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Jenny Agutter at Byte Night launch

El Reg works with Byte Night to put techies out on the streets

The Register is partnering with Byte Night, the annual tech-heavy sleepout fundraiser for Action for Children, the UK charity which has been caring and sticking up for vulnerable young people for 150 years. So, why don’t you sign up now if you want to do something for vulnerable young people, think you can rough it with the …
Team Register, 22 Jun 2018
The audience at Continuous Lifecycle London, 2018

Missed our Continuous Lifecycle conference? Relive it in video

If you didn’t get along to Continuous Lifecycle London last month, we’ve got the next best thing: most of the conference sessions are now available to view at your leisure. Whether you’re looking to amp up your efforts around testing, deploying Kubernetes or monitoring, or are simply working out how to begin your journey into …
Team Register, 4 Jun 2018

Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

The Register has won a legal battle against Midlands-based reseller Aria Technology that will help open up tribunals across England and Wales to greater public scrutiny. Following one Reg hack's boneheaded ignorance of the law determined struggle for justice, anyone who wants to see legal documents used in tribunal cases can …
Team Register, 18 May 2018

Wanna work for El Reg? Developers needed for headline-writing AI bots

April Fool The Register seeks full-time developers and data scientists to build software tools to generate El Reg-style headlines and other text. This technology will draw upon the work of top UK academic Professor Warren Rice, who has assembled a database of more than one million news stories, including the entire Register archive, and …
Team Register, 1 Apr 2018
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Reg writer wins quite prestigious journalism prism

Register columnist and futurist Mark Pesce has been named Australia’s best IT columnist. Pesce was named the winner of the “Lizzie” last Friday after submitting three columns to the judges. Can you ethically suggest a woman pursue a career in tech? said that while “the number of women going studying engineering at the …
Team Register, 26 Mar 2018
A tractor beam from NASA space documentary: Star Trek, The Next Generation

The Register Lecture: How to build your own tractor beam

Levitation and tractor beams are the stuff of science fiction legend. Think Marty McFly’s hoverboard from Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future II in 1989, or any number of Star Trek episodes. The real-world application of such technology, however, has been limited by the size of the object you can control. Until now, as a …
Team Register, 22 Mar 2018
Drinks party at M3 day one

Yes, Alexa is all very well... but we want YOU to talk machine learning and AI

MCubed returns to London in October, and we want to hear how your organisation is using artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, deep learning, and predictive analytics to solve real world business and technology problems. We’re looking to put together a conference schedule that shows how business and academia are …
Team Register, 8 Mar 2018
Register Lecture tackles Existential Risk

The Register Lecture: AI turning on us? Let's talk existential risk

A sneaking fear that the machines might turn on us is just not good enough - we need to be able to quantify that risk if we want to avoid it, or at least manage it. Or we could just push on regardless and see how things work out. Whatever your take, we were thrilled to have Dr Adrian Currie of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study …
Team Register, 12 Feb 2018
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The Register, Heise launch Serverless Computing London Conference

Events Situation Publishing and Heise Medien are launching Serverless Computing London 2018, a three day conference that will bring together together experts and practitioners in one of the tech world’s hottest new areas. This new conference, which will run from November 12 to 14 at Euston Square, London, will cut through the hype to …
Team Register, 24 Jan 2018

The Register Lecture: The Secret Spitfires

When Britain’s future hung in the balance in 1940, a covert army of men, women and children set to work in network of sheds, garages and bus depots across Britain building desperately needed Supermarine Spitfires for the RAF’s war effort. The Spitfire was on the frontline against Adolf Hitler’s Luftwaffe during the Battle of …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2018

The Register Lecture: Detecting deception

Billions of pounds are lost annually to lies. As we become more digital and more connected through web, devices and social the reach of liars and the consequences of their actions assume bigger and more personal proportions - compromised bank accounts, stolen personal data and lost intellectual property. Liars are a physical …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2018

The Register Lecture: What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies

Whether you’ve always wondered whether hydrogen is the motor fuel of the future, or what happens to the inside of Lithium Ion battery when you drive a nail through, you’d have gotten your answers at our January Register Lecture. The National Physical Laboratory’s Dr Gareth Hinds took attendees on a journey into an electrically …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2018

The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

The Register has severed ties with columnist and Shoreditch entrepreneur Mr Steve Bong MBE after Mr Bong admitted to having a close working relationship with the Kremlin this week, in a piece titled Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story Mr Bong rose to prominence after The Register …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2017

Apple whispers how its face-fingering AI works

Apple has let us all in on a little secret: how its deep-learning-based face detection software works in iOS 10 and later. In a blog post published this week, the Cupertino giant described in a fair amount of detail how its algorithms operate. The biz revealed its code is based on OverFeat, a model developed by researchers at …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2017
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New Optane disks appear on web shops' lists

Sharp-eyed storage-watchers have noticed some new Intel solid state disks with Chipzilla's Optane 3D Xpoint memory/storage aboard popping up on web stores. Four SKUs are listed in many web shops, all with the name 900P, but the following product numbers and qualities: SSDPE21D280GASM, a 2.5-inch drive with 280GB capacity and …
Team Register, 25 Oct 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Agile pioneer Dr Linda Rising to keynote

Events We're chuffed, delighted and excited to announce that our first keynote for Continuous Lifecycle will be Agile development pioneer Dr Linda Rising. And if having Linda set the tone for the conference wasn't enough, she will also be running an exclusive workshop at the event. Linda's career has spanned the worlds of academia, …
Team Register, 20 Oct 2017
man gives lecture faces crowd

Power: The ultimate web-based commodity

Events If you've ever wondered who really controls today's upside-down, digital-soaked world, you should really join us next month when we consider "The Secrets of Power in the Digital Age". Carl Miller's upcoming book, Power, will examine all these questions and he joins us on November 7 to talk about his efforts to track down and …
Team Register, 19 Oct 2017
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Power, Sex, Platform Wars... Register Autumn Lectures tackle them all

Lectures We've got a brace of cracking Register lectures coming up over the next two months that dive into digital culture past and present. And we really want you to be there. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture has always tended to fracture …
Team Register, 5 Oct 2017

Citrix patches Netscaler hole, ARM TrustZone twisted, Android Dirty COW exploited – and more security fails

Roundup As ever, it has been a busy week on the security front with good news, some very bad reports, corporate failings all round and troubling signs ahead for those worried about government intrusion in the online world. Here's El Reg's take on the resulting wreckage. Cloudflare opens up protection Among the good news, Cloudflare …
Team Register, 29 Sep 2017
The main room at Continuous Lifecycle

Need to get up to speed on machine learning, AI?

There are just 25 tickets left for MCubed, our machine learning, AI and analytics conference, so if you want to spend two days learning how those technologies could change your business, you need to secure your ticket now. We’ve worked hard to bring together a speaker lineup in Central London that won’t just talk about what AI …
Team Register, 26 Sep 2017
Andy Stanford-Clark lecture

Register Lectures tackle war and power... in the digital world at least

Lectures If mists and mellow fruitfulness aren't your thing, celebrate Autumn by joining us for a pair of hard-hitting Register lectures which examine some of the pricklier issues dogging the digital world. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture …
Team Register, 21 Sep 2017
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Reg reader Regina is doing Byte Night - and so should you

A trio of plucky Reg fans from Shepherd’s bush are braving the mean streets of London next month to raise money for Byte Night - and you should really join them. Regina Bluman, marketing manager at OryxAlign, signed for this year’s Byte Night with two of her colleagues after seeing a tweet from The Register encouraging people …
Team Register, 13 Sep 2017

Why is it that geeks' favourite enemies are... other geeks?

Reg Event Geeks have often enjoyed a fractious relationship with non-techies, but nowhere near as toxic as their relationships with other geeks who dare to have slightly different tech preferences. On October 17, Brian Alleyne, of the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, will join us to discuss how geek and hacker culture has always …
Team Register, 1 Sep 2017

Wanna spend a day getting deeply hands-on with machine learning?

Events If you want to get deep and hands-on with machine learning, you'll be chuffed to know that we’ve added two more cracking workshops to our lineup at MCubed. On October 11, Laurent Catto will be delivering a workshop on Machine Learning with R, aimed at participants who are not experts in machine learning but have some …
Team Register, 31 Aug 2017

Heavy sleeper? Put your god-given talent to work and raise some cash

If you always sleep like a log, we’ve got just the thing for you - do some good by spending the night roughing it on the streets with a bunch of your industry compatriots in October, and raise a bunch of cash for vulnerable children into the bargain. Why would we want to force our loyal readers onto the streets? Because The …
Team Register, 15 Aug 2017

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