26th > December > 2013 Archive

The UK's shrinking airforce

What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

Christmas is over, it’s grey outside, and you want to look at pages of blue skies, exotic locations, and smooth, aerodynamic models. Yes, you’re ready for El Reg’s dabble in the extreme end of modelling... aircraft modelling that is.
Joe Fay, 26 Dec 2013
Michael Thomasson

Guinness gives games geek world record for 10,607 piece collection

A computer science teacher has the world's biggest hoard of games, with a collection of nearly 11,000 software titles and the hardware to play them, according to the Guinness World Records organization.
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 2013
Dogecoin

Joke no more: Comedy virty currency Dogecoin gets real in big Xmas heist

If you've heard of Dogecoin, maybe you thought it was a joke. A cryptocurrency based on what has been called the meme of the year for 2013, it certainly has all the earmarks of an internet prank. But some people are apparently taking Dogecoin seriously – seriously enough, at least, to steal millions of them from online wallets.
Neil McAllister, 26 Dec 2013

Google BLASTS BACK at Apple, Microsoft, Sony in Android patent WAR

Google has struck back at a patent-wielding consortium composed of industry heavy-hitters with a lawsuit seeking a judgment that neither Google nor any of its Android partners infringes on the group's patents.
Neil McAllister, 26 Dec 2013

Lyrics upstart Rap Genius blacklisted by Google for Justin Bieber SEO scam

Online lyrics site Rap Genius has been slapped down by Google after admitting trying to boost its search rankings by exchanging promotional tweets for hyperlinks from bloggers.
Iain Thomson, 26 Dec 2013