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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 debut derailed by website glitches, bots, lack of supply

Chip giant dinged for failing to block automated buying Analysis  Nvidia launched its GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards on Thursday and promptly sold out from its online store, to the annoyance of more than a few would-be customers who were left empty-handed.…

Let's go space truckin': 1970s probe Voyager 1 is now 14 billion miles from home

NASA's long-lived spacecraft reaches another milestone NASA's extraordinarily long-lived Voyager 1 probe this week passed 14 billion miles from Earth.…

Das Keyboard 4C TKL: Plucky mechanical contender strikes happy medium between typing feel and clackety-clack joy

Quality comes in small packages Review  Mechanical keyboard aficionados spend years (and an unconscionable amount of money) searching for typing perfection. One recent pocket-crushing contender in this arena is the Das Keyboard 4C TKL, which retails at $139 (or £139 in Blighty).…

Online fraud prevention biz fails to prevent CEO's alleged offline fraud

Security upstart NS8, which raised $123m in funding, let its leader have sole control over revenue records The Feds on Thursday charged the head of a cyber-fraud prevention company with fraud in a complaint unsealed in a New York City court.…

Your anti-phishing test emails may be too easy to spot. NIST has a training tool for that

Phish Scale hopes to make life easier for blue teams gazing at click rates The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has said it has developed a way of measuring precisely why corporate staff click on obvious phishing emails and open malware-laden attachments, despite warnings not to do those things.…

It's IPO week and one of Wall Street's own is raising the spectre of a stock market crash

Some aspects are 'eerily similar to the peak of the 2000 bubble' warns Bernstein In a week that saw three tech companies float on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street analyst Bernstein is mulling the potential of a share price crash based on similar indicators prevalent during the .com bust.…

Top 5 billionaires find that global pandemics are good for business – and their wallets

Richest boys' club wealth grew by $101.7bn between March and June Astounding though it is, there are members of the human race about whom it can confidently be said: "Look, they're having a good pandemic."…

Bad news for 'cool dads' trying to bond with their teens: China-owned TikTok and WeChat face US download ban by Sunday

Unless the Orange One steps in to save the day. Fancy that! The US Department of Commerce has threatened to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned social media platforms Tiktok and Wechat from app stores this weekend.…

Did this airliner land in the North Sea? No. So what happened? El Reg probes flight tracker site oddity

All is well. Unless you trust everything you see on the internet An airliner that appeared to crash into the North Sea earlier this week in fact landed safely. Yet multiple flight tracker websites showed it spiralling into the ocean. Experts have explained to The Register what really happened.…

Reseller gives Brits Insight into value webcam shipments of the future-ture-ture-ture

Pull on your gold hoodie and Darth Vader breathing apparatus and take a trip with us to 2051 Updated  Worried about the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on your supply chain? Wondering about the operating systems of the future? A reseller has the inside scoop on when you should expect that shipment of 17 "Windows XP" cams, and it's 2051.…

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