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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

Review There will be tears – but it is worth upgrading


Just ONE THOUSAND times BETTER than FLASH! Intel, Micron's amazing claim

Bit-addressable, non-volatile, works like RAM, 'coming 2016'

Windows 10 in Nvidia driver train smash as world watches launch

Unstoppable auto-updates? More like auto-borkage

Moto fires BROADSIDE into the flagship phone's waterline with X Play and Style

Hands On You want actual Android value? Check this out

Microsoft admits critical .NET Framework 4.6 bug, issues workaround

F# developers asked to avoid it until a complete fix is ready

Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

Sysadmin blog Average Joe will be happy with it. So long as he hasn't used Windows 7

Oh look – Office Mobile apps to go with your shiny Windows 10

But you'll need an Office 365 subscription to edit with them

Hurrah! Uber does work (in the broadest sense of the word) after all

Worstall on Wednesday Will we see a return of the Medallion Man?

Be wary of that Russian. He might HAMMERTOSS a software nasty at you

Crew's nationality revealed by strict adherence to Moscow office hours

MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

Microsoft's 'working on a fix to this issue' – or you can go third party instead

Exploding 'laptop batt' IN SPAAAAACE! Lithium spewed by supernova

Pic One step closer to cracking riddle of light metal's origins

Speaking in Tech: Google's snapped – it's gone native in the cloud

Podcast Meanwhile, HP ties its excessively casual developers down

Now listen, Gartner – virtualisation and containers ARE different

Comment Magic Quadrant starts to lose its sparkle

How to quietly slurp sensitive data wirelessly from an air-gapped PC

One little catch: you need to infect the computer first

Yelp whelps yelp 'Help!' Chairman ejects, shares plunge 30%, losses grow

We'll give these financial figures one star out of five

Top German data cop slaps down Facebook's real name policy

Unser Pech, unsere Regeln. Verstehen?

Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

Lawmakers shocked to learn the rules apply to them too

Capita cracks open the bubbly after 10 per cent sales jump

Frenchy rival Atos also celebrates big growth despite DWP contract boot

Sysadmin Day 2015: Fun things to do – and prizes to win from El Reg

Sysadmin Blog Where the beer, food and gifts are on offer around the world and how to enter

Amazon comes up with delivery-drone zones after watching Fifth Element all night

Proposes 200-ft-thick layer of sky only for robot planes

CommVault mired in losses. Will activist investors move in?

New release of its flagship Simpana product just got way more important

Cloud busting: Alibaba pumps $1bn into Aliyun, hopes it will rain cash

Chinese tat bazaar ramps up anti-Amazon efforts in global cloud domination fight

MIT boffins identify Tor hidden services with 88 per cent accuracy

For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest

Peering closer at 3D XPoint memory: What are Intel, Micron up to?

Analysis A memory crossing point, yes – but a Rubicon?

Let's all binge on Blake’s 7 and help save the BBC ... from itself

Analysis Auntie shakes off pay TV shackles. Careful, someone might see

Italy: Human rights are so old hat. The future's in internet rights

Euro nation makes Declaration of Internet Rights, with caps and everything. Bless 'em

A third of workers admit they'd leak sensitive biz data for peanuts

And three per cent of employees would consider offers as low as £100

A hybrid upstart trying to sink its fangs into Docker: Apcera

Interview CEO talks to El Reg about peering inside those mystery containers

Sue us for Safari ad tracking? You'll be lucky, peons, cackles Google

Supreme Court appeal permission could let Chocolate Factory shut the floodgates

Mobiles? What are they? Nokia immerses itself in virtual reality cameras

Psst. Oculus. Google. Are you listening?

Microsoft admits critical .NET Framework 4.6 bug, issues workaround

F# developers asked to avoid it until a complete fix is ready

W3C's failed Do Not Track crusade tumbles to ad-blockers' Vietnam

Worst outcome ever for clueless online admen

Ofcom wants to ease the pain of switching mobile networks. Good luck

It may possibly encourage feckless disloyalty, who knows

Moshe's Infinidat happy to SHOUT about its progress

Enough of the cheesy comments from Le Grand Storage Fromage

Let kids delete their online rants, demand campaigners

Won't somebody please think of the children! (Adults are on their own)

Flippin' heck, meet the Internet of Things wallpaper

LEDs, pah! UK inventor cooks up cheap fabric alternative to giant displays

Researchers say Anthem health hack has Beijing's fingerprints

'Black Vine' gang, late of China, fingered as source of heist that lifted 70 million records

Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

Review There will be tears – but it is worth upgrading

BT broadband in broad-based brownout and TITSUP incidents

Outages and slow downloads leave customers cursing carrier from Manchester to Portsmouth

Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

Shoppers dubbed 'mad' 'bitch' etc by guys technologique

Malvertising campaign hits 10 MEELLION users in 10 days

Screw creative, just use Angler.

World-beating TWO-QUADRILLION-WATT LASER fired by boffins

Japanese fusion eggheads pull trigger on Earth's most powerful ray gun

SDN hits rock bottom and FCoE is obsolete, say Gartner mages

New networking hype cycle has good news for wireless, cautions for white-boxers

Just a quickie, then: Boffins' 11 picosecond spontaneous emission

75 nm cube lights the path to optical computing

Microsoft's Arrow brings pane to Androids

You too can suffer the Windows phone experience, as an app

HP goes off VMware's EVO:RAIL, bins 200-HC ConvergedSystem

'Customers want more open and flexible approach', namely StoreVirtual with vCenter

Bug hunter reveals Apple iTunes, Mac app store receipt deceit

Inject evil JavaScript code via the device name? Don't mind if we do

Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

Humanity says “Hi!” to aliens in 55 languages on SoundCloud

Citrix CEO retires as activist investor Elliott snatches the wheel

'Underperforming product lines' to be put under microscope

Indian mobe networks don’t want 700MHz – because they're too poor

Still counting the pennies

21st century malware found in Jane Austen's 19th century prose

Oh, Mr Darcy, was genius Pride and Prejudice author also a time traveler, pray tell?

Record-breaking $502m in sales, BIG LOSSES – OF COURSE IT'S TWITTER

Who else, who else could turn half a billion dollars into nothing

Hacked US Census Bureau staff to take anti-phishing classes

What was that about horses, stable doors and bolts?

Slashdot, SourceForge looking for new owners after parent dumps them on the web's doorstep

Maybe a media and software company might like them better

FCC now regulates ISPs – but don't take your complaints to the watchdog just yet

Net neutrality 'We know what we're doing'

Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

Pics and video Weird pimple on Ceres remains unnamed and unexplained

Just ONE THOUSAND times BETTER than FLASH! Intel, Micron's amazing claim

Bit-addressable, non-volatile, works like RAM, 'coming 2016'

60Tbps internet cable from Asia to America will plug into Telx barn

Must go FASTER, must go FASTER

Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

Can he return home without fear of arrest? Can porcine creatures achieve takeoff?

Are smart safes secure? Not after we've USB'd them, say infosec bods

If you make an armoured box and put electronics on it, what do you expect?

Moto fires BROADSIDE into the flagship phone's waterline with X Play and Style

Hands On You want actual Android value? Check this out

All change at NetApp: One veep joins as another goes fishing

A whopping five senior sales peeps leave all at once

Windows 10 in Nvidia driver train smash as world watches launch

Unstoppable auto-updates? More like auto-borkage

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crackup verdict: PILOT ERROR

Feathercock unlock fingered as cause of Mach 1 midair breakup

Puppet draws back the curtain on devops magic with funky gfx and UI

See – quite literally – what your boxen are up to

Bundestag won't reveal web block list on 'national security' grounds

100,000 sites off limits, but nobody knows which ones

At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

We’ll give you a clue. It’s not O2, Vodafone, or Three

Google Californian warehouse workers file to form union

Poor conditions? News to us, says operator Adecco

So what exactly sits behind Google’s Nearline storage service?

Comment Tape? Nah. Blu-ray? Maybe. Weird variant? Possibly

X-IO erects its iglu over the data management market

Services head unit keeps your ISE blocks covered

Amazon threatens UK with James Blunt, muscles into music streaming

OK, nobody needs to get hurt, we’ll buy more Kindles

'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin

It won't take hard cash

Desperate Microsoft PAYS Win Server 2003 laggards to jump ship

Exclusive 2.5 million machines hold Redmond back

Speed freak: Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

Review Flash vendor's fastest drive ever

Facebook pumps up ENTIRELY SELFLESS, altruistic

Give us your tired, poor, huddled masses and let us SPAM them with ADS

Blighty tablet sales plunge 31 per cent in saturated market

Eurozone buffer helps desktop PCs sales rise 20 per cent, however

EU data protection tsar spams lawmakers with his unwanted opinions

You didn't ask me but here's what I think anyway, says EDPS

Biometric behavioural profiling: Fighting that password you simply can't change

A testing time when trying to touch-type

Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA's still the stumbling block

Facebook ruling could yet scupper the whole deal

Cybercrime forum Darkode returns with security, admins intact

Revived invite-only site has cleared out snitches, will rely on blockchain authentication

Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

Thinking outside the (gear) box

LinkedIn users rebel after personal data siphon crimped

Plan to slow personal data exports for security's sake reversed after member tantrum

Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

Grand Slam! He's dropped a floater with a lot of follow-through

Xen reports new guest-host escape, this time through CD-ROMs

Don't stick your head in the sand, patch QEMU

Intel tests definition of insanity with (leaked) typoslab Skylake CPUs

Ultrabooks, tablets, all-in-one PCs ... these are still selling, right? Right?

Sysadmins: Your great power brings the chance to RUIN security

Risk management chap explains how to stop users dozing when you talk infosec

Wi-Fi 'reflector' hooks you up at 0.1 per cent of current power budget

NASA boffins get the transceiver out of the smartwatch

OnePlus 2: The smartie that's trying to outsmart Google's Android

First look Breathe new Oxygen into ecosystem in a stylish case

Gamers zap brain-to-computer kit market to US$200m by 2020

No need to shave your head just yet, but poseur gamers might do it anyway

SOHOpeless: Security stains on Honeywell's Tuxedo home automator

I could have sworn I locked the house when I went to work this morning ...

Automattic says spooks asked for something it can't reveal

'We are disclosing the maximum amount allowed by law' says WordPress developer

BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

What's the big deal about a little crash here and there?

Bloke who tried to get journo killed by SWAT cops coughs to conspiracy charge

Krebs says at least one tormentor already facing justice

Secretive trade pact the TTIP: Death of the web – or a brave new horizon?

Analysis Um, neither? Doesn't matter. Just shut up and start yelling

NSA: We'll move your metadata into /dev/null when you stop suing us

November 29 set as cutoff date for further collection

Debian Project holds Sparc port's hand, switches off life support

No more support for bedridden Sun hardware going forward

Ahem, FCC, who do you think you are? The FTC?

US Congress to probe new rules on net neutrality, the internet and spectrum auctions

Game over, Ouya, the Android gaming console

Thanks for all that Kickstarter cash – upstart gobbled by Razer

Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

Up to a BEELLION mobes vulnerable to Stagefright bug

Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Methods get wrong parameters, claim Stack Overflow dev

Google bows to inevitable, stops forcing Google+ logins on YouTubers

Hmm, what's that smell? Yes, Google+, it's death

Don't suit up: Microsoft drops dress code for Android visitors

It seems Astoria will allow Windows 10 to run unmodified droid binaries

EU graciously lets Dutch splurge €33m on 'leccy car charger network

Good news for Schipol's Tesla-tastic taxi drivers

Zorawar Biri Singh lands Cisco CTO post as firm shuffles its top brass

One-time HP and IBM chap takes reins at Borging firm

Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

Trust us: Don't trust us

Pope loses grip on Antarctica: Clergy withdraw from austral landmass

Hey, these tiny nuns REALLY like their fish! Wait a minute ...

Hawking, Musk, Woz (and Riley): ROBOTS will KILL US ALL

+Comment 'Kalashnikovs of tomorrow' - Yikes Are we talking about Big Data enough? Should we plug it more?

Never mind Betteridge's Law, you cynical mob

Plexistor's latest box sounds a lot like flash memory as virtual DRAM

Comment Well, it sure ain't a VSAN offering

Hurrah! Windfarms produce whopping ONE PER CENT of EU energy

Solar's even worse. No matter how you slice it, it ain't working

Samsung emits mobe charging monitor. For your 'active lifestyle'

Qi is more than just a neat word for Scrabble

We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

How quickly can Microsoft patch the bugs?

Five data centres you can't live without

The Register zooms in to where the Web giants are

Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

Analysis Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first

Violin Memory thinks it'll boost sales by copying face cream giants

Comment Storage firm feels the Love and gets Procter and Gamble-ised

If Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: HP Spectre x360

Review Neat-looking convertible - not spectacular but does the business

Unhinged Linux backdoor still poses a nuisance, if not a threat

When is a door not a door? When slapdash coding turns it into a glorified 'off' switch

Gamers Steaming over dumb Valve password vuln

Password reset hole patched, but company stays mum

'Plague Scanner' controls multiple AV engines, for $0.00

Open-sourcery tries to take down commercial AV frameworks

Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API

Yule bee … you'll bee … you'll be butter off … better off without it, says ad giant

New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

It's just simple mathematics, apparently

AT&T: Sorry vendors, SDN is eating your lunch

The cold winds of disruption start to whistle through telco-tin-land

Software-defined what? Look at our glorious ASICs says Cisco

Borg betting big that some networks can't be white-boxed any time soon

Oracle storage analytics break Oracle storage appliances

Big Red warns of ZFS boxen halting when you delve too greedily and too deep

Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

Boffins say ad industry to be fleeced ONE BEELLION DOLLARS this year.

Pakistan bans BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Telcos told to switch off BES-as-a-service in December

Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

You want me to do what? And remember it? On how many apps? Fuggedaboutit

Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

Utopic Unicorn gets another gallop to leap security rainbow

Sydney adopts 'world's first' e-ink parking signs

YOU SHALL NOT PARK, say wizardly auto-updating Kindle-tastic screens

SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

Moonwalker exhibit is go for blast off

Boffins' audacious plan to blow up aircraft foiled by bomb-proof bag

That is to say, their explosive experiments worked

Fiat Chrysler recall BLUNDERING could lump carmaker with $105m fine – report

Crazy hack-my-brakes software flaw faces separate probe

NEW, LOVELY, UNTOUCHED - a second EARTH waiting across the stars

QuoTW Plus: HP forces scruffy nerds to suit up. Yargh!

Happy birthday Alf Garnett, you daft, reactionary old git

Feature Johnny Speight's Till Death Us Do Part is 50 years old

IT in Iran: Servers sold on the grey market, and the rule of FOSS

The eXpat Files The head of Iran's OpenStack community can now meet without fear

So what the BLINKING BONKERS has gone wrong in the eurozone?

Worstall @ the Weekend Is it simply that inflation creates Nazis? REALLY?

Game over for epic 15-year-long console ban, China says

Rules relaxed last year, now it's open season for foreign manufacturers

Boffins go to FUNGI town: Riddle of 100-year-old HAIRY, ICY dead wood finally cracked

Sorry kids, but it's NOT the sprouting head of a scary ghost

MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

Books longest spot ever on Reddit AMA virtual sofa

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

One unholy mess, but a wobbly dining stodge feast

US State of Georgia sues 'terrorist' for publishing its own laws ... on the internet

People have to pay if they want to know their rights

Happy 30th anniversary, Tengen! Your anti-DRM NES chip fought the law, and the law won

Atari offshoot tried to take down Nintendo cartridge racket

The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

Feature Desperate times require desperate measures

EU rubber-stamps Nokia's proposed Alcatel-Lucent gobble

Says they're 'not close competitors'

It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Been there, seen it, haven't done it

YOW! Pluto STUNS boffins with HAZY, SHRINKY atmosphere

Pics and vid Probe spots nitrogen ice glaciers flowing into craters

Google: Hey startups, want in on our patent gang? First hit's free

Yeah, we got free patents, just sign right here...

YOU! DEGRASSE! It's time to make Pluto a proper planet again, says NASA boffin

Cruel 'dwarf' taunts must end NOW, m'kay?

Q. How much did Google just spend applying political pressure in the US? A. $4.6 million

Top of the pops again among tech giant rivals

AT&T swallows DirecTV in $50 BEELLION biz gulp – moments after FCC OK

Hungry telco goliath couldn't wait to polish off telly snack

Take off, eh, you Uber: Ontario lobs $300m lawsuit at cab app biz

Taxi drivers start legal war in the Great White North

Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

Watchdog sparks mass recall, sheds light on ridiculous flaw

How to waste two years and lose $415m: Cisco's now-dead Whiptail deal

Exclusive + analysis A sorry story of whipped tales, angst and attrition

HP tops HPC charts, former Big Blue biz not so super

China still a top trend says IDC

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