The battle may be all but over between the DVD+ and Blu-Ray camps, but China is determined to keep Western and Japanese manufacturers on their toes. Xinhua, the state-owned news agency, reminded everyone last week that China will put its own format on the market "before 2008".
BT and OneTel are locked in a bitter war of words over allegations of mis-selling phone services.
Apple Computer has finally laid to rest the ghost of former chief exec Gil Amelio, yesterday unveiling gross revenues of $13.93bn and a net profit of $1.335bn, following its best-ever fourth (or any) quarter with revenues of $3.658bn and profit of $430m.
Quite awhile has passed since IBM first announced its On Demand Computing agenda, and the vendor is still hammering away at the goal. This week, IBM attacked the virtualization portion of its strategy with a slew of storage and server products.
Microsoft and Yahoo! will allow users of their respective IM chat services to communicate with each other without recourse to a third-party client, such as Trillian, according to a report. Neither company would confirm the story to the Wall Street Journal.
Large-scale errors and fraud in the benefits system cost the taxpayers an estimated £3bn in 2003-04, according to report from the Government's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Small businesses branching out online have helped make 2005 the strongest year ever for internet growth.
AT&T claims it has found a way to satisfy US regulators that it can properly link its Voice Over Internet Protocol subscribers to 911 - the emergency services.
Spending on information technology in the US will slow sharply in 2007, claims analyst firm Forrester.
The BBC is asking UK viewers for at least another £1.6bn over the next eight years, in part to fund its shift to digital broadcasting.
The world could be facing a surge in the numbers of people made homeless by environmental degradation, with UN researchers estimating that by 2010, there will be 50m so-called environmental refugees in need of aid and support.
More customers complain about OneTel's sales tactics than any other telco, BT claimed, as the war of words between the rivals intensified today
Two years ago 73 per cent of company directors were in favour of ID cards but that figure has now fallen sharply despite the London bombings.
Microsoft's patch train rolled into town on Tuesday carrying a cargo of nine updates. Three of the October batch fix critical vulnerabilities involving Windows, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player, Microsoft warned. Four of the patches address important flaws and two deal with moderate security bugs. Microsoft pulled plans to issue a patch last month so it doesn't come as much surprise that there's a bumper load this month.
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A Swedish man made history yesterday as the first Swede charged with file sharing.
Shares in the Pru dipped this morning following reports that the UK insurer may hang on to its 79 per cent stake in Egg after all.
Women working in science and technology still face major barriers to career success, according to researchers at the University of Newcastle, with many women emphasising the struggle to balance family and professional life as a significant problem. So-called institutionalised sexism and male dominated boards were also highlighted as major problems.
The Carphone Warehouse expects Q2 profits to rise by 35 per cent compared to last year as demand for telecoms services continues to grow.
OUT-LAW News, 11/10/2005 A Swedish internet bank was forced to shut down its website for a short time last week after its one-time password security system was targeted by a new type of phishing scam, according to reports.
Anti-RFID protestors will on Saturday descend on a Dallas Wal-Mart to protest against the company's use of RFID chips and alleged corporate plans to use the technology to secretly track consumers.
The US games industry is gearing up to challenge a Californian law limiting children’s access to violent video games, after Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the new legislation into law on Friday.
China has succesfully launched two astronauts into space, almost exactly two years after it first accomplished the feat.
UK Broadband - the wireless broadband operator owned by telco giant PCCW - is in a tizz over a new brand campaign run by Vodafone.
Here's the scenario: you're a go-ahead sort of guy, looking for 3G connectability on the move, something which will allow you to keep email contact with the sales department while downing Buds in All Bar One, or MMSing topless Charlotte Church pics to your mates while feigning an interest in a Powerpoint presentation describing the cost benefits of switching the entire company to desktop Linux.
TechScapeRichard Stubbs speaks at a mile a minute - unusual for an Englishman, I’ve found. He also a self-admitted “tech geek” who’s managed to learn social skills and network through music, hanging out programming and hacking at uni and keeping his finger on the pulse of technology.
Nokia has launched three new mobile phones designed to please both the IT department and the business and mobile email user.
Peter Francis-Macrae, the 23-year-old who is allegedly the UK's biggest spammer, faces a variety of charges ranging from threats to kill to fraudulent trading in a trial at Peterborough Crown Court this week.
Researchers on the Indonesian island of Flores have uncovered more evidence that another species of hominid still lived on Earth as recently as 12,000 years ago.
The late Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is being offered for sale on eBay - complete with a man-sized box of tissues which the Queen singer's sister couldn't bear to remove after his death in 1991.
IBM wants to contribute software development blueprints to the open source community to help developers make fewer coding flaws. It reckons better practices for software development will flow from its donation of a subset of the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP), a software process platform.
Virus writers - no doubt inspired by news of the first PlayStation Portable Trojan - have created the first malware to target the Nintendo DS handheld gaming console.
The US has yet again topped a list of spam producing countries. One in four (26.4 per cent) of the spam messages intercepted by security firm Sophos's global network of spam traps between April - September, 2005 came from the USA. South Korea, second in the chart, accounted for a further 19.8 per cent of junk messages, with third place China accounting for 15.7 per cent of spam email trapped by Sophos.
Palm added new models to its Tungsten and Zire lines today, while kissing goodbye to the brand names it launched three years ago. It'll keep the T and Z identifiers, however, and the Treo and LifeDrive names will continue.
Apple revamped its iMac range with home theatre features today, and as widely expected, at last added video playback capabilities to its iPod range.