Google penetrates fake sex world with Lively
It starts with a hug, then some petting on top of colored balls and before you know it you're down at some 3D sex club wielding a dildo.
Vendors form alliance to fix DNS poisoning flaw
An alliance of software makers and network-hardware vendors announced on Tuesday that they had banded together to fix a fundamental flaw in the design of the internet's address system.
Hitachi second-gen terabyte hard drive tech
Hitachi's Global Storage Technologies division has rolled out its second-generation terabyte hard drive - the world's most energy efficient 7200rpm 1TB HDD, it claimed.
Nintendo Wii to become true to type
The Wii’s convoluted text-entry system has always been a bone of contention for gamers. But now manufacturer Logic 3 is set to end all that with its latest invention: a Wii keyboard.
Sony re-releases latest PS3 firmware
Sony has, as expected, officially released a tweaked version of its troubled PlayStation 3 firmware version 2.40.
Carla Bruni sings of deadly luuurv
The crooning missus of French prez Nick Sarko this morning unveiled her latest album free online - ahead of its official release on 11 July.
MS DNS patch snuffs net connection for ZoneAlarm users
UpdatedMicrosoft released four patches - all rated important - as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle, one of which left ZoneAlarm users locked out the internet.
Rabbit murderer stalks Ruhr Valley
Rabbit owners in the German towns of Witten and Dortmund are living under a pall of fear following the slaughter of 30 animals in a year-long lapine decapitation murder spree.
Criminal record checks: More often wrong than right
Sleight of hand by the Home Office doesn’t quite cover up the fact that last year the number of people wrongly branded as criminals was actually more than the number of people identified as having committed a sex crime.
Jodrell Bank spared the chop
The UK's celebrated Jodrell Bank has been granted a reprieve by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the BBC reports.
Mio announces Knight Rider satnav
We’ve watched the dual Anamorphic Equalizers pulse as they guide wannabe Michael Knights across the alkaline flats, but, until now, Mio’s never confirmed whether the Knight Rider satnav was real.
Google and the End of Science
WiReD magazine's editor-in-chief Chris Anderson has just seen the end for scientific theories. And it is called Google.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
ReviewNvidia has spent the past year waiting for AMD to give it a fight in the graphics sector. The G92 chip used in GeForce 8800 GT was little more than a die-shrink of the G80 that debuted in the original GeForce 8800 GTS and GTX.
EU accidentally orders ISPs to become copyright police
Part of the EU Telecommunications Package, agreed by MEPs on Monday, could be interpreted to endorse cutting off P2P users after a written warning or two, even though the author claims that was not the intention.
US and EC line up to kick credit ratings agencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the ratings agencies - the firms which wrongly assessed how risky certain US mortgage-backed investments were - is calling for new rules to govern how the companies operate.
Leak reveals Xbox 360 Pro debut due
Microsoft is to release a 60GB Xbox 360 this month, if an allegedly leaked email from the software giant is to be believed.
Beijing scales back RFID ticket plans
RFID technology won't feature on every ticket for the forthcoming Beijing Olympics - but those that do have it will contain an embedded chip with the holder's home address, passport details and email address.
Microsoft tells SMBs Vista isn't a risky business
Microsoft isn’t going to let the small detail of sluggish sales and take-up among businesses of its Windows Vista operating system get in the way of its latest attempt to woo the little guys.
Vista woes fuel Mac sales surge - analyst
The 3G iPhone may be getting all the attention this week, but let's not forget Apple's other product line, the Mac family, which is enjoying new-found success thanks to... Microsoft.
Govt moots game developer tax-break rethink
Tax breaks for the British videogames industry moved a step closer this week, after a government Minister admitted that the administration must “look again” at the issue.
Trust on the slide, Chris Moyles on the up at BBC
iPlayer good, London bias bad, rigged phone-ins very bad. Those are just some of the (predictable) gems that emerged yesterday as the BBC published its annual report on 2007/8.
Belgian operator will sell iPhone simlock-free
Mobile telecoms group Mobistar SA. will launch the iPhone 3G in Belgium from Friday - but more importantly it will be one of the few European countries where the the iPhone will be totally simlock-free.
Zero day Word flaw exploited by Trojan
Microsoft warns that an unpatched Word vulnerability has become the subject of targeted attacks.
Elonex shows off second Small, Cheap Computer
UpdatedFlush with the apparent sell-out success of its Small, Cheap Computer, the One, Elonex is preparing another model, this time with a more traditional laptop look.
Jacqui Smith kick-starts yoof ID debate site, site kick stops
Fresh from its success in selling ID cards to the aviation industry, the Home Office has moved straight on to young people with a 'have your say' online forum, mylifemyid.org. The site is fronted by a video of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith getting down with the yoof of Shooters Hill College.
NebuAd makes meal of opt-out cookie
As it prepares for a Congressional pow-wow on the "Privacy Implications of Online Advertising," behavioral ad targeter NebuAd has vowed to eat its infamous opt-out cookie.
Only 3% of us recycle mobile phones, finds report
The recycling message may have been drummed into us for everything from plastic bottles to old newspapers, but the majority of people still don’t recycle their worn out mobile phones, Nokia says.
Ryanair begins screen-scraping lawsuit
Ryanair is taking a Dutch airline website to court over the 'screen-scraping' of Ryanair's site. The no-frills airline claims that Dutch company Bravofly's activities violate the site's terms and conditions and infringe its intellectual property rights.
BBC must reveal EastEnders costs
The Information Commissioner's Office has ordered the BBC to release information about the salaries of the stars and other staff at soap opera EastEnders.
World+Dog lines up for iPhones
Global sales of camping tents must be skyrocketing, because reports are coming in from many corners of the globe of iPhone fanatics queuing up days in advance of the phone’s launch, just to ensure they’re first in line.
Polaroid 'inkless' handheld photo printer hits UK
Polaroid's handheld picture printer, the PoGo, has gone on sale in the UK with the promise of straight-from-camera inkless printing.
Sun saunters into open storage formation
Sun Microsystems is trying to inject some much needed vim and vigor into its storage business by dosing the operation with extra cc's of open-source therapy.
Man powers up PC to pop popcorn
VideoGiven the number of film fanatics who watch movies on their laptops, popcorn by your PC is probably just what the doctor ordered. One DIY hardware pioneer has worked out how to make your very own USB-powered popcorn maker.
Getty dips into Flickr to beef up photo stock
Flickr fanciers will soon be able to make cash out of the photos they post online following a secret deal inked with the world’s leading photo agency, Getty Images.
Microsoft prepares to sell SQL Server 2008
Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 appears ready to go after months of delay, as the company is taking steps to begin selling the database.
Shocker DNS spoofing vuln discovered three years ago by a student
A flaw in how the internet's addressing system works that sparked a patching frenzy on Tuesday night may has first been uncovered by a student as long as three years ago.
Monitor your data center with a coffee mug-sized server
Plat'Home is a curious Japanese company that seems intent on cracking the US market with its weird brand of tiny Linux servers. This week, it has offered the land of the free and the home of the brave the KANSHI Blocks Pro 6.0.1 device, which is a coffee mug-sized monitoring server.
AJAX browser vote exceeds 'wild' expectations
There's been a late surge of interest in voting for a wishlist of features users want added to web browsers, after being ignored for months.
Cisco boss wants successor to be less bossy
Cisco's next boss won't reign on high like it's current chief executive John Chambers if John Chambers has anything to say about it.
Rogers chucks (small) bone to Canuck Jesus Phoners
After complaints from countless Canucks over its service plans for the imminent 3G iPhone - and a slap or two from Apple - Rogers Wireless has attempted some last minute damage control.
Samsung fires up 128GB SSD massive attack
Samsung has the factory hamster wheels oiled and has started mass-production of 128GB solid-state hard drives.
Senate approves FISA makeover and telco wiretap immunity
The Senate today passed the revised Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), offering blanket immunity to the telecoms giants for whatever spying activities they conspired in, smothering ongoing litigation against the companies and for all intents and purposes burying forever whatever unconstitutional surveillance activities the Cheney administration embraced.