Eclipse projects squeeze into record Summer fun pack
The Eclipse Foundation's annual code blitz - this year under the name Ganymede - kicks off at the end of this month with 24 Eclipse projects co-ordinating their new releases.
Discovery glides home safely
Space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth on Saturday, touching down at 15:15 GMT at the Kennedy Space Center at the end of a successful 14-day jaunt to the International Space Station.
NY street-cleaning truck swallows dog
New York dog owner Robert Machin has described himself as "devastated" after a street cleaning truck made short work of one of his two Boston terriers, sucking the unfortunate mutt into its rotating brush mechanism, the New York Daily News reports.
Californian boffins find Elixir of Eternal Youth
Mouse-molesting boffins in California have used biochemical signals to rejuvenate elderly, knackered bodily tissues in a fashion normally only achievable by youngsters. However, the scientists insist that they have not yet achieved an immortality drug, and if they had it would only be for mice.
RM relaunches Eee PC 900 as miniBook
UK education computing specialist RM - the firm formerly known as Research Machines - has announced its version of the Asus Eee PC 900. It'll sell the machine to schools for a mere £285 for the Windows XP model.
Day dawns for Pentagon hacker Lords appeal
It's D-Day for accused Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon. Five law Lords are due to consider his appeal against extradition to the US in a hearing due to commence at 1100 BST on Monday.
Red Hat promises delayed JBoss 'worth the wait'
Red Hat has committed to delivering the delayed next edition of JBoss in the "next several" quarters, promising the wait will be worth it.
Stunned commuter finds more secret papers on train
Whitehall was left combing its season ticket loan records this weekend as another set of top secret papers did the rounds of the 5.45pm from Waterloo.
House of Lords hits YouTube
The House of Lords has released a series of short films on YouTube to explain its work.
Cambridge woman in £90m 'leccy bill shocker
A Cambridge woman got a bit of a shock on Saturday morning when a bill from 'leccy outfit Npower landed on her doormat demanding an impressive £90,454,217, the Cambridge News reports.
Intel roadmaps 3.2GHz desktop 'Nehalem' CPUs
Intel will introduce a trio of desktop processors based on its next-gen 'Nehalem' architecture in Q4, the latest whispers from Asian motherboard-maker moles allege.
Sony designing break-apart PS3 controller?
Have you ever broken your console’s controller into two because you were shot by virtual snipers just before completing a gruelling videogame? If so, Sony may have the answer: it’s rumoured that the electronics giant’s set to unveil a two section controller for the PlayStation 3.
Reding would OK charges to receive mobile calls
EU commissioner Viviane Reding would let mobile operators charge subscribers to receive calls as part of her effort to overhaul the European telecoms sector.
Software houses must declare patents in standard-setting process: Commission
Software companies involved in setting technical standards should be forced to declare their intellectual property in the area and fix maximum fees for the standard's use of it before the standard is set, according to the European Commission.
Motion-sensing gaming phone pics surface
A picture has emerged of an upcoming phone from Sony Ericsson, which is quickly becoming dubbed a gaming handset because of the talker’s integrated accelerometer.
Business failures to rocket as growth nosedives
UK economic growth will soon slow to its lowest level since 1992, while a drop in consumer confidence combined with a hike in costs could signal a near 20 per cent rise in businesses going bust, two new reports have warned.
80% want legal P2P - survey
A fascinating survey of music consumption conducted for British Music Rights has good and bad news for the beleaguered music business.
Microsoft ga ga over Goo-Hoo! deal
Microsoft kicked off a campaign on Friday against the advertising collaboration deal struck between Google and Yahoo!, Reuters reports.
'Humvee of the Skies' robot air-car design unveiled
A company in Colorado says it will build a miraculous flying robot Humvee, able to hover in midair or zoom along at up to 450 mph. The "Hummer of the Sky™" could be used to resupply US troops with ammo, food etc during battles - or, naturally, it could be tooled up with an array of deadly weaponry and join in itself.
SanDisk Sansa Fuze
ReviewEven though SanDisk tells us the future of MP3 players is devoid of built-in storage...the future isn't here yet. The new Fuze player slots into the Sansa range and comes with either 2, 4 or 8GB of internal memory.
Glastonbury Festival forecast: very windy, hopes Orange
Orange is expanding its methods for eco-friendly phone power with the trial of a wind-powered recharge tent at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Quantum crypto targeted in attack of the clones
Japanese researchers have put another dent in Quantum cryptograpy's reputation as the final word in secure communications.
Nvidia launches GTX 200 series GPUs
Nvidia today rolled out its next-generation 200-series GPUs, the GeForce GTX 260 and GTX 280.
Blu-ray ramp beats DVD up-take in Europe
More Western Europeans own Blu-ray Disc players in the format's third year of availability than owned DVD players at the same stage in that technology's development.
Leaked BlackBerry clamshell pics kickstart rumours
More images of the first clamshell BlackBerry have been unfolded online, showing the phone from almost every direction – including the inside.
Koreans develop smelly, blushing penguin-droid
Government boffins in Korea have perfected a cutting-edge robot which is able to give off smells as part of a panoply of human-style interaction technologies. Apparently the aroma interface kit is now ready for commercialisation.
Motorola slashes R&D lab by half
Motorola Labs is to shrink by half as the company struggles to cut costs by laying off 150 researchers and transferring 180 to elsewhere within the company.
T-Mobile points to cut-price PAYG 3G iPhone
T-Mobile is to offer Germans Apple's 3G iPhone for just €1 ($1.54/£0.79) - provided they sign up for a new €69-a-month contract.
Davis faces North Korean victory margin in civil liberty vote
David Davis’ one man campaign to halt the UK’s drift into Big Brotherdom took a dive today as it emerged that the biggest brother of them all will not now campaign against him in a by-election.
Samsung unveils eco handset duo
Samsung is on a mission to keep our planet clean, and it’s starting at base-camp by launching two mobile phones that it claims are more environmentally friendly than the average handset.
JVC punts dual-format camcorders
JVC has unveiled three new HD camcorders, two of which the company claims are the world’s first camcorders capable of recording in both AVCHD and MPEG 2 formats.
HP dishes 24 hour party people blade
When HP talks about "blade everything", it means freaking everything. The hardware maker has pumped out a blade server running its NonStop operating system and software of all things.
Dog collared with Cat-5 cable
If you're a geek with a penchant for pets of the canine kind, here's the accessory for you: a dog lead made out of Cat-5 cable.
Spinal Tap's Tufnel gets new Honda hydrogen car
Japanese motor mammoth Honda has announced "production commencement" for its new hydrogen fuel-cell car, the FCX Clarity.
Pentagon hacker vows to take extradition fight to Europe
Gary McKinnon's legal team said they will take their fight against his extradition all the way to the European Court of Human Rights on Monday, as the highest court in England began deliberations on whether to turn him over to US authorities.
Nvidia blows out Moore’s Law with fresh Tesla
Nvidia pitches its Tesla hardware as a magical solution for the world’s toughest computing problems. Just move your code that runs well across many processors over to the Tesla boards, and Shazam!. You enjoy sometimes 400 per cent improvements in overall performance.
AT&T brainstorms Time Warner-like bandwidth cap
Like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, AT&T is mulling overage charges for American bandwidth lovers.
Outsiders get a crack at eBay's Selling Manager
eBay is throwing open its Selling Manager tool to external developers building high-volume businesses based on its online platform.
Dell thinks small with 2.5-inch SAS storage sidecar
Far less glamorous then bleeding edge solid state drives, small form-factor SAS disks are, all the same, making tracks in corporate storage systems.
Malware not man blamed in child abuse download case
A Department of Industrial Accidents investigator has been cleared of child porn possession charges after a forensic investigation revealed that malware was to blame for depraved smut on his company laptop.
Info on missing White House emails to remain missing
A federal district court judge in Washington D.C. just dealt a setback to an organization looking for answers about missing White House emails.