Software 2007: Innovation is the new black
Innovative software is leading the high tech industry's recovery, according to Sand Hill Group, the San Francisco venture consultancy.
Man faces 10 years for fudging computer credentials
A former computer forensics expert hired to testify in court cases has pleaded guilty to federal perjury charges for falsifying his resume and lying in open court, presumably about his credentials.
Cisco Q3 profits leap 35 per cent
Cisco's fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 34 per cent on the back of increased demand for high bandwidth equipment from telephone and cable television companies.
Union members blink in Capgemini face-off
Staff at Capgemini UK have told their union to settle the next pay offer with bosses before it gets to another showdown over strike action.
M&S in ID theft flap over stolen laptop
Marks & Spencer has become the latest large organisation embroiled in an identity theft-related security flap.
Sun plans 'consumer-friendly' Java SE
JavaOneSun Microsystems is introducing changes to Java, boosting speed and improving flexibility for deployment on PCs and consumer-facing devices.
VMware follows paravirtualisation path
VMware is joining the rush down the road of paravirtualisation already being trodden by the likes of Novell and Microsoft.
Intel 'Santa Rosa' blooms into Centrino Duo, Pro
Intel has launched 'Santa Rosa', the latest generation of its Centrino laptop platform. This time round, the brand is being segmented: Centrino Pro for big business, Centrino Duo for the rest of us.
Icahn loses bid for seat on Moto's board
Despite his apparent failure to win a seat on the board of Motorola, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has declared victory.
Sage profits slip in first half
Sage will spend the rest of the current financial year bedding down its latest crop of acquisitions after releasing first half results that showed revenues up but net profits down.
Sony Ericsson revamps P series smart phone
Sony Ericsson is to take its P series of Symbian-running smart phones right back to basics. Last night it launched the candybar, Wi-Fi enabled P1.
Wikipedia bot-swarm foretells snooker result
The online hive-mind jumbleshop Wikipedia continues to amaze. The Web 2.0 consensus reality has now begun to edit itself without human input - indeed has gone so far as to allow automated bots to overrule humans.
Government project reviews are not FOI exempt, says tribunal
Crucial reviews of large, ongoing Government IT projects are not exempt from the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the Information Tribunal has ruled (pdf). The tribunal has backed the Information Commissioner's order that the reports become public.
Downing Street rejects Vista petition
A petition on Downing Street's e-petition website which called for fairer pricing of Microsoft's Vista operating system has been rejected.
Vodafone completes acquisition of Essar
Vodafone has announced that its expansion into India will go ahead with the acquisition of Essar from Hutchison, confirming reports that the Indian finance minister gave clearance for the deal at the end of last week.
Sony Ericsson phones slim for spring
Sony Ericsson's spring handset launch - out of which sprang the revamped P series smart phone and the "nature inspired" S500 fashion phone - also the launch of a pair of lesser models.
NetServices sells out to 186K
NetServices, the broadband wholesaler which invoked widespread anger over a series of disputes with resellers last year, has cut and run from its consumer broadband business.
Sun may never set on British Empire's pint
Campaigners and Conservative politicos claim to have won an indefinite reprieve for the traditional British pound, inch, foot and - perhaps most importantly - pint.
Seven flaws lanced in MS patch batch
Microsoft released seven critical patches on Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle.
Samsung sends usable UMPC to USA
Samsung has launched its second-generation UMPC, the Q1 Ultra, in the US - two months after the device was unveiled at the CeBIT show in Germany.
AMD details 65nm laptop chip line-up
AMD has updated the announcement it made more than a week ago about 65nm dual-core Turion 64 X2 mobile processors with some solid details about the new chip family's speeds and feeds.
Don't let Paris Hilton do bird
It's a well-known fact that Paris Whitney Hilton sure knows how to drum up publicity on the internet.
Palm preps antenna-less 3G Palm OS Treo
Palm has shown off its latest Palm OS based Treo smartphone, a US-oriented version of the 3G-connected Treo 750 it launched in the UK in September 2006.
Schoolboy scammer caught again
A schoolboy convicted of swindling some £250,000 through internet scams has been caught again despite being out on bail and banned from selling goods.
Creative tunes up laptop-friendly X-Fi audio enhancer
Creative is to bring its X-Fi audio enhancement technology to notebook computers - at least, notebook computers with an ExpressCard 54 slot on board.
US spy chief wants 'some control' over satellite imagery
An American intelligence boss has hinted at curbs on commercial satellite imagery to prevent its use by enemies of the USA.
Virgin faces customer exodus over Sky battle
Virgin Media admitted today that its battle with Sky over TV rights made it suffer in the broader convergence war.
Dimension Data doubles profits
IT services firm Dimension Data said that better than expected revenue growth in Africa and Europe contributed to a strong trading performance in the first half of 2007.
Nvidia targets Turion with AMD-oriented IGPs
Nvidia today launched three GeForce 7-class single-chip integrated chipsets, all of them aimed at AMD-based notebooks, Turion 64 X2-equipped machines in particular.
Sony turns to Centrino revamp for Blu-ray, HDMI laptop
Hot on the heels of chip maker Intel's Centrino Duo notebook platform revamp come the laptops based upon it. One of the first: Sony's vaguely MacBook Pro-like Vaio FZ series.
Nvidia takes GeForce 8M laptop GPUs on the road
Nvidia has rolled out a whopping 15 laptop-centric GPUs most, but not all, based on the chip maker's eighth-generation architecture and stretching from AMD-oriented budget systems through to Intel- and AMD-based high-end rigs.
Compost your shredded bank statements today
Consumers concerned about both the environment and personal security should compost their shredded bank statements, a firm that manufactures shredders advises.
Palm punts free satnav kit to tempt new Treo buyers
Buy a Palm Treo 680, 750 or 750v between now and 30 June and the PDA pioneer will give you a free TomTom 6 satnav package to run on it.
Subbuteo comes to mobile phones
Selatra Games has announced the availability of Subbuteo Mobile, bringing stretched felt and little plastic men to the mobile phone with a licensed implementation of the turn-based soccer game.
Verizon pulls sponsorship from dirty dancing singer
US mobile operator Verizon has had a fit of moral outrage and cut sponsorship of a tour featuring R'n'B artist Akon after he dry humped a 15-year-old girl - the daughter of a preacher - on stage.
India acts to unravel yoga patents
The Indian government has set up a task force to create a database of yoga techniques in order to stop others from patenting the poses.
Souvenir coin sparked nano spy alert
A commemorative Canadian 25 cent coin was responsible for a US Defence Department security alert that soured relations between the US and its closest neighbour.
BFG water-cools, overclocks Nvidia 8800 GTS card
Gaming PC parts provider BFG Technologies has released a 16 per cent overclocked, water-cooled graphics card based on Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTS chip.
IBM brings Amazon to heel in patent spat
IBM has buried the hatchet in its patent spat with Amazon in exchange for a wodge of cash and a cross license agreement.
Essex University offers online degrees
Merely missing lectures is no longer enough. From next year some students at the University of Essex will be able to graduate without ever getting out of their pyjamas - the university is offering the first complete online degree.
UN waffles furiously on biofuels
The United Nations has produced a comprehensive report into the future of biofuels which, despite being the result of much research and consultation with all 30 of its agencies, doesn't come to a conclusion about whether biofuels will be a good thing or not.
Woman smuggles live budgie into Irish prison
Hard-core gangland types locked up in a maximum security Irish prison appear to have enlisted an innocent budgie smuggled snuggled in a woman visitor's, er, internal bits.
Sun makes Hynix DRAM cartel lawsuit deadline
Sun has made good on its promise to slap DRAM manufacturer Hynix with another price fixing lawsuit, which it made in April when a federal judge dismissed a joint complaint with Unisys.
Greens demand boycott of Lockheed Martin census trial
The Green Party has called for a boycott of the UK's 2007 census pilot because it is being run by US weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin.
Six in California indicted for online bank fraud
Six California men accused of breaking in to online bank accounts and funneling out the proceeds have been indicted for bank and wire fraud and money laundering. The 53-count indictment could carry a sentence of as much as 30 years in prison and a fine of $1m.
SAP snaps up OutlookSoft
SAP AG is to acquire the American business intelligence software maker OutlookSoft Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Red Hat close mouthed about open desktop service
SummitRed Hat, it seems, is all about open source and closed answers.
DRM pinches Motorola's stream
Software 2007Motorola is champing at the bit to run with mobile media, but the stables must be shoveled out first.
Mobilise those old applications
Turning old business applications into shiny new mobile ones just got easier, according to Data2go, a UK software tools builder.
Red Hat crafts new OS for the small and poor
SummitBetween 9 a.m. and noon, Red Hat developed a new desktop operating system strategy.
Death of a toasted sandwich salesman
A federal judge in Denver, Colorado last week upheld a temporary injunction against American sandwich chain Quiznos, thereby allowing the case to proceed to trial, the Denver Post has reported.
Oracle talks open source unto Java
JavaOneOracle has played up its open source credentials with technologies to simplify Java development. It is also making ommunity donations to advance its middleware and tools for online services.
Supermicro grunts out solid Q3
Supermicro bucked some of the doom and gloom surrounding the low-cost server market by turning in a solid third quarter.
Microsoft takes stake in CareerBuilder
Microsoft has bougth a four per cent stake in CareerBuilder, the US online job site, but it isn't saying how much, if anything, it is paying.