Neo1973: long-distance contender to Apple and Google?
If you're a developer working with mobile devices few decisions will be more critical than the platform you choose to focus on. With the correct choice, your skills and creativity may pay off both financially and personally when thousands of users enjoy something that you brought into the world.
Samsung enhances Q1 Ultra UMPC performance
CESSamsung has upgraded its Q1 Ultra UMPC, adding 'Premium' to the machine's moniker and boosting the handheld's processing power and its battery capacity.
Toshiba remains upbeat about HD DVD
CESToday’s Toshiba press conference at CES saw an unprecedented queue hundreds of metres long as hacks lined up to hear Toshiba's take on Warner Home Video's recent announcement to opt for the Blu-ray format. One UK reporter was even offered $50 for her press pass.
Samsung spins 128GB SSD
CESSamsung isn't the first manufacturer to take the wraps off a laptop-friendly 500GB hard drive - take a bow, Hitachi - but it did claim today to be the first to announce a 9.5mm-high unit. It also touted a 128GB solid-state drive for notebooks.
Sony revamps Mylo mobile internet device
CESSony has revamped its Mylo - My Life Online - internet access handheld, enhancing the Wi-Fi gadget's support for teen-friendly social networking sites and the like of YouTube.
Sony ships 11in OLED TV in the US
CESWant the very latest in flat-panel technology? Then book yourself a trip to the States – Sony's just launched its XEL-1 OLED HD TV over here.
AmigaOS 5 surfaces... sort of
CESAmigaOS 5 made a covert appearance at an event outside the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), turning up in the guise of a version of Space Invaders running on a Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone.
How to delete your DNA profile
It's a little known fact that it's possible to have your DNA profile removed from the National DNA Database (NDNAD). While the Police have processes to gather and retain DNA samples - they don't yet have a procedure to delete the DNA of innocent members of the public.
Chancer! eBays! Yahoo.is!
Ask yourselves this question: how much would you pay for the chance to declare yahoo.is/shite across the internet?
Why do women get plastered at fancy dress parties?
US researchers have admitted they cannot explain why women are more likely than men to get legless at sexually-themed fancy dress parties - a shock finding which is the only known exception to the rule that chaps will invariably sink more alcohol at social gatherings than the ladies.
Intel coughs up EC anti-trust furball
UpdateChip giant Intel today filed its response to formal anti-competitive charges leveled by the European Commission.
Bill Gates gives $10m to probe the universe
Bill Gates has donated $10m to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) - an 8.4 metre beast boasting the world's largest digital camera designed to capture the entire available night sky every three days, "opening a movie-like window on objects that change or move on rapid timescales".
Sony launches low-price Blu-ray drive
If you're strapped for cash following Christmas, Sony has unveiled a sub-$200 (£100/€135) internal BD-Rom drive which could help you recover from the festive season by staying in and watching Blu-ray movies on your PC.
US regulator raises Dreamliner hacker risk fear
Regulators have expressed concern that Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet may be vulnerable to hacker attack.
Samsung ML-1630 laser printer
Unwired Video ReviewWhen you think of laser printers you don’t exactly think ’sleek and sexy’ - more like ‘beige and bulky’. But this new model from Samsung, the ML1630, is something that’s really quite different.
2007 worst ever year for data protection
Last year was the worst ever for data losses in the UK, with almost 37 million people having their private data compromised.
Radiohead top UK album chart
Radiohead's In Rainbows has climbed straight to the top of the UK album chart in the week following its physical release on CD and vinyl, apparently proving frontman Thom Yorke right in his assertion that fans want a tangible "object".
Oz drafts 'batter an orphaned roo' guidelines
Oz animal protection groups are none too impressed by a draft government guide to disposing of young kangaroos (joeys) by either "forcefully swinging" their heads against a vehicle towbar or blasting them with a shotgun, Reuters reports.
US trade body probes IBM patent grumble
IBM's infringement complaint about some Asustek Computer products will be investigated by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
Microsoft pleads ignorance on 'one interweb per child' pork barrel
Microsoft says it doesn't know anything about the government's plan to deliver home broadband to every child in the country, despite claims from the schools minister that he is putting pressure on it to drop prices.
Gates kicks off farewell tour in Vegas
Bill Gates took the stage at CES last night to sing the first notes in a swan song that promises to eclipse even Tony Blair’s long goodbye.
Solar Cycle 24 is go: Official
Scientists are poised to confirm that a "modest knot" of high-latitude, reversed-polarity magnetism spotted last December on the Sun has become a full-blown sunspot heralding the beginning of Solar Cycle 24:
Logitech touts armchair keyboard
CESIf you’re into all things sofa-based, then a miniature wireless keyboard from Logitech that bridges the gap between PC and TV should have your fingers tapping with excitement.
Clarkson's 'steal my ID' stunt backfires
Gobby TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been forced to reverse his position after he lost money after publishing his bank account details in a newspaper column.
BT Vision targets Xbox gamers for growth
BT is hoping to put a rocket up its slow-starting broadband TV service Vision, by making its movie and TV rentals available on demand to the UK's Xbox 360 owners.
Logitech touts Harmony One remote control
CESLogitech has expanded its universal remote control range and launched the Harmony One universal commander, sorry, remote.
Yahoo! joins rush to get widgets onto mobile phones
Yahoo! has announced its intention to support third-party widgets on its mobile platform, promising platform independence and rapid development. The announcement came in a presentation at the CES event, currently taking place in Las Vegas.
Academics kick off nuclear power war of words
The anti-nuclear movement has fired an opening shot in the UK energy-policy debate, ahead of expected Parliamentary announcements from the Brown government this week.
Home turbines can't light a candle
Domestic "microwind" turbines, recently championed as "power from the people" by opposition leader David Cameron, are about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
One loves the Wii
There’s nothing like a royal crest to give your product that certain je ne sais quoi, and Nintendo’s Wii console has finally got one - sort of.
Blair's transport minister working for traffic-data firm
Stephen Ladyman, the former UK transport minister, is now working as an adviser to a traffic-data company.
US laws restrict computer forensics to gumshoes
More US states are moving towards laws that limit computer forensics work to those with Private Investigator licences, or people contracted to work for licensed investigative agencies.
Naomi Campbell chews fat with Hugo Chavez
Battling Streatham clotheshorse Naomi Campbell has quite magnificently conducted an interview with Venezuelan prez Hugo Chavez, in which the latter predictably railed against the US and concluded that Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is "not as attractive" as the sainted Diana, Queen of Hearts™.
Nature sticks entire archive online
Science journal Nature has completed the digitisation of its entire archive by making available material from 1869's volume 1, issue 1 to 1949 as the final step in its five-year online deployment plan.
Carphone Warehouse shares rally with buyout rumours
Shares in Carphone Warehouse closed up 2.6 per cent on Friday after rumours that Vodafone were looking to acquire the company surfaced. The recovery made up for the drop on Thursday when sometime competitor DSG International issued a profit warning, the combination putting CPW shares about where they were last week.
'First' iPhone Trojan rolls into town
Hackers have created Trojan horse malware targeted at Apple's much-hyped iPhone device.
Xerox boss says credit crisis could crunch IT budgets
Xerox has become the latest established IT company to join a chorus of complaints about how the credit crisis has begun to rock spending in the tech sector.
Belkin wireless HDMI box spied at CES
CESBelkin's experimentation with running HDMI connections wirelessly will finally bear fruit this coming summer when the accessory maker ships FlyWire, a wireless video connectivity box for HD TVs.
Sony drives back into sat navs
Sony has found its way back into the sat nav market and unveiled two GPS devices which it claims offer an extra position finder over established GPS technology.
Eclipse gets Fishy on SOA
The Eclipse Foundation's plan to push ahead with a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) run-time framework later this year marks an interesting change of direction for the industry group.
Linksys ships sleek Wi-Fi routers, ExpressCard
CESHow do you make a wireless router more consumer friendly? You stick it in a sleek, shiny casing. That's Linksys approach if its latest offerings are anything to go by.
GorillaPod guys slide out boom-equipped Bluetooth headset
CESHere's Zivio, the upcoming Bluetooth headset from Joby, the company that brought you to GorillaPod bendy holder-cum-tripod for digicam's. It not only looks swish, but it's light, compact and incorporates a novel pull-out microphone boom.
Napster looks to de-tether downloads
Napster will once again deal in the scourge that are MP3s now that the major record labels have decided that MP3s are not evil but rather their future.
Hitachi picks up Brocade's file virtualization suite
Brocade has cut a deal with Hitachi Data Systems to vend its storage management wares.
Sears sued for website that leaked customer purchases
Sears Roebuck and Co. is taking more flack from privacy advocates who say the retailer's websites don't adequately protect customer privacy.
Wikia unsheathes antidote to 'unhealthy' Google
Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has brought the Wikipedia ethos to his very own internet search engine. But he insists it will be far more trustworthy than search sites offered by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.
Sling reschedules, redesigns SlingCatcher
CESSling Media has finally named the date when it will ship SlingCatcher, the SlingPlayer-for-TVs box it announced at last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).