Computex 2006A little-known company called BCM used Computex to show a multi-format VoIP Wi-Fi phone based on the Windows CE kernel. The WLAN800I is compatible with Skype, SIP services, MSN Talk and MSN Messenger.
Computex 2006Philips ran live DVB-H demos during Computex, showing just how close the technology is to entering at least a test phase with operators.
Computex 2006Nvidia was talking up Purevideo HD at Computex last week, saying you can now purchase machines that support the Purevideo HD technology.
Computex 2006GeCube joined Asus in showing a dual X1600XT at Computex, but says its card could hit the streets as soon as next month.
A noise designed to drive kids out of shopping malls has been re-engineered as a ringtone which parents and teachers cannot hear.
NetApp is finally unleashing the first fruit of its 2003 acquisition of Spinnaker today.
US courts ruled last week that authorities can continue tapping VoIP calls and that providers must give them access to their networks.
A gossip website which still carries disputed pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's baby says that its publishing of the pictures constitutes 'fair use'.
Computex 2006So you'd thought there wouldn't be any new ideas for USB memory keys...think again.
A bid to stop ecommerce companies shopping around for the best VAT regime has failed to win support at European Union level.
McAfee has confirmed that it received notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission of a probe into its share options scheme.
BSkyB and BT are reportedly close to making a bid for AOL UK although both firms are understood to be unhappy at the £1bn price tag.
Here's some refreshing news for those parents who increasingly despair of their sons ever ungluing themselves from their consoles: a book containing vital information on playing conkers, constructing paper aeroplanes and climbing trees is currently topping Amazon.co.uk's Hot 100 Books.
Cash'n'CarrionHere's a tempting offer for those of you looking for programming and related literature: while stocks last, purchase of any APress or APress Academic tome down at Cash'n'Carrion will earn you a free copy of The Best of Verity Stob - normally going out for £17.99.
Tech DigestThe World Cup - a great time for football, an even better time for flag sellers and for manufacturers of gadgets.
A San Diego-based biotech firm has started selling hypoallergenic cats. Allerca's kittens have been selectively bred to reduce the amount of a protein called FEL D1, which causes adverse reactions in allergy sufferers.
Computex 2006AverMedia is one of the first companies to pick up on the increasing ease of making Mac-compatible products, and announced it will soon have drivers ready for one of its USB TV tuners to allow it to work with Macs.
Sony's new D-SLR Alpha 100, or α100 if you prefer, takes over where Konica Minolta left off when it pulled out of the camera business earlier this year.
Where would the world be without the "80:20 rule" and the IT industry's attempts to fix its many and varied applications?
Tech consultancy appiChar has gone carbon neutral, and is offering to offset a year's worth of carbon emissions for all computers it sells.
LettersWindows Genuine Advantage (WGA) - what's the actual advantage?
Since launching its "Worry Free" bundle of services in late 2005, Trend Micro has seen improved interest from the channel - it has signed up 50 per cent more resellers since launch.
China says the international standards group IEEE is engaging in a 'conspiracy' and 'amoral behaviour' to defeat its home grown encryption technology for wireless networks, WAPI.
Computex 2006Asus has managed to find a cooling solution for its next generation high-end motherboards, using a very small integrated pump and water reservior.
RTE - Ireland's public service broadcaster - is conducting technical trials of a mobile TV service.
Acer has announced three enormous TFT displays – two in its Value Line and one in its Office Line.
Malware authors are shifting their production efforts towards cranking out more Trojans and spyware programs instead of more traditional computer viruses.
The new SDR-S150 is an update of the SDR-S100 camcorder which records to SD card, rather than DV tape, hard disk, or DVD.
Nokia may be the most unlikely convert to the open internet model, but it is becoming one of the most enthusiastic.
The UK is shaping up to be a key battleground as the major operators start to put their convergence theories into practise.
The 70-year-old councillor who got barred from Chichester District Council for being rude to IT staff has given up his chance to appeal.
The average Brit loses his or her va-va-voom at precisely 2.16pm, a poll sponsored by tea outfit Typhoo has revealed.
NASA has been hacking away at its budget for environmental research projects in a recent round of book balancing, but says its Shuttle programme is still on track.
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Lucent Technologies has signed up six new "value added distributors" to resell its security products.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ordered the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to publish a report on the risks and benefits of identity cards (ID).
Astronomers have identified a massive comet-like structure - spanning a whopping three million light years - that is tearing through a distant galaxy cluster at more than 750 kilometres a second.
Never trust a hippy - John Lydon
Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of servers controlling spam traffic are located in Taiwan, according to a survey by email security firm CipherTrust.