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Hands on: Implementing Azure Active Directory

14 hours 8 min ago
Learning with the experts

Broadcast  The Register’s Tim Phillips is joined by Paul Gregory, from QA, to deliver a live hands-on session on Azure Active Directory on the 25th November at 11am. It’s your chance to learn from the experts and get answers to any questions you might have.…

Popular Science site shrugs off malicious code infection

14 hours 31 min ago
No warning, no response... at least it killed the code

Surfers visiting Popular Science would be well advised to check their systems following an attack that has left the site compromised and harbouring malicious code.…

Hungary PM ditches internet tax plans after mass protests

15 hours 1 min ago
Want cash from internet? Say, $100/hour in your spare time?

Following mass protests across the country over the past week, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Friday that he would scrap a planned internet tax.…

Pixel mania: Apple 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display

15 hours 26 min ago
Cupertino computer in value for money shocker

Review  It’s kind of ironic really, that the most expensive, over-the-top version of the iMac ever released should actually turn out to be pretty good value for money.…

<i>How</i> many telecoms firms left in Europe? Another mega-billion deal slated in France

16 hours 16 sec ago
Numericable's acquistion of Vivendi's SFR approved

French cable telecoms operator Numericable has won conditional approval for its multi-billion-euro takeover of Vivendi's SFR mobile network operator, paving the way for the firm to close the deal by the end of the year.…

One hard ghoulie: 1985's <i>Ghosts 'n Goblins</i>

16 hours 26 min ago
Take me dancing naked in the… graveyard

Antique Code Show  In the build-up to the Halloween of 1985, Capcom lobbed this little box of horrors into the unsuspecting crowd of arcade dwellers. With mid-'80s goggles on, it’s easy to see why Ghosts ‘n Goblins gathered attention with its spooky but colourful visuals, alongside some memorably atmospheric ditties and effects.…

Microsoft patches GroupMe 'full account' hijack hole

16 hours 53 min ago
Researcher rates Redmond after rapid responds to rathole reveal in Group TXTing app

Microsoft has patched a simple 'full-account takeover' flaw in its popular iOS and Android messaging client GroupMe.…

Facebook says vendor secrets forced it to homebrew switches

17 hours 26 min ago
Network Veep spills how switch vendors keep diagnostic tricks to themselves

It's four months since Facebook first launched its Wedge switch and accompanying FBOSS operating system. Some forms of Wedge are in production and others are in testing, so El Reg decided to talk with Facebook's VP of network engineering, Najam Ahmad, to see where The Social Network is at with its software-defined networking (SDN) efforts.…

Free government-penned crypto can swipe identities

18 hours 2 min ago
Beware of Australians bearing gifts

The PLAID (Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of Identity) cryptography kit appears to be insecure.…

So long, thanks for all the ...er, FISH BRIGHTER than boffins thought

18 hours 25 min ago
Don't let the dolphins keep you in your, er, plaice

Smug humans tend to think fish are the stupidest of all beasties. But that belief has turned out to be a load of barnacles after boffins revealed the true intellect of our fishy friends.…

Multi Jet Fusion: THAT's HP's promised 3D printer, not crazy 'leccy invention

18 hours 59 min ago
Hang on Meg, didn't you tell us you'd have one by mid-2014?

A year and eight days ago, The Reg was in the room when HP CEO Meg Whitman promised the company would deliver a 3D printer that service providers could wield by the middle of 2014.…

Google heads out the back with rifle, puts down POODLE

19 hours 25 min ago
Next Chrome includes death knell for SSL

Google will destroy vicious POODLE in a pending update to its flagship Chrome browser.…

FIFTEEN whole dollars on offer for cranky Pentium 4 buyers

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 4:57am
Miracle of US legal system delivers almost-resolution to long-running class action

Intel will fork over fifteen whole American dollars to folks who feel that it and HP misrepresented the performance of Pentium 4 CPUs released way back in the year 2000.…

Microsoft gets storage QoS and software-defined storage religion

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 4:04am
IOPS sniffer and Windows Server technical preview show Redmond's hand

Microsoft is starting to make a lot of noise about software-defined storage and the need for storage quality of service.…

Plasma-spaffing boffins plan spaceships driven by FRIKKIN' LASERS

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 3:03am
It's all about how you spread the love if you want bottom-up action

Russian boffins reckon with the right configuration, lasers can help make rockets more efficient, and could even herald an era of Mach 10 aircraft.…

Desktop Linux users beware: the boss thinks you need to be managed

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 2:04am
VMware reveals VDI for Linux desktops plan, plus China lab to do the development

Desktop Linux users beware: IT has noticed you and decided it's time you were properly managed.…

Google's Mr Roboto Andy Rubin bids <i>sayonara</i> to Chocolate Factory

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 1:41am
Android daddy heading off to startup land

Longtime Google exec and former Android boss Andy Rubin, who lately led the Chocolate Factory's robotics efforts, has resigned.…

Sony borks fanboi funboxes with dodgy PS4 update

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 12:04am
Ready for the new firmware? Not so fast

Support staff for Sony's PlayStation 4 have been sent scrambling after users reported issues with the console's latest firmware update.…

Danish court finds Pirate Bay cofounder guilty of hacking CSC servers

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:53pm
Jury doesn't buy 'evil hackers pwned my computer' defense

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, cofounder of the Pirate Bay, has been found guilty of hacking charges by a court in Denmark, which ruled that he and a 21-year-old accomplice had hacked US technology company CSC to gain access to Danish government servers.…

CoreOS offers private Docker container registries for world+dog

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 11:08pm
Your containers, your data center, behind your firewall

Container-loving Linux vendor CoreOS has made its on-premises Docker container registry software available as a standalone product.…