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It's all in the mind: Thought-command slot car racing in the city of the future

Mon, 2021-07-12 15:15
Controlling a Scalextric car with the mighty power of the Vulture brain

Suffering from sore thumbs after a serious session of table-top electric car racing? The Reg took a look at the logical conclusion of wearable electroencephalography: controlling Scalextric cars with thought.…

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Looking for some up close and personal cybersecurity training? Well, look to London

Mon, 2021-07-12 14:30
SANS Institute touches down for August and September visits

Promo If you’re going to be near London in August or September, like pitting your wits against cyber attackers, and love exchanging experiences vividly with your peers even more, here’s some really good news.…

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Lightweight VS Code is only getting heftier with addition of official web server extension

Mon, 2021-07-12 13:45
v1.58 is a sizeable update that also brings terminals in the editor

Microsoft has released version 1.58 of Visual Studio Code with the ability to open terminals in the editor panel and an official integrated web server extension.…

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NASA signs $1bn deal with Northrop Grumman to build studio apartment in lunar orbit with room for 3 vehicles

Mon, 2021-07-12 13:02
HALO to form the crew habitat module of the Gateway outpost

NASA has inked a $935m contract with Northrop Grumman to build the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module for the Lunar Gateway.…

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G20 finance ministers agree plan to make multinationals pay their 'fair share' of tax

Mon, 2021-07-12 12:15
Tax-efficient tech giants in firing line

Global plans to ensure that big international companies such as Amazon and Google pay their "fair share of tax" have passed another hurdle following a meeting in Venice of the world's leading finance ministers.…

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Microsoft broke British and European competition laws, UK reseller tells High Court

Mon, 2021-07-12 11:30
Redmond acknowledges £270m sueball – so the battle's on

Microsoft's attempts to kill off resellable perpetual software licences infringe the EU constitution and UK competition law alike, according to the legal filings of a reseller suing Redmond for £270m in London's High Court.…

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Western Approaches Museum: WRENs, wargames, and victory in the Atlantic

Mon, 2021-07-12 10:45
Anonymous Liverpudlian building was once home to the strategists who beat Germany's U-boats

Geek's Guide To Britain Walking down the ramp into the Western Approaches Museum in Liverpool you are faced with a quote from American journalist David Fairbanks White, author of Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945. It states boldly that Derby House is where the Second World War was won. That's quite a claim for a rather bland 11-storey office block in the Stripped Classicism style that most people have never heard of.…

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TSMC and Foxconn sign on dotted line to buy 10 million Pfizer vaccines for Taiwan

Mon, 2021-07-12 10:38
Foxconn's Terry Gou says deal had no guidance nor interference from Beijing

Foxconn and TSMC have inked a procurement deal with Pfizer distributor Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group for 10 million vaccines on behalf of Taiwan, a plan approved by the Taiwanese government late last month.…

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SteelSeries Apex Pro plays both sides of the mechanical keyboard fence – and wins

Mon, 2021-07-12 10:01
Feedback determined by software, making this ideal for work and play

Review Personal taste plays a huge role in one's mechanical keyboard of choice. While some drool over tactile feedback and samba-like clacking, others prefer silent, linear switches.…

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Windows 11 still doesn't understand our complex lives – and it hurts

Mon, 2021-07-12 08:30
Linux user dips toe in Microsoft OS

Column I have been a Linux user for decades. Last week, I bought a Windows computer.…

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Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means

Mon, 2021-07-12 07:47
It's certainly not for that

Who, Me? Monday is upon us, the weekend is receding, and the rest of the week is stretching out into an unbroken chain of managerial mayhem. Take a moment to watch a newly minted member of management come unstuck in today's Who, Me?

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Desktop PC sales bounce back – but only because of laptop component shortages

Mon, 2021-07-12 07:06
HP missed the boom for both, posted 2.7 per cent growth as market surged 13 points over 2020

The PC market racked up another boom quarter in Q2 2021, but analyst firm IDC also found “mixed signals” about future demand.…

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Beijing further tightens its grip on local web giants with “Network Security Review Measures”

Mon, 2021-07-12 05:57
More crackdowns on tech companies planning an IPO, as foreshadowed by the Cyberspace Administration of China

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced further restrictions for Chinese tech companies, including a compulsory security audit for companies with more than one million registered users that plan to list overseas.…

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Richard Branson uses two planes to make 170km round trip

Mon, 2021-07-12 05:10
Went into space and made it home in time for lunch

British billionaire Sir Richard “Beardy” Branson on Sunday made a round trip of just over 170 kilometres in around 90 minutes.…

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Kaseya claims SaaS restoration going swimmingly

Mon, 2021-07-12 03:05
Patch for on-prem is out, too, but company asks users to pause work to review late documentation changes

Beleaguered IT management firm Kaseya says sixty per cent of its SaaS services have been successfully restored.…

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Singaporean boffins tame urban jungle with VR simulation of vertical greenery

Mon, 2021-07-12 02:36
Experiment shows that a few more plants make for a lot less stress

Researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have used virtual reality to simulate urban greenery, and believe their work proves that the presence of plants can make us all a little calmer.…

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Linux kernel sheds IDE support, but driver-dominated 5.14 rc1 still grows

Mon, 2021-07-12 00:00
Please ignore pesky AMD GPU hardware description header files, says Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 5.14 of the Linux kernel,…

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Uncle Sam sanctions Chinese AI outfits for links to Xinjiang Uyghur human-rights abuses

Sat, 2021-07-10 14:09
Plus: A tool that automatically shames politicians distracted by their phones during official business

In Brief The Biden Administration has cracked down on Chinese AI companies over their links to human rights abuses against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang.…

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That time a startup tried to hire me just to push clients' products in job interviews

Sat, 2021-07-10 07:03
Veteran technologist Terence Eden recalls upstart's solicitation for shills

Years ago, prior to his UK government service and AMP rebel period, Terrence Eden was running a mobile technology consultancy when a London-based startup offered to pay him to take job interviews with no intention of accepting any offers.…

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The human-devoid AI-powered Saildrone Surveyor ship just made it to Hawaii from SF

Fri, 2021-07-09 22:29
28 days at sea alone with nothing to look at but the waves and ocean floor

A human-free autonomous boat known as the Saildrone Surveyor has successfully sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii to cross the Pacific Ocean while mapping the topography of the seabed, an achievement made less than a month after a similar IBM-powered boat failed.…

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