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Pop open this iPhone 6 and see where the magic comes from ... oh hello again, Qualcomm

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:05:01 GMT

New speaking slabs blown to smithereens

Teardown Apple's new iPhones have been torn apart to reveal their innards – and we're told if you're prone to lobbing your new mobe at the ground, there's a good chance it's repairable.…

Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:43:21 GMT

Yarr, them Nokia logos walking the plank and into the drink

Microsoft has quietly begun the process of transitioning its Lumia smartphones away from Nokia branding, beginning by moving the line's website to a new, in-house URL.…

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:35:10 GMT

Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again

U2 singer Paul Hewson (aka Bono) has hinted that Apple is working on a new music format that will make buying music “irresistible” all over again.…

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from BEYOND THE GRAVE

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:20:35 GMT

Deceased comedienne loving the new fondlephab

Dead comedian Joan Rivers has shuffled briefly back onto this mortal coil to promote Apple's iPhone 6.…

Divinity Original Sin and Wasteland 2 reviews: Turn-based gaming's NOT DEAD YET!

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:31:05 GMT

Kickstarter funded fun-packed thrills

Game Theory It seems it’s taken Kickstarter to revive the turn-based strategy RPG, especially as the big game developers trip over each other to mishmash genres into huge titles like Destiny, so that everything seems have been turned into a shitty FPS.…

Buying memory in the iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:59:03 GMT

Mind, t'Motorola StarTac were like GOLD

Anal-ysis So, Apple charges £539 for a 16GB iPhone, £619 for a 64GB device and £699 for a 128GB jeesus! Phone.…

Register man goes from back to front of iPHONE 6 queue in 60 SECONDS

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:45:04 GMT

Arr, he'm used t'magic o' fast forrard, d'ye see

Vid World+Dog descended upon the flagship London Apple Store today in an attempt to get their sweating hands on the phabulous new iPhone 6 Plus.…


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:03 GMT

Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit

Competition Youtube Video

Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:09 GMT

Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside

100% Design One of the enduring passions of the design world is where we put our arses. Every year at 100 Per Cent Design there’s always a new take on where the butt stops. Some are elaborate, others inventive and, if there are a lot of seats to be considered, then things can get quite cosy too.…

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:57:10 GMT

Arr, makin' spy kit fer Google, a mug's game matey

Analysis Today's long overdue update to Apple's iPhone line - which had been moribund for years - look set to squeeze some rival manufacturers to death. New iPhones at last means that Android, Google's smartphone middleware, will soon look attractive only for budget vendors selling into fast-growing emerging markets.…

Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:12 GMT

Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft

Market monitor IDC's latest word on monitors goes some way to explaining limp enthusiasm for Windows 8: people just aren't buying touch-screen monitors.…

Bloke buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:41:03 GMT

Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab

First Crack In the queue to buy the iPhone 6 today, Vulture South met a chap named Alex McCredie, the founder of Sydney iThing repair company FixPod.…

Samsung unlocks Knox at zero bucks

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:03:04 GMT

The race to zero in the mobile device management market has begun

Samsung has dropped the cost of its mobile device management (MDM) suite Knox to $0.…

Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:09:26 GMT

Swollen queue suggests bumper Fruitchomp Friday

First Fondle If the vast queues for the very latest iPhones at the Broadway Apple Store in Sydney are a reliable augury, mighty Apple is back on top form, el Reg can report.…

Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:04 GMT

Half a car stuck to your wall is this season's must-have accessory, darling

100% Design Yes, it’s that time of year again when the design world presents its latest creations. The ideas shown off here will no doubt make it into very well-heeled home in the coming weeks – and gives the rest of us a glimpse of what’s coming in a year or two.…

Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:03:08 GMT

It's positively encouraged on the London Underground

Barclaycard is trying to push consumers towards a cashless society with its contactless payment wristband, bPay.…

iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:58:09 GMT

More beautiful than a unicorn, or a baby's smile

Stephen Pie We had certain unavoidable production issues with this piece from our occasional "tech guru" Stephen Pie. Rather as plainly happened in the case of Stephen Fry - any other similarity between the two is purely coincidental - Mr Pie's thoughts on the iPhone 6 have had to be published almost completely without benefit of sub-editing or other polishing. Our apologies. - Ed.

Amazon rekindles e-readers and Fire OS without weeks of whack-a-leak fun

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:37:55 GMT

One for kids, a new lightweight, and a sub-$100 Fire

Amazon.com has given its Kindle range a thorough refresh, springing a new range on world+dog today without the usual weeks of “will they or won't they and what's inside” leaks and speculation.…

Get ready for another HYPEGASM: New iPADs 'in October'

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:28:12 GMT

And OMG it's OS X Yosemite! What a time to be alive

So soon after drowning the world in iPhone 6 and iOS 8 hype, Apple is said to be planning another party next month to launch more iPads and OS X Yosemite.…

Speaking in Tech: 'I'm an Apple guy and I COULD CARE LESS about the iWatch'

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:03:05 GMT

Podcast Plus: Kids are terrified of Microsoft's Minecraft buyout

4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:01:12 GMT

For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!

Breaking Fad The 2014 IFA tech expo could well go down as pivotal in the yet to be written sputtering history of 4K home entertainment. While most (well, me) take it as read that the large panel market will migrate entirely to 2160p resolution over the coming months, big questions remain over just what you’ll be able to do with all those extra pixels.…

Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:02:07 GMT

What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?

Pay $7,000 and you could have a 64TB desktop storage pool connected to your Mac workstation. Its a lot of money, but 64TB is a hellacious amount of storage. Say it costs $1.09/GB, which sounds sort of affordable. Who makes such a box?…

First Irish boy band U2. Now Apple pushes ANOTHER thing into iPhones, iPods, iPads

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:33:04 GMT

And you can't delete this once it's installed

Apple will release iOS 8 – the latest major version of its mobile operating system – today.…

iPhone 6 will make you fork over with Apple Pay if you want to BONK

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:57:06 GMT

No NFC access for third-party developers, apps

NFC has struggled to get off the ground as a major smartphone feature. And despite Apple finally deciding to include it in the upcoming Apple Watch and iPhone 6, it doesn't sound like Cupertino will be doing the tech any real favor – because third-party app developers won't be able to access it.…

Huawei: There'll be BLOOD spilled in the smartphone sector soon

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:27:08 GMT

No economies of scale? Shut up shop and go home, Chinese firms tells rivals

The smartphone stragglers are set to fall further behind the leading pack and some will likely crash and burn in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the device chiefs at Huawei.…

Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:42:29 GMT

State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him

Apple is facing tough privacy questions as it gears up for the release of its new Apple Watch, with one US state attorney demanding a meeting with Tim Cook.…

One sixth of the ENTIRE PLANET will buy a new smartphone this year

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:41:07 GMT

1. Make cheap mobe. 2. ???? 3. WORLD DOMINATION

One in six human beings are set to buy a new smartphone this year, Juniper has predicted, with the sales surge driven by the availablilty of mobes which cost under a hundred quid.…

Drones CAN'T deliver goods ... oh. Air traffic control system backed by NASA, you say?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:28:05 GMT

Yes - a (sort of) Google Car system for the skies

Recently we wrote about how developing city delivery drones was a fool's errand. Yet Startup Airwave is working with NASA to develop an air traffic control system for drones. Who’s foolish now?…

A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:58:11 GMT

4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?

Review Samsung has been in the SSD business for over ten years. Most of that time has been spent delivering drives to the Enterprise and OEM segments. Since the introduction of its first consumer SSD drive (the SSD430) in 2010, it has since shipped over 12m drives worldwide – including the SSD840, the world’s first TLC NAND drive.…

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn. Notch: I'm getting the block outta here

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:14:23 GMT

He's taking his cash and leaving Mojang

When Microsoft acquires Minecraft maker Mojang for a dizzying $2.5bn, the game's creator won't be coming along for the ride.…

Microsoft splurges 2½ INSTAGRAMS buying Minecraft maker Mojang

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:36:56 GMT

It'll all end in showers of collapsing blocks, mark my words

+Comment Having closed down its own lesser gaming operations, Microsoft is spending $2.5bn on buying one with a big punch – Minecraft maker Mojang.…

Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:58:08 GMT

Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses

Three Indian manufacturers have signed up to make Android One budget handsets in India and the devices have been launched today.…

Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:43:08 GMT

It feels very familiar - but it's still good

Game Theory Repetition is a funny thing. If I was to write this review and say everything twice (say everything twice), you’d quite reasonably think I was daft. And yet, we gamers tend to delight in the repeat performance.…

Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:13:52 GMT

Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion

Phones 4u's website is currently telling customers that it is unable to trade due to "the unexpected decision of EE and Vodafone to withdraw supply" from the retailer.…

Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:39:07 GMT

Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR

Huawei - the planet’s third biggest shifter of smartphones - has abandoned plans to build more devices based on Windows due to slower than expected sales.…

Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:02:04 GMT

One lane for the afflicted, another for pedestrian pedestrians

China's fifth-largest city, Chongqing, has decided to help out smartphone addicts by devoting a chunk of footpath so they never need to look up from their screens as they walk around.…

Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:30:03 GMT

Mojang rising to Redmond?

Microsoft is reportedly planning to spend $2.5bn on the rumoured buyout of Minecraft maker Mojang, with a deal speculatively set for Monday.…

In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:05:40 GMT

Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations

LG's top home appliances exec Jo Seong-jin has been accused of vandalising Samsung washing machines at two stores in Germany during the IFA shindig in Berlin earlier this week.…

Be your own Big Brother: Monitoring your manor, the easy way

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:29:06 GMT

IP cameras and the quantified shelf

Feature If you've ever had the misfortune to be burgled, you'll know how nervous it can make you feel. After my own experience some twenty years ago, it took a long time before I could leave the flat without fretting, and perhaps using my new-fangled mobile phone to call the home computer and check that it was still there to answer the fax modem.…

Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:42:01 GMT

Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase

Banks and credit card providers are paying a hefty price to be part of Apple's new Pay system, unveiled by boss Tim Cook earlier this week.…

Bloat-free, unlocked Moto X to be dubbed 'Pure Edition', says report

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:55:43 GMT

Really? But what about that gently tweaked Android OS?

Motorola has reportedly named its yet to be released bloat-free, unlocked Moto X the "Pure Edition".…

DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:30:18 GMT

4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops

Vid Students are working on a test build of a wearable jetpack that could help soldiers run faster on the field of combat.…

General Motors issues STOP DELIVERY for 2,800 corvettes over defects in 2015 model

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:12:01 GMT

Faulty air bags and parking brake cables halt sales

General Motors has been forced to recall nearly 3,000 Chevrolet Corvettes, after the giant US car manufacturer said that the vehicles may have air bag defects or brake faults.…

Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:30:58 GMT

Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?

Fanbois in Britain who rushed to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus on Friday apparently triggered a delay in shipments.…

The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:00:05 GMT

Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action

Something for the Weekend, Sir? We would know when Peter had scored the night before because he’d walk into the office rubbing his crotch. The “lucky” girl to have been the subject of his special favours would invariably trot in a few paces behind, beaming smugly at her colleagues.…

Beware geeks bearing gifts: Steam-draining nasty spreads via Twitch

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:39:13 GMT

Eskimo infection will drop you right Inuit

Infosec bods are warning of new malware spreading through game-streaming web hit Twitch: the software nasty subverts Steam accounts to drain player's wallets, and could take away all their precious weaponry.…

Sellouts! Fans snap up iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders to avoid store queues

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:54:08 GMT

Wait, didn't this happen last year?

Apple's online shop fell over at midnight, Pacific Time, when it opened for iPhone 6 "pre-orders" – what Apple calls orders for its first shipment of new things.…

SanDisk's record-busting 512GB SD CARD will fit perfectly in your empty wallet

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:26:05 GMT

The best things come in small, expensive packages

Barely a decade after releasing its first 512MB SD card, SanDisk has unveiled a card capable of storing 512GB of digital material.…

SHINY NEW GADGETS! No, we're not joking, here's a load of them

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:00:11 GMT

Magnetic fridge projector, stuff to clip to your head and more

IFA 2014 Image is everything - or so it has been said, and if the gadgets at the recent IFA techfest in Berlin are anything to go by then manufacturers certainly seem to think we’re image obsessed. With selfies being a global compulsion, perhaps they know us better than we know ourselves. Narcissism aside, the rise of wearable cameras from Google Glass to activity cams seem to suggest others have discovered there’s a world out there beyond bathroom mirror.…

Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:02:11 GMT

Monsters need to earn a living too

Antique Code Show This January EA managed to piss just about everyone off with their greedy micro transaction-fuelled Android/iOS reboot of Dungeon Keeper. How dare it sully the joyful memories of this near perfect mix of god game/RTS that kept me busy being an evil overlord back in 1997.…