Windows 7 Phone glitch spews phantom data
Microsoft is investigating reports that smartphones running its Windows Phone 7 operating system are transmitting huge chunks of data over 3G networks that cause subscribers to exceed their monthly allotments.
Top CEOs agree: US is down the crapper
CES 2011The leaders of Cisco, GE, and Xerox are worried that the US is losing its competitive edge, and that it's high time to stop grandstanding and do something about it.
Mickos and Eucalyptus lock arms with Red Hat
Marten Mickos – the former MySQL boss who now runs build-your-own-cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems – has hitched his new wagon to Red Hat. In more ways than one.
Google founder sinks $45m in toy boat
If you have been saving your pennies to hire one of the world's top ten yachts for a weekend getaway, we have some bad news for you: you're now down to nine. Google co-founder Larry Page just landed number eight for €35m (£29m, $45m).
Archos 43 16GB Android PMP
ReviewArchos has embraced Android with the fervour of a kid in a sweet shop and is in the process of releasing a range of devices with screen sizes ranging from 2.8in - called the 28 - to 10.1in - called, yes you guessed it, the 101, all running Google's mobile OS.
Liverpool forward faces possible grilling over 'joke' Twitter pic
Liverpool forward Ryan Babel faces probable disciplinary action after reacting to the Merseyside club's predictable defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday by posting on his Twitter page a satirical mocked up picture of match ref Howard Webb in a Man United shirt.
Xiotech sexes up new boxes
Xiotech is rebranding its Emprise products, and its coming hybrid NAND and disk drive storage blade is five times faster than the disk-only blade.
Genes Reunited server storm dumps pile of emails on mailing list
The mailing list of family history website Genes Reunited went bonkers on Monday, deluging a small minority of subscribers with more than 2,000 emails each.
Couch potatoes riddled with heart disease
Your risk of getting a serious heart problem doubles if you spend more than four hours a day watching TV or playing computer games.
Apple refuses frozen iPhone repair
Apple has refused to repair an iPhone 4 on the grounds that it was used in an ambient temperature below zero, in breach of the specifications.
Fujitsu leads Home Office supplier spending
The Home Office paid Fujitsu Services £136m in 2009-10, with CSC, Atos and Raytheon among other major suppliers.
Spam volumes double as Rustock botnet wakes
Spam volumes have returned to normal following a holiday lull that saw a drastic reduction of junk mail.
Logica to rocket cloud revenue with 'exclusive' Microsoft deal
IT outsourcing outfit Logica has inked a deal with Microsoft to offer cloud tech to its Europe, Middle East and Asia customers.
Assange bailed again
Julian Assange has been bailed again by a London magistrate ahead of a full extradition hearing next month.
ITV juggles Freeview channels
ITV's main digital channel, ITV1, will today begin being repeated an hour later on Freeview.
Logica nets ten-year police deal
The Serious Organised Crime Agency has signed a ten-year deal with Logica to outsource its IT and case management systems.
Onkyo CS-545 combo mini hi-fi
ReviewFor music fans who aren’t ready to let go of their CD collection comes the CS-545, a mini system from Japanese audio specialist Onkyo. Aside from the disc drive, there’s an integrated iPhone/iPod dock, stereo line input at the back, radio tuner with 30 presets each for FM and DAB and an alarm timer. You can plug in a USB memory stick at the front for digital music formats too – more on that below.
Orange promises to pass on price cuts to broadband buyers
Orange has pledged to reduce home broadband and landline customers' monthly payments should the price of their plans drop in the future.
Korean web host charged over DDoS extortion scam
A South Korean webmaster who allegedly maintained a gambling site for local crooks has been arrested over allegations he helped orchestrate denial of service attacks against scores of rival gambling sites that had refused to sign up to his hosting services.
Computacenter shares up on profits promise
Computacenter shares are up almost five per cent today on news that profits for last year should be at the top end of estimates.
Softbank gets sticky over iPhone proximity payments
Japanese network operator Softbank is to begin providing iPhone stickers enabling proximity payments for all the popular banks, for those who can't wait for an NFC-equipped iPhone.
Limping MySpace to offload half of workforce
MySpace employees are bracing themselves for huge job cuts, which are reportedly expected to be announced at the struggling News Corp-owned website later today.
Space boffins save BT's satellite station for Mars missions
Space scientists will redevelop BT's historic Goonhilly satellite station in Cornwall to allow communication with missions to Mars, it is revealed today.
PS3 telly add-on update hit by splash screen crash
Rather a lot of users of PlayTV, Sony's DVR accessory for the PlayStation 3, have lost their recordings in an attempt to surmount bugs introduced in a recent update.
MP says she was misquoted over DNA test call
Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy has rejected reports in the weekend press that she had "led calls" for the DNA testing of the entire 1-million-resident-strong Bristol area.
2011 Games Preview
Despite continuing 2009's sales dip, 2010 was still a great year for videogames. While the trend showed gaming wasn't impervious to global recession, the sales figures also proved it is firmly established as the world's leading entertainment medium.
Nintendo prez to talk Wii 2 at games conference
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is to give a keynote speech at next March's Games Developers Conference.
Developer accuses TfL of 'fudging FOI requests'
Transport for London (TfL) is allegedly blocking attempts by the public to use Freedom of Information laws to obtain information from it, according to campaign group Big Brother Watch.
Fire safety gaffe knocks out Webfusion data centre
A bungling fire safety contractor caused a complete shutdown at hosting firm Webfusion's data centre today, crippling thousands of websites.
Alacritech wakes up from coma with speedy network file access
Boucher is back. Alacritech, a TCP/IP acceleration technology licence fee stream company, has returned to building products with an appliance-accelerating access to network-attached storage (NAS) filers and 'aving a go at Avere.
NASA trumpets rocky exoplanet find
NASA has announced it's nailed the first "bone-fide" [sic] rocky exoplanet, which at 1.4 times the diameter of Earth is the smallest such body spotted to date outside our solar system.
Freecom touts 'world's skinniest' mobile HDD
Freecom claims its new Mobile Drive Mg, an external HDD for Mac users, is the thinnest drive of its kind in the world. Bad luck, Freecom - Hitachi got there first, with its G-Drive Slim, also 10mm thick.
Italian bloke sneezes out .22 bullet
An Italian labourer seriously impressed doctors by sneezing out a .22 bullet he'd accidentally picked up during lively New Year's Eve celebrations in Naples.
4G networks can screw up cable TV
LTE can knock out cable TV, according to new analysis funded by Ofcom, which is bad news for anyone who likes to talk and watch at the same time.
ESA hits scientists with hefty Planck
The European Space Agency has released the first scientific results from its Planck microwave observatory, representing "thousands of very cold, individual sources which the scientific community is now free to explore".
Groupon buys big after $1bn funding round
Coupon website Groupon has scooped up three companies offering similar services in Israel, India and South Africa, after it completed a $950m round of funding from investors yesterday.
Apple 4 Verizon. True
UpdatedIt's official: Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on US carrier Verizon's network on 10 February.
Windows on ARM: leading from the rear
AnalysisBill Gates may have long departed, but he's still in charge at Microsoft, in spirit at least. Every year Chairman Bill would return from a "reading week" – I prefer to think that Bill got lost on his annual trip to the shopping mall – having noticed that there were lots of newfangled TVs / watches / phones / pacemakers about, and none of them were running Microsoft software.
Researcher cracks Wi-Fi passwords with Amazon cloud
A security researcher has tapped Amazon's cloud computing service to crack Wi-Fi passwords in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of using his own gear.
Aussie gov web wonks declare clouds have grey areas
The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), has raised legal and contractual issues as key concerns in government adoption of cloud computing.
Oracle's Sword of Damocles forces open source
With Larry Ellison dangling the sword of Damocles over their heads, the leaders of the Hudson community have decided to rename the popular open-source software-build project and move it to a new code repository on GitHub. If their proposal is accepted by the rest of the community, Hudson will be rechristened Jenkins.
Lawyers fear Assange faces death penalty in US
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay or face the death penalty if he's extradited to the US, his attorneys argued in court papers released Tuesday.
Verizon: CDMA iPad to join iPhone
Hot on the heels of Verizon's announcement on Tuesday that it will begin to offer an Apple iPhone 4 on its CDMA network on February 10 comes word that a CDMA iPad is also in the works.