While the world looks for ways to directly observe gravity waves, boffins at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) say they've used information about the Einsteinian prediction to examine huge black holes in space.
The Windows 8.1 rollout has hit more hurdles: the new version 11 of Internet Explorer that ships with the operating system does not render Google products well and is also making life difficult for users of Microsoft's own Outlook Web Access webmail product.
It's long been known that texturing the surface of solar cells can help them retain light and get more efficient. Now, a group of researchers led by Imperial College, London, has found that nano-scale aluminium “studs” on a cell's surface can improve its light-gathering by as much as 22 percent.
A defibrillator fitted to US vice president Dick Cheney had its wireless functions removed in the factory, in order to ensure hackers – or terrorists – could not kill him by attacking the device.
A photo-blogger has plastered the mugs of creepy cat-calling men all over the interwebs.
Ubuntu Daddy Mark Shuttleworth has labelled folks who oppose Mir, the replacement for X Windows dropped from the recently-released Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, “the Open Source Tea Party”.
South Korea electronics giant LG could be set to launch new devices based on Google’s Chrome operating system after eagled-eyed industry watchers spotted the firm has begun registering several new trademarks in Australia.
Google's bold claims that Android doesn't have a malware problem and is more secure than Apple's iOS have singularly failed to convince security researchers.
Out-of-date "vintage" iPhones are being sold on eBay for more than £1,000 as fanbois yearn for the good old days when Apple was golden.
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IBM's storage business is shrinking and has been doing so for about four years. The third 2013 quarter's results confirm the trend, with an 11 per cent year-on-year decline to $695.5 million. This shows that action needs to be taken to prevent IBM falling out of the leading storage supplier ranks. A chart of its recent fiscal years' quarterly results for the storage revenue number shows the picture:
Volvo reckons it has a better place to locate an e-car’s power storage: in the vehicle’s body panels.
By the end of next Tuesday – 22 October – Microsoft will have played all of its Christmas cards.
Apple has won a crucial victory over its touchy rivals following a decision to confirm its ownership of intellectual property dubbed the "Steve Jobs patent".
UK research into nature's bacteria-munching bacteriophages is to be commercialised by American biopharma company AmpliPhi. Leicester University signed an exclusive license this week with AmpliPhi, which will fund further work on combatting antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" using phage treatments.
Mighty mutant flash/disk array startup Nimble Storage has filed a preliminary form with the SEC announcing its intention to proceed with an IPO. The number of shares for sale and the price range haven't been decided yet – it hasn't even picked a date.
PR Newswire has been forced to reset its clients' passwords following a security breach linked to the same hackers who smashed into Adobe earlier this month.
Google seems to have U-turned on providing Gmail and Google Apps support for Microsoft customers glued to an increasingly outdated version of the ever-unpopular Internet Explorer browser.
A security researcher has suggested that Apple's claim that its iMessage app is spook-proof and secure does not stand up to scrutiny.
Apple staff referred to the flashy new gold iPhone 5s as the "Kardashian Phone" during its development, a Cupertino source has claimed.
The looming death of Microsoft support for XP may finally be helping to breathe some new life into the corporate refresh cycle and lift the slumping PC market, according to those box counting fiends at IDC.
Prize drawPrize draw RSA Conference 2013 opens its doors in Amsterdam on October 29: wanna go?
Britain's MPs are set to grill Facebook after the free content ad network confirmed last week it would modify controls on the service to allow teens to share posts and photos with a much larger audience than they had done before.
People have actually started doing proper work this afternoon after Facebook users complained they cannot post status updates on the social network.
40 per cent of YouTube streams are being delivered to mobile devices, to Google's delight – though this could seen as a failure to get beyond blink-and-you'll-miss-it cat videos into something more profitable.
Thought that 3D printers sales weren't going to help you buy a flashy new motor, a luxury holiday or that new pad in the country? Well think again, channel business type.
Apple looks set to adopt a freemium* model for its App Store apps after accidentally revealing plans to give away GarageBand, its Mac OS X and iOS music production software, free of charge.
Germany's antitrust regulator has accused Amazon of thrusting anticompetitive policies upon sellers using its Marketplace.
Microsoft has put out to tender its UK distribution contracts in a bid to ascertain if those already on board can be trusted to take the new services and device mantra to market.
The PC market may be in decline, but demand for hybrid laptop-cum-tablets will nearly double this year and again next, market-watcher Gartner has forecast.
Facebook suffered a huge outage today that prevented millions of people from posting status updates on the giant advertising network for up to two hours.
HTC's chief executive has delegated some of his operational duties to his company's chairwoman and co-founder so he can concentrate on reviving the firm's smartphone business.
Wireless infraco Crown Castle International has bought 600 cell mast sites from AT&T and secured leases on 9,100 more for $4.85bn in cash.
Microsoft has quietly released a recovery image for Surface RT tablets rendered unusable by bugs in last week's upgrade to Windows RT 8.1.
OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has launched a distribution of the cloud operating system that it says is "lock-in free" – which makes us wonder just how the numerous other distributions aren't.
The latest documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have the French government up in arms: the spying agency collected data on seven million calls and texts a day in the land of fine wine and cheese.
Apple is said to have taken a page from Microsoft's less-than-successful Surface playbook and developed a keyboard cover – just like the Touch Cover for Redmond's tablet.
Soylent, the geek-run startup that aims to defeat food by replacing all meals with a pint and a half of beige gloop, has slurped down $1.5m in filthy valley lucre.
Lugubrious smartphone maker BlackBerry has resumed the rollout of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iOS and Android devices, almost a full month after it yanked the code from app stores following a botched launch.
VideoVideo A choking cloud of air pollution 4,000 per cent as dangerous as the World Health Organization's recommendation of daily airborne particulate exposure has virtually shut down one of northeastern China's most populous cities.
Google will shelter charities and activists from distributed denial-of-service attacks by wrapping their websites in its protection technologies.
VMware's third quarter earnings for 2013 comfortably beat analysts' estimates, driving the virty company's share price up, though there is little evidence of major spending on the company's attempt at building an Amazon-whipping cloud.
Flash challenger Pure Storage has signaled its desire to chip away at EMC's installed base of Symmetrix VMAX, rather than getting into a drag race with other solid state contenders.
Wikipedia has blocked or banned over 250 user accounts as it investigates "suspicious edits and sockpuppetry" – the latter being the use of fictitious identities for the express purpose of bullshitting deceiving readers, usually for commercial or promotional purposes.