IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, all planning to deprecate lousy old versions by 2020
Sysadmins and netizens, it's time to get serious about killing off old, buggy and insecure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) – the encryption used to secure connections to HTTPS websites like your bank, El Reg, and so on.…
X-ray probe could be awake by end of this week
NASA's rough month is improving somewhat: the American space agency is spinning up a spare gyroscope to bring the orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory back online by the end of the week, and it reckons it can wake the Hubble Space Telescope soon.…
The firm's CEO defends a possible return to China, a market Google abandoned over censorship concerns.
Allen co-founded the future software giant in 1975 with high school classmate Bill Gates.
EASA's writing rules for them after 'a number of requests'
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a public consultation on how to regulate futuristic air taxis that take off and land vertically.…
Who is he?
Sundar Pichai, in his first public acknowledgement of Project Dragonfly, says the effort was an internal project to find out what was possible for Google in China.
Like a little tiny ghost in the machine
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It's not the algorithmic timeline that Dorsey thinks is to blame.
The pro heavyweight champion plays a mean game of Street Fighter V.
Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, has died at the age of 65. His death comes shortly after he resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the cancer had returned after being in remission for nine years.
Allen was a Seattle native and went to high school with Gates. The two kept in touch at university—Allen at Washington State, Gates at Harvard—and when Allen dropped out in 1975 to start a company to develop software for the MITS Altair 8800, he soon convinced Gates to follow. That company was Micro-Soft, which shed its hyphen the following year. In 1980, Microsoft was chosen by IBM to develop DOS for its new PC. With the success of the PC and PC compatibles, Microsoft became hugely successful.
Allen had his first run-in with cancer in 1982, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and drastically cut back his work at the company while recovering. He formally left Microsoft in 1983, but he retained his share of ownership and became a billionaire when the company went public in 1986.
Two weeks after he went public with illness, philanthropist Alt-F4s from this simulation we call reality
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The Singapore-based convention returns with big name stars such as wrestler Kenny Omega and Overwatch voice actress Elise Zhang.
Susan Wojcicki also says YouTube videos in 25 years will be more interactive.
Benioff says you can't separate business from society.
And the Amazon CEO says he's going to keep doing business with the US Department of Defense.
See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.
Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to sway elections, sow social division, and prop up ruthless governments. The focus has left an opening for scammers who routinely use Facebook to send unsuspecting users to fraudulent dating sites.
Randy Abrams, a senior security analyst at Webroot, told Ars that the account belonging to one of his family members was recently compromised. The people behind the compromise used the hacked account to send Abrams requests to like various accounts, which all showed images of scantily clad women inviting visitors to view videos. Many of the fake profiles had followers and likes in excess of 6,500, an indication the scam has been gaining traction. At the time this post went live, the campaign remained active, even after Ars reported it to the company's PR representatives.
The videos redirected to a variety of sites that invited viewers to meet nearby women who wanted sex. Many of the images on these sites showed nude women and asked visitors to enter credit card numbers to proceed. Clicking the browser's back arrow created an endless series of new sites. The only way to get out of the never-ending loop was to close the tab.
Porsche's continent-crushing people hauler is now available in everyone's favorite trim level.
Porsche's fastest four-door gets the special GTS treatment that enthusiasts know and love.