Mozilla submits browserless Firefox to Jobsian app police
Mozilla has submitted its browserless Firefox application to the Apple App Store.
Korg NanoKey MIDI controller
ReviewThe Korg NanoKey is one of the smallest musical keyboards you can buy. At just 320 x 83 x 14mm, it’s almost exactly the same width as a 13in laptop. Small enough to slip into a briefcase or laptop bag, the tiny form factor nonetheless features a two-octave, 25-note keyboard.
Beeb sacks teaboy, hires Press Association
UpdatedThe BBC Television Centre stock photo saga has taken a new, dramatic twist this morning, with the news that the Press Association has been called in to provide the definitive snap of Auntie's own building.
EMC cans Atmos Online service
Cloud storage booster EMC has canned its own Atmos Online cloud storage service, referring customers to its three "world-class service providers".
Colorado vampire drives woman into canal
An unnamed Colorado woman whose SUV ended up in a canal blamed the mishap on a vampire, 9news.com reports.
Amazon buys wacky retailer
Etail monster Amazon has bought Woot.com - the community and wacky one-a-day gadget website.
Naomi Campbell to appear in war crimes trial
Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be summonsed to a war crimes trial in The Hague, the Telegraph reports.
eBay sticks sell-as-you-go on mobile app
eBay is adding the ability to sell on the move, for those of us (mostly Brits) who find impulse buying isn't enough.
ECJ sorts FOI v data protection brewery beef
The European Commission was right to blank out the names of five people who attended a vital brewing industry meeting on data protection grounds because a beer maker had not justified its request for the names, an EU court has ruled.
Sony releases 3D shooting update for NEX
Sony has release a firmware update that brings 3D photography to its NEX interchangeable lens cameras.
Sony turns a profit on PS3, so why cut prices?
Sony is no longer "bleeding" on the Playstation 3, and is making a small profit for the first time on sales of the console.
Animated CAPTCHA tech aims to fox spambots
Replacing text puzzles featuring distorted letters with videos as a roadblock against the automated creation of web accounts can reduce user frustration while offering improved security, according to a Canadian start-up.
Pixel Qi releases sunlight-readable netbook screen
Pixel Qi - the 'Qi' is pronounced 'chee' - the company behind a type of e-paper that's not only colour and able to cope with video but is also claimed to be fully readable in bright sunlight, has begun shipping its promised netbook conversion kits.
Nokia snaffles user data on the down-low
Users of Nokia's N900 tablet are outraged at the news that the latest OS update automatically collects details and signs them up to services, without the option to opt out or cancel.
One third of Brits are gamers
Blame Farmville, blame iPhone apps, blame mini-shockwave games, but we are all gamers now. Or to be a precise, a third of us - those British men (34 per cent) and women (31 per cent) who say they are gamers.
Google plays waiting game on China ICP licence renewal
The operator of Google.cn submitted an Internet Content Provider (ICP) licence renewal request yesterday on behalf of Mountain View.
Former CIO returns to Cabinet Office
Ian Watmore, the government's first chief information officer, has taken up a new position at the Cabinet Office.
Health minister outlines tech spending
Tory MP for Hove Mike Weatherley has been bombarding the Ministry of Health with questions on its technology spending, but he's having mixed success.
New surveillance-CSI method: Beverage hair-isotope trail
International master criminals, spies, investigative journos, subversives, rebels and others who may find government agencies trying to monitor your movements: take note.
Apple iPad 3G 32GB
ReviewThe problem of choice when buying an iPad is compounded not just by the size of the storage, but the issue of whether or not to shell out an additional hundred quid for the 3G version. It's not as simple as the choice between an iPod Touch and an iPhone, since the iPad 3G doesn't include phone capabilities: it all depends on where and how you want to use it.
US authorities shutdown websites accused of movie piracy
US feds and customs officials shut down seven websites yesterday, for allegedly hosting pirated copies of popular Hollywood films and TV shows.
Euro mobile data best buys
Product Round-upFrom today, European carriers will not be able to charge you more than €50 a month for data you've sent and received over their networks while travelling abroad, unless you've agreed otherwise with your service provider.
Regional banking Trojans sneak past security defences
Cybercrooks have developed regionally-targeted banking Trojans that are more likely to slip under the radar of anti-virus defences.
Meryl Streep to tackle Margaret Thatcher
The French Lieutenant's Woman is poised to tackle the Iron Lady in a dramatisation of the 17 days leading up to the 1982 Falklands War, the Hollywood Reporter suggests.
Sagem boots up Puma phone
Sagem today launched its Puma-branded handset in Europe, lauding not only the mobile's famous sports brand but also its built-in solar panel.
Amazon hails 'beautiful' new Kindle DX screen
Amazon has improved the Kindle DX screen with a 50 per cent boost in contrast and darker fonts to make for easier reading.
Seoul police crack down on Holy Water filter prof
A South Korean professor's claims that his range of digital water filters could turn regular tap water into genuine Holy Water from Lourdes have brought an icy response from Seoul's police.
Government lunatic magnet goes live
Anyone wondering exactly what Nick Clegg has been up to since not being elected David Cameron's fag deputy need wonder no more - he's been busy setting up yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk.
Airline passenger videos Atlanta maggot horror
A shaken passenger has recounted how a US Airways flight from Atlanta to Charlotte, North Carolina, was temporarily grounded on Monday by maggots.
Two infosec blunders that betrayed the Russian spy ring
Everyone is having fun this week speculating on all aspects of the alleged Russian spy ring busted in the US on Monday. How were they initially detected? Are they just a decoy to hide the real spies? Why did the US go public now? Has anyone got any more pictures of Anna Chapman for the front pages?
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
“Golf is like an 18-year-old girl with big boobs. You know it's wrong, but you can't keep away from her.”
Yahoo! releases! Android! apps!
Yahoo has released a couple of native Android applications tied to its services and sprinkled some HTML 5 dust over its iOS offerings.
IBM declares undying love for Mozilla's Firefox
Big Blue has ditched an unnamed browser in favour of Mozilla’s Firefox, the company’s Bob Sutor confirmed in a blog post today.
Poll finds falling support for coyrightinfringers
UK public sympathy for copyright leechers is falling, according to a new poll this week. This one's by Ipsos Mori, but it too provides evidence that pirates aren't exactly the most popular people in the pub. The earlier survey for lawyers Wiggin also showed support for creators' rights.
ISP condemns new BT backbone
Business ISP Andrews and Arnold has strongly criticised BT's new 21CN network backbone as unable to cope with current bandwidth demands.
Online crims not just 'speccy geeks', researchers warn
Misconceptions about the nature of cybercrime are affecting the fight against online economic skulduggery.
Everything Everywhere now something somewhere
Orange and T-Mobile have legally merged into Everything Everywhere, though you wouldn't know it as we're still in the paper-shuffling stage.
Big Blue buys BigFix
IBM continued today with its strategy of making relatively small but strategic acquisitions in software and services as it picked up BigFix, which makes a slew of management and security tools for the data center.
Nokia makes merry with iPhone death-grip
Nokia has joined Motorola in capitalising on the iPhone 4's notorious antenna problems.
Apple, AT&T slapped with iPhone 4 lawsuit
UpdatedThe first lawsuits over the iPhone 4's reception problems have been filed.
Google chief: Nexus One was 'so successful, we killed it'
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has convinced himself that the company killed its sold-direct-to-netizen Nexus One phone after less than six months because it was "so successful."
50 arrested in smartphone spyware dragnet
Romanian authorities have arrested 50 individuals accused of using off-the-shelf software to monitor cellphone communications of their spouses, competitors, and others, according to news reports.
Likewise Open polished with 6.0 release
The open source Likewise authentication tool for meshing Linux, Unix, and Mac OS systems into Windows Active Directory networks has been polished a bit for the Likewise Open 6.0 release.
Adobe auto-launch peril not fully purged, researcher says
A security researcher says he can force Adobe Systems' widely used PDF readers to execute potentially malicious commands despite an emergency security fix the company released earlier this week.
Amazon Kindle DX drops price, improves display
Amazon has revamped and repriced its Kindle DX e-reader, improving its display and dropping its price from $489 to $379.
Adobe kills separate mobile Flex under Jobsian Flash attack
UpdatedAdobe will not produce a version of the Flash-based Flex framework for smartphones, having decided to add features for mobiles to its Flex for desktops instead.
Google to buy flight data company for $700m
Google has agreed to pay $700m to buy flight-information provider ITA Software so that the search giant can provide users with more-comprehensive information about prices, times, and destinations of commercial airline flights.