Intel’s Otellini spots bottom on negative numbers
Paul Otellini, Intel's president and chief exec, believes that: "We are seeing signs that a bottom in the PC market segment has been reached. I believe the worst is now behind us."
Trafficmaster preps mobile phone drive
The biggest mobile data user in the UK is just about to discover phones.
Virgin Media switches to Gmail
Virgin Media will today begin moves to transfer its almost four million broadband subscribers to Google's email service.
Steptoe storage vendors cash in on junk platters
CommentDisks break - everyone knows that. Yet storage array vendors have rejected a technology that would get around this and save their customers pots of money.
More layoffs due at Yahoo!
There are likely to be more job cuts at Yahoo! - the first since Carol Bartz took over the CEO's job in January.
Microsoft to cover ‘E74’ Xbox 360 error
The Xbox 360’s infamous three flashing red lights error has returned to bite Microsoft, with the company now confirming that it’ll cover “E74” errors under its three-year warranty programme.
New e-waste rules may be too much for UK business, warns Gov
The Government has said that new electronic waste disposal demands from Brussels may be too difficult for businesses to meet. It has asked for industry's view ahead of summer negotiations on electronic waste.
Excel bulletin stars in Microsoft patch batch
Microsoft released eight patches, five critical, on Tuesday as part of its regular Patch Tuesday update cycle.
ZuneHD en-route to Blighty?
The Microsoft Zune Portable Media Player could finally land in Blighty this year, but as an HD-capable model with an OLED display.
Copyright Tribunal rules will change to fast track smaller cases
The Government is changing the way that a copyright disputes body operates in a bid to save time and money. It has opened a consultation on the changes to the operation of the Copyright Tribunal.
Sage waves voluntary redundo plan at staff
Software maker Sage is asking its UK staff to consider taking voluntary redundancy in a move to cut costs at the company.
Android army marches into living rooms
Japanese telco KDDI will be showing an Android-based set-top box later this year, as the perfect partner for the cellphone looking to extend its reach.
Toshiba Portégé M750
ReviewStill alive yet often ridiculed, tablet PCs haven't exactly had the easiest of times since their conception at the turn of the century. HP is attempting to breathe new life into the tablet by aiming its new TouchSmart TX2 at home users, but Toshiba's Portégé M750 takes a more traditional business-oriented approach.
UK's visa fingerprint system fails
The UK Border Agency, which became fully independent this month, is already celebrating its first technology failure - the system by which applicants for UK visas must send their fingerprints to London for checking went down last week.
D-Link creates home network starter kit
If you think that creating a home network’s an arduous task, then think again. Because D-Link’s launched a home starter kit that’s quite literally boasts plug and play simplicity.
Smear site leads back to Commons
The website supposedly set up to smear the Tory Party in the run-up to a general election was registered to a House of Commons address.
Nokia sees easy meat with Easy Meet
Nokia's BetaLabs has conjured up a virtual meeting system with an emphasis on mobility and informality, rather than the usual ability to administer death by PowerPoint from a distance.
Scammers use Ford to drive users to scareware sites
Scareware scammers are trying to game search engines into promoting crudware sites when a surfer searches for information on Ford cars.
Clock starts ticking: Office 2010 will definitely ship in... 2010
Microsoft is expected to announce later today that Office 2010 will be released to manufacturers in the first half of next year, and it will come in 32-bit and 64-bit flavours.
'Let me use poo-flinging Roman siege engine against burglars'
A colourful businessman who says he is being harassed by burglars and arsonists has deployed a modified Roman siege engine to protect his premises. For use as a non-lethal security measure the catapult is loaded with chicken excrement, but even so its use has been forbidden by the police - apparently resulting in more break-ins.
Germany not a hard-line censor after all
Rumours of state censorship in Germany may turn out to have been just a little exaggerated. However, plans for putting their child abuse blocklist on a legal footing may yet have far-reaching consequences for internet users in that country.
Gadget-laden travellers given free Heathrow juice
Power-poorly passengers passing through Heathrow Airport can now recharge their gadgets for free.
FEV talks up Caliber ReEV
'Leccy TechAlthough General Motors (GM) is yet to announce specific technical details about the drive train for its Volt plug-in Extended Range (ER) e-car, American auto-engineering firm FEV has been more than forthcoming about its own upcoming ‘leccy motor.
Farmers furious at EU's sheep-chip scheme
British farmers have pledged to fight to the "bitter end" over EU plans for all sheep to be fitted with electronic ID tags as the UK government ruminates on how to implement the scheme.
Phorm director advises UK.gov broadband minister
A member of Phorm's board also works as a taxpayer-funded broker at the heart of UK internet policy, in the very department tasked this week with responding to European Commission demands to tighten privacy laws.
Numonyx bets on Phase-Change Memory
Flash memory supplier Numonyx is betting that servers will use Phase-Change Memory (PCM) to provide dramatic increases in performance for in-memory applications.
LG Germany cock-up uncovers Viewty successor
ExclusiveLG’s German division could be in a spot of bother, because it published details about the firm’s upcoming successor to the Viewty handset ahead of schedule and called it by the wrong name.
Cabinet Office promises auto-sacking for breaking email rules
Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell has confirmed that Number 10 special advisor Damian McBride's email activities, which emerged at the weekend, were a serious breach of government rules.
Mozilla considers dumping Firefox support for Win2k, early XP
Mozilla execs have taken to their developer forum to mull whether to ditch support for versions of ageing Microsoft operating systems when it releases Firefox 3.5’s successor in 2010.
DARPA AI will trawl petabytes of UAV vid for enemy cows
Renowned Pentagon tech-tomfoolery agency DARPA has announced a new plan to create mighty artificial intelligences. The so-called "Deep Learning" machines will be used to trawl through petabytes of video from robot aircraft prowling the skies - initially, apparently, seeking out threatening horses and cows.
McAfee: Save the planet - use a spam filter
Spam is more than a nuisance - it's damaging to the environment, according to net security firm McAfee.
Microsoft courts the upwardly mobile
A job advert posted on the Microsoft website points to plans for a Windows Mobile update system, extending the customer relationship beyond a sticker on the box.
IBM-led tech outfit backs EC in Microsoft browser fight
Tech group ECIS has today been granted third party status to testify in the Brussels probe into whether Microsoft abused its dominant browser market position.
Open-source iPhone plan to control your home
Two open-source heavyweights and their team have announced a proof-of-concept milestone to control all your home gadgets from an iPhone and iPod touch.
Chambers' Cisco not interested in Sun's body
Cisco Systems chief executive has taken his company out of the running for a possible Sun Microsystems acquisition.
Olympic champ's mom sues Google for dead blogger's post
The mother of US Olympic speedskating phenomenon Shani Davis is suing Google for refusing to remove a posting to its Blogspot site that was made by a user who has since died.
BNT and IBM discover patent love to block Unified Cisco
Blade Network Technologies, the private equity-backed blade networking spinout from now-bankrupt Nortel, has rebranded its blade switches, dumping the old Nortel moniker.
The amazing disappearing Omnia HD
Samsung only launched the Omnia HD in February, but the phone’s already disappeared – sort of.
Wanted: Creative spark for iPhone games
CommentThe phrase "recession proof" has been bandied about a lot lately to describe the games biz, as people seek their own entertainment at home rather than spending on the cinema or in restaurants.
Attention Symantec: There's a bug crawling on your website
Symantec has been outed for hosting gaping security holes on its website that could allow miscreants to remotely execute malicious code on the computers of people who visit it.
Microsoft Office for Mac fix falls at first hurdle
UpdatedMicrosoft on Tuesday released an Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.7 update. By Wednesday, some fundamental problems with its installing had surfaced.
NASA rejects democracy, names ISS node 'Tranquility'
NASA has selected the name "Tranquility" for the International Space Station's new living quarters, not only rejecting attempts by Comedy Central's Steven Colbert to get the new node named after himself but also largely ignoring a popular vote on the subject.
McKinsey: Adopt the cloud, lose money
The logic - as ever with crowd-based movements - is self-evident: cloud computing will save you money because you will no longer need to own your own servers.