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Games industry set for $5 BILLION haircut, warn beancounters

Game over. Insert coins to continue play
Jasper Hamill, 22 Jul 17:56

Cisco relaunches Developer Network

If at first you don't succeed, call it a DevNet
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jul 06:32

NO TIME to read Facebook? Delegate the task to your FUTURE SELF

God forbid you should miss a single lump of digital gumble
Iain Thomson, 22 Jul 02:27

Samsung looks to up Tizen market share ... by upgrading Galaxy Gear

Android-powered smartwatches get Tizen makeover in US
Neil McAllister, 22 Jul 01:58

Apple said to be readying OS X Yosemite public beta

New Mac OS set to open to the masses
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 00:58

HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

Updated Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Iain Thomson, 21 Jul 20:24

August Patch Tuesday to bring Windows bug fixes AND FEATURES – report

Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks
Neil McAllister, 21 Jul 19:49

Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

Analysis The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 18:14

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

Programming the Web, Pt. I Lumpy but free - the future is here
Scott Gilbertson, 21 Jul 09:01

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 02:57
Nosferatu

Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
Neil McAllister, 19 Jul 00:31
European Union Flag

Europe: Apple could NOT care less about kids' in-app cash sprees

Our friends at Google on the other hand...
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 18:01

Opinion

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24
Windows 8.1 Update Start Screen

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Second Look As good as it gets, for now

I/O: New Google design language will RULE OVER 'DROIDS

Android devices will be living in a 'Material' world
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jun 11:57

News

VMware wants IM clients to hookup with calendars and databases

Patents seek back channel data lookups based on IM content
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 05:05

Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

Mozilla's thrifty, browser-based smartphone OS continues expansion
Neil McAllister, 17 Jul 20:34

EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

Exclusive El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 13:50

Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

Google's app permissions far too lax – security firm survey
John Leyden, 16 Jul 11:02

Programming languages in economics: Cool research, bro, but what about, er, economics?

Worstall on Wednesday Let's just call it a runtime error
Tim Worstall, 16 Jul 08:05

Mozilla and Facebook snip a further five per cent from all JPEGs

New mozjpeg 2.0 flattens cats without perturbing pics
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 03:33

OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

Also faster init and a new packages system
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 02:58

Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises

iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 23:59

Nokia emits Windows Phone 8.1 'Cyan' upgrade for Lumia gear

Finnish phones get bonus features on top of OS upgrade
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 20:22

Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

Clippy: It looks your hands are shaking, are you sure you want to commit this code?
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 20:05

You don't need a HERO, you need a ZERO. From Google

+Comment Crack unit to rid internet of zero-day vulns
John Leyden, 15 Jul 19:09
David and Goliath in the Valley of Elah

Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

WPC Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jul 11:33

Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

Nokia and marketing types first to get the bullet, says report
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jul 09:56

New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

Revamped launcher could arrive in update this year
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 01:28
2001 HAL poster

Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

Asynchronous design crucial in giving 120-machine cluster the edge in neural-network wars
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 00:26
Panic button on keyboard

July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

2.7 million systems in Europe must make the switch
Paul Kunert, 14 Jul 12:02

We SO DO support Java on XP, maybe even JDK 8, says Oracle

Or at least as much as Microsoft lets us
LibreSSL

LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork
Neil McAllister, 12 Jul 00:43
Screenshot of a Windows Apportal

Microsoft wants to lure biz users with fondleable Windows 8.1 'Apportals'

Custom Start Screens lump enterprise apps and data in one place
Neil McAllister, 11 Jul 22:56

Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

More launch delays for Samsung's Android-alternative smartphone OS
Neil McAllister, 11 Jul 19:47