Has Sony Ericsson's eagerly awaited Windows Mobile smartphone, the Xperia X1, been delayed? The company's own website says it has.
Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 has been released, and it certainly makes for better browsing than the rough-around-the-edges beta 1 build.
Good grief, people. As things are, we'll never have to pay for recorded music ever again. Getting free music online is as easy as picking up five pound notes in the street (when no one's watching) - and the chances of facing a fine range from minimal to non-existent.
As expected, Google will offer its very own Android app store. But don't call it can app store.
Exclusive Tiscali threatened to disconnect a customer for illegally downloading a TV show last week, after receiving a copyright infringement notice from a Hollywood studio. The only problem was the customer had quit the ISP months before the alleged transgression was made.
Ofcom has published an assessment of the UK's mobile industry, which is all looking rosy we are told - but it wants to hear from the public on a range of issues including whether we should pay to receive calls.
I have been reading about this machine by ION that can copy VHS tapes to the PC so that they can be saved on DVDs. The question is, will it defeat Macrovision copy protections?
ContactPoint, the government's planned database to cover every child in England and Wales, has been delayed again, but officials said fears over the potential for massive data losses were not to blame this time.
Space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour, the next two planned to fly, may have technical problems with their external fuel tanks. Both spacecraft are due to roll out to launch pads at the Kennedy Space Centre.
Analysis Conflicting claims by Best Western and Glasgow's Sunday Herald over the scope of a recent security breach have been put under the microscope by security watchers. The paper claims that eight million records were potentially exposed, while the hotel insists only ten records were accessed.
Novell increased its estimates for full year revenue yesterday to between $940 and $980m, and said margins for the year were also improving.
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Those pesky critters from CAAN (Campaigning Adult Action Network) are at it again, cheekily asking the government what the extreme porn law actually means for Joe Public.
NSFW Our shock exposé earlier this week of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard poster campaign outrage promoted a provocative call to Vulture Central from one "Barnacle Bill", who claimed to have been party to the original promotion brainstorm which eventually led to the rather unfortunately accurate depiction of seafaring life back in the days of the tall ships:
Intellectual property laws which were designed to protect inventors are actually stifling innovation, according to a leading US law academic.
IFA If you’ve got the wall space to spare, then perhaps you’ll be attracted by the world’s largest TV - which also features a resolution four times better than crummy old full HD.
Review 2008 has been the year of the small, cheap gadget. Sadly, the standard bearers of the new breed of pocket video cams, the Flip Ultra and Creative's Vado, maybe be small but they're also overpriced.
IFA Fujitsu Siemens demo'd its Amilo Mini Amilio Mini UI 3520 netbook at IFA this week, as promised.
Comment In March, Microsoft announced that their upcoming Internet Explorer 8 would: "use its most standards compliant mode, IE8 Standards, as the default."
Good news today for people who like flying cars or flying robots, but clouds on the horizon for professional pilots and air-traffic controllers. Trials by US aerospace colossus Lockheed have shown that lightweight, distributed, automated systems can easily deconflict pilotless aircraft operating in crowded airspace.
The use by spammers of dictionary attacks means those whose email address begins with a less common first character are liable to get less spam.
Hackers can force your browser to send requests to any site they want. It's not even hard - all they have to do is get you to view an email or a web page.
Windows XP fans who have installed Service Pack 3 (SP3) after downloading Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) beta 1 won’t be able to downgrade their browser if they subsequently install IE8 beta 2.
Microsoft is splashing nearly $500m in cash on a price comparison and survey company, most of which it is going to immediately sell on.
Cash'n'Carrion We're well chuffed this fine Friday afternoon to announce that - in response to customer demand - we've rolled out women's-fit t-shirts across the entire Cash'n'Carrion range.
IFA Owners of Acer's Aspire One mini laptop will soon get the USB 3G modem support so many of them have been crying out for - and that's without having to replace Linux with Windows XP.
IFA Sony Ericsson has blamed the Xperia X1’s no-show on problems with the phone’s operating system.
Qualcomm is planning to appeal after a court found it in breach of an injunction related to infringements of Broadcom patents.
The technical forums for Oracle's entire software and services catalogue - a support and collaboration resource for thousands worldwide - have been down for two-days.
The Network Neutrality pigeons are coming home to roost, with Comcast formally announcing a British-style capping regime.
IFA Humax will release its awaited Freesat HD-ready DVR toward the end of the year, the company promised at IFA in Berlin today.
EMC has set out to rubbish its competition on storage capacity efficiency and claimed its new CX4 array is much more efficient than HP and NetApp arrays.
IFA Sony and Samsung are at war over which firm can rightfully claim to have demo'd the World’s first 200Hz TV. Both showed off such sets at IFA this year.
Google has done a swift about-face and decided to allow code released under the Mozilla Public Licence (MPL) into its Google Code silo, just a month after it was judged redundant and banned.
IFA Folding screens have been used to section off rooms for centuries, but Daewoo’s finally given the protable partition a tech overhaul.
A high-efficiency plasma drive designed for faster interplanetary journeys may be lifted into space by a privately-developed launcher. The candidates for the job include PayPal zillionaire Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket.
IFA Garmin has confirmed that the Nuvi Fone will be launched between January and April next year.
IFA An intrepid Register Hardware hack was this morning stopped from looking around MSI's stand at the consumer electronics show IFA, in Berlin.
The IEEE has formally approved 802.11r, the amendment to the Wi-Fi standard that allows devices to smoothly transition between Wi-Fi hotspots without breaking the flow of conversation.
An exhibition designed to show off the whizzy high-tech futurescape of biometric identity has succumbed to a bout of very contemporary gremlins, by emailing dozens of fingerprints and iris scans to the wrong people.
Updated Cybercrooks are targeting self-service checkout systems in UK supermarkets to cash-out compromised US credit and debit card accounts.
Poll It must be the longest and most public job application in history. The Democrats' presidential candidate Barack Obama wants to create a new post of "Chief Technology Officer" in the Federal bureaucracy - and Lawrence Lessig wants the job.
An American psychologist has invented a new form of wiki in which every word is directly linked to its author. He believes the so-called "mememoir"* project will "revolutionize publishing in all of science".
Distributed computing hasn't folded us a cure for cancer yet, but these projects in which PC users donate their spare processing power to solve scientific problems have unquestionably made major strides in uncovering ridiculously large prime numbers.