All client-side app code to be released over next six months
VPN tunneller Private Internet Access (PIA) has begun open sourcing its software.…
We talk to the legendary author about his detective fiction, including a new book set in modern-day Brooklyn, as well as his genre-bending sci-fi.
Station wagons used to be everywhere. My best friend in high school drove some gigantic, late-'60s station wagon in that peculiar color I thought of as "station wagon green" with a healthy helping of faux wood paneling. Throw in a bit of rust, a few inches of fast food wrappers on the floor of the back seat, and a radio capable of cranking out the latest rock hits from KBPI (rocks the Rockies!) from the sole dashboard speaker, and you had... a common and unremarkable ride for the early 1980s.
How time (and tastes) have changed. Once ubiquitous, the station wagon is something of a rare sight on roads now populated by crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. Three decades ago, if you wanted something that could carry kids and a bunch of gear, your choice was either a station wagon or a van. And not the mini kind of van, either. Yet the station wagon is hanging in there—just about—even when there are so many other options. When given the chance to drive one, the Buick Regal TourX with Smart Driver tech, we jumped at the chance.A sleeker wagon
The PoulBot is teaching researchers about flocking behavior and about the cues animals need to fall in love with their robot overlords.
The software can detect tone and emotion in both customers and agents, then offer motivational suggestions.
Facebook says the suspension is due to reports Christopher Wylie's former employer allegedly held onto 50 million Facebook profiles' worth of information.
Founded pro-Big Tech think tank Readie
Former UK lottery quango Nesta pocketed £7m from Google to set up a Big Tech-friendly think tank.…
Shares in Micro Focus, the UK's biggest technology firm, crash after warning on lower revenues.
Chipmaker Xilinx is betting its new Everest design will accelerate today's computing chores -- and appeal to programmers, not just hardware nerds.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, requiring that people know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them.
Software engineer? Lawyer? Not a lawyer, even? Sure, have a go
RTBF trial Google allows software engineers, as well as its dedicated Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) operatives, to make decisions about which search results ought to be deleted on request – and places such requests onto its internal bug-handling systems.…
Ex still has place in the helicoptery, defencey bit of Airbus’s heart
Airbus won't eradicate Microsoft Office from its entire user base after all it seems: the Defence, Space and Helicopters units will retain the on-premises version due to the "legal and national security implications" of storing sensitive data in the cloud.…
Help desk covered his tracks by telling ALL callers to reboot their PCs
Who, me? Welcome to the ninth edition of Who, me? In case you’ve come late to the party, it’s The Register’s Monday column featuring readers’ tales of stuffing things up.…
A current Facebook researcher formerly worked for a company that reportedly provided information to the controversial data firm.
The world's largest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.
Facebook’s user data is a powerful tool for marketing and research. What responsibility does the social network have when an app maker allegedly breaks its terms and lies about it?
Social network plans to 'take action' against all who misused data
UPDATED Chris Wylie, the whistleblower who has alleged the knowingly improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, says The Social Network™ has suspended his account.…
Data science firm says it did have Facebook data, but didn’t harvest it
Chris Wylie, the whistle-blower who has alleged the knowingly improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, says The Social Network™ has suspended his account.…
The second season of the HBO series starts April 22. Until then, here's every image released and some ridiculous theories and speculation.
Promises launches by 2020, no word on whether wooden heat shields will make a comeback
China’s told the world it plans to get into the recoverable satellite business.…