- WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role
- The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.
- Borrow more to boost building, says Sajid Javid
- The cabinet minister says a lack of affordable housing is the "biggest barrier to social progress".
- Brexit: Emily Thornberry predicts no deal with the EU
- Emily Thornberry predicts the UK's "intransigence" will stop agreement being reached with Brussels.
- Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid
- The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.
- Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'
- Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.
- Radio 1 awards: The 'teen heroes' caring for mum
- Holly, 15, and 13-year-old Oliver, are among the young people being honoured at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards.
- Dubai Scot jailed for three months for public indecency
- Businessman Jamie Harron was arrested after touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.
- Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser
- The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.
- Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit
- Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.
- Abe on course for resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say
- The prime minister looks set to win the election, but his "super-majority" hangs in the balance.
- Actress Rosemary Leach dies after 'short illness'
- The actress, best known for roles in films A Room With A View and That'll Be The Day, was 81.
- Bradford toddler death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder
- A woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old boy falls from a window in Bradford.
- Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco
- Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.
- Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky
- Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.
- The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car
- Ron Ayres's fascination with engineering started as a boy during the Blitz.
- More posters from London Underground's forgotten designers
- An exhibition marks the work of unrecognised female artists whose work has adorned London.
- The Papers: May's 'climbdown' and gambling sites curbed
- Theresa May's "climbdown" and a crackdown on British gambling companies are among the stories to lead the newspapers.
- The football club with no gender pay gap
- Lewes FC are setting a new trend in football, by paying their men and women equally.
- Your pictures: On toast
- Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "on toast".
- Lewis Hine and the photos that changed America
- An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the US.
- Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity
- How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.
- The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion
- Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.
- Huge waves crash over seafronts in Storm Brian surge
- Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas - closing roads and causing flooding.
- BBC News Channel
- BBC coverage of latest developments
- Bird hunters risk steep cliffs to catch gannets
- On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.
- Why more people are running marathons in all 50 US states
- Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?
- Everything Everything on how they've turned a 'nightmare' into pop music
- Everything Everything on how their new album was inspired by the "surreal, nightmarish" news cycle.
- Partition 70 years on: When tribal warriors invaded Kashmir
- Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.
- Will Australia's 'miracle economy' keep on winning?
- The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.
- How Wim Wenders put the snap back into Polaroids
- The movie-maker shows off his eclectic collection of self-snapped prints taken over many decades.
- Brexit: Why a transition period may not buy more time for talks
- David Davis says a transition period won't happen unless a final Brexit deal is in place.
- Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban
- What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?
- Lewis Hamilton wants close race at United States Grand Prix
- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is hoping for a close race with title rival Sebastian Vettel at the United States Grand Prix.
- Women's Ashes: Australia beat England in opening ODI as Alex Blackwell stars
- Australia begin their Women's Ashes defence with a two-wicket victory over England in the first one-day international.
- Dan Ashworth: FA technical director's position untenable - Dame Heather Rabbatts
- Dan Ashworth's position as the FA's technical director is "untenable", says ex-board member Dame Heather Rabbatts.
- Match of the Day: Phil Neville says Man Utd defeat was coming
- Match of the Day pundit and former Manchester United defender Phil Neville says the Red Devils' defeat at Huddersfield was not a surprise.
- A bus designed to tackle sexual harassment
- How have our experts got on at redesigning a bus to make it safer? What changes have they made? And how does it look now?
- Undercover police hunt sex offenders on Tube
- BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.
- The space where women tell stories of abusive relationships
- Thousands of women from France have been speaking out about the abuse they've experienced in their relationships.
- 100 Women: The male movie star campaigning for women's rights
- Farhan Akhtar is not only massive in the movie world, he's also the founder of a movement to get men to support women's rights.
- 100 Women: Why I chose #MeToo for my sexism experiment
- BBC 100 Women contributor Roya Ramezani was painting #MeToo hours before the Weinstein story broke.
- 100 Women: The pink bus designed to protect women from harassment
- Authorities in one city in Turkey have put pink women-only buses in service, designed to protect female passengers from harassment.
- Google's first custom smartphone chip, transferring neural networks across languages – and more
- <h4>Dive in</h4>
<p><strong>Roundup</strong> Hello, this week's roundup includes AI news from the past two weeks. AI is so hyped, it doesn't help when companies like Intel and Nvidia announce new chips and reveal little information about specs, but make lofty claims of increased speed and precision.…</p>
- Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you
- <h4>A splash of green stops astronauts feeling blue</h4>
<p>Living in space is grueling. The repetitiveness of daily exercise, experiments, crappy food, and claustrophobia can chip away at an astronaut’s psychological well-being, but scientists have suggested a preventative measure: plants.…</p>
- Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops
- <h4>Free software lovin' crusaders kick out Management Engine</h4>
<p>Purism – a San Francisco, California, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://puri.sm/about/social-purpose/">social purpose company</a> that flies the flags of privacy, security and software freedom – has begun offering its GNU/Linux-based laptops with Intel's Management Engine disabled.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- A plethora of patches, Kaspersky hits back, new hope for Wannacry Brit hero – and more
- <h4>Everything you also need to know in security</h4>
<p><strong>Roundup</strong> IT admins aren't always fond of patching. It's like going to the dentist – it needs to be done but it can be a pain to do. Sadly, this week there was a lot of patching to be done.…</p>
- CEO of $300m-a-year ad upstart Vungle cuffed for allegedly sexually abusing toddler son
- <h4>SF startup boss denies charges</h4>
<p>The cofounder of a San Francisco video advertising upstart has been arrested and charged with allegedly assaulting and sexually abusing his three-year-old son.…</p>
- Capacitor maker zapped with price-fixing charge
- <h4>Shocking development in the current affairs circuit</h4>
<p>A Japanese electronics maker has been indicted in America for fixing the prices of electrolytic capacitors.…</p>
- Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover
- <h4>We're not going to fry it, and we're not going to tell you anything more right now</h4>
<p>It has been three years since Apple released any major update to the Mac Mini family, but CEO Tim Cook says that doesn't mean the minimalist systems are dead.…</p>
- Malware hidden in vid app is so nasty, victims should wipe their Macs
- <h4>If you downloaded and installed stuff from Eltima yesterday, you are totally screwed</h4>
<p>It's going to be an unpleasant weekend for some Mac users who are facing a complete system wipe and reinstall – after hackers stashed malware in legitimate applications.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Do fear the Reaper: Huge army of webcams, routers raised from 'one million' hacked orgs
- <h4>Check your cameras, broadband gateways, NAS boxes for latest botnet malware</h4>
<p>Miscreants are right now assembling a massive army of hacked Internet of Things devices – and at a far faster rate than the powerful Mirai botnet swelled its ranks last year.…</p>
- Mastercard blockchain: MEEELLIONS. Opening up the API: Priceless
- <h4>Credit card purveyors aim to improve 'cross-border, B2B payment flows'</h4>
<p>Mastercard <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171020005062/en/Mastercard-Opens-Up-Access-Blockchain-API-Partner-Banks">is opening up</a> its blockchain API to select partner banks and merchants.…</p>
- Tech giant Citrix, sync 'n' share startup Egnyte fire lawsuits at each other
- <h4>Non-compete legal battle</h4>
<p>Two file sync 'n' sharers are at war. Google-backed Egnyte is suing Citrix for unfair competition and Citrix is counter-suing Egnyte for unfair trade practices, among other things.…</p>
- Pixel 2 tinkerers force Google's hand: Secret custom silicon found
- <h4>They were totally just about to tell us everything</h4>
<p>Previously Google has contracted major brand OEMs to produce Nexus and Pixel phones using fairly standard off-the-shelf parts. But a teardown of Google's pricey new flagship reveals the company's first homegrown system on a chip – and it's currently idle.…</p>
- MEPs vote to update 'cookie law' despite ad industry pressure
- <h4>Justice committee backs ePrivacy proposals by narrow majority</h4>
<p>European legislation that aims to put over-the-top services on a level pegging with their more traditional telecoms counterparts, and gives users more rights over websites tracking them, has been approved by a committee of MEPs.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- No more mister nice GUI: Visual tools stapled to Azure Data Factory
- <h4>Hate code? Love lists? Microsoft's got you covered</h4>
<p>In a move that will delight <span class="strike">factory workers</span> developers everywhere, Microsoft has added more <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/adf-v2-visual-monitoring-added-to-public-preview/">graphical user interface features</a> to Azure Data Factory V2.…</p>
- Cohesity and Micron polish exec artillery in mad dash for growth
- <h4>Pushing out the big guns to compete with Samsung – and each other</h4>
<p>The latest exec hires show the way the wind is blowing at Cohesity, Micron and WDC.…</p>
- National Audit Office: We'll be in a world of pain with '90s border tech post-Brexit
- <h4>Can UK's creaky databases uphold the nation's security?</h4>
<p>The clunky technology underpinning Blighty's border control leaves the UK in concerning position post-Brexit, a National Audit Office report has found.…</p>
- We talk to Tron artist Syd Mead: On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy
- <h4>Lightcycle creator on the classic sci-fi film as it turns 35</h4>
<p><i>Star Trek: The Motion Picture</i>, <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>Aliens</i>, <i>TimeCop</i>, <i>Johnny Mnemonic</i> and <i>Elysium</i> all benefitted from the design magic of Syd Mead.…</p>
- Legends of the scrawl: Ordnance Survey launches augmented reality tool for maps
- <h4>OS boffins chat to <i>Reg</i> as part of National Map Reading Week</h4>
<p>More than a decade ago, boffins at the Ordnance Survey began working on augmented reality. Now consumer mobile tech has caught up and the agency has launched an AR tool for the man on the street and the woman in the hills.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Agile pioneer Dr Linda Rising to keynote
- <h4>Call for papers closes today – get your skates on</h4>
<p><strong>Events</strong> We're chuffed, delighted and excited to announce that our first keynote for Continuous Lifecycle will be Agile development pioneer <a target="_blank" href="https://continuouslifecycle.london/agenda-and-speakers/list-of-speakers">Dr Linda Rising</a>.…</p>
- The case of the disappearing insect. Boffin tells Reg: We don't know why... but we must act
- <h4>'It's more dramatic than climate change'</h4>
<p>"Insects are at the bottom of the ecosystem," the lead author of a study into a massive decrease in collected insects told <i>The Reg</i>. Their loss, he added, is "likely to collapse the entire pyramid".…</p>
- Tell the public how much our tram tickets cost? Are you mad?
- <h4>Transport for Greater Manchester says silly thing in reply to sensible FoI request</h4>
<p><strong>Updated</strong> Transport for Greater Manchester, the northern UK city's transport authority, has refused to publish its ticket prices on the basis that telling the public how much they have to pay for riding the trams would "prejudice the Metrolink service".…</p>
- What’s the real point of being a dev? It's saving management from themselves
- <h4>Insubordination in the face of impossible fads</h4>
<p><strong>Comment</strong> What’s the point of being a developer ? My experience of being one taught me that it isn’t primarily the coding – it’s actually much more important than that.…</p>
- Dev writes Ethereum code for insecure SHA-1 crypto hash function
- <h4>Interaction with legacy systems but not all think it's a good idea</h4>
<p>Using Ethereum's programming language Solidity, a dev has controversially <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://github.com/Arachnid/solsha1">written code</a> for making data authentication signatures with the insecure SHA-1 cryptographic hash function.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Machine-learning startup Perspica to be crushed into Cisco's analytics biz
- <h4>Staff will be folded into January acquisition AppDynamics</h4>
<p>Creaking hardware dinosaur Cisco is to gobble machine-learning upstart Perspica to beef up its analytical muscle at the performance management AppDynamics division.…</p>
- Vodafone, EE and Three overcharging customers after contracts expire
- <h4>Citizens Advice finds over-65s most likely to be stung</h4>
<p>Folk with mobiles on Vodafone, EE and Three are being stung by an average £22 per month for staying on their contracts after their handsets have been paid off, according to Citizens Advice.…</p>
- DXC slashes meal allowances for travelling troops: Please sir, may I have some more?
- <h4>Watch the client eat (smallish) steak as you munch on bread roll</h4>
<p>In the pursuit of ways to further squeeze its overheads, DXC Technologies has issued a fresh directive to the troops by further clipping travel costs and capping client entertainment.…</p>
- Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails
- <h4>You've got to admit, Canonical has guts</h4>
<p>For the first time in recent memory, there are some very big changes in the latest release of Ubuntu: 17.10. And it's not all to do with going, er, GNOME.…</p>
- Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it
- <h4>Spend the money on freezing your brain</h4>
<p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> Flee! Flee! It’s the return of the frozen heads!…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Canadian govt snoops emit their own malware detection tool, eh
- <h4>Canuck NSA/GCHQ equivalent open-sources 'Assemblyline', to make us all as safe as Canada</h4>
<p>Canada's Communications Security Establishment has open-sourced its own malware detection tool.…</p>
- Boss visited the night shift and found a car in the data centre
- <h4>It needed an oil change, natch, and the mainframes didn't mind</h4>
<p><strong>On-Call</strong> Another week is coming to an end and that means it's time for On-Call, <i>The Register</i>'s Friday column in which we share readers' stories of being asked to do the unthinkable to satisfy the incorrigible.…</p>
- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update tackles IT's true menace: Cheating gamers
- <h4>Also some security stuff, too</h4>
<p>Microsoft's latest major Windows 10 release prides itself on keeping out those who want to meddle with your code, be they malicious hackers or lazy gamers looking for an easy leg up.…</p>
- Hack apps, attack code drawbacks for cash stacks, Google yaks
- <h4>An attempt was made</h4>
<p>Google is offering cash to those who can find, exploit and report bugs in its Android apps, or similarly hack other programs in its Play Store.…</p>
- Rackspace ends discount hosting for open source projects
- <h4>Clarifies axe fell only on new applicants, not existing users, after fanatical disappointment</h4>
<p>Rackspace has ended a program under which it offered “generous discounts on hosting for more than 150 OSS projects and communities”, but flubbed the announcement.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Red (Planet) alert: Future astro-heroes face shocking adventures on Martian moon Phobos
- <h4>You may want to resist current plans to discharge a base on the surface</h4>
<p><strong>Vid</strong> Strong solar eruptions may be blasting the Martian moon Phobos with an avalanche of electrically charged particles, charging parts of it to hundreds of volts, and hampering attempts to land on and study the alien landscape.…</p>
- HPE quits cloud servers, two weeks after telling El Reg it wouldn't do that
- <h4>Company also plans 'consolidation' of product lines, locations and languages</h4>
<p>HPE has quit the business of providing custom servers to big cloud operators.…</p>
- MH 370 search to resume as Malaysia makes deal with US oceanographic company
- <h4>No-find-no-fee search to cover area recommended by new analyses of likely landing spot</h4>
<p>Malaysia has struck a deal with US biz Ocean Infinity to resume the search for missing airliner MH370.…</p>
- Make America late again: US 'lags' China in IT security bug reporting
- <h4>Mind the gap</h4>
<p>The US is starting to fall well behind China in terms of the speed at which organizations are alerted to reported security vulnerabilities, according to a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.recordedfuture.com/chinese-vulnerability-reporting/">study out this week</a> by threat intel biz Recorded Future.…</p>
- Japan finds long, deep tunnel on the Moon
- <h4>With fewer meteors, lower radiation and better weather, this is a nice place for a colony</h4>
<p>Japan's lunar orbiter has found a long, deep tunnel under the Moon's surface.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- IBM broke its cloud by letting three domain names expire
- <h4>Hang on? Isn't Big Blue betting the company on a clever cloud? Yup. It is. Sigh</h4>
<p>Back in September, IBM was left red-faced when its global load balancer and reverse DNS services <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/08/ibms_global_load_balancer_and_reverse_dns_degraded_by_domain_transfer_mess/">fell over for 21</a> hours.…</p>
- Facebook tackles race hate problem head on with programming tool
- <h4>Clashing threads put in their place by RacerD</h4>
<p>In Facebook's advertising business, a race condition might be construed as <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-lets-advertisers-exclude-users-by-race">an ethnic descriptor</a> used to prevent purchased ads from being displayed to a particular racial group.…</p>
- Apple Cook roasted for Chinese app takeaway
- <h4>Cruz missile targets iPhone head honcho for pulling software from shelves at Middle KIngdom's behest</h4>
<p>A pair of senior US Senators are calling out Apple CEO Tim Cook for what they call "enabling the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance of the internet."…</p>
- Hate to break it to you, but billions of people can see Uranus tonight
- <h4>Some may even glimpse the ring</h4>
<p>Attention, inhabitants of the northern hemisphere of our fragile home world. You're about to get one of the best peeks at Uranus in years – because the strange alien planet will reach opposition with the Sun and be at the closest point in its orbit to Earth.…</p>
- Facebook, Google and pals may be hit with TV political ads rules
- <h4>Election security is national security, says senator as US law shakeup proposed</h4>
<p>Facebook and Google, along with other online publishers, may soon be required in the US to disclose funding for paid political ads.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Google faces $10k-a-day fines if it defies court order to hand over folks' private overseas email
- <h4>Judge rules in fight over seizure of foreign Gmail files</h4>
<p>Google and the American government are quarreling over just how much money the Chocolate Factory must pay in daily fines if it loses its war against a search warrant for email held overseas.…</p>
- Lucky Canada. Google chooses Toronto as site of posthuman urban lab
- <h4>Town has an API, but no cars</h4>
<p>Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs venture has chosen Toronto as its urban laboratory – one in which humans may ultimately be optional.…</p>
- Tezos crypto and $232m initial coin offering risks implosion – reports
- <h4>Expert's protip: 'Hope is not an investment strategy'</h4>
<p>If you threw money at the blockchain startup Tezos during its $232m initial coin offering fundraising round in July, here's something you can learn for future investments.…</p>
- Mohawks fling patent infringement sueball at Microsoft and Amazon
- <h4>Tribe has sovereign immunity to legal challenges</h4>
<p>A Native American tribe in New York is going after Microsoft and Amazon for infringing its patents.…</p>
- SAP reassures market: Cloud is sustainable, just don't look at our wheezing bookings
- <h4>Q3 profits and revenues up but execs grilled over cloudy future</h4>
<p>Enterprise giant SAP has reported an increase in both revenues and operating profits for the latest quarter – but execs were forced to explain a slowdown in cloud bookings.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- GE goes with Apple: Not the Transformation you were looking for, Satya?
- <h4>Macs, iOS cheaper in long run – that means trouble</h4>
<p><strong>Comment</strong> While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella trots the world <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/02/nadellas_launch_of_hit_refresh/">plugging his book</a> on “transformation”, some of the biggest enterprises in the world are “transforming” themselves ... away from Microsoft.…</p>
- Oh, Lenovo! 1,000 staff strapped to redundancy cannon
- <h4>US and China in the firing line</h4>
<p>Lenovo is laying off a little more than 1,000 employees with the majority of heads set to roll in the US and China.…</p>
- Scientists Are Rewriting the History of Photosynthesis
- Studies of the energy-harvesting proteins in primitive cells suggest that key features of photosynthesis might have evolved a billion years earlier than scientists thought.
- Ivanka Trump's Punk Phase and Ted Cruz's Tweeting Top This Week's Internet News
- Ivanka Trump says she had a punk phase and was "really into Nirvana" in the 1990s. Not everyone on Twitter is buying that.
- GM's Self-Driving Cars Head for New York City, Where They'll Face the Bullies
- Robocars headed for Manhattan will have to learn some new tricks. So will New Yorkers.
- The Army of Silicon Valley Activists Trying to Elect Democrats
- Across the tech landscape, grassroots groups want to help the left reclaim state and local political offices.
- What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future
- I trekked with nomads. Their attitude about possessions presages a new age of traveling light.
- Harlan Ellison Is Sci-Fi's Most Controversial Figure
- But Nat Segaloff's new biography captures the author's big personality and enormous talent.
- Russian Spies Rush to Exploit the Latest Flash Zero Day and More Security News This Week
- Another Flash zero-day, a Microsoft breach, and more of this week's top security news.
- Captains of Finance Dismiss Bitcoin at Their Peril
- The technological revolution has been slow to arrive in finance, but it is surely coming.
- Gear for the Multi-Modal Work Commuter: Microsoft Surface Book, Tern Vektron E-Bike, Cole Haan, Nau, Topo Designs
- When the trek to work involves multiple modes of transit, this gear will ease your way.
- A Viral Game About Paperclips Teaches You to Be a World-Killing AI
- _Paperclips_ is a simple clicker game that manages to turn you into an artificial intelligence run amok.
- Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide
- For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected ripples in spacetime produced by the violent impact of two dense neutron stars
- San Francisco Suspends Chariot Service in Inspection Paperwork Debacle
- The Golden State yanks the van commuting service’s license after it fails three inspections.
- The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever Was
- Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.
- Gadget Lab Podcast: New Alexa Speakers From Sonos and Ultimate Ears
- A surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.
- Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer
- The writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.
- 5 Fun Weekend Tech Deals For Gamers, Spotlight Enthusiasts
- We found deals on projecting alarm clocks, 4K TVs, laptops, and more!
- The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes
- Investors, banks, and governments are all experimenting with blockchain technology inspired by Bitcoin.
- The History of the Slinky
- 72 years ago, an ambulatory coil of galvanized steel slinked into the history books.
- Schuberth C4 Modular Motorcycle Helmet: It Hushes the Hubbub of the Morning Commute
- Schuberth's sleek C4 motorcycle helmet is designed to keep wind noise down, and has a chin shield that flips up.
- How on Earth Does Aquaman Fly in the *Justice League* Trailer?
- I have no idea how Aquaman got into the middle of a fight in the sky. He's not supposed to be able to fly.
- How to Make Self-Driving Cars See the World Like Humans, and Other News From the Week in Cars
- Plus, Alphabet builds a real city on data, General Motors tests robocars in Manhattan, Volvo unveils a Tesla-fighting EV, and more.
- 'A Mortician's Tale' Review: This Might Be the First Game to Really Understand Death
- Videogames have always used death as a punishment. Indie title 'A Mortician's Tale' wants to change that.
- Review: Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT-P39B
- This Chromebook's big aspirations are undermined by software bugs and weak hardware.
- Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty
- Opinion: States have the power to dissolve companies that are bad actors. They should take action with Equifax.
- Honeywell Starts Testing Its Windowless War Truck
- The new system taps augmented reality to give operators a complete sense of their surroundings.
- Verizon's Long-Shot Bet to Disrupt Google and Facebook
- Verizon says Oath, its unit combining AOL and Yahoo, reaped $2 billion in quarterly revenue. That's a long way from Google and Facebook.
- Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?
- Scholars have ways to think about "problematic" artists and their work. But what about science and equally problematic scientists?
- Airbus' A330-900neo Takes Off for the Very First Time
- The new jet is here to rival Boeing's successful 787 Dreamliner.
- Cutting Carbs Won't Save You From Cancer
- A new study elucidating the mechanisms by which blood glucose fuels tumors is not the kind of science on which to build a diet.
- Cryptojacking Lets Strangers Mine Cryptocurrency With Your Browser
- The recent onset of "cryptojacking" has left victims befuddled, but reforms could make it a valuable tool.
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