1 month 1 week ago
Google Toolbar is dead, but we took it out for one last spin before it died.
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1 month 1 week ago
Researchers can finally see how protein structures contort in response to light.
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1 month 1 week ago
AWS' Aleksander Kubica defeated Seneca Meeks from Google Quantum AI in the final match
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Dealmaster also has discounts on 4K TVs, Apple gift cards, and tons of video games.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
The latest version greatly improves surfing on larger mobile screens.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Unleash elbow drops and dropkicks as you leap across streets and scale rooftops.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Catherine de' Medici and Elizabeth I also secured some letters with spiral locks.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
The update also enables Firefox 94's Site Isolation by default.
Samuel Axon
1 month 2 weeks ago
“We just can’t have a reasonable conversation anymore," Illinois Rep. Carroll said.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Health officials struggle to understand a court ruling the state AG refuses to appeal.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Seeing is believing. Critical Log4j vulnerability is an Internet-wide threat.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Xbox maker dangled possibility of "exclusive AAA titles" streaming on iOS.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
Priciest tier supports MacBook Air's and 13-inch MacBook Pro's native resolution.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
UK court accepts US assurances about how Assange will be treated in prison.
Jon Brodkin
1 month 2 weeks ago
Drivers will be able to take their eyes off the road at speeds of up to 37 mph.
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1 month 2 weeks ago
"We hope to have it in place at the museum in April."
Eric Berger
1 month 2 weeks ago
Lenovo's IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro has just enough tricks up its sleeve to make it stand out against similarly priced machines.
Scharon Harding
1 month 2 weeks ago
With a live-action template in place, sequel seems more confident... and Knuckles.
Sam Machkovech
1 month 2 weeks ago
And meeting the Aes Sedai leader is exciting in more ways than one.
Andrew Cunningham
1 month 2 weeks ago
From new to old, nonfiction to coffee-table books—we give some recs for your TBR list.
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1 month 1 week ago
In 2020, after a four-year wait, Apple finally updated the iPhone SE to… the iPhone SE. Hanging on to the same name is a little confusing—Apple differentiates the new model when necessary by calling it the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, but most people either call it the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2. Whatever you […]
1 month 1 week ago
It’s looking more and more like Apple’s next big thing won’t be something that fits in your pocket or a bag. Rather it could be another wearable device. Analysts Ming Chi-Kuo said in November that Apple’s “goal is to replace the ‌iPhone‌ with AR in 10 years.” Here’s everything we know so far about Apple’s […]
1 month 1 week ago
Nvidia on Thursday announced updates to its GeForce Now game streaming service that vastly improves the experience for M1 Mac users. The key update is that members of the GeForce RTX 3080 tier can now play at 1600p resolution, the native resolution of the M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. GeForce Now is a service for Mac (and […]
1 month 1 week ago
Use your energy to improve yourself by studying something that’s as useful as it is interesting. The Black Friday Mega Lifetime Bundle gives you 3 huge eLearning platforms to study over 1,000 different courses, and it comes with a VPN to protect your data when you’re browsing during study breaks. The Black Friday Mega Lifetime Bundle: […]
1 month 1 week ago
If you’re the type of person who likes to keep your life in order, then you’re aware of the limitations of most scheduling apps. If you’re the type who wishes they could keep their life in order, you’re aware of your own limitations when it comes to scheduling appointments. Whether you love organization or desperately […]
1 month 1 week ago
For nearly two decades, FastScripts has been an AppleScript concierge, helping fill in the gaps in making AppleScripts a convenient part of desktop and application workflows and providing an effective replacement to Apple’s Script menu. If you use AppleScripts extensively, FastScripts is the app you didn’t know you needed. Once installed, you’ll wonder why you […]
1 month 1 week ago
The Focus feature Apple introduced in this fall’s operating system updates to encompass Do Not Disturb and Driving modes has its detractors, like Macworld’s Jason Cross, who argues it requires too much effort to manage. (Read his critique at “Apple’s Focus mode is too complicated. Here’s how to make it better.”) A case in point—and […]
1 month 1 week ago
If you’ve been using iOS 15 for a while, you probably stumbled upon the return of the magnifying glass for selecting text. What you might not know is that there’s an even cooler way to get the cursor exactly where you want it to go. While you would normally tap within the text you want […]
1 month 1 week ago
With 2021 coming to a close, we’re looking ahead to what Apple has in store for 2022. And it could be a tremendous 12 months. The latest rumors say Apple is planning to update nearly every product it makes, with five new iPhone models, three Apple Watches, a redesigned MacBook Air with the M2 chip, […]
1 month 1 week ago
We’ve heard a lot of stories over the past several months about how protective Apple is of its App Store guidelines and, more importantly, commission, but this one might take the cake. According to a series of emails disclosed as part of the Epic Games trial, Microsoft was willing to bring exclusive triple-A Xbox games […]
1 month 1 week ago
Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be over, but it’s not unusual for the deals to continue right through the holiday season and into January. If you’re looking to gift Apple products this December, or even looking to buy for yourself, Macworld has scoured the web for the best prices on everything from Macs to […]
1 month 1 week ago
Apple’s newest AirPods have only been out for a short time, but we’ve already got a great deal on them: Costco is selling the newest AirPods for $140, slashing $35 off the price and promising to deliver them in time for Christmas. Amazon has matched the price but says they won’t arrive until December 30. […]
1 month 1 week ago
Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. The service launched on November 1, 2019, and has been steadily releasing original content ever since. The COVID pandemic had […]
1 month 1 week ago
Gaming subscription services are all the rage now, but Apple Arcade isn’t quite like Google Stadia or Xbox Live. So if you’ve got questions about it, we’ve got plenty of answers. Updated 12/10/21: Splitter Critters+ is now available. What is Apple Arcade? Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AppleTV […]
1 month 1 week ago
It’s common for Apple to start beta-testing a new version of iOS just a day or two after the previous version is released. And sure enough, iOS 15.2 began its beta test period just a day after iOS 15.1 was released on October 25. Apple has released the final candidate for iOS 15.2 meaning the […]
1 month 1 week ago
The latest version of the Mac operating system is called macOS Monterey. Version 12 was introduced at WWDC21 and is now available to the general public. This page collects all our major articles about macOS Monterey: FAQs and feature guides, how-tos, tips, updates, and news. It’s your one-stop shop for all the macOS Monterey-related content […]
1 month 1 week ago
The internet does two things really well: it gives you access to a wealth of information and people, and it absorbs the personal browsing data from all of those people and uses it however it wants. If you want to keep the connection without losing privacy, then you should take a look at The Language […]
1 month 1 week ago
Happy Cutmas, everyone! Yes, it’s that time of year again as Bloomberg (the outfit that ran the highly refuted story “The Big Hack”) is here to remind us to put some cookie cutters out for Father Cutmas. “Apple Tells Suppliers iPhone Demand Has Slowed as Holidays Near” Okay, well, surprise, we get these stories every […]
1 month 1 week ago
The environment you work in and think has a huge impact on your learning and productivity. This is why it’s harder to work at a party than it is in an office. WiredVibe Personalized Music for Focus: Lifetime Subscription takes that environmental control to the next level and can give you a huge boost to your productivity, […]
1 month 1 week ago
Apple’s approach to major software updates has changed a bit over the past couple of years. Once upon a time, the company would roll out one big update then do smaller point releases over the next year or two to fix bugs and occasionally add minor features, followed by a long life of security updates. […]
1 month 2 weeks ago
Plus: DeepMind's latest language model research and more

Clearview’s controversial facial recognition technology is getting closer to being patented by the US Patent and Trademark Office.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
'We will eventually learn'

PCs with 5G connectivity could face issues that include international roaming support, but T-Mobile is working through those issues, in addition to figuring out what data plans may look like.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
El Reg maps the tributaries

Red Hat has released CentOS Stream 9, the first major version since the company badly shook its community by announcing it was ending traditional CentOS a year ago.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
The boss isn't too busy to be named

Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang continues inventing, as if his role in the rise of GPUs wasn't enough.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Introducing Ventoy

Friday FOSS Fest Ventoy is a free tool that turns any USB key into a multi-boot wonder.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
PWC report shows long list of missed opportunities to shut out extortion crims

Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) was almost paralysed by ransomware after a single user opened a malicious file attached to a phishing email, a consultancy's damning report has revealed.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
CFO now ruling the roost as mortgage biz reportedly delays SPAC sale

Better CEO Vishal Garg, best-known for firing 900 employees over one giant Zoom call, is taking time off work while the company hires a third-party to perform a “leadership and cultural assessment.”…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Not great, not terrible

Cloud software biz Hashicorp hit the markets this week with an initial public offering priced at $80 per share after which its stock enjoyed a modest rise as investors cracked open their wallets.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Thank goodness he didn't make a diversion for Coco Pops

A German employer has been left on the hook after a worker slipped and broke his back on the "commute" from his bed to the home office.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
El Reg, as ever, helps you to get back in the game

Debian is having problems with a current version of Firefox that leaves users with a dangerously outdated browser.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Prepare to have a very busy weekend of mitigating and patching

An unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in Apache's Log4j Java-based logging tool is being actively exploited, researchers have warned after it was used to execute code on Minecraft servers.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Forget software-as-a-hostage! Customers have more choice when it comes to servers, networking, storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's multi-year efforts to remain relevant against the onslaught of cloud giants hinges on convincing resellers to back its as-a-service (aaS) sales model, and yet progress continues to be painfully slow.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
That time Rootkitting for Dummies might as well have been in Microsoft's Plus! Pack

Retired Microsoft engineer, Dave Plummer, offered a blast from the past last week with a look back at the infamous Sony Windows "rootkit" scandal.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Payment over Mark Hurd dispute hits figures as Ellison bigs up cloud ERP

Oracle sales increased nearly 6 per cent to hit $10.4bn in its Q2 results for fiscal 2022, but the company made a loss due in part to a dispute relating to a former CEO.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Brace yourself, now come years of appeals

Julian Assange will be sent stateside for trial on criminal charges after the US government won an appeal against an earlier court order that released him from the threat of extradition.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Microsoft merch of Christmas Past up for grabs

FREE STUFF With the season of giving upon us, the cupboards of Vulture Central are being cleared out and long-forgotten items found that might be of use to our readership. Just think of us as tech tat peddling Gumtree.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Readers have their say

Register debate It is entirely human and in some senses desirable to eliminate as much of the complexity out of the IT stack as makes sense. And it is also entirely human to be accepting of the need for choice and to acknowledge the necessary frustration of complexity.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Pat McGovern knew his way around a trash can

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Spies in space are watching me as I take a shower.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Taming the multi-tentacled IT beast with spoofing, shell scripts, and a bit of C

On Call It's another tale from the world of telephony where everything goes wrong in this week's On Call.…

1 month 2 weeks ago
Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer's two year mission will check out polarization of black holes, neutrons and other celestial objects

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission into orbit from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.…