HTML5-juiced mobile YouTube refresh dates iPhone
YouTube has launched an updated version of its YouTube Mobile website (m.youtube.com ) designed for HTML5-capable browsers such as the iPhone's Safari and those on Android-based phones.
Ten Essential... iOS Travel Apps
Product Round-upWell, the footy’s over and Wimbledon was the usual damp squib for the Brits, but at least the holiday season is here at last, so we can head for sunnier climes and drown our sorrows in cheap Sangria for a few days.
Finnish blog blunder: disaster, no recovery
A Finnish blogging portal, Bloggen.fi has lost users' data from October 2009 to June 2010 because of an outage last week.
Infinity's carbon-neutral data centre
Infinity says it has a true carbon-neutral data centre at it's Infinity ONE site near Martleshan Heath in Suffolk, UK.
Online trading not anti-competitive for small biz
Small and medium sized (SME) companies do not face major anti-competitive barriers when trying to sell goods or services online, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.
BT and TalkTalk threaten court to kill Mandybill
BT and TalkTalk may go to court to try and overturn the Digital Economy Act - passed just before Parliament was dissolved for the election.
VMware, Cisco, EMC love-child off the blocks
The VMware Cisco EMC (VCE) coalition has made its first Vblock sale in Europe.
NSA setting up secret 'Perfect Citizen' spy system
The US National Security Agency (NSA) is embarking on a secret domestic surveillance project dubbed "Perfect Citizen", intended to monitor and protect important national infrastructure such as power grids and transport systems.
Facebook faces German privacy probe
Germany is suing Facebook for obtaining and saving data from people who do not use the social networking site.
iRiver Story to preface WHSmith entry into e-book biz
iRiver's Story e-book reader - which Reg Hardware rated as the best product of its kind for 2009 - is to reach a bigger audience. WHSmith has chosen it to spearhead its push into the e-book biz.
Women: keep computer games short and sweet
One in three UK women say they are gamers, according to the 2010 European gaming attitudes survey.
Sony unveils 3D compact camera pair
Sony is to bring the 3D panorama mode it recently added to its NEX micro four-thirds style cameras to its compact range.
Payroll jobs and Canucks on an iPhone
Sysadmin blogI am supposed to crank out a set of articles about NTFS and Share permissions, but I'm changing the topic: user experience management.
George Lucas rattles lightsabre at Jedi laser firm
Lucasfilm has issued a cease-and-desist against Wicked Lasers - the manufacturer of the Spyder III Pro Arctic which has created quite a stir among wannabe Jedi worldwide.
Academics challenge moral consensus on sex and the net
A moral panic around childhood sexualisation and the dangers of the internet is closing down important channels of debate and making the internet a more dangerous place for adults and young people alike.
PC prices rise in Q2 as iPad fuels tablet consumption
PCs have gotten more expensive over the last quarter, with average selling prices up three per cent to €457.37.
Sony preps 3D TV upgrade for PS3 telly tuner
Sony is to revamp its PlayStation 3 TV tuner, the PlayTV, for the 3D era.
BT trumpets subsidies for village broadband
BT is encouraging local authorities in rural areas to consider subsidising faster broadband installations, after a village Parish Council in Kent agreed to stump up part of the cost of fibre-to-the-cabinet.
Nokia sets Russian plod on blogger
Nokia has formally requested the return of prototype phones from off-message Russian website operator Eldar Murtazin. Nokia says it doesn't want to close down the long-running site Mobile-Review, but ominously says it has asked the Russian authorities for assistance. Which means Eldar could be being getting ready for a swim in this season's least desirable fashion accessory - a concrete bathing suit.
Hidden by virtualization: Grid computing
BlogI read a good article from our pal Michael Feldman on Digipede, a ‘pure-play’ grid software company that focuses exclusively on Microsoft and their Windows/.NET products. It prompted some thoughts on my part about grid computing, and how it might play an increasingly large role in the future.
Microsoft inks patent deal with yet another car tech firm
Microsoft scored yet another patent licensing deal yesterday, this time with automotive tech firm DENSO Corp.
Symbian malware creates mighty zombie army
UpdatedMobile malware that affects Symbian Series 60 handsets is being used to create a botnet.
Carousel fraudsters must pay back £92m
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is demanding two convicted carousel fraudsters pay back £92m in cash, cars and properties or face an extra ten years in prison.
Lad from Lagos in unencrypted CD teaser
The Lads from Lagos have been keeping a low profile of late, so we're obliged to Reg reader Matt Summers for sharing this tempting get-rich-quick opportunity with fellow fans of Vulture Central:
iPhone under threat from HTML5? Not really
HTML5 could take bites out of Apple's dominance of mobile applications today - provided developers target lucrative niches. A poll of over 4,000 punters points to the old regulars of email, IM and social networks as driving increased mobile data usage. 65 per cent of UK consumers and 74 per cent of US consumers polled said email tempted them to use data on a mobile phone. Just 15 per cent and 30 per cent (respectively) cite games.
Brass band to trumpet last shuttle external tank rollout
The last space shuttle external tank rollout will take place later today in New Orleans, as Endeavour's STS-134 mission fuel beast is waved on its way to Florida by "hundreds of handkerchief-waving" Lockheed Martin Space Systems employees.
Microsoft swings axe at 'hundreds' of jobs globally
Hundreds of jobs have reportedly been slashed at Microsoft offices across the globe, but the company is keeping quiet about the staff cuts.
Barnet and West Sussex breach DPA
The Information Commissioner's Office has taken action against Barnet and West Sussex councils after the theft of IT containing sensitive data about children.
Confusion over 'secret code' in US military Cyberforce crest
Online puzzle fiends are struggling to crack a "secret" cryptogram included in the newly-formed US military cyber command's official seal. Most of the confusion arises from an extra hyphen in the Command official mission statement.
UK.gov scraps stop'n'search terror power
Police are to be stripped of the power to stop and search anyone for no reason, the Home Secretary has announced.
ReviewYou can’t deny Motorola’s creativity – a square phone, huh? And if you find an iPhone just too big, the new Flipout is certainly compact - it's 66mm square - and will fit into the tightest pocket. This means the screen isn’t huge, but at 2.8in it’s certainly usable.
Comms minister Vaizey reads internet script excellently
In his first outing in the minefield of internet politics, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey stuck firmly to the script.
iPhone 4G blingmobe: Yours for £13k
The fanbois among you who haven't spunked all your wad on sex toys may be interested in flashing the cash on the iPhone 4G Diamond Edition - an absolute snip at £12,995.
Hackers pose as senator in email fraud bid
Update: This story originally said that hackers had attempted to scam a US Senator. The target was actually an Iowa state senator.
Beeb saves Mystic Met
So the clock hasn't struck 13 at St Stephens Church in the village of Ambridge, after all. Old maids will still bicycle to communion in their skirts, and the nation will continue to huddle around its Bakelite crystal sets, to hear some cheerfully delivered but inaccurate tripe about the weather.
Fujitsu Technology Solutions loses CEO
A bald statement from Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) says president and CEO Kai Flore is no longer in post. A search for a new President & CEO is already underway and Richard Cristou is keeping the seat warm until the new CEO is found.
PCI approval yanked from PIN entry kit
UpdatedPCI certification has been withdrawn from two older PIN entry devices from Ingenico following concerns they were vulnerable to manipulation by cybercrooks.
Colt loads up factory-built data centres
Colt has claimed it can supply factory-built, 500m2 Modular Data Centre internal hall buildings for installation in warehouse-type sheds at a faster speed and lower cost than new-build data centres.
Humax ready to roll with Freeview HD DVR
Humax will release its long-awaited Freeview HD DVR later this month.
Hacker swipes details of 4m Pirate Bay users
The Pirate Bay has been compromised by an Argentinean hacker who made off with usernames, email and internet addresses of more than four million people signed up to the BitTorrent tracker site.
Asus tackles summer sun with no-gloss netbook screen
Asus has officially taken the lid off its latest Eee PC netbook, the 1005PX.
Info commissioner finds saintly CRU crew guilty
Climatic Research Unit director Phil Jones was being whisked back to his desk at the University of East Anglia by the University's Russell enquiry yesterday.
John Lewis 'leaks' Apple iPod refresh details, say reports
Claims that UK department store chain John Lewis today let slip what Apple is preparing for the annual September iPod refresh are bollocks... probably.
Microsoft seeks patent on ebook page flip
As if to dispell all doubt that innovation is alive and well in Redmond, Microsoft has filed a patent application for – wait for it – the "Virtual Page Turn".
Facebook buys, kills travel rec site
Facebook has acquired NextStop, a San Francisco-based startup that let netizens share advice on where to go and what to do.
Android slurps market share from Apple, RIM, Microsoft
Android's share of the US smartphone market surged 4 per centage points between February and May, according to research outfit comScore, putting Google on the verge of overtaking Microsoft for the number three spot behind RIM BlackBerry and Apple.
Scroogle resurrected once again
Scroogle has once again returned from the dead, continuing to serve up its privacy-friendly Google search results after another programming tweak from founder Daniel Brandt.
Dead Pink phone fallout hits Microsoft's top brass
If killing the KIN after just two months was bad for Microsoft, what happened next is far worse – especially for its corporate captains.
Apple patent seeks to reinvent retail
Apple has filed a sweeping patent application for a technology suite designed to provide iPhone users with a broad range of real-time product information, special offers, sales opportunities, and related services in stores, restaurants, and other retail establishments.