Marshal aims to secure laptop content
Messaging security developer Marshal is to launch content security software for PCs - but there are questions over how it will work for remote users, as it will require users to be online before they can get permission to copy or share new content.
Adding mobility with Antenna Software
Editors' BlogI recently had a chance to talk to a couple of execs from Antenna Software - Gregg Plekan, SVP Product Development and Jim Somers, VP of Marketing – about its Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), announced at San Francisco Gartner Symposium/ITxpo on April 23, 2007.
Vodafone's new pricing model excludes VoIP and P2P
While ADSL providers are imposing caps and resorting to traffic throttling, Vodafone has slipped in a clause allowing it to charge different amounts for mobile bandwidth depending on the application, though how it will do so is unclear.
Ofcom and DTI slam Murdoch TV strategy
On Friday, Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading both delivered reports to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) accusing Sky of behaving badly, the same day that Virgin laid down its case against the company.
Google cedes Chilean village to Argentina
The Chilean government is demanding the return of a village which Google has rather splendidly ceded to Argentina, Reuters reports.
OLPC bumps prices, adds Windows capability
The $100 laptop at the heart of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) scheme is now going to cost $175, the organisation has announced. The machine, which originally was to run its own open source operating system, will also be capable of running Windows.
Yahoo! buys! ad! exchange!
Yahoo! has bought Right Media - the online ad exchange it bought a stake in last October.
New law could save internet radio
A law has been proposed in the US Congress that would overturn a recent ruling on internet radio royalty payments. The bill could save internet radio, according to activists.
Samsung speeds Flash for MP3 players
Samsung has begun pumping out 16Gb (2GB) Flash storage chips, the first chip maker to do so, it claimed this weekend. It maintained the parts have almost double the speed off its current Flash offerings.
'Artificial snot' enhances electronic nose
Researchers at the University of Warwick and Leicester University have used what they refer to as "artificial snot" (nasal mucus) to significantly boost the performance of electronic noses.
Scotty blasts off on final mission
James Doohan, the actor better known as Star Trek's Scotty, made it across the final frontier this Saturday when his ashes were launched into space aboard a 20 foot rocket.
Satisfaction guaranteed by ComputerLand
ComputerLand promised the city no nasty surprises when it issued a trading statement this morning just before it shuts its books for the year to April 30.
BT wants your small business juice
BT's small business tentacle has launched a competition aimed at bottling "the essence of the UK's entrepreneurs".
PlayStation mag tears out 'unsuitable' slaughtered goat pic
The UK's Official PlayStation Magazine has said today it will yank a picture depicting a headless goat - a day after the Mail on Sunday newspaper branded the imagery "depraved".
Sickly NHS provider still seeking saviour
Troubled health provider iSoft says it is in the advanced stages of talks which may lead to its sale.
BT brings Wii-like remote control to PCs
UK telco British Telecom has built an add-on for laptops, tablets and ultra-mobile PCs that allows users to control their computer simply by moving it around.
ID card will be needed to vote, says UK election watchdog
Unexpected support for ID cards has come from Electoral Commission chairman Sam Younger, who has told the Times that photo ID should be required at polling stations, and that if (or, in the view of the current Government, when) ID cards become compulsory they would "undoubtedly" be applied in elections. "I think there’s a very strong case for making sure we go down the road of tightening up the identification of polling station voting as well [as postal ballots]" he said.
BT furnishes strategy boutique
BT has released more details of its spanking new group strategy and operations division, aimed at improving technology roll-out across the firm.
Apple 'revises' sub-notebook Mac release date
Apple's rumoured Flash-fitted sub-notebook Mac will not appear until much later this year and possibly not until 2008, it has been claimed.
Lords investigate 'unconstitutional' surveillance society
The House of Lords will investigate whether the UK's "surveillance society" is unconstitutional.
Peter Gabriel takes sledgehammer to music downloads (again)
UpdatedSerial internet investor and musician Peter Gabriel today took the wraps off We7, a free at the point of use music download service where tracks are paid for by 10-second adverts spliced to their beginning.
Top scientists list favourite gizmos
A survey, asking the world's top boffins what they think the greatest innovations have been in their fields, has turned up a dizzying list of inventions, from the world wide web to the humble microscope.
Beeb's iPlayer service gets greenlight
Viewers in the UK will be able to access a full weeks' worth of BBC output via their PCs and other digital devices when the broadcaster finally launches its iPlayer service later this year.
F1 engineers plan appeal in Ferrari espionage case
Two former Ferrari engineers accused of stealing trade secrets have been convicted of industrial espionage.
Euro police data plan attacks 'fundamental rights'
A proposal to allow European police forces to share data undermines fundamental human rights, the European Data Protection Supervisor said today.
Home Secretary bigs up fingerprint-activated iPods
Home Secretary John Reid is asking Apple and Sony, and other manufacturers, to join his crime fighting summit.
A tribute to Jim Gray
As we post this, Jim Gray has been missing for three months. It now seems very unlikely that he is still alive, although his family has not given up hope.
MS to 'backport' Office 2007 security improvements
Microsoft plans to push security improvements made in Office 2007 down the food chain with the next major update for Office 2003.
Xbox 360 Elite arrives in US - or does it?
Microsoft's 'none more black' Xbox 360 Elite has gone on sale in the US, allowing Xbox buffs to trade up to a 120GB hard drive and HDMI connectivity for just $480 - if they can find one, that is.
Supreme Court: Microsoft off the hook in AT&T case
The Supreme Court has sided with Microsoft today, in a patent infringement case filed by AT&T over international copyright liability.
On Business Objects' Cartesis acquisition
Business Objects last week announced that it is to acquire Cartesis, arguably the most important pure play vendor in the corporate performance management market (CPM - Business Objects refers to enterprise performance management - EPM) that was (hitherto) left standing. There are two interesting aspects to this: first, the impact on Business Objects and, second, the impact on the market.
DSDM Atern goes beyond IT
The DSDM Consortium has set itself the ambitious aim of covering all types of project management with its revamped development framework launched last week. The framework has been rebranded under the name DSDM Atern and replaces the existing DSDM version 4.2 - although the Consortium describes the change as an evolutionary upgrade. Current DSDM 4.2 users will be provided with appropriate migration guidelines.
Child porn investigations keep FBI agents busy
A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography using peer-to-peer software provided by iMesh. David Leroy Knellinger Sr, 59, faces five to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and supervised release for an indefinite term after being released from prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 17, 2007.
Microsoft flashes up Silverlight media challenge
MIX07Microsoft is adding .NET Framework development for Silverlight, its wannabe challenger to Adobe Flash, which is released today as a beta.