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The Register breaking news

Obama woos Masters of the (Tech) Universe

Every US president has his photo moment: JFK's was the Cuban Missile Crisis, Reagan's the Berlin Wall, and Bush II the unfortunate Mission Accomplished. Or was it the Katrina flyover?
The Register breaking news

Radiohead surprises fans with early online album release

Radiohead has once again broken music industry convention, this time by releasing digital versions of its eagerly awaited studio album a day earlier than promised.
Mio V575 TV

Mio Navman V575 TV satnav and Freeview tuner

Review Just because something can be done doesn't mean it should be – invading Iraq and putting Vanessa Feltz on TV are a couple of arguable examples that spring to mind. Fitting a TV to a satnav is possibly another.
Broken CD with wrench

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

Over the past week, Reg Hardware has looked at products from the worlds of consumer electronics, mobile communications, photography and gaming.
DVD it in many colours

Watson? Commercial – not super – computer

Now that IBM’s Watson has pounded the best human Jeopardy competitors into a fine slurry, let’s take stock. Our human proxies took their ass-kicking in good spirits, with Ken Jennings writing on his ‘Final Jeopardy’ card, “I for one welcome our new computer overlords.” (For the sake of adding a bit more inane trivia, the Jeopardy answer for his phrase would be “Who was Kent Brockman on The Simpsons?”)
Dan Olds, 19 2011