GNOME Foundation backs 'freedom-oriented' smartphone

1 hour 1 minute ago
Librem 5 will run only open source code, PureOS and feature radio kill switch

The GNOME Foundation has backed efforts to create a “freedom-oriented” smartphone that protects users' privacy and runs only open source software.…

Simon Sharwood

BlackBerry's QNX to run autonomous car software

1 hour 56 minutes ago
Parts-maker Delphi wants BlackBerry-mobiles on the road in 2019

As BlackBerry's handset business died an increasingly rapid death, the company's execs would always tell The Register that the company had future a fabulous operating system and secure messaging business to fall back on.…

Simon Sharwood

Ducks ding dongs in face of stiff competition

3 hours 24 minutes ago
Alternative title for this science paper: Seven-inch bullies humiliate unsuspecting birds

Waterfowl situation... Some alpha ducks bully smaller ducks so much when competing for mates that the beta birds' undercarriages barely take off, so to speak, a new study has found.…

Rebecca Hill

CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

4 hours 24 minutes ago
Infected Avast tool's payload went after the likes of Microsoft, Intel and Cisco, hit 20 targets

Cisco's Talos security limb Talos has probed the malware-laden CCleaner utility that Avast so kindly gave to the world and has concluded it's purpose was to create secondary attacks that attempted to penetrate top technology companies. Talos also thinks the malware may have succeeded in delivering a payload to targeted companies.…

Simon Sharwood

Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple

15 hours 59 minutes ago
It's a massive and ambitious upgrade for iPads, but older hardware can't cut it

Review  After years of complacency – and falling sales – Apple has transformed the iPad into something it should have been from the start: a proper computer.…

Andrew Orlowski
33 minutes 8 seconds ago
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