AMD's Fusion details break from containment
After AMD announced plans for the CPU/GPU 'Fusion' processor on the back of its acquisition of ATI in 2006, the company has since been extremely guarded with details.
LiMo lands seven new phones
The battle of open-source mobile systems continues to heat up. Motorola, NEC and Panasonic are rolling out seven new mobile handsets based on the LiMo (Linux for Mobile) software platform.
Apple reneges on Black Hat security talk
Black HatApple's politburo has put the kibosh on a presentation scheduled for the Black Hat security conference that was to give an inside look at the ultra-secretive company's security response team.
US court liberates Cablevision 'remote DVR'
A US appeals court has given the thumbs up to Cablevision's new-age DVR, which stores recorded shows on remote servers rather than in-home hard drives.
DVD distie goes titsup
DVD and CD distributor S Gold & Sons has gone into administration, throwing 120 people out of work.
Hard 'core'? Birmingham City Council's net filtering
Back in early July, the Birmingham Post reported on Birmingham City Council's adoption of online filtering software. It will block Council workers from accessing sites on subjects as diverse as smut, porn, cannibalism and witchcraft. But is it a sign of (bad) things to come for net users in public service?
Spanish 'electronic tongue' to lick established techniques
Catalan and German boffins have developed a highly sophisticated "electronic tongue" which is expected to greatly increase the satisfaction people achieve during oral recreation activities. But don't worry, this isn't some kind of touchfree onanism device for the terminally lazy or multi-tasking boudoir loner* - in this case, we're talking about drinking wine.
Orbitsound T12 soundbar
ReviewThe T12 stereo ‘soundbar’ represents a totally unique take on the category; it goes back to the dawn of stereo technology itself to deliver a genuine revolution in sound reproduction.
Slimmer and lighter cameras promised
Significantly lighter and more compact DSLR cameras and lenses are on the way from Olympus and Matsushita, thanks to the development of new lens technology.
South Korean prez turns on the internet
South Korean president Lee Myung-bek is seeking to crack down on the internet community which has helped intensify and focus criticism of his unpopular government, by introducing a Cyber Defamation Law.
Mobile-based payments set to soar
Sales of digital content, such as music and TV, through mobile phones will have soared by 2013, according to the latest forecast.
US woman celebrates cloning of 'precious Booger'
South Korean scientists have performed the first commercial dog cloning, making five copies of a US woman's pit bull terrier called Booger.
Twitter Trojan targets tossers
Micro-blogging service Twitter has fallen prey to malware. Users of the micro-blogging service are being offered up links to booby-trapped sites from a compromised profile.
Analysts slam iPhone security and battery life
Industry analysts have decreed that the new iPhone's lack of security and poor battery life make it unsuitable for all but the lightest enterprise use.
Telly stand technology
A home filled with the latest technology is good, but finding enough space for it can be tricky. Consequently Sony and Sharp have each given the humble TV cabinet a technological makeover.
Profs: Teacher-student relationships key to sex education
Researchers from Ohio and Kentucky looking into sex education in schools have discovered that "teacher-student relationships are key" to making sure that kids achieve a healthy sex life.
Web giants ink a*se-covering China-dealing deal
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have assured US politicians in the run-up to the Olympics that they are close to signing up to a new code of conduct for trading under repressive regimes.
Jobs in 'Apple not perfect' shock
An internal email sent by Steve Jobs admits that MobileMe was "not up to Apple's standards" and that the company tried to do too much too quickly.
Micron debuts SSD duo
America's last standing DRAM manufacturer, Micron Technology, has bulked out its solid-state drive range, with two large capacity models offering huge performance and power-management benefits.
MPs lambast BBFC over Batman
MPs Keith Vaz and Iain Duncan Smith have weighed in on the hoohah over the violent content of The Dark Knight and its controversial 12A classification.
Facebook throws open developer fund compo
Facebook is offering grants to developers making applications for the social networking site - entries must be in by 29 August.
Mac users urged to ditch Safari
Surfers should steer clear of Safari until it introduces better anti-phishing protection, a US consumer rights magazine has advised.
Wii MotionPlus will be cheap
Nintendo isn’t willing to say how much MotionPlus will cost whenever it finally hits the shops, but the firm’s president has stated that it’ll be fairly cheap.
Deutsche Post axes massive HP services deal
Deutsche Post has jilted Hewlett Packard at the altar barely six months after the pair announced a seven-year outsourcing deal.
Samsung scores Chelsea camera duo
Fans of the “The Blues” rejoice, 'cause in addition to wearing Chelsea Football Club’s strip to Stamford Bridge, you can now snap Lampard and the gang on Samsung’s Chelsea compact cameras.
The solar-powered gadget purse
We all carry a stack of gadgets around with us, but whether you keep them in a handbag, manbag, pocket or plastic bag, it’s keeping them charged up that’s important. Enter the Power Purse.
Tasing of unarmed opposition peaks among firearms cops
The latest Home Office figures show Taser usage by English and Welsh police firearms teams in non-firearms situations has peaked. However, overall plods' usage is up as the weapons are being more widely issued.
Webcam hacker-ogler jailed for four years
A middle-aged Cypriot has been jailed for four years after he was convicted of hacking into internet webcams in order to spy on teenage girls.
Pioneer's 500GB Blu-ray disc
Pioneer launched a 400GB Blu-ray disc just last month, but the firm’s already smashed its own capacity ceiling by unveiling a 500GB successor.
World's dumbest file-sharer: Judge to the rescue
The Judge who presided over the first successful prosecution of an American P2P file sharer has hinted that he has changed his mind - and may nullify the trial.
Microsoft charts security vuln MAPP
Microsoft has announced plans to share additional details about security vulnerabilities in its products in an attempt to prevent attackers from exploiting them before patches are released to its customers.
IBM gets hip with 'cool' Ubuntu PC deal
LinuxWorldIBM is today expected to announce expanded backing for Ubuntu in a desktop and collaboration software deal to challenge Microsoft's Windows and Office.
EMC in fourth-gen CLARiiON call
EMC's fourth generation CLARiiON mid-range storage array is announced today with a 4-model range topped by a quad-core processor and offering flash drive support.
Delta aims Wi-Fi at American planes
Despite a champion effort to nickel and dime its way to profitability, Delta Airlines knows there's still some loose money in customers' pockets to be won.
IBM's Ubuntu deal favors the server
LinuxWorldUbuntu is the latest Linux distro to fall under the loving gaze of systems giant IBM, in its endless march to unseat Microsoft from business desktops and servers.