PicsKepler-10c, dubbed the "Godzilla" planet by top international boffins, has a mass 17 times that of our planet - it has emerged this week - and orbits a star 560 lightyears away in the constellation Draco - the Dragon.
The US Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could help shield companies and end users from patent-troll lawsuits.
WWDCApple's iOS 8, introduced on Monday and due to reach the masses this fall, has a raft of upgrades, but perhaps two of the most interesting items announced at the company's developers shindig are APIs that involve monitoring your vital signs and controlling your home.
Google has quietly begun rolling out a new version of Android to its flagship Nexus devices, but so far it has remained schtum on just what has changed.
The CSIRO is trumpeting a breakthrough in using solar energy to create “supercritical” steam suitable for powering electricity turbines.
Mass harvesting of private friend lists is a feature, not a bug, according to Facebook which has rejected a bug report detailing a purported breach in site privacy.
This GPU isn't going to get Bitcoin enthusiasts worked up, but from a “wow that's small” point of view it's interesting: Vivante is shipping a range of GPUs that ranges from 0.3 mm2 up to 1.6 mm2 in size for IoT and wearables applications.
Yet more ants are flocking to the Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) picnic, with announcements of tie-ups and reference designs from Telefonica and Netronome.
Apache has patched a series of low-level bugs in Tomcat that allowed attackers to launch denial of service and bypass file access restrictions.
An artist/engineer working in Germany is sure to have sparked the next Google Glass debate: is it okay to simply block them from a network you control?
Security experts for Dutch telco KPN have swung the baseball bat at telcos, with research suggesting mobile roaming networks are so insecure you'd hardly need the NSA to break in and start capturing user traffic.
+CommentKickstarter-funded Musaic hopes to outsmart Sonos and beat Bose with speakers that play higher fidelity music across normal Wi-Fi, support Bluetooth and integrate with home automation lighting and security products.
ComputexIntel has take the wraps off its rumoured “Devil's Canyon” CPU and revealed it is a brutal four by four monster.
ComputexIntel and Samsung have created a “collaboration” to help the latter company slice the price of 4K monitors.
Researchers have proposed a system which could see Bitcoin users earning their trendy tender by replicating vital data sources rather than crunching pointless algorithms.
HPC blogOne of the major differences between the recently completed Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge and the other major international competitions is the way the students get their clustering gear.
OpinionIs DevOps actually a thing, or just the latest funny way to case a word? At least there are vowels in it. We finally know the proper casing, but is it actually something normals are doing?
ReviewI remember the days when Elgato was busy knocking out clever telly and video capture gadgets for Macs and PCs. It still does, and for fondleslabs, mobiles and game consoles too, but in the last couple of years the company has obviously caught some kind of Thunderbolt bug.
Former Insight EMEA president Stuart Fenton has picked up the UK arm of global Microsoft ERP integrator Tectura - the first in a planned mid-market roll up.
PicsNASA has clarified the exact size of the mighty helium balloon that will later today lift its Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) over the Pacific Ocean.
ComputexIntel President Renee James has used her Computex keynote to declare that Intel “can see our way clear to 10-nanometre” chips and to introduce a new Core-M CPU family aimed at two-in-one typoslabs and high-end fondleslabs.
ExclusiveAbove-top-secret details of Britain’s covert surveillance programme - including the location of a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East - have so far remained secret, despite being leaked by fugitive NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden. Government pressure has meant that some media organisations, despite being in possession of these facts, have declined to reveal them. Today, however, the Register publishes them in full.
WD will demo PCIe-connected disk drives at the Computex tech conference in Taipei, using a SATA Express interface.
IBM has announced that it has avoided any regulatory action over the way it reports its revenues from cloud computing after the US Securities and Exchange Commission completed its investigation.
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones fan favourite Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in as-yet-unknown roles.
The FBI has released a wanted notice for 30-year-old Russian national Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, whom they allege to be the mastermind behind both the Gameover ZeuS and the even more infamous CryptoLocker ransomware.
WWDCApple has used its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, held this week in San Francisco, to play internet giants against each other.
Brain. No, it’s not some Skynet AI drone, nor is it the blob that was always out to get the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.
“Inaccurate reporting” of Google’s fight against privacy rights in Europe last month risks misleading the public, says the Information Commissioner's Office – which safeguards those rights in the UK.
NSFWThe inventor of a "powerfully realistic electronic male pleasure machine" has hailed the “outpouring of support” for his robo-orifice after raising a whopping $250k down at Indiegogo.
American secret squirrel military research outfit DARPA has launched a competition to find the autonomous cyber-defence systems of the future.
The US aviation authority is considering whether it should hand over permits for film and TV firms to use drones to take aerial photo and video shots.
Chipmaker Broadcom is moving out of the mobile modem business. The company has announced that if it can’t sell its cellular modem division, the operation will be shuttered.
Bulky channel outfits in EMEA are bringing home the bacon, according to peeps at Canalys.
The Middle East-based Molerats hacker crew are even more active than first suspected, according to a report by researchers who claim the team has launched attacks against an unnamed US financial institution and multiple European governments.
Intel has produced three blazing fast PCIe flash cards using NVMe – and that should upset the PCIe flash applecart nicely.
Facebook has acquired the team behind in-app data payment software Pryte for an undisclosed sum as part of its plans to lower the cost of accessing its software in developing countries.
Oracle is waking up to the money-spinning possibilities of the cloud and has injected some powerful new capabilities into its "Oracle Enterprise Manager" software.
Dell has delivered a kick in the pants to its Venue tablets and Inspiron convertibles with the addition of new processors and configuration options.
IBM, HP, Seagate, and other companies have admitted that some of their products include gold from North Korea.
Chinese Web monitor Greatfire.org says the Great Firewall is interfering with Google searches in the Middle Kingdom ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Google has released the source code for an encryption plugin for Chrome that makes the secure sending of email easier.