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FRIKKIN' LASERS could REPLACE fibre-optic comms cables

Fire a laser, make an air tube, do stuff. Simple, innit?
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 16:55

Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530

Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jul 13:33

June Whitfield and EE to old folk: Would you like a nice cup of tea and some internet, dear?

And a biscuit, and one of those portable phones. Mm, lovely
Simon Rockman, 23 Jul 09:19

Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Jasper Hamill, 23 Jul 07:55

All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on

Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 07:02

Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016

GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 02:06

Faced with stiff competition, Facebook just can't satisfy – report

And that's before it started inducing moodswings for science
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 00:31

Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 13:42

Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Jasper Hamill, 22 Jul 10:44

WTF is ... Virtual Customer Premises Equipment?

It might just be a global conspiracy to lobotomise YOUR home router
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 06:03

Twitter hints at messaging moves

WhatsApp with this plan? Facebook's $19b cash dangle, perhaps?
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 03:58

SK Telecom, Ericsson trial 'elastic cell'

Claims 50 per cent download boost
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 00:26
The Satellite Dish at the Jameson Earth Station

NBN Co extends satellite scheme

New beams will leave 9,000 premises beaming
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 23:24

Opinion

Apple Homekit prototype pics?

Home automation while it's hot: Winter warmth for lazy technophiles

Breaking Fad El Reg has a shufti at hooking your heating up to the Internet of Stuff
Nigel Whitfield, 24 Jun 07:15
NBN Co logo

Should NBN Co squeeze a server into FTTN nodes?

There's still time: node design hasn't been settled
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jun 21:44
Samsung RR82PDRS fridge

Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

Your home will never auto-refill itself with food'n'drink, folks
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 15:02

News

GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?

An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Simon Rockman, 21 Jul 10:32

CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jul 07:02

Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 06:28

Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN

Video Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jul 23:58

Facebook in new 'experiment' drama: Will users buy it?

Free-content ad network morphs into online market
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 11:14

Telstra to grinch WAP 1 network five days before Christmas

First-generation iPhone and feature phone users, your time is up
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 04:57

Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jul 04:04

Move over Siri and Cortana: BlackBerry's, um, 'Assistant' is here

Used up creativity building the software, hopefully...
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 15:57

X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

Elop explains new, lighter strategy (sort of)
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 15:25

ACCC should be regulated: Vertigan NBN review

Volume discounts back on table, VDSL should be required
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 01:36

UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

And Navi Pillay calls for Snowden to be protected
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Jul 00:59

Want to legally unlock your phone from its network? The US Senate says that's A-OK

Bill passed. Now there's just niggling to sort out
Iain Thomson, 17 Jul 00:47
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Nadella: Yes I can put 2 THINGS FIRST. I will say them at the same time – CLOUDOBILE

'We are building an operating system for human activity'
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jul 15:58
scissors cut cable

WiGag war: Tiny low-power chip promises mobes 4.6Gbps Wi-Fi

Nitero's silicon beats off rivals' packages, but oh look – here comes Qualcomm
Iain Thomson, 16 Jul 13:00

US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe

FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
Simon Rockman, 16 Jul 08:26

'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website

Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
Iain Thomson, 15 Jul 20:51

Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee

But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Simon Rockman, 15 Jul 15:57

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

Exclusive Complaint dismissed. Prepare for different complaints
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jul 10:28

YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

You can take our hard drives, but they will never take our freedom
Team Register, 15 Jul 07:03