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Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

The Register - 29 min 54 sec ago
At first they started out real cool...

On-Call Friday is upon us once more, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for On Call, our weekly instalment of Reg readers’ tech support frustrations.…

2018 Land Rover Discovery review: Off-road cred, on-road demeanor - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 57 min 3 sec ago
The Land Rover Discovery has some serious off-road chops, but not at the expense of on-road suburban street civility.

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

The Register - 1 hour 4 min ago
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.

An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 19 min ago
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.

MCubed early bird tickets finish tonight

The Register - 1 hour 26 min ago
Buy your conference and workshop place now and save hundreds

Our early bird ticket offer for Minds Mastering Machines expires this evening, so act now if you want to enjoy three days of conference and workshops showing how real organisations can exploit machine learning and artificial intelligence.…

Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

The Register - 1 hour 47 min ago
£100k to sort borders, immigration, biometrics systems by 2019. Did we mention it's in Croydon?

The reality of the mammoth task facing the Home Office in preparing for Brexit appears to have sunk in – the department is seeking a technology lead for the UK’s exit from the European Union.…

F1 2018 is worth buying even if you own last year’s version

Ars Technica - 1 hour 57 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Codemasters)

Reviewing the latest version of a yearly sports franchise game isn't always something to look forward to. "It's just like the Game Name 20xx you love, but now with one extra year on the date" can be hard to spin out into a full-length piece. Then again, persuading cynics like me to open our wallets again is probably an even tougher job from the developer's side. I don't envy the task in front of Lee Mather (the game director) and his team at Codemasters—luckily, F1 2018 is proof there's genuinely a lot of thought going into that effort.

"It's actually not the ideas that are the problem, it's purely the time we have to create it," explained Mather. "2015 was a tech establishing year [when the game moved to the new EGO engine]. The career added in 2016 was just the beginning, and we know where we wanted to take it, what features to add over time. With such a tightly constrained dev window, we can't waste any time. We can't just try things and throw them away if they don't work."

At its core, F1 2018 is a damn fine Formula 1 game. But the last two years' games were, too, thanks to a revised game engine that's right up there with the best in the racing genre. So to stand out from those past iterations, the crew at Codemasters has tweaked things all over the place this go round. Some of it you may not notice, like the way the new game renders skies, clouds, and environmental lighting. But some of it you definitely will notice, like the way you now have to manage your car's hybrid system throughout the race or the RPG elements that have been integrated into career mode.

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Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

The Register - 2 hours 56 min ago
Maybe its inhabitants are mostly harmless and ordinary too

Earth appears to be unique and inhabited by living creatures, but the building blocks required for life to bloom are actually quite common, according to new research.…

I wish I could quit you, but cookies find a way

The Register - 3 hours 27 min ago
Even Tor fails as cookie bakers get smart and pernicious

Browsers stuck in HTTP aren't blocking the cookies they should…

Blinking internets, Batman! O2 trials 5G over lightbulbs

The Register - 3 hours 56 min ago
Let there be light

Telefonica’s O2 has confirmed that it is experimenting with transmitting high speed data using lightbulbs, the brainchild of an Edinburgh University professor Harald Haas.…

Game dev suffers broken teeth, skull fracture after trying to film arrest

Ars Technica - 3 hours 56 min ago

Enlarge / Patricia Pizer posted images of visible injuries after being released on bail from a Rock Hill, SC, prison. Pizer and her husband allege that there was "no excuse" for the level of force used in her arrest at a QuikTrip gas station on Wednesday. (credit: Patricia Pizer)

A longtime video game developer was arrested at a South Carolina gas station on Wednesday afternoon after suffering significant injuries as the result of a tackle by a police officer. The arrest followed the woman's attempt to film officers arresting fellow shoppers at a QuikTrip store in Rock Hill. Soon afterward, both sides of the arrest told vastly different stories of what exactly happened.

Former Disney, Turbine, and Ubisoft developer Patricia Pizer posted images from her hospital stay on Thursday morning on her Facebook page. A text post attached to the images, apparently written by Pizer's husband, included the following list of injuries that she sustained following her altercation with police: "Broken teeth (five that we know of), dislocated shoulder, several lacerations, bruised hip, fracture of the skull, concussion."

The news of Pizer's arrest and injuries quickly spread throughout the game development community, with industry peers such as Brenda Romero (Wizardry) and Robin Hunicke (Journey) sharing Pizer's text and video updates (along with a link to a GoFundMe fundraiser to cover her medical bills). Pizer's game-industry credits include Creative Director for Asheron's Call 2, Senior Designer for Disney's Club Penguin series, and Senior Design Analyst for MMOs such as The Matrix Online and Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.

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NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 23 min ago
So sick and tired of the Photoshop? Then hold up, sit down -- see Hubble.

Elon Musk admits he's had a 'difficult and painful' year - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 13 min ago
Musk opens up in raw New York Times interview about taking Tesla private and poor physical health after "excruciating" year.

The Asian Games esports logo is the least athletic thing we’ve seen - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 23 min ago
Commentary: It certainly won't be winning any medals at this year's Games.

Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 27 min ago
About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.

Iron Fist is punchier, kickier, angrier in season 2 trailer - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 11 min ago
There's a heap of punching with a side of high kicks and another pair of glowing fists.

Here's why Twitter crippled apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 18 min ago
Twitter needs to focus on Twitter.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review: Samsung's best 'everything' phone. But... - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 8 hours 32 min ago
The Note 9 is a terrific phone, but Samsung is clearly holding back for 2019.

This is the best Star Wars: Episode IX title rumor yet - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 39 min ago
Commentary: Star Wars: A New Order would give a deserved nod to the 1977 original, and bring the film series full circle.

NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars rover - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 18 min ago
NASA solves a Mars mystery after analyzing a strange flake-like object.

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