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German boffins design solar reactor that, er, works at night

Researchers in Cologne, Germany, have successfully demonstrated a solar reactor known as CONTISOL, which promises to be able make hydrogen day and night while running on little more than air and sunlight.…

Bosch and Daimler jump in together on driverless vehicle tech

Self-parking cars - and a lot of practical R&D going on

BCW18  Bosch’s Connected World conference opened with a demo of its automated valet technology. Though the firm’s chief exec, Volkmar Denner, drove the car up to its drop-off point, the self-parking mode failed to engage.…

Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

You still need two Google apps do everything, though

“Android Pay” is no more, as Google attempts to unify its disparate transaction options under one brand. The redesigned, rebranded Google Pay app – which supersedes Android Pay – is already in the Google Play Store.…

Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

Cryptocurrency trend moves into publishing as Salon comes up with plan to make customers pay

US website Salon.com has decided that if people want to block its ads, they should pay in another way - by allowing the biz to use their computing power to mine for cryptocurrency.…

A game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news? Umm... Fake news

Boffins' plan to prime the public against misinformation nice idea but misses mark

Separating fact from fiction is a very different challenge in the fake news age, and there’s no end of people ready to opine on how to do it. Now boffins from famed Brit university Cambridge have decided to get in on the action by launching a game to "vaccinate" the public against it.…

London Mayor's chief digi officer: 'Have faith and give us a chance'

The Blackwell says data can help capital cope with 1m more bods

Cynics could be forgiven for seeing the Mayor of London’s newly created six-figure chief digital officer role as a policy wonk title. Speaking to The Register on a rainy morning at City Hall, Theo Blackwell describes it as "a digital leadership role".…

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