Steve Jobs Flash rant put to the test
When Steve Jobs badmouthed Adobe Flash to The Wall Street Journal, he said it was buggy, littered with security holes, and a "CPU hog". It's hard to argue with the first two, but a new study claims the Apple cult leader was wrong about the hog bit.
Sarah Palin to testify in email hack trial
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will testify in person against the college student accused of breaching her Yahoo mail account and leaking some of its contents online, according to published reports.
Mozilla births first Thunderbird 3.1 beta
Mozilla has released the first Thunderbird 3.1 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux.
ReviewSince the launch of the D3, Nikon has released a studio version, the D3x with its unsurpassed full frame resolution of 24Mp, and now comes the D3s intended for the photojournalist, sports and wildlife photographer.
Euro Parliament threatens court action over ACTA secrecy
The European Parliament has threatened to take the European Commission to the EU's highest court if it does not disclose the details of a secret international copyright treaty.
Clinton report warns human rights are online too
An annual report by the US State Department has found dictators and repressive governments around the world are making sure they have as much control over their citizens when they're online as they do the rest of the time.
Vodafone hands out free books
Vodafone customers can get free books today, assuming they've got the right kind of handset and can find the download page.
Turkey cuffs 23 'militant' hacker suspects
Turkey has arrested 23 hackers suspected of links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and attacks on government websites.
HMRC may get hands on missing bank data
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs may be well known in the UK for losing files on every family but it's not above turning corporate data losses to its own advantage.
Elon Musk's Falcon 9 suffers rocketus interruptus in pad test
The Falcon 9 rocket made by famed tech hecamillionaire Elon Musk's company SpaceX has suffered a test-firing failure on the pad in Florida.
Light bulbs inspire boffins to find fast data transfer trick
Switch a lightbulb on and off fast enough, and you can transmit data without giving everyone in the room a headache.
Buffalo brings blingy bullion-branded drive
Buffalo has taken a leaf out of rival storage specialist LaCie's book and released an shiny gold-look hard drive.
Mozilla gives passive-aggressive missive to pre-Firefox 3.6 hold-outs
Mozilla has begun shepherding Firefox fans through the browser door marked 3.6, in a move to encourage users to upgrade to the open source outfit's latest surfing tool.
Police issue lock-up-your-chihuahuas killer owl warning
Wiltshire police have warned locals "not to approach" an escaped European eagle owl which could, if it felt a bit peckish, make off with cats and diminutive dogs.
Hold onto your pants it's iPad pre-order day
Apple's US online store is currently being updated, ahead of opening for pre-orders of iPads.
UK shoppers ignorant of online rights
UK web users are Europe's biggest online shoppers but are not aware of their consumer rights when it comes to e-commerce, a government survey has found.
AMD to pitch Fusion chip at netbooks, ultrathins
Claims that AMD has a some kind of Damascene conversion and is to finally target the netbook sector directly are, frankly, nonsense.
Former model sues Universal over 'x-rated prop' outrage
A Russian former model is suing Universal Pictures for allowing actor Jon Favreau to crack one off to a picture of her in a bikini in the film Couples Retreat.
McAfee inadvertently speeds creation of Metaploit IE exploit pack
A security researcher has credited McAfee for helping him to develop exploit code that cracks open an unpatched flaw in older versions of Internet Explorer.
Ofcom smears 3G across spectrum
Ofcom has finally proposed the use of 3G technologies at 2G frequencies, slipping the amendment into a bundle of updates and tweaks that should get approval come August.
Microsoft offers SMEs cash to use Dynamics ERP software
Microsoft has responded to NetSuite's recent reseller commissions sweetener by offering an MS Dynamics honey pot to customers of its ERP (enterprise resource planning) rival.
Barclaycard and Orange plot NFC Christmas
Barclaycard has let slip plans to deploy NFC-enabled mobile phones, along with Orange, before the end of 2010.
Sony PlayStation Move: your questions answered
Sony this week formally announced its long-awaited Wii-style motion controller system for the PlayStation 3. Once thought to be called Arc, the add-on is now officially Move. And here is all you need to know about it.
GCHQ loses Top Secret laptops
It is the secretive heart of government information security, dispensing advice and setting standards throughout officialdom, but GCHQ's "cavalier" in-house policies have come under fire in a report revealing it lost 35 laptops.
NZ internet filter goes live - gov forgets to tell public
New Zealand’s internet filtering system went live last month – but the government forgot to mention this to its electorate until its hand was forced by online freedom campaign, Tech Liberty.
Virtualisation and vendor support
LabYou may be playing around with virtualisation on the edges of your IT environment or be well down the road to making it part of the furniture. But what happens when something goes wrong and it’s not immediately obvious what the problem is?
'Health and safety killjoys' kill cheese-rolling race
In grim news for those who think it's a bit of a wheeze to chase an 8lb Double Gloucester cheese for 200 yards down a near-vertical hillside, the organisers of the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake have announced that this year's event is cancelled.
OCZ's low price Onyx SSD
OCZ has a sub-$100 SSD offered as a netbook, laptop and desktop hard drive replacement.
Info Commissioner pleads with Tories to jail data thieves
The data protection watchdog has strongly urged an incoming Tory government to quickly bring in jail sentences for data thieves, after the current government reneged on the idea.
SSD tools crack passwords 100 times faster
Password-cracking tools optimised to work with SSDs have achieved speeds up to 100 times quicker than previously possible.
Hedge fund suitor denies Novell asset sale rumors
As the week was ending, rumors were swirling that the hedge fund suitor of Novell, Elliott Associates, which last week offered $1bn net of cash to take over the perennially struggling software maker, was going to start selling off its target's assets if it clinches a deal.
Currys claims 3D TV 'first'
DSG chain Currys was today keen to tell World+Dog that it not only has "the first 3D TV in the UK" at on of its biggest shops, but that it's the "only" chain taking orders.
Female porn director turned pol grabs Kent by the ballots
OpinionThe citizens of Tunbridge Wells may not have been disgusted, but a few will quite possibly have been spluttering into their cornflakes Friday morning at the news that a well-known director of adult films will be standing as a parliamentary candidate for a nearby Kent constituency.
Virgin contractors grip up for more cuts
Virgin Media contractors earning more than £300 a day have been told to accept a 15 per cent cut in rates or leave the company.
Body of James Brown disappears from family tomb
Update: Other members of James Brown's family have now denied the his body has gone missing. This story has been updated to reflect this.
Sharp prices up Freeview HD set-tops
Sharp has revealed what it plans to charge for its upcoming Freeview HD receiver and the 320GB DVR that will also tune in to the terrestrially broadcast HD service.
Safari update cages numerous security bugs
Apple published an update of its Safari browser on Thursday that plugs 16 security vulnerabilities.
Doctor Who to materialise on Wii this Autumn
The BBC's first Doctor Who game in years will be released in October and will be released for Nintendo's Wii, moles have claimed.
Giant flying pliers menace West Bromwich
We're obliged to all those readers who've sent us new Street View sightings gleaned from the pretty-well nationwide coverage now enjoyed by the UK, especially those involving surveillance feedback loops.
'Twitter gives voice to the voiceless' - eg the US President
Blabbertastic palmtop chunter-casting service Twitter* has received another massive hype injection from the BBC, which has published an interview - already causing a Twitter sensation - on how important Twitter is, given by Twitter's co-founder.
China warns Google over uncensored search threat
China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology has warned Google that if it stops censoring search results in the country, it will "have to bear the consequences".
Google Wave opens extensions gallery
The Mountain View Chocolate Factory has unveiled an extensions gallery for Google Wave, the still-gestating browser-based app that crossbreeds email with IM and document sharing.
Ford preps anti-hacking tech for in-car WiFi
Ford is developing anti-hacking technology in a bid to make upcoming in-car Wi-Fi systems resistant against drive-by downloads and other forms of computer security attacks.
Trojan armed with hardware-based anti-piracy control
The latest version of the Zeus do-it-yourself crimeware kit goes to great lengths to thwart would-be pirates by introducing a hardware-based product activation scheme similar to what's found in Microsoft Windows.
Netflix cancels recommendation contest over privacy
Netflix has canceled a contest designed to improve its movie recommendation system out of concern it might compromise the privacy of its customers.
ICANN delays decision on pornography domain
ICANN has delayed its ruling on the proposed .xxx internet porn domain until this summer.