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BBK Electronics' OnePlus venture rolled out its second flagship of 2017 yesterday, the OnePlus 5T going on sale just five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 in June.…
He built a plane called Digital Innovation and told readers: 'Come Fly With Me'
The Register is reviewing its relationship with columnist and Shoreditch entrepreneur Mr Steve Bong MBE after Mr Bong admitted to having a close working relationship with the Kremlin this week, in a piece titled Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story…
I've tried to give the new video game Star Wars: Battlefront II a fair shake, and I tried to do so through three types of fandom, at that. I really dig Star Wars—and I've generally appreciated when the series has expanded its universe in video game form. I'm a big fan of DICE as a creator of high-polish, massively multiplayer online shooters. And I thought 2015's reboot of the Star Wars: Battlefront game series was perfectly satisfactory as an accessible online action game.
I kept all of these optimistic angles in mind as I booted the new game—and as I used my lightsaber of fandom to try to carve through its confusing economies. But that has been Scarif-massacre levels of difficult. Battlefront II ultimately lands as an adequate-but-forgettable combination of polish, bombast, and been-there-done-that shooter tropes. Even after EA's last-minute about-face, little about the total package makes me eager to recommend it to anybody looking for a family-friendly blaster, a Star Wars-worthy story, or a month-after-month dive into online team combat.One step forward, how many steps back?
Over-hyped tech inches a step closer... maybe
Brit mobile operator EE has proudly announced the success of a "breakthrough test" for 5G, but what do these tests signal for future 5G usage?…
Z-NAND has near-3D XPoint access latency and could scale capacity faster too
Analysis How does Korean flash and DRAM chipper Samsung's Z-NAND compare to Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint?…
EA temporarily suspends in-game purchases as it does not want controversy to "overshadow" its game.
Opinion: The researcher has discarded $30,000 to ensure there is full public disclosure of the drone maker's poor security and revealing how not every bug bounty hunt ends well.
Aviva and Centrica wanted cloud giant love. 1 outsourcer... wasn't ready... to let go
Updated Insurer Aviva and energy supplier Centrica are the latest big customers to indicate plans to ditch outsourcing giant DXC Technologies, The Register can reveal.…
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.
A New York state judge has concluded that a powerful police surveillance tool known as a stingray, a device that spoofs legitimate mobile phone towers, performs a "search" and therefore requires a warrant under most circumstances.
As a New York State Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn ruled earlier this month in an attempted murder case, New York Police Department officers should have sought a standard, probable cause-driven warrant before using the invasive device.
The Empire State court joins others nationwide in reaching this conclusion. In September, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals also found that stingrays normally require a warrant, as did a federal judge in Oakland, California, back in August.
Discoursing Descartes with my robotic pet
Something for the Weekend, Sir? I have awoken to the sounds of electronic growling. Making my way downstairs, I discover teethmarks in the bannister, a pool of oil by the back door and the remains of a torn-open jumbo box of AA longlifes in the kitchen.…
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.
By George (Kurian), he's done it
Analysis There's a new energy at NetApp. The Microsoft Azure NFS deal was a great confidence booster, and the two recent acquisitions of Greenqloud and Plexistor provide stepping stones to a high-performance, on-premises storage future and a stronger hybrid cloud play.…
The online talent network said it wanted to focus its investment elsewhere.
Ripple effect will later expand, says firm
Blockchain tech found another friend in American Express and UK customers of Santander. Well, sort of.…
Can't blame middle managers - they always get the stick
What drives organisations to change their ways? What's the match that lights the powder keg of actually doing something new and different in IT? That's the question I usually get from organisations that want their approach to software to be more "agile", who want to go through "digital transformation", and, yes, "do DevOps".…
Boffins pinpoint homes based on people's device movements
Anonymized location data won't necessarily preserve your anonymity.…
Fake sites spread fake stories to fuel pump and dump or other foul ends
Criminals are exploiting “fake news” for commercial gain, according to new research.…