Apple sits on critical Mac bug for 7 months (and counting)
Researchers have disclosed a critical vulnerability in the latest version of Mac OS X that they say Apple has sat on for almost seven months without fixing.
Microsoft Office 2007 migration aches foreshadow 2010
It has been predicted Microsoft's Office 2010 will cause migration headaches, but for some, the pain is already here.
Google leaks small biz stats to random people
Google has inadvertently leaked web traffic data for multiple small businesses to random third-parties across the web.
Say hello to Maxell-branded hard drives
Hitachi Maxell is turning itself into an external hard drive supplier with a GEN branded line of products.
Twitter hunts app-making, security-boosting techies
Twitter is looking to hire engineers that will enable it to develop revenue-generating services and improve its security.
Microsoft offers Oracle-phobes MySQL migration tool
In the past, Microsoft has worked hard to improve the Window performance of open-source database MySQL, hoping to stop the deployment drain from Windows to Linux. But now, Microsoft has released early software to help bring MySQL users into the closed-source company's database fold.
TVonics DTR-HV250 DVR
ReviewBritish Freeview box maker TVonics currently eschews the dark arts of HDTV or satellite content and seems content to plough its own furrow providing well made and easy to use Freeview and Freeview+ devices. This equipment is aimed more at the man in the street or tech fanatic's mum, than tech fanatics themselves.
Brown offers free laptops to deprived UK schoolkids
Free laptops with broadband access will be dished out to more than a quarter of a million UK households to help kids from cash-strapped families do better in exams, said Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday.
Naked scans: Net cries nude-o-geddon
The proliferation of airport body scanners will spark a flurry of low-grade porn, internet conspiracy theorists claimed last week.
Small biz sees signs of recession ending
Small business group the British Chamber of Commerce sees some signs of the recession ending, but warns the recovery is still a fragile beast.
Delivering and deploying software for virtualisation
LabTo date, much of the outside attention on virtualisation has fallen on the infrastructure side of the equation – that is, what’s the impact of adding such a software layer to physical machines etc. etc. But, as we discussed in our recent webcast, as the thinking moves beyond the pilot phase for virtualisation, then the spotlight falls on the more important bit – the software to be run within the virtual machines.
Emulex posts higher than expected results...
Emulex has announced preliminary results almost 20 per cent higher than expected just as testers confirmed its FCoE adapter goes three times as fast as QLogic's.
Nokia gets giggy with it
Nokia's Beta Labs has released "Gig Finder", an application for S60 users that works out where you are and what music is playing locally.
Supersonic stealth jumpjet in first hover-system flight test
VidThe world's first supersonic stealth jumpjet, the F-35B, has belatedly begun flight tests of its vertical-thrust technology - much of which is from Blighty. The radical plane is intended to replace the famous Harrier in the services of many nations, including the UK.
Twitter hack group hits Baidu.com
The same group that used a DNS attack to hijack Twitter last month has defaced the home page of Chinese search engine Baidu.
Orange denies exec's Apple tablet 'confirmation'
Orange France has denied reports that a company executive admitted the existence of Apple’s much-rumoured iPad tablet.
Consumer Electronics Show Complete Coverage
CES 2010Didn't get to this year's Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show? Here are the key stories.
US airport body scanners can store and export images
Full body scanners at US airports can transmit digital strip search images of people, contrary to US Transportation Security Authority assurances.
Gambling boss gets three years
David Carruthers, the former chief executive of Betonsports, was sentenced to 33 months' prison time last week.
Record labels seek DMCA-style UK takedowns
ExclusiveRecord label trade association the BPI wants sweeping changes to UK online copyright practice in 11th hour amendments to the Digital Britain bill.
SuperSpeed USB roll-out raises steam
CES 2010The USB Implementers Forum - the organisation that oversees the bus standard - has said 17 products now have the right to come emblazoned with its SuperSpeed USB - aka USB 3.0 - logo.
Nexus One bits and bobs cost $174
Google's Nexus One smartphone costs $530 to buy online. The company could be making a handsome profit.
Freesat BBC iPlayer trial coverage widened
The BBC has extended its iPlayer-on-Freesat trial to more punters by publishing the "secret code" they need to try out the service.
Volkswagen unfolds coupé concept
Leccy TechHot on the heels of Peugeot's SR1, Volkswagen has whipped the dust sheets off its own hybrid coupé concept at this year’s Detroit Motor Show.
Orange chief engulfed by Apple Tablet feeding frenzy
Is this a record? With just four innocuous words at the tail end of a French TV interview yesterday morning, France Telecom number two Stephane Richard triggered a blogosphere-fanboi Apple Tablet feeding frenzy. He had said the launch of the beast was imminent, claimed an excitable French source, while Techcrunch, confirming the confirmation, wisely intoned that Richard had clearly been caught off guard.
Apple vanishes multi-touch ancestor
Fingerworks.com has finally disappeared, five years after Apple bought the company and integrated multi-touch into the iPhone, hopefully paving the way for a new kind of keyboard.
AOL sets itself mountain to climb with 1,400 layoffs
AOL began a series of job cuts yesterday, after it failed to convince 2,500 of its employees to take voluntary redundancy at the firm, which was spun out of Time Warner late last year.
Avatar renders this earthly life meaningless
James Cameron's 3D sci-fi romp Avatar appears to have deeply affected some cinemagoers who've found that life on Earth doesn't measure up to the prospect of living on utopian world Pandora.
Acer announces 'Arrandale' laptops
Acer has introduced a pair of new notebooks each equipped with an array of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor options and the new HM55 chipset.
Computacenter says profits 'materially' ahead of forecasts
Computacenter said its profits for 2009 will be well ahead of expectations, as it saw services grow in the last quarter and hardware buyers rush to beat the government's VAT increase.
2010: The year PC prices go up
PC prices have fallen - or at least stayed the same - for many years now, but some analysts believe this year will see them become more expensive.
US Matrix-style cyberwar firing range goes to Phase II
US plans to develop a virtual network world - to be populated by mirror computers and inhabited by myriad software sim-people "replicants", and used as a firing range in which to develop the art of cyber warfare - have moved ahead.
Home Office misses Brussels' Phorm deadline
The government missed its deadline to respond to European allegations arising from the Phorm controversy that UK internet users are not protected against commercial wiretapping.
Nokia Booklet 3G
ReviewGiven its unparalleled success in the mobile phone market, it was only a matter of time before Nokia tried its hand at creating a laptop. The Finnish manufacturer isn’t keen on its Booklet 3G being called a netbook, though. Instead, ‘mini laptop’ is the preferred term. But with features such as 10.1in screen and Intel Atom processor, it sure looks like a netbook to us.
Frustrated bug hunters to expose a flaw a day for a month
A Russian security firm has pledged to release details of previously undisclosed flaws in enterprise applications it has discovered every day for the remainder of January.
Browsers could host a (simple) database
APIs are being developed to enable a browser and browser-based applications to ingest and store database records over the net for offline database access.
Data breach howlers to get up to £500,000 fine
The Information Commissioner's Office is threatening to slap penalties of up to half a million pounds on data controllers who are found guilty of serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.
Canada quashes Yes Men hoax with phishing claim
Those online pranksters known as The Yes Men may be called many things for their spoofing antics - satirists, provocateurs, major-league assholes - but phishers they're not.
Spider-Man 4 washed down plughole
Columbia Pictures has cancelled Spider-Man 4 and will now develop "a younger, cheaper installment of the superhero franchise", without the assistance of Tobey Maguire or director Sam Raimi.
European court pulls plugs on terror stop and search
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK police's use of stop and search powers granted under terrorism legislation is illegal.
Star Trek to boldly go (again)
Paramount has announced that the sequel to JJ Abrams' successful reboot of the Star Trek franchise will hit cinemas on 29 June 2012.
Judge blames RealNetworks for DVD-ripping ban
A US district judge has rejected RealNetworks' argument that Hollywood studios illegally joined forces to block the sale of its DVD-duplicating software, RealDVD.
Android and WinMo updates going head-to-head
The rivalry between Android and Windows Mobile looks set to heighten, with Google and Microsoft both poised to release updates for their mobile operating systems.
Google flaps free flag in white space database race
Nine companies are bidding to run the US white space database, but only Google plans to give access away for free - which should ensure the race doesn't last long.
DARPA cuts back on Cray super project
As the market was getting ready to open this morning Cray told Wall Street that the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which funds all kinds of advanced systems and networks, is scaling back its contract for a future petaflops-scale supercomputing system being designed by Cray under DARPA's High Productivity Computing Systems program. And that is going to chop $60m out of future revenues.
Women to 'chest drive' Bulgarian airbags
Women considering going under the knife to boost their assets are being offered the chance to "chest drive"* implants before committing to surgery.
Google releases Nexus One SDK
The Android variant found on Google's Nexus One handset now has an SDK, answering one of the criticisms aimed at the search giant's foray into hardware.
Honda beats rivals to hybrid coupé launch
Leccy TechPeugeot and Volkswagen each demoed concept hybrid coupés recently, but Honda has trumped both with a soon-to-launch model of its own.
Is it art or is it pr0n? Australia decides it's ALL filth
Australian painters and photographers may soon need to watch their step, as an overhaul of child pornography laws in New South Wales looks set to remove the defence of "artistic merit" from the statute books.
Phoenix to rise from Martian
NASA will from 18 January check for signs of life from its Phoenix Mars Lander, which wrapped up its successful Red Planet arctic mission back in November 2008 and was pronounced probably dead.
Making big ones out of small ones: RNA networks
Giving users more flexibility in how they configure systems to attack various workloads was a big thread running through SC09 last year. At the show, we took at look at three different companies who are, in one way or another, providing large system images. (Click to see our posts on ScaleMP, 3Leaf, and SGI.)
Police cuff citizens for videotaping arrests
Since the police beating of motorist Rodney King in 1991, men in blue have looked warily at the civilian videotaping of arrests and other police activities. Some cops are so opposed to the practice, they've begun arresting the amateur videographers and charging them criminally.
Sun, Fujitsu juice entry Sparc box
Sun Microsystems and its Sparc chip and server partner, Fujitsu, have have upgraded the entry Sparc Enterprise M3000 rack server with a peppier Sparc64-VII chip.
Open-source BI specialist gets in-memory boost
Open-source business intelligence company JasperSoft is boosting itself into high-end data warehousing and data marts.
Nokia opens Ovi Store for N900s
Nokia N900 users who have updated their OS can now access the mobile Ovi Store from their smartphones.
'God help our smartphones,' vicar prays
A London clergyman has brought a medieval ceremony of the Church of England into the 21st century by blessing his flock's smartphones, laptops, and iPods.
South Korea sets up cyberwarfare unit to repel NORK hackers
South Korea has launched a cyberwarfare command centre designed to fight against possible hacking attacks blamed on North Korea and China.
Google unveils GDrive that's 'not the GDrive'
Google says it's not the fabled GDrive. But the company will soon roll out an update to Google Docs - its web-based file editor - that lets users upload and store files of any type.
Next-gen iPhone rumored for April
The next iPhone will appear as soon as April and will include a host of upgrades that include a dual-core processor, improved graphics, video chat, an OLED display, plus - and this one is hard to believe - a removable battery.
Hackers pluck 8,300 customer logins from bank server
Hackers have stolen the login credentials for more than 8,300 customers of small New York bank after breaching its security and accessing a server that hosted its online banking system.