Hackers not responsible for New York Times website wipeout
The website of The New York Times was unavailable for at least an hour on Wednesday morning, but the newspaper says the outage wasn't due to malicious attacks, as some had feared.
Bradley Manning: 'I'm sorry my actions hurt the United States'
US Army Private Bradley Manning, who in July was found guilty of disclosing hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks, has apologized in open court for his actions.
ACCC wants to check broadband performance
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed a program to monitor and report broadband performance.
Microsoft cuts number of countries that will have Xbox One by Christmas
Microsoft has said it won’t be able to meet its initial goal of launching the Xbox One in 21 countries before Christmas, and some European buyers won’t see the console until 2014 at the earliest.
NASA plots Chelyabinsk plume
VideoNot only did the Chelyabinsk bolide explosion send shock waves around the world. It also sent a plume of dust, and for the first time, such a plume has been observed by space-borne instruments.
YouTube app returns to Windows Phone
UpdatedMicrosoft has released another YouTube app into the Windows Phone store.
Osama Bin Pwned: Al Qaeda mocked in Twitter counter-jihad
Al Qaeda has come under attack from a massive troll army after asking Twitter users for ideas on how jihadis could run a PR campaign.
Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive
Microsoft is reportedly backing a reboot of Blake's 7, the seminal British science fiction show.
Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins
The more you use Facebook, the worse you feel. That's the headline finding from a new study University of Michigan published on PlosOne this week.
Oz bank closes Bitcoin business' bank accounts
The Commonwealth Bank, Australia's largest bank, has closed accounts belonging to Australian Bitcoin payment processor CoinJar.
O2 tears wraps off £26-a-month mobe sport, music, games (and 4G)
O2 has joined EE and Vodafone in using 4G to justify a jump in pricing, to £26 a month, leaving Three the only UK network selling connectivity rather than technology.
Microsoft: That $900m Surface write-down is smarting
Microsoft will today kick-start commercial channel sales of the little loved Surface RT and Pro, as our sources predicted, but the move is being pushed through ten months later than it should have been.
Emulex to QLogic: Adapter biz is shrinking, but we're still swimming
Emulex's latest results show it overtaking QLogic in the traditional server storage connectivity market – despite the fact that the pie which they're divvying up is becoming increasingly smaller.
Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition
Facebook is building an anti-social network which will ban ordinary people and only allow celebrities beyond its virtual velvet rope.
Who's Edward Snowden? Capita bungs its email into Microsoft's cloud
Capita will shunt thousands of employees' email into Microsoft's Office 365 cloud - except those handling sensitive government and financial work.
Starwing: Nintendo, Argonaut's Brit boffinry and the Super FX chip
Antique Code ShowFor every cock-up or failed venture made by Nintendo, the company has made some bitingly shrewd moves along the way. Hold the orthodox-looking SNES cartridge for the game Starfox in your hand and you may not realise the significance of the custom circuitry and chips contained therein.
BlackBerry: It's the end-to-endness, stupid
AnalysisGoing private still looks the most likely next step for BlackBerry, with Prem Watsa, the largest shareholder in the company, resigning from its board this week, apparently to put together a deal. Watsa still holds almost 10 per cent of BlackBerry stock.
How much will Apple cough for ebook conspiracy? Trial starts May 2014
Apple is due to face a trial on damages in summer next year, after a judge found the fruity firm guilty of conspiring with publishers to raise the price of ebooks.
Is that a flash stick in your pocket, VMware, or are you pleased to see us?
Blocks and FilesVMware has, in your correspondent's opinion, punched below its weight in data storage. Undue respect for drive arrays has inhibited its ambitions. This is about to change, though, as the company begins to take responsibility for providing primary storage to applications, and also networking.
Microsoft pulls faulty Exchange 2013 patch HOURS after release
Microsoft has pulled a security update for Exchange 2013 after problems emerged with the latest patch to the email server software just hours after its release.
Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport
BT has inked a three-year wholesale deal with Virgin Media to allow the cable company to serve BT Sport television channels to its customers.
Auntie touts e-babysitting ... and no £15,000 in-app purchase shocks
The BBC's kiddie TV wing, CBeebies, has turned out a "free" collection of mobile games for parents happy to let Captain Barnacles and the Alphablocks rear their children.
IBM snaps up banking security biz Trusteer, won't say what it paid
IBM has announced a deal to acquire transaction security firm Trusteer and open a new cybersecurity lab in Israel. Financial terms of the buyout, announced Thursday, were not disclosed.
Engineer's $30m windfall from Nintendo 3DS patent spat SLASHED by beak
A US judge has halved a $30.2m payout awarded to an inventor by a jury in a patent infringement trial involving Nintendo's 3DS console.
Twee...THUD: Boffins build 'The Classifier' to seek out, kill millions of Twitter fakes
Comp sci boffins spent a year buying up more than 100,000 fake Twitter accounts in a bid to help the teeny-tiny text transmitter beef up its spam defences. They also used their research to build a retroactive classifier that sniffed out the fakers so the Big Blue Bird itself could snuff them out.
OWN GOAL! 100s of websites blocked after UK Premier League drops ball
AnalysisHundreds of legitimate websites were branded pirates and effectively kicked offline this week - after a court ordered UK ISPs to block access to an IP address they all shared with a copyright-infringing site.
PC market hits the ropes, but Lenovo's still standing
Undisputed heavyweight PC champ Lenovo continues to buck the industry trend by positing double-digit gains in sales and profits as rivals struggle to peel themselves off the canvas.
Telefonica and Arqiva set to mop up BILLIONS in smart meter cash
Companies who win upcoming government contracts to install smart utility meters across the UK are set to pocket over £2bn in public money.
Brits: We can stop trolling if we know where they live - poll
The Great British Public want an end to anonymous registration for social media accounts in the aftermath of high-profile online abuse cases, pollsters have claimed – and the older and more conservative they are, the more likely they are to want it.
'Database failure ate my data' – Salesforce customer
An apparent database corruption is being blamed for nearly five hours of severe disruption for Salesforce customers last week.
KABOOOM! Space-faring dwarf's galactic pile-up snapped by X-ray boffins
PicsAstronomers have spotted a huge collision between a plucky little dwarf galaxy and a massive spiral rival that goes by the snappy name of NGC 1232.
Just add creepiness: Google Search gets even more personal
Google will soon be interrogating its users' Gmail, Google Calendar and Google+ accounts to try and predict the questions they enter into Google Search, bringing the Chocolate Factory's Now functionality into the mainstream.
GitHub code repository rocked by 'very large DDoS' attack
San Francisco–based GitHub, the online repository popular among software developers, suffered a major service outage on Thursday morning due to what it characterizes as a "very large DDoS attack."
Java devs warned of pushbutton exploit for buggy Struts framework
Java developers were warned, but they didn't listen. Security researchers at Trend Micro report that old and vulnerable versions of the Apache Struts framework for Java are still in widespread use, and now Chinese hackers are using automated tools to exploit their flaws.
Google follows Amazon with auto-encryption of cloud data
Google has tossed a crumb of reassurance to people with cloudy security concerns by adding automatic server-side encryption to Google Cloud Storage.
NASA: Earth II may be hiding in unexamined data from injured Kepler
NASA has revealed that the Kepler spacecraft, which has been busily hunting for exoplanets for over four years, is no longer capable of carrying out its primary mission – but there's plenty of life left in the ol' girl yet, and plenty of planet-hunting data left to be analyzed.
More brutal PC numbers from Dell as revenues stay flat, profits sink
Dell announced its second-quarter earnings for fiscal 2014 on Thursday – five days early – and delivered a report that met analysts' expectations but once again showed a company struggling to remain profitable in the face of woeful trends in the PC industry.