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Galaxy threeway

Astronomers spot 13-BEEELLION-year-old hot galactic threesome

Pics Using a combination of space and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered three primitive galaxies slowly merging in a bubble of primordial elements.
Iain Thomson, 23 Nov 2013

Half-blind Glassholes rejoice! 'Prescription' Google goggles a-comin'

Google could soon be building customized Glass headsets for those with prescription eyewear.
Shaun Nichols, 23 Nov 2013
Indonesia's spiffing No Spam logo

Guess which major US telco ISN'T cracking down on premium SMS spam?

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have agreed to stop charging their customers for premium text messages (PSMS), a practice that costs US folks an estimated $2bn in excess charges a year.
Iain Thomson, 23 Nov 2013
Firefox ad 2nd St SF 2011

Google underwrites Firefox another year, even as Chrome outpaces it

Analysis The good news for the Mozilla Foundation is that its revenues for calendar year 2012 were nearly double what they were the previous year. The bad news is that the lion's share of those funds once again came from internet advertising mega-giant Google.
Neil McAllister, 23 Nov 2013
traffic lights

Microsoft pulls its crowd-control tech from out of the shadows

Microsoft pushed its Windows Azure load balancing technology into general availability amid a widespread DNS disruption.
Jack Clark, 23 Nov 2013
The new Twitter logo. Pic: Twitter

Twitter fires up stronger, anti-snooping encryption for its millions of twits

Twitter says it has rolled out stronger encryption to safeguard its users' connections from eavesdroppers.
Shaun Nichols, 23 Nov 2013
Doctors Who

Gold meddler: Doctor Who is 50 years old TODAY

Doctor Who @ 50 Doctor Who, the longest running sci-fi show on telly, is 50 years old TODAY.
Team Register, 23 Nov 2013