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Own goal as World Cup Wi-Fi passwords spilled in newspaper snap

The Wi-Fi SSID and password for the football World Cup's security centre were exposed – after a photograph of host nation Brazil's federal police brass inadvertently captured the creds written on a white board. The snap appeared in newspaper Correio Braziliense, and showed the head of international cooperation Luiz Cravo Dorea …
Darren Pauli, 25 Jun 2014

Hopefuls rattle tin for customisable snap together 3D printer

DIY 3D printing is very much flavour of the month, and whether it's the third industrial revolution or a load of old cobblers remains to be seen, but there's a veritable extrusion of makers vying to get their print nozzles in the trough. Kickstarter is the street corner of choice for these pioneers to rattle their tins, and …
Lester Haines, 13 Jan 2014

Don't snap SELFIES at the polls – it may screw up voting, says official

The selfie craze that continues to sweep the country could land some Brits in trouble if they unwittingly let slip how someone else votes in tomorrow's local and European elections. The Electoral Commission has advised staff at polling stations to discourage such activity, the BBC reports. "We have told staff that if they see …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 May 2014
Planetoid crashes into primordial Earth

NASA uses new technique to snap high-res asteroid images

A recent upgrade at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico has helped NASA capture high-res images of the asteroid 2014 HQ124, which passed fairly close by Earth last week. The upgrade allowed the researchers to operate the 305-metre Arecibo in tandem with other radio telescopes to improve the resolution of a technique in …
Project Ara - swappable hardware mobile

Moto sets out plans for crafty snap-together PODULAR PHONES

Google-owned Motorola Mobility hopes to shake up the smartphone world with its freshly announced Project Ara: an open platform for modular snap-together handsets. Project Ara - swappable hardware mobile Project Ara ... swappable mobile hardware parts Googorola plans to work with the Phonebloks project on the open-source Ara, …
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Facebook haters, look away now: BABY SNAP site's profit is up 138%

Facebook shares have rocketed after the social network biz reported record-setting growth, revenue and margins as it wrung cash from hundreds of millions of mobile users. The Menlo Park ads website reported second-quarter revenues of $2.910bn on Wednesday, beating the $2.81bn Wall Street analysts had been expecting, and up 61 …
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 2014
The World's Smallest Camera

Snap! Nokia's gyro stabilised camera tech now on open market

The tech that makes Nokia's smartphone cameras so awesomely good has become available on the open market for the first time. Gyroscopic stabilisation, which means cameras' shutters can stay open for longer without blurring the final image, has been around for a while in digital cameras. Cramming the technology into the minute …
Simon Rockman, 29 Jan 2014
President Obama takes selfie at Nelson mandela's funeral

Mandela memorial. Yup, let's SNAP A SELFIE, say grinning Obama, Cameron

The word "selfie" officially entered the English language this year, but in etiquette terms taking a photo of yourself is still a social minefield. Many may think doing so at a memorial service is a faux pas, but not for President Obama it seems. Nor UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's premier Helle Thorning-Schmidt …
Iain Thomson, 10 Dec 2013
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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. Snapchat began life as a way for smartphone users to send each other saucy selfies that automatically …
Neil McAllister, 01 May 2014
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Japanese investment company looks to snap off Sony's PC arm

Sony could be set to offload its Vaio PC business to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners after the firm refused to deny a report by local news service Nikkei that a ¥50 billon (£302m) deal is imminent. The buyout firm would create a new company for Sony to sell its PC business to – for anywhere between ¥40-50bn. Under the …
Phil Muncaster, 06 Feb 2014
Nokia Lumia 928

Nokia teases world+dog with snap of new 4G Lumia 928

Nokia nerds are all aquiver about the Finnish giant’s latest smartphone, the Lumia 928 - but it appears to be little more than a Lumia 920 for US operator Verizon. The 928 model now has a page on the Nokia website albeit with little information beyond a picture of the device which, with the page’s URL, confirms the phone’s …
Tony Smith, 07 May 2013
The Register breaking news

This 320-gigapixel snap of London is size of Buckingham Palace

In a final squeeze of Olympics juice from London's triumphant summer of sport last year, British Telecom has released a world record-breaking panoramic photo of the city taken from the top of the BT Tower. A 360 panorama of London taken from the BT Tower Click to view the map The 320 gigapixel snap is made up of 48,640 …
Evil Android

Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

Unix-based systems, as used worldwide by sysadmins and cloud providers alike, could be hijacked by hackers abusing a hard-coded vuln that allows them to inject arbitrary commands into shell scripts executed by high-privilege users. A class of vulnerabilities involving so-called wildcards allows a user to affect shell commands …
John Leyden, 03 Jul 2014

Bitcoin's so over. We're mining Primeco... Oh SNAP, my box is a ZOMBIE!

Security experts have warned crypto-currency fans of malware hidden in certain miners for Bitcoin-alike cryptocurrency Primecoin. The malicious Primecoin miners were found on various Chinese sites and torrents by Panda Security researcher Mehrdad Yazdizadeh. "Primecoin miners are written in Python and other scripting languages …
Phil Muncaster, 17 Jan 2014

BT: Whew, we've been cleared of major privacy breach. Oh SNAP, another webmail blunder

BT has been cleared of a serious data protection violation by the UK's privacy watchdog, The Register has learned. A probe into the one-time national telco's webmail system was carried out by the Information Commissioner's Office after a whistleblower exposed evidence that appeared to show BT's customer email accounts were being …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jul 2014

Misco set to snap up Phoenix's network ops centre AND its staff

Phoenix IT Group is set to offload its network operations centre in High Wycombe to Misco, TUPEing across staff in the process. The lease on the building is expected to be assumed by direct marketing reseller Misco, which, under the guidance of former Dell exec Pim Dale, is trying to rely less on tin shifting by building a …
Paul Kunert, 14 Feb 2014

Snap suggests Apple out to 'screw' hardware hackers

Apple is designing its own, entirely proprietary screw-head in a bid to prevent punters and repair shops getting inside its future iDevices. At least, it is if - and it's a very big 'if' - you take a piccy posted on the interweb at face value. Captioned "a friend took a photo a while ago at that fruit company, they are …
Tony Smith, 09 Aug 2012

SAP: Oh snap, where is everybody... Are we LATE for the cloud?

SAP is looking at accelerating its move into the cloud, and shunting more of its business there over the coming year. The world’s largest maker of business software, and an on-premises Titan, is reported to have disclosed the goings-on in conversation with investors. Outgoing co-chief executive Jim Hagemann-Snabe apparently …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Nov 2013

Aw, SNAP. It's too late, you've already PAID for your storage array

When a vendor says it has feature X, how do you know it's true? Storage arrays are mighty complex boxes and vendors' marketing of them can sometimes take a bypass around reality. How can you detect if this is happening? One way is to look for independent reviews of the product by a trusted reviewer. For example, product …
Chris Mellor, 02 Apr 2014
Gordan Ugarkovic's view of Saturn

Amateur image-wrangler reveals stitched snap of Saturn's splendour

An amateur image processor has stitched together raw images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft to produce a stunning image of Saturn, seen from above on 10 October. Gordan Ugarkovic's view of Saturn Gordan Ugarkovic constructed the view from "12 image footprints with red, blue and green filters from Cassini's imaging science …
Lester Haines, 18 Oct 2013
The Register breaking news

Snap said to show iPhone 5s being stacked by bunnies

Are these handsets behind placed in palettes by workers in cleanroom clothing - aka bunny suits - actually iPhone 5s? iPhone 5 in China A Chinese Twitter post relayed by a Vietnamese website claims they are, and that the snap is proof the new handsel will sport a larger display - hence the seeminly more narrow bezel - than …
Hard Reg, 18 Aug 2011
The Register breaking news

Beached whale on Suffolk coast - Reader snap

The UK media is giving some big play to the unfortunate whale which has trapped itself on a beach in Suffolk. We can't normally spare cross-platform media operatives for tasks of this sort: but even so the Eye of the Vulture misses little, and in this case we have a picture from the scene. A sad day on the beach at Shingle …
Team Register, 01 Oct 2012

Snap-happy blogger babe posts catcalling blokes' mugshots online

A photo-blogger has plastered the mugs of creepy cat-calling men all over the interwebs. Hannah Price, from Philadelphia, decided to post shots of men she claims shouted lewd comments at her in the street. The photographer's website has now received so many hits it has crumbled under the pressure. In an interview with web …
Jasper Hamill, 21 Oct 2013
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Duo

Samsung: Never mind Steve Jobs, let's snap off a piece of stylus biz

Steve Jobs famously said of tablets: "If it comes with a stylus, you're doing it wrong", but Samsung is betting the vibrating tools will go big and has just bought a 5 per cent stake in stylus-making company Wacom. Wacom has already made pens for Samsung, and the new investment lays the foundations for more and better styluses …
Anna Leach, 04 Feb 2013

Planetary paparazzi snap candid pics of Earth, Moon from space

NASA has released rare photographs of the Earth taken from unusual vantage points – namely, spacecraft orbiting planets millions of miles away. On Saturday, July 19, NASA's Cassini probe took color photos of the Earth and its moon from its orbit around Saturn, some 900 million miles (1.5 billion km) distant. At the same time, …
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 2013
Virgin Media

Virgin teases with TiVo iPad app snap

Virgin Media has revealed it's working on an iPad app that'll tap into its TiVo-designed DVR, Media TV. As proof, it 'leaked' this snap: Virgin Media TiVo app It also invited hacks and bloggers to "speculate as you wish" based on the "few things in the image that may pique your interest". All we can see is a spotlights icon …
Tony Smith, 29 Jun 2011
The tweaked artwork of our two winners' signs

Oh snap – AWS daddy disses IT's 'old guard': You're so 2000-and-late

Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy has fired back at the technology "old guard" for coming late to cloud bearing "ill-advised" offerings while committing his team to a two-year features rollout to win big customers. AWS and Amazon infrastructure senior vice president Jassy on Tuesday said he reckoned traditional on-premises …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Sep 2013

Space station 'naut supplies Reg with overhead snap of Vulture Central

We've all seen photos of London before, but this one was snapped from 250 miles above the Earth's surface by astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is hurtling round and round the planet aboard the International Space Station at the moment. This is what London looks like from the station. Showing the metropolis at night the orbital shot …
Anna Leach, 07 Feb 2013
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Revealed: EMC's SECRET XtremIO briefing doc that tries to snap Violin Memory’s strings

The Register has seen an anti-Violin Memory briefing note from the XtremIO side of EMC and it pulls no punches, admitting “Violin … is XtremIO’s #1 competitor in the all-flash storage market” - before listing a set of awkward points to help push it off that perch. The so-called Battle Card was publicly available on a dark corner …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2013

Glaswegian scientists snap entangled particles

A group of physicists at the University of Glasgow is claiming a first: taking photos of entangled photons. In this paper in Nature (hooray for free access!), they explain that their 201 x 201 pixel images captured around 2,500 different entangled quantum states. The entangled photons were imaged using different lens …
iPod Nano 7G

Snap shows next-gen iPod Nano to sport camera

The next iPod Nano - Apple's small, square music player line - will get a rear-facing video camera, it seems. Well, a shot of a small, square Apple-branded gadget posted on a Taiwanese blog clearly shows a hole in the top left corner of the device, though the aperture is hexagonal rather than circular. iPod Nano 7G Possibly …
Hard Reg, 11 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

When Apple rolled out iOS 6.1, its first major update to iOS 6, yesterday, it introduced a series of bug fixes, software tweaks for iTunes and Siri and also added LTE support - but none of that was any use to the disconnected and discontented sufferers of a particular iPhone software flaw: greyed-out Wi-Fi. iPhone owners have …
Anna Leach, 29 Jan 2013

'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

A bloke on the internet has attempted to stab to bits what he describes as an Apple "iPhone 6" - but was stopped dead by the gizmo's frontispiece, perhaps fashioned of wondro-material "sapphire glass". Marques Brownlee, a Youtube tech reviewer who goes under the name MKBHD, managed to get his hands on two dummy models of what he …
Jasper Hamill, 08 Jul 2014
The Register breaking news

Scientists snap first film of giant squid in action

A team of scientists and broadcasters have captured the first images of a giant squid swimming and feeding in its natural environment. "It was shining and so beautiful. I was so thrilled when I saw it first hand," Tsunemi Kubodera, a researcher at Japan's National Science Museum told AFP. "Researchers around the world have tried …
Iain Thomson, 08 Jan 2013

Sprint eyes T-Mobile, grabs $32 BEELLION from wallet, prepares to SLURP

The question - not if - but when Sprint would snap up T-Mobile in the US moved one step closer to reality today, after the wireless carrier was reportedly valued at nearly $40 a share. T-Mobile, according to the Wall Street Journal, has been valued at around $32bn. A merger could be agreed within weeks, people familiar with the …
Kelly Fiveash, 05 Jun 2014

Facebook's new self-destructing pic app SELF-DESTRUCTS

Facebook mistakenly hit the button to unleash a new app called Slingshot that's similar to Snapchat – clumsily releasing it early on Apple's iTunes store yesterday. The Menlo Park biz has yanked the software, which allows you to send self-destructing sexts photos to tease friends. Gizmodo noted Slingshot requires a little more …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2014
The Register breaking news

Twittering NASA 'naut's Moon snap honoured

NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock has been honoured for his contribution to the Twitterverse with a Shorty Award for the "best Real-Time Photo of the Year". Flight engineer Wheelock arrived aboard the International Space Station in June last year, and shortly after posted this fine snap on his Twitter account: Doug Wheelock's photo …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2011
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Jolla entices hardware hackers with free device development kit

Upstart Finnish smartphone company Jolla has released a developer kit that enables independent tinkerers to create devices for The Other Half (TOH), Jolla's exclusive, snap-on peripheral system. TOH devices look like phone covers, and they snap onto the back of Jolla handsets like covers, but they contain electronics that allow …
Neil McAllister, 07 Feb 2014

Think your smutty Snapchats can't be saved by dorks? THINK AGAIN

Sexting has become even more inadvisable following the launch of an app which can surreptitiously store images sent using the self-destructing photo service Snapchat. Anyone looking to broadcast pictures of their naughty bits was given a boost when Snapchat first launched, because it purported to destroy images a few moments …
Jasper Hamill, 12 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Bank man: System's down, let's have coffee. Oh SNAP, where's all the CASH?

Cybercrooks are running distributed denial of service attacks as a smokescreen to distract bank security staff while they plunder online banking systems, according to a researcher. Avivah Litan, vice president at Gartner Research, reports that cyber criminals looking to attack financial institutions are getting more ambitious by …
John Leyden, 21 Aug 2013
The Register breaking news

Emulex moves to snap up network-monitoring Endace

Storage networking and Ethernet vendor Emulex is making a bid for Endace, a New Zealand-based network monitoring company. The bid is worth $130 million cash, or 500 pence/share and, Reuters reports is 65 per cent higher than Endace's London Stock Exchange closing price on December 4. Emulex, facing a low- or no-growth Fibre …
Chris Mellor, 07 Dec 2012
The Register breaking news

Mounties, flics, cops snap on bracelets after Québec hacktivism

Six alleged hacktivists have been arrested in Canada following a series of attacks on Quebec government websites. Neither the identity of the suspect nor information on the site they targeted or why have been released by tight-lipped Canadian authorities. Five police forces - including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the …
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2012
Northamber

Northamber coughs £6.35m to snap up its warehouse

Veteran distie Northamber is a lot less cash rich after stumping up £6.35m to buy the freehold of its warehouse in Weybridge, Surrey. The lease was set to run for another two and a half years, but the oldest IT trade wholesaler in the UK said that in recent weeks the current owner of the premises had initiated a sale on the back …
Paul Kunert, 23 Apr 2012
The Register breaking news

Murdoch parliamentary pandemonium: Shock snap

We gather there's an isolated tribe of Papuan headhunters who have not yet caught up with the News of the World mobe-tapping outrage, but it's surely just a matter of time before the scandal reaches even the remotest pockets of humanity. Among the 17.4 trillion column inches dedicated to the Biggest Story Ever™, however, no one …
Lester Haines, 22 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

Hubble celebrates 21st with gorgeous galactic 'rose' snap

NASA is celebrating the forthcoming 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a fetching snap of a galactic "rose". Arp 273 - a "rose" of galaxies. Pic: NASA Hubble was lifted heavenwards on 24 April 1990 aboard space shuttle Discovery. Its anniversary photo was captured by the Wide Field Camera 3, under …
Lester Haines, 21 Apr 2011
Google Glass

Google Glass pics will BAFFLE admirers: Nudge nudge, WINK WINK

Expect to see Google Glassholes winking at you from across the street in the next few weeks as a new update allows users of the high-tech specs to take photos with nothing more than a blink of one eye. The Chocolate Factory reckons this innovation will allow Glassholes to "stay in the moment" since all they have to do is wink to …
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Twitpic pulls 50 Cent bum burger snap

50 Cent is none too impressed that Twitpic last night objected to a snap of of his "Kim K burger" and decided it'd probably be better if they suspended his account altogether. He gaily twittered "Yall like my Kim K burger?", and posted a link to the offending photograph, which rapidly resulted in Twitpic expulsion. A couple of …
Lester Haines, 27 Aug 2010
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First snap of giant asteroid Vesta from orbiting probe

NASA's Dawn asteroid hunter has returned the first photo of Vesta since achieving orbit around the giant object at the end of last week. The snap (big version here) was grabbed at a distance of 9,900 miles (16,000 kilometres), and shows Vesta's impressive 530 kilometre (330 mile) diameter bulk beginning to come into focus. …
Lester Haines, 19 Jul 2011
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Riverbed could snap up failed WAN optimiser for $10m

Riverbed is reportedly looking to pick up failed WAN optimiser Expand Networks for $10m, a pittance. Expand went into receivership in Israel in October 2011. It had been operating for 13 years and had benefitted from $100m funding, developing products that speeded up access from remote sites to a data centre's servers. In 2010, …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jan 2012
HTC

HTC stimulates Sense with snap-happy One series

Reg Hardware Mobile Week HTC has brought a fresh dollop of Sense to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012, with the HTC One series, a collection of premium smartphones focused on audio and camera capabilities. HTC One X Top dog of the bunch is the HTC One X, a handset built into a polycarbonate unibody with the mighty five-core …
Caleb Cox, 27 Feb 2012