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'Screen access technology has existed for decades': Visually impaired man sues Dell over 'inaccessible' website

Suit says he couldn't tell 'old' price from 'new', nor perceive pop-up window A legally blind man who cannot see "faces or text" has claimed that Dell is violating federal accessibility laws by maintaining an improperly formatted website and online store.…

The 40-Year-Old Version: ZX81's sleek plastic case shows no sign of middle-aged spread

'You'll be surprised at how much you can do with a personal computer' It has been 40 years since the launch of Sinclair's ZX81, a device that welcomed countless Brits to the delights of home computing at the dawn of the 1980s.…

Day 5 of Openreach strikes: No use of tech company toilets. No water. Fresh dates outlined

'No access to buildings' for striking Repayment Project engineers, confirms company Openreach’s Project Repayment Engineers who are already on the picket line to protest over changes in the grading structure that they say devalues their role, are naming five more strike dates.…

GPS jamming around Cyprus gives our air traffic controllers a headache, says Eurocontrol

One-fifth of all flights in a 3 hour period were affected GPS jamming of airliners not only causes navigational havoc but delays commercial airline flights too, EU airspace regulator Eurocontrol has complained in a new report.…

While Reg readers know the difference between a true hacker and cyber-crook, for everyone else, hacking means illegal activity

Our vulture Iain argues against this week's motion Reader debate  Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: a motion was proposed this week, the argument for the motion was published on Wednesday, and the argument against is published today.…

Dutch government: Did we say 10 'high data protection risks' in Google Workspace block adoption? Make that 8

Untangling privacy implications of using Google's productivity suite not easy A Dutch government report identifying "10 high data protection risks" for users of Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite, has been revised after Google's response, and now says eight high risk issues still remain.…

The sooner AI stops trying to mimic human intelligence, the better – as there isn't any

Still waiting for neuroscientists to work out why Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Never again. As Gods are my witnesses, you will never catch me [insert gerund here] in future. I have learnt my lesson.…

I haven't bought new pants for years, why do I have to keep buying new PCs?

Friends and family tech support meets steam-powered computing On Call  It's a friends and family episode of On Call today, dedicated to the moments when one's attempts to render IT assistance are met with bafflement or just plain hostility.…

UK monopoly watchdog launches probe after iOS app makers slam Apple software store's draconian T&Cs

The walls are closing in on the iGiant The UK's antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into Apple’s app store after developers complained its strict rules are an unfair stranglehold and may break competition law.…

Honda sends first consumer Level 3 autonomous car into showrooms, but only to 100 lucky Japanese leasers

Netflix and drive is finally here Honda has started selling the first commercial passenger vehicle with level 3 autonomy - the ability to drive in many situations without human intervention, but with the expectation a human is always ready to take control.…

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