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Splash Screen for classic adventure game The Hobbit

Author of '80s classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit

Every few days, Veronika Megler gets email from a stranger.
Simon Sharwood, 18 Nov 2012

The Sinofsky Letters: Defenestrated Windows overlord corresponds

Last year when Windows 8 Developer Preview shipped, a British techie found a few usability problems. Why not take it to top? This correspondence followed.
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Nov 2012

Bleeding storage firm Overland: OK, we're losers, but so are our rivals

Is Overland toast? Its latest results are dreadful - again - with revenues down and losses up, yet management talks about operating profitability being gained by July 2013. Is it nuts?
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2012
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DARPA looking for citizen sky-watchers

A reader has alerted The Register to a story that passed us by last week: the launch of a DARPA program recruiting amateur astronomers to help identify and catalogue space junk.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Nov 2012

Bah humbug! Google cancels Christmas

The People app in Android 4.2 has forgotten that the month of December exists.
Simon Sharwood, 18 Nov 2012

CSIRO creates underwater bomb-sensor

America’s Sky Research and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) have teamed up with CSIRO scientists to create a more sensitive detector for unexploded bombs in the ocean.
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Nov 2012

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