NBN set to tap into Asian growth
Australia’s National Broadband Network is being positioned as a key trump card in accelerating economic and technology traction in the Asian markets following the release of government white paper ‘Australia in the Asian Century’.
EC tells Euro rebels: Hike up your ebook tax to 15%, or else
Luxembourg and France must stop applying a reduced VAT rate to electronic books because doing so distorts competition across the rest of the EU and is in breach of EU tax laws, the European Commission has said.
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid car review
Extended electric-only driving range has been a long time coming to hybrid cars but with the arrival of the Vauxhall Ampera and now Toyota’s Prius Plug-in the breed may finally shake off the reputation of vehicles that only exist because Americans don’t like diesels.
Operators turn UK bonking consortium into Google-killer
The UK's central clearing house for mobile advertising now has a name, and a logo. But you won't find any mention of NFC, despite that being the original intention of the consortium before its rebrand as Weve, a business-to-business service "primarily aimed at advertisers looking to engage in mobile commerce".
Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated
Bond on FilmIt's the details that embellish James Bond's character: the martini, the Aston Martin, the Walther PPK.
Premature balloon burst thwarts US paper spaceplane attempt
The University of Southern Indiana has failed to wrest the highest launch of a paper plane crown from our Vulture 1 spaceplane, after suffering premature balloon burst.
Philips eyes trendy homemakers for app-controlled e-lights
Apple fans eager “to start experiencing light in a completely new way” - yes, that’s exactly what it says here - will soon be able to to do so courtesy of Philips.
Granny upstages Microsoft, storms stage at Surface launch
VidThe big launch of Microsoft’s Surface slab got off to an inauspicious start in Beijing after an elderly couple invaded the stage in an attempt to halt proceedings.
Petition for Alan Turing on £10 note breaks 20,000 signatures
A petition to get British wartime crypto-boffin Alan Turing on the next ten-pound note has broken 20,000 signatures on the government's e-petition site.
Alienware assimilates Dell FROM THE INSIDE!
Gaming notebooks are a secret hobby of mine. I don't actually game that much – even my wife logs more hours than I do – but gaming notebooks are the only way to get the best of the best in a luggable form factor. Alienware is the name to beat in this space, but I've always wondered how they managed to survive the Dell acquisition.
Microsoft aims to herd 70% of enterprise onto Windows 7 by mid-2013
ExclusiveMicrosoft has set an aggressive target of 70 per cent of enterprise PCs running Windows 7 by the summer of 2013.
China tosses New York Times into shredder in family fortunes row
China’s censors have blocked the New York Times website after the paper ran a story alleging relatives of outgoing prime minister Wen Jiabao amassed a $2.7bn fortune.
Xbox SmartGlass hits Android ahead of schedule
Microsoft published the Xbox SmartGlass app for Android this weekend, giving those on Google's OS access before Windows Phone 8 even hits the market.
Rockstar unloads Vice City for smartphones
Rockstar Games is celebrating the tenth anniversary of PS2 classic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by releasing it on mobile platforms.
SpaceX Dragon podule back from ISS, successful Pacific splashdown
The SpaceX Dragon splashed down in the Pacific yesterday, marking the end of a mostly successful first contracted trip to the International Space Station.
Hurricane Sandy blows away Google Nexus launch in New York
Incoming storm Hurricane Sandy has forced Google to cancel its latest event in New York and closed the country's stock exchanges.
Jimmy Savile ringtones still selling like hot cakes on iTunes
The theme tune to Jimmy Savile's Jim'll Fix It is one of the top selling iPhone ringtones.
iPhone owners sue Apple for locking Jesus mobe to AT&T
A new attack from disgruntled iPhone users is putting Apple in the dock for locking iPhones to AT&T's network, claiming that such a lock is illegally anti-competitive.
Valve taps testers for Linux Steam
Valve is seeking participants for its Steam for Linux beta test and has asked experienced users of the open source platform to apply.
Hackers deface 'sinful' French Euromillions site
Hackers sprayed digital graffiti on the French Euromillions website over the weekend as part of a protest against the "sin" of gambling.
Stone shatters kid Rock: Gamers not as flush as they used to be
Stone Group has killed off the Rock Group operation, which built hefty gaming laptops and notebooks, claiming it saw "no potential" in its future.
Pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface? So SORRY it's late, have a voucher
Microsoft is dishing out vouchers to disgruntled Surface customers burned by delays and confusion over shipments of their pre-ordered fondletops.
Oak Ridge lab: Behold, I Am TITAN, hear my 20 petaflop ROAR
Oak Ridge National Laboratories is really eager to talk about the "Titan" supercomputer, which weighs in at more than 20 petaflops of performance and which has just been activated this month. In fact it's too eager to wait until the SC12 supercomputing trade show in November to give out all the feeds and speeds. Cray and Nvidia, which want to sell baby clones of Titan as fast as they can, are similarly impatient. And so, with Titan actually up and running, they are unveiling Titan super now rather than later.
Google Nexus 4 flips finger at Sandy, appears on YouTube
Google was to have launched the LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone today, but with Hurricane Sandy shutting down the advertising giant’s planned New York announcement, it has been left to Sweden’s Three network - it has been claimed - to reveal the handset in all its glory.
Hurricane Sandy starts to hit IT providers
Hurricane Sandy's knock-on effects have begun as IT support staff on the Eastern seaboard of the US are evacuated.
Publishing giants borg into Random Penguin ... But can it see off Amazon?
Venerable publishing house Penguin will merge with Random House to create the world's largest book publisher.
Hackers crack Texan bank, Experian credit records come flooding out
Hackers managed to get login credentials for Experian's credit scoring reports after they broke into the systems of Abilene Telco Federal Credit Union last year, it has emerged.
Who were the SECRET 28 who ended all climate debate at the BBC?
Far from the Jimmy Savile scandal, the director of BBC News Helen Boaden took the witness stand in London today.
Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10
Google didn’t wait: it has just outed the Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage and the Samsung-made Nexus 10.
Huawei gets US gov nod to supply Clearwire network
There was some good news for Huawei in its ongoing tussle with US lawmakers after wireless broadband provider Clearwire said it had received government approval to upgrade its network using kit from the Chinese tech giant.
BridgeSTOR: They called us mad, but we've put deduped data on TAPE!
Tape SummitBridgeSTOR has announced it will store deduplicated data on tape, a medium considered totally unsuitable for deduplication by everybody else.
Microsoft Surface popped open, poked, prodded
TeardownThe teardown-happy folks at iFixit have taken their Torx wrenches and spudgers to Microsoft's new Surface notebook tablet, but found few surprises inside.
Ballmer bets 'all in' on Phone 8 and Windows
Steve Ballmer is promising Microsoft is "all in" on the Windows 8 system and took to the stage, along with a mystery celebrity, to push the latest version of Microsoft's smartphone operating system at a launch event in San Francisco.
Vodafone Oz slims down as customers flee
Vodafone Australia is to shed an estimated 500 staff as it continues to leak customers and struggle with network quality issues.
NSW drops NBN access bombshell
The NSW state government , currently under fire over spiralling electricity costs, has broken off negotiations with NBN Co over access to power poles amid claim and counter-claim over price.
IT price inquiry chair threatens to throw book at Aus vendors
Major IT vendors are trying the patience of both sides of politics, with both the chair and deputy chair of the parliamentary IT price inquiry complaining that vendors are hiding behind their union lobbying organisation rather than dealing directly with the inquiry.
Apple exec behind Maps and Siri to exit One Infinite Loop
"Siri, is the iOS Map app bad enough to cost me my job?"
Steve Jobs' Apple-powered yacht makes belated first trip
A custom yacht designed by Steve Jobs, dubbed Venus, has set sail just a year after the Apple founder's death.