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The Register breaking news

NASA close to approving first sci-fi flick shot in space

The first science fiction film shot in orbit could be coming to terrestrial viewers, now that NASA has confirmed it's almost ready to give approval for the project.
Iain Thomson, 21 Jan 2012
Ten... boomboxes

Ten... boomboxes

Product round-up There are some really excellent iOS speaker systems available at the moment, but most of them are designed for a tasteful dinner party with friends rather than a full-on party scene. And, of course, they’re mostly mains-powered and designed for use at home. However, there are a number of boombox systems that can run off batteries when you go outdoors and really pump up the jam – sometimes to quite ribcage-rattling levels. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best boomboxes, along with a couple of smaller, more portable models that manage to provide pretty good boom for your buck.
Cliff Joseph, 21 Jan 2012
The Register breaking news

How can family sysadmins make a safe internet playground for kids?

Confab Internet access isn't about PCs any more, and keeping an eye on one's children is tough for even the most techno-literate parent despite the plethora of tools available.
Bill Ray, 21 Jan 2012