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Plus: Tim Cook is the pebble in the pond QuoTW  This week NASA showed off its plans to lasso an asteroid, researchers mourned over a bug-riddled Chrome browser, and RSA banned buxom booth babes.…

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Launcher 2.0 to be released within days Google's Chromebooks are about to undergo a hefty overhaul that puts the Chocolate Factory's creepy, predictive search tech – Google Now – at the heart of the firm's OS.…

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Hey, you guys! This one's a 1980s' truffle shuffle just for the kids Film Review  Robot Overlords is an old-school kids’ movie, with none of the surreptitious nods to the dragged along adult audiences that we’ve become accustomed to, just friendly, under-13s fun.…

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Take a dive at the Natural History Museum Review  There's an undeniable fascination to coral reefs and the creatures that inhabit them, whether it's tales of shipwreck on tropical islands surrounded by a lagoon, romantic snorkelling adventures, or captivating documentaries about the Great Barrier Reef.…

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Works well on tarmac - just remember to keep it there Vulture at the Wheel  This wasn't the car I was expecting. If I’d been paying attention I would have known that the new twin-turbo, 9-speed auto, 4WD 1.6L diesel turbo CR-V isn’t on the UK press fleet yet. What rolled up outside Vulture Central was the decidedly white-bread 2WD i-DTEC single-turbo 1.6L diesel.…

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And a tale of international intellectual property piracy Worstall @ the Weekend  To move a little off the normal sort of subject around here, something from an exhibition just around the corner here in Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic. The lads I hang out with here are 40ish professionals and they were terribly excited about an exhibition being put on of “Merkur”.…

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WARNING: Coders are still stitching together partition stitching code Microsoft has tentatively opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to more phones, after its initial list back in February had been extremely limited.…

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Look up to the skies and see The European Space Agency has successfully launched two new satellites into orbit as part of the Galileo project to offer EU citizens an alternative GPS system from late 2016.…

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VC North Bridge explains its investment Analysis  Website hosting may not be the first thing you consider when looking at tech industry growth, but venture capitalists North Bridge are betting different.…

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Gorge your way to fitness this weekend Chocolate and exercise together, whatever next? Well, for the chocoholics and general lovers of cacao based products, there are various chocolate tours springing up at various locations around the country including Edinburgh, Oxford and one taking place in London this weekend.…

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But why should we care what rich execs think? Analysis  Two high-profile tech CEOs – Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Mark Benioff – have publicly criticized a new Indiana law that legalizes discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.…

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Captures capital's sharp, stylish side from 1976 to 1988 For the next four days a London exhibition features the youth cult photos of Register contributor Phil Strongman. Here he explains the whys and wherefores – and how technology has changed such shows.…

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Ian Caldwell finds religion (again) and more Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at literature's latest with a compelling debut novel from Stevan Alcock. The days of empire in India get up close and personal due in no small part to Ferdinand Mount's well-documented family history. And for those with a tate for antiquity, Ian Caldwell's latest gives Dan Brown a run for his money.…

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Trademark briefs complain of 'predatory, exploitative and coercive practices' The intellectual property constituency (IPC) of domain overseer ICANN has formally asked the organization to halt the rollout of the controversial .sucks top-level domain, due to start on Monday.…

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Oh, you're one of them there racists, are you? Something for the Weekend, Sir?  How can you condone racist violence, Alistair?…

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Study will pave the way for mission to Mars Pic + vid  Three astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station – and two of them are going to remain onboard the orbiting lab for a full year…

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Wide-open rsync blunder leaves popular gateways vulnerable to hijacking Travelers are used to getting screwed over by hotel internet access.…

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One way to boost your share price by 28 per cent Rumors flew fast and furious on Friday about possible acquisitions in the chip industry, with both Intel and Samsung said to be eyeing purchases that could strengthen their positions against rivals.…

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It's net neutrality, I'm Buckeye, they're Little John, is that all clear? Net neutrality  Tom Wheeler, the chairman of US broadband regulator the FCC, fresh from no fewer than four Congressional grillings, has given a spirited defense of his radical net neutrality rules.…

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Enable two-factor auth, says biz chat startup Workplace chat app Slack, popular among West Coast startup hipsters among others, has been hacked, its makers said today.…

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Angry Apple users get their shot at licking the Chocolate Factory Apple Safari-using Brits, who claim they were tracked by Google's adbots without permission, can sue Google, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled.…

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Back in Black, but one fair quarter does not a turnaround make BlackBerry actually made money in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, but the bigger picture for the ailing smartphone maker is far from rosy.…

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Don't look now, folks, Trevor's in luuurve Sysadmin blog  Supermicro has released the first of its new line of Twin series unblade* servers and El Reg has taken the opportunity to given them a right good kicking.…

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Servers up and down during 24-hour-long DDoS GitHub's servers are being hammered by web traffic from an army of unwitting cyber-foot-soldiers.…

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Ceph and Gluster – not a cabaret double act after all Which Red Hat scale-out storage product should you choose: Ceph or Gluster?…

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