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Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider 'serious' UK plans
The PM urges EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a deal, saying talks will not be extended.
Rail: 'Lack of accountability' led to timetable chaos
Poor accountability was to blame for severe rail disruption last May, a regulator has said.
Salisbury incident: Hoax 'likely' to be one line of inquiry
The man who prompted Sunday’s major incident after ‘falling ill’ at a restaurant once hoaxed Prince Charles.
New York inmate's golf drawings lead to exoneration in murder
Valentino Dixon, whose art featured in a golf magazine, is a free man after 27 years behind bars.
Storm Ali: 100mph winds leave trail of destruction
Flights fail to land and trees and trampolines are pulled from the ground, as high winds cause devastation in UK and Ireland.
Ian Paisley: DUP MP keeps seat after recall petition
The DUP MP keeps his seat after less than 10% of his constituents sign a petition to force a by-election.
'£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts' ahead in England
Councils bosses warn some authorities may have to be stripped back to the minimum to save money.
Storm Ali: Clean-up begins after severe winds lash UK
Efforts to clear railway lines and roads, and to restore power to homes, are continuing.
Trump on Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'
In his fiercest attack yet on Jeff Sessions, the US president says he is "very disappointed".
Three water companies warned by watchdog
The Consumer Council for Water tells firms to improve customer service and reduce complaints.
Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high
Firefighters encountered the swirling blaze in Vanderhoof, BC, while battling wildfires in the area.
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84
The African-American ballet dancer rose from poverty in Harlem to achieve global success.
Paper review: 'Off the Rails' and May's warning to EU
Thursday's papers focus on an inquiry into Britain's railways and this year's new timetable chaos.
My holiday with the Afghan mujahideen
A man's neighbour invited him on holiday to war zone in Afghanistan for an extraordinary experience.
The daring Allied plan to defeat the Nazis
The daring Allied parachute drop to win WW2
Jelly treats for dementia sufferers
After his grandmother was hospitalised, Lewis invented a hydrating treat for people with dementia.
Cane toad DNA breakthrough 'may help stop' toxic pest
It may help stop the animal's rapid and destructive march across Australia, researchers say.
Justin Bieber serenades fiancee outside Buckingham Palace
The Canadian singer was spotted busking outside Buckingham Palace in London.
Cycling land speed: Denise Mueller-Korenek breaks world record
Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at a 183.932 mph average, the take-off speed of a large jet.
In Pictures: South Korea's Moon Jae-in attends Pyongyang Mass Games
South Korea's president attended the events at Pyongyang's May Day stadium during his visit.
The Gateshead artist whose work makes you look twice
"It's about creating an illusion whereby you don't know which item is real and which is a drawing".
#KindrGrindr: Gay dating app launches anti-racism campaign
The gay dating app launches its #KindrGrindr campaign to encourage more tolerance among users.
Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US
Researchers in the US will release a 3D image on Friday before a planned excavation in 2019.
BBC News Channel
BBC coverage of latest developments
Spanish flu: 'We didn't know who we'd lose next'
Psychosis, murder and suicide - how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.
Martin Sellner: The new face of the far right in Europe
He's the far right's newest poster boy – but Martin Sellner’s insistence that his far-right group is non-violent doesn’t have everyone convinced.
Bringing Shakespeare's neglected women out of the shadows
The Bard gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other female character, and more than King Lear.
Top 10 tips for starting at university
Graduates and older students offer their top tips for starting at university.
'We haven't had sex in three years'
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.
Hologram phone calls - sci-fi or serious possibility?
With 5G, experts say we could enjoy virtual reality in HD on our mobiles and even project holographics.
The secret life of a female bodyguard
Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.
Are drink-driving limits too high?
How are the limits on how much alcohol you can drink set?
'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road
A Korean church hiding from looming 'global famine' in Fiji is facing growing allegations of abuse.
Man City 1-2 Lyon
Manchester City make a poor start to their Champions League campaign as the Premier League champions are beaten at home by Lyon.
Young Boys 0-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba scores two in comfortable win
Paul Pogba scores twice as Manchester United open their Champions League Group B campaign with a comfortable win over Young Boys in Bern.
Formula 1: Is Kimi Raikkonen right to stay in F1? - Jolyon Palmer
Is Kimi Raikkonen right to stay on in F1 at the expense of a log-jam of younger talent dreaming of a seat on the grid?
England's Ben Stokes & Alex Hales named in ODI squad for Sri Lanka series
Ben Stokes and Alex Hales are included in England's one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka, after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute.
Valencia 0-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but Italians still win
Cristiano Ronaldo is sent off but Juventus still claim an important win at Valencia in their opening Champions League game.
Russia doping ban: Wada tried to help Rusada lift ban in May
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) proposed a compromise with Russia in May that would allow a suspension of its anti-doping agency (Rusada) to be lifted.
Naomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets at Pan Pacific Open
Japan's Naomi Osaka beats Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets at the Pan Pacific Open, her first match since winning the US Open.
Brexit: Why champagne has become an issue
The BBC's Adam Fleming asks whether well-known brands might have to change their names after Brexit.
Brexit: What does Germany's media think?
In addition to assigning blame, there are concerns about Brexit's effect on economies at home and abroad.
Brexit negotiations: Try our chatbot for more focus on the issues
Questions and clear responses to the big questions about the UK's departure from the UK.
Scissors, single-markets and subsidies: Brexit in the hairdressers
A remainer cuts a leaver's hair, and vice-versa - can they get along?
Speed dating Brexit-style
Believe in Brexit at first sight? Three pairs chat about how Brexit will affect their lives.
What a 'no deal' means for Rotterdam
Europe's largest port plans to employ more than 900 extra customs staff to deal with any extra checks needed.
What British people think about Brexit now
With six months to go until Brexit, opinions on the subject remain sharply divided.
Brexit: What do French people think?
Divorce settlements and racing off a cliff are just some of the ways the French media has given its views on Brexit.
Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, after the 2016 referendum.
Reality Check: Is the UK ready for Brexit?
Reality Check unpacks a new report on the UK's Brexit progress.
Reality Check: The Irish border problem
Could the European Research Group's suggestions for the Northern Ireland border work?
Why is Brexit taking sooo long?
A quick guide to Brexit and why it seems to be taking so long for the UK to leave the European Union.
Birmingham's Brexit concerns
Jon Kay asks voters in Birmingham what they want to know about the UK's plans to leave the European Union.
Last call for Nevada’s brothels?
Brothels have been legal in Nevada since 1971 - but could they face the axe?
Josef Frantisek: The Battle of Britain's Czech hero
Not all the Battle of Britain pilots were British. A new film celebrates the Polish 303 Squadron - and its sole Czech pilot, Josef Frantisek.
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Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations
<h4>International hunt for American bod after he skips flight home</h4> <p>Cody Wilson, notorious for publishing 3D-printed gun designs online, is believed to be holed up in Taiwan after US cops suspected him of sexually assaulting an underage teenager.…</p>
Upgrade without tears: Download the Windows 10 crash course eBook
<h4>Learn everything you need to know about company deployment</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> Although Windows 10 has been on the scene since 2015, users were at first reluctant to abandon their familiar and usable Windows 7 for the attractions of the bigger and better operating system.…</p>
Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers
<h4>UK watchdog demands max penalty after security snafu</h4> <p>The UK's privacy watchdog wants to fine Equifax £500,000 ($660,000) after hackers siphoned off 15 million Brits' info from the credit-score agency's databases.…</p>
Big Cable tells US government: Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds – just give us the money
<h4>Consumer groups beg to differ</h4> <p>Big cable companies have told the federal government that "now's not the time" to talk about US internet speeds; despite a new program that will pay them billions of dollars to expand broadband access across the country, and a new proposal that put even more money in their pockets.…</p>
Garbage collection – in SPAAACE: Net snaffles junk in first step to clean up Earth's orbiting litter
<h4>EU-funded gizmo clings to trash like a face hugger</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> Scientists have managed to capture a small floating human-made satellite using a net deployed from a spacecraft orbiting the Earth for the first time.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Holy macaroni! After months of number-crunching, behold the strongest material in the universe: Nuclear pasta
<h4>Probably cost a pretty PENNE to run that physics simulation</h4> <p>Good luck sinking your teeth into nuclear pasta. For one it’ll be tricky to get a hold of since it’s the stuff lodged inside neutron stars. Additionally, it may also be the universe’s strongest material.…</p>
FCC's 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway – expert
<h4>One-size-fits-all pricing in America will expand, not narrow, digital divide</h4> <p>The latest effort by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand 5G networks across the United States is little more than a cash giveaway to large telcos and will grow, rather than close, the digital divide.…</p>
Patch for EE's 4G Wi-Fi mini modem nails local privilege escalation flaw
<h4>Better update if you leave your laptop unattended in public...</h4> <p>Telco EE's Mini Wi-Fi modem needs to be updated with a recently issued patch.…</p>
Heads up: Get ready to tune in live and watch us probe insider threats menacing today's IT
<h4>Your video guide to locking down systems – and then fire questions our way</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> On September 26 at 10:00 PT / 11:00 MT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST <a target="_blank" href="https://whitepapers.theregister.co.uk/paper/view/6748/mis-behaving-the-evolution-of-the-insider-threat">we're broadcasting live</a> with an exploration of insider threats to enterprises and other organizations.…</p>
Effortful, tiresome, laborious: Couchbase says latest data platform release can sack off ETL
<h4>NoSQL database biz promises to 'keep it simple' for enterprises after real-time analytics</h4> <p>NoSQL database biz Couchbase has promised administrators its latest release will allow them to ditch the laborious extract, transform and load (ETL) process, and analyse info directly from the database.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
A spot of Python in your Azure automation? Step right this way, sir
<h4>Python 2 support for runbooks slithers out of preview</h4> <p>Microsoft this week <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/python2-azure-automation/">announced</a> something that may have surprised a few devs who'd seen it lurking in Azure for a while – Python 2 support has finally moved out of preview for Azure runbooks.…</p>
National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe
<h4>Turing-Welchman machine to do its thing – with original wartime operator present</h4> <p>The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is going to fire up its replica Enigma code-breaker to decrypt encoded messages sent from Poland – with an original wartime Bombe operator supervising the process.…</p>
IT bods, beware! AWS claims Storage Gateway appliance doesn't need you to manage it
<h4>And I heard a great voice saying: Behold, the hybrid tabernacle is with men</h4> <p>AWS has wheeled out a hardware appliance for feeding hybrid clouds to non-techies – a pre-loaded Dell EMC box for its Storage Gateway.…</p>
Microsoft's collaboration software Teams works on its collaboration hardware Surface Hub
<h4>Coming soon to a massive jumped-up whiteboard near you</h4> <p>Microsoft has finally made its Teams collaborative software available for the big-bastard-screen Surface Hub.…</p>
Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase
<h4>Brings new meaning to try before you buy</h4> <p>Anyone that’s ever had a penchant for using their buttocks to test the ripeness of a peach, plum or squash in a supermarket pre-purchase might have some sympathy for a US chap that was arrested for allegedly doing just that.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Why waste away in a cubicle when you could be a goddamn infosec neuromancer on £50k*?
<h4>Basically what UK.gov is selling as it moves to plug skills gap</h4> <p>The UK government is expanding a programme that aims to get more Brits to consider careers in information security.…</p>
Brits pay £490m extra for mobes they already own – Citizens Advice
<h4>4 million people keep paying for contracts that include handset charges</h4> <p>Brits forked out £490m extra on their last mobile phone contract because of bundled handset charges that continued long after the device was paid for, Citizens Advice has said.…</p>
Microsoft Azure gains Availability Zones and Immutable Blobs
<h4>It's WORM storage all round as Immutability goes to General Availability</h4> <p>Microsoft has announced two more Azure availability zones and hit the red button on Immutable Storage in what must have been a breathless few days for its Azure team.…</p>
Mobile, on wheels, or in the cloud... how do you want to do AI?
<h4>Whatever you choose, you can learn more at MCubed</h4> <p><strong>Events</strong> Machine learning and artificial intelligence have moved out of the realms of academia into the world of real business – and the myriad applications and platforms that implies.…</p>
Mickey D serves up stump speech to settle sceptical investors
<h4>We've got a $90bn run rate, never mind the debt</h4> <p>Michael Dell has touted his behemoth's performance in a pitch supporting the company's return to the stock exchange.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland
<h4>Funds to be held in escrow as govt appeals EU 'state aid' ruling</h4> <p>Apple has paid the Irish government €14.3bn in back taxes after the European Commission ruled that arrangements between the pair had broken the state aid rules.…</p>
When should I run backup, robot overlord? Autonomous Hadoop and NoSQL backup is now a thing
<h4>Imanis Data bets data management farm on backupbot</h4> <p>Machine learning data management company <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/24/look_what_we_have_in_our_storage_kit_bag/">Imanis Data</a> has introduced an autonomous backup product powered by machine learning.…</p>
Who ate all the PII? Not the blockchain, thankfully
<h4>GDPR be praised, new product keeps personally identifiable information off the chain</h4> <p>Dutch security firm Gemalto has said its blockchain product, slated to pilot later this year, will keep personal data off the blockchain.…</p>
Dive into the ecosystem of the future at Arm TechCon 2018 – and save cash with El Reg
<h4>Catch up with new developments – plus get a reader discount on your ticket</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> Back for its 14th consecutive year, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.armtechcon.com/">Arm TechCon</a> is the essential event showcasing all the latest advances in the Arm architecture that underpins everything from silicon design to software development and internet of things (IoT) solutions.…</p>
London tipped to lead European data market. Yes, despite Brexit!
<h4>Report puts English capital ahead, Frankfurt close behind</h4> <p>London will remain the most important European market for data, according to a report from data centre giant Equinix – even with Brexit looming and Frankfurt catching up.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room
<h4>No doubt this'll be used to sell data to advertisers</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> Wireless network gear can be used to estimate the number of people hidden behind walls, according to fresh research out of America.…</p>
SAP claims to be first Euro biz to get seriously ethical about AI code
<h4>Can intelligent robots bribe govt officials for contracts? Asking for... a friend</h4> <p>SAP has created an AI ethics panel to guide its use of machine-learning technology. If only it had a similar committee for fraud allegations: it might have avoided the corruption scandal engulfing it in South Africa.…</p>
Click your heels, um, mouse thrice and you've quickly got Ubuntu on Hyper-V in Win 10 Pro
<h4>Thumbs up for integrated clipboard, the rest... er, well...</h4> <p>Windows 10 users have yet another way to run Linux, thanks to tighter integration between Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.…</p>
Vodafone sues Ofcom to reclaim 'overpaid' mobe spectrum fees
<h4>EE set it up, now Voda's shooting for goal</h4> <p>Vodafone has taken UK comms watchdog Ofcom to the High Court in England to reclaim overpaid spectrum access charges imposed by the telecoms regulator in 2015.…</p>
'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU
<h4>Surprise, surprise: Investigation finds Uber placed a load of bloke-only ads</h4> <p>Facebook is under fire for allowing companies to allegedly unfairly post on the social network job ads specifically for men – and not women.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament
<h4>With an election due in May, clock is ticking</h4> <p>The Australian government has rushed forward its proposed anti-encryption legislation, a mere week after a public consultation into the rules closed.…</p>
Trump pulls trigger in US-China tit-for-tat tariff tiff: 10% slapped on $200bn of imported kit
<h4>Yet it seems Tim Cook's kit is the Apple of the president's eye</h4> <p>US President Donald Trump has slapped 10 per cent import tariffs on US$200bn of gear arriving in America from China.…</p>
Judge: Georgia's e-vote machines are awful – but go ahead and use them
<h4>US court says no time to get paper ballots in place for November – eek!</h4> <p>A US judge has OK'd the use of paperless electronic voting machines in Georgia – despite being "gravely concerned" about the state's ability to defend them from hackers.…</p>
DNSSEC in a click: Cloudflare tries to crack uptake inertia
<h4>Meanwhile global key rollover is confirmed for October 11</h4> <p>Cloudflare is offering DNSSEC in a single click.…</p>
US State Department confirms: Unclassified staff email boxes hacked
<h4>Pompeo's peeps get free credit monitoring after some inboxes cracked open, data swiped</h4> <p>The US State Department has confirmed one of its email systems was attacked, potentially exposing the personal information of some of its employees.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft tries a thinking cap on its cloud – voila, Dynamics 365 gets AI!
<h4>Also in news that will shock no one: HoloLens headgear a must, says Redmond</h4> <p>Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 got a tickling by AI on Tuesday as the software giant announced new applications aimed at sales and those at the pointy end of customer service, as well as mixed reality demoware creeping closer to reality.…</p>
'I am admin' bug turns WD's My Cloud boxes into Everyone's Cloud
<h4>Western Digital NAS machines vulnerable to hijacking via HTTP cookies</h4> <p>Miscreants can potentially gain admin-level control over Western Digital's My Cloud gear via an HTTP request over the network or internet.…</p>
GG n00b lol! Amazon frags support for its own games controllers
<h4>Game over for gaming strategy that seems to be on Fire, literally</h4> <p>In a bold move, Amazon has ended support for its own games controllers on its own streaming box.…</p>
Nutanix shares briefly wobble over Google server appliance fears
<h4>What if someone else owns someone else's computer?</h4> <p>Despite Google's claims that it isn't building a private cloud product, its partner Nutanix's shares took a 10 per cent dive when word got out.…</p>
Kick-Kaas: NetApp gobbles cloudy Kubernetes upstart StackPointCloud
<h4>CEO to stay on as NetApp Kubernetes takes to the skies</h4> <p>NetApp has snapped up Kubernetes botherer StackPointCloud for an undisclosed sum in a deal that heralds the creation of the inspiringly named NetApp Kubernetes.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Biz! Formerly! Known! As! Yahoo! Settles! Data! Breach! Cases! To! The! Tune! Of! $47m!
<h4>Didja think we'd get rid of the exclaims just 'cos you're Altaba now?</h4> <p>The company formerly known as Yahoo<i>!</i> is close to settling cases related to the mammoth data security breach it covered up almost four years ago at a cost of around $47m.…</p>
Early bird access to .NET Framework 4.8? Microsoft, you spoil us
<h4>Old dog still has life in it yet</h4> <p>Not to be outdone by its upstart open-source sibling, .NET Core, the team behind the venerable .NET Framework has put out an Early Access version of version 4.8 with toys aplenty for developers.…</p>
Scrapping UK visa cap on nurses, doctors opened Britain's doors to IT workers
<h4>Gov should ditch 'arbitrary' figure altogether – campaigners</h4> <p>The number of overseas IT workers turned away from jobs they were offered in the UK fell 68 per cent in the month after the UK government removed nurses and doctors from an immigration cap.…</p>
Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown
<h4>'No reason to believe' customer deets compromised</h4> <p>The Brit limb of unfortunately named and reassuringly expensive domestic appliance maker Smeg is up on its feet again after being hacked.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere
<h4>If you're resisting x86, Lenovo has some current deals for you</h4> <p>Carlyle Group-backed Ampere Computing, run by ex-Intel president Renée James, says it is, at last, shipping its 64-bit Arm-compatible server processor.…</p>
First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum
<h4>Feeling old yet?</h4> <p>The first passenger Boeing 777 built is being flown to a museum today, having spent the last quarter of a century ferrying bods from A to B.…</p>
C'mon, biz: Give white hats a chance to tell you how screwed you are
<h4>... before black hats prove it</h4> <p>There have never been more white-hat researchers hunting for vulnerabilities on internet-facing systems and yet barely any organisations provide a way for them to report the issues they find.…</p>
Cloudflare invites folk to dabble in the 'distributed web' with InterPlanetary File System gateway
<h4>Five billion pages on open-source project, just like the original World Wide Web</h4> <p>Cloudflare has decided the four-year-old InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) project looks strong enough to warrant a little love, and has launched a gateway to allow the IPFS-curious to try out the "distributed web" protocol.…</p>
TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear
<h4>Finally said yes to HTTPS</h4> <p>The UK's TV Licensing agency has admitted that 25,000 viewers were induced into sending their bank details over an insecure connection.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
The Reg chats with Voyager Imaging Team member Dr Garry E Hunt
<h4>Register hack learns the benefits of brimming the tank before flight</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> It has been 41 years since the Voyager spacecraft left Earth to explore the outer solar system and, eventually, interstellar space. For the sole Brit on the Voyager imaging team, that journey began even earlier, in the 1960s, at Oxford University.…</p>

Wired News

How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency
HTC starts filling in the details of its so-called blockchain smartphone, expected to launch later this year.
Wildlife Detective Uses DNA to Link Stolen Ivory to Big Cartels
A new method looks at the DNA of elephant tusks to pinpoint the crime networks behind disparate stashes of poached ivory.
DIY Gun Activist Cody Wilson Accused of Child Sexual Assault
A Texas court issued a warrant for the Defense Distributed founder's arrest on Wednesday.
Jon M. Chu Shot This Short Film Entirely on an iPhone XS Max
The _Crazy Rich Asians_ director shot a kinetic short for WIRED titled _Somewhere_, and he did the whole thing on a new iPhone.
John Deere Just Cost Farmers Their Right to Repair
The California Farm Bureau has given away the right of farmers to fix their equipment without going through a dealer.
The Alt-Right Are Savvy Internet Users. Stop Letting Them Surprise You
A new study from Data & Society reveals how reactionary, far-right commentators have built an alternative media ecosystem on YouTube: by using the platform exactly as intended.
PlayStation Classic: Release Date, Price, Specs, How to Pre-Order
Sony’s upcoming throwback console promises to include such hits as Final Fantasy VII and Ridge Racer.
The Physics of a Star Wars Bomber Dropping Bombs in Space
The Empire Strikes Back brought us the TIE bomber—and new physics questions to try to solve.
Captain Marvel and the Long, Strange History of Female Superhero Names
Captain Marvel used to be a dude. Captain Marvel also used to be Ms. Marvel. It's comics; it's complicated.
Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science
Opinion: As the work of biologists and computer scientists converge, algorithmic secrets are increasingly found in nature
Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool
The first car's in the "Icona" line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari's post-war racers.
The Case for Expensive Antibiotics
A rogue pharmaceutical company ramped up the cost of a common antibiotic by 400 percent. While the medical community is irate, could high prices make antibiotics worth investing in?
The Best Accessories for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
Gear up with everything you’ll want for your iPhone—from Airpods to headphone dongles.
This Supple, Squishy Robo-Jellyfish Can Explore Ocean Reefs
A new robotic jellyfish can squeeze through holes smaller than its body size.
For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices
A wave of new programming tools promises to make developers' lives easier. But the turbulence makes it hard to stay current.
Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Be Still My Heart
The bigger screen and beefed-up sensors bring the Apple Watch to the next level.
A DOJ Probe Into Elon's Tweets Could Spell Yet More Trouble for Tesla
The reported criminal probe is likely in its early stages, but darkens an already gloomy sky gathering over Elon Musk's automaker.
Twitter's Chronological Timeline Will Save Us From Ourselves
Twitter announced it’s giving users more control over their timelines just in time for tweets about Toad.
The Collateral Damage of Trump's Extreme Declassifications
Trump has the legal right to make public whatever documents he chooses. But he's going to cause untold damage in the process.
'Captain Marvel' Trailer: The Next MCU Movie Will Pummel You with '90s Nostalgia
The MCU wants to take you back to the days of Blockbuster and beepers.
QAnon Is Trying to Trick Facebook’s Meme-Reading AI
How should Facebook balance transparency about its automated systems with security?
The Mirai Botnet Architects Are Now Fighting Crime With the FBI
In 2016, three friends created a botnet that nearly broke the internet. Now, they're helping the feds catch cybercriminals of all stripes.
It's the Emmy Awards That Need a 'Popular' Category, Not the Oscars
A lot of great shows came up empty-handed last night; others weren't nominated at all. Here's an idea: Let's celebrate TV we *talk* about.
ACLU Says Facebook Ads Let Employers Favor Men Over Women
Charge filed with the EEOC says employers can discriminate by targeting ads at men and excluding women.
How Audi's Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors
From kilowatt-hours to horsepower to acceleration times, see how the E-tron SUV compares to similar offerings from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and others.
Still Smarting From Uber, Cities Wise up About Scooter Data
Most cities felt powerless to extract concessions from Uber and Lyft. Now that scooters are here, they've learned their lesson—and toughened up.
Gillette's Heated Razor Warms Your Face While You Shave
Costing $150 and launching on Indiegogo, the Heated Razor isn't anything like what you're used to.
Things Break and Decay on the Internet—That's a Good Thing
The Wayback Machine reveals that the internet is frail and unsteady, like all human endeavors. And when things fail, they are replaced.
Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance
“Turnkey tyranny” has never been closer. For some communities, it feels like it’s already here.
Mr. Know-It-All on Honesty and Social Media
A Wired retro item, from the 25th anniversary issue

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