Microsoft Visual Studio to end dev and ops 'ping pong'
New Windows, new Visual Studio. But what will we find in Microsoft's popular development environment?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 MFT compact unveiled
Hands onLast week, Sony announced to the world that it had produced the smallest APS-C interchangeable lens camera, the NEX-C3. The timing suggests the company might have got wind of something, as a couple of days earlier Panasonic had been busy showing off its latest micro four thirds (MFT) models in an exclusive press preview in Rome.
Toxic Plankton feeds on Android Market for two months
The security of Google Android has once again been called into question after an academic researcher discovered 12 malicious apps hosted in the operating system's official applications market, some that had been hosted there for months and racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads.
Hundreds arrested in Far Eastern online scam crackdown
Almost 600 people have been arrested across the Far East in co-ordinated raids against a network of online fraudsters.
Royston's ANPR surveillo-plan goes to ICO
Three civil liberties groups have complained to the information commissioner about police plans to install ANPR cameras around Royston in Hertfordshire, claiming they are unlawful.
Mole: iPhone 5 in testing now, on sale in September
Last week's revelation that the iOS 5 developer-only beta release contains pointers to new iPhones and iPads was followed this weekend by the next Apple smartphone is currently in "final testing".
Chatter foreshadows major NetApp ONTAP refresh
UpdateNetApp is poised to announce a major release of its ONTAP software, if you believe the analyst buzz coming from the press, blogs and Twitter.
Three joins pack baying for Ofcom blood
Three is the latest operator to accuse Ofcom of illegal favouritism: claiming the regulator's decision to allow spectrum refarming shouldn't have been allowed, and that a balance must be restored.
Nokia market share to fall below Samsung, Apple
Nokia has been knocked off the top of the smartphone totem pole by Samsung, Japanese investment bank Nomura said today.
IMF 'suspended' World Bank links following hack attack
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reportedly become the target of a concerted hack attack.
iCloud Communications sues Apple for 'irreparable injury' to trademark
A Phoenix, Arizona company is throwing a trademark complaint at Apple over the iCloud moniker.
Acer to dump 3 million laptops onto European market
Expect some great deals on Acer laptops in coming weeks. The Taiwanese giant has huge amounts of unsold stock to shift and looks set to flood Europe with more than three million machines.
NEC outs spintronics content-addressable memory tech
NEC has claimed to have come up with the World's first memory cell to use new form of storage that's as quick as Ram yet as non-volatile as Flash.
Hacker crims plant fake news to discredit security researchers
Criminal hackers hacked into a specialist news outlet to plant a fabricated story falsely suggesting security researchers Mikko Hypponen and Brian Krebs had been arrested after they were supposedly caught selling stolen credit card details.
Three London boroughs seek cloud service framework
Westminster city council has issued a pre-tender notice for a number of cloud-based corporate services that will initially be shared with two neighbouring boroughs, but could be extended throughout London.
Microsoft amalgamates Xbox 360 organs
Microsoft has revealed an all-new system-on-chip (SoC) processor for Xbox 360 Slim models, which could pave the way for cheaper and more power-efficient consoles.
DeepZoom rises to royal occasion
To celebrate a recent Royal Event you might have heard of, developers at Shoothill were asked to build an application that would add to the red-white-and-blue fun.
Sky combines, revamps internet telly services
Are you a Sky subscriber? If so, you'll be able to watch Sky programming on your computer, tablet or phone for free.
Facebooking juror heads for trial
A juror in a major drugs trial will herself go on trial this week over allegations that she used Facebook to contact a defendant in the case.
Games co Epic resets passwords after hack attack
Games developer Epic Games has reset user passwords following the discovery of a hack attack against its websites.
Micro P slaps winding up petition on Micro Direct
Distributor Micro Peripherals has slapped a winding up order on Manchester-based etailer Micro Direct for £70,000 in unpaid bills.
Facebook growth slows in stalkerbase heartlands
Around six million Facebook users in the US recently unplugged their lives from the dominant social network.
Living, biological raygun produced in lab
Beings or creatures able to emit beams of focused energy from their own living bodies: fiction, right? Comic-book, X Men stuff, right?
Motorola Atrix dual-core Android smartphone
ReviewThe Atrix is Motorola’s first dual-core handset and has big ambitions to be your one and only connected device. It’s available with a set of accessories that can turn it into both your laptop and media centre – a PC in your pocket.
Twitter goes after born-again typosquatter
Twitter has filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of the typo domain name twiter.com, seven years after it was first registered.
So, how does your economy grow?
The economy is, as is being gleefully pointed out to us, gathering speed as it swirls its way towards the U-bend. No or little economic growth, unemployment still monstrously high.
HTTP-on-steroids busts out of Google
Strangeloop – a Vancouver-based outfit offering an online service for accelerating website load times – has embraced Google's SPDY project, a new application-layer protocol designed to significantly improve the speed of good ol' HTTP.
Best Buy slams brakes on UK stores amid spending freeze
A slowdown in consumer spending looks set to derail Best Buy's expansion plans in the UK with the launch of 80 new megastores to be put on the back burner.
Taxman recruits fricking tax-collecting robots
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is unleashing an army of fricking robots to find VAT evaders and eBay traders.
Turkey arrests Anonymous suspects after DDoS protest
Turkish police have arrested 32 suspected members of Anonymous, the loosely knit cracktivist collective, following hack attacks against government websites.
Four jailed for million-pound abuse images ring
Four men have been sentenced today for their parts in running a news group service used for the distribution of child abuse images.
IATA: this iPad could BRING DOWN A PLANE
For as long as the world has had portable electronic devices, the mass debate has continued: does our tech pose a threat to flight safety?
Hitachi goes XYZ over next-gen storage
CommentTwo into one does go. Starting from its mid-range AMS array, Hitachi is developing a unified block and file storage platform using VSP microcode and storage function heads layered on top.
Blimp fireball disaster in Germany, Aussie pilot killed
An advertising blimp was destroyed in a ball of fire above Germany on Sunday, killing its pilot. However aircraft captain Mike Nerandzic saved his passengers by ordering them to jump clear as the ship hovered just above the ground.
LulzSec pwns pron site
Hacktivist pranksters LulzSec have struck again with the release of 26,000 email addresses and passwords from members of internet smut site Pron.com.
EA angers fans over Battlefield 3 pre-order exclusives
EA's Battlefield 3 has caused quite a stir: stunning gameplay, jaw-dropping trailers and a never-ending spat with Activision's Modern Warfare 3 has placed the game at the top of many people's wish-lists as one of the most-anticipated releases this year.
Jobs confirms iCloud's murder of iWeb
With the introduction of iCloud, Apple's MobileMe service is about to go the way of the buggy whip. One of its soon-to-be-obsolesced components will be the web-hosting service for sites built using Jobs & Co.'s iWeb app.
Nissan car secretly shares driver data with websites
Electric cars manufactured by Nissan surreptitiously leak detailed information about a driver's location, speed and destination to websites accessed through the vehicle's built in RSS reader, a security blogger has found.
Oracle plops true live migration onto SPARC hypervisor
Oracle has brought true live migration of workloads to platforms using the SPARC T series of processors, by tweaking the VM Server for SPARC server hypervisor formerly known as logical domains – LDoms, for short.
Mac OS X Lion to include browser-only boot
Here's an interesting bit of news for the conspiratorially minded: Apple's soon-to-be-released Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, will allow you to boot directly to the Safari browser, bypassing the desktop and Finder entirely.
HP: Apotheker rolls more heads
More heads are rolling at Hewlett-Packard, as new CEO and former SAPer Leo Apotheker is flattening and reorganizing the IT giant so that all chiefs of customer-facing units report directly to him .