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Army chief warns of Russian threat in rare speech
The warning comes amid speculation of potential defence cuts in government.
Brownhills stabbing: Victim named as Mylee Billingham
A 54-year-old man, who is in hospital, has been arrested in connection with Mylee Billingham's death.
Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says
Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but a majority are not aware of the risk.
India woman fights family over 'low caste' husband's murder
Kausalya survived the attack that killed her husband and began a campaign against caste discrimination.
Disabilities caused in babies by epilepsy drug a 'scandal'
It is thought 20,000 children have been left with disabilities caused by sodium valproate.
Sydney train passengers injured in crash
They were "very lucky" to escape with mostly minor injuries, authorities say.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton hit by ruling body 'no confidence' vote
Party's ruling body wants Henry Bolton out - but members will be given the final say on his future.
'World's richest 1% get 82% of the wealth', says Oxfam
The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year, claims Oxfam.
Ice warning after snow and flooding affects the UK
Met Office warnings are put in place for northern England after a day of snow across the UK.
Dolores O'Riordan: Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects
The Cranberries singer lies in repose in her home city of Limerick, where hundreds have gathered.
Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness
Foreigners at the Intercontinental Hotel were deliberately targeted, an eyewitness told the BBC.
Grand National champion loses photos in car park fire
Bob Champion said photos he was taking to his publisher were destroyed in the Liverpool Echo Arena fire.
Rashan Charles death: Met Police officer not facing charges
Rashan Charles died as he tried to swallow a package during an arrest by police in east London.
Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave
US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.
Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel
The Social Democrats vote to open formal negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives.
Newspaper headlines: 'Army lags behind Russia' and steroid alert
General Sir Nick Carter claims that the British army would struggle to withstand Russian forces.
IS and how it continues to plague Iraq
A month after war was declared over, Iraqi soldiers are still being killed by Islamic State militants.
Blackburn: A town still divided?
Has anything changed in Blackburn 10 years after BBC Panorama found the Muslim Asian and white communities were living worlds apart?
The slime crafter with 850,000 fans on Instagram
Alyssa Jagan has built a massive Instagram following on the power of slime.
The next Silicon Valley: Penang
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.
'Don't be afraid to ask for help'
'Don't be afraid to ask for help', says Jen Atkinson, the CEO of luxury travel company ITC.
Would you keep a cockroach as a pet?
In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.
President Macron on Trump, Brexit and Frexit
What we learnt when French President Emmanuel Macron talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr.
Poland's competition for skiing priests
Priests and clergymen compete in Poland's annual Pope John Paul II skiing competition.
Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan?
Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?
How I save children from bullies
Alex suffered severe racial bullying when at school. Now he's been recognised by the Queen for his efforts to wipe out bullying.
Do you get caught in the Faff Zone?
When procrastination becomes a mental health matter
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The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure'
Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died.
The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'
How a phrase that originally referred to moneymaking Macedonian teens came to mean a whole lot more.
The businessman exiled for being Jewish
As a 19-year-old Adam Ringer was kicked out of Poland during an anti-Semitic purge, but he returned two decades years later to become a key business leader.
Croatia bedtime stories feature same-sex families for first time
The book has been praised by LGBT campaigners but not everyone is excited, writes the BBC's Guy De Launey.
George Weah: Footballer-turned-president faces his toughest challenge
An inspiration on the pitch, Liberia's new president could struggle to meet expectations off it, writes Fergal Keane.
In the footsteps of forgotten black Britons
A major theatre projects takes in the last 500 years of British history.
What is stopping women from cycling?
Why is there such a big gender gap when it comes to cycling?
Women's March: What's changed one year on?
Thousands took part in the demonstration in London on the anniversary of the Women's March.
Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?
Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis.
Why do names matter so much?
In politics and diplomacy, what things are called is important, which is why they often change.
Are modern diesels a serious health hazard?
Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.
How Jeremy Deller is brightening the school day
Contemporary artists are commissioned to create work for schools too busy to visit galleries.
Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?
In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.
Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 in final to take title
Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 to become the first Northern Irishman to win the Masters since Dennis Taylor in 1987.
Garth Crooks' team of the week: Ozil, Aguero, Allen, Mahrez
Whose lack of individual awards leaves Garth "furious"? Who is "an artist" on the pitch? Find out this week's team
Watford: Javi Gracia named head coach after sacking of Marco Silva
Watford name Spaniard Javi Gracia as their new head coach hours after sacking Marco Silva.
Masters: Mark Allen's cheers and Kyren Wilson's tears
Emotions run high as Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 to become the first Northern Irishman to win the Masters since Dennis Taylor in 1987.
Kyle Edmund on Australian Open: 'I have to believe I can win it'
After reaching his first Grand Slam quarter-final, Britain's Kyle Edmund says he has to believe he can win the Australian Open.
Southampton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham miss the chance to move level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool as they are frustrated by Southampton at St Mary's.
European Rugby Champions Cup: Saracens into quarter-finals after Wasps win
Saracens will face Leinster in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup thanks to Wasps' victory over Ulster.
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China flaunts quantum key distribution in-SPAAACE by securing videoconference
<h4>Satellite carries keys to Graz</h4> <p>China has revealed more detail of its much-hyped satellite quantum key distribution network.…</p>
Linux 4.15 becomes slowest release since 2011
<h4>It needs a ninth release candidate, thanks in part to Meltdown and Spectre</h4> <p>Linus Torvalds has decided that Linux 4.15 needs a ninth release candidate, making it the first kernel release to need that much work since 2011.…</p>
Europe waves through Qualcomm's NXP slurp
<h4>Chip-maker promises to play nice with others to secure deal</h4> <p>Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductor has been cleared by European Commission regulators, which makes it pretty much a done deal.…</p>
New Zealand joins the Space Race
<h4>Sunday success for local launchers Rocket Labs</h4> <p>New Zealand has joined the list of spacefaring nations, courtesy of a US-Kiwi startup called Rocket Lab.…</p>
Hey American business, here's how to use blockch ... sorry - we've been shut down
<h4>NIST delays advice and is very, very sorry about 2013 crypto SNAFU</h4> <p><strong>ShmooCon 2018</strong> The political maneuvering that has shut much of the US government has delayed the National Institute of Standards and Technology's planned release of guidance about the risks and rewards of blockchain technology.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Unlocked: The hidden love note on the grave of America's first crypto power-couple
<h4>BAAAB AABBB AAAAA BAAAA AABAA ABBAB ABBAA BAAAA AABAA AAABB AAABB ABAAA BAABA</h4> <p><strong>Shmoocon</strong> Among the 400,000 graves at the Arlington National Cemetery – a solemn US military graveyard in Virginia – lies the final resting place of cryptography pioneers William and Elizebeth Friedman.…</p>
Cyber-coin crackdown continues: Commission charges couple crypto-currency company chiefs concerning 'conned' customers
<h4>Crikey!</h4> <p>The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is the latest financial watchdog to haul into court companies in the virtual currency space.…</p>
Twitter breaks bad news to 677,775 twits: You were duped by Russia
<h4>Election manipulation wasn't as bad as feared – it was worse</h4> <p>Twitter says it will warn hundreds of thousands of tweeters who deliberately or inadvertently interacted with Kremlin bots during the 2016 US presidential election.…</p>
FCC drops idiotic plans to downgrade entire nation's internet speeds
<h4>US regulator won't pretend that mobile networks are equivalent to landlines</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> America's favorite government watchdog – the Federal Communications Commission – has backtracked on plans to downgrade the entire country's internet, agreeing to maintain its current definition of what is broadband speed.…</p>
In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car
<h4>We're not sure why but maybe it will become a thing</h4> <p>While commuter buses ferrying Apple and Google employees have been rerouted to avoid being shot at – <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.sfexaminer.com/apple-google-buses-rerouted-peninsula-apparent-shooting-damages-windows/">reportedly</a> with a pellet gun – GM Cruise has had less success keeping one of its self-driving cars out of harm's way.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
America restarts dodgy spying program – just as classified surveillance abuse memo emerges
<h4>There is literally nothing decent in this story</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> The US Senate reauthorized a controversial NSA spying program on Thursday – and then, because it's 2018 and nothing matters any more, embarked on a partisan battle over a confidential memo that outlines Uncle Sam's alleged abuse of surveillance powers.…</p>
OnePlus minus 40,000 credit cards: Smartmobe store hacked to siphon payment info to crooks
<h4>Chinese biz scrambles to tear down injected theft script</h4> <p>OnePlus today confirmed thieves siphoned tens of thousands of people's credit card numbers from its online store.…</p>
Talk about a positive mental pl-attitude: WD Ultrastars shed disks without hit to capacity
<h4>Revitalises midrange nearline air-filled tech</h4> <p>Western Digital Corp's HGST unit has brought out 4 and 6TB nearline platter-reduced disk drives with an 8TB drive on the way.…</p>
Internet giants removing 70 per cent of reported hate speech, crows European Commission
<h4>But we might still drum up some new regs, so keep it up</h4> <p>Tech firms are removing more hate speech faster than before – so now EU lawmakers want them to improve their feedback to users.…</p>
Is the writing on the wall for on-premises IT? This survey seems to say so
<h4>Suppliers, time to consider that SaaS and/or public cloud angle</h4> <p>Research outfit 451 has run a <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://451research.com/dashboard/customer-insight/voice-of-the-enterprise/voice-of-the-enterprise_digital-pulse">survey</a> that should get the pulses of on-premises IT suppliers beating faster.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Apple: The exclusive sales channel for an, er, AI toothbrush
<h4>White plastic? No Space Grey?</h4> <p>Word reaches us of an, er, AI-driven revolution taking place in dentistry but you’ll only be able to get you hands on Colgate’s Smart Electronic E1 Toothbrush from Apple as it is the exclusive sales channel.…</p>
There are other, legal ways to nab Microsoft emails, privacy groups remind Supremes
<h4>Redmond finds allies in Irish data centre spat</h4> <p>Allowing Uncle Sam to seize emails stored in Microsoft's Irish data centre would violate foreign data protection laws and risk setting a damaging precedent, the US Supreme Court has been told.…</p>
Anglo, French space agencies sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G
<h4>UKSA and CNES buddy up on climate science, Mars missions</h4> <p>The British and French space agencies have agreed to team up on more missions together.…</p>
IBM turns panto villain as The Reg tells readers: 'It's behind you!'
<h4>Hello children, fancy a chat about muck-raking tech rags?</h4> <p>The meltdown in corporate spin at IBM was apparent last week after the flames of publicity were fanned by <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/11/ibm_gts_2018_consult/"><i>The Register</i>'s report</a> on the firm's proposals to redeploy tens of thousands of Global Technology Services staff.…</p>
Court throws out BT's plans to reduce pension rates
<h4>Back to drawing board on £14bn pensions deficit</h4> <p>Plans by BT to cut its huge pension deficit have been thrown out by the High Court in England. The UK's incumbent telco had wanted to shift the rate used to calculate final salary pension payments.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Bigger Blue: Tonic for Ginni as IBM actually does OK in storage
<h4>Four quarters of growth in a row ain't too shabby</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Diving into <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/19/ibm_fy2017_sales_growth/">IBM's fourth-quarter and full-year results</a> show its storage surge has now run a whole year and possibly pushed Dell EMC into a "Refuse to Lose" channel campaign to regain sales momentum.…</p>
Take a bow, TalkTalk, Post Office, Vodafone! You win most-whinged-about telcos award
<h4>Regulator figures show Sky, Tesco users as most content</h4> <p>TalkTalk, Post Office and Vodafone were the most-complained-about telecoms service providers in the UK between July and September 2017, according to an Ofcom report released today.…</p>
Digital mortgage service sounds handy, right? Oh, it's through UK.gov's Verify
<h4>Keys in hands of highly borkable ID gateway</h4> <p>The UK government is cracking on with plans for a digital mortgage service to be launched this year, which will allow borrowers to sign mortgage deeds online via the Government Digital Service's deeply flawed Verify identity programme.…</p>
Make it rain: NetApp sets up Cloud Infrastructure biz unit
<h4>Stuffs portfolio with CI, flash and converged solutions</h4> <p>NetApp is setting up a Cloud Infrastructure business unit, giving it FlexPod, SolidFire and StorageGRID, and hiring a cloud services hotshot to run it.…</p>
Why did I buy a gadget I know I'll never use?
<h4>Just put it under the desk along with all the others</h4> <p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> It could get steamy in here. I have stripped off the layers and am now looking to turn up the heat. I’m looking forward to an afternoon of delightful tenderness with plenty of oohs and aahs.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Delve into the hidden corners of security at CyberThreat18
<h4>New event set to infiltrate QEII</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> If you are a cybersecurity practitioner who feels on top of the latest developments in your field, <a target="_blank" href="https://go.theregister.co.uk/k/cyberthreats2018">CyberThreat18</a> may make you want to think again.…</p>
You may not be a software company, but that isn't an excuse to lame-out at computering
<h4>If pizza delivery, coffee joints and banks can do it, so can you</h4> <p>I don't begrudge organisations who want us to start calling them "software companies". People are free to do whatever they like with such trivial labels, I guess. But the tick of such labelling has always been an annoyance to me.…</p>
Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun
<h4>Jeez, get a grip, Sol!</h4> <p>As the Sun ages and sheds mass, the gravitational pull it exerts on its planets weakens.…</p>
User had no webcam or mic, complained vid conference didn’t work
<h4>European Commission sysadmin offers us tales of Euro-dunderheads</h4> <p><strong>On-Call</strong> Welcome again to On-Call, <i>The Register</i>’s weekly reader-contributed tales of facepalm-worthy failures in the field of tech support.…</p>
Have three WINEs this weekend, because WINE 3.0 has landed
<h4>Wine Is Not an Emulator Windows-on-POSIX software now handles Windows apps on Android</h4> <p>Version 3.0 of Wine Is Not an Emulator – aka WINE – has arrived, and offers all sorts of new emulation-on-Android possibilities.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
.UK overseer Nominet abandons its own charitable foundation – and why this matters
<h4>Non-profit org mutates into investment firm</h4> <p><strong>Special report</strong> Nominet, which runs the UK's domain-name registry, has abandoned its own charitable foundation, raising questions about the organization's direction and accountability.…</p>
Baywatch hero drone saves silly struggling swimmers Down Under from going down under
<h4>Only tits in this drama were the two kids in trouble</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> Australian politicians are claiming a world first after a drone saved two teenagers from drowning in heavy surf.…</p>
Text bomb, text bomb, you're my text bomb! Naughty HTML freezes Messages, Safari, etc
<h4>Apple font code on iOS, macOS knackered by texted link</h4> <p>A specially crafted webpage will knacker Apple's Messages and Safari software on iOS and macOS, allowing miscreants to spread merry mischief by texting fans a link to the dastardly HTML.…</p>
Two things will survive a nuclear holocaust: Cockroaches and crafty URLs like ғасеьоок.com
<h4>Pesky phishing pages using international domain names just won't go away</h4> <p>It's been known for a long while that people can use similar-looking non-Roman characters to create internet addresses that look similar to real ones.…</p>
A380 saved as Emirates orders another 20 planes, plus 16 options
<h4>Airbus says it’ll keep building the behemoth of the skies into the 2030s</h4> <p>Three days after warning the A380 might not have a future, Airbus says it will likely keep making the plane into the 2030s.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Nervy nuke-armed nation fires missile with 5,000km range
<h4>India can hit all of China now. Or Moscow, Athens, USA’s Indian Ocean navy base ...</h4> <p>India has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.…</p>
Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court
<h4>Meanwhile, Bruce Perens wants his legal bills footed</h4> <p>Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://grsecurity.net/index.php">Grsecurity</a> Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/22/grsecurity_defamation_perens_dismissed/">to dismiss</a> the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended.…</p>
IBM lifts its 22-quarter shrinking sales curse: Finally, a whole 1% uptick
<h4>Big Blue exits five-year skid, shares fall on uncertain future</h4> <p>For 22 quarters in a row, IBM's sales have been shrinking. But not any more. In the final three months of 2017, Big Blue's revenues grew 3.5 per cent compared to year-ago quarter, the first such rise in about six years.…</p>
Goodbye Netscaler, Xen. Hello Citrix SD-WAN, Citrix Desktop, Citrix...
<h4>Devs toil away unifying product suites ahead of May rebrand launch</h4> <p><strong>Exclusive</strong> Citrix will try to reinvent itself with integrated cloudy products – and ditch some of its long-standing brands in favor of a naming scheme without the Xen badge it has nurtured for years.…</p>
You get a lawsuit! And you get a lawsuit! And you! Now Apple sued over CPU security flaws
<h4>iGiant up next in the Meltdown-Spectre-sueball-a-palooza</h4> <p>Add Apple to the list of companies facing a legal backlash in the US over the Spectre and Meltdown CPU security fiasco.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Plutus Payroll victims asked to explain themselves to receiver
<h4>Deloitte trying to figure out who to pay first – or maybe who to pay at all</h4> <p>Contractors left out of pocket by the collapse of alleged tax-skimming scammers Plutus Payroll have been asked to provide copious details of their employment history by receiver Deloitte, which appears to have few details of claimants’ status or relationship to Plutus and its associated companies.…</p>
Sad-sack Anon calling himself 'Mr Cunnilingus' online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses
<h4>Electronics tutor's taunts come back to haunt him</h4> <p>An electronics technician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to orchestrating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a former employer and other organizations – and to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a former felon.…</p>
Sili-spurned Valley! No way, San Jose! Amazon snubs SF Bay Area in search for HQ2 city
<h4>Bezos narrows down search for new base to 20 cities, mostly on East Coast</h4> <p>Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities where it wants to build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The Bezos Bunch says it has narrowed down a list of 238 proposals to 19 US cities and one in Canada.…</p>
Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal
<h4>Forex head alleged to have manipulated market in 'front-running' scheme</h4> <p>The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged in the US with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday.…</p>
DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch
<h4>Faces up to AWS, Google with future per-second billing plan</h4> <p>Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing
<h4>UK.gov pays £15,500 in damages after failed fact-check</h4> <p>An asylum seeker has won £15,500 from the UK’s Home Office after it blabbed confidential information about his persecution in his home country - to authorities in the state.…</p>
Scumbag who tweeted vulnerable adults' details is hauled into court
<h4>Kent bloke 'threatened' privacy watchdog that he'd release more</h4> <p>A man from Kent, England, has been prosecuted under the UK's Data Protection Act for leaking sensitive police information on Twitter.…</p>
Someone is touting a mobile, PC spyware platform called Dark Caracal to governments
<h4>Hundreds of gigabytes already slurped, say EFF and Lookout</h4> <p>An investigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and security biz Lookout has uncovered Dark Caracal, a surveillance-toolkit-for-hire that has been used to suck huge amounts of data from Android mobiles and Windows desktop PCs around the world.…</p>
F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg
<h4>Naturally we demanded proof – and we got it</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> What's it like to fly an F-35 fighter jet? We interviewed the chief British test pilot about a uniquely British flying technique – and then had a play with a full cockpit simulator to find out for ourselves.…</p>
DXC confirms veep level shake-up in new world order
<h4>CEO thanks execs for service... more than most get</h4> <p><strong>Exclusive</strong> DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->

Wired News

Does Sony's LF-S50G Speaker Actually Respond To Gestures? Not Really
Sony's LF-S50G is a decent Google Assistant speaker if you can ignore its gesture controls.
President Trump's Fake News Awards Top This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, President Trump announced the winners of the Fake News Awards—with a website that was (briefly) not real.
Want to Avoid Malware on Your Android Phone? Try the F-Droid App Store
Opinion: Researchers from Yale Privacy Lab argue that the scourge of trackers in Android apps means users should stop using the Google Play store.
Self-Driving Cars Mean New Love for the Auto Industry
When Aptiv teams up with BMW, it's like "Intel Inside" but for self-driving cars.
Andreessen Horowitz's Spin Master Built Silicon Valley As You Know It
For decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the world's hottest startups. Now Andreessen Horowitz's secret weapon must reckon with the era of big tech.
Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit
The launch company Rocket Lab sent three small satellites to orbit during a test flight from New Zealand.
Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week
False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news.
Space Photos of the Week: *You* Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH
When NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzes by Jupiter's poles, it manages to snap clear photos at astounding speeds.
Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?
In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education.
USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents
A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.
Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact innovation for years to come.
How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits
Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.
Ford, GM Go All in on Electric Cars, but How Clean Are They?
We did the math.
Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal
Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.
Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust
Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands.
We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too
A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.
Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City
Newark, New Jersey has the highest unemployment rate of any Amazon HQ2 finalist—and the highest tax incentives.
The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One
All you need is a battery, a magnet, and some wires to build your own quasi-fictional submarine drive.
Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
Plus lots of news from CES and the Detroit Auto Show.
The Away Carry-On Suitcase Would Be Great Even If It Weren't Smart
If you must have a smart suitcase, this roller bag from Away is a good one.
This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet
With slate full of movies by and about women, the festival is poised to start a lot of conversations.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future
News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.
Lil Uzi Vert and the Rest of Soundcloud Rap Will Continue to Dominate Music in 2018
Call it "emo rap," call it "Soundcloud rap," but its iconoclasm fuels unbounded creativity.
The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper
A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.
For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours
When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.
Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move
Magnetic north changes by as much as 40 miles per year, and that means signage updates.
How Did President Trump Do on His Physical? It’s Complicated
The answers to impolite but salient questions about personal health aren’t, it turns out, straightforward—for anyone, not just a president.
Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage
New details about Triton malware should put industrial systems and critical infrastructure on notice.
FCC Won't Redefine 'Broadband;' Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide
The FCC backed away from an earlier proposal that would have lowered the threshold for connections to be considered "broadband," and said it had rejected the idea of labeling mobile internet a replacement for home broadband.
Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the *Multiplicity*
The robot revolution we're in the midst of is way more interesting and way less murder-y than science fiction. Call it the multiplicity.

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