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open Dog forgets all about risk of drowning in a marsh as soon as drone dangles a sausage 18
open Almost there: James Webb Space Telescope frees its mirrors and prepares for insertion 27
open Multi-level marketing corporation that sells weightloss products sues ex-exec over 'fraudulent' Dell deal 3
open '95% original' film star Spitfire could be yours for a mere £4.5m (or 0.05 Pogbas) 28
open Joint European Torus celebrates 100,000 pulses: Neither Brexit nor middle age has stopped '80s era experiment 21
open BOFH: What a beautiful classic car. Shame if anything were to happen to it 40
open 'Can you identify your assailants?' Yes, they were pixelated! I'd know them anywhere! 35
open If you want less CGI and more real effects in movies, you may get your wish: Inflatable film studio to orbit Earth 37
open NASA's gamma-ray-burst alert satellite put into safe mode after suspected reaction wheel failure 6
open Working overtime? Those extra hours might not be hurting your wellbeing after all – just don't tell Jeff Bezos or Jack Ma 22
open SpaceX Starlink sat streaks now present in nearly a fifth of all astronomical images snapped by Caltech telescope 25
By Cuddles
open UK data watchdog slaps Ministry of Justice with Enforcement Notice for breaking GDPR law 14
open Microsoft sends HoloLens 2 into a care home... Nope, not a headline gag about retiring the tech. They actually did this 3
By DrXym
open NASA's Curiosity finds signs of ancient life on Mars. Or maybe not. More data needed 27
open I own that $4.5bn of digi-dosh so rewrite your blockchain and give it to me, Craig Wright tells Bitcoin SV devs 93
open Autonomy's Mike Lynch gets yet another judgment date as US extradition wrangling continues 22
By Franco
open ESA boss gives update on stricken Sentinel-1B imaging satellite: All is not lost yet 5
By ThatOne
open Big shock: Guy who fled political violence and became rich in tech now struggles to care about political violence 48
By tiggity
open European Space Agency whittles wannabe astronauts down from 23,000 to 1,391 10
open Billionaires see wealth double during pandemic as tech bros lead the charge 52
By jdb3
open Autonomy founder's anti-extradition case is like saying Moon made of cheese, US govt tells UK court 49
open Move over exoplanets, exomoons are the next big thing 23
open Epoch-alypse now: BBC iPlayer flaunts 2038 cutoff date, gives infrastructure game away 101
open Alien life on Super-Earth can survive longer than us due to long-lasting protection from cosmic rays 76
open Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves 42
By ArrZarr
open Lawmakers propose TLDR Act because no one reads Terms of Service agreements 36
open Support specialist Rimini Street found in contempt of court for continued Oracle copyright infringements 12
open Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket deploys seven satellites with third successful mission 14
open No more DRM-free downloads as Amazon's ComiXology app set to disappear inside Kindle 34
open Microsoft hires law firm to review sexual harassment policies, probe gender discrimination 7
open Could BYOB (Bring Your Own Battery) offer a solution for charging electric vehicles? Microlino seems to think so 86
open Weed dispensary software company's ambitions pruned after Spotify trademark clash 52
open HMRC tool for measuring IR35 status is so great, employers are ditching it in their droves 44
By Cederic
open Anonymous employee review site Glassdoor research: Tech companies dominate the best places to work 34
open NASA's Mars InSight trips into safe mode and ESA's Sentinel-1B gives scientists the silent treatment 22
open Software engineer jailed for 2 years after using RATs and crypters to steal underage victims' intimate pics 94
open A slice is better than none: Apple gives in, allows third-party app billing systems in Korea, per local law 11
open North Korea says it's launched a third hypersonic missile, this time reaching Mach 10 27
By tmTM
open Massive rugby ball-shaped planet emerges from scrum of space 'scope sightings 41
open European Space Agency: Come on, hack our satellite if you think you're hard enough 16
By Ignazio
open Meta Platforms demands staffers provide proof of COVID-19 booster vaccine before returning to office 101
open Perseverance on the rocks: Pebbles clog up the rover's Martian sample collection 34
open Canon: Chip supplies are so bad that our ink cartridges will look as though they're fakes 122
open The James Webb Space Telescope has only gone and deployed its primary mirror 65
open Feeling virtuous with a good old paperback? Well, don't. Switching to traditional media does not improve mood 54
open Notes on the untimely demise of 3D Pinball for Windows 36
open Robotic arm on China's space station does a demo, swings out 20 degrees and back while holding cargo ship 21
open Not looking forward to a greyscale 2022? Then look back to the past in 64 colours 139
open Nothing's working, and I've checked everything, so it must be YOUR fault 161
open North Korea worried a lot of countries when it said it test-fired a hypersonic missile in Japan's direction 13



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