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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

Internet of things meets internet of vapour. Tobacco vapour, that is Philip Morris, one of the world's larger tobacco concerns, is attempting to patent a connected e-cigarette.…

Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE

Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac Woz it the gambling habit that crippled your finances? Or Woz it the fact you spent hundreds of thousands of quid on an ancient Apple computer that can't even send a tweet?…

Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

Smithers? Install me an app. That one with the cranky birds sounds amusing Rupert Murdoch has outed himself as an Apple fanboi.…

Be Your Own Big Brother: Peeking at pussy

I know what your cat did last summer Feature  Last year, the BBC's Horizon programme treated the cats of a Surrey village to individual cameras, and their own prime-time spot on TV to share the results. And now the Beeb is at it again with Cat Watch 2014, hoping to find out a little more about what our feline companions get up to.…

Jonny Ive: flattered by rivals' designs? Nah, its 'theft'

Oh and its 'lazy', says Apple iPad and iMac Knight of the Realm Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the saying goes, but Apple’s design guru and very precious genius Sir Jonny Ive doesn’t see it that way - he reckons its more like robbery.…

Jaguar Sportsbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars

Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us Vulture at the Wheel  I had a rationale behind reviewing the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Imagine you are an IT consultant. Now imagine you’ve done pretty well for yourself. Still with me? Good. Show More Summary

SHATTERED: Apple's jilted glass supplier to shut down sapphire ops

GT Advanced Tech to close factories, lay off 890 workers GT Advanced Technologies, the struggling materials firm that was once tapped to provide durable sapphire glass for Apple, says it will cut staff and close its sapphire manufacturing plants as it moves toward bankruptcy protection.…

Virtual reality, the death of morality, and the perils of making the virtual ever more real

As the technology that underpins virtual reality develops and the experiences become increasingly more real, I've been pondering a particularly morbid thought: When will we have the first VR-induced death? Will a realistic rocket launcher...Show More Summary

ET deals: Lenovo Horizon 2e Core i5 21.5-inch 2-in-1 tabletop touch PC for $830

The new Lenovo Horizon 2e pushes the limits of what can be called a mobile desktop, giving up some portability compared to its peers but gaining a much better ability to display video. Pick up this well spec'd model today for just $830, which amounts to a 25% discount on this new release.

Gargantuan $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope begins construction in Hawaii

The Thirty Meter Telescope is designed to filter out the distortions of the atmosphere to provide images more like what we currently get from space telescopes. After some delays in planning, the TMT is finally under construction in Hawaii.

Apple’s Jony Ive says copycat designs are theft and laziness, not flattery

Jony Ive -- Apple's lead designer who has been designing shiny white products from a shiny white room for the last 15 years -- has stated that when other companies copy Apple's designs, 'I don't see it as flattery... It is theft and it is lazy.' But is Ive right to get worked up? Imitation and design theft are just part of life!

The 2014 Razer Blade Review

In early 2014 the Razer Blade got a refresh. The significant updates over the 2013 model are the display, moving from a (rather poor) 1600x900 panel to a 3200x1800 QHD+ IGZO display and an upgraded GPU to push all of the extra pixels they just added. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M replaces the GTX 765M from the 2013 model. Read on for our full review.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook flexes its barely visible hinges

The world's 'thinnest convertible laptop' Pics  Lenovo unveiled the latest additions to its Yoga range in London yesterday, including new tablets ( ascovered earlier by El Reg, plus one with a built-in projector) – and a revamped Ultrabook, the Yoga 3 Pro.…

U2? 81 million Apple iThing-strokers know a place where the Beats have no shame

That's one fanboi for every £1k Apple has in surplus cash Some among us would have it that being on the cover of Vogue is pretty cool. But when Apple foisted U2's latest album on 81 million innocent people? Quite the opposite.…

Tesla unveils dual-motor autopilot Model S – new P85D has 691 hp, 0-60 mph in 3.2s

At an event last night, Elon Musk finally gave us the D: A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model S. On the top-of-the-line P85D, that second motor brings the max speed up to 155 mph and 0-60 mph down to 3.2 seconds -- firmly in supercar territory. Show More Summary

Toshiba: We'll STAY in PCs! We'll just shut some offices, axe a few workers...

'Deadly serious about B2B and B2C PCs but we will NOT lose money' - exec Toshiba is the latest vendor to sound the warning alarm that all is not well in its PC business across Europe after scaling back regional offices and axing swathes of the workforce – just as the green shoots emerge.…

Look ma, no hands! The machines are speaking our language

Voice recognition grows up From Hal, the malfunctioning computer in Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking film 2001: A Space Odyssey, through to last year’s Spike Jonze film Her, in which a man falls in love with a computer voiced by Scarlett Johansson, film makers and sci-fi writers have long been imagining a future where speech recognition is commonplace.…

Get ready for the Bendy Kickstand Lenswipe pose: New Lenovo Yoga tablets are out

Integrated projector, UHD display – what's not to like? Pics  Fresh from its triumph of winning top spot amongst PC vendors yet again, Lenovo unveiled three new Yoga products in London yesterday – two tablets and an Ultrabook.…

Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

Storage you can see, clouds you create Product round-up  With the world and his dog increasingly looking to the cloud for storage needs, many are finding that maintaining stacks of spinning disks at home is no longer necessary. But those...Show More Summary

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