Earlier this year the UK's advertising watchdog made the "unlimited" term used by broadband providers redundant, by confirming that moderate restrictions could be applied to network traffic, all the while letting the telcos continue to make "no caps" claims to subscribers.
IBM has stumbled away from its legal tussle with Amazon over a strategically important contract to build a $600m cloud system for the CIA.
Remember that Adobe security breach earlier this month that leaked the account records of some 3 million customers? Scratch that: the actual number hacked was at least 38 million, it has emerged.
Google has upgraded picture, video and Hangout functions that will be added to its Google+ social network – and claim that numbers of its active users have been underreported.
NBN Co, the company formerly tasked with building a national fibre-to-the-premises network for Australia, has delivered its 2013 financials.
Landing a flying object can't be that hard: even bees can manage it. That's why researchers from Sweden, Germany and Australia have looked at what bees could teach about landing strategies for unmanned aircraft.
Microsoft has found another way to grab some market share from VMware's: a new certification it says is designed “to help IT pros who are VMware experts build their expertise in Microsoft virtualization.”
Wearable technology is being boosted to the skies, with a new marketing report predicting that more than one in five adult Australians will have a wearable device by September of 2014.
Buyers of Dell's Latitude 6430u Ultrabook have noticed a very unpleasant bug: a strong odour resembling cat urine.
A Florida gas station clerk escaped serious injury during an attempted robbery when his HTC smartphone took a bullet from a fleeing perp's pistol.
Indian IT services giant Infosys is bracing itself for a $35 million (£22m) fine from the US government for visa irregularities, in what will be the largest financial penalty ever handed out for an immigration infraction.
Following the arrest of Laurie Love of Suffolk on charges that he gained unauthorised access to US government computers, it's emerged that he was working with co-conspirators in Australia and Sweden.
Google is trying another tactic to get more of the developing world online, this time with a WiFi Passport service allowing Android users in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to bypass busy 3G networks.
Twitter and ARM have been voted onto the executive of the Java Community Process (JCP), the committee that considers and oversees changes to Java.
Western Digital subsidiary HGST has launched a 1TB Travelstar drive that’s slower than its existing 1TB Travelstar. Handy factlette: HGST has sold enough Travelstar drives that if they were stacked on top of each other they would create a digital tower of Babel some 700km high.
Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has told Microsoft shareholders to vote against the re-election of independent director John Thompson, who is leading the search for a new chief exec.
The Shane Robison rescue squad has turned its attention to Fusion-io’s lagging flash SAN box, updating it so it can compete better with Pure Storage and Violin Memory's products.
There's great news this week for young persons who'd like to get a good job one day but don't want to do much work at university. A report just out says that actually there's no need to get a tough degree in real science, maths, engineering, medicine, IT or similar - in fact, you don't want one of those. What you want, apparently, is a degree in one of the "social sciences".
Western Digital is preparing to pay Seagate $706 million for using Seagate trade secrets.
WebcastSupport for Windows XP ends on 8 April 2014. Much as you hate to let go, sadly the time has come. We can help you make the transition to an XP-free future by helping to plan a successful migration.
ARM TechConForget the smartphone horse race. Although Apple introduced 64-bit processors to smartphones with its "forward-looking" iPhone 5S, mobile processor maven ARM says it's "no biggie": by late next year, smartphones based on its 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor core should be widely available.
Readers' cornerAs some of you have already noticed, we opened up post-editing for all yesterday (once five of your comments have been accepted for publication).
ReviewIt might be that I’m just a Batman fan, it might be that I’ve yet to be jaded by the Arkham series – certainly not to the extent that I am with the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed franchises – but I just can’t help but like Origins.
A previously unknown species of humpback dolphin has been blithely swimming the waters off northern Australia, according to scientists.
Apple fans, if you’ve an ounce, make that 6.9 ounces of fanboi credibility, you’ll be reading this from your tired old iPad that you now don't really like any more or shiny new iPhone 5C – yes, the 5C, the one you bought out of loyalty to show everyone that it was cool despite the price.
Lenovo is extending its foldable laptop-cum-tablet Yoga line with an even more flexible model. The Chinese computer giant claims this one sports three usage modes to its predecessors’ two, but we think that’s, er, stretching the point.
Surf’s up, but not on this beach. A judge has ruled that Vinod Khosla, the billionaire venture capitalist co-founder of Sun, is allowed to block beach-goers from walking or driving across his property to access the 200-acre stretch of coastal sand in front of it.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is to part ways with two distributors in the UK next year, following an intensive review of its contracts.
Things were supposed to be on the up for the Leeds brothers in charge of troubled reseller Systemax: by this point in calendar '13 profits should have returned as the restructuring plan takes hold ahead of the glide into Christmas.
Lenovo has joined the likes of BlackBerry, Intel and Polaroid in hiring a celebrity to have creative input on its new products, bagging Steve Jobs-affiliated Ashton Kutcher for the position of "product engineer".
Twitter is clogging up its timeline with pictures after modifying its service to make it more "visual". It's a clear move to prepare its users for more ads now that the company is about to go public on Wall Street.
EMC is winding itself up to launch its XtremIO flash array on 14 November.
Hands-onOn 14 November at 11.00 GMT we will be broadcasting a live training session on the Microsoft network virtualization technologies of Windows Hyper-V, Systems Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVM) and Windows Azure – all working together in Hybrid data centre solution.
RSA Europe 2013Cyber-espionage groups are too numerous to count and are often far less skilled than their reputation suggests, according to threat-trackers.
David Flynn’s Primary Data startup reportedly just received $50m in B-round funding.
Just when you thought it was safe to mouth the words distributor and expanding profits in the same breath, Arrow Electronics has rolled out financials for calendar Q3 that show some bottom line slippage.
AnalysisCloud king Marc Benioff has hailed "future Apple CEO" Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s new head of retail and online sales, as "the most important hire Tim Cook has ever made".
ReadersWe’ve got a survey on network security and application delivery that needs the input of all of the security, application or networking experts out there.
The NASDAQ stock exchange suffered yet another glitch yesterday, forcing it to halt trading in derivatives contracts linked to the Nasdaq 100 index.
Business-software giant SAP has ruled out buying struggling handset-maker BlackBerry.
Apple is recalling some of its flagship iPhone 5s handsets after a flaw was found in the batteries that causes them to unexpectedly run out of juice.
Networking titan Cisco Systems says it will open source its implementation of the H.264 video codec and release it as a free binary download.
California cops have issued what is thought to be the first ticket for wearing Google's head-mounted Glass computers while driving.
Google has made it easier for developers to lash on-premises databases to its cloud by implementing the MySQL Wire Protocol in its Cloud SQL service.
RICON West 2013Riak-steward Basho has spliced crucial enterprise features into the second version of its NoSQL distributed database, and also admitted that its system can't do everything on its own.
ARM TechConIf you're looking for your next career move, one that will guarantee you job security with a company that's dying to hire you, ARM's CEO has three words for you: "Internet of Things."
Junior telco Vocus has announced it's extending its Sydney fibre network with a second northern beaches route.
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud was hit by a worldwide partial compute outage today, calling into question how effectively Redmond has partitioned its service.