SpaceX: We NAILED the Falcon 9 landing! The video, on the other hand...
Private spacefaring firm SpaceX is looking for a few good video engineers to help recover footage of the historic Falcon 9 rocket splashdown landing.
Voters pick luminous tech spacesuit as NASA's off-world fashion statement
NASA has announced the winning design to its new line of spacesuits after a public vote on competing style tips.
Anonymous develops secure data over ham radio scheme
Anonymous – or, at least, entities claiming Anonymous affiliation – has put together a secure communications project using the open source ham-radio Fldigi modem controller.
Thanks for nothing, Apple, say forensic security chaps
Felons wanting to best forensic investigators need only perform a factory reset of all current model iPhones, say forensic security experts.
VMware's AirWatch plan: chew up 'hairball' Windows, spit out pieces
The chief technology officer of recently-acquired-by-VMware mobile management outfit AirWatch has outlined Virtzilla's plans for one management console to rule them all across mobile devices, desktops of all flavours, applications and even data.
Staunch your Heartbleed patching: FreeBSD has a nasty credentials leak
Got FreeBSD? Get busy on the patch, because a problem with its TCP ordering has emerged, with both denial-of-service and data leakage as possible effects.
Canucks' ISPs routing data through snoop heaven USA
A University of Toronto-led transparency project has criticised Canada's ISPs for unnecessarily routing user traffic via the US, even when both the origin and destination of the traffic is within Canada.
Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto
An Australian gamer will be jailed for two years for armed robbery after using the novel defence that he and his friends had been trying to re-enact the game Grand Theft Auto while drunk.
New secure OS will put Tails between NSA's legs
Secure Linux distribution Tails has reached the milestone of a version 1.0 release, after its developers crushed a laundry list of bugs.
Australia told to follow UK's 'Digital by default' strategy
Australia has been told it should adopt the UK's “Digital by default” strategy and a “cloud first” strategy for government IT.
Fix capitalism with floating cities on Venus says Charles Stross
As an economist, Charles Stross might just make a very good science fiction writer, because he's just suggested colonising Venus is a fine way to ensure the continuation of the species while also solving the crises afflicting capitalism.
The Internet of Things gets its own NAS
Some of the many, many, nodes promised to connect to the internet of things are going to do two things: make a lot of data but not always be able to send it anywhere.
Today's bugs have BRANDS? Be still my bleeding heart [logo]
StobIn view of the ongoing security-holed far-too-open source situation, I have decided to convene an emergency meeting of ERCOCC, the El Reg Committee Of Competent Coders, to review what has occurred and how we should go forward.
Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production
Production of the semi-mythical iWatch has already begun, mysterious Chinese production sources have claimed.
Stone the crows, Bouncer! BT defends TV recorder upgrade DELETION snafu
BT has dismissed gripes about a recent upgrade to its television recorder box, after the telco giant's update deleted programmes and came loaded with glitches.
10 PRINT "Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC" : GOTO 10
Wanna feel old? Thursday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of BASIC, the programming language that took the computing world by storm during the PC revolution of the mid-1970s and 1980s.
Behold! World's smallest 3D-printer pen Lix artists into shape – literally
A London-based startup has unveiled the world's smallest 3D-printing pen – smaller than a posh fountain pen.
Inventors: Feast your eyes on fuel cell tech that'll power up Internet of Thingies
PicsThere was more than just talk on offer at Twickenham's Future World Symposium this week. Although there was much to hear about the so-called internet of the things, the connected home, autonomous systems and connected intelligence, there was also plenty to see - and you'll be happy to know we took pictures.
Hey, marketing drone, what's with the FUD - nothing GOOD to say about your own kit?
StoragebodAre we drifting into another round of the storage wars where FUD starts to fly? It always makes for good copy. The little guy complaining about the big guy, who in turn is complaining about the little guy: David with his sling versus Goliath with his rocket launcher.
Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap faces starvation diet
As the El Reg Quid-a-Day Nosh Posse's Live Below the Line challenge enters its fourth day, we're delighted to report that team member Toby Sibley has resurfaced - albeit looking a little thinner than when we last spoke to him.
Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty
Queues of angry travellers were stuck at the UK border last night after a computer glitch forced immigration officers at airports and seaports to resort to manually entering passport details.
BSkyB broadband growth chopped in HALF
BSkyB saw its broadband customer growth halved in the company's third quarter, for which it partly blamed its takeover of O2's home broadband network where as many as 30,000 subscribers quit the service.
Actual spin doctors eye up alien world Beta Pictoris b: Young, hot ... and really fast
Alien world Beta Pictoris b is spinning so fast that its day lasts just eight hours as its equator whips around at almost 100,000km an hour.
WAN-furtling pays off for app-happy Riverbed
There were contrasting results yesterday from Riverbed, which has a spring in its step, and Imation, which does not, but hopes to have, eventually.
Twitter's got a new UK public policy wonk... 'You are the product' Big Brother Watch bloke!
Twitter has hired a well-known privacy campaigner to head up the UK wing of its public policy team.
Granny's Guardian: Acorn BBC Micro hero touts OAP watchdog kit
Acorn Computers co-founder Chris Curry has popped up with Canary – a new bit of kit that keeps tabs on oldsters and alerts relatives if something goes wrong.
Nexenta beats off rivals as Citrix testlab rates its VDI offering 'cheapest'
Nexenta provides the cheapest VDI, according to data collected in a Citrix testlab by Gartner.
Two Xerox houses become one: Pair of copycats now big, fat £57m UK firm
Print integrator Xeretec has wolfed down fellow Xerox house Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) for an undisclosed sum.
Larry Ellison looks out from his island paradise and thinks: I wanna buy the LA Clippers
Oracle supremo Larry Ellison and TV's Oprah Winfrey are ready to buy basketball team the Los Angeles Clippers after its owner Donald Sterling was booted out of the sport, it's claimed.
CenturyLink slashes prices to guarantee its megacloud future
When your entire market is hellbent on destroying itself through an endless death march of price cuts, you're faced with a choice, either you hold on tight and keep cutting, or you get into another business.
WD results confirm it: Disk buyers ARE spending less
Is there a disk drive sales slump? Seagate's latest quarterly results suggested it and now WD's results confirm it. Enterprise disk drive buyers are spending less money.
Dick enters the cockpit, takes controls at NTS
Capita IT Services is waving goodbye to Jonathan Lassman, the long-serving managing director at security reseller NTS UK, which Crapita acquired roughly six weeks ago.
Ofcom snatches spectrum from SPIES for mobile broadband
UK regulator Ofcom has put together a guide (PDF) for how radio spectrum should be used.
Serco issues shares to plug finance gap after profit warning
Serco is looking to plug the gap in its finances from weaker-than-expected results via a share placement estimated to haul in £100m worth of filthy lucre.
Microsoft's Azure cloud goes a bit wobbly in West Europe
Admins in Microsoft's Azure cloud data centre for West Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands, have spent the morning battling severe problems in the gear that supports Redmond's main cloud service.
Google said to have hired Calxeda's chief fabric architect
ExclusiveGoogle has hired one of ARM chip designer Calxeda's chief architects, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Microsoft: You know we said NO MORE XP PATCHES? Well ...
Microsoft has released patches for the latest critical security vulnerability plaguing Internet Explorer, including for Windows XP – despite months of claiming that it would never release another patch for the outdated OS past April 8 of this year.
Denmark dynamited by cunning American Minecraft vandals
UpdatedLast week, the Danish government put a 1:1 scale replica of its country online at Minecraft and invited players to politely explore the land of Lego and Carlsberg. Gamers being what they are, you can guess what happened next.
Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware
A teardown report on Google Glass is raising eyebrows over suggestions that the augmented reality headset costs as little as $80 to produce.
Snapchat updates fap-snap sharing app ... now with more Chat
Self-destructing photo sharing service Snapchat has added real-time messaging and video chat to the latest versions of its mobile apps, in a move seemingly designed to make it more competitive with the likes of BBM and WhatsApp.
T-Mobile US added more subscribers in last quarter than top three competitors combined
Shares in US mobile operator T-Mobile rose by more than 7 per cent on news that the firm added 2.4 million customers to its books and increased its revenues by 47 per cent in the last quarter. The news moved its outspoken CEO John Legere to profanity.
Tablet boom quiets down a bit as growth slows
The meteoric rise in tablet sales could be tapering off a bit as analysts at IDC saw quarterly shipments fall short of forecasts.