Dumpsters begone! App matches diners with leftovers to broke, hungry
Hungry? Broke? Soon you'll be able to fire up your smartphone and find out if anyone in your immediate area hasn't been able to finish their meal, then drop by their place and spirit away their leftovers.
Google's second-gen Nexus 7 fondleslab STRIPPED BARE
TeardownGoogle's latest Asus-built Nexus 7 fondleslab may be smaller, slimmer, and lighter than the old version, but the Chocolate Factory hasn't sacrificed reparability for the sake of miniaturization.
Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015
Sony and Panasonic have announced a partnership to develop a new format of optical storage disc for data archiving to replace Blu-Ray, and plan to get a 300GB disc in the market by the end of 2015.
The Old Reader evicts Google Reader refugees
Google Reader alternative The Old Reader has told all of its new members to go away in two weeks.
Nvidia buys Portland Group for compiler smarts
Graphics chip maker Nvidia has big aspirations to get into computing proper with ARM processors and GPU coprocessors, and its odds in its battle against archrival Intel may have just gotten a lot better now that it has snapped up The Portland Group.
Foxtel farewells 3D TV, citing lack of content
3D TV continues its nation-by-nation slide into obscurity and irrelevance, with Foxtel in Australia joining the long list of TV broadcasters and Pay TV providers making the weary and footsore slog to the woodshed with its once-favourite pet.
Japanese boffins build 'robotic skin'
Japanese boffins have taken the wraps off what they claim to be the world’s thinnest and lightest electronic circuits, potentially paving the way for wearable healthcare applications and even “robotic skin” in the future.
Robot cop called in after MAD BONGER blown up in LIQUID MARIJUANA EXPLOSION
Police in Colorado Springs were forced to call in robotic assistance last week after a devastating explosion - apparently caused by a man preparing super-strong marijuana oil - struck the city.
Bank of Thailand bans Bitcoin
Bitcoin suffered a major blow to its international reputation on Monday after Thailand became the first country to outlaw the virtual currency outright.
Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet
Microsoft appears to have asked Google to remove some microsoft.com pages from Google's search engine.
Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type
Back on 12 July, world media uncovered a minor sensation: Russia's Federal Protective Service (aka Federalnaya Sluzhba Okhrany, Федеральная служба охраны or FSO in English) had issued a tender for typewriters to help keep its secrets, presumably since a typewriter can't be hacked. As the tender came to light not long after Edward Snowden started divulging secrets, dots were joined to suggest Russia's intelligence services were moving to a pre-PC world to enhance security.
QLogic's save-the-biz pitch: Ditch the switch glitch - get rich
Troubled storage adapter supplier QLogic is getting out of the Fibre Channel switch business to save cash and focus resources on its adapters.
Crumbs, we're going to lose that public sector bid - Jeeves, send for the lawyers
The number of complaints raised by businesses over the awarding of public sector contracts has more than doubled over the last year, according to new figures.
Selfridges dreaming of a snot-themed Christmas
Oxford Street stalwart Selfridges will plunge into the 3D-printing business with a pop-up shop - just in time for the Christmas rush.
Irish watchdog won't probe Apple, Facebook over PRISM... but COULD IT?
AnalysisIs the Irish Commissioner correct to claim that he can’t investigate Apple and Microsoft over PRISM?
Typical! Google's wonder-dongle is a solution looking for a problem
AnalysisFrom the reaction to Google's latest contribution to TV technology, you'd think the Chromecast dongle was as revolutionary as a new method of nuclear fusion.
Emulex rustles up a Mulligan for its hungry network gumble floggers
Emulex has appointed a senior vice-president for operations, signalling new CEO Jeff Benck's intention to have his company survive as a viable business.
Syrian Electronic Army hijack Reuters' Twitter feed
The official Twitter account of the Reuters news agency became a conduit for pro-Assad propaganda on Monday after the account was taken over by hacktivists from the infamous Syrian Electronic Army.
Data analytics nears adulthood but has it grown up yet?
The problem with business analytics technology is that it has just about emerged from puberty and adolescence but nobody has given it a bank account and introduced it to the opposite sex yet.
PEAK APPLE: iPad market share hits the skids
The seemingly impenetrable wall of iPads that Apple CEO Steve Jobs erected around the slablet market is being turned to a pile of fruity mush under the rule of his successor Tim Cook.
China Labor Watch gumshoes uncover TOP SECRET PLASTIC IPHONE
The first concrete details of Apple's cheapo plastic iPhone have been inadvertently revealed during a recent labour rights' group probe into alleged worker abuse on Cupertino's Chinese production line.
Exposed: RSPCA drills into cops' databases, harvests private info
ExclusiveBritish animal welfare charity the RSPCA enjoys unique access to confidential information on the Police National Computer (PNC) - the extent of which has not been disclosed before.
AMD's newest chip: Another step toward 'transformation'
AMD has added a new low-power chip to its embedded lineup in its ongoing effort to transform from a maker of client and server chippery into a company that earns 40 per cent or more of its revenue from embedded and "semi-custom" chips.
Jurors start stretch in the cooler for Facebooking, Googling the accused
Two men have been jailed for two months for breaking strict rules against using Facebook and Google while serving on a jury.
Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but who will rid us of terrible trolls?
+CommentTwitter UK was in damage-limitation mode overnight after high-profile British women were bombarded by sick threats and abuse - and the trolling made front-page headlines.
Oracle deploys lawyers against Solaris fix-it duo
Oracle have unleashed its lawyers onto two Solaris fix-it companies, accusing them of stealing copyrighted code through their work with customers.
BT's new broom turns out to be carving knife: Retail wing sliced in half
BT's soon-to-be new boss Gavin Patterson made the first big management decision of his reign today - and split the telecom giant's retail division into two distinct wings: consumer and business.
Dragons' Den Jones' etail biz Expansys back in the red
If mobility etailer Expansys were to be put in front of majority shareholder and Dragons' Den badboy Peter Jones in its current guise, his response may be something along the lines of "I'm out".
Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court martial verdict expected today
A military judge will deliver her verdict on Private Bradley Manning's disclosure of secret Army documents to whistleblowing site Wikileaks later today.
UK economy to lose £198m if BBC and pals lose EPG slots - Ministry of Fun
The evolution of channel surfing risks sidelining public service broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV, and has prompted the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (aka the Ministry of Fun) to work out how much a prominent position on our Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) is worth.
Lingering fingerprint fingering fingered in iOS 7 for NEW iPHONE
A London-based programmer has found a reference to fingerprint-recognition technology in a beta build of Apple's new iOS 7 for iThings.
All-flash Hitachi array grabs silver in benchmark race - by a whisker
An all-flash build of Hitachi's VSP array has claimed the second-highest SPC-1 benchmark, the highest for a traditional storage array.
Cisco and NetApp engage in light consensual FlexPoddery
Consensual FlexPoddery is the name of the game as Cisco and NetApp rename Flexpod and FlexPod Express, introduce the new FlexPod Select, and add NetApp's E-Series arrays and Cisco's Nexus 7000 big-ass switch to the FlexPod component mix.
UK the 'number 1 target' of online gangsters in 25 countries - e-crime report
+CommentThe UK is failing to win the war on "e-crime", according to MPs on the Home Affairs committee in its first ever report on online crime.
Alcatel-Lucent takes Qualcomm coin for personal 4G network tech
Chip designer Qualcomm has taken a share in telecoms gear maker Alcatel-Lucent as the pair collaborate on Small Cells - despite the architectural differences of opinion.
Cyber jihad as Indonesia and Bangladesh hack each other off the web
A cyber-jihad has erupted between groups of rival Islamic hackers in Bangladesh and Indonesia, resulting in attacks on hundreds of sites.
WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'
In a surprise verdict, US Army Private Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of the serious charge of "aiding the enemy" by a military court, but still faces over a century behind bars after being found guilty of 20 other charges.
IBM expands Penguin-loving Power server lineup
Big Blue is adding to its Linux-only Power Systems server line, including a four-socket machine based on its Power7+ processors. These PowerLinux machines have a lower cost than plain vanilla Power Systems machines that are capable of also running its AIX Unix or IBM i proprietary operating system as well as Linux.
Microsoft lobs second Windows 8.1 preview at enterprise IT admins
Having already teased some of the consumer and small business features of Windows 8.1 with a preview release in June, Microsoft on Tuesday announced a second preview, this one with new features targeting larger IT departments.
IT pricing inquiry sparks Game of Thrones for rights-holders
Australia's recently-released report resulting from an inquiry into IT pricing has opened a can of worms beyond its intended target that should spark renewed debate on Australia's anti-siphoning laws.
Dutch banks get nod to inhale Amazon cloud
Dutch regulators have cleared Amazon's cloud for consumption by financial institutions within the country, validating the Amazon Web Services infrastructure for use even in tightly regulated industries.
CSIRO, Macquarie University, on helium-saving crusade
Rather than sending out dire warnings about the dangers of party balloons wasting helium, it's probably better to stem the losses from the world's largest users. That's the approach being taken by the CSIRO and Sydney's Macquarie University.
MIT clears itself of responsibility for Aaron Swartz's prosecution
Six months after the suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz, MIT has released a 182-page report into the university's involvement in his arrest and prosecution, and has determined that it did nothing wrong.
OpenStack 'will be derailed' if it mimics AWS, bellows Scoble
Internet foghorn Robert Scoble has come out booming against claims that open source cloud project OpenStack should implement features found in major cloud provider Amazon Web Services.
Big Blue beats path to Australia's north-west
Big Blue, which over the last year has been talent scouting a number of Australian regions via its Smarter Cities program, is to build a data centre in the remote Western Australian town of Geraldton.
Red ink not as deep as expected for Fujitsu in Q1
Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu may have been been hit hard by the decline in PC and smartphone sales and seen its server business slump as well, but the weakening of the yen by the Japanese government to boost the indigenous economy has helped inflate overseas sales revenues, and an uptick in the systems integration business has helped Fujitsu report a smaller loss than it was anticipating in its most recent quarter.
Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS
Microsoft's shares took a beating following its gloomy fiscal 2013 earnings report earlier this month, in which it wrote down nearly a billion dollars on its unloved Surface RT fondleslabs. But the software giant isn't out of the woods yet, because new details have emerged that have the full Surface picture looking even worse than was previously thought.