Apple gets go ahead for iPhone launch
Apple's iPhone has been given the green light to take a bite out of the US handset market as the firm bit back at false rumours that sent shares plummeting.
'Data storm' blamed for nuclear plant shutdown
The US House of Representative's Committee on Homeland Security called this week for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to further investigate the cause of excessive network traffic that shut down an Alabama nuclear plant.
Norman Tebbit to play Iggy Pop
Poll resultIt's official: by overwhelming popular demand, Norman Tebbit will replace Elijah Wood as Iggy Pop in forthcoming biopic The Passenger.
Lawsuit targets Apple over laptop display dithering claims
Apple has found itself at the receiving end of a lawsuit alleging it played fast and loose with the way it promoted the abilities of the displays it builds into its MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks.
Gorilla rampages through Dutch zoo
A 400lb silverback male gorilla has injured four people after escaping from his compound at Rotterdam's Blijdorp zoo, the Telegraph reports.
US Marine murder trial will use Google Earth
The trial of a US Marine accused of murdering an Iraqi man will make use of Google Earth, according to a ruling last week.
British Film Institute's Mediatheque presents a great opportunity
Every so often one is privileged to bump into an IT application which prompts the response: "yes, that is damned good". One such, in my opinion, is the Mediatheque inside the British Film Institute (BFI) building in London's South Bank complex.
Zeus virtually ports traffic manager to Windows
Load balancing specialist Zeus Technology has ported its ZXTM traffic manager to Windows - by the simple expedient of wrapping its Linux software up as a Microsoft Virtual Server package.
Microsoft vouchers undercut patent claims
Novell's deal with Microsoft (on behalf of its customers, of course) could end up benefiting everyone in the open source community after all, thanks to a missing expiration date and a nifty little clause in GPLv3.
Fujitsu 'first' with single-chip H.264 video processor
Fujitsu has taken the wraps off what it claims is the first ever single-chip video decoder capable of numver-crunching the H.264 codec at HD resolutions.
Symbian malware escapes Russia
Malware profiteers have created a trio of smartphone Trojans that send out premium-rate SMS messages from infected Symbian S60 devices.
Exploding curry menaces 747
Forget binary liquid explosives, a British Airways stewardess has shown how it's really done by popping her curry ready meal into a 747's club class microwave, with explosive results.
Griffin shrinks iTrip
It's Griffin's smallest iTrip yet: a dinky FM transmitter designed to fit the shape of Apple's iPod Nano but is as happy connected to any other dockable iPod.
Sony announces 80GB PS3
Sony is indeed preparing an 80GB PlayStation 3, the company confirmed today, but so far it's only due to go on sale in South Korea.
LG unwraps dual-display Chocolate laptop
LG announced its Z1 Dual LCD laptop in February. At the time, it said it would announce the two-screen machine's availability at a later date. Three months on, it has at last brought the laptop to market, though it's failed to avail itself of new processors released in the meantime.
Phoenix maintains gentle ascent
The disaster recovery business has been keeping Phoenix IT Group heading skyward.
Police raid ends allofmp3.com vouchers
Police have shut down an online voucher system allegedly used by Russian music download website allofmp3.com to get around the recent removal of its card processing facilities in the UK and Europe.
Cars could run on aluminium, say US boffins
US engineering boffins believe they have found a way to make existing cars run on aluminium pellets.
Negroponte slams Intel over OLPC competition
Nicholas Negroponte, the man behind the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has hit out at chipmaker Intel, saying the firm should be "ashamed of itself" for mucking around with OLPC's plans to get affordable laptop computers to children in developing countries.
US and UK unite for $100m telescope
Scientists in the UK and the US have joined forces to build a new $100m, 25 metre infrared telescope in the high Chilean desert. The latest addition to the team, the University of Colorado at Boulder, signed on late last week.
Liverpool police get mini-Black Helicopter
The era of Robocop - and perhaps of the surveillance society - came a step nearer today with the announcement that Merseyside plods have started trialling a flying police robot.
Alltel in multi-billion dollar buyout
TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (GSCP) have agreed a deal to purchase US mobile operator Alltel in a $27.5bn deal.
Mobile TV will reach 244 million by 2011, says report
TV enabled handsets will reach a staggering 244 million devices by 2011, according to a new report.
China will head for the moon this year
China's National Space Administration (NSA) is planning to send a probe to the moon later this year, according to reports.
Thus results paint rosier picture
Telecoms company Thus, spun off from Scottish Power in 1999, pulled in revenues of £532.7m in the year ended 31 March 2007.
Italians sink Ellison's America's Cup bid
Larry Ellison's ambitions to lift the America's Cup have sunk beneath the Med after his BMW Oracle Racing Team went down 5-1 to Italian sail worriers Luna Rossa Challenge in the waters off Valencia, InfoWorld reports.
Profit margins sway the mobile hit parade
Mobile operators have been crowned as the future kingmakers of digital music so many times, the coronet must be getting pretty greasy by now.
Europe's mission to Mars hangs in balance
Top boffins from the European Space Agency (ESA) are to meet in Paris this week to vote on plans for a European mission to Mars.
Telelogic models SOA look
Telelogic is updating its model-driven development suite for SOA, as part of a move to meet requirements of more "mainstream" IT users.
Norton's firewall not fiery enough
Users of Norton Personal Firewall have been urged to update their software following the discovery of a serious vulnerability in the security package.
IBM grills HP with 4.7GHz Power6-based box
IBM's protracted Power6 dance ended today with the revelation of a midrange server that shows blistering benchmark numbers.
Google and Salesforce.com, sitting in a tree
The Wall Street Journal has a hunch that Salesforce.com and Google have plans to further team against mutual rival, Microsoft.
MySpace to turn over sex-offender data after all
Under growing pressure to do more to protect underage members, MySpace has agreed to give state authorities details about registered sex offenders known to have been users. The decision, announced Monday, resolves last week's standoff in which the News Corp.-owned site refused to turn over the data because law enforcement officials hadn't followed the required legal process.
Symantec and Huawei partner to secure and store China
Symantec and Huawei have concocted a rather fascinating arrangement to go after the security and storage markets in China. The vendors today revealed that they will, as rumored, create a joint venture to sell appliance-like systems based on Huawei's hardware and Symantec's software.