Bob Muglia's New-Year ascension from "vice" to full "president" of Microsoft's server and tools business is an important milestone in the company's online transition.
An IP-squatting firm is suing Oprah Winfrey's production company and Sony Electronics over patent infringement for using and promoting software that displays books on the internet.
An American prison inmate has sued Intel for $5 billion, insisting the chip maker's Core 2 Duo chip and its virtualization technology are based on trade secrets pilfered from him by way of Apple supremo Steve Jobs.
A US firm has developed a OLED display that’s flexible enough to be worn like a watch, yet large enough to display good quality images on.
Barclays is laying off another 400 IT staff whose "roles and responsibilities are unclear".
A study funded by NASA has flagged up yet another terrible hazard for those no longer able to get excited about nuclear war, global pandemics, terrorism, climate change, economic meltdown and asteroid strike. Top space brainboxes say that even if the human race survives all those, there is a serious risk of civilisation being brought crashing to its knees by a sudden high-intensity solar radiation storm.
EDS has paid off Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for its failure to provide a working tax credit system.
CES Asus has kicked off this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a sneak preview of the upcoming Eee keyboard-cum-PC, which features an integrated display.
Updated A Norwegian broadcaster is claiming to be responsible for making The Beatles' entire back catalogue available for download for the first time. The downloads are free because they form part of Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) podcasts.
CES SanDisk has updated its Sansa Slot range of Portable Media Players (PMP) with the creation of SlotRadio: a PMP with integrated OLED display.
It seems that January is when VoIP clients get spruced up with new features and capabilities, with both Truphone and Fring launching new versions ready for punters wanting to do more than save a few quid on phone calls.
An Oz magistrate has informed a habitual speeding teenager that if he doesn't mend his high-speed ways he'll be sent directly to jail where showering sexual predators will make short work of his sorry arse.
A practical attack on Intel's trusted execution technology (TXT) is due to be demonstrated at a hacking conference next month.
Videogame sales in Blighty jumped a record 23 per cent to £1.9bn ($2.8bn/€2bn)in 2008.
Review The boundary between colour inkjet and colour laser printers continues to blur, as the colour quality of lasers improves and the speed and paper-handling of inkjets is ratcheted up too. There’s a price-band in the middle, around the £200-250 mark, where colour lasers, like Lexmark’s C543DN, can make a lot of sense.
Shares of Lenovo have been suspended ahead of an expected restructuring announcement from the computer maker tomorrow (8 January).
Cairns police are hunting a light-fingered pervert who has twice broken into a sex shop and taken inflatable dolls for a quick shag out the back before abandoning his conquests in a nearby lane, the Cairns Post reports.
The founder and chairman of Indian outsourcer Satyam Mr B Ramalinga Raju has resigned and admitted fiddling the company's accounts for years in order to inflate profits.
Samsung Semiconductor has launched a 100GB solid state drive for enterprises that can carry out ten times more I/Os per second than a fast hard disk drive and offer a 30X power saving.
Next time you shop for duck a l’orange in Marks & Spencer or buy briefs in Next, you might also take away an Elonex netbook.
NextWave has succeeded at last in offloading mobile TV developer IPWireless, which it picked up 18 months ago for $100m.
The US military will use fuel-cell power units attached to stretchers to power critical medical machinery used in casualty evacuation, according to reports.
Radio Reg What better venue than Las Vegas, America's playground, for the annual multi-billion dollar gadgets and entertainment jamboree that is the Consumer Electronics Show?
Canadian model Liskula Cohen is demanding Google reveal the identity of the Blogger.com user whose Skanks in NYC blog is entirely dedicated to calling her a "skank", an "old hag" and other flattering descriptions.
Database giant Oracle has issued fixes after its Cluster Ready Services (CRS) software failed to cope with the so-called “leap second” added by scientists at the end of 2008.
Satnavs built into the car dashboard may look the business, but are a security risk. And suction cup satnavs often get in the way. So, TomTom’s latest in-car navigator combines the best of both worlds - and throws in entertainment feature for good measure.
One in seven digital certificates that stamp the authenticity of secure web sites use a vulnerable signature algorithm, according to a new survey. The shortcoming underlines the need to drop the insecure signing mechanism before its shortcomings are exploited in more convincing phishing attacks.
A former advertising copywriter and web-biz maven turned inventor and rocket entrepreneur has proposed a novel plan for disposing of NASA's soon-to-be-retired space shuttles. Eric Knight, perhaps most famous for temporarily mislaying the ashes of James "Scotty from Star Trek" Doohan, believes that a pair of shuttles should be lashed together and sent to Mars.
After denying British punters a touch screen Tube in their Christmas stockings, Nokia has announced that the much-hyped phone will launch in Blighty this month.
Nokia has lodged a complaint with the European Commission, claiming that IPCom is abusing mobile patents originally owned by Bosch that are already the subject of legal action in the UK and Germany.
The US Navy has faced up to the fact that enormous guns, nuclear missiles and an array of Top Gun navy fliers aren't the be all and end all when it comes to facing down the world's bad guys.
It was a bit lonely over Xmas without a single snippet of seasonal Paris Hilton news, so we're delighted to offer today some hot celebutard goss guaranteed to warm the cockles of your chilly parts - our fave jetsetter insists she's made the beast with two backs with just two people.
Chip maker Intel said before Wall Street opened this morning that its sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 were going to be even worse than the company had already warned they would be. The company also said that it was writing off a chunk of its investment in WiMax service provider Clearwire, which will also whack its books for last year.
An Ubuntu Linux-based distro landed this week for netbook users with the annoying sounding name of Easy Peasy 1.0.
CES 32GB SDHC cards too small for you? How about 2TB? That's what the SDXC memory card format is designed to deliver.
Miscreants broke into Twitter's admin system on Sunday night using a simple password guessing hack, it has emerged.
CES SanDisk has taken a leaf from external hard drive makers like Western Digital and Seagate, and added an auto-backup button to its USB Flash drives.
Verizon's head of device certification expects to see rivals to Amazon's Kindle launching on Verizon's network during 2009, once he has time to certify them.
Sun has bought Q-layer, a Belgium-originated data centre-as-a-service company, to bolster its cloud computing offering. The purchase price was not revealed.
AMD's Abu Dhabi-funded manufacturing spin-off has been rubberstamped by the US Treasury Department.
Microsoft will cushion you from the Internet Explorer 8 standards mess with software to prevent automatic download of its next browser to your machine.
CES Eye-Fi has developed an SD memory card able to upload videos directly onto YouTube from your compact camera.
CES Has HP's netbook product line finally put VIA's C7-M processor behind it? Certainly, the company's latest model, the business-oriented Mini 2140 uses an Intel Atom CPU.
CES Netgear has unwrapped its take on Apple's Apple TV, dubbed the Internet TV Player - an HDMI-enabled box that puts YouTube videos and online movie rentals on your telly.
CES Got a 3G USB modem? Want to share the link? Netgear today launched a wireless router designed to tie an on-the-go Wi-Fi hotspot to the internet over an HSDPA back link.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to reexamine a controversial patent that covers the distribution of certain types of music files over the internet.
CES Toshiba today re-iterated its plan to introduce tellies based on the Cell processor later this year, pronouncing the PlayStation 3 technology "the future of television".
Here's a glimmer of hope that 2009 will be the year of DRM reform.
Some software development projects take a long time to complete, and others seem to take an eternity. So it is, it seems, for 64-bit support for IBM's COBOL compiler for its own AIX Unix variant running on Power-based servers.
VMware's landed its second ex-Microsoft executive at the top, this time the individual who drove Redmond's developer outreach in the glory days of the 1990s.
A British IT admin was ordered to pay more than £3,000 and given a three-months jail sentence after being accused of hacking into his former employer's computer system so he could install spyware and delete emails.
As expected, a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank has called on Barack Obama and Congress to pump billions of dollars into IT infrastructure to help create jobs in America.
After Intel told the world it wasn't going to make its Q4 numbers, storage juggernaut EMC decided it was a good time to give everyone some good news.
As part of an ongoing effort to cover the Earth with its very own built-from-scratch internet, Google is now redesigning the router. Or so it seems.
At least four makers of microchips have confirmed they were raided by European Commission investigators seeking information of collusion in the market for chips used in smart cards.
Apple unveils 17in MacBook, iLife tweaks, Tony Bennett 06/01/09 In one of the least eventful keynote speeches in recent memory, Apple's SVP Phil Schiller, filling in for the ailing Steve Jobs, announced upgrades to iLife and iWork, an upgraded 17-inch MacBook, and iTunes Store pricing-structure changes and DRM-removal plans.
Three of China's most popular search engines have apologized for being slow to remove links to pornographic material, following the government's pledge on Monday to crack down on "vulgar" content on the web.