Not afraid of a challenge, the European Commission has decided to take on Apple and the major record labels at the same time.
Hippies have successfully harshed the US government's mellow by telling the Feds to get to work.
Sun Microsystems has a near-term NetApp assault in store code-named 'FISHworks.'
Whatever you think of "Web 2.0" (it's really not mandatory to release everything in permanent beta) you probably thought that this generic approach to mashups, Ajax and all that good stuff didn't change the usual coding "good practice" rules much.
Virgin Media has announced Virgin Free TV - basically a Freeview set-top box with a Virgin sticker on the front and a Virgin-branded electronic programme guide (EPG) inside.
Accessory specialist Gear4's latest offering, this time for the second-gen iPod Nano, is the IceBox Rap. Daft name, perhaps, but the case has a novel feature: the clickwheel cover's replaceable so you can customise the look.
Want to do something useful with that unused ExpressCard 34 slot sitting there in your laptop? How about turning it into a Flash-based solid-state disk?
Connecting for Health has chalked up a success in the roll-out of its £12.5bn National Programme for IT (NPfIT).
The website recommended by nhs.uk is no longer free at point of delivery.
Size, it seems, no longer matters. Or rather it doesn't matter as much as a built-in radio. Yes, we're talking what consumers want from future iPods - at least what rock-centric radio station listeners demand, according to a new poll.
Stock photography company Corbis has lost its battle to gain control of the domain corbis.net. The company's claims that the small web design firm that owns the name registered it in bad faith were rejected.
US Senator Bill Nelson met yesterday with election supervisors to discuss his new election reform bill, the "Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act" and look for funding for his plan.
Aaardman Features has signed a three year deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment which will bring together "Aardman's unique and hugely successful animation expertise and SPE's global production, marketing and distribution operation", the company has announced.
A senior lecturer in Intelligent Autonomous Systems is conducting an experiment to see how, and if, humanity will survive once the oil runs out.
UpdatedGary McKinnon, the alleged Pentagon hacker, has lost his appeal against extradition to the US on hacking charges.
The French today claimed the world's fastest "train on rails" title by accelerating a modified TGV to a white-knuckle 574.8km/h (356mph), the BBC reports.
Plusnet's servers are spluttering again, with many of the BT-owned ISP's subscribers unable to access their email since yesterday morning.
The killer-robot takeover in the American military continues to gather pace with news over the weekend that the US Navy has received concrete proposals for unmanned carrier planes.
Google is preparing a spoiler to slap down Microsoft's bid to acquire online advertising broker DoubleClick, according to reports.
China is planning to send a nuclear powered rover to the moon in 2012 on its first unmanned mission to our natural satellite.
Ever dreamed of setting up your own Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)?
Serenity has outstripped Star Wars as the best sci-fi movie of all time in a poll of 3,000 fans by SFX magazine.
Box shifting behemoth Computacenter PLC has acquired Allnet Ltd, the in-premises cabling division of Cable and Wireless.
AnalysisFor the major record labels, yesterday's deal between EMI and Apple doesn't herald a new beginning, but the beginning of the end.
Sony has formally announced its plan to knock $30 off the price of the basic PlayStation Portable package in the US. The PSP Core Pack will now retail for $170.
The long-anticipated robot police are in action at last. Old-fashioned fleshy cops in Hingham, Massachusetts, were forced to call in mechanised assistance on Saturday as a tense siege situation spiralled out of control.
A day can be like a lifetime in politics and perhaps the same adage can also be extended to the man with a penchant for black roll-neck sweaters, Apple boss Steve Jobs.
A routine test of the almost-complete Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN ended in near disaster last week when the structure supporting the particle accelerator's key magnets failed.
Microsoft is taking legal action against several companies it accuses of selling academic copies of Office to ordinary punters.
LettersWe recently went to a party thrown by a typography firm. It was great, there was a limitless supply of barbecued beef and everything, so we won't hear a word against the industry. We were therefore very upset to learn that small businesses are harbouring pirated fonts, we even cried hot, inky tears. You were less sympathetic:
Printing and copying giant Xerox has announced its intention to run off 1.5 billion crisp dollar bills to buy document management firm Global Imaging Systems (GIS).
Updated:Gadget website Expansys is gearing up to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
HP ProCurve has announced an alliance scheme to take on Cisco, and signed up its first four allies, namely Mitel, AirWave Wireless, DVTel and ShoreTel.
The US Department of Homeland Security is pushing to get hold of the master keys for a proposed revision of the internet's domain name system.
So, it seems that the early adopters of the move towards rentable hosted services are not the bleeding edge, state-of-the-art businesses that the likes of Sun Microsystems had hoped to target with its Grid computing service. Instead, it has been applications developers that have latched on to the technology, particularly as a means of testing new developments on large installations without actually having to buy them.
RadioShack is being sued in Texas for allegedly exposing its customers to ID theft. The lawsuit follows allegations that it carelessly discarded sensitive records outside one of its stores.
AnalysisAs Alberto Gonzalez, loyal Bushie par excellence, stares up at his own sword of Damocles, his record of mediocrity has sharpened into focus. Memos advocating what the civilized peoples of the world consider torture, a misplaced priority on public morals prosecutions at home, suspension of habeas corpus rights, FBI investigations run amok, politicization of the US Attorney’s Office – his failings as Attorney General are as numerous as they are dispiriting.
Business Objects may have to shell out at least $25m to data integration specialist Informatica, after losing a long-running patent infringement battle.
Like a titanium-wired bra, XenSource has become more supportive.
Here’s a question, what do they put in the water in Hull that makes the students there keep winning the UK heat of Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup?
Microsoft has updated Windows Vista licensing for centralized and thin-client computing, as virtualization offers users a chance to cut their software and hardware costs.
Napster has warmed the hearts of investors by upping its fourth quarter revenue forecast.
Storage start-up Data Domain filed a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering late Friday.
Sun Microsystems's new chip unit has wasted no time picking up a customer. The company today revealed that Marvell will craft a set of products built around one of Sun's networking chip designs.
Cisco announced today the launch of a venture capital initiative aimed at Russia's burgeoning tech industry.