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Reg now behind invisible HTML5 Bitcoin paywall

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:01:06 GMT

It'll feel a bit malware-y, but you'll be funding quality journalism without noticing it

Readers will be aware that these are tough times for the media. And The Register is no exception: like many other publishers we need to diversify our revenue base.…

The Register's Top 20 Most-Commented Stories in 2016

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:02:54 GMT

This is what got you stoked

Brexit and Windows 10 stories dominated reader discussions in 2016.…

Reg Programming Compo: 22 countries, 137 entries and... wow – loads of Python

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:39:07 GMT

We have a winner, ladies and gents

Roundup Our latest programming competition was our most popular yet in terms of the number of entries – 137 in all once we'd de-duplicated them.…

Got a genius enterprise tech idea? Tell the world about it

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:28:05 GMT

Vultures line up with Tech Trailblazer Awards

We hear plenty about genius startups that might change the way we communicate, shop, or date. We hear a lot less about the genius startups that are focused on innovating in the enterprise - you know, the place where you spend most of your lives.…

Need a Brain Lift? Welcome to the Reg Summer School

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:00:12 GMT

12 videos to help you top up your grey cells

Reg Events Whether you’re getting ready to hit the beach, or just hit the sofa, holidays needn’t necessarily mean turning off your brain for the summer.…

Cubesats, balloons, and rockets: Top prof takes us to new space

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:30:07 GMT

Praying that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space?

Reg Lecture If you fancy leaving the turmoil of Earth for a bit, don’t worry. Leaving the planet may be about to get much much easier – so long as you don’t mind the company of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.…

Things ain't what they used to be... Find out how at The Reg Lecture

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:37:07 GMT

IoT prof will open your mind, and maybe even connect it

However it might look today, the world is not actually full of dumb, inanimate objects. Things might not be alive, but they are certainly digital, and this has profound implications for all of us.…

Geek's Guide to Britain – now a book. Permission to geek out granted

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:55:37 GMT

Towers, tunnels, museums - your pocket-sized guide

In 2013, The Register began its travel series Geek's Guide to Britain. Today, that series is available as a book.…

El Reg Summer Lectures: Space, robots and digital homes

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:01:09 GMT

Three professors walk into a pub...and start talking

It’s time to light up your brains for the summer, with a series of Reg lectures that will power you from your robot infested home all the way to the solar system and beyond.…

Could you deploy a new version of your business – EVERY WEEK?

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:26:21 GMT

Learn how it's done in this Reg webinar with Mark Pesce, NetApp and ING Bank

PROMO ING Bank can deploy a new version of its systems ever week, agility that's a result of investments it's made in storage infrastructure from NetApp and plenty of hard work developing a DevOps culture.…

Who are you lot, anyway? The Register Profiler 2016

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:26:06 GMT

Tell us all about yourself, dear readers

Survey Welcome to our annual reader profile survey, for which we would really appreciate your participation.…

The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:10:09 GMT

We've made a few changes we'd like to share

We launched as an email newsletter in 1994, hit the web four years later and are now a multinational media entity operating on three continents. Millions of people read us every month, which is humbling.…

Spooks, spyware, Ashley Madison and Windows 10: What you read in 2015

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 16:07:11 GMT

Ten of the best from your favourite tech site (and ours)

The last 365 days (give or take) have produced more than 11,000 articles on The Register. We covered the biggest tech purchase in history (Dell/EMC for $67bn), the trashing of the US-European Union safe harbour data export deal by European judges, the Ashley Madison hack, and, well, so much more.…

El Reg picked a pack of ace pic-titlers

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:01:05 GMT

Readers win prizes for witty captions

We spent so long chortling at your entries to our WD "Caption This" competitions, we forgot to tell you who the winners were.…

You’re clever? But are you clever enough to give a Reg lecture?

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:02:09 GMT

Smart speakers, smart readers

Reg Lectures The Register is looking for speakers who are as fascinating and knowledgeable as our audience and as good at story-telling as our writers.…

Cash'n'Carrion Xmas goodies - last delivery dates loom

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:02:15 GMT

Still 10 per cent off everything in our big Yule sale

If you were thinking of grabbing a bit of Xmas gift joy from El Reg merch tentacle Cash'n'Carrion, then be aware that next Monday - 14 December - marks the last shipping date for stuff going out worldwide.…

HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:52:09 GMT

Reader suggestions invited for IT party central moniker

Our recent shock exposé on plans by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to open a private drinking club in its new City of London HQ led to speculation as to what exactly the boozer might be christened.…

Kick off the festive season, with Reg-style hijinks in Sydney

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:38:27 GMT

We've got a plan to get you wet and excited … about hyperconverged infrastructure

Christmas is nearly upon us, and Vulture South has a little party planned in concert with SimpliVity.…

Subscribe to your free El Reg newsletter and save 95% on Wired (UK) mag

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:45:08 GMT

‘Three issues for £1’ offer

Promo We are running a little recruitment drive for The Register’s daily email newsletter.…

Reg Winter Lecture: Former Iraq hostage talks survival and tech

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:44:05 GMT

That SQL background may be more useful than you think...

Reg Events If you’re dreading the pressure cooker of a family Christmas, we challenge you to change your perspective by coming to our 1 December lecture with SQL specialist and former Iraq hostage, Peter Moore.…

Back to the Future caption compo - and the winners are...

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:15:01 GMT

Give it up for our five reader laureates

The jury has deliberated, and it's time to announce the winners of our Back to the Future caption competition.…

What would you give to create Vulture Sweat?

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:16:08 GMT

We'll make a fair bit of it this weekend on a charity bike ride

What would you give to create Vulture sweat? We're hoping you'll give a few dollars because this is a very good cause.…

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:34:11 GMT

Yoga woman exercised readers' minds

Caption Competition Wow, what bumper crop of captions this week, it seems that El Reg readers are pretty flexible when it comes to posting thoughts on gymnastic computer users.…

El Reg celebrates Back to the Future Day

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:02:10 GMT

Fancy winning a flux capacitor watch? Click here

COMPETITION In case you hadn't noticed, today is Back to the Future Day, being the date on which – in Back to the Future II – Doc Brown, Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer arrive from 1985 to save the couple's future son from ending up in jail.…

Vulture-branded LYCRA can be yours, if you're feeling charitable

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:02:47 GMT

Back our lads as they tackle a 90km bike ride

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a very nasty disease. It takes most of its victims young and attacks their central nervous system. Severity and symptoms vary, but the disease progressively disables sufferers and eventually kills them.…

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:02:05 GMT

Pop a cap on this WTF snap

Caption Competition The witticisms keep flooding in for our biblical-looking chap, who provided "divine" inspiration for a great collection of captions from readers.…

The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:58:46 GMT

Some changes for your delectation

Readers, thanks for all the feedback. Here's a list of tweaks we rolled out today.…

The Shock of The New: The Register redesign update 2

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:14:58 GMT

One week in, and our thoughts on your thoughts

One week into our redesign and more than 800 comments so far. (Also a fair few emails, tweets and a bit of Facebook feedback). Let’s acknowledge straight away that our makeover has not received universal acclaim - although we have yet to receive a death threat.…

El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:42 GMT

It's alive!

We're pleased to announce that we've reanimated our merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion, so Reg fans can once again get a fix of top-notch Vulture Central kit.…

Reg hack scores coveted journalism prism

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:49:25 GMT

Vulture South comes up trumps at Australian IT Journalism awards

The Register's Asia-Pacific editor Simon Sharwood has taken home one of the striking polymer prisms on offer at the 12th Annual Optus Australian IT Journalism Awards.…

El Reg gets mobile makeover

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:42:33 GMT

Give it a spin, give us your verdict

Site news We are redesigning The Register's mobile site please help us make it better. Try it out and post your feedback here – and don’t forget to tell us what OS/ browser you are using.…

Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:01:33 GMT

At last, the 'Pint' icon assumes some meatspace reality

Commentards' Ball We here at El Reg have much love for our vociferous, knowledgeable, occasionally somewhat foam-flecked commentards - even if they/you don't absolutely always love us.…

Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:00:03 GMT

Cawing of the Vultures heard by more IT pros than ever before

It's January again: and that means it's time for our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, telling us Vultures how we did in our regular November audit of site traffic last year.…

Check out The Register's Google+ page

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:30:16 GMT

Maybe not the best week to make this announcement

Off-site news The Register has taken a billet at Google+. You can find us at…

El Reg intros post editing for all

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:45:07 GMT

Ten minute window to clean up your typos

Readers' corner As some of you have already noticed, we opened up post-editing for all yesterday (once five of your comments have been accepted for publication).…

Reg mobile correspondent Bill Ray hangs up his Vulture hat

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:32:57 GMT

Not-spot-swatting*, robot lawn-slasher-building** Vulture leaves the nest

It's Friday afternoon and my last day as a reporter for The Register. After well over 4,000 articles, and seven years, I'm hanging up my hack's mac and filing away my Press card.…

El Reg introduces inline comment voting

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:43:23 GMT

Forum bugbear addressed (at last)

Readers' corner From today, Reg readers can up- or down vote posts by their fellow commentards - and stay on the same page. But do note: you must log-in first for this to work.…

El Reg seeks new mobile, wireless tech writer - could it be YOU?

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:00:05 GMT

Get in touch with your inner Vulture, there's a job going

The Register is looking for a new mobile and wireless technology correspondent to work out of our London newsroom. Realistic contenders for the job will already be thoroughly familiar with The Reg: it will be of interest however that the worldwide editorial team is currently expanding based on sound business performance.…

NBN study: we didn't make it, but may have made a point

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:51:05 GMT

Vulture South's attempt to improve NBN debate have ended … for now

A little over a month ago, The Reg's Australian outpost tried to raise $AUD100,000 to fund a study into Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN).…

Why you backed Vulture South's crowdfunded capers

Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:50:00 GMT

Contributors have their say on our independent NBN study

With four days to go in our campaign to crowd-fund an independent study into Australia's national broadband network, the Vulture South team is taking heart from the Australian Cricket team's backs-to-the-wall fight in the first Ashes test.…

How The Reg's NBN study will be researched

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:37:53 GMT

We go under the hood of our crowd-funded study with Market Clarity's Shara Evans

Continuing our discussion of the methodologies behind the crowd-funded study into the National Broadband Network, The Register talks to Shara Evans, CEO of Market Clarity, to understand her view of the methodologies needed to underpin a strong, independent study into Australia's broadband requirements.…

It's time to suck the marrow from the NBN debate

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:06:06 GMT

The Reg has a plan to ensure Australia knows what its billions will buy

Australia has, for the past decade, enjoyed a vivid but not-always productive debate on appropriate broadband infrastructure for the nation. The Reg wants to set that to rights.…

Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:26:26 GMT

Brains that made Britain exposed, mapped and viewed

Geek's Guide to Britain Which country is credited with designing more than half of the world’s most important inventions. Is it Germany, home of the VW? Japan, birthplace of the Walkman? The US, land of NASA and Google? No: Britain.…

The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:28:31 GMT

And the rest...

You can now nip down to the Google Play store and bag yourself our new Android App.…

Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:32:06 GMT

Another year, another 700,000 readers

It's that time of year when we at The Register get our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, confirming just how well we did during our regular November audit.…

El Reg debuts badges for commentards

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:35:28 GMT

Badges? We do need some stinking badges!

Site News Today we introduce badges for commentards. This feature will be rolling out over the next few hours.…

Welcome to 'Vulture South'

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:00:11 GMT

Australian Reg readers have spoken

A couple of months ago, we asked Australian Regreaders how we should refer to our Asia-Pacific bureau based in Sydney.…

Share your story with Reg Australia

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:28:53 GMT

Let's route around vendor marketing to share your success

The Register's new Asia-Pacific bureau wants to tell the world about all the clever things you do at work.…

The Register lands in Australia

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:01:04 GMT

Meet the local team, sign up for email, win a fondleslab

We took a while to make it official, but The Register has opened an Asia-Pacific bureau based in Australia.…

El Reg Forums FAQ

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:00:12 GMT

Site news Have we missed anything?