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Photo of boxes of Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft jolts awake, remembers it still makes Office for Mac

Microsoft has finally put a date on what will be its first new version of Office for OS X since 2010.
Shaun Nichols, 01 Nov 2014

Samsung says teaming up with mobe-maker Microsoft could violate antitrust law

Samsung has taken a new tack in its ongoing patent royalty spat with Microsoft, claiming that its former partnership with Redmond should be considered null and void as it could violate US antitrust law.
Neil McAllister, 01 Nov 2014
SpaceShipTwo launch

Virgin Galactic vows to continue space program after 'serious anomaly'

Both Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have vowed to continue the private exploration of space after Friday's crash that destroyed SpaceShipTwo, claimed the life of one pilot, and severely wounded another.
Iain Thomson, 01 Nov 2014
Musk Deer -from WCS

Oh, dear! Scientists uncover Afghan VAMPIRE DEER

Just as the kids in the US are taking to the streets for spooky fun and sugar overloads on Halloween, scientists have rediscovered a long-forgotten species of deer that might just freak you out.
Shaun Nichols, 01 Nov 2014
Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Bombe machine

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game: Glimpses of Turing's life, but that's all ...

Film ReviewIt’s never easy to portray the life of a genius on film. Although their achievements and abilities might fascinate us, there’s not a lot of visual appeal in watching someone being good at maths, or painting really well or endlessly practising music. To make a good biopic of genius, it helps if your subject also led an eventful life, as Alan Turing did.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 01 Nov 2014
big red wheelie bin and pallet full of rubbish in London street

BOFH: Stop your tiers – when it comes to storage, less is more

Episode 10
Simon Travaglia, 01 Nov 2014

Me give you $14 squillion gadziddly-dillion

Something for the Weekend, Sir?Youtube Video
Alistair Dabbs, 01 Nov 2014

A Game of Storage Thrones: Enterprise IT, meet gripping drama

A Game Of Storage Thrones is a fantasy enterprise IT novel set in the fictional continents of NASblockOS and ServerSANland, with many kings fighting for overall power.
Chris Mellor, 01 Nov 2014
Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy book cover

Tales of infiltration from Fight Club man Chuck Palahniuk, Peter Carey and Anonymous

Page FileEl Reg bookworm Mark Diston leafs his way through the latest in literature and finds more transgressional fiction from Chuck Palahniuk, this time focused on stimulating experiences for womankind. Covert ops in cyberspace from Anonymous et al are tackled in Gabriella Coleman’s account of past and present events and two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey puts a fictional spin on similar activities.
Mark Diston, 01 Nov 2014
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game: Bringing Alan Turing's classified life to light

InterviewFor director Morten Tyldum and writer Graham Moore, the life of Alan Turing is about more than the fact that he was gay, or that he was a genius or that he was one of the keepers of arguably the biggest secret of World War II. Both film-makers agree that Turing’s story is about outsiders and how being an outsider can be exactly what’s needed.
Brid-Aine Parnell, 01 Nov 2014
Google Chocolate Factory

Google boss: I want Euro biz to be bigger than search

Google's boss Larry Page is not satisfied with his company's powerful grip on the technology world and is keen to see the ad giant grow beyond its key stronghold of search, where it holds a dominant position in Europe.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2014

Dub pioneer Rupie Edwards' Ire Feelings – 40 years on

TrackbackPhil Strongman reveals the bizarre true story of how the first real musical fusion of technology and culture ended up coming from the Third World.
Phil Strongman, 01 Nov 2014
SpaceShipTwo crash

Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

Richard Branson raced to the scene of a Virgin Galactic test flight tragedy last night, after the company's SpaceShipTwo crashed killing one pilot and left another seriously injured.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2014
Pilot atop sinking vintage aircraft

Forget eyeballs and radar! Brits tackle GPS jammers with WWII technology

Navigation technology developed during World War Two has been deployed to run a network of longwave transmitters as a GPS backup in parts of England and Scotland.
Team Register, 01 Nov 2014

Spooky ghost light reveals dead galaxies torn apart over 6bn years

PicAstro boffins have observed a faded, ghostly glow of stars belched from ancient galaxies that NASA said were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago.
Team Register, 01 Nov 2014
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg

Pirate Bay co-founder jailed for three years after massive CSC hack attack

The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was banged up for three and a half years on Friday.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2014

Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a mega spy? Answer: Yes

It was revealed this week that Britain's surveillance of our online and telephone activity rocketed since the Tories and Lib Dems formed a Coalition government in 2010.
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2014
The Doctor and Missy in Dark Water

Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

TV Review
Brid-Aine Parnell, 01 Nov 2014

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