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Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

Did you know Stephen Fry has just founded a tech startup called Pindex? It’s a “Pinterest for Learning” that he wants teachers to use. That’s a fact. Did you know Stephen Fry wants to restore our faith in “an online world that seems to centre around trolling, bullying, hating, trivialising and belittling”? He does. It says so …
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'People have forgotten just how late the first iPhone arrived ...'

QuoTW This was the week when IBM told a bunch of staffers that their skills weren’t up to scratch. To sort the problem out, Big Blue says it’s going to force them into mandatory training and make them give up ten per cent of their salaries for the privilege. In an email to workers, IBM said: A recent assessment revealed that some …

iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

Stephen Pie We had certain unavoidable production issues with this piece from our occasional "tech guru" Stephen Pie. Rather as plainly happened in the case of Stephen Fry - any other similarity between the two is purely coincidental - Mr Pie's thoughts on the iPhone 6 have had to be published almost completely without benefit of sub- …
Stephen Pie, 18 Sep 2014

Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

Autocue extraordinaire Stephen Fry has cheerily claimed new domain registrations "generate new IP numbers which so far show no sign of giving out". He blogged the explanation while celebrating being the first person in Blighty to sign up for a .uk domain. Dot-UK registry Nominet has not challenged Fry's latest boob, even …
Team Register, 10 Jun 2014

Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

What are we to do with Stephen Fry? Britain's go-to guy for advertisement voice-overs has had another attempt at explaining computing history, in his own unique way. But he's got it wrong, and at the same time sullied the memory of one of the industry's true pioneers. Writing on his blog and at The Daily Telegraph, Fry - …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Jan 2014
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'I've read all the Harry Potters - and I'm proud to have done so for adverts'

QuotW This was the week when Stephen Fry didn't get upset with The Register, he just called everyone at Vulture Central "cruel and vicious". Fry was not upset about Reg hack Andrew Orlowski's calling him out on a wee slip of the tongue when talking about Alan Turing, when he said that he was responsible for the first programmable …
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Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH with Summly buy

Yahoo! has agreed to buy Summly - an app created by a 17-year-old Londoner that summarises news stories for smartphones, which only launched last November after Nick D'Aloisio spent two years raising over $1m in funding. Register readers have probably heard quite enough about Stephen Fry in these pages over the last few days, …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Mar 2013
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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

Official British National Treasure Stephen Fry has responded to El Reg teasing last week with an emotional defence of his TV voice-over work, in two impassioned audio burps this weekend. "It doesn't upset me," Fry insists. "I am a voice-over artist, I have read every one of the Harry Potter novels - and I'm proud to have done …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Mar 2013

Stephen Fry explains… Alan Turing's amazing computer

It has been almost two years* since Stephen Fry last put his foot in his mouth - but the boy has gone and done it again. The nation's most cherished TV advertisement voiceover artist is cherished here, too, at El Reg - for his technical wisdom. After his attempt to explain how the internet works (it needs atomic clocks), we …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Mar 2013
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Stephen Fry's Pushnote goes titsup

Pushnote, the startup backed by Stephen Fry that attracted a wave of publicity from his endorsement last year, has gone titsup. A farewell message on the site hints that the founders, having pocketed Fry's cash, got bored with it: It was a lot of fun and we made a lot of friends, but our passions have led us elsewhere. The …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Jun 2012
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Cisco hits the roof in Olympics marketing dash

Cisco has thrown open its Olympics hospitality suite, giving partners and customers both a panoramic view of the Olympic Park and an up-close, 3D view of Stephen Fry loitering on a London Underground platform. The 2012 Olympics logo The networking giant is the London 2012 Network Infrastructure Supporter, meaning it is the …
Joe Fay, 9 May 2012
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TNZ braves the demerger with strong profits

The freshly de-merged Telecom New Zealand has posted a net profit of $NZ1 billion after what the CEO described as the “most complex corporate transaction in recent New Zealand history.” Adjusted profits rose 52 per cent to $NZ240 million with earnings from continuing operations coming in at $NZ129 million. The carrier demerged …
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Well, burn my atomic-clock-powered new human renaissance platform

"A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions," Proverbs 18:2 tells us. So thank goodness the Internet was invented. Here's our annual selection of barmy and brilliant things said in 2011 - this year's selection leans heavily towards the barmy. Mark Zuckerberg "We've made a bunch of …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Dec 2011
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Steve Jobs memorial brings out tech titans... and Bono

Tech world supremos Larry Page, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Michael Dell and Apple's Tim Cook and Scott Forstall made an appearance at the secret memorial for Steve Jobs held in Stanford University yesterday. U2's Bono, media baron Rupert Murdoch and, er, Stephen Fry were also in attendance. The ceremony in the Stanford chapel …
Anna Leach, 17 Oct 2011
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Stephen on Steve: The most important man on Earth

Legendary tech opinion-former Stephen Pie is currently in Mongolia filming for the dramatised bio-documentary of the life of J R R Tolkien, Not Another Fucking Elf – expected to be one of the mega-hits of 2012 – in which he plays the great writer's imaginary pygmy butler confidante, Boggy. However he found time to send us his …
Team Register, 26 Aug 2011
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Dam Busters dog dubbed 'Digger'

Scriptwriter Stephen Fry has announced he's successfully tackled the thorny problem of just what to call Guy Gibson's dog in Peter Jackson's upcoming remake of The Dam Busters. The mutt will be rebranded "Digger", Fry announced to the BBC, because "there is no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N- …
Lester Haines, 14 Jun 2011
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Stephen Fry explains... How lightbulbs work

Competition It's Fryday and the sun is shining. As requested, you lot have have been trying on the tweeds of our National Treasure™, Stephen Fry, to come up with Fry-style technical explanations. The best of the most recent bunch is sent in by Michael Harper, who contributes this. So picture the scene. A TV studio is filming a general …
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Stephen Fry explains... how TV works

Competition It's Fryday again, which means it's time to unleash more reader-contributed luvvie-speak of complicated technical things. You know – the sort of thing Stephen Fry might say when he doesn't have the correct answer placed in front of him on a piece of card by unpaid interns. Possibly. Here, the ubiquitous luvvie attempts to …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Mar 2011

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