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The new Falcon Heavy: MOST POWERFUL ROCKET since the Apollo moonshots

OK we're a bit late, have some CGI while you wait - SpaceX
Kat Hall, 28 Jan 17:1
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Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

Vid Spaceplane lands itself, in hot hardware-in-the-loop sim
Lester Haines, 28 Jan 11:59
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Apple patch shields Macs from Thunderstrike

But attack vector may stay open for next evil maid
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 8:32
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P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

Parrot AR drones susceptible to flying firmware footling
Darren Pauli, 27 Jan 6:2
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IBM details PowerPC microserver aimed at square kilometre array

Fedora fires up on Freescale T4240-powered dense and frugal server
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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

Film review Garland's riveting thriller takes fresh look at AI
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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

Feature Do we have any choice about paying for home phone numbers?
Nigel Whitfield, 25 Jan 10:0
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Broadmoor: My Journey Into Hell, The Chimes and Cowboys and Indies

Page File Memoirs of a bad mad lag, dystopian debut and record biz retrospective
Mark Diston, 24 Jan 9:0
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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

Something for the Weekend, Sir? YouTube's copyright killjoy bots amok
Alistair Dabbs, 24 Jan 7:30
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SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early

No need to wait until next week, after all
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 21:23
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Atlas unplugged! DARPA's unTerminator robot cuts the power cable

Google's new humanoid machine also comes with a kill-switch
Iain Thomson, 23 Jan 21:8
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FBI-baiter Barrett Brown gets five years in chokey plus $890,000 fine

Hack welcomes free food and chance to report on penal system
Iain Thomson, 23 Jan 4:32
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Beam me up, Scotty, And VAPORIZE me in the process

3D fax machine destroys as it creates
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jan 2:50
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Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

'ThunderStruck' – going supersonic soon in a stratosphere near you
Lester Haines, 22 Jan 12:14
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Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

Vid The only way is up for open source, says ArduPilot dev
Lester Haines, 20 Jan 12:39
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SimpliVity claims fivefold sales boost, hugs Cisco tightly

Sysadmin blog Underdog grows into possible buyout target
Trevor Pott, 20 Jan 10:58
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DVRs at the ready tonight: El Reg's motor Vulture is on the tellybox

Ace wheelman Rockman to grace London screens at 7:30pm
Lewis Page, 19 Jan 9:0
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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

'I'm not a nice person and I don't care about you': LinuxLord
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Ski MOUNT DOOM or take top coffee to the beach? Your choice

eXpat Files Swapping the City of London for New Zealand – work/life balance at last
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jan 10:0
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‘Whatever happened to Vladimir Putin?’ and other crap New Year prophesies

Something for the Weekend, Sir? No satirical jokes about prophets, please (unless it’s Ian Watkins)
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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

1,000-lash punishment on hold, lawyer gets full jail sentence
Iain Thomson, 16 Jan 23:39
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NINETY new DOOM ASTEROIDS found in 2014

NASA's NEOWISE found eight, plus three new comets
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Kim Jong-Un shoot-em-up Glorious Leader! yanked

We'll never see Dennis Rodman, ghost of dad as wingmen. Sniff
John Leyden, 15 Jan 12:44
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It's 2015 and home routers still leave their config web servers wide open

ADB Pirelli boxes suffer a pair flats, says researcher
John Leyden, 15 Jan 3:32
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AMD plugs firmware holes that allowed command injection

VID Bug your motherboard vendor for a fix, says boffin
Darren Pauli, 14 Jan 5:34
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AMBER alerts of snatched kids to appear on Facebook (and Bing)

Video It's the thought that counts, Microsoft
Iain Thomson, 13 Jan 19:42
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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

Poll Allegedly – tell us if you're tempted by one or not
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Jan 7:22
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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

Arduino tool sniffs wireless Microsoft keyboards
Darren Pauli, 13 Jan 5:2
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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

Tearing down security will make us all secure? WTF
Iain Thomson, 12 Jan 20:12
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Power, patriotism, paranoia and envy wrestle for attention in Foxcatcher

Film review Steve Carrell's deranged millionaire turn thrills
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At the CES gadget show, the news wizards of the BBC managed somehow to obtain "an exclusive look"* at a miraculous new technology which promises to allow an ordinary Samsung smartphone to be fully charged up** in "less time than it takes to boil a kettle". "I've just been witness to what feels like a modern-day technological …