Facebook value drops $11.25bn
Court papers have told the world what it already knows: Facebook is not worth $15bn.
Fiorina threatens to get in McCain's antique cabinet
Having turned HP into a model of consistency . . . Having morphed HP into a no-nonsense juggernaut . . . Having guided HP through the smoothest mega-merger in history . . . Er, okay. How about - Having rubbed out the Hewlett-Packard brand, the HP Way and HP's competitive position against IBM and Dell, Carly Fiorina would now like to lend her insight gained about running large organizations and alienating as many people as possible to the White House.
Panasas teams with Penguin on clustergasm
Clustered storage system vendor, Panasas, is teaming up the Linux cluster house, Penguin Computing, to — well, obviously combine some of the former's goodies with the latter's.
MobileMe steals Live Mesh thunder
Recently I viewed Apple’s presentation for MobileMe. Here’s my quick take.
File system killer leads police to wife's bones
Convicted murderer and, er, file system whiz Hans Reiser today led police to the buried body of his wife Nina Reiser.
Small, Cheap Computer countdown continues
Punters looking to buy a Small, Cheap Computer are having to play a waiting game. Almost all of the most well known models won't appear until the end of the month.
Street View spycar prowls Inverness
Hot on the heels of reader Ziad al-Hasso's clocking of Google's Street View spycar in London, Scott MacLeod brings us chilling evidence of the search monolith's ambitions to expose the entire UK to international scrutiny:
DWP slammed for fraud computing failure
The Department for Work and Pensions has failed to measure benefit fraud properly because of its slowness to improve IT.
Mayor Boris to cover Porsche costs in CO2 tax brouhaha
London's new mayor, the former knockabout media rascal and MP Boris Johnson, has ended the city government's legal dispute with German luxmobile firm Porsche. Johnson has scrapped plans set by his predecessor Red Green Ken Livingstone for hefty £25 daily charges on all higher-CO2 cars entering the capital, and agreed to repay the motor manufacturer's £400k legal fees relating to a planned judicial challenge against the city levy.
Malware infects Merriam-Webster
Worshippers at the altar of Jobs rejoice: Merriam-Webster's latest edition of its Collegiate Dictionary has embraced fanboys among more than 100 new entries gracing its updated pages.
Elgato transmits MacBook Air-friendly Freeview tuner
TV-on-Mac specialist Elgato has rolled out its first truly MacBook Air-friendly digital tuner.
IPS ditches e-passport system
The Identity and Passport Service has written off £10.8m in dropping a scheme for electronic passport applications.
Nvidia spurns Intel Atom for VIA, spurns VIA for Intel Atom?
When Nvidia - allegedly - entered into an anti-Atom alliance with VIA, it was really preparing the ground to improve its negotiations with Intel. Allegedly. So say the latest rumours about rumours about rumours.
MS issues eleventh hour Snapshot bug workaround
Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing a workaround for a new security bug involving Microsoft Office a day before its regular Patch Tuesday update.
NASA firms up space shuttle launch manifest
NASA has released its final manifest for space shuttle launches before the fleet retires in 2010.
Sony offers double-capacity M2 card
Sony Ericsson phone owners rejoice! Sony has announced an 8GB Memory Stick Micro card - twice the data-storage space of the most capacious M2 card currently available.
MEPs give Reding bloody nose over telco regulation
Viviane Reding's plans to revolutionise telecommunications with pan-European spectrum allocations and a new regulator have been reduced to a new talking shop to be known as BERT.
NXP sues to silence Oyster researchers
Chipmaker NXP, formerly Philips Semiconductors, is taking Dutch Radboud University to court on Thursday to prevent researchers publishing their controversial report on the Mifare Classic chip.
Lower VAT could help small businesses amid recession fears
Small computer outfits could see VAT rates slashed to as low as five per cent under new proposals put forward by the European Commission yesterday.
Philips turned off by monitor business
Royal Philips Electronics will transfer its entire monitor and IT displays business to Hong Kong-based company TPV Technology Limited.
Symbian debases platinum
Symbian has launched a new developer program, the Symbian Partner Network, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the old Platinum Partner Program despite costing $3,500 less.
Mozilla develops browser security metrics
Mozilla is piloting a project designed to develop a better model for the security of Firefox, by tracking a whole series of metrics over time.
HTC Touch Diamond
ReviewWith the Diamond, HTC probably reckons it has a device that can stop lurking in the bushes, and instead leap out and bash the iPhone over the head with a brick.
Microsoft hopes third time is lucky with XP SP3 update
Microsoft yesterday got out its big red felt pen and marked a few release dates on the calendar.
Drobo 'data robot' revamped with Firewire
Data Robotics has launched the second generation of its Drobo "data storage robot", upping the unit's data-handling speed and adding a pair of Firewire 800 ports to the original's USB connector.
Aerovironment sells hurl 'n' splash roboplane to US spec-ops
The US Special Operations Command, SOCOM - aka the "snake eater community"* - has just placed a new order for hand-launched aerial surveillance robots which could be worth up to $200m and see hundreds of portable drones delivered.
Minister urges end to videogame rating feud
The government has called on the UK’s two videogame classification bodies to stop their slanging match over which of their age-suitability rating systems is best.
Morse loses CEO, warns on revenues
Morse said goodbye to CEO Kevin Alcock today as it unveiled a trading update which said full year revenues will come in below last year's.
Greene washed out of VMWare as revs undershoot
VMWare co-founder Diane Greene left the company today as it announced it would undershoot its full year revenue targets.
Can T-Mobile get an Android onto US market in '08?
T-Mobile will be pushing out an Android handset in time for its US 3G launch on 1 October, according to rumours floating around the internet. But that deadline could cost the Android ideal dearly.
Sharp ships 19in Acquos Jr.
Sharp is determined to prove that HD TVs don't need to be huge, and has released a 19in flat-panel telly to prove it.
Eco-satnav software solves 'drive or walk' decisions
Torn between driving or walking to the gym? Well, now a mobile application’s available that calculates how much CO2 using the car will produce, versus the number of calories you’ll burn with an eco-friendly walk.
Google out-visions Jobs on Mac roadmap
Google appears to know something we don’t about Apple’s roadmap for its Mac operating system.
Peers call for cybercrime shakeup (again)
Peers are calling for a reversal of rules that stop UK victims reporting cybercrimes directly to the police. The House of Lords science committee is also encouraging the government to introduce a data breach notification law.
iPhone 3G to be in 'very short supply for weeks' - carrier
O2 has blamed Apple for the "disappointing and frustrating experience" many would-be iPhone 3G owners had to put up with when the carrier began taking advance orders for the handset this week.
No import ban in InterDigital v Samsung patent case
The US International Trade Commission investigation into alleged patent infringements by Samsung began badly for InterDigital when the Commission indicated that an import ban is inappropriate.
Stormy Peters lands on Gnome Foundation
The Gnome Foundation yesterday announced that it has hired former Hewlett-Packard industry analyst Stormy Peters as its new executive director.
Microsoft prices services for the email-poor
Microsoft is targeting the email disenfranchised with a suite of cut-down email and online collaboration services priced at $3 per user a month.
Google evaporates Docs and Spreadsheets cloud
UpdatedGoogle's Docs and Spreadsheets disappeared today for close to an hour, proving that the world's largest search engine is a long way from perfecting the art of online business applications.
EMC CEO's ego has cost investors billions
CommentBy firing VMware chief Diane Greene, EMC's top dog Joe Tucci has sent a message to investors that his personal likes and dislikes come before their broader interests. That's not exactly what you want to see from an executive who has already done so very little for investors over the past five years.
Jobs bars 3G Jesus Phone sales at Canuck Apple Stores
On Friday, the 3G Jesus Phone makes its debut in 22 countries across the globe, including Canada. But you can't buy one from a Canadian Apple Store.
Microsoft pledges to fight Vista 'myths'
Microsoft believes Apple is winning the battle on the desktop using "lies" and "myths" against Windows Vista, and has promised to fight back.
DreamWorks switches to Intel for stereoscopic 3-D high
For computer animation studios, upgrading long-in-the-tooth server farms is a part of a natural cycle to keep things looking sharp. But they're a bit like butterflies flitting amongst hardware specs when it comes down to finding what they want to power "the next big thing."
Hawkeye technology turns tennis into a cartoon
In those archaic days before tennis adopted the Hawkeye ball tracking system, the TV audience could have some fun with close line calls. Following a controversial shot, we'd receive a number of slow-motion replays from various angles and get to make up our own minds as to whether or not the lines person was a dolt. But, in the US at least, NBC has sucked away that precious privilege.