posted about 10 hours ago on the register
Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt Picture special  Cue the traditional portentous drumroll and fanfare of trumpets as we reveal today the finished livery of our Vulture 2 spaceplane – a provocative combination of paint job and vinyl wrap which is, frankly, the mutt's nuts.…

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Swan dive signs off successful science mission Pics  NASA has confirmed that the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, which has spent the last 100 days orbiting the Moon, has shuffled off its mortal coil in a spectacular swan dive into the lunar regolith between 9:30pm and 10:22pm PDT on Thursday.…

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Epic Rockstar patent war to be waged in California Google has won a victory in its battle against patent troll Rockstar, with a US District Court judge having denied Rockstar's request to try the case in the troll-friendly Eastern District of Texas, rather than in California.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972 Online radio service Pandora is being sued by a group of record labels seeking payout for songs released more than four decades ago.…

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posted about 21 hours ago on the register
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half An HTC spokesman says that smartphone camera technology is advancing at such a rate that it may soon catch up to "real" cameras in one critical feature that separates pro shooters from snap shooters: optical zoom.…

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posted about 22 hours ago on the register
At-home trial offers fashionistas an eyeful of broken Glass Interested in Google Glass but worried that you'll look like a dork wearing it? The Chocolate Factory is testing out a new pilot program to help ease your mind.…

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posted about 23 hours ago on the register
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window Elon Musk should be a happy camper, as it appears that his orbital delivery firm SpaceX has pulled off a successful launch of its third resupply mission to the International Space Station.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium? Photos have surfaced that purport to show Apple's next iPad having a bonded LCD and front-panel glass display, allowing it to be even thinner than the current 7.5mm (0.29-inch) thick iPad Air – or perhaps the same thickness, but with a larger battery.…

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posted about 24 hours ago on the register
'Unflod Baby Panda' looks to snatch Apple IDs Users on a mobile phone hacking subreddit are being credited with the discovery of a malware infection targeting iOS users.…

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Denies Q&A cameo was meant to slam US, big-up Russia Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has written an op-ed column in the Guardian justifying his decision to go on live TV to question Russian President Vladimir Putin about his country's policies on mass surveillance.…

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China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company It has been 18 months since former Google golden girl Marissa Mayer took over the helm at Yahoo! and outwardly things look pretty good, but the latest financial analysis shows the Purple Palace might actually be worth less than zero.…

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Twenty-nine years later the post-Pepsi exec has a flat-forehead moment Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley, who engineered Steve Jobs' removal from managing the company's Macintosh division in May 1985 – a move that eventually led Jobs to resign that September – now thinks it may not have been such a good idea.…

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Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic Residents in the Spanish village of Castrillo* Matajudíos (Castrillo Kill the Jews) will vote on Saturday on whether it's time to change the name of their small hamlet in the province of Burgos to something a little less offensive.…

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Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.…

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posted 2 days ago on the register
Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers As the officials investigating the Target data breach are settling in for what they believe will be a long and complex process of catching the hackers behind the heist, another US retailer is admitting that it lost millions of customer payment card details.…

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Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin' The winds on Mars have been scouring the surface of the Opportunity rover, and NASA says the plucky little robot is now cleaner than it has been in nearly a decade.…

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But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon AMD's 64-bit ARM-based server chips, code-named "Seattle", will come to market late this year – but don't expect to see them wrapped up in any SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems at launch.…

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Lucky Kansas City buggers to host yet another pilot program Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.…

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Ninth release of open source cloud manager gains key enterprise features OpenStack's Icehouse release has arrived, bearing stress-busting gifts for hollow-eyed cloud administrators.…

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Red dwarf harbors potential Nu Earth NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the first Earth-sized planet in orbit around a star in the so-called Goldilocks zone – the zone around a star that's not too hot or too cold for liquid water to exist on the surface.…

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posted 2 days ago on the register
Ah, but it's that pesky GAAP v. non-GAAP spread again: net loss of $20m or gain of $12m? AMD has announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter, and the chip designer handily beat analysts' expectations in both revenues and the all-important – to the Wall Street moneymen, at least – earning per share (EPS).…

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Crummy cables pose risk of electric shock Nokia's Lumia 2520 is one of the few tablets to ship with Windows RT besides Microsoft's own Surface line, but the Finnish firm has now suspended sales of its ARM-based Windows fondleslab in Europe due to issues with its charger.…

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Americans optimistic about technology despite being afraid of EVERYTHING Coming advances in technology have a majority of Americans optimistic about the future, yet nervous about looming technologies, a survey has found.…

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Open source company reckons young technology is 18 months away from major market adoption Open source company Red Hat thinks it might start making significant money out of OpenStack in the Autumn of 2015 and it won't need a Linus Torvalds-like dictator to keep the project focused.…

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Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks Facebook is adding a new application that alerts smartphone users when their chums are nearby, but thankfully the feature is optional.…

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