Taiwanese boffins monitor mastication with Bluetooth tooth
The UbiComp Lab , a wearable computers think tank at Taiwan's National University, has devised a Bluetooth-equipped false tooth to monitor your mastication and plans a successor device capable of distributing the resulting data in real time.
Do you really want tech companies to pay more tax?
World+dog is grumpy with Apple, Microsoft, Google and plenty of other multinational companies, because they do legal-but-tricky things to avoid paying tax.
A drone that can walk home
Here's a neat-but-creepy way to get an aerial drone to move at ground level: teach it to walk on its wings.
Western spooks banned Lenovo PCs after finding back doors
Chinese PC giant Lenovo has been banned from supplying kit for the top secret networks of western intelligence agencies after security concerns emerged when backdoor vulnerabilities were detected, according to a new report.
Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT
Websites publishing profanities will either have to delete the offending material within 24 hours or be hauled offline - so says a new amendment to a law aimed at – what else? – protecting children.
Bugs in beta weather model used to trash climate science
Development work on a not-yet-prime-time weather forecasting model has been seized on as proof that climate models can't be trusted.
Australia threatens Adobe, Apple, with geo-blocking ban
Australia's Parliamentary inquiry into IT pricing has found no plausible reason hardware, software and digital downloads costs more down under, and recommended changes to copyright law so locals can access cheaper goods.
Apple Developer portal partially resurrected
Apple's developer portal came back to life over the weekend, eight days after it was allegedly taken down by a Turkish bloke.
Fed up with poor Brit telly and radio output? Ofcom wants a word with YOU
Ofcom has kicked off a two-year study to map digital TV and radio reception in the UK.
Been hacked? Don't dial 999: The plods are too dense, sniffs sec bigwig
Police are powerless to stop super-smart criminals from hacking the world's biggest companies, a top-ranking security bod has warned.
Google menaces Apple's 3-year-old toddler with its cheap stream tech
CommentFor years in PCs, Apple was the R&D lab for the entire industry, and Microsoft would roll out similar operating system features long after Apple users had them as standard.
Kids LIE about age on Facebook, gasps Brit ad watchdog
Britain's advertising watchdog has spotted the blindingly obvious: kids are giving false ages to allow them to sign up to Facebook and other social media sites.
What heat wave? Pay still frozen over for 70 per cent at Capita ITS
Over a quarter of Capita's IT Services division were given pay rises in the April review this year, the firm has said, but the rest of them will have to wait until business is better.
Microsoft haters: You gotta lop off a lot of legs to slay Ballmer's monster
CommentContrary to increasingly popular belief, Microsoft is not a “dead” company, nor at immediate risk of collapse.
Success and age are catching up with Appcelerator, which is re-writing its Titanium mobile development framework to be leaner and cheaper to run on more mobes.
'World's BIGGEST online fraud': Suspect's phone had 'location' switched on
Two Russians arrested over their suspected involvement in the largest online fraud in US history were tracked down by analysing photos they posted to social media sites and tracking the location of one suspect's mobile phone, Reuters reports.
Apple: 'Average' iPad toiler does a mere 46-hour week
Apple is under fire again after a new China Labor Watch report accused its factories of committing nearly 90 workers' rights violations.
'Fat Wallet Bob' leaves Apple tech chief spot for Special Projects Bureau
An Apple executive whose pay packet was the second largest in the US has waved goodbye to his position as senior vice president of technologies at Cupertino.
Danwood director swaps sick note for resignation letter
Recovering print and copier dealer Danwood has waved goodbye to technical services director Ian Morris, who quit after a prolonged stress-related absence.
Samsung wins not-so-final 'final' pinch-to-zoom patent decision
Samsung has rushed to inform the courts of another "final" decision from the US Patent Office on Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent that is not, in fact, final at all.
Banknote campaigner's Twitter rape threats ordeal: Bloke, 21, cuffed
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after a feminist campaigner was repeatedly sent abusive messages - including rape threats - on Twitter.
6fusion probes AWS for performance secrets
IT capacity company 6fusion has developed a tool that helps Amazon Web Services developers assess the performance of the cloud relative to their own on-premises infrastructure.
Russian cargo ship drops off spacesuit puncture repair kit at the ISS
A Russian cargoship docked with the International Space Station without a hitch this weekend, carrying nearly three metric tons of supplies for the crew.
Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches
Microsoft is warning Brits who use its Bing search engine to hunt down child abuse content that they are attempting to view illegal material online.
Symantec slams Web Gateway back door on would-be corporate spies
Symantec has plugged a series of critical flaws in its Web Gateway appliances which included a backdoor permitting remote code execution on targeted systems.
Hey, Silicon Valley milky drink fans: Starbucks intros wireless charging
Another round of coffee* shops are being fitted for wireless charging; this time in Silicon Valley, as the third wireless charging standard grabs a little more retail estate.
Romania chucks €21m at IBM for Bucharest IT project
IBM will get €21m in state aid from Romania's government for a €51.2m project in the country that's expected to create around 900 jobs.
Galaxy S4 FIREBALL ATE MY HOUSE, claims Hong Kong man
According to Mr Du, he was playing a quick game of Love Machine on his Galaxy S4 when it exploded into flame, causing him to cast it onto the alarmingly flammable sofa and thus gutting his whole house.
Planned SMUT TSUNAMI fails to wreak havoc on UK.gov email
UK government agencies were warned to batten down their hatches on Monday after elements of Anonymous threatened to flood email inboxes with smut in a protest against controversial net-filtering plans.
Dell takeover latest: Icahn tells Big Mike where to stick his rule rewrite
Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, who want to take sole control of IT giant Dell, are willing to offer their fellow stockholders $13.75 for each share - but only if the rules on voting on the deal are changed.
Siemens to throw CEO overboard after profits slashed a FIFTH time
German tech firm Siemens looks set to show chief exec Peter Loescher the door on Wednesday after the company was forced to issue a fifth profit warning.
Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage
Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship's GPS signals without any alarms being raised.
Microsoft invites more companies into its secret threat circle
Microsoft is bringing more companies its threat sharing program and loading potentially dangeous items into its Azure cloud, despite past problems with security leaks.
First burger made of TEST-TUBE MEAT to be eaten on August 5
Boffins at Maastricht University, Netherlands have managed to grow synthetic beef from the stem cells of a slaughtered cow. But how does it taste?
Safety first, NBN rollout second, says Minister
Get ready for another eruption of “anything bad to do with the NBN is the government's fault”, as Telstra's Board is reportedly about to consider whether it is safe to allow contractors doing NBN Co's bidding to resume work in its asbestos-lined pits.
NSA security award winner calls for hearings into agency's conduct
As part of the NSA's ongoing mission to research the finer arts of computer security, it funds and promotes a lot of academic research. And on July 18 it announced the winner of its first Science of Security (SoS) competition after a distinguished academic panel had considered 44 entries covering the latest academic output on the topic.
Music licensor seeks to block Pandora from running a radio station
UpdatedThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has filed a petition with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block Pandora from running a terrestrial radio station, claiming that to allow the streaming music service to do so would not serve the public interest.
Intel wants to reconstruct whole data centers with its chips and pipes
AnalysisIf Intel really wanted to, it could build your entire data center infrastructure with just about all of the components necessary excepting disk drives, main memory, and operating systems for the servers, storage, and switches. And with a stretch, its Wind River Linux could probably cover that last bit.