Napster has a message for all you iPod and iPhone owners: It's now selling DRM-free MP3s.
Computware, the mainframe software house, appears to be narrowing its focus on development tools following a hip marketing makeover.
Home Office ministers are poised to give the green light for the establishment of a central e-crime reporting and investigation agency in the UK.
Thousands of websites in China have been booby trapped with code written to download Trojan software onto visitors who run vulnerable Windows PCs.
Taiwanese manufacturer Prime View International (PVI) claims to have developed the world’s first e-reader that integrates touch-sensitivity into an e-paper screen.
Qualcomm, the mobile phone technology firm, today announced a "significant" investment in ip.access, the Cambridge, UK-based femtocell specialist, on the same day the Femto Forum unveiled more members and an agreed standard process.
Satnav manufacturer Medion is targeting women drivers with its latest navigator: a pearlescent pink model with matching case.
An agreement inked by government, employers and unions yesterday means temporary British workers will be given the same employment rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks in the job. The move will prompt howls of protest from the IT staffing industry, which claims the move will hamstring smaller firms. The UK government’s decision to make the draft changes represents its attempt to offer a compromise on European-wide plans for equal pay and conditions for agency employees.
Just when you (may have) thought it was safe to log back onto your computer and do something private, German security boffins have come up with a new vulnerability.
What does Intel have on its near-term desktop processor roadmap? More of the same, it seems, in the period leading up to Q4's introduction of its next-gen CPU design, 'Nehalem'.
Motorola has settled claims outstanding from the company's involvement in the ill-fated Iridium satellite phone system, ending up having to pay nothing despite creditors' attempts to squeeze $4bn out of the beleaguered technology company.
Orange mobile broadband customers have been without internet access since Thursday, and the company cannot tell them when it will be restored.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is claiming partial victory in its legal battle to have cockfighting magazines The Gamecock and The Feathered Warrior removed from Amazon after the publisher of the former agreed to "ask Amazon.com to stop selling its publication online".
Intel's next major Centrino revamp - dubbed 'Centrino 2' - isn't coming until the end of June, and not this month, as the company's executives have stated in the past.
Stone Group, reseller to the public sector, has bought high-end laptop maker Rock Group which went into administration earlier this month.
HP boss Mark Hurd sketched out a "flattish" picture of the US market, but confirmed the company was seeing worldwide growth as he aired third quarter earnings yesterday.
Brand developer Comment Retail Services has signed a deal to bring Hello Kitty into the hands of UK punters by way of mobile phone content and branded electronics, reports licensing.biz.
Those like us on the Vulture flying-car desk, who chafe at the limitations of present-day hovering aircraft, like to keep an eye on Sikorsky's X2 prototype. The helicopter firm announced today that the X2 made its first ground runs with blades fitted last week, and everything went swimmingly.
The quality of open source code has improved over the last two years, according to an audit sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Despite reports to the contrary, Nokia is not embracing Linux as a platform for its mobile phones. The Finnish giant insists that comments reported by Reuters and others were quoted out of context and that nothing has changed.
AnalysisAnalysis On a trip to Israel two weeks ago San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom heard more about the plan to switch the country from petrol vehicles to electric, and was so impressed he bought the project. Now Newsom wants his city to be the first in the US to adopt electric cars wholesale, and claims that with the will, "you can be off oil in 10-15 years, 100 per cent."
SugarCRM today announced a new edition of its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) software service. Most noteworthy are the tools for partners and customers to roll out and manage their own versions of the software.
We saw leaked piccies of the white Atom-powered Eee PC 901 t'other week, but now it's the turn of the black version to find pictures of itself slip out of Asus and appear on the web.
AnalysisAnalysis The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has defended its record in tackling cybercrime, arguing that it has more resources at its disposal in fighting e-crime than the more specialist police agency it replaced. But the defence comes as a Home Office minister acknowledged gaps in UK e-crime strategy and announced plans to establish a new e-crime reporting and investigation agency.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched its online classification system for downloadable movies and games.
Communications regulator Ofcom is ending regulation for the majority of UK wholesale broadband.
Supporters of the Cornish language have, following "more than two years of passionate negotiations", agreed on an essential for official recognition of and funding for their tongue - a "Standard Written Form" (SWF) designed to unify the disparate versions of the revived lingo.
ReviewReview Many of us spend a fortune on gym membership only to join the gang of guilty no-shows after just a few weeks. So is a mobile phone capable of putting you on the fast track to personal fitness?
While US Metal Gear Solid 4 fans eagerly await the delivery of limited edition Gunmetal Grey PlayStation 3 bundle packs next month, Sony has confirmed that the fancy bundle won't be offered to British gamers.
Watch out Nokia Vertu, because there’s now another ridiculously priced handset on the market. Designer Christian Dior is to launch a line of bling-encrusted phones priced at up to $5000 (£2541/€3179).
Australian telco Primus said it came under an intense denial of service attack on Wednesday.
Wrist watches that display the time using LED arrangements are nothing new, but this latest version from Japanese manufacturer Tokyoflash is so bonkers that even Stephen Hawking would have trouble working out how many minutes past four it is.
The sun may be about to set on Asus' famous Eee-assessing blonde beach babe. She's apparently been supplanted by another woman, one with a taste for the finer things in life - and Small, Cheap Computers™.
Time Warner Cable Inc has agreed to completely sever ties with its parent company Time Warner Inc, which will receive a tasty payout from the spin-off. A one-time dividend, payable immediately prior to the separation, will be paid to Time Warner Cable stockholders of $10.27 a share for a total of about $10.9bn. Time Warner will reap a $9.25bn of this because it owns 84 per cent of the cable company.
3 is getting too long in the tooth to play in the kids' pool. The Competition Appeal Tribunal yesterday ruled that the mobe co, not being such a new player any more, is going to have to cut its termination rates to be more in line with other operators.
Moody's saw its shares slide on opening this morning, after reports that the institutional rating firm had blamed bugs in its computer model for leading it to grade several debt parcels as almost without risk for investors. The ratings firm announced a review of the way it changed its ratings methodology when the FT reported the problems this morning. Moody's shares slid over eight per cent when the markets opened today.
The General Atomics Predator-B drone aircraft - better known under its US Air Force name, the "Reaper" - has just dropped its first satnav-guided weapons. In a doubtless unrelated development, the roboplane also seems set to deploy along the US-Canadian border.
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Acer wants to take a big bite out of the gaming PC business with its new system, Predator, part of its Aspire line.
Microsoft lost a lawsuit yesterday in which it alleged that Alcatel-Lucent had violated software patents used in business telephone networks. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Tuesday that the French-American networking group Alcatel-Lucent was not guilty of infringing four patents for software used in a message and videoconferencing system.
We're very much obliged to the shocked reader who forwarded us an email newsletter from online TV outfit The Country Channel, which appears to dedicate its time to dancing with horses, tractor-pulling and sniffing out British cheeseries.
Christian Bale, who's already strutting his stuff before the cameras for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, will play John Connor in a further two cinematic outings for the Skynet versus humanity saga.
Back in August, Google told the world that CFO George Reyes would retire from the company once someone could be found to replace him. Well, almost nine months have passed, and there's no replacement.
A security attack that damages embedded systems beyond repair was demonstrated for the first time in London on Wednesday.
The Segway personal transporter should be allowed to be ridden on UK roads, a Conservative transport spokesman has said.
Microsoft will do almost anything to shrink the Google gap. It will even pay people to use its search engine.
It's been more than a week since Debian patched a massive security hole in the library the operating system uses to create cryptographic keys for securing email, websites and administrative servers. Now the hard work begins, as legions of admins are saddled with the odious task of regenerating keys too numerous for anyone to estimate.
Americans will soon be able to send cell phones to Cubans, President Bush announced today.
A Microsoft pledge to support current and future versions of Open Document Format (ODF) in Office has been greeted with skepticism by the industry group leading ODF.
Red Hat has updated its enterprise Linux distro with hardware and driver refinements targeting desktops and big servers.
An Englishman has been ordered to stop bragging about his criminal behavior on the internet after an extensive video library of his misdemeanors was spotted on YouTube by local authorities.
Sitting at the perfect, if somewhat niche, intersection of Windows Vista and Apple iPhone fandom is this: VistaPerfection 2.0.