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Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts
New measures also aim to limit junk food ads and end the sale of energy drinks to children.
East Coast train line back under public control
The government will run the service until a new public-private partnership is appointed in 2020.
Trump secretary kicked out of restaurant
The US president's press secretary says she was refused service because she works for Donald Trump.
World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates Switzerland duo over goal celebrations
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings against Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their goal celebrations during Switzerland's win over Serbia.
Ed Sheeran stops sell-out Cardiff concert for the toilet - twice
Ed Sheeran was playing in front of a 60,000 sell-out crowd when nature called.
Boy, 15, killed in Romford community centre party stabbing
Police officers "were confronted with up to 100 youths" when they were called to the attack.
Saudi women hit the road
Women in Saudi Arabia are finally allowed to get behind the wheel of a car.
Brexit: PM urged to speed up no-deal Brexit plans
Hardline Brexiteers tell Theresa May that preparing for no deal gives her "real leverage" in talks.
Turkey election: Erdogan seeks second term in hard-fought contest
Twin polls will decide if President Erdogan wins a second term, and who sits in Turkey's parliament.
Prince William makes historic visit to Middle East
The prince embarks on the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
French jogger detained after crossing US-Canada border
A 19-year-old, who says she accidentally crossed the US-Canada border, was detained for two weeks.
Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa says he was 'inches' from Bulawayo explosion
President Mnangagwa says he was close to the blast at a rally in Bulawayo but was unhurt.
Vatican ex-diplomat sentenced to five years on child pornography charges
Former diplomat Carlo Alberto Capello, who was recalled from the US, is given five years in jail.
Newspaper headlines: 'Give me £20bn or I'll bring May down'
The Mail on Sunday reports Gavin Williamson's threats over defence funding to the prime minister.
The man who quit his job to teach trapeze in the jungle
Jonathon Conant had never tried the flying trapeze until he turned 40. He has now dedicated his life to it.
One moment that changed Sharon Horgan’s career
Veteran US journalist, Katie Couric, talks to Irish actor, writer and producer Sharon Horgan.
Meet the 10-year-old DJ taking Ghana by storm
How one schoolgirl juggles school, dancing, playing musical instruments and DJing.
Maps reveal hidden truths of the world's cities
A new website lets people delve into data on the world's cities.
Your pictures: In the Shadows
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is 'In the Shadows'.
Meet the teacher who wears a school uniform
Alex Maina Kariuki is a school principal with a difference. He insists on wearing the same school uniform as his students.
Among the blue flags: Views from the pro-EU march
Why did thousands of people march through London demanding a vote on the final Brexit deal?
ICYMI: Solstice and a strangling snake
Some of the stories you may have missed this week.
BBC News Channel
BBC coverage of latest developments
Obituary: Suman Virk, the mother who forgave her daughter's killer
Suman Virk, who has died aged 58, became an anti-bullying advocate after her daughter was killed.
100 Women: 'Signing a gagging clause set me free'
How one woman battling for equal pay felt she got justice by signing a non-disclosure agreement.
Searching for Burma's forgotten World War Two heroes
A group of British volunteers goes to Myanmar every year to find and support veterans who fought for the UK in World War Two.
How many words do you need to speak a language?
The vocabulary required to be understood in another tongue may not need to be vast.
5 Seconds of Summer on dating, lies and gun control
The pop band tackle a series of random questions based on their latest album, Youngblood.
How Amazon and Netflix are changing comedy in India
It used to be unheard of for stand-up comics to have hour-long specials. Now, that's the goal.
Teens on 9-1 GCSEs: 'Everyone's worried about grade boundaries'
How have teenagers coped with taking the new 9-1 GCSE exams this summer?
World Cup 2018: Germany revive World Cup hopes with late winner over Sweden
Toni Kroos' injury-time winner against Sweden revives defending champions Germany's hopes of progressing to the last 16.
World Cup Catch-up: Crazy commentary, awkward handshakes & goals galore
Watch all the best action and funnies from day ten of the 2018 World Cup, including some samba-flavoured commentary, an awkward handshake and a hatful of cracking goals.
Eddie Jones: England stronger for losing series 2-1 in South Africa
England boss Eddie Jones says his side are in a "stronger position" after losing the Test series in South Africa 2-1.
England beat New Zealand 36-18 in Denver Test
England come from behind to ease past New Zealand in a Test match in Denver, USA.
French Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says: 'I need win'
McLaren struggle for answers for their ever-decreasing pace, and Charles Leclerc does what all the greats did before him.
World Cup 2018: 'He can do everything' - Frank Lampard on Ruben Loftus-Cheek
BBC pundit Frank Lampard has known England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek since he was 15 - and is convinced he is the complete package.
England beat New Zealand in T20 tri-series as Sophie Ecclestone takes 4-18
England recover from defeat by South Africa by beating New Zealand in the women's Twenty20 series at Taunton.
World Cup 2018: Toni Kroos nets injury-time winner for Germany against Sweden
Toni Kroos scores a 95th-minute winner for 10-man Germany against Sweden to revive their hopes of progressing at the World Cup.
England must 'create their own history'
England manager Gareth Southgate tells his players to "create their own history" as they seek the win over Panama that would put them into the last 16.
Impressive Belgium put five past Tunisia
Premier League pair Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both score twice as Belgium all but secure qualification with victory over Tunisia.
World Cup 2018: Javier Hernandez scores 50th goal to help Mexico beat South Korea
Mexico take a big step towards reaching the last 16 with a dominant victory over South Korea, who are now on the brink of elimination.
World Cup 2018: Serbia chief accuses Fifa of 'brutal robbery' after Swiss defeat
The head of the Serbian Football Association accuses governing body Fifa of showing bias against his country at the World Cup in Russia.
The 'film star' defender leading Panama against England
How Roman Torres achieved film-star status after his goal took Panama to the World Cup - and why Harry Kane holds no fears for him.
World Cup 2018: England's Dele Alli will miss Panama match
England midfielder Dele Alli will miss Sunday's World Cup Group G game against Panama. says boss Gareth Southgate.
Mapping England's World Cup squad: Northern players dominate the 23
Mapping England's World Cup squad - the northern dominance of Gareth Southgate's 23 players.
World Cup 2018: Your England team to face Panama
Who should start for England in Sunday's World Cup match against Panama? Pick your XI and see the most popular team so far.
Sutton-in-Ashfield man scales 45ft tree to rescue parrot
Chris Phelan used custard creams to tempt the 11-year-old parrot down.
Kicky kicky kick kick
It's the song that's delighting children and driving parents mad
Wee posers: Baby weasels photographed near Achiltibuie
The animals paused long enough while scampering across a Highlands road for a photograph to be taken.
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
Smethwick Sikh soldier statue 'striking tribute'
The Lions of the Great War monument honours the South Asian service personnel who fought for Britain.
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Something to fire up PyTorch fans, Facebook emits code for analyzing human poses, and more
<h4>Including: Microsoft hoovers up Bonsai startup</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Hi, here are a few announcements in the AI world from this week. Read on to find out what's happening with PyTorch, which startup Microsoft just bought, and who won OpenAI's Sonic challenge.…</p>
The strife of Brian: Why doomed Intel boss's ex86 may not be the real reason for his hasty exit
<h4>Had the board just had enough of Krzanich?</h4> <p><strong>Comment</strong> The sudden and shocking resignation of Intel CEO Brian Krzanick this week over a long-ago affair with a subordinate – banned under company rules – has led to much mirth among <i>Register</i> readers.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Hardened Azure logins, softened containers, leaky encrypted images on Macs – and more
<h4>Plus: Crypto-cash and keeping up with McAfee</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> This week you had to deal with <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/22/security_failing_iot_schneier/">AI security panic</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/21/fortnite_android_malware/">fake Fortnite</a>, and, if you use OpenBSD, the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/20/openbsd_disables_intels_hyperthreading/">end of Intel HyperThread support</a>…</p>
At last! Apple admits its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards utterly suck, offers free replacements
<h4>FYI: This article was typed o a roken Apple quirky keyoard – ad it loody well shows</h4> <p>Apple has finally admitted the utterfly-mechanism keyoards in its Macook ad Macook Pro laptops are diaolical, and has offered free repairs and replacemets.…</p>
Azure North Europe downed by the curse of the Irish – sunshine
<h4>Microsoft data center went sideways this week for hours with cooling issue</h4> <p>Amid forecasts of heat and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/water-shortage-fears-as-temperatures-to-hit-22-degrees-this-week-1.3534553">fears of water shortage</a> in Ireland on Monday, Microsoft was about to confront a drought of a different kind: an Azure service outage.…</p>
Meet TLBleed: A crypto-key-leaking CPU attack that Intel reckons we shouldn't worry about
<h4>How to extract 256-bit signing keys with 99.8% success</h4> <p>Intel has, for now, no plans to specifically address a side-channel vulnerability in its processors that can be potentially exploited by malware to extract encryption keys and other sensitive info from applications.…</p>
Software engineer fired, shut out of office for three weeks by machine
<h4>HAL 9000 is here – and it's plugged into your HR system</h4> <p>It was only a matter of time before the machines started fighting back. And let's be honest, we all knew the software engineers would be the first to fall.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Smyte users not smitten with Twitter: APIs killed minutes after biz gobble
<h4>Clients of online abuse-fighting upstart cry foul over being 'royally screwed'</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Twitter, known for its <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/06/twitter_rethinks_developer_relations_again/">rather rocky relationship</a> with developers, cemented its reputation for missteps on Thursday – by announcing the acquisition of content cleansing and security biz Smyte and almost immediately disconnecting the firm's existing customers.…</p>
Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space
<h4>Brit booze barons worry they will have to go carbon dry-oxide</h4> <p>A carbon-dioxide shortage in Blighty may rid bars and pubs of that fizzy nonsense taking up the tap space of proper cask beer. <i>[Oy! Some of us like a good lager – ed.]</i>…</p>
In huge privacy win, US Supreme Court rules warrant needed to slurp folks' location data
<h4>A digital era defining decision</h4> <p>In a decision that will define privacy in the digital age, the US Supreme Court decided 5-4 on Friday that the government needs a warrant to access its citizens' mobile phone location data.…</p>
Facebook sends lowly minions to placate Euro law makers over data-slurp scandal
<h4>We wanted actual C-suiters, growls EU committee</h4> <p>Facebook has once again irked EU politicos by failing to send sufficiently senior staffers to face another grilling on the data-harvesting saga.…</p>
BlackBerry continues its gentle slide even as software sales embiggen
<h4>Strong showing for that and services in Q1 '19 results</h4> <p>BlackBerry's Q1 FY19 revenues are down 9 per cent year-on-year, though nearly 90 per cent of that came from software and services sales.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters
<h4>No claps for you: Marketing director slams condom ad</h4> <p>An ad campaign branding Norway the "Land of Chlamydia" has been slapped down by tourist bosses.…</p>
Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs
<h4>Rather than break up Google, can we try owning our data?</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> Competition watchdogs need to move faster and consider the bigger picture to deal effectively with transnational tech behemoths like Google, says BT's former chief lawyer.…</p>
Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum
<h4>Wot? No Lightning?</h4> <p>Apple prompted complaints when it removed the 3.5mm audio port from iPhones in 2016. Expect future models to be even more radical.…</p>
Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'
<h4>Letter to Bezos: 'We refuse to contribute to tools that violate human rights'</h4> <p>Amazon workers have reportedly called on their bosses to stop selling facial recognition kit to cops and spies, and slammed its links to data analytics biz Palantir.…</p>
Cops: Autonomous Uber driver may have been streaming The Voice before death crash
<h4>Reports say she was watching reality TV at time of fatal impact</h4> <p>A woman in the driving seat of an autonomous Uber that hit and killed a pedestrian was likely streaming an episode of telly show <i>The Voice</i> on her phone immediately before the collision, according to reports.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Outage? No, phones are playing silly buggers, insists Sainsbury's Bank
<h4>But customers believe days of problems go deeper than that</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Sainsbury's Bank has insisted to <i>The Register</i> that it is not experiencing an IT outage, despite lots of enraged customers asking why their money isn't moving.…</p>
Do UK.gov wonks understand sci-tech skills gap? MPs dish out Parliamentary kicking
<h4>And don't even ask about Brexit</h4> <p>The UK government doesn't know what science and tech skills the economy needs or how Brexit will affect firms' ability to recruit staff, MPs have warned.…</p>
El Reg works with Byte Night to put techies out on the streets
<h4>Join tech luminaries and Jenny Agutter for a night on the tiles</h4> <p><i>The Register</i> is partnering with Byte Night, the annual tech-heavy sleepout fundraiser for Action for Children, the UK charity which has been caring and sticking up for vulnerable young people for 150 years.…</p>
Schneier warns of 'perfect storm': Tech is becoming autonomous, and security is garbage
<h4>Tel Aviv treated to Brucey's bonus views</h4> <p><strong>Israel Cyber Week</strong> With insecure computers in charge, the healthcare and transportation sectors have become a nexus of security problems, infosec veteran Bruce Schneier warned delegates at Israel Cyber Week.…</p>
Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you
<h4>Study of Americans shows light drinking is still better than none</h4> <p>A major <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002585">study of Americans</a> has punched another hole in the official British government medical advice that there's no "safe level" of drinking.…</p>
Nintendo Labo: After a day spent fiddling with flaps, you may be ready to, er, Lego
<h4>But for real, this kit is great for fooling kids into liking STEM</h4> <p>There's a scene in <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sho.com/billions">Showtime's <i>Billions</i></a> where a forward-thinking hedge fund manager is interviewing prospective quantitative analysts and gives them a flat-packed cardboard box. The candidates come and go until one finally correctly supposes that the box is impossible to put together, and recognition of this apparently shows the ability to "think outside the box".…</p>
Amid 'idiotic blockchain phase,' EY and Microsoft tout smart contracts
<h4>Blockchain might actually prove helpful for a change</h4> <p>In an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology, global professional services biz EY and Microsoft have teamed up to offer companies a way to manage rights and royalties.…</p>
Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally
<h4>He was young, eager to please and forgot that size matters</h4> <p><strong>On-Call</strong> Thank the Valar it’s Friday, because that means the weekend beckons <i>and</i> a new instalment of On-Call, <i>The Register</i>’s weekly reader-contributed tale of tech support tangles.…</p>
Don't panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam
<h4>Researchers confirm hardware vulnerable to remote attacks</h4> <p>Security researchers say they can back up a mother's claim that her baby monitor had been remotely hacked and used to spy on her family.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Galloping greenback rocks Red Hat
<h4>Q1 2019 beat guidance, but FY 19 forecasts were cut and investors bit back</h4> <p>Red Hat has posted a fine set of results for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, but offered reduced guidance for the rest of the year and been punished by investors as a result.…</p>
Amazon tweaks its word processor for easier online Office edits
<h4>Which is just what you’d do if you planned to compete with Microsoft, perhaps?</h4> <p>Earlier this week we <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/18/aws_end_user_compute_jobs/">reported</a> that Amazon Web Services appears to be planning the launch of a new end-user computing service that we speculated could be a competitor for Office 365.…</p>
Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month
<h4>Prepare for audit after inevitable change, says Oracle licensing consultant</h4> <p><strong>Poll</strong> Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: $25 per processor per month, and $2.50 per user per month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.…</p>
Skynet for the win? AI hunts down secret testing of nuclear bombs
<h4>Telltale elements offer clues to rogue nations' nuke building, detonation on the sly</h4> <p>AI can detect signs of nuclear weapons testing banned under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, according to research from the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.…</p>
Canadian utility makes blockchain upstarts bid for their ravenous rigs' electricity supply
<h4>Quebecois poutine the squeeze on cryptocurrency miners</h4> <p>One of Canada's largest utilities is planning to make blockchain companies bid for access to electricity.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Big Cable unplugs Cali's draft net neutrality protections yet AGAIN
<h4>Sponsors of US state's proposed law fume as key committee chair guts legislation</h4> <p>The lobbying might of Big Cable was on show again this week when a critical net neutrality bill in the California legislature was gutted to remove its most important features.…</p>
IBM loses mainframe docs down the back of the web, customers cry 'sabotage'
<h4>Broken page links flummox big iron clients of Big Blue</h4> <p>Earlier this month, IBM's attempt to redesign its website broke links to product documentation – and all hell broke loose.…</p>
MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action
<h4>Spymaster whines about smartphone privacy</h4> <p><strong>Israel Cyber Week</strong> Facebook – already kicked around the block by politicians in the US and Europe over privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal – has come under fire from Israel.…</p>
Want to know what all that Fortnite hype is about? Whoa, Android fans – mind how you go
<h4>Malware writers preying on the game-curious with fake apps</h4> <p>With online gaming hit Fornite set to make its debut on Android, malware writers are already playing on the game's hype to ensnare victims.…</p>
US Supreme Court blocks internet's escape from state sales taxes
<h4>5-4 decision brings ecommerce in line with physical shops</h4> <p>Internet retailers will soon be required to pay state sales tax across the entire United States following a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Fujitsu kicks off field trials for post-K exascale computing processor
<h4>Prototyping wrapped up with delivery around 2021</h4> <p>Field trials of Fujitsu's prototype exascale post-K supercomputer CPU have begun.…</p>
Brit reseller Aria PC's appeal against HMRC VAT fraud finding gets under way
<h4>Firm disputes findings of taxman and First-Tier tribunal</h4> <p>Manchester-based reseller Aria Technology Ltd is appealing against a tax tribunal finding that MD Aria Taheri “knew or ought to have known” that it took part in a VAT carousel fraud.…</p>
WannaCry is back! (Psych. It's just phisher folk doing what they do)
<h4>Spamming scum fire out phishing frighteners</h4> <p>An unusually large wave of phishing emails was spewed out this morning, with recipients warned that all their devices had been infected by WannaCry.…</p>
Accountants HATE them: Microsoft's Xbox harnesses blockchain to pay games publishers
<h4>But it used to use Excel and print-outs, just like us normies</h4> <p>All aboard the blockchain hypewagon – Microsoft announced today that it has begun using the technology to deal with royalty and digital rights contracts.…</p>
By gum, that's chewy: Samsung's NF1 fattens M.2 card capacity with wider gumstick format
<h4>8TB drive can give 2U diskless servers 576TB capacity</h4> <p>Samsung's 8TB next-generation small form factor (NGSFF) NF1 flash card is to be standardised by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association in October.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Serverless Computing London: Last chance to grab blind bird tickets
<h4>We’re about to hit go on agenda...</h4> <p><strong>Events</strong> The agenda for <a target="_blank" href="https://serverlesscomputing.london/">Serverless Computing London</a> goes live next week, so you don’t have long to grab our super value blind bird tickets for the November event.…</p>
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled
<h4>Top chip boss broke rules by having 'consensual relationship' with staffer, probe finds</h4> <p>Intel chief exec Brian Krzanich has quit after his “past consensual relationship” with an employee came to light.…</p>
BlackBerry CEO: We need help from the channel to grow
<h4>Slight hiccup expected as former phone-maker diversifies</h4> <p>BlackBerry is focusing on luring in more channel partners and developers to maintain growth, CEO John Chen told shareholders at the company's AGM.…</p>
Micron: Hot DRAM, we're still shifting piles of kit, but somebody's missing our XPoint
<h4>Won't say who but we'll point with an elbow. *Cough* Intel *Cough*</h4> <p>Micron rode strong demand for DRAM and flash to record revenues and profits for its <a target="_blank" href="http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ABEA-45YXOQ/6318082728x0x981951/2EB9B872-CC47-4A99-A325-E871210C941F/FQ3_2018_Earnings_Call_Presentation_IR_Website.pdf">third fiscal 2018 quarter (PDF)</a>, but XPoint chip sales to Intel collapsed.…</p>
Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB
<h4>Hired to assess migration chaos, Big Blue suggests lack of rigorous go-live criteria</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> A report into the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/23/tsb_systems_go_titsup_as_customers_cant_bank_online/">IT meltdown at TSB</a> has suggested the British bank did not carry out rigorous enough testing and that the problems went beyond previously reported middleware issues.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Dixons Carphone profits drop 24% amid hack 'n' high street struggles
<h4>CEO puts on a happy face</h4> <p>Dixons Carphone's annual pre-tax profits have taken a dive, falling 24 per cent to £382m.…</p>
Israel cyberczar drops hints about country's new security initiative
<h4>PM pops in to brag about industry wins</h4> <p><strong>Israel Cyber Week</strong> Israel is planning to develop a "state-level cyber-shield" to improve its resilience against hacking and malware, the country's newly appointed cyberczar said on Wednesday.…</p>
Qumulo tries to SoC it to nearline with Xeon D integrated systems
<h4>Range extension encroaches on Dell's Isilon territory</h4> <p>Scale-out clustered filer Qumulo has introduced a nearline archive product, the K-144T.…</p>
How a tax form kludge gifted the world 25 joyous years of PDF
<h4>A worthy lesson in nifty programming and embracing standards</h4> <p>HTML is the world's most common digital document file format. However, it's not the one everyone turns to when they want to create a precise document that looks, prints and behaves the same on any platform on any device. And it's hardly the format of choice for immediate offline reading, easy sharing or simple portability.…</p>

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A Major Privacy Win, a Vault 7 Indictment, and More Security News This Week
A good week for privacy, an alleged leaker indicted, and more security news this week.
The World Needs More Shows Like 'The Terror'
AMC's new show, which depicts the doomed Franklin expedition to the Arctic, is the right kind of historical fiction.
Sony's A7 III Mirrorless Camera Flaunts Its Sensor Smarts
Sony's full-frame sensor is the stuff of a silicon junkie's dreams.
'Fortnite' Is Everywhere, But It's Perfect on the Nintendo Switch
The game's magic lies in its self-contained arc—which translates to an almost perfect mobile experience.
Indictment of Ex-Fitbit Employees Marks a Bigger Legal Shift
Six current and former Fitbit employees are accused of stealing trade secrets from rival company Jawbone.
Space Photos of the Week: No, You’re Not Barchan Mad. Those Dunes Are Blue.
Mars, along with parts of Earth, is covered in what are called barchan dunes—features shaped into crescents by wind activity. Crank up the saturation in the photo and they look amazing.
Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple Devices, Moto Z3, Robot Vacs, and More
We found some great deals on Moto phones, Apple devices, robot vacs, wireless headphones, and more
Do You Dream in Internet? Don’t Freak Out
We know a lot about how smartphones and social media affect our brains, but dreams are more mysterious.
How Tesla Is Building Cars in Its Parking Lot
We dug through the permits Elon Musk's automaker filed for the right to start building Model 3 sedans in a semi-permanent tent outside its Fremont factory.
Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free
The squeaky butterfly switch gets the grease.
Family DNA Testing at the Border Would Be an Ethical Quagmire
New offers from consumer genetic testing companies raise more questions than they answer.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Vertical-Video Future
With a new long-form video app called IGTV, Instagram is giving us a glimpse of our vertical-video future.
Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data
Lawmakers in California have introduced a sweeping privacy bill that could reign in the power of their Silicon Valley neighbors.
Another Failed Silicon Valley Exec Gets a Crypto Project
After mismanaging digital-payments company Clinkle, Lucas Duplan has resurfaced with a venture fund of his own.
Uber's Crash and the Folly of Humans Training Self-Driving Cars
Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. So why expect anything different when the robot's in charge?
Carpenter v. United States Decision Strengthens Digital Privacy
Thanks to Carpenter v. United States, the government will now generally need a warrant to obtain your cell site location information.
The Mystics Seeking Eternal Life Through Liquid Nitrogen
Photographer Giuseppe Nucci documents cosmists, transhumanists, and cryonicists in Russia.
A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It
A new group formed by MIT's Media Lab and IEEE thinks artificial intelligence should complement human endeavors, not just serve the corporate bottom line
Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, and the New Age of Queer Pop
The next generation of LGBTQ pop artists knows what it stands for. And when you’re producing songs people have been waiting a long time to hear, word spreads fast.
Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder
Researchers get a robotic prosthesis to feel pain. But is that something amputees would even want?
It's Business Time for Rocket Lab, Launcher of Small Satellites
The question now is: Can it loft its rockets inside the newly opened launch window, or will it stay on the launch pad for ever and ever and ever?
6 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2018)
Learn how to make fantastic cold brew with our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers, best cold brew coffee grounds, and our advice.
Twitter Users Are Analytical in the Morning, Angsty at Night
What an analysis of 800 million tweets and 7 billion words published to Twitter between 2010 and 2014, across the 54 largest cities in the UK, reveals (and doesn't) about the British state of mind.
VW's Electrifying Bid to Dominate the Pikes Peak Race
To conquer the Race to the Clouds, Volkswagen ditched the engine for a pair of batteries and a clever new charging setup.
China Escalates Hacks Against the US as Trade Tensions Rise
A hacking truce between China and the US doesn't address government espionage operations, a workaround both countries exploit.
Massachusetts Welcomes Self-Driving Cars—With a Couple Caveats
The state's DOT and cities in the Boston area are pioneering a new regulatory regime to encourage testing of this new tech, without letting developers do whatever they like.
YouTube Will Let Creators Sell Subscriptions, Merchandise, and More
The Alphabet-owned video giant is now offering creators merchandise deals, a $4.99 subscription service for fans, and more ways to monetize.
Why the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling May Benefit Amazon
States can now require all online retailers to collect sales tax, even if the company does not have a physical presence in the state.
Batman Is Only Kinda Good at Crime Scene Investigation
Bruce Wayne’s gumshoe techniques are alright, but how does he stack up against 'True Detective'?
NASA’s New Plan: Do More Science With Small Satellites
A new NASA program aims to turn the gaze of small, traditionally Earth-monitoring satellites outward toward the cosmos.

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