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ROBOQUAFF! Boffins build smooth robot arm to lift a pint of beer

Vid Fine-control brain-powered technology with a solid use case
Iain Thomson, 22 May 19:48
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ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

Elves vs. Dwarves argument among retro-devs as Men just get on and play improved game
Simon Sharwood, 22 May 6:32
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Boffins have devised TERMINATOR style LIQUID METAL – for an antenna

Calling John Connor. John Connor to the checkout, please
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Jay-Z freestyle attack on Tidal's rivals leaked to Tidal's rivals

'Ain’t passed the Bar, but I know a little bit / Enough that you won’t illegally download my hit'
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Red-faced Revenant fires up for June and E3
Iain Thomson, 18 May 19:19
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Steve Jobs movie gets October release date

And a very, very, skimpy teaser trailer in which everyone is grumpy with the iGod
Team Register, 18 May 2:54
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Metadata scope creep sees Border Force ask for access

Can't see Johhny Depp's dogs, CAN see your metadata
Richard Chirgwin, 14 May 22:16
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Drone penetrates Virgin's shapely space arse

Vid 3D Robotics' Solo touches down at Spaceport America
Lester Haines, 14 May 10:3
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Japanese astro-boffins race to recover pulsar-spotting balloon basket

It's raining science balloons in the Australian outback
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Mildly successful flying car crashes - in mildly successful test flight

Brilliance of the AeroMobil prototype's parachute demonstrated
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All-Russian 'Elbrus' PCs and servers go on sale

Fool the NSA by buying an underpowered, exotic SPARC machine
Simon Sharwood, 11 May 3:32
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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Cuy Chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig

Ideal if you roll in pissed to find an empty fridge ... but a full pet cage. Or maybe not
Lester Haines, 10 May 11:0
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Spooks BUSTED: 27,000 profiles reveal new intel ops, home addresses

Searchable OPSEC built by scouring LinkedIn for folks claiming spook skillz
Darren Pauli, 7 May 7:39
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Crowdfunded ZX Spectrum revival just days from shipment

You’d need to connect it to your Deja VDU
Dell SCv2000 storage array video img

Compellent kicks EqualLogic out of Dell's bottom end: New SCv2000

New box pops up just a bit early in YouTube vid
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POW: Smut-seeding copyright troll slammed as 'extortionate'

Video Nonagenerian judge doesn't hold back in assessment of Prenda Law
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EXTREME FEEDING: BLUE whales' gluttonous gobbling of fishy fluids

Rubber-band nerve lets them gulp straight down throats
Italy's first woman in space enjoys espresso on the ISS video img

Italian ISS trekkie sips first zero-G cup of espresso in SPAAAACE

Lavazza's latest brew, with a slight psychological hint of urine
Iain Thomson, 5 May 0:28
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Try to contain your joy: Microsoft emits Windows Server 2016 with nano-services

Ignite 2015 And DIY Azure on the verge of summer release
Neil McAllister, 4 May 19:57
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How Groucho Marx lost his voice and found his funny bone

Feature The 100 year ‘artistic anniversary’ of the man who made stand-up stand up
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Meet the man who inspired Elon Musk’s fear of the robot uprising

Exclusive Interview Nick Bostrom explains his AI prophecies of doom to El Reg
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Poseidon's Wake, Naked at the Albert Hall and Farewell Kabul

Page File Hard Sci-Fi with Alistair Reynolds, Tracey Thorn on singing and more
Mark Diston, 2 May 11:30
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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Dabbsy was spawned in that slime of Cain
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Google Password Alert could be foiled with just 7 lines of JavaScript

Credit where it's due, they plugged the vuln pretty quickly
John Leyden, 1 May 11:32
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Brits send Star Wars X-wing fighter to the stratosphere

'F***wits from Romford' hoping for VIP tickets to The Force Awakens premiere
Lester Haines, 30 Apr 11:38
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Oxford chaps solve problem in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

12-Spectrum network assembles orchestra to play Mahler symphony
Simon Sharwood, 30 Apr 6:31
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Calamity cargo capsule DOOMED: Space station pod in fireball re-entry

Vid Roscosmos has written off the Progress supply capsule that was supposed to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station. The Russian space agency said the out-of-control craft will burn up within days as it falls back to Earth. Youtube Video Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, told a press conference on Wednesday that …