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VOI Technology, the e-scooter startup from Sweden, raises $50M led by Balderton Capital

VOI Technology, an e-scooter startup headquartered in Sweden but with pan-European ambitions, has ra...

Original Content podcast: The disappointment of ‘House of Cards’ and its final season

It seems like Netflix’s “House of Cards” had a real opportunity for a fresh start with season six. G...

Gillmor Gang: Nation State

The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Esteban Kolsky, Frank Radice, Michael Markman, and Steve Gillmor . R...

Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along

Diane Greene announced on Friday that she was stepping down after three years running Goog...

The slow corrosion of techno-optimism

Two weeks from now, the Swahilipot Hub, a hackerspace / makerspace / center for techies and artists ...

Vision Direct reveals breach that skimmed customer credit cards

European online contact lens supplier Vision Direct has revealed a data breach which compromised ful...

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for Cit...

Microsoft to shut down HockeyApp

Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The c...

China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which ...

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, i...

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I communicate with my parents via email… is that weird?

Parents are weird — you love them, but also want them as physically far from you as possible. Un...

Public speaking doesn’t have to make you hyperventilate with this $29 masterclass

For those who’d rather face a dentist’s drill than speak to a crowd — or even if you just need s...

Will our smart devices become a massive surveillance network?

The rise of the digital era has brought with it many wondrous changes to our daily lives, not le...

Email on mobile sucks, but it’ll get better in the next 10 years

It’s not the apps – they’ve got better. It’s not even the devices – they’re faster, slicker, wit...

Gig workers are forced to educate themselves to survive

Today’s gig workers don’t just include your local Uber drivers or handymen on TaskRabbit. In fac...

Drone assassination attempts are a reminder that better legislation is needed

In early August an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro served as a jarr...

Tired of being a JavaScript ignoramus? It’s time to get schooled for $39!

You can go behind the veil and actually learn what JavaScript is and how to use it with this Jav...

Report: People are going to have a lot of sex in self-driving cars

It’s clear that driverless cars will revolutionize the way we get from Point A to Point B. Perha...

This is why women’s panties are trending on social media

A women-led protest that began in Ireland has gone global. After a rape trial ended la...

Facebook’s former PR firm seeded fake stories about bias at Apple News

Facebook‘s recently-fired PR firm allegedly floated a story to journalists that Apple News was b...

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How period tracking apps helped me regain control after going off the pill

I am most tired on during my period on Thursdays. It’s random fact, but one that I never confide...

Celebrated artist Richard Serra has been making Goatses his entire career

The above photo is of Backdoor Pipeline, an installation piece by the famous artist Richard Ser...

Films like The House With a Clock In Its Walls are poisonous to kids’ cinema

Film is an expressive medium — at least as flexible as books are, in terms of the potential for ...

Deezer researchers developed an AI system that detects a song’s musical mood

Researchers at Deezer have developed an AI system capable of associating certain songs with mood...

Porsche says that it will no longer make diesel vehicles

Porsche says that it’s getting out of the diesel business — for good. In a release this morn...

The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements th...

Serial’s third season is a return to form

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our colum...

NASA tech is in your everyday life — find out where with this interactive tool

NASA technology is usually associated with the far reaches of space, but research from the gover...

Forward this or you’ll die in seven days: On the persistence of chain letters

If you have an email inbox, you’ve probably received a message that promises money or luck if yo...

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion t...

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Insect-inspired microfluidics could help Ant Man and the Wasp breathe

Shrinking from human to ant size would increase metabolic rate and oxygen needs.

Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks

Company called Energy Vault has an agreement to build a pilot tower in India in 2019.

Huge, previously unknown impact crater found beneath Greenland’s ice

Its age is unknown—and a touchy subject.

New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers

Samuel Jackson's criminal mastermind wants world to see super powers are real

Instacart changes how it pays shoppers, but many say they’re now making less

"Exact dollar per batch—that's transparency," Instacart executive tells Ars.

Some clues about why male Guinea baboons fondle each other’s genitals

Plenty of animals have ritual greetings. But most are not like this.

Dealmaster: The Black Friday 2018 tech deals that might actually be worth buying

We've pored over the ads to find Black Friday tech deals that won't be trash.

Artifact beta: Learn how to play Valve’s first card game… and how to pay

Card packs, tickets, heroes, creeps, spells: We've got screens of (nearly) everything.

The Boring Company’s first tunnel is all dug up

Tunnel reportedly ends on property The Boring Company recently bought.

Sunset Overdrive review: Ride the rails to kaboom-town (finally on PCs, too)

Zany parkour shooter was among Xbox One's best in 2014—prepare your mouse and keyboard.

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RIP Bill Godbout: Cali wildfire claims the life of master maverick of microcomputers

Silicon Valley legend dies in firestorm that has killed scores while more than 1,000 are missing ...

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess? Roundup  What a week it has been: we had th...

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

Measurement nerds enter the 21st century As incredible as it may seem, until this week the defin...

Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

We never meant to make that widely public which is why we made a public FAQ for it Microsoft was...

We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist

El Reg drills into banned technology with Freedom-of-Info request The US Department of Defense'...

Amazon tries to ruin infosec world's fastest-growing cottage industry (finding data-spaffing S3 storage buckets)

AWS comes up with blanket policies to smother public-facing cloud silos Amazon Web Services is t...

Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them – because it's Thomas Kurian

Ex-Oracle man gets top job as another experienced woman exec quits web ads titan Google Cloud CE...

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

Telemetry data slurp broke the law, Dutch govt eggheads say Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules b...

Visual Studio 2017 15.9 is here! Fire up your Windows on Arm laptops. All four of you

Final update of beloved development adding ARM64 Microsoft devs rejoice! A new version of Visual...

The week in networking? It's SD-WAN all the way down

Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs Riverbed made two ann...

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Huawei’s sleek MateBook X Pro gets official Australian price, out this Thursday

Huawei's sleek MateBook X Pro will be available starting this thursday in Australia.

The Volta XL fixes everything that’s wrong with charging cables

Stop buying throw-away cables and get one that’ll last

Instagram's data download tool revealed some user passwords

A serious flaw in the Download Your Data tool means passwords were exposed in URLs – but the issue h...

YouTube has started adding free, ad-supported movies

YouTube is experimenting with showing older movies for free to users – as long as they sit through s...

Save 25% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions for Black Friday

Serious savings on Adobe's full suite of creative apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom ...

Save a huge 39% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions for Black Friday

Serious savings on Adobe's full suite of creative apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom ...

Ireland vs New Zealand live stream: how to watch today's rugby union from anywhere

Watch the autumn rugby international between Ireland and the All Blacks in Dublin with a live stream...

England vs Japan live stream: how to watch today's rugby from anywhere

England and Japan are taking to the rugby field at Twickenham - and you can live stream it live wher...

iPad Pro bend tests show you need to be gentle with your tablet

The new iPad Pros are Apple's thinnest tablets yet – but are they also the most bendable?

Wales vs Tonga live stream: how to watch today's rugby union from anywhere

You can watch Wales vs Tonga from Cardiff using a live stream - wherever you are in the world - for ...

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Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10

The return of Windows 10's October update wasn't welcome news for everyone. Microsoft says it's "w...

'Rainbow Six: Siege' ends year 3 with a new Morocco map

Ubisoft is winding down the third year of Rainbow Six: Siege with another big update that might ta...

Rumored 'mid-range' Pixel 3 might include a headphone jack

Rumors have swirled for months of Google developing a lower-cost Pixel 3 that would offer the core...

Italian law requires domestic movies hit theaters before they stream

France isn't the only country particularly wary of streaming services. Italian Culture and Tourism...

Barnes & Noble's latest Nook tablet can turn into a makeshift laptop

Earlier in November, Barnes & Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet 10.1, a slate whose main appe...

Microsoft is selling Amazon Echo speakers in its stores

Microsoft's deepening relationship with Amazon's Alexa now extends to its stores. WalkingCat and o...

After Math: The anti-social network

It's not been a great week for the world's most expansive and invasive social site. Besides being ...

Strange interstellar object 'Oumuamua is tiny and very reflective

After no small amount of mystery, we're starting to understand more about 'Oumuamua, the first kno...

Ben Wander's quest to become a household name

Even casual video game fans know Sid Meier's name. They've seen it countless times, printed in stu...

Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10

ARM-based Windows 10 devices have improved in performance, but the software is another story -- wi...
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