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.
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 has released the first Thunderbird 3.1 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Review Since 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.
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.
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 customers can get free books today, assuming they've got the right kind of handset and can find the download page.
Turkey has arrested 23 hackers suspected of links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and attacks on government websites.
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.
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.
Switch a lightbulb on and off fast enough, and you can transmit data without giving everyone in the room a headache.
Buffalo has taken a leaf out of rival storage specialist LaCie's book and released an shiny gold-look hard drive.
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.
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.
Apple's US online store is currently being updated, ahead of opening for pre-orders of iPads.
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.
Claims that AMD has a some kind of Damascene conversion and is to finally target the netbook sector directly are, frankly, nonsense.
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.
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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 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 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 has let slip plans to deploy NFC-enabled mobile phones, along with Orange, before the end of 2010.
More bad news today for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as another of its extravangant ecopocalypse predictions, sourced from green campaigners, has been confirmed as bunk by scientists.
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.
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.
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.
Lab You 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?
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 has a sub-$100 SSD offered as a netbook, laptop and desktop hard drive replacement.
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.
Password-cracking tools optimised to work with SSDs have achieved speeds up to 100 times quicker than previously possible.
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.
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.
Opinion The 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 Media contractors earning more than £300 a day have been told to accept a 15 per cent cut in rates or leave the company.
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 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.
Apple published an update of its Safari browser on Thursday that plugs 16 security vulnerabilities.
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.
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.
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'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".
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 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.
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 has canceled a contest designed to improve its movie recommendation system out of concern it might compromise the privacy of its customers.
ICANN has delayed its ruling on the proposed .xxx internet porn domain until this summer.
A former Barclays Bank programmer received 46 months in prison for helping TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez launder as much as $800,000, according to news reports.