What are the chances of that El Reg? 1 in 10 MEEEELION
Published today in the journal Nature is a description of a rare and difficult to capture event – the birth of a supernova (and the death of a star).…
About a year ago, we took a look at some historical sales data and publicly speculated that sales for the Nintendo 3DS would quickly drop after the Nintendo Switch launch. But while Switch sales continue at a blistering pace, someone forgot to tell the people to stop buying Nintendo's older portable.
Industry tracking firm NPD reported yesterday that 3DS sales in the United States are healthier than ever by some measures. In 2018, the system had its best January since 2014 in terms of dollar sales and since 2013 in terms of unit sales. This despite the fact that there were no major releases for the system in the month (though big games like Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon and Fire Emblem Warriors did come out just a few months ago).
It's hard to identify a trend in one surprisingly successful month, of course. But looking at 3DS sales more broadly shows the system continuing to find an audience in Switch's shadow. In the nine months following the Switch's late March 2017 launch, Nintendo shipped 5.86 million 3DSes worldwide. That's down just nine percent from the 6.42 million in sales over the same nine-month period in 2016, before the Switch was available. And it's down only a hair from 5.89 million shipments during the same period in 2015 when the 3DS was much newer.
The application for an unspecified position is estimated to be worth more than $50,000.
There is bound to be a whole cadre of salty German executives after Tesla smokes them at their own game.
Or you can buy one iPhone and get an iPhone 8 free. Either way, there are catches. And questions. Plus: a terabyte of portable storage for just $41.
If there's a new safety system, you bet the IIHS is going to see how effective it is.
Elon Musk wanted to recycle the nose cone from the latest launch, so he sent a boat named Mr. Steven with a "catcher's mitt" to try to snag it.
She spends her days making the stars look like precision drivers in movies like "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Identity Theft" and "Spider-Man 3." So what's that like?
Thousands of livestock attacks give police paws for thought
Police have revealed plans to take the lead on tracking down hounds that attack livestock - a dog DNA database.…
Apple's next version of AirPods could be coming this year. Here's our wish list.
A year after these once-greats staged their return, we're still waiting to be impressed.
Elon Musk's company launches two prototype satellites it hopes will be the first of thousands more beaming internet access anywhere in the world.
The Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal has been published in the Federal Register. Groups that want to reverse the repeal can now start filing lawsuits against the FCC.
But the rules are technically still in place for a while longer. The Federal Register publication happened on Thursday this week, which means that certain minor portions of the repeal order will take effect on April 23. But there's still no date for the official repeal of the core rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
The repeal is contingent on US Office of Management and Budget [OMB] approval of modified information collection requirements, the FCC said. Later, the FCC will publish another document in the Federal Register "announcing the effective date(s) of the delayed amendatory instructions," the FCC said. "The Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order will also be effective upon the date announced in that same document." The FCC voted to repeal its net neutrality rules on December 14,
MPs want to know what the kids are up to
The UK Commons Select Committee for Science and Technology has begun taking submissions for an inquiry into the "Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health".…
On today's podcast, we talk about Windows Phone's impact, fake-news videos on Facebook and YouTube, and Dogecoin.
The action starts the clock for legal challenges and last-ditch congressional action to preserve the Obama-era regulations.
Forget about a complicated hardwired setup -- Ring's plug-in Spotlight Cam connects to wall outlets.
This small-scale rollout is anticipated to spur great adoption rates in the future.
You put the BoxLock on a container where delivery people stow your stuff. Only you and the deliverer can open the padlock.
Can states force Internet service providers to uphold net neutrality? That's one of the biggest unanswered questions raised by the Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal its net neutrality rules.
After the FCC vote, lawmakers in more than half of US states introduced bills to protect net neutrality in their states. The governors of five states have signed executive orders to protect net neutrality.
The major obstacle for states is that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has claimed the authority to preempt states and municipalities from imposing laws similar to the net neutrality rules his FCC is getting rid of. ISPs that sue states to block net neutrality laws will surely seize on the FCC's repeal and preemption order.