10th December 2011 Archive
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Time to put it to sleep?
In one of its quieter launches, Microsoft has made Silverlight 5 available for download, and rumors suggest this may be the last major upgrade for the code. Among the full list of improvements are hardware decoding of H.264 unprotected content using the GPU, support for 64-bit browsers and a rewritten graphics stack using …
Software 10 Dec 01:02
Xmas Gift Guide Line up your holiday entertainment
With the likes of Bulletstorm, Gears of War 3 and Frozen Synapse narrowly missing out on my annual list of top ten games, it would seem 2011 has been a pretty decent year for videogames. The vulture-eyed Reg reader will, however, notice the list is dominated by sequels and franchises – for which I make no apologies. It's …
reghardware 10 Dec 08:00
QuotW Plus: 'Stewardess REAMED ME OUT'. Ooer
Water once flowed on Mars, we learned this week, and we also found that dinosaurs were bigger than previously thought and, about 100 million years before them, the sea was home to more terrifying all-seeing stalk-eyed monsters. Speaking of dinosaurs, there has been fresh pressure on Steve Ballmer to step aside as CEO of …
Bootnotes 10 Dec 10:00
- Acorn founder: SIXTH WAVE of tech will wash away Apple, Intel
- Analysis BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook
- Comment Mobile tech destroys the case for the HS2 £multi-beellion train set
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun