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Tesla PowerWall is a good deal if you don't mind a 25-year payback

So says consumer mag Choice. Elon Musk says version 2 will do better
Richard Chirgwin, 03 Feb 21:46

Masked men 'steal' £250k of smartphones from Exertis

170 iPhone 6s and 380 Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo mobes out the windows
Paul Kunert, 03 Feb 18:10

How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

But five million slab-books sold worldwide before March last year
Paul Kunert, 03 Feb 12:52

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'Dodgy Type-C USB cable fried my laptop!'

Insane wiring leaves expensive Pixel borked
Iain Thomson, 03 Feb 08:02

Motorola-powered Mac from 1989 used to write smartphone apps

Mac SE/30's nine-inch screen is ideal for font-wrangling, says dev, 16Mhz 68030 not so much
Simon Sharwood, 03 Feb 06:02

Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

Don't run rm -rf / as a laugh to clean your filesystem on a ham-fisted UEFI machine
Chris Williams, 02 Feb 08:02

Google plugs Android vulns

Happy days if you own a Nexus
Richard Chirgwin, 02 Feb 02:25

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

RS-232 is still enough of a thing there are people who turn a quid ripping off chipsets
Richard Chirgwin, 31 Jan 22:58

Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

'Serious near misses' prompt safety concerns
Lester Haines, 29 Jan 16:03

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