Along with each New Year comes hopes and wishes that things will change for the best.
Ajax developers are turning away from commercial development tools and opting for free, open source alternatives.
A federal judge in California has ruled that Qualcomm is allowed to sell chips infringing the Broadcom patents, until the end of January 2009 at least, while paying a mandatory royalty to Broadcom during that period.
Asus is due to show off what it calls the "next generation" of its elfin Eee PC Linux-based sub-laptop at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. The unit is almost certainly going to come with WiMax wireless broadband connectivity.
The Saudi authorities have confirmed they are holding an "outspoken" blogger for "purposes of interrogation", the New York Times reports.
Nvidia is expected to roll out a bumber crop of chipsets during the first three months of 2008, including AMD-oriented versions of its latest nForce 700 series.
The economic outlook for the UK is looking as bad as at any time since the dot-com crash of 2001.
Panasonic has begun sending out samples of what it claims is the world's thinnest internal Blu-ray Disc burner for notebook computers.
Motorola and Metrologic have settled a half-decade long patent dispute, which the comms giant inherited when it bought Symbol Technologies almost a year ago.
Toshiba last week launched legal action against an Italian disc duplication company it maintains has infringed its intellectual property.
Privacy activists have filed a constitutional complaint against Germany's data retention laws.
Sony will roll-out its latest budget snapper this month: the 7.2-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-S730.
You'd have thought that everyone knows the Chameleon can change the colour of its skin. But not the designers of the latest USB gadget, it seems. "This product does not change colour," warns UK supplier Drinkstuff.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has described the idea of releasing the band's In Rainbows exclusively on the net as "stark raving mad", and insists that fans want a tangible "object" - a reference to Monday's physical release of the album.
NASA has denied covering up its first survey of airline pilots on safety, despite releasing the figures late on New Year's Eve and in pdf format rather than Excel files, making independent number-crunching more difficult.
New rules banning TV ads for junk food during programmes aimed at the under-16s will force firms to punt their wares to kids via mobile phones and the internet, the Children's Food Campaign has warned.
The chip industry is banking on a late surge in demand to meet its full year sales forecast, despite the public’s insatiable thirst for silicon-heavy kit in November.
We now return readers to the case of alleged terrorist Hassan Abu-jihaad, the former US Navy signalman banged up for sending Babar Ahmad and Azzam Publications information on when his surface action group was transiting the Strait of Hormuz in 2001. Another alleged crime was buying a few Chechen jihadi videos and tipping the web company five dollars in overpayment.
Lindsay Lohan has been crowned 2007's worst actress for her chilling performance in I Know Who Killed Me by a discerning audience of almost four million AOL Moviefone pollees.
The increased use of barcodes in a wider variety of applications has made them a suitable, if unlikely, target for hacking attacks.
Travelling to the US? Make sure you've packed your gadgets' rechargeable batteries properly, as new rules governing what power cells you can take with you are now in force.
A computer cock-up prevented a New Year fireworks show at the Seattle Center Space Needle from firing off at the stroke of midnight, much to the chagrin of the gathered crowd.
The fun-loving Burmese regime has apparently found a non-violent method to restrict satellite TV access to foreign news services - hiking the cost of a licence by 16,700 per cent from 6000 kyat (£2.50) to 1m kyatt (£400, or "three times the average annual salary", as the BBC explains).
There is another cloud over Bain Capital and Huawei Technologies's takeover of 3Com - the US Congress committee into foreign ownership is extending its investigation into the offered buyout.
Microsoft's Service Pack 3 for Office 2003 blocks you from opening certain file formats the software giant deems less secure - including its own.
US researchers have identified a married couple who sailed from England to the US in around 1630 as the bearers of a genetic mutation which puts their numerous descendants at higher risk of a hereditary form of colon cancer.
The UK government has published guidelines for the application of a law that makes it illegal to create or distribute so-called "hacking tools".
ReviewReview The basic version of the 17in laptop Xtreme X770 packed GeForce 8700M graphics. Rock recently offered GeForce 7950 Go GTX graphics with 512MB of dedicated GDDR 3 memory to give your games more oomph, but that’s history now, ‘cause the GeForce 8800M GTX is here.
Computer giant IBM said today that it has acquired Israel-based storage firm XIV for an undisclosed sum. The buy-out of the privately held company, which has around 40 staff working at its office in Tel Aviv, is the latest in a series of acquisitions IBM has made in recent months as part of a long-term strategy to help give the firm a leg-up in the expanding storage market.
Those of you thinking of heading out onto the UK highways and byways are advised not to bother checking out the Highways Agency's handy traffic forecaster, unless you're lucky enough to have a Back to the Future DeLorean:
Personal information leaks reached unprecedented levels last year, according to a brace of studies out last week.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has told its staff that it plans to make more than 3,000 job cuts. According to a leaked memo to its staff from Shell's vice president of IT infrastructure Goh Swee Chen, the firm has been in talks with outsourcing outfits EDS, AT&T and T-systems, and said that contracts were expected to be inked in March.
Google is bringing its new-age advertising know-how to the UK newspaper business.
Hitachi plans to drop production of miniature hard disk drives used in digital music players and video cameras, according to the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.
A Google researcher is advising that security professionals rewrite code associated with Adobe Flash content two weeks after warning that buggy files can be exploited by attackers to gain complete control over transactions on websites belonging to banks, government agencies and other trusted organizations.