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open Failed gambler? How about an algorithm that predicts the future 75
open Pentagon opens up about its database of 400 smudges that may or may not be UFOs 28
open Switch off the mic if it makes you feel better – it'll make no difference 81
open Meetings in the metaverse: Are your Mikes on? 58
open US Army may be about to 'waste' up to $22b on Microsoft HoloLens 81
By john.w
open Putin reaches for nuclear option: Zuckerberg banned 61
open When the expert speaker at an NFT tech panel goes rogue 117
open US Army to build largest 3D-printed structures in the Americas 66
open Fish mentality: If The Rock told you to eat flies, would you buy my NFT? 61
By swm
open Japanese startup makes baby carrier-style sling for 'Love Robots' 33
open In the graveyard of good ideas, how does yours measure up to these? 142
open The Human Genome Project will tell us who to support at Eurovision 78
open Proprietary neural tech you had surgically implanted? Parts shortage 131
By AndrueC
open A tale of two dishwashers: Buy one, buy it again, and again 191
open Insurance claims up 31% thanks to the metaverse 20
open Russian 'Minecraft bomb plot' teen jailed for five years 37
open 'Boombox' function sparks Tesla recall 82
open Polly wants a snapper? Parrot swipes GoPro for sweet views of New Zealand's Fiordland 19
open Jeff Bezos adds some more overheads to his $485m yacht by taking down historic bridge 141
By hatti
open Prince of Packaging HP Inc snaps up zero-plastic bottle maker 16
By juice
open He ain't heavy, he's my brother: Bloke gives away SpaceX ticket because he was over weight limit 85
open God of War: How do you improve on perfection? You port it to PC, obviously 39
open US Navy in mad dash to salvage F-35C that fell off a carrier into South China Sea 105
By msobkow
open Crack team of boffins hash out how e-scooters should sound – but they need your help* 203
open Carked it, Diem? Zuckerberg's grand cryptocurrency thing may sell off assets for $200m 21
open How to polish the bottom line? Microsoft makes it really hard to claim expenses, say staffers 66
open Behold! The first line of defence for 25% of the US nuclear stockpile: Dolphins 52
open Robot vacuum cleaner employed by Brit budget hotel chain Travelodge flees 59
By hatti
open Elvis may have left the building, but Windows remains very much on show 13
open Dog forgets all about risk of drowning in a marsh as soon as drone dangles a sausage 35
By hatti
open 'Can you identify your assailants?' Yes, they were pixelated! I'd know them anywhere! 41
open If you want less CGI and more real effects in movies, you may get your wish: Inflatable film studio to orbit Earth 39
open Microsoft sends HoloLens 2 into a care home... Nope, not a headline gag about retiring the tech. They actually did this 4
open Big shock: Guy who fled political violence and became rich in tech now struggles to care about political violence 50
By jake
open Epoch-alypse now: BBC iPlayer flaunts 2038 cutoff date, gives infrastructure game away 105
open Weed dispensary software company's ambitions pruned after Spotify trademark clash 52
open Canon: Chip supplies are so bad that our ink cartridges will look as though they're fakes 122
open Not looking forward to a greyscale 2022? Then look back to the past in 64 colours 142
open Ceefax replica goes TITSUP* as folk pine for simpler times 98
open Fugitive mafioso evaded cops for two decades until he was spotted on Google Street View 41
open Heart attack victim 'saved' by defibrillator delivery drone* 64
By Swarthy
open Bork ends where it began. At McDonald's, home of the finest bork product 10
open France loves open source so much, even its cinema borks have Linux behind the scenes 37
open A kitchen splashbork on sale at the Cardiff IKEA 12
By phuzz
open The Ghost of Windows Past haunts a street corner in Bermondsey 34
open Going round in circles with Windows in Singapore 22
open Some errors fill the screen. And some come from the .NET Framework 27
open Too busy feasting on meatballs, Windows struggles to update itself in IKEA 30
open Yule goat's five-year flame-free streak ends ignominiously 77
open Low on passengers, low on memory: A bad day on the London Underground 56



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