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open A moment of tension as the James Webb Space Telescope stretches sunshield on way to L2 destination 72
open Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of fraud: Blood-testing machines were vapourware after all 150
open Offering Patreon subs in sterling or euros means you can be sued under GDPR, says Court of Appeal 68
open France loves open source so much, even its cinema borks have Linux behind the scenes 37
open The year ahead in technology fail: You knew they were bad, now they're going to prove it 78
open India’s competition regulator launches probes into Apple over App Store fees and access 6
By msobkow
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 Predictive Dirty Dozen: What will and won't happen in 2022 (unless it doesn’t/does) 211
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
open Windows takes a breather in London's Spitalfields 13
open Please pay for parking – CMOS batteries don't buy themselves 69
open Microsoft Paint + car park touchscreen = You already know where this is going 56
By druck
open Not the kind of note you want to see fluttering from an ATM 34
open BOFH: The vengeance bus is coming, and everybody's jumping. An Xmas bonus hits me… 59
open Who you gonna call? Premium numbers, but a not-so-premium service 134
open Intel ‘regrets’ offending China with letter telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang 80
open James Webb Telescope launch delayed again, this time by weather 43
open Boffins' first take on asteroid dust from Japanese probe: Carbon rich, less lumpy than expected 79
open A proposal to beat below-the-belt selfies: Crowdsourced machine learning using victims' image stashes 77
open UK's Defra and Ministry of Justice facing £120m IR35 tax bills thanks to inaccuracies in assessing contractors' status 49
By d3vy
open Malaysia tweaks copyright law to hit streamers of copyright-infringing content 18
open Log4j and Omicron: Brothers in harm, mothers of invention 36
By tonkei
open India takes Amazon’s biggest local e-tail alliance out of its shopping cart 15
By eionmac
open Autonomy founder Mike Lynch files judicial review that pauses extradition clock 32
By Terje
open Insurance firm Admiral fails to grab phone location data of 'fraud' claimant's mother 49
By iron
open Thank you, FAQ chatbot, but if I want your help I'll ask for it 166
open Sun sets on superjumbo: Last Airbus A380 rolls off the production line 83
open China lists 100 topics citizens can't include in online vids 29
open Confirmed: James Webb Space Telescope team plans launch for this Xmas Eve after data cable fix 39
open Newly discovered millipede earns its name by being the first to walk on one thousand legs 77
By Tom 7
open SMACKDOWN! Reddit hires wrestling's investor relations head to helm IPO 5
open Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter planning move to blockchain. How will it work? Your guess is as good as ours 26
open Mars helicopter mission (which Apache says is powered byLog4j) overcomes separate network glitch to confirm new flight record 40
By Tom 7
open Apollo 17 samples yield fresh insights 49 years after mission left the Moon 13
open Humanity has officially touched the Sun (or, at least, one of its probes has) 69
open ExoMars parachutes just about good enough to land rover safely on the Red Planet 38
open Regulator: Wipro and Infosys execs not off the hook for insider trading 3
open No more Commercial Space Astronaut Wings after this year because FAA has been handing them out like candy 16
open ESA promises to get back to would-be astronauts by the end of 2021 3
By Lars
open Chinese paper runs interview with Alibaba staffer who claims she was fired after exec rape claim 21
open Bloke breaking his back on 'commute' from bed to desk deemed a workplace accident 114
open Assange extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary as High Court rules he can be sent to US for trial 99
open Lack shame? Fancy some festive Windows knitwear? We've got your back 47
By tgpips
open Playing jigsaw on my roof: They can ID you from your hygiene habits 74
open BOFH: Time to put the Pretty Dumb F in PDF reader 68


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