CES 2012 Intel's research department has overruled Steve Jobs: touchscreens have been added to the next generation of Chipzilla's Ultrabook spec.
An international research team has presented the largest ever map of dark matter at the 219th American Astronomical Society conference in Austin, Texas.
Review Review Hey, guess what? There’s another way of routing hi-def around your house, in addition to unfeasibly long HDMI cable runs, wireless transmitters and Cat 5. You can actually send it via the ring main, using the HDJuice Box from JustHDMI.
An actress who claims work dried up after her age was revealed on movie compendium website IMDb is suing the Amazon-owned company.
CES 2012 When Microsoft said in December that this year's Consumer Electronics show would be its last, it failed to convince the president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the organization that produces CES.
Vodafone is increasingly adopting local partners, rather than buying up local operators, to push its brand and services into new markets around the world.
Google has been fined $65,000 by a French court after its search engine suggested the French word for 'crook' when users typed-in the name of an insurance company, according to reports.
Orange has entered the 7in tablet market with its own, Honeycomb Android-based Tahiti.
Android App of the Week Android App of the Week I’ve not bought a TV guide for many a moon, but that doesn’t mean I want to sit in So, to keep abreast of what’s on the box, I depend on the tv24.co.uk app which is easy to understand, simple to use and, above all, fast.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Samsung has followed fellow South Korean giant LG to unveil a 55in OLED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This one has motion and voice control.
NASA has sparred with one of its most famous astronauts over the sale of a checklist of life-saving calculations.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Samsung took the wraps off its entry into the skinny laptop space last night, revealing the 13in and 14in models in its Series 5 Ultrabook 53OU range.
Siri's little sister Trapit, an intelligent discovery engine that pumps individually curated digital content to users, has closed a $6.2m Series A round of venture funding led by Hong Kong’s Horizon Ventures.
Detroit Motor Show Detroit Motor Show The Model S – Tesla's new electric five-door family hatch – will arrive in the UK with the steering wheel in the correct place early in 2013.
Analysis It isn't exactly your cliche of two bald men fighting over a comb, but victory in the battle royale between Netflix and Amazon's Lovefilm might not mean much to the eventual 'winner'.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Hewlett-Packard announced its next entry into the Ultrabook department at CES yesterday, lifting the veil on the Envy 14 Spectre, a laptop with a glass design and NFC capabilities.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Stephen Elop took the stage at CES last night to reveal the much-leaked Lumia 900, the next member of Nokia's Windows Phone range of handsets.
An infiltration of a German federal security system last year has been traced back to a botched attempt by an unnamed security official to use a Trojan to monitor his daughter's internet usage, Der Spiegel reports.
Review Review Choosing an HP notebook isn’t an easy task, not because they are hard to find - far from it - it’s just the bewildering choice of notebooks you can find in a range. Take the recently refreshed Pavilion dv6-6b series, for example. There are currently a staggering 16 different options in this family alone.
Detroit Motor Show Detroit Motor Show Volkswagen has presented its latest take on the iconic Beetle at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit.
Reg Reader Study We all have enough scars to remember that when it comes to core email and office productivity capabilities, migrations are never as easy as they seem. So when SaaS vendors claim that they can magically make things cheaper and simpler we know that it may not be quite that smooth in practice. So what's the real deal when it comes to Office and Email in the SMB space?
CES 2012 CES 2012 Sony is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off its answer to 55in OLED TVs from LG and Samsung. No, not another OLED, but a "crystal LED" set with a screen based on more traditional, inorganic LED tech.
When Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison clambered onto his own Big Data elephant back in October as his company announced the Big Data Appliance, Oracle gave the impression that it would be rolling up its own implementation of the open-source Apache Hadoop data muncher. This turns out to be not true.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Sony has unveiled another member of its sans-Ericsson collection of smartphones, the Xperia S, marking the start of a next-generation in Sony blowers.
Medical scientists in San Francisco have sent a chill wind blowing through the IT industry as they issue a call for swingeing taxes on "soda, fruit punch, sweet tea, sports drinks, and other sweetened beverages".
CES 2012 Opera Software is making a play for turning your TV into a window-on-the-web with the announcement of Opera TV Store.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Powerline Ethernet promoter the HomePlug Alliance has published its latest technology update, offering a peak data transfer speed of 1Gb/s.
CES 2012 Samsung is feeling confident that it can ship more handsets than Nokia this year, making it pretty much the top mobile phone company in the world.
CES 2012 CES 2012 While Microsoft's CES 2012 keynote may have had audiences fighting back the yawns, one piece of juicy Kinect news was revealed: the motion-sensor bar is finally coming to Windows in February.
Sprint's two newly announced 4G handsets both support Google Wallet, bringing an important boost to Google's aspirations, but they also hammer the death nail into WiMAX in the USA.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Panasonic showed off a handheld Skype tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last night.
Apple CEO Tim Cook bagged a huge award when he took the helm at the fruity firm last year.
The sluggish demand for PCs that saw Dell's profit dive below Wall Street estimates in the last quarter is not due to tablets, Dell CEO Michael Dell said yesterday.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Western Digital has updated its WD TV Live set-top box firmware to support not only BBC iPlayer but also Netflix.
Open ... and Shut It's not that enterprise software is boring. But let's face it: if you had the choice to tell your mom that your company makes it easy for 800 million people to talk to each other, or that your business makes it easier for companies like Chevron to do business more productively, the former is going to sound a heck of a lot cooler.
Pro-Israel hackers have reportedly breached Saudi shopping sites in retaliation for the publication of Israeli credit-card details by a pro-Palestinian "Saudi" hacker last weekend.
CES 2012 CES 2012 Sony's 3D head-mounted display, the HMZ-T1, may have lit up the CES floor last year, but in 2012 there's a new kid on the block: SmartGoggles.
The head of the Russian space agency has hinted that foreign sabotage might be to blame for the malfunction of the country's Martian space probe, Phobos-Grunt.
OCZ is showing the first mainstream computer flash drive using 3-bit NAND at CES 2012.
AT&T – one of America's largest internet, phone and TV service providers – is throwing up an open-source cloud running OpenStack to court application developers.
The Hubble telescope has broken its own distance record, spotting a cluster of five galaxies 13.1billion light-years away.
It may seem odd that IBM would update two x86 servers when Intel is prepping its "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 processors for launch in early 2012, but the cut-throat competition in the server racket waits for no chip launch. And thus, IBM is revving up two "value priced" Xeon-based servers to compete against Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and others without having to cut prices on existing System x machines with pricier components.
Juniper Networks is having its Cisco moment, but it doesn't look like it is much to worry about.
Mountain View is rolling out much tighter integration of its Google+ network into search results with what it calls “Search plus your World.”
Has Justin Timberlake just sounded the death knell for subscription TV? Timberlake and Specific Media, the new co-owners of Rupert Murdoch’s digital mischance MySpace, have unveiled a new platform with Panasonic which they claim that it will transform the television experience into a social one.
GlobalFoundries has begun baking chips at Fab 8 in upstate New York, and is doing so for none other than semiconductor process partner IBM.
The house of VHA is in trouble with authorities again, this time attracting the ire of the Australian Communications and Media Authority for breaching the ‘Do Not Call Register’ Act.
Boeing and the CSIRO have signed an agreement to look at whether Australia’s far north is a good place to grow biofuel feedstocks.
The domain name creditcard.net.au has set a new sales record in the Australian market for a .net.au domain name, selling for $AU18,200 in a private trade.