- Russia spy row: UK lab could be poison source, says ambassador
- Comments by Russia's ambassador to the EU are dismissed as "nonsense" by the Foreign Office.
- Snow and ice bring travel disruption
- Further travel disruption as Met Office amber and yellow warnings remain in place.
- Springtime snow creates winter scenes
- What do a dog on wheels, a swimming pool and a football pitch have in common?
- Gravesend nightclub: Panic as car driven into busy club
- Kent Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Gravesend.
- Andrew McCabe: Ex-FBI deputy director gave notes to Russia inquiry
- The memos could support claims of obstruction of justice against President Trump, US media say.
- Winter Paralympics: Britons Menna Fitzpatrick & Jen Kehoe win slalom gold
- Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe win gold in the women's visually-impaired slalom at the Winter Paralympics.
- Disappearing clothing banks leave charities devastated
- Recycling companies say 750 of the recycling receptacles have gone missing in the last year.
- Blossom in south-west China captured by drone
- Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China.
- Cliff-top homes 'could fall into sea'
- Residents have been evacuated from 10 cliff-top chalets "perilously close" to the edge.
- Russia goes to the polls in presidential election
- Vladimir Putin seeks another six-year term, facing off against seven other candidates.
- More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
- A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.
- Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data
- A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.
- Brazil ex-football star Romario seeks Rio state governor post
- The former Brazil star and 1994 World Cup winner is running for governor in the troubled Rio state.
- The Papers: 'Blackout threat' as UK 'stands up' to Putin
- The breakdown in UK-Russian relations after the poisoning of an ex-spy continues to dominate the headlines.
- Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral
- Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.
- Jared Kushner: What does Trump's son-in-law do now?
- Trump's son-in-law prefers staying in the background - what influence does he have on the president?
- The dancing slum kids tipped for stardom by Rihanna
- The Ikorodu Kids are a dance troupe from Nigeria who are getting rave reviews from celebrities.
- Tracy Beaker and four other children's book characters who grew up
- Tracy Beaker is just the latest literary character to return as an adult.
- Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?
- In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.
- Your pictures: Just for one day
- Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "just for one day".
- Why the UK is so cold
- Temperatures are plunging again in Britain with more snow on the way – but why?
- Duchess meets wolfhound - and other St Patrick's Day celebrations
- Shamrocks, leprechauns and a lot of green dye- how the patron saint of Ireland is being celebrated.
- Paige Vanzant: UFC gave me an eating disorder
- UFC star Paige Vanzant tells Newsbeat the extreme measures she took to reduce her weight.
- National Geographic apology: 'We were anticipated to be a dying race'
- Aboriginal Australians reflect on National Geographic's racism in 1916, and public discourse today.
- Robot Wars has been axed by the BBC again
- The series has been scrapped by the BBC to make room for new shows.
- The Indians who used kayaking to transform their lives
- There are many routes to success and for a group of friends in India, it was the Ganges River.
- 'It was like WW2 swept through our house'
- A man whose father killed his mother is among three writers who tell how poetry has helped them cope.
- Week in pictures: 10 - 16 March 2018
- A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken during the past week.
- BBC News Channel
- BBC coverage of latest developments
- Obituary: Millie Dunn Veasey, pioneering sergeant turned rights activist
- Millie Dunn Veasey, who has died aged 100, was in World War Two's only all-female, all-black unit.
- Breaking the mould in a male-dominated workplace
- Three pioneers who are shattering stereotypes surrounding the world of science and engineering.
- Why Angolan singer Toty Sa'Med writes songs in Kimbundu
- Toty Sa'Med can't say more than a few words in Kimbundu but is writing songs in the Angolan language.
- Speaking up about rape in conservative Kazakhstan
- In Kazakhstan, victims say relatives and police tell them to stay silent or "leave it with Allah".
- Salisbury attack: How much of the UK's gas comes from Russia?
- Theresa May was asked how reliant the UK is on gas from Russia. Who is producing the country's supplies?
- Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs
- Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.
- 'I hope my brother will see this and know he's not alone'
- Like Minds: A woman's mission to get young black men talking about mental health.
- In Syria's Eastern Ghouta a doctor's battle: 'We will stay until the end'
- As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".
- Is the single life more expensive?
- Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.
- Can kids hold pens in the digital age?
- Are the fine motor skills necessary to hold a pencil still needed in an age when toddlers swipe?
- How Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine's partnership led to billion dollar Beats
- The unlikely partnership between Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine is made into a Netflix documentary.
- Manchester United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
- Romelu Lukaku scores his 12th goal in 11 FA Cup games as an uninspired Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the semi-finals.
- Six Nations 2018: Schmidt hails Irish 'class and courage' after Grand Slam
- Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says his side's "class and courage" helped them achieve just the third Grand Slam in their history.
- Mohamed Salah 'on his way' to Lionel Messi comparisons - Liverpool boss Klopp
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah is "on his way" to being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi after his four goals against Watford.
- Six Nations Shuffle: Celebrations for Ireland, aerial ping pong & a crocodile roll
- Watch the quirkier moments from the final weekend of the Six Nations, featuring celebrations for Ireland, aerial ping pong and a crocodile roll.
- FA Cup highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Brighton
- Romelu Lukaku scores his 12th goal in 11 FA Cup games as an uninspired Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the semi-finals.
- Man Utd 2-0 Brighton: Jose Mourinho says his side were 'scared to play'
- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his players were "scared to play" and questions their "personality" in the FA Cup win over Brighton.
- Winter Paralympics: The rally driver who crashed into championship skiing
- Paralympic skier Chris Lloyd defied all expectations when he returned to the slopes after a rally car crash which left him paralysed from the neck down.
- Winter Paralympics: 'Don't go easy on me because I'm a woman'
- Lena Schroeder plays para ice hockey for Team Norway and is the only woman on the ice at the Winter Paralympics
- Off-piste at the Paras #8: Scott Meenagh
- Former soldier Scott Meenagh is the first competitor ParalympicsGB has had in Nordic Skiing for 20 years.
- Paralympics 'pit lane’ where athletes get repairs
- Have you ever wondered how athletes cope when their prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs break?
- Winter Paralympics: Sean Pollard - Australian who became a Paralympic snowboarder after shark attack
- Sean Pollard lost an arm in a shark attack and only saw snow for the first time in 2015 - now he has finished fifth and ninth at Pyeongchang 2018.
- A boy’s creative response to his mother’s illness
- When Noah's mother was diagnosed with cancer, he came up with an idea to express his grief. Now his idea is being made into a book.
- Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes
- Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.
- 'I want to explain arranged marriage to people in the West'
- A Pakistani designer who made a board game mocking arranged marriage says the media mistook her real intentions.
- South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change
- Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.
- Sir Ken Dodd and the end of a comedy era
- The days when Ken Dodd delighted millions in Blackpool and Scarborough now seem like a different age.
- 'I tried to kill myself nine times before the NHS helped me'
- At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.
- Claudette Colvin: The 15-year-old who came before Rosa Parks
- How Claudette Colvin helped spark America's Civil Rights Movement at the age of 15.
- 'My periods made me suicidal so I had a hysterectomy at 28'
- For years, Lucie was treated for mental health problems - in fact she had a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
- 'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'
- Pauline Dakin's childhood was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises - it wasn't until many years later that she found out why.
- Nest reveals the first truly connected home
- <h4>Begun, the battle of the home eco-systems has</h4>
<p><strong>Comment</strong> After years of hype, the connected home is finally here thanks to a range of new products available this week from Google-owned Nest.…</p>
- Machines making music, translating Chinese, self-driving trucks, and more
- <h4>Developments for our future overlords</h4>
<p><strong>Roundup</strong> Welcome to this week's AI roundup. We have news on a machine learning model used by Google to make music that doesn't sound completely bad, improved translation between English and Chinese from Microsoft, and a new test bed for Waymo's self-driving trucks.…</p>
- AMD security flaw saga, browsers broken, Lamo dead at 37, and more
- <h4>It's the week in security</h4>
<p><strong>Roundup</strong> The lingering fallout of security flaws in AMD processor chipsets has dominated the news this week, and it ain't over yet.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Nip/Tug: Plastic surgeon accused of mid-surgery 'hardcore' smut binge
- <h4>Come for the nose job, stay for the... denials of any wrongdoing</h4>
<p>A Los Angeles plastic surgeon has been accused of watching porn videos on a screen while performing surgery.…</p>
- Oracle botherer Rimini Street brags of swelling fortunes – but hands tied on reinvesting cash
- <h4>Biz left with fewer reps after limit on sales, marketing spend</h4>
<p>Rimini Street, the third-party support thorn in Oracle's side, has reported increased revenue and operating profit in 2017 – but complained unspecified covenants have prevented it from investing in sales staff or marketing.…</p>
- Android Oreo mic drop fury: Google ups tempo for Pixel mobe audio fix
- <h4>Hardware flaws may be amplified by slapdash software, tuning out bug now a priority</h4>
<p>Google has escalated the priority and severity rating of a bug that has been silencing microphones on its Pixel smartphones running Android 8.1, aka Oreo.…</p>
- FYI: AI tools can unmask anonymous coders from their binary executables
- <h4>To ensure privacy, stay offline, don't maintain public repos that trace back to you</h4>
<p>Talk about the ultimate Git Blame.…</p>
- Crypt-NO-coins: US city bans mining funbux on its electrical power grid
- <h4>New commercial alt-cash crafters turned away from slurping cheap electricity</h4>
<p>A city in upstate New York has become the first in America to effectively ban any new commercial-grade cryptocurrency miners from powering up.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Whois? More like WHOWAS: Domain database on verge of collapse over EU privacy
- <h4>Governments refuse to get sucked into policy shambles, kibosh DNS GDPR plans</h4>
<p>An effort to resolve conflicts between upcoming European privacy legislation and the global Whois service for domain names has, predictably, failed, raising fears that cybercriminals will take advantage of the impasse.…</p>
- Konichiw-aaaaargh! Amazon's Japanese HQ raided in antitrust probe
- <h4>Bezos Bunch under the microscope of anti-monopoly cops</h4>
<p>Amazon has had its Japanese headquarters raided by police as the web giant finds itself the focus of an antitrust probe.…</p>
- UK.gov told: Draw up code of practice for cops bulk-slurping car plates
- <h4>CCTV commish welcomes amendment 3 years after first suggested</h4>
<p>UK government will be forced to debate a code of practice for cops' use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems after Labour MPs tabled an amendment to the Data Protection Bill.…</p>
- Crooks opt for Monero as crypto of choice to launder ill-gotten gains
- <h4>Study examines the cutting edge of cybercrime</h4>
<p>Crooks are increasingly turning to Monero over Bitcoin, according to a new study on the economics of cybercrime.…</p>
- Neural networks whip fleshbag butt at identifying craters
- <h4>Yeah, well... can they do it on a cold rainy night in Stoke?</h4>
<p>A neural network can wipe the floor with fleshy researchers at that most tedious of cosmic tasks – spotting craters.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- To Infinity Storage... and beyond! Cloudian gobbles Italian minnow
- <h4>Slurps HyperFile chum for file, cloud storage gateway chops</h4>
<p>Object storage supplier Cloudian is buying Italian firm Infinity Storage to add file access and cloud storage gateway functionality to its services.…</p>
- Birmingham UK to Uber: Want a new licence? Tell us about your operating model
- <h4>App biz's Nice Guy makeover yet to convince all regulators</h4>
<p>Birmingham authorities have asked for more information on Uber's business model and operations before granting it a new licence.…</p>
- UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs
- <h4>Oh, and billionaire owner Li Ka-shing retires</h4>
<p>Mobile operator Three UK reported a fall in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)* of 2 per cent to £437m for its full-year results – largely due to an IT and network upgrade.…</p>
- Phone-free Microsoft patents Notch-free phone
- <h4>It's your body Notch your mind</h4>
<p>"The Notch"* is either the curse of 2018 phone designs – or the only interesting thing about boring phone designs in 2018, depending on how you look at it. Now details of a Microsoft phone patent have emerged that could make future phones less Notchy.…</p>
- Brexit in spaaaace! At T-1 year and counting: UK politicos ponder impact
- <h4>'Entrepreneurs!' 'Elon Musk!' 'Smartphones!' chirps Lord as UK space stares into abyss</h4>
<p>Countries are pouncing on space work originally destined for the UK like a “feeding frenzy of hyenas” according to a selection of representatives from the UK industry and education sectors.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Techies building UK web smut age check tools: You'll get a spec next week
- <h4>Citizens not keen on having habits tracked are watching closely</h4>
<p>A spec for online age verification is due to be published on Monday, a decision backers hope will pacify opponents of the smut checks.…</p>
- Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam
- <h4>Forced punters to cough extra £40 for pre-configured laptops</h4>
<p>Currys PC World today apologised for forcing customers to pay an extra £40 for pre-configuration on their laptops that they didn't request – a dodgy practice brought to light by consumer charity Which?…</p>
- Hello, Spotify? Are you on? Perils and pratfalls of own-brand hardware
- <h4>Streaming monolith starts move into home gear</h4>
<p><strong>Analysis</strong> As Spotify nears an IPO, it is edging towards making home music gear, with a voice-powered speaker the most likely debutant.…</p>
- Who knew? Fabric access NVMe arrays can work with Spectrum Scale
- <h4>Parallel access filesystem for disks gets new life</h4>
<p><strong>Case study</strong> IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) started out as a parallel access filesystem for disk-based arrays – so some may have expected it to fall over and die in the face of lightning fast access NVMe SSD and NVMe fabric access arrays.…</p>
- I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker
- <h4>Pop this in your mouth and say 'Rastapopoulos'</h4>
<p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> <i>Like to get wet</i>, confides (or asks) the manufacturer in suitably moist English.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Brace yourselves, netadmins, there's a new cable on the market
- <h4>Meet our new roundup of networking news, this week feat. Cisco, Juniper and more</h4>
<p>This week's network-news-in-five minutes has Palo Alto Networks acquiring a startup, a slew of Cisco switches, Juniper's fabric fetish, network monitoring and more.…</p>
- Taxpayers chuck burnt-out Bongs* millions of pounds to 'decelerate'
- <h4>Come and chillax with us, nontrepreneurs!</h4>
<p>The taxpayer is helping fund a "Decelerator" for burnt-out startups in London's Shoreditch to help them "reflect and reprioritise".…</p>
- Hate to add to the wanky jargon – but your digital transformation is actually a bolt-on
- <h4>Earth-shattering change to biz? You'll be the judge of that</h4>
<p>It's hard to believe there once was a more innocent time when if somebody used the phrase "digital transformation" you might think they were being pretentious about making the switch from renting films on DVD delivered in the post to Amazon Prime downloads. But there's still a lot of confusion around the term – even more so when people start to ask organisations that have started down that path whether it has worked.…</p>
- Happy days are here again: 2017 set record for infrastructure sales
- <h4>$142 billion in kit shipped last year, half from Dell, Cisco and HPE</h4>
<p>Analyst firm Canalys has claimed 2017 saw record shipments of data centre infrastructure.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Office junior had one job: Tearing perforated bits off tractor-feed dot matrix printer paper
- <h4>And he couldn’t do that, until tech support showed printers and staplers don’t mix</h4>
<p><strong>On-Call</strong> Why look at that! Friday is upon us, which means it’s time to read this week’s edition of On-Call, our weekly column featuring <i>Register</i> readers’ recollections of tech support jobs gone wrong.…</p>
- Ugh, of course Germany trounces Blighty for cyber security salaries
- <h4>Britons never, never, never shall be wage slaves. Oh wait</h4>
<p>Cyber security professionals in Germany earn on average 17 per cent more than their UK counterparts.…</p>
- Google buffs Chrome Enterprise with new tub of PartnerShine™
- <h4>Face it, you're not going to adopt ChromeOS without integrating stuff you already run</h4>
<p>Google’s beefed up Chrome Enterprise, its US$50-a-year management service for Chrome OS devices.…</p>
- Cyborg fined for riding train without valid ticket
- <h4>Subcutaneous smart card doesn’t cut it in Sydney</h4>
<p>A self-described “cyborg” who slipped a public transport smartcard under his skin has pled guilty to riding trains without a valid ticket and copped a fine, plus costs.…</p>
- One in three Android Wear owners also uses ... an iPhone
- <h4>Which may be why Google’s changed the name to ‘Wear OS’</h4>
<p><strong>LogoWatch</strong> LogoWatch Google’s re-branded Android Wear, the cut of Android for wearable devices, as “Wear OS by Google” and added the tag line "make every minute matter".…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Boffins find sign of water existing deep into Earth's mantle by looking at diamonds
- <h4>How far down does water drip?</h4>
<p>Water covers most of the Earth’s surface and flows deep beneath it as well. But how deep it travels is unknown.…</p>
- FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!
- <h4>And how it works doesn't leak. Gulp!</h4>
<p>A secretive unlocking tool offered to cops and government agents has some computer security bods worried over its privacy implications.…</p>
- We're Putin our foot down! DHS, FBI blame Russia for ongoing infrastructure hacks
- <h4>Alert adds detail to 'Dragonfly' cyber-attack disclosed last year</h4>
<p>The US Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday issued <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A">an alert</a> warning of ongoing cyber-attacks against the West's energy utilities and other critical infrastructure by individuals acting on behalf of the Russian government.…</p>
- You always wanted to be an astronaut, right? Careful: Space is getting more and more deadly
- <h4>For those planning an out-of-this-world trip, radiation is on the rise</h4>
<p>Space is getting deadlier. The amount of radiation has increased from previous solar cycles, according to new measurements made by a team of researchers.…</p>
- ProtonMail posts workaround for Turkish government block
- <h4>In Constantinople it works, not good news for the Turks</h4>
<p>Encrypted email provider ProtonMail says its service has been blocked in Turkey, but can still be accessed via a VPN, DNS, or Tor.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Mulled EU copyright shakeup will turn us into robo-censors – GitHub
- <h4>Code-sharing websites may be forced to install automatic infringement filters</h4>
<p>Code-repository GitHub has raised the alarm about a pending European copyright proposal could force it to implement automated filtering systems – referred to by detractors as "censorship machines" – that would hinder developers working with free and open source software.…</p>
- Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G Suite looks sweet
- <h4>Top exec talks to El Reg on shifting 130,000 staff</h4>
<p><strong>Interview</strong> Collaboration rather than cost is the reason Airbus has given Microsoft’s old-world Office app bundle the heave ho and is migrating 130,000 staff – the entire workforce – to Google’s G Suite.…</p>
- Take that, com-raid: US Treasury slaps financial sanctions on Russians for cyber-shenanigans, 2016 election meddling
- <h4>Но все же никакого сговора</h4>
<p>The US Treasury is freezing the assets of 19 people and five groups from Russia who launched cyber-attacks and interfered with America's elections.…</p>
- Intel: Our next chips won't have data leak flaws we told you totally not to worry about
- <h4>Meltdown, Spectre-free CPUs coming this year, allegedly</h4>
<p>Intel has claimed its future processors – shipping as early as the second half of this year – will be free of the security design flaws it totally told you not to fret about.…</p>
- Uber hopes to butter up Brit transport chiefs with lots of lovely data
- <h4>App biz flings travel info at capital's transport regulator ahead of licensing decision</h4>
<p>Much maligned not-a-taxi biz Uber has pledged to hand over travel data to Transport for London.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- Google to 'forget me' man: Have you forgotten what you said earlier?
- <h4>To forget, or not to forget? That is the question</h4>
<p><strong>RTBF trial</strong> The man demanding Google <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/13/rtbf_trial_nt2_v_google/">deletes search links to interviews</a> he gave about a criminal offence he committed has been accused of giving “demonstrably false” answers in court by Google’s barrister.…</p>
- Researchers slap SAP CRM with vuln combo for massive damage
- <h4>Directory traversal + log injection = I can see your privates</h4>
<p>A pair of recently patched security vulnerabilities in SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java* could have been combined to hack customer relationship management (CRM) systems.…</p>
- NHS Digital heads accused of being 'suppliers', not 'custodians' of UK patient data
- <h4>Compliance with Home Office data-slurp not cool, say MPs</h4>
<p>The heads of the Digital arm of the UK's National Health Service have been accused of acting as suppliers, rather than guardians, of the data belonging to patients under their care by handing address information to the Home Office for immigration enforcement.…</p>
- MailChimp 'working' to stop hackers flinging malware-laced spam from accounts
- <h4>What can you do about it for now? Sweet 2FA</h4>
<p>Email newsletter distribution service MailChimp has promised to act on the abuse of accounts to send (frequently) malware-tainted spam.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
- UK.gov to plough £67m into gigabit broadband for all and sundry
- <h4>Handouts from March but you're on your own for line rental fees</h4>
<p>The UK government has unveiled its £67m broadband voucher scheme, flinging £3,000 at SMEs to set up gigabit connections and handing £500 ones to regular folk*. After that users have to stump up the rest in ongoing rental fees.…</p>
- Veteran NASA probe Dawn: Winter is coming on Ceres (sort of)
- <h4>Jumped-up asteroid experiencing 'icy activity'</h4>
<p>There is <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/3/eaao3757?rss=1">icy activity</a> on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres, according to researchers studying observations from NASA’s probe, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/">Dawn</a>.…</p>
- Openreach hiring thousands more engineers
- <h4>But will that prevent another burning effigy?</h4>
<p>BT's Openreach is to hire 3,500 trainee engineers in a bid to support its 'full-fibre' proposals for Britain.…</p>
- Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation
- <h4>We can't see alien radio signals because they were snuffed out</h4>
<p>If we ever detect signals from extraterrestrial civilisations, they are likely already dead, a somewhat <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09399v1">downbeat update</a> to the venerable Drake equation suggests.…</p>
- Trump Campaign Data Consultants Cambridge Analytica Took 50 Million Facebook Users' Data
- New reports indicate that Cambridge Analytica, the data team affiliated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million Facebook users—and Facebook failed to stop them.
- Deals: The Best Price on LG's OLED HDTV and Other Great Tech Deals
- Help us help you get a brand new television this weekend by perusing our picks from our friends at TechBargains.
- The Universe Is Basically a Hippie's Pipe Dream
- In 'Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories,' writer Vandana Singh crafts tales as strange as the universe itself.
- Security News This Week: A Smartphone Botnet Army Keeps Growing Stronger
- A major botnet, an Equifax indictment, and more of the week's top security news.
- Tecnica Forge GTX Review: A Form-Fitting Custom Hiking Boot
- Tecnica’s fully-customizable hiking boots may not be cheap—but you can't beat the fit.
- Meet Steve, a New Kind of Aurora Borealis
- Short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, Steve was first spotted by a citizen scientist, and he sure is pretty.
- New FAA Rules Take Aim at Dangerous Helicopter Flights
- The crash on Sunday that drowned five people could have been averted with rules that prevent open door flights with non-quick-release harnesses.
- The Engineering Behind the Horrible Florida Bridge Collapse
- The "quick build" process used to put up the span that fell and killed six people is actually quite common—and has been around for decades.
- Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37
- The Colombian-American hacker became famous in the early 2000s for breaking into the systems at organizations like *The New York Times*, and later for his role in Chelsea Manning's arrest.
- Is AR's Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?
- This week, we discuss augmented reality and the hype around smart glasses.
- Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can't Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet
- YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.
- Voice Chat App Zello Turned a Blind Eye to Jihadis for Years
- Despite warnings and flagged accounts, Zello left accounts with ISIS flag avatars and jihadist descriptions live on its service.
- Facebook Lite for Android: A Hands-On Look
- Facebook Lite, a trimmer version of the mothership app, rolls out to the US, UK, Canada, and more on Friday.
- An Aerial Spectacle in the Wright Brothers' Backyard
- With fighter jets, bombers, and other aircraft soaring through the skies, the Dayton Air Show draws more than 40,000 people each year.
- Jean Grae's New 'Zero' Music Video Is a Trip Through Classic Arcade Games
- The rapper's partner Quelle Chris designed and animated the video to look like classic 1990s arcade fighter games.
- Musk Talks Tariffs, NYC Battles Traffic, and More Car News of the Week
- Plus: Waymo puts passengers in its truly driverless cars, Lyft makes a move for self-driving dominance, and more.
- My Day With the Zombies Helping Airports Practice for Disaster
- To see how airports prep for disaster, I joined the volunteer zombie corps and boarded a plane bound for (faux) doom.
- Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They're Displacing
- Automation will change or eliminate millions of today's jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?
- The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency
- Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.
- The Best Amazon Echo Speaker (2018)
- Amazon has a lot of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and these are the ones you should consider.
- To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own
- Silke Weinfurtner isn’t an evil genius hell-bent on creating a new world of her own to rule. She just wants to understand the origins of the one we already have.
- Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won't Get Us Better Service
- WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the dangers of auctioning off public assets to companies like Verizon and AT&T
- Theranos Didn't Nuke the Diagnostics Business
- Dozens of other companies were working on point-of-care blood testing before Theranos, and dozens still are.
- Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's Fight Against Misinformation
- In an interview, YouTube's CEO discusses using Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories, identifying "authoritative" sources and whether its algorithms promote extremes.
- New York City Mulls a Congestion Charge to Beat Back Traffic
- In a city where some vehicles average 4.7 mph, a congestion charge may be the only way. That is, if it can fix the Uber problem.
- New Sanctions Against Russia Finally Take the Country's Online Chaos Seriously
- From election meddling to NotPetya to grid hacking, Russia's digital provocations are no longer being ignored.
- Gas vs. Electric: How Far Can a Car Go With Different Fuel Sources?
- A typical car can travel 30 miles on just one gallon of gasoline. How do electric vehicles stack up?
- How 'Atlanta,' the Most Innovative Show on TV, Reinvented Itself Again
- In Season 2, the FX show is transforming TV again—by turning the camera on the prejudices and motivations of its audience.
- The VR Metaverse of 'Ready Player One' Is Just Beyond Our Grasp
- The problem with today’s real-life multiuser VR experiences isn’t metaphorical boundaries—it’s literal ones.
- Allbirds Tree Skippers and Tree Runners: Price, Details, Release Date
- The footwear maker famous for its wool has developed a new textile from eucalyptus.
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