC coverage of latest developments
- Oscars 2019: Why Black Panther win would be a 'big surprise'
- Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb explains why superhero films don't pick up the big award at the Oscars.
- Teachers tired of pointless emails
- Teachers say they can't stay up all night answering individual email queries from parents.
- 'R. Kelly insisted I have a sex trainer'
- For two years Asante McGee was R. Kelly's girlfriend. Then she went to live in his house in Georgia. She lasted three weeks.
- How dangerous is Australia for women?
- Outrage over the killing of a university student has renewed debate about women's safety.
- Indoor farming presents a challenge to salad dodgers
- Matt Barnard is on a mission to persuade people to eat more vegetables.
- The typo that led a man to a stranger's stag party
- Will Novak was accidently invited to a stranger's bachelor party. He decided to attend and went viral.
- Brexit: A guide to MPs' Brexit amendments
- How MPs hope to change the Brexit process when Theresa May brings the issue back to the Commons.
- England in West Indies: James Anderson takes four wickets to boost tourists
- James Anderson takes four wickets in the final session to swing the first Test in England's favour on day one against West Indies in Barbados.
- Manchester City reach Carabao Cup final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton Albion
- Manchester City reach the Carabao Cup final by completing a 10-0 aggregate win over League One Burton in their semi-final.
- Sala search suspended for night - 'no hope' of finding missing footballer alive
- Police say a nine-hour search finds no trace of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and a pilot.
- Highlights: Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Karolina Pliskova after holding match points
- Serena Williams misses four match points as Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova wins the final six games to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in Melbourne.
- Greek youngster Tsitsipas expects to do 'something good' against Nadal
- Stefanos Tsitsipas feels he "can do something good" against 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semi-final.
- Rangers beaten by goal from Kilmarnock's Jones - who will join them in summer
- Jordan Jones scores the winner against the club he will join this summer, as Kilmarnock came from behind to beat Rangers and move into second place in the Scottish Premiership.
- Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea complete loan move for Juventus striker
- Chelsea complete the signing of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season.
- A really simple guide to Brexit
- Feeling a little lost about what's going on with Brexit? Here's our basic guide.
- The backstop in two minutes
- Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.
- Brexit: What does no deal mean?
- There's still no certainty over an agreement for the UK's departure from the EU.
- The customs union
- Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.
- What could happen next?
- Theresa May has won a no confidence vote in her government. But with her Brexit plan defeated, what now?
- 'The bed that saved me from the Taliban'
- On 20 January 2018 Taliban gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul that was popular with foreign guests - Vasileios Vasileiou was one of them.
- 'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'
- Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art.
- How will history judge President Trump?
- Two years into a history-defying presidency, the BBC's Nick Bryant assesses how Donald Trump may be remembered.
- The North Korean women who had to escape twice
- Trafficked into the sex industry after defecting from North Korea, two young women spent years in captivity.
- OK Google, er, Siri, um, Alexa, can you invalidate these digital assistant patents, please?
- <h4>Yes. Killing effort to seize voice-controlled pal technology now</h4>
<p>A coalition of tech giants has successfully convinced a US court to invalidate three patents covering tech at the heart of voice-controlled digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant. The fight, however, isn't over yet.…</p>
- As netizens, devs scream bloody murder over Chrome ad-block block, Googlers insist: It's not set in stone (yet)
- <h4>Advertising giant insists it's all still on drawing board – as plugin devs face code rewrites</h4>
<p><strong>Analysis</strong> Following uproar from developers and netizens over proposed changes to Chrome that <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/">threaten to break content and ad blockers</a>, and knacker other browser extensions, Google software engineer Devlin Cronin has offered reassurance that the plans aren't set in stone.…</p>
- Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong
- <h4>A tale of Twitter fraudsters, an infosec biz boss, and a quest for one honeypot hit</h4>
<p>Fraudsters masquerading as ISP support agents to phish payment card details have been unmasked – after they tried to scam a Brit infosec biz cofounder.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Google faces another GDPR probe – this time in the land of meatballs and flat-pack furniture
- <h4>Gimme, gimme, gimme your data after midnight... Swedish watchdogs cry, Mamma Mia! over location slurping</h4>
<p>Google's slurping of people's location data and web browsing histories is being probed by Swedish privacy watchdog.…</p>
- Look out, kids. Your Tinder account is about to be swamped by old people... probably
- <h4>Hookup app maker dishes out super-likes and $25 in cash to settle lawsuit</h4>
<p>Young people may have better skin, but old people seemingly have better lawyers.…</p>
- Senior UK.gov ministers asked: So, are we going to ban Huawei or what?
- <h4>All our Five Eyes mates have shown them the door</h4>
<p>The British government has been asked to confirm that national telecommunications infrastructure is secure amid growing concerns about Chinese supplier Huawei.…</p>
- Nothing 'unites teams' like a good relocation, eh Vodafone?
- <h4>Cost-cutting effort to see sites close, staffers shifted</h4>
<p>Vodafone is rationalising real estate in the UK to cut costs and – in its words – "unite teams", with the lion's share of its Technology heads to be based at Newbury HQ. Redundancies seem inevitable as staff will be asked to relocate, in some cases, hundreds of miles.…</p>
- Nationwide UK court IT failure farce 'not the result of a cyber attack' – Justice Ministry
- <h4>Incompetence or malice? Pick one</h4>
<p>The Ministry of Justice has said a data centre outage was responsible for the widespread collapse of the UK's civil and criminal court IT infrastructure over the past few days.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Pentagon cloud contract sueball: Oh no, Oracle doesn't need those docs, AWS tells court
- <h4>Urges it to chuck Big Red's request to depose former Pentagon staffers, too</h4>
<p>Oracle's lawsuit over the Pentagon's $10bn cloud contract is cherry-picked "spin", AWS has said in a <a target="_blank" href="https://regmedia.co.uk/2019/01/23/190118_aws_submission_jedi_.pdf">submission (PDF)</a> aiming to stop Big Red accessing internal documents and deposing two former government staffers.…</p>
- Brexit? Now that it's raining more than ever, know we're OK at Computacenter
- <h4>We're just a humble reseller, eller, eller, eh, eh, eh</h4>
<p>Amid talk of Brexit uncertainty, Computacenter has issued a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/CCC/13943349.html">pre-close trading update</a> that showed the sales dials for calendar '18 pointing upwards. And it was boring old tech reselling that helped it get there.…</p>
- 'Nun' drops goat head on pavement outside Cheltenham 'Spoons
- <h4>Pretty f***ing metal tbh</h4>
<p>Christians enjoy reminding the heathens, atheists and sinners who share this world that they're all going to Hell. Whether it's by peppering conversation with Bible quotes or just a little smug smile, we know what they're thinking.…</p>
- Intel applies hobnailed boot to countries where its men and women workers aren't paid the same
- <h4>While others fidget awkwardly, silicon slinger hits 'pay equity'</h4>
<p>Intel took time out from its hardware woes to buff its inclusivity halo and announce it had reached gender "pay equity" globally.…</p>
- Black hats are great for language diversity, says Eugene Kaspersky
- <h4>Also reckons Russian hackers go quiet over the Christmas holidays</h4>
<p><strong>FIC2019</strong> According to Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the eponymous antivirus company, black-hat hackers are increasingly likely to speak Portuguese and Spanish as well as the traditional English, Russian and Chinese.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Oz auditor: Number of times failed government biometric project met a milestone = None
- <h4>Nope, never. We think buying nothing cost us AU$34m, but nobody's sure</h4>
<p>How much IT can you buy for AU$34m (£18m, $24m)? None at all, if you're the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in the market for a biometric system.…</p>
- Court orders moribund ZX Spectrum reboot firm's directors to stump up £38k legal costs bill
- <h4>Looks like the final act in the grubby Vega+ saga</h4>
<p>Just as readers thought the saga of dodgy Sinclair reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd had ended, the High Court has ruled that its current and former directors owe £38,000 in legal costs to two of its founders.…</p>
- Remember Woolworths? Well there's a different* one that still exists in Oz. Telstra wants NBN Co to help shove fibre in it
- <h4>3,000 sites on list</h4>
<p>In one of its first major wins in the enterprise market, NBN Co** has confirmed it will pull fibre to Woolworths' properties in support of a Telstra contract with the supermarket giant.…</p>
- Register Lecture: Can big science keep up with discovery?
- <h4>Lessons from LHC – the world’s largest scientific machine</h4>
<p><strong>Reg Lectures</strong> The Higgs Boson particle was first predicted by scientists in 1964 but it wasn't until 2012 that the existence of this fundamental of physics could finally be proven. That was thanks to CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).…</p>
- Oracle's priorities for 2019? Repeat this handy mantra: Applications! Automation! Integration!
- <h4>Mark Hurd eyes up half the world's app market</h4>
<p><strong>Analysis</strong> All too aware database sales alone won't sustain it, Oracle's execs are seeking to push Big Red as a one-stop shop for cloudy apps.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Everyday doings of a metropolitan techie: Stob's software diary
- <h4>Chronicles of Delphi scribe podcasts, er, scribbles her musings</h4>
<p><strong>Stob</strong> I have started testing techie podcasts at getting up time, as Brexitless alternatives to radio.…</p>
- White-listing Azure cloud connections to grease your Office 365 wheels? About that...
- <h4>Dev fears sub-domain abuse – Plus, unofficial patches for trio of Windows zero-days</h4>
<p>Microsoft has been accused of ignoring an IT security risk that could be exploited to create legit-looking malware-laden webpages that sport seemingly trusted Azure and Office 365 domain names. Alternatively, the domains potentially could be used to stealthily leak stolen data from networks.…</p>
- Qualcomm: Please don't hate us just 'cause we're so freaking excellent
- <h4>FTC case continues as chipmaker starts defense</h4>
<p><strong>Analysis</strong> Qualcomm has launched its rebuttal of antitrust charges by claiming it's just too damn good at its job.…</p>
- Q. China just landed on its far side, the US woz there 50 years ago – now Europe wants to mine it? A. It's the Moon
- <h4>Plus: Potential meteoroid snapped crashing into surface during total lunar eclipse</h4>
<p><strong>Pic</strong> Within the next six years, the European Space Agency hopes to drill into the Moon and extract oxygen and water, paving the way for folks to eventually live on the rocky satellite.…</p>
- Oracle robbed just about anyone who wasn't a pasty white male of $400m, says Uncle Sam
- <h4>Lucrative govt IT contracts at risk in discrim row</h4>
<p><strong>Updated</strong> The US Department of Labor has doubled-down on Oracle, accusing the IT giant of “stark patterns of discrimination” against women and minorities since 2013.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Build the wall... around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings
- <h4>Anyone still at their posts, please stop these address takeovers... please, helloo? Anyone there?</h4>
<p>America's Homeland Security has urged US government departments and federal agencies to shore up their DNS control panels after hackers successfully stormed the barricades.…</p>
- The most annoying British export since Piers Morgan: 'Drones' halt US airport flights
- <h4>Talk about Jersey Whirl... Flying gizmos disrupt ops this evening</h4>
<p>It seems the UK's latest pain-in-the-ass craze has made its way stateside again, as alleged sightings of rogue drones brought Newark Liberty International Airport to a halt Tuesday.…</p>
- Ginni, you may have to get out and push: IBM sales, profit stuck in the mud. $13bn is $13bn, tho
- <h4>Pay no attention to Watson's lackluster performance – look, the share price is up!</h4>
<p>IBM on Tuesday delivered its third consecutive quarter of declining revenue, and its shares still surged in after-hours trading.…</p>
- Plug in your iPhone, iPad, iPod, fire up the App Store: You have new Apple patches to install
- <h4>Open the door, get on the floor – not so fast if you've an iPhone 4</h4>
<p>Apple has emitted a handful of software patches to address security vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, and various peripherals.…</p>
- You heard the latest Chinese CRISPRs? They are real: Renegade bio-boffin did genetically modify baby twins
- <h4>Egghead faces criminal rap after Beijing tells of banned experiment</h4>
<p>Babies were genetically engineered in test tubes using <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/23/us_committee_greenlights_crisprcas9_human_cancer_cell_trials/">the CRISPR DNA-editing tool</a> as part of an illegal experiment led by disgraced scientist He Jiankui, the Chinese government confirmed this week.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently
- <h4>How many ad blocks could an ad slinger block if an ad slinger could block blocks?</h4>
<p><strong>Updated</strong> Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions, including ad blockers.…</p>
- Heads up: Debian's package manager is APT for root-level malware injection... Fix out now to thwart MITM hijacks
- <h4>Disable redirects before applying update</h4>
<p>The Debian Project has patched a security flaw in its software manager Apt that can be exploited by network snoops to execute commands as root on victims' boxes as they update or install packages.…</p>
- Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide
- <h4>Chip giant can't shake off US class-action lawsuit over Bulldozer advertising</h4>
<p>A class-action lawsuit against AMD claiming false advertising over its "eight core" FX processors has been given the go-ahead by a California judge.…</p>
- Veeam: Users are crying out for cloud tiers
- <h4>At least we hope so – 'cos here are some 'infinite' cloudy backup repositories</h4>
<p>Veeam has added a Cloud element to its Availability Suite, tiering off old data to object storage in AWS and Azure or on-premises.…</p>
- En garde! 'Cyber-war has begun' – and France will hack first, its defence sec declares
- <h4>Parly-vous cyber-security? No plan to surrender, military bug bounty coming</h4>
<p><strong>FIC2019</strong> France’s defence secretary Florence Parly today declared: “Cyber war has begun.”…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Stage fright or Stage light? Depends how far you dare to open your MacBook Pro's lid
- <h4>Pursuit of ever skinnier laptops blamed as some post-2016 displays start failing</h4>
<p>Apple's Macbook Pro has yet another "fatal flaw" in the form of a flex cable fingered as being the root of a host of display problems.…</p>
- [NSFW] Hardworking Americans keep busy during the government shutdown driving up smut traffic
- <h4>You can make your own Yank joke here</h4>
<p><strong>NSFW links</strong> Recent statistics indicate that not is only the US government shutdown lengthening, so too is the amount of time spent in the Washington DC area on, ahem, adult pursuits.…</p>
- French diplomat: Spies gonna spy – there aren't any magical cyberspace laws that can prevent it
- <h4>Pragmatic chap looks at reality of international relations</h4>
<p><strong>FIC2019</strong> A French diplomat has suggested that future global regulation of cyberspace could exempt spying from regulation "as long as some specific sectors are preserved".…</p>
- We all love bonking to pay, but if you bonk with a Windows Phone then Microsoft has bad news
- <h4>Look, the platform is dead. Will you just move on already?</h4>
<p>Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to honour the memory of yet another Windows mobile technology. The rabidly unpopular Microsoft Wallet for the much beloved Windows Phone is for the chop.…</p>
- Looks like Uncle Sam has pulled its finger out and appointed a Privacy Shield ombudsperson
- <h4>White House to nominate former DocuSign boss</h4>
<p>The US may have finally complied with the European Commission's repeated requests to name a permanent Privacy Shield ombudsperson, <i>The Register</i> understands.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- EasyJet boss says pre-Chrimbo Gatwick drone chaos cost it £15m
- <h4>Budget airline cancelled 400 flights, stranding 82,000 customers including a Vulture*</h4>
<p>The boss of <span class="strike">Squeezyjet</span> Easyjet is "disappointed" by the time it took London's Gatwick Airport to overcome the drone crisis that led to multiple flight cancellations and cost the budget airliner £15m.…</p>
- NHS England digital boss in hot water over 'puff piece' written about her future employer
- <h4>Juliet Bauer's article praised GP app biz Livi – but didn't mention she was joining them in April</h4>
<p>Departing NHS England digital exec Juliet Bauer has been slammed for writing a "puff piece" that praised her new employer, app biz Livi, without mentioning she would start work there in a matter of months.…</p>
- Stalk my pals on social media and you'll know that the next words out of my mouth will be banana hammock
- <h4>Boffins reckon they can predict what you'll say based on your friends' activity online</h4>
<p>The phenomenon of "prescient Facebook advertising", so beloved of conspiracy theorists who think social networks listen to your microphone, might instead simply be evidence of how good Facebook's algorithms have become.…</p>
- Canonical brings some bling to the Internet of Things with Snap-happy Ubuntu Core 18 release
- <h4>Ubuntu here, there, everywhere</h4>
<p>Canonical unleashed Ubuntu Core 18 on the public today following a beta of the locked-down Linux in December.…</p>
- Surface: Tested to withstand the NFL. Microsoft firmware updates? Not so much
- <h4>Windows is updating your play-by-play, this may take a while</h4>
<p>Microsoft's Surface tablet got an unexpected workout during the recent NFL playoff between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs when a frustrated coach flung the fondleslab onto the field.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Struggling with GDPR compliance? Don't waste money on legal advice: Buy a shredder
- <h4>Oh, and this visitor book. How about a £60 cardboard bin?</h4>
<p>There is, it seems, no deterring the General Data Protection Regulation snake-oil sellers, who will happily stick "GDPR compliant" onto whatever they have to hand – including shredders, bins and visitor books.…</p>
- Dixons Carphone still counting cost of miserly mobile phone sales
- <h4>Things are, er, looking up though: activist investor Elliott Management is reportedly sniffing around retailer</h4>
<p>Distressed retailer Dixons Carphone – reportedly the object of activist investor Elliot Management's affections – today confirmed a 7 per cent tumble in mobile phone sales over the festive period.…</p>
- UK.gov plans £2,500 fines for kids flying toy drones within 3 MILES of airports
- <h4>Families playing in gardens targeted with new powers</h4>
<p>Families living near airports whose children fly toy helicopters in their gardens could be fined up to £2,500 under new government plans that, er, flew under the radar during the ongoing Brexit chaos.…</p>
- France wants in on the No Huawei Club while Canuck infosec bloke pretty insistent on ban
- <h4>Founder warns that 'mediocre employees' may have to go</h4>
<p>French parliament is reportedly mulling a ban on Huawei kit being used in next-generation telco networks, potentially heaping further pressure on the Chinese headquartered giant.…</p>
- Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass
- <h4>Don't need full-fat GUI? WSL doesn't cut it? Canonical has just the ticket</h4>
<p>Windows 10 developers have been gifted yet another way of running Linux on their desktop in the form of Canonical's Multipass.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Get in the bin: Let's Encrypt gives admins until February 13 to switch off TLS-SNI-01
- <h4>End-of-life followed 2018 fake Website certificate drama</h4>
<p>If you're still using TLS-SNI-01, stop: a year after a slip-up allowed miscreants to claim Let's Encrypt certificates for domains they didn't own, the free certificate authority has announced the final sunset of the protocol involved.…</p>
- A Delta IV Heavy heads for space at last while New Horizons' fumes OK for 'future missions'
- <h4>Also: Is that an aerospike in your pocket or are bells more your thing?</h4>
<p><strong>Roundup</strong> An expendable Delta IV Heavy finally took off at the weekend while reusability darlings SpaceX and Blue Origin both continued to suffer slippages. Meanwhile, New Horizons still has plenty of gas in the tank.…</p>
- Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay From NYC's Black Comic Book Festival
- At the seventh annual iteration of the convention, fans paid homage to favorites from Sailor Moon to 'Coming to America'’s Prince Akeem.
- Netflix Now Aligns Itself With Hollywood, not Silicon Valley
- The streaming firm leaves the Internet Association, a tech industry group, and joins the MPAA, underscoring its growth as a content creator.
- The Prime Challenges for Scout, Amazon’s New Delivery Robot
- The company's new six-wheeled delivery bot is built to ferry Prime packages.
- Google and Facebook Backed an Event Denying Climate Change
- Three tech giants, including Microsoft, sponsored a libertarian conference that included attacks on the science of climate change.
- Boeing’s Flying Taxi Prototype Takes to the Air (Briefly)
- The company is one of the partners in Uber's bid to fly the skies.
- Nest Cams Hijacked in the Name of PewDiePie and North Korea Pranks
- In separate incidents, hackers have used poor password hygiene to terrify Nest camera owners.
- Facebook Cracks Down on Networks of Fake Pages and Groups
- The social network announced a policy change to allow for removing entire groups of fraudulent pages at once—even when they all haven't broken the rules.
- From 'Minding the Gap' to 'Hale County,' We're in a New Age of Documentaries
- This year's nominees push the form to its limits or apply a new frame entirely, heralding a golden age for such works.
- Scientists Reconstruct an Object by Photographing Its Shadow
- Taking a page from film noir spycraft, a team of researchers found a way to photograph an object while pointing a camera in the opposite direction.
- How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work
- The Apple CEO wants to bring data brokers out of the shadows. Don't expect them to go quietly.
- The Sensible Math of Knocking Over Absurdly Large Dominoes
- Using a small domino to topple a taller one, you could in theory take down a domino the size of a skyscraper. Here's how it would work.
- Watch Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Rocket
- On Tuesday, the Amazon founder's space company will send a rocket aloft carrying nine NASA payloads on a suborbital flight.
- The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day
- Researchers are beginning to explore how we might tweak wastewater treatment to capture CO2 instead of emitting it, slowing the ravages of climate change.
- Want to Boost LA's Transit Ridership? Try Making Women Feel Safer
- Way more men than women are taking LA's Expo line, and new research helps explain why.
- Sonos Beam, Playbar, and Subs Are $200 Off Right Now
- Thanks to the Super Bowl, every Sonos TV speaker for your home theater is discounted right now, including the Playbar, Playbase, Beam, and Sub.
- Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It
- The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before.
- Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They’re About to Get Weird
- Pop-out cameras! Foldable displays! Hole-punched notches! This year, phone-makers are swinging for the fences.
- EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google
- The French data regulator fines Google $57 million for not properly gaining user permission to personalize ads.
- Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers
- Today's svelte laptops, smartphones, and tablets may look nothing like the clunky machines of yesterday, but they owe them everything.
- Feds Also Say That Oracle Underpaid Women and Minorities
- In a new filing, the US Department of Labor says Oracle underpaid women and minorities at its headquarters complex by $400 million over four years.
- Google Gives Wikimedia Millions—Plus Machine Learning Tools
- When the tech giant helps Wikipedia, it’s also helping itself.
- 'Black Panther' and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations
- Unprecedented Oscar nods for Netflix and Hulu, 'American Gods' returns, and more of the week's top culture news
- Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster: Pricing, Specs, Release Date
- Fender's new American Acoustasonic Telecaster has a unique digital system onboard that gives it a tremendously varied sonic palette.
- Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible
- Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they’re educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.
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