Yahoo! Flickr video play sparks online revolt
Yahoo! tries ever so hard to be like Google. But it's always a struggle.
Symantec gobbles AppStream
Symatec said today it intends to buy AppStream, a Palo Alto, California-based developer of application streaming software.
Nokia promotes N-Gage innovation with €70,000 bait
Nokia is looking for new concepts in mobile phone gaming, and has launched a competition with €70,000 in prizes for the best games concept. However, it is limiting entry to those already in the games business.
UK.biz flunks app security tests
Weak encryption or cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities remain a big problem for UK firms. Tests on web application security by UK penetration testing firm NTA Monitor on its clients uncovered problems in three out of five cases.
RM to push new HP sub-laptop to schools
RM has been signed up as HP’s only UK distie for its 2133 Mini-Note laptop intended for the education market.
Old people can sabotage software too
RSASoftware teams must act to protect systems and development projects from revenge attacks by disgruntled current and former employees.
Spam filtering services throttle Gmail to fight spammers
The growing abuse of webmail services to send spam has led anti-spam services to throttle messages from Gmail and Yahoo!
Designer condenses 3D mouse for laptop users
The SpaceNavigator may look like something that fell off from the Starship Enterprise, but it’s actually a high-end notebook mouse.
Guitar maker Gibson thrashes out more robo-axes
'Leccy guitar pioneer Gibson has unveiled two additional automated strummers in its self-tuning Robot line.
Microhoo! deal roadmap goes round in circles
Microsoft's hostile takeover bid for Yahoo! is starting to resemble a corporate speed-dating night, as rival suitors jump back in the running.
Biologists track down elusive lungless frog
Scientists from the National University of Singapore have described a rare lungless frog which appears to absorb oxygen through its skin.
Civil liberties groups challenge Data Retention Directive in ECJ
European civil liberties groups have lodged an objection to the EU's Data Retention Directive with the European Court of Justice, claiming that the Directive breaches a fundamental right to privacy guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Minister: Waste wood is 'huge potential resource'
UK Minister for Climate Change and Waste Joan Ruddock reckons that the government has cracked - or anyway, largely cracked - the tricky problems of keeping the lights on, saving carbon emissions and minimising landfill. The answer is to burn wood - specifically waste wood which is normally thrown away.
Sales slide at PC World, Currys
DSG International (DSGi) shares fell nine per cent this morning following the retail giant’s second profit warning in under four months.
VIA and Nvidia partner to bomb Intel's Atom
Under pressure from Intel's Atom, chip makers VIA and Nvidia have apparently agreed that their interests should undergo fusion, and have agreed to brings their respective processors and integrated chipsets into orbit around each other.
NASA gets intimate with Phobos
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned some rather nice snaps of Martian moon Phobos, captured by the vehicle's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE):
ID and the triple-A challenge of mashup security
The loose coupling of data drawn from different systems is one of the enduring appeals of mashups. However, what if some of that data needs to be handled securely, or it is necessary to log in to some or all of the data feeds? What if the mashup as a whole represents some form of sensitive system - now security is an issue.
Horror bestseller condemns videogame sales limit law
Horror writer Stephen King has dennounced moves to introduce a law that would ban the sale of violent videogames to kids.
WD pitches 'rainbow' selection of coloured hard drives
Western Digital has re-released its My Passport Essential 320GB external hard drive line in a range of ten new colours.
Lieberman's campaign to blame for website crash
Technical mistakes by Senator Joe Lieberman's re-election campaign team - not an attack by opponents - were responsible for the crash of his website on the eve of the August 2006 Connecticut primary election, federal investigators discovered.
London store brews £50-a-poop cat-crap coffee
London's Peter Jones department store is offering discerning customers the chance to stump £50 a pop to taste Caffé Raro - an exotic blend of Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kupi Luwak beans, the latter having passed through the digestive tract of jungle cats.
Phone insurance firm reveals Sharia rules policy
Been searching for ethical mobile phone insurance, based on Sharia rules? Well stop, because FoneShield UK has launched just such a product, though you may find yourself splitting hairs over what "ethical" actually means.
Aussies to get 3G iPhone in June... and unlocked?
Australians may not only be among the first folk to get their mitts on the upcoming 3G iPhone, but they may also be offered the handset without ties to networks.
FCC builds giant text spam engine for terror warnings
The Federal Communications Commission is set to announce the launch of a national alert system, using text messaging and other mobile technologies to tell Americans when to panic.
American ISPs already sharing data with outside ad firms
Multiple American ISPs are sharing customer data with outside firms that deal in so-called behavioral ad targeting, and according to one of these firms, the Silicon Valley-based NebuAd, roughly 10 per cent of all US web surfers are affected.
Sanyo satnav offers anti-theft advice
If you don’t already know that dark alleyways and tower-block estates are dangerous places to park your Porsche, then Sanyo’s latest satnav system will warn you before you pull up into a joy-riding hotspot.
NHS IT loses its interim head
Mathew Swindells, the interim chief information officer for the NHS technology programme, has left the organisation to join a private sector consultancy.
Nikon downloads Wi-Fi compact camera
Nikon clearly wants a piece of Panasonic’s Wi-Fi compact camera action and has unveiled its own wireless rival to Panasonic’s recently released WLAN-linked capable Lumix TZ50.
Courts slam Blair's 'abject surrender' to Saudi prince
UpdatedThe UK High Court has ruled that a controversial government decision to stop investigating allegations of arms industry bribery in Saudi Arabia violated both British and international law. Despite the judgement, it remains unclear whether the investigation will restart.
IBM backs the truth up out there with FilesX
Big Blue today beefed up its storage software offerings by agreeing to buy privately-held FilesX – which protects data on Microsoft's operating systems – for an undisclosed sum.
Boffins build safer, more capacious lithium-ion battery
Scientists in the States have come up with a new take on the design of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. They claim their version makes the power packs not only less prone to combustion but also able to hold up to 50 per cent more energy.
eBay forces Aussies to use Paypal
eBay is forcing all its Australian users to use its Paypal service from the middle of this year sparking outrage over the percentrage of their sales that will now flow back to the auctions giant.
US student planned to ice Chuck Norris
A New Jersey high school student has been suspended for allegedly drawing up a hit list which included the names of "three students and a school administrator" and, rather ill-advisedly, roundhouse-kicking death machine Chuck Norris.
Phishers offer credit card discounts to prospective marks
Phishing fraudsters are using promises of financial discounts to trick unwary users into handing over their credit card details.
Sony Ericsson Walkman W380i budget music phone
ReviewHaving revamped its high-end Walkman line-up with the W890i and the W960i, now it’s budget music mobile buyers' turn to get a fresh deal, with the W380i clamshell. But are its smart design and novel features enough to give it pocket pulling power?
3D TV debuts in Japan
Chuck out your HD TV because 3D TV is fast becoming a reality - provided you live in Japan that is.
A380 passengers to enjoy 'military-style' urinals
Airbus A380 cabin component manufacturer Dasell Cabin Interiors has announced it will supply "space-saving military-style" urinals to an unnamed A380 customer, as it unveiled its "concept urinal" (pictured) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008 in Hamburg.
US will sky spy-sat to eye spy-sats
Announcements from the Pentagon have put a price and an initial schedule on a new American military satellite which will be used to keep track of other countries' spy satellites.
Opera tunes itself for Android
Opera Software has ported the mini version of its eponymous browser onto Google's Android platform.
Ofcom questions BBC licence fee for worthy TV
Ofcom has launched its long awaited consultation into Public Service Broadcasting - with something to annoy everyone.
Boffins chomp noggin-nobbling narcotics
Shocking research by Nature has revealed that many of the world's boffins are routinely taking psychoactive drugs to boost their brain power.
Soyuz capsule docks with ISS
The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule of Expedition 17 to the ISS today docked successfully with the station at 08:57 EDT (12:57 GMT).
Intel builds software engine to shrink laptops and mobiles
Intel has given a glimpse of the software its building so mobile computers can detect and communicate with a variety of devices, reducing the size of machine you need to lug about.
IBM hopes to patent 'dealing with chaos'
IBM wants to patent a means of responding to hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves, solar flares, flooding, terrorism, war, pandemics, and other situations where you would hope companies aren't worried about patents.
HP goes bundle mad with quicker HP-UX
Hewlett-Packard's Unix team has rolled out a fresh release of the HP-UX operating system, and has yet again fiddled with the various flavors of the software that customers can acquire.
Al Gore dodges inconvenient green-tech questions
RSAWant to know environmental crusader and Nobel laureate Al Gore's views on green technology? Tough.
Google and Yahoo! skewer anti-DoubleClick law
Yahoo! and Google have teamed up again - this time to oppose a New York State bill that would regulate web-based targeted advertising.