Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year
Review When, four years ago, I predicted Huawei was coming to eat Apple and Samsung's lunch, derision swiftly followed. Either it couldn't, or it would take a very long time. For years, Japanese and Korean cars were nasty little tin cans, jokes on wheels, remember?
OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?
Updated People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack.
Want to hack a hole-in-the-wall cash machine for free dosh? It's as easy as Windows XP
ATM machines are vulnerable to an array of basic attack techniques that would allow hackers to lift thousands in cash.
John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court
Infosec personality John McAfee has been found legally "liable" via a default judgment for the death of his neighbour, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in his Belize home in 2012.
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous. Microsoft pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files, and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.
A new Raspberry Pi takes a bow with all of the speed but less of the RAM
Like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ but feel that the RAM is just a bit too big, the price too high or the ports too numerous? Fear not, for the spiritual successor to the original Model A+ is here.
Another Meltdown, Spectre security scare: Data-leaking holes riddle Intel, AMD, Arm chips
Computer security researchers have uncovered yet another set of transient execution attacks on modern CPUs that allow a local attacker to gain access to privileged data, fulfilling predictions made when the Spectre and Meltdown flaws were reported at the beginning of the year.
Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone
Arriving at a recent conference organised by one of the government's many regulatory bodies, I received my obligatory lanyard – and something else, credit-card-shaped, emblazoned with the branding for event. "What's this?" I asked.
Scare Force: Pakistan military hit by Operation Shaheen malware
The Pakistan Air Force is the apparent target of a complex new state-sponsored attack campaign.
Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck
If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, Google's Chrome team might be a candidate for involuntary commitment.
Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality
Microsoft was, and maybe still is, considering injecting targeted adverts into the Windows 10 Mail app.
Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft
Roundup Aside from the hoo-ha around Windows 10 licences suddenly being downgraded amid an Insider build update, last week brought Row-Level Security to Azure warehouses, Alexa's tanks rolled onto Cortana's lawn and Microsoft prepared to drop support for old versions of Xcode.
Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...
Who, Me? The days are drawing in and the mornings are getting darker – so why not take a dose of Who, Me? to help lighten up your day.
Oi, Elon: You Musk sort out your Autopilot! Tesla loyalists tell of code crashes, near-misses
Updated Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the Tesla owners among his millions of Twitter followers last week what aspect of their electric cars they'd most like to see improved or fixed.
iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!
Real world review While the XR may be the best value notched iPhone that Apple is making today, some of its compromises may be too much for the target market of customers hanging on to their dated but perfectly functional hardware.
It's November 2018, and Microsoft's super-secure Edge browser can be pwned eight different ways by a web page
Microsoft and Adobe have delivered the November edition of Patch Tuesday with another sizable bundle of security fixes to install as soon as you're able to.
Russia: We did not hack the US Democrats. But if we did, we're immune from prosecution... lmao
The Russian government has denied having anything to do with hacking the US Democratic party in 2016, although in a court filing this week stressed that even if it did break into the DNC's servers, it is immune from prosecution.
Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges
One of three people charged over the December 2017 “swatting” death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in the US has pleaded guilty.
OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship
Review What if Huawei used OnePlus's Oxygen UI, I found myself musing recently. Wouldn't it be the perfect package? Huawei's amazing RF performance, and bleeding-edge tech, with a UI that didn't actually suck?