In 'On-Call' techies blame users for messes. In 'Who, me?' it's all your own fault
Who, me? Welcome to the very first edition of “Who, me?” a new Reg column we hope will prove as entertaining as our Friday On-Call tales of tech support gigs gone wrong.…
Bad news for the FCC because the site has 55 staff and doesn't hand out email addresses
SHMOOCON 2018 A new analysis of the comments made on the United States Federal Communications Commission's consultation on the future of net neutrality has shown the whole process of public comments was fatally flawed.…
It’s the visual equivalent of "10 PRINT 'Developer Wanted'"
The City of Los Angeles has sparked plenty of chuckles with a job ad for a “Graphics Designer” that shows how desperately a new hire is needed by apparently using Microsoft Paint to illustrate the opportunity.…
Star Peter Dinklage says cast and crew are taking their time as the HBO hit prepares to wrap up for good in 2019.
The Soviet director of "Battleship Potemkin" believed a collage of shots could be used to manipulate the audience's emotions.
And years away from safety
It’s now almost three weeks since The Register revealed the chip design flaws that Google later confirmed and the world still awaits certainty about what the mistakes mean and what it will take to fix them.…
Social media was buzzing about everything from Nick Foles' phone call to Crisco-covered street lights. And now, Tom Brady awaits.
Blake Bortles and his awesomely alliterative name had no shot against Brady and his hand full of rings.
Satellite carries keys to Graz
China has revealed more detail of its much-hyped satellite quantum key distribution network.…
It needs a ninth release candidate, thanks in part to Meltdown and Spectre
Linus Torvalds has decided that Linux 4.15 needs a ninth release candidate, making it the first kernel release to need that much work since 2011.…
Chip-maker promises to play nice with others to secure deal
Qualcomm's NXP Semiconductor has been cleared by European Commission regulators, which makes it pretty much a done deal.…
Show Us Yours: Some people hire home installers. Darrell from Illinois hired himself to build his sports-tastic home-theater room. The results are pretty astounding.
The small Malaysian state of Penang is punching well above its weight in the tech world through hardware manufacturing.
Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.
Sunday success for local launchers Rocket Labs
New Zealand has joined the list of spacefaring nations, courtesy of a US-Kiwi startup called Rocket Lab.…
NIST delays advice and is very, very sorry about 2013 crypto SNAFU
ShmooCon 2018 The political maneuvering that has shut much of the US government has delayed the National Institute of Standards and Technology's planned release of guidance about the risks and rewards of blockchain technology.…
Bonavita's Metropolitan brews delicious drip coffee for just $100.
A PPG paint expert drops by Roadshow's Detroit Auto Show stage to talk automotive color trends, and discuss how self-driving car tech may impact future paints.
That's a lot of cash for a regular production pony car, but don't worry, it was for charity.
Commentary: In a new ad, Cupertino wants you to believe the phone's camera will show you're the greatest. The double greatest, in fact.