AT&T to crush copyrighted network packets
AT&T says it's time to start filtering copyrighted content at the network level.
Light reading for XML with Groovy
Hands on, part 2Groovy, unlike Java, provides a relatively streamlined way to read and write XML documents. In the first part of my two-piece tutorial, I looked at how you can use Groovy's flexible strings, closures and iterators to quickly create XML fragments and files.
DARPA whirly-wing jet gyrocraft hits noise snags
DARPA*, the Pentagon warboffinry outfit for whom the only field worthwhile is the left one, is having some problems with its "Heliplane" programme.
Microsoft's Raikes leaves
Jeff Raikes, head of Microsoft's Office software business is stepping down after 26 years with the company.
Knock, knock: Cisco is banging at your door
The average person regards the Cisco brand much as they do intestinal bacteria: blissfully unaware of its presence.
The MP3 speaker jacket
The New Year brings about resolutions to get fit and lose weight. So, if you’re still struggling to get up of the sofa, a jacket with built-in MP3 capabilities could be the motivation you need.
WowWee wheels in Tribot
CES on VideoYour plastic pal who's fun to be with. WowWee's Tribot is a 'cartoon character come to life...'
Sir Edmund Hillary dies at 88
Sir Edmund Hillary, the NZ climber who in 1953 conquered Mount Everest and subsequently did much to improve the lot of Nepal's Sherpa people has died aged 88.
Samsung YP-P2 personal media player
ReviewBelieve it or not, 'yepp peetoo' is Samsung's preferred pronunciation of the name of their new media player. Thankfully a coterie of Yepp Girls were on hand at the launch of the peetoo a month or so back and they had such lovely thighs, sorry, smiles, that we instantly forgave Samsung its assault on the English language.
Atlantis to blast off on 7 Feb
NASA has announced that space shuttle Atlantis will carry Europe's Columbus laboratory to the ISS on 7 February.
Intel to revise mobile CPU naming scheme
Intel will revise its naming scheme for mobile processors in Q2, a move that will see the old LV and ULV labels dropped in favour of new processor class prefixes to go with the ones already applied to Core 2 Duo chips.
NASA's Messenger closes on Mercury
NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft (Messenger) will on Monday make a close pass of Mercury, marking the first spacecraft visit to the world in 33 years since Mariner 10 dropped by in 1975.
Facebook checks for Cambridge applicants
Somewhat behind the rush, it seems that at least some Oxbridge academics are getting wise to the Facebook phenomenon.
Europe to probe state funding of new media
The European Commission will investigate public service broadcasting's use of new media to determine whether state aid to broadcasters is unfair to commercial competitors.
Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network
A Polish teenager allegedly turned the tram system in the city of Lodz into his own personal train set, triggering chaos and derailing four vehicles in the process. Twelve people were injured in one of the incidents.
Samsung rolls out Croix-based F490
CESSamsung has waited until the end of this year’s CES show in Las Vegas to secure plenty of attention for its latest mobile phone, the Croix UI-based F490.
Intel readies low-end 'Penryn' Core 2 Duos
With Intel's 45nm Core 2 Duo E8000 series now launched, the first mainstream desktop 'Penryn' processors are on their way. Lesser versions are due in Q2, as the Core 2 Duo E7000 series. Range topping dual-core Celerons will be coming sooner.
Micro SD spy gadgets spied on web
Flash storage has already seen numerous gadgets shrink in size. But it’s now shrinking the consumer spy gadget market with the development of a belt-buckle spy camera for snooping on your pals.
Becta excludes Vista, Office - again
Microsoft’s hopes of getting Vista into British classrooms have been held back at least another year after Becta issued a scathing report on the operating system and its equally fresh-faced twin, Office 2007.
Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface
CES on VideoBill Gates demos Surface, Microsoft's multi-touch finger-controlled UI that sports some rather iPhone-like gesture controls...
Casio readies launch of 'world's fastest-shooting' digicam
CESCasio finally looks set to launch its fastest snapper yet, the Exilim EX-F1. However, it has cut back on the camera's movie frame rate since unveiling a prototype model at the IFA show in Berlin last year.
RIAA 'to disappear'?
Prepare to peel off your bumper stickers - the Recording Industry Ass. of America (RIAA) may disappear in a merger of trade groups, Variety reports.
US-Iranian naval clash: Radio trolls probably to blame
AnalysisThose readers who follow the non-IT'n'Paris news will be aware that in recent days a group of US warships almost fired on fast boats operated by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This was after hearing radio transmissions in which the Iranians appeared to threaten some form of attack.
Colombian ID thief coughs
A Colombian citizen has pleaded guilty to ripping off as many as 600 people after planting keystroke-logging software on the PCs of hotels.
Junkie sues pusher over heart attack
A Canadian former drug addict has successfully sued the dealer who supplied the crystal methamphetamine that triggered a heart attack and put her in a coma for 11 days, the Times reports.
Toshiba demos Cell-equipped HDTV
CESToshiba used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to explain why it plans to incorporate the PlayStation 3's Cell processor into future LCD TV products.
The future's bright for Virgin executives
Less than a month into the job and Orange boss Tom Alexander has lured three of his old muckers from Virgin to help him turn Orange UK into a competitive business.
Bed maker constructs cot for gadget lovers
If you’re always searching for a reason for 'just an extra five minutes' in the mornings, then here it is: a hi-tech bed that combines all the latest gadgetry.
DRM now dead, as Amazon snags Sony
Amazon.com has now secured the right to sell DRM-free music from all four major labels, snagging Sony BMG.
OpenMoko preps Linux phone prototype
CES on VideoOpenMoko's open source phone software is on its way, and now there's a handset to go with it, ready for budding coders to begin creating apps for the platform.
Dublin's free Wi-Fi falls foul of competition law
Dublin has abandoned its plan to blanket the city with free Wi-Fi as it thinks it might breach EU law on state aid, and they haven't got the €27m it's going to cost anyway.
Former Cisco UK chief steps into the channel
Former Cisco UK boss Alan Watkins has jumped the fence into the channel with the buyout of Teksys, a Microsoft LAR (large account reseller).
Toshiba quietly shows fuel-cell fitted UMPC
CESToshiba didn't make much of a fuss about its UMPC, claiming the smooth-cornered handheld PC was intended to demo technologies the company develops to potential manufacturer customers. One such technology: fuel cells.
Bluetooth's coming home
Footy fans at a number of clubs will soon be able to enjoy adverts downloaded direct to their mobile phones over a Bluetooth connection, courtesy of promotional company Bluepod.
Showa Denko ships 40GB 1.3in HDD
Japan's Showa Denko (SDK) has begun mass producing a phone-friendly 1.3in hard drive that can hold 40GB of data - the most capacious product of its kind, the company claimed.
MP3sparks.com downed by links to Russian cybercrime gang
ExclusiveThe popular Russian digital music retailer MP3sparks.com has scored an own goal by doing business with a web host that has been linked to an infamous cybercrime syndicate. Many UK users have been frozen out of the site as a result.
Panasonic previews monster 150in plasma
CESPanasonic demo'd what must be the world's biggest TV, let alone the world's largest HD plasma screen. Its 150in display crams in a whopping 4096 x 2160 pixels more than four times 1080p's 1920 x 1080.
Countdown for IBM Project Zero
Over the years, Microsoft's taken a lot of flack for attempting to undermine open source.
Mobe snap murderers face justice
A Glasgow man who murdered a 24-year-old by stabbing him 80 times with a knife and then "went on to pose for a mobile phone picture alongside the victim's body" will be sentenced next month.
Hackers graft Google Android onto hardware
Mobile phone handsets based on Google's Android platform are due to appear some time in the second half of this year but hackers have already got a cut-down version of the software running on devices.
Malware hitches a ride on digital devices
It's time to add digital picture frames to the group of consumer products that could carry computer viruses and Trojan horse programs.
Intel launches modular server platform for SMBs
Intel is punting a new modular server kit that's based on standardized parts for system builders and OEMs who cater to small and mid-sized businesses.
Mass web infection leaves researcher scratching her head
Security maven Mary Landesman is in the midst of piecing together a who-done-it involving the infection of hundreds of websites that are generating an enormous amount of traffic. Or maybe it's a how-done-it. Either way, she's mostly drawing blanks.