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Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands
Anti-racism protesters converge on the "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers.
Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is 'not a hero'
Paramedic Hassan Zubier says he did "what he was trained for" after being caught up in a knife attack.
Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled
The hunt continues for Younes Abouyaaqoub, who police say may have driven the van that killed 13.
Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'
The couple will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors to avoid political distraction, officials say.
French fighter jet 'tracks' Jet2 flight on route to Birmingham
A Jet2 passenger said the fighter jet was so close she could read the writing on its tail fin.
England v West Indies: Hosts race to innings-and-209-run win at Edgbaston
England take 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.
UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says
The security minister says the terror group is inspiring home-grown attackers across Europe.
Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
The fired Trump strategist pledges to fight for the agenda that he says won the US presidency.
Band halts gig after seeing fan groped in crowd
The Architects interrupt a gig in Amsterdam because the lead singer claims he sees a fan being groped.
Cromer disorder: Pubs shut as seaside town 'in lockdown'
Police say extra officers are on patrol in Cromer, where bars and pubs closed early on Saturday.
£530,000 cash and 12kg drugs found in Merseyside raids
About 12kg of heroin, with a street value of £1.2m, is also found by Merseyside Police.
Bury St Edmunds head teacher 'locked children in rooms'
Children could be heard "shouting or crying" from the room, a teaching and leadership panel is told.
Debutant Jese earns Stoke win over Arsenal
Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez scores the winner on his Stoke City debut as Arsenal again come unstuck at the Bet365 Stadium.
The Papers: 'Queen won't stand down' and 'lost' British boy
The Queen won't stand down for Charles and the British boy missing in Barcelona make the front pages.
Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.
Only way is up - firefighters break ladder climb record
Twenty firefighters climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest in Cardiff.
Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts
The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.
Vehicles left dangling as car park collapses in Nottingham
The front facia wall of an NCP car park in central Nottingham falls away.
Meet the eclipse chaser who's travelled the world hunting shadows
Astronomer Glenn Schneider has spent his life chasing solar eclipses around the world and has been in the path of totality 33 times.
The Joy of learning: Woman, 90, studies for sixth degree
Joy Gibson, from Stratford-upon-Avon, re-entered academia at the age of 59.
Metal detectorist finds rare 6th Century pendant
The metal detectorist said he had made some finds which were of archaeological interest but this one was "bling".
Baghdad's Little Manchester
Old Trafford's footballing giants help Iraqis escape the uncertainty and violence of everyday life.
Stories you may have missed
Luis Fonsi becomes a tourist guide in Puerto Rico and some other stories you may have missed this week.
Week in pictures: 12 - 18 August 2017
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Mexican muralists transform violent neighbourhoods
Graffiti artists turn a violent hillside neighbourhood in Pachuca into a colourful work of art.
BBC News Channel
BBC coverage of latest developments
Sir Bruce Forsyth: 8 little-known facts about his career
As well as hosting hit game shows, he was in movies, a TV sitcom and tried to crack America.
How Al Pacino came to my rescue
Sensing an epileptic fit is imminent Frank turns to a tried and tested way of controlling his episodes and leans on Al Pacino in a pub.
Should Washington and Jefferson monuments come down?
Trump's argument that the removal of Confederate statues is a slippery slope to changing history has recharged the perennial debate about America's tormented racial legacy.
Why finding large women's shoe sizes can be a problem
The average UK shoe size of men and women has gone up by two sizes since the 1970s - but women's footwear makers have not kept up.
Reality Check: How much more do graduates get paid?
Rising fees mean more students want to know if their degree will be worth it.
How much will you give me for my false teeth?
Only 4% of the UK's adult population - and more women than men - now use a pawnbroker to get a loan.
The masseuse who pulled my arm out
When Angela treated herself to a massage she forgot to mention her hidden disability, resulting in the masseuse getting a surprise of her own.
Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss targets long-term Stamford Bridge stay
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to be in charge of the club for "many years" and lead the Blues into a new stadium.
Chris Froome's Team Sky finish fourth on Vuelta a Espana time trial
Chris Froome's Team Sky finish fourth on the first stage of the Vuelta a Espana in Nimes, behind winners BMC.
Solheim Cup 2017: US lead Europe 10½ to 5½ going into Sunday
The United States extend their lead to 10½ to 5½ and need just 3½ points from Sunday's singles matches to retain the Solheim Cup after day two in Iowa.
Pint-sized TMS: Landmark Stuart Broad wicket as England cruise to win over poor West Indies
Stuart Broad passes Ian Botham's tally of 383 wickets as England thrash West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.
England v West Indies: Fancy dress cricket fans celebrate getting ball back
Amusing scenes at Edgbaston as fans in fancy dress protest against a steward taking away their inflatable ball - then celebrate wildly when it is returned.
European Eventing Championships: Great Britain lead in Strzegom
Great Britain are the leading team going into Sunday's showjumping finale of the European Eventing Championships in Strzegom.
Football transfer gossip: Coutinho, Sanchez, Dembele, Carroll, Seri, Mbappe
Manchester City set to bid for Alexis Sanchez, Barcelona working on Coutinho deal, Newcastle targeting Andy Carroll, plus more.
Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far
Here's what we know after two attacks in Spain's Catalonia region.
Spain attack: What do we know about the victims?
The victims of attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils come from 34 different countries, officials say.
Barcelona attack: What is the mood?
The BBC witnesses defiance and grief, but also anger and panic after a van attack killed 14 people.
Barcelona attack: Crowd screams as man arrested
A third person is arrested in the town of Ripoll, where the main suspect in Thursday's attack also lived.
Cambrils: 'Pop pop, a couple of shots and he fell down'
A man who filmed the shooting in Cambrils described what he saw.
One officer shot four suspects dead
Five people in all were shot dead after a car was driven into pedestrians in Cambrils, Catalonia.
Spain attacks: How Barcelona rejected hate
From bringing flowers to challenging haters, people are pushing back after the day of terror.
Spain attacks: Fears for missing child
The government is looking into reports of a missing child who is thought to have British nationality.
Spain attacks: Terror timeline
Two terror attacks in Spain's Catalonia region have left 14 dead and many more injured. How did events unfold?
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The Register

US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems – researcher
<h4>And how to avoid making the same mistakes</h4> <p><strong>BSides</strong> Minor blunders in reverse web proxies can result in critical security vulnerabilities on internal networks, the infosec world was warned this week.…</p>
No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court
<h4>Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones</h4> <p>It's a ruling sending shockwaves through the worlds of privacy, device security, and law enforcement in America.…</p>
Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn
<h4>And only $230,000 a head out of the public purse!</h4> <p>Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding
<h4>And what finer company than Uber to make that clear</h4> <p>You may never read those lengthy terms and conditions attached to every digital download or app but, in America at least, they <em>are</em> legally binding. Sorry.…</p>
Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box bruiser
<h4>Machine learning and code to detect and alert attempts to extract passwords from staff</h4> <p>Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments.…</p>
FTC wants AT&T to kick in $4bn to help balance US budget. Why? Some dodgy ads or something
<h4>Telco's TV biz accused of false advertising by trade watchdog</h4> <p>America's trade watchdog is seeking $3.95bn in damages from AT&amp;T over allegations of dodgy marketing by its DirecTV wing.…</p>
Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump
<h4>Plus: Steve Bannon fired from White House</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Tech leaders today resigned from the US government's digital economy advisory board over President Trump's inability to unequivocally condemn racists.…</p>
Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer
<h4>Big Red seeks open-source foundation to host platform</h4> <p>Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching".…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
NetApp swallows Icelandic cloud management software biz
<h4>Greenqloud’s QStack becomes gets NetApp-ed</h4> <p>NetApp has made one of its relatively rare acquisitions – this time an Icelandic cloud management software house called Greenqloud with its Qstack product.…</p>
So long and thanks for all the phish: Red teams need to be smarter now
<h4>Pen-testers face new challenges as defences evolve</h4> <p><strong>BSides</strong> The opening talk at BSides Manchester on Thursday examined how red team tactics are evolving beyond phishing to include a wider variety of methods.…</p>
Q: How many drones are we bombing ISIS with? A: That's secret, mmkay
<h4>But the MoD will happily tell you how many manned jets we're using to do that exact thing</h4> <p>The UK's Information Tribunal has rejected an appeal by campaigners trying to find out how many British Reaper drones are being used for warlike missions in the Middle East.…</p>
Atari shoots sueball at KitKat maker over use of 'Breakout' in ad
<h4>Gaming star strikes</h4> <p>Atari has sued Nestle, accusing it of "blatantly" impinging on its intellectual property by featuring the 1970s video game <i>Breakout</i> in a Kit Kat ad without its permission.…</p>
Last FalconStor CEO survived just six weeks before being replaced
<h4>New CFO too as data protection firm refuses to give in</h4> <p><strong>+Comment</strong> It's all change at FalconStor, which has a new CEO and CFO just six weeks after the last chief exec was appointed.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit
<h4>Security researchers pick up angle grinder, drop £2k-plus in B-sides chat</h4> <p><strong>BSides</strong> Weighing in at 800kg secondhand, freestanding ATMs - a “safe with a computer on top” - are a logistical nightmare to own and research, security boffin Leigh-Anne Galloway warned delegates at the BSides Manchester infosec conference yesterday.…</p>
So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?
<h4>HMD chiefs explain their cunning comeback plan</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> <i>For over 20 years</i> The Register <i>has covered the rise and fall of Nokia phones. The story took a new turn this week with the arrival of a flagship, the first for three years, from the brand's custodians HMD. We spoke to the top executives behind the venture about their plans.</i>…</p>
Drive-thru drive-by at McDs after ice cream no-show, say cops
<h4>Man pulls out replica rifle after frosty treat disappointment</h4> <p>An irate McDonald’s drive-thru punter was so pissed that he couldn’t get his Sunday morning ice cream fix due to a broken dispenser that he pulled out a replica AR-15 rifle from his car boot in protest.…</p>
Why does the market care so much about Cisco's security biz?
<h4>In the land of decline, sustainable growth is king</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Like many enterprise tech dinosaurs, Cisco has clutched at new lines of revenue for some time, positioning its security arm as the centrepiece of a long-talked-about reinvention as a software biz.…</p>
British Airways waves Bing dong: At least it's not a tech cockup
<h4>Wang wag's Croatian beach art highlighted... again</h4> <p>British Airways’ website is displaying a penis carved into a beautiful sandy beach – the same inappropriate erection that was standing over bing.com yesterday.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!
<h4>And Server 2003. Yep, this is the year 2017 and we're not making this up</h4> <p>Freelance IT type? Know about the gubbins of Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003? Don’t care about all that IR35 guff? We’ve got great news – UK.gov wants to hire you.…</p>
Software definer wants you to befriend the 'BFC', do a bit of 'reverse virtualization'
<h4>What's that, TidalScale? The Big Friendly what?</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you?…</p>
Infosys CEO quits, citing 'untenable atmosphere' created by critics
<h4>Former SAP man Vishal Sikka bails but will be interim CEO's boss</h4> <p>Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, effective immediately, but neither he nor the company's board are happy he's going.…</p>
Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook
<h4>And had suits savage an utterly innocent sysadmin for his own ignorance</h4> <p><strong>On-Call</strong> Friday means a few things at <i>El Reg</i>: a new <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/data_centre/bofh/">BOFH</a>. A couple of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/04/booze_stats_confirm_boring_britain_is_drying/">beers</a>. And another instalment of On-Call, our weekly column in which we take reader-contributed tales of being asked to do horrible things for horrible people, scrub them up and hope you click.…</p>
Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?
<h4>NVIDIA reckons engineering types do, so it's cut a new GPU and software to carve it up</h4> <p>NVIDIA's cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China
<h4>For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM's servers</h4> <p>Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…</p>
Where there's smoke there's a Galaxy Note: Refurbished Model 4 batteries recalled
<h4>Phablets sent to AT&amp;T customers with batteries from FedEx are at risk</h4> <p>Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/fedex-supply-chain-recalls-cellphone-batteries-recall-alert">recalled</a> the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4.…</p>
New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time
<h4>Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT</h4> <p>A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology.…</p>
Australian money cops gain powers to regulate cryptocurrency
<h4>Money laundering and terror finance laws will stretch to cover digi-dollars</h4> <p>Australia has decided digital currencies need the same level of regulation enjoyed by other currencies.…</p>
US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast
<h4>Verizon says basestation dumps increasingly popular</h4> <p>US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
What code is running on Apple's Secure Enclave security chip? Now we have a decryption key...
<h4>Ladies and gentlemen, start your ARM disassemblers</h4> <p>Apple's Secure Enclave, an ARM-based coprocessor used to enhance iOS security, became a bit less secure on Thursday with the publication of a firmware decryption key.…</p>
Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors
<h4>Data demand 'breaks First and Fourth Amendments'</h4> <p>Efforts by US prosecutors to identify up to 1.3 million people who accessed an anti-Trump protest website is unconstitutional, a court will hear on Friday.…</p>
Don't panic, Chicago, but an AWS S3 config blunder exposed 1.8 million voter records
<h4>Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service</h4> <p>A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans in public view for anyone to download – after misconfiguring its AWS-hosted storage.…</p>
FYI: Web ad fraud looks really bad. Like, really, really bad. Bigly bad
<h4>Except at quality titles like El Reg, of course, cough</h4> <p>John Wanamaker, an American department store merchant who died almost a century ago, is noted for saying: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half."…</p>
Judge yanks plug out of AT&T's latest attack on Google Fiber
<h4>Judge throws out lawsuit seeking to prevent rollout of broadband cables</h4> <p>AT&amp;T's legal battle to stop Google rolling out broadband internet in Louisville, Kentucky, has been halted in its tracks.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours
<h4>Johnson, get a load of this</h4> <p><strong>SFW</strong> Some of the dozens of users of Bing today spotted a lewd sand carving semi-hidden in the Microsoft search engine's front page splash photo.…</p>
London cops urged to scrap use of 'biased' facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival
<h4>Year-on-year deployment isn’t really a trial, say privacy groups</h4> <p>London's Metropolitan Police have been urged to back down on plans to once again use facial recognition software at next weekend's Notting Hill Carnival.…</p>
Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway
<h4>Say what now, Gartner?</h4> <p>Gartner has predicted a backlash against virtual assistants like Siri – but recommends that businesses deploy them anyway.…</p>
Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it
<h4>Gyroscopic trams, bunkerbeds! Enter the 'dope' world of Dahir Semenov</h4> <p>Earlier this week, Mashable, a clickbait site for millennials, showcased a novel urban transport system. It got very excited, calling it <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://mashable.com/2017/08/11/public-transportation-re-imagined/#qt1TrFn5fPqU">"dope" and the "future of transportation"</a>.…</p>
Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers
<h4>Another record revenue quarter ... even as drought eases</h4> <p>While we are recovering from the global DRAM shortage, there's still enough of a drought for chip-slingers to rake in record revenues.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
London council 'failed to test' parking ticket app, exposed personal info
<h4>Authority fined £70k after missing URL manipulation</h4> <p>A London council has been fined £70,000 after design faults in its TicketViewer app allowed unauthorised access to 119 documents containing sensitive personal information.…</p>
Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court
<h4>Anti-shrinkage policy could add millions to firm's wage bill</h4> <p>Apple may have to pay its employees extra for time it spends rifling through their personal belongings at work, if it loses a long-running lawsuit that is now in front of the Californian Supreme Court.…</p>
Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO
<h4>Electric Jukebox has a dildo and wants £100m</h4> <p>The company behind what was dubbed the "most ridiculous digital music launch in history" is rebranding its product and hoping to raise $100m by selling shares to the public.…</p>
HPE sales chief Peter Ryan abandons ship amid downsizing ploy
<h4>CSO said to have quit to spend more time with family in UK</h4> <p>HPE global sales chieftan Peter Ryan has quit the company after just over a year of relentless travel away from his family in the UK.…</p>
Singapore court awards $2.9m over bad job reference
<h4>Damages calculated on potential earnings</h4> <p>Singapore's High Court has awarded S$4m* dollars ($2.9m, £2.25m) to a former insurance agent after a letter of reference lost him a potential new job.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Nine months and a lot more b*llocks to go before new EU data protection rules kick in
<h4>Info commish hits back at fake GDPR news</h4> <p>The UK’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has apparently become so infuriated with inaccurate claims about incoming data protection rules that she is penning a series of blogposts to “bust the myths”.…</p>
NetApp, you went all-flash, never go all-fla... Hey, wait. It's working
<h4>Slight biz uptick, steady results should keep CEO smiling</h4> <p>NetApp has managed to go back to what it used to do do reliably: churn out revenue and profit increases as its customer base lapped up new kit.…</p>
Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit
<h4>Prising IT systems from decades of EU lawmaking</h4> <p><strong>Exclusive</strong> Defra – the UK government's Department for Environment, Food &amp; Rural Affairs – is hiring 1,400 "business policy" folk so it can untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, according to multiple insiders.…</p>
What'll we do tonight, Kieran? Same thing we do every night, Tintri....
<h4>... try to take over your public cloudy worlds (one array at a time)</h4> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/30/tintri_ipo/">Newly-IPO’d Tintri</a> has made its storage array bigger, better and faster by extending it out to the AWS and IBM clouds, speeding specifically Storage vMotion, upping its scalability limit and predicting future capacity and compute needs.…</p>
Ads regulator raps PC repair biz for massaging malware infection rates
<h4>Stop running that or we'll say stop again, so help me god</h4> <p>An online PC repair shop was <a target="_blank" href="https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/reimage-ltd-a17-386199.html">yesterday</a> given a small ticking off by the Advertising Standards Agency – the UK's notoriously gummy marketing watchdog – for claiming that one in three PCs are blighted by malware on a daily basis.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Ten spacecraft – from Venus Express to Voyager 2 – all tracked same solar flare
<h4>We hardly noticed at first, but records revealed plenty about how star-stuff sails solar winds</h4> <p>On October 14th, 2014, the Sun decided it was time for a coronal mass ejection, the irregular hiccups that see it belch out astounding quantities of magnetised plasma. And after careful analysis, we've now fingerprinted the plasma's passing using no fewer than ten spacecraft.…</p>
Scrutiny? We've heard of it. Dot-UK supremo Nominet goes dark
<h4>Even limited board reports now scrapped in favor of worthless 'updates'</h4> <p>The operator of the .uk top-level domain, Nominet, has become the latest internet registry to vote itself into greater secrecy.…</p>

Wired News

Would It Be Better If Men Couldn't Vote?
John Kessel's latest novel imagines a world where men are given everything—except suffrage.
Charlottesville, HBO Hacks, and More Security News This Week
Charlottesville, HBO hacks, and more of the week's top security news.
Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future
With car manufacturers and technology companies making more battery-powered devices, lithium is becoming an ever-more precious metal.
Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Shape Speakers Create a Beautiful Wall of Sound
The BeoSound Shape is assembled from three flavors of hexagonal tiles, all of them covered in pretty fabric.
"Change is Good" Book Excerpt: WIRED Cofounder Louis Rossetto’s New Novel Parties Like It’s 1998
WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto has written a novel, "Change Is Good," that captures the optimism, greed, fervor, and madness of the dotcom era. An excerpt.
Trump Administration Elevates US Cyber Command
By elevating Cyber Command, the Trump administration signals just how important cyber warfare has become.
Space Photos of the Week: Neighboring Galaxies Got a Star Factory Going
A jellyfish galaxy with a supermassive black hole, Jupiter's many clouds, and stunning views of Titan this week in space.
Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity
Opinion: White supremacists should be stopped with education, not doxxing.
Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution
If DNA repair makes useful mutations more likely, it could accelerate cells’ adaptations to harsh environments.
The Solar Eclipse Is Coming—Here's Exactly When It'll Happen
In advance of next week's solar eclipse, Stephen Wolfram explains how many millennia of computation have led us exactly to this point.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Essential Wants to Get Into Your Pocket—and Your Smart Home
This week's podcast is all about the Essential Android phone.
Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality
The sun's getting a lot of the spotlight these days. It's time to give the moon its due.
Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?
The next Star Wars anthology movie will reportedly focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. That's cool, but isn't it time for a film about a less well-known character?
Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000
A full revamp of a beloved car, from the engine to the headlights.
What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love
Before social media, moments experienced collectively were very different—and maybe even better—but they still created connections.
Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover
Four separate security incidents, including _Game of Thrones_ leaks, have turned HBO's August into a case study of hack attacks.
This Lumbering Self-Driving Truck Is Designed to Get Hit
Autonomous vehicles will saves lives by avoiding crashes—except this one.
Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week’s Car News
A new breed of DeLorean, off-roaders go electric, and autonomous vehicles take to highway work zones.
The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own Wounds
Belgian researchers built a soft, squishy robot that can heal itself with just a bit of heat.
White Supremacy Isn't a Philosophy, It's a Filter
To view the world through a supremacist lens is to live in the complicity of false equivalences, to willfully color malice as virtue.
Review: Essential Phone
Think of Essential's flagship phone as the anti iPhone.
Essential 360˚ Camera: Hands-On First Impressions
This add-on for the Essential phone shoots spherical photos, and demonstrates the company's magnetic accessory dock.
The Overlooked Heroes Who Lead Climbers Up Everest
Meet the Sherpas, porters and other workers of the tallest mountain in the world.
What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language
The whistles that a shepherd uses to command her dog sound a whole lot like human language.
Get Ready to Robo-Rumble With This Giant Fightin' MegaBot Mech
Sixteen feet tall. Twelve tons of steel. Tank treads for feet, and an interchangeable arsenal. It's MegaBot time!
FCC Pledges Openness -- Just Don't Ask To See Complaints
Agency shielding complaints about internet providers, analysis of website outage
Crispr Fans Dream of a Populist Future for Gene Editing
Over two days in Berkeley, scientists, CEOs, farmers, conservationists, and citizens gathered to talk about the promise and peril of Crispr.
Proposed California Law Targets Sexual Harassment in Venture Capital
Bill is a direct response to the deluge of sexual-harassment allegations from female startup founders.
*Sonic Mania* Review: Sega Makes Sonic Super Again By Trusting the Hits (and the Fans)
It's the best Sonic in years. Maybe ever.
How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?
Making up the difference will be a balancing act of high-tension electricity choreography.

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