MVNO misery will be pain for Oz mobile users as well
With the departure of yet another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) from the Australian market, it's clear that margin protection has become the next obsession of Australian carriers.
Nixed Nirvanix files for Chapter 11
Cloud storage startup Nirvanix that imploded last month, has formally admitted business defeat by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Curiosity keeps on trucking despite government shutdown
Despite media reports to the contrary, the Curiosity rover is continuing to operate on Mars and is carrying on with its year-long trip to the base of Mount Sharp despite the US government shutdown.
Apple wins patent for entrance to retail store
Apple has been granted a patent for the cylindrical entryway into its flagship retail store in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai's Pudong sector.
Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates defenestration: report
Three Microsoft investors that collectively own more than five per cent of the company are lobbying to fire founder Bill Gates from his role as Chairman.
Cloud is a key-management pain: NIST
The ISA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – recently accused of collaborating with the NSA to weaken security standards – has put together a paper highlighting the key-management challenge posed by cloud computing platforms.
Boffins create bulk-process on-silicon optics
A group of researchers from MIT and the University of Boulder at Colorado say they've moved photonics a step closer to integration with both microprocessors and memory.
CERN releases retro 'Line Mode' browser
The history-conscious chaps at CERN have wound back the clock to 1992 by releasing a “line-mode browser” emulator.
Pakistan in YouTube unblock rumours
Pakistani authorities could finally be ready to unblock YouTube after a year-long ban in the country following the appearance of a provocative anti-Muslim video on the site.
Steve Jobs AIRBRUSHED from history by APPLE months before his death
Apple has been awarded a patent for the huge glass door and hallway that welcomes fanbois into its Shanghai shop.
BlackBerry binned JV plan to become China's official mobile OS: report
Struggling BlackBerry launched a bold bid back in 2010 to corner the Chinese smartphone market through a joint venture, but despite significant interest from Beijing internal feuding in the company ended up scuppering a deal, it is claimed.
Analyst says Brit rail broadband plan is TRAIN CRAZY
Analyst outfit IDC has found fault in a new plan to “fix” broadband blackspots around Britain's rail network.
Doctor Who to land on the BIG SCREEN and in 3D in November
Doctor Who fans worldwide will all be able to enjoy the series' forthcoming 50th anniversary special at the same time, thanks to a plan that will see the program simulcast in at least 75 countries, both on TV and in cinemas.
Dixons preps home 3D printer for plastic-piping punters
When a technology hits the High Street, you know it's making its way into the mainstream. 3D printing isn’t there quite yet, but it’s perhaps only a step away as Dixons’ stores PC World and Currys will tomorrow start selling a consumer-oriented additive manufacturing rig online.
Former Microsoftie in AUTOMATIC BEER MAKER funding plea
A pair of boozy ex-Microsoft employees have embarked on a mission to bring homebrewing to the masses with a machine that supposedly makes brewing a beer as easy as making an espresso.
State-backed hackers: You think you're so mysterious, but you're really not – report
Nation-state driven cyber attacks often take on a distinct national or regional flavour that can uncloak their origins, according to new research by net security firm FireEye.
Squeezed budgets, data boom: We knew you'd be back for lovely TAPE
The last of the big independent tape library manufacturers, Spectra Logic, is defying predictions about tape's demise and posting ever-higher revenues.
WD embraces C word* and hews HDD handles from NAS kit
Western Digital is re-branding its MyBook Live line of basic NAS boxes to better stress the device’s personal cloud capabilities. So yes, from today they will be called MyCloud drives.
A £30,000, 295bhp 4G MODEM?!? Must be the Audi S3 Quattro, then
ReviewNetwork-connected cars are nothing to get overly excited about these days and, to be honest, neither are fast hatchbacks.
Sysadmins fail to fix NHS IT snafu, HUNDREDS of appointments cancelled
IT staff at the UK's largest health board have failed to fix a major system error that's cutting health workers off from clinical and administrative services.
Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon
AnalysisTesco jumped on the tablet bandwagon yesterday with the launch of Hudl, another Android tablet. Pronounced "huddle", the decently specced fondleslab costs just £60 if you pay in Clubcard points, or £119 in coins of the realm.
Google will barge into enterprises as IT titans squabble, Apple snoozes
Channels Forum 2013Google is on the cusp on becoming a serious player in corporate IT, as the traditional enterprise vendors invade each other's markets and Apple folds inwards on itself.
Bungie ’bois offered ‘early’ access to post-Halo FPS Destiny
Activision is dangling a rather juicy carrot in front to gamers eager to get their mitts on Bungie Studios’ massively multiplayer online shooter Destiny: direct access to the beta test programme.
HP names veteran Andy Isherwood as new UK boss - as we predicted
HP has named Andy Isherwood as the new boss of its UK and Ireland division - just as El Chan had hotly tipped.
All rivers flow into the sea: Apple holds TEN PER CENT of corporate America's dosh
Apple holds just over one in ten of all corporate America's dollars, according to an analysis by ratings firm Moody's.
So sad about the NSA web-spying bombshells - but think of the MONEY!
Channels Forum 2013Claims that NSA spooks are snooping on everyone's internet connections have alarmed libertarians and digital-rights activists around the world.
Nielsen-Twitter axis, Facebook to brief TV lords on what online gobshites think of telly
Facebook has started reporting the chatter behind TV shows to the networks broadcasting them as it searches for new ways to monetise its free content ad network.
Washington Post officially sold to Amazon's Bezos for quarter of a Tumblr
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last night completed his bargain-basement takeover of the Washington Post, which he bought for $250m in cash.
Britney-obsessed Ubuntu 13.10 DUMPS X Windows-killer Mir in desktop U-turn
The new touchscreen-friendly user-interface system promised for next desktop version of Ubuntu has been PULLED just weeks before its release.
HGST hoiks out Death Valley-proof hi-cap HDD
HGST has introduced a disk drive to stop you getting lost in Death Valley.
Twitter IPO rumour-gasm latest: Sugar daddies told to not flog shares just yet
Twitter's bankers have already been making calls to early investors in the website's fast-approaching IPO, asking them to sign a 180-day lock-up agreement by this afternoon.
Startup bags cash to float analytics over apps
Analytics startup Numerify has been pelted with VC cash for its data-slurping technology.
In defence of defenestration: Microsoft MUST hurl Gates from the Windows
CommentMicrosoft's investors are apparently sharpening their knives for company chairman Bill Gates.
Beat this, cloud giants! Musk rocket flings 1TB hard drive into SPAAACE
A Canadian company has strapped a terabyte-storage box to a satellite to prove it can shift large amounts of information around the world in less than an hour.
Dell revives WinPho handset brand for Win 8.1 fondleslabs
Dell has revamped its tablet line-up, hoping to hook punters in - professionals in particular - with removable batteries, full-size USB ports, quad-core chippery and the revival of an old but apparently popular moniker, Venue Pro.
Dell ‘xpands XPS line with 'WORLD-FIRST' MEGA-RESOLUTION laptops
Dell has extended its XPS line of “prosumer” notebooks with an 11.6-in model that takes its cue from Lenovo’s Yoga tablet-cum-laptop.
'Stupid old white people' revenge porn ban won't work, insists selfie-peddler
The governor of California has outlined plans to make revenge porn illegal - but the inventor of this online phenomenon has warned the "stupid white man" that his plan is destined to fail.
Wireless charging snakes' wedding of tangled alliances gets WORSE
Not content with founding the A4WP, and joining the board of the WPC, Qualcomm has now spread itself all across the various wireless power alliances by signing up to the PMA too - while Samsung sinks $4m into Qi-producing PowebyProxi, and alternatives look increasingly weak.
Oracle muscles way into seat atop the benchmark with hefty ZFS filer
Oracle has announced new cache-heavy ZFS appliances and has seized the SPC-2 benchmark top spot with one of them.
Screen grab by Google, Amazon could delay Retina iPad mini – report
When Tim Cook was Apple's COO his tight control of the supply chain was legendary in the tech industry, but now the company is reportedly facing problems sourcing the components needed for its next generation of tiny iPads.
SAP raises $650m to cram into upstarts' pockets
SAP has announced that it has raised $650m for a new venture fund to invest in startups under its subsidiary SAP Ventures.
Feds smash internet drug bazaar Silk Road, say they'll KEELHAUL 'Dread Pirate Roberts'
The notorious online drug market Silk Road has been shut down by the FBI, its suspected operator arrested and charged with narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, and $3.6m worth of the bitcoin crypto-currency has been confiscated by federal agents.
US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests
The US Department of Justice has issued a formal response to requests by Google, Microsoft, and other internet companies to disclose more information about government requests for user data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. And – surprise, surprise – it's firmly against the idea.
Chromecast creeps further into living room with Hulu hookup
Sales of Google's $35 Chromecast dongle have been going well and should receive a further boost from a new partnership that lets iPad and Android users use the device to stream Hulu Plus video content.
Pivotal pivots with Xtreme Labs acquisition
VMware's cloudy spinoff Pivotal has acquired mobile development and consulting company Xtreme Labs for a reported $65m.
Cray turns cluster crank with ScaleMP
Does your performance in the datacenter suffer because you don’t have enough memory to really get the job done? Do you have apps that don’t perform well on clusters, or don’t parallelize at all? If this describes you or a loved one, read on, because Cray thinks it has the solution for you.