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open Trick or treat? Massive solar storm could light up American skies this Halloween 22
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open Microsoft surpasses Apple as world's most valuable biz, by stock price at least 11
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open Remember when you thought fax machines were dead-matter teleporters? Ah, just me, then 132
open Assange psychiatrist misled judge over parentage of his kids, US tells High Court 159
open 50 years have gone by since the UK's one – and only – homegrown foray into orbit 53
By ArrZarr
open Pack your bags – we may have found the first planet outside of our galaxy 37
open 'We will not rest until the periodic table is exhausted' says Intel CEO on quest to keep Moore's Law alive 55
open Teen bought Google ad for his scam website and made 48 Bitcoins duping UK online shoppers 69
open UK science suffers as lawmakers continue to dither over Brexit negotiations 201
By Lars
open 31-year-old piece of hardware not working very well: Hubble telescope back in safe mode over 'synchronization issues' 100
open Google deliberately throttled ad load times to promote AMP, claims new court document 45
open Samsung boss Lee Jae-Yong convicted and fined for drug abuse 6
open Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space 46
open Amazon warehouse workers in New York to labor watchdog: We want our union vote 15
open Electronic Frontier Foundation ousts co-founder John Gilmore from its board 21
open NASA sets a date to begin lunar tuning 17
open Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon's open-source license with botched social network launch 56
open Microsoft investor urges shareholders to vote for a deep dive into pay gap and harassment policies 1
open BOFH: So you want to have your computer switched out for something faster? It's time to learn from the master 96
open 'Windows 11 has been successfully downloaded,' says update for Xbox version of Microsoft Flight Simulator 16
open After more than a decade of development, South Korea has a near miss with Nuri rocket test 10
open Informatica UKI veep was rightfully sacked over Highways England $5k golf jolly, says tribunal 30
open Boeing's Starliner capsule corroded due to high humidity levels, NASA explains, and the spaceship won't fly this year 75
open Theranos blood-test machine demos for VIPs rigged to hide any failures, court told 45
open Software Freedom Conservancy sues TV maker Vizio for 'GPL infringement' 40
open UK's ARIA innovation body 'hasn't even begun to happen' says former research lead 17
open Facebook fined £50m in UK for 'conscious' refusal to report info and 'deliberate failure to comply' during Giphy acquisition probe 41
open Lunar rocks brought to Earth by China's Chang'e 5 show Moon's volcanoes were recently* active 18
open Darmstadt, we have a problem – ESA reveals its INTEGRAL space telescope was three hours from likely death 41
open Facebook may soon reveal new name – we're sure Reg readers will be more creative than Zuck's marketroids 239
open UK's competition regulator announces market study into music-streaming biz 5
open Engineers investigating iffy solar array latch on NASA's Lucy as probe begins long journey to Trojan asteroids 8
open Dishing up the goods: Square Kilometre Array moves out of the theoretical and into the contractual 23
open Facebook posts job ad for 10,000 'high-skilled' roles to 'build the metaverse' – and they'll all be based in the EU 47
open Heart FM's borkfast show – a fine way to start your day 25
open Oops, they did it again – rogue Soyuz spurt gave ISS an attitude problem 16
open Missouri governor demands prosecution of reporter for 'decoding HTML source code' and reporting a data breach 105
By Sudosu
open Windows terminates here. Please remember to finish setting it up on arrival 25
open Boeing 737 Max chief technical pilot charged with deceiving US aviation regulators over MCAS 149
open Space boffins: Exoplanet survived hydrogen-death of its host star 31
open Reg readers: Don't assume anything when sharing health data 21
open All I want for Christmas is a delivery address that a delivery courier can find 157
open Forget everything you learned playing Lunar Lander: Chinese boffins reveal secrets of Chang'e 5 probe's touchdown 8
open FTC carpet bombs industry with letters warning that fake reviews will be punished 43
open Sharing medical records with researchers: Assumed consent works in theory – just not yet in practice 31
open Mind your Ps and queues: Bork makes a visit to the A&E 19



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