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Fewer than half GCSE computing students got a B or higher this year

TheRegister - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:54
Teachers need more support to tackle 'chronic shortages'

The UK government has been told to tackle teacher shortages in Blighty – and offer more support for those now teaching tougher syllabuses – as GCSE computing results showed little improvement on last year.…

Airbus issues patch to prevent A350 airliner fuel tanks exploding

TheRegister - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 06:25
Hot pumps + fuel/air mixture = bang, warn aviation safety folk

Airbus has issued an emergency patch to stop its A350 airliners from exploding.…

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

LXer - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:59
Redmond's cramming of OS on machines provokes sour krautsMicrosoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.…

Reality strikes Dixons Carphone's profits after laughing off Brexit threat

TheRegister - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:53
Punters are putting off handset refreshes as prices rise

Pricier smartphones and lower EU roaming charges will dampen Dixons Carphone's bottom line, the retailer's CEO warned today in an unscheduled trading update that sent its share price crashing by 30 per cent.…

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