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Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

TechCon Take the hint, manufacturers of weak kit

Linux Foundation wants to do to data what it's done for software

OS Summit Penguins and machine learning. It could happen!

Google and Intel cook AI chips, neural network exchanges – and more

Roundup A quick catch-up on what's been going on in machine-learning world

Do fear the Reaper: Huge army of webcams, routers raised from 'one million' hacked orgs

Check your cameras, broadband gateways, NAS boxes for latest botnet malware

Mastercard blockchain: MEEELLIONS. Opening up the API: Priceless

Credit card purveyors aim to improve 'cross-border, B2B payment flows'

Legends of the scrawl: Ordnance Survey launches augmented reality tool for maps

OS boffins chat to Reg as part of National Map Reading Week

Dev writes Ethereum code for insecure SHA-1 crypto hash function

Interaction with legacy systems but not all think it's a good idea

Lucky Canada. Google chooses Toronto as site of posthuman urban lab

Town has an API, but no cars

Review: Magic Leap and Fantasy Funding Fiasco

Comment Another extraordinary performance from the 'tech company'

Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

New law defines who pays if your auto auto prangs itself

IT resellers, this is your future: Shifting driverless cars within 5 years

Canalys Channels Forum Yeah or maybe not

ARM chip OG Steve Furber: Turing missed the mark on human intelligence

Ten mice and a million cores are going to prove it

How DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero learned all by itself to trash world champ AI AlphaGo

Analysis Self-play code excites machine-learning world

Hitachi's IoT gang punts never-off data protection platform

A masterclass in mind-boggling 'always-on availability' spiel

Look, look, we've done a driverless AI hype paper thingy, says Mobileye

Mathematical model solves the crash blame question, apparently

Combinations? Permutations? Those words don't mean what you think they mean

Hello, wrong number Only joking. You are all very clever

Raspberry Pi burning up? Microsoft's recipe can save it and AI

SoC gets hot enough to fry a very, very, small egg. And heat sinks aren't much help

Way-NO, Waymo! Judge snubs demand for Uber's robo-taxi code

Updated 'Overboard' proposal shot down by Corley

Qualcomm takes 5G to spooky millimetre land

Where it doesn't rain – indoors

Have you heard the one about IoT network tech that uses SIM cards?

Thingstream reckons USSD is talking thingies' future

Ethereum blockchain is sailing to Byzantium – hard fork up and running

Promises clearer user interaction and extra privacy

Boffins suggest UK needs an 'AI council' but regulation is for squares

Industry-focused review instead recommends 'data trusts' to establish framework for the tech

Storms blow away 2017 Solar Challenge field

Nuon Solar wins third race straight, out of 12 finishers

Assange thanks USA for forcing him to invest in booming Bitcoin

Banking blockade has actually enriched WikiLeaks

Essex drone snapper dealt with by police for steamy train photos

Thou shalt not fly within 150m of people or built-up areas

Do you Word2Vec? Google's neural-network bookworm

Making machines eat our words

I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing Gluon: Amazon, Microsoft hope easy AI dev tool sticks

Neural-network interface layer to assist machine learning

Whose drone is that? DJI unveils UAV traffic tracking system

But 'Aeroscope' doesn't talk directly to existing aviation systems

Alibaba's Jack Ma says: Relax, we're too wise for robots to take our jobs

We just have a little self-confidence problem is all

Super Cali's futuristic robo-cars in focus – even though watchdogs say they're something quite atrocious

DMV paves way for human-free fully autonomous vehicles

El Reg was invited to the House of Lords to burst the AI-pocalypse bubble

Comment Notes from an Oral Evidence session

Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover

Analysis Edgy move: Acting to preserve on-premises IT

Sniffing substations will solve 'leccy car charging woes, reckons upstart

Can I plug it in? Not without blowing the neighbourhood fuse

Q: How do you test future driverless car tech? A: Slurp a ton of real-world driving data

Move UK consortium gathers data for insurers and regulators

Russia to block access to cryptocurrency exchanges' websites – report

Updated Central bank deputy governor calls them 'dubious'

Zuck shows Virtual Empathy by visiting Puerto Rico in VR

Updated Social Network™ indulges in disaster pr0n in the week it has new VR kit landing

Calm down, Elon. Deep learning won't make AI generally intelligent

Minds Mastering Machines Professor Mark Bishop on the dangers of deep stupidity

Fast Forward Labs CEO: 'If every idea on the roadmap is a good idea, that scares me a bit'

Hilary Mason on Cloudera acquisition, AI hype and getting enterprises to experiment

Ghost in Musk's machines: Software bugs' autonomous joy ride

Getting serious before things get serious for self-driving vehicles

FCC gives Google's broadband balloons 'experimental license' in Puerto Rico

Project Loon gets its chance to beam relief broadband

Let's go live now to Magic Leap and... Ah, still making millions from made-up tech

Comment 'Augmented-reality' upstart is back with another vid

Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

Robocop? Star Trek? What's your favourite vision?

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