Well that is fairly easily worked around.
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Marketers for an Open Web ask UK competition watchdog to block launch of Google's anti-tracking Privacy Sandbox
Ordnance Survey recruits AR developer to build 'geolocated quests' to help get Brit couch potatoes exercising outdoors
Tim Berners-Lee asks everyone to do new biz a Solid and let him have another crack at fixing the Web's privacy
European Commission to take a closer look at how Amazon uses business data of third-party sellers using its platform
Apple opens pre-orders of iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, the cheapest and most expensive in the lineup
South Park creators have a new political satire series with some of the best AI-generated deepfakes on the internet yet
Right to repair? At least you still have the right to despair: Camera modules cannot be swapped on the iPhone 12
Let’s check in with that 30,000-job $10bn Trump-Foxconn Wisconsin plant. Wow, way worse than we'd imagined
Re: El Reg becoming political now ?
I agree, the Hunter Biden story could be reported here - picking it apart for the nonsense it is would be quite interesting. Failing that, Vice did it for anyone interested: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en/article/qj4gqv/the-ny-posts-hunter-biden-laptop-story-is-a-right-to-repair-nightmare
I'm sure this will be a great comfort to wheelchair users who are still in the exact same end position of not being able to make their journey. How they find out doesn't fix that ultimate issue. I suspect this is more about keeping pissed off customers away from the station so they don't have to deal with them.
Crown Prosecution Service solicitor accused of targeting judge ex-wife's lover through work computer systems
You conveniently left out a definition:
"INFORMAL: Engage enthusiastically in sexual or disreputable pursuits."
Maybe you're not based in the UK, but it has a well established negative connotation in UK media/tabloids. And even If the author meant they were "prancing about" (your chosen definition), I suspect they are smart enough to know the other uses of the word so why use a loaded term in the first place when there are a myriad number of ways to state that she was just in a new relationship.
"as she cavorted with new lover"?
Have you hired an ex Sun journo?! The marriage had apparently down and she was in a new relationship, there's no need for language that implies she was doing something wrong. She is the victim here ffs.
And then you go on to make it worse with "Kate Ainge is not the only judge to have been involved in Computer Misuse Act proceedings in recent years". Comparing her, the victim, with someone else who committed a criminal act. Or do you somehow think she is in the wrong here, not her husband.
Gives an unpleasant sexist undertone to the article that is well below Reg's usual standard
Boeing Starliner commander Christopher Ferguson bows out of first crewed mission due to family commitments
Twitter: Our image-cropping AI seems to give certain peeps preferential treatment. Solution: Use less AI
Atari threatens to hit fourth VCS shipping deadline, provides pictures of boxes as proof of product delivery
Uber allowed to continue operating in English capital after winning appeal against Transport for London
If your gonna asterisk a sentence for further comment or explanation, can you at least put the explanation at the end of the paragraph, not bottom of the article, 20 paragraphs of scrolling away. Or, here's a radical idea, just put the additional info in brackets instead of asterisking to another place on the page. It's something Reg does far too often, and really not necessary for the sake of a single sentence.
England's COVID-tracking app finally goes live after 6 months of work – including backpedal on how to handle data
So, questions. Does this require you to have Bluetooth turned on or does the OS/app turn it on in the background regardless of user setting? And will force stopping it prevent it from running in the background or is stopping it not possible (or it just restarts itself)?
(as someone who is not getting out much at present, would far rather have it only running when I go out, not running all day, every day for no good reason)
Ah yes, Sony, that major player in the smartphone space, has a new flagship inbound: The Xperia 5 II
This is stupid, was nothing learned from the megapixel race of digital cameras. The worst things you can do to a sensor when it comes to image quality - smaller sensor, smaller pixels, massive megapixel count. They are literally spending money on making the product worse! And the entire tech industry has known this for years. But hey, it'll make the phone a few μm thinner, and we all know thinner phones are better right? Doesn't matter if the camera is worse, battery is tiny, no room for headphone jacks or SD slots. All unimportant, just bow down at the altar of thinness and keep buying the shiny shiny.
"EMUI 11 will begin rolling out to users of the beta programme later this month, with a wider general release expected not long after."
Yeah right. My Huawei has only just updated to EMUI 10, a year after it was released. I won't be holding my breath for version 11 (hell there is a 10.1 release before EMUI 11 too)
There's a battery-free Game Boy that runs solely on the power of sunlight and the speed of your button-mashing
Look at the angle he's having to hold it to get max sunlight, and how much button mashing he's doing, and it STILL turns off. They've built a battery free device that doesn't actually work battery free, and instead of MAKING it work just threw in a game save workaround for when it stops working every few seconds. Nice idea, failed execution.