Apple-hungry thieves defy sinking New York City crime stats
Thieves in America's largest city have made Apple devices their target of choice, according to police.
Mozilla CTO Eich: If your browser isn't open source (ahem, ahem, IE, Chrome, Safari), DON'T TRUST IT
Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich has cautioned netizens not to blindly trust software vendors, arguing that only open-source software can be assured to be free from government-mandated surveillance code.
Vulnerability leaves Cisco small biz routers wide open to attack
A number of Cisco networking products for small businesses contain critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain root access to the equipment, the networking giant has warned.
Run for the tills! Malware infected Target registers, slurped 40m bank cards
Target today claimed malware infected its cash registers, which allowed crooks to siphon off copies of 40 million credit and debit cards.
Ready, aim ... exploit! Experts calculate exact moment to launch that precious 0-day weapon
There's a right time and a wrong time to exploit a vulnerability – and according to researchers from the University of Michigan, that's something that can be worked out ahead of time.
Nintendo: We didn't just slay Wii Fit 'troll', we've now gobbled its patents
"Patent troll" InterActive (IA) Labs not only tried to sue Nintendo and lost: it's now had its patent portfolio bought by the gaming giant in a sheriff's sale.
Sniff, sniff, what's that burning smell? Oh, it's Google's patent-filing office working flat out
Google, perhaps as sick as we are of the ongoing patent wars, spent last year furiously filling its technology war chest – with new designs rubber-stamped by the US patent office, according to research published by The Financial Times.
Foot-loving cat burglar nicks THREE THOUSAND individual socks
A real life cat burglar has been implicated in the theft of up to 3,000 individual socks – and a full set of women's underwear.
Samsung Nexus S beats Galaxy S III – at detecting GAMMA RAYS
Late last year, an app called GammaPix garnered some media attention as a kind of low-cost geiger counter. Now, a US test lab has confirmed that yes, smartphone cameras can detect radiation.
Iceotope sounds like a kids' superhero – but it's a UK server-cooler maker that just bagged £6.1m
The UK's Sheffield-based Iceotope has grabbed $10m (£6.10m) in funding to help it push its liquid-cooling server tech into more data centres.
Parisian cabbies smash up Uber-booked rival ride
French taxi drivers have taken to the streets to show their displeasure with Uber, a smartphone app that helps people find drivers-for-hire and car sharers.
Micron: Hot DRAM. We don't need no steenkin' PCM
Micron has reportedly withdrawn Phase Change Memory (PCM) products from its portfolio.
Think your brilliant app idea will earn some big bucks? HAH. You fool
Fewer than one in ten thousand mobile apps are actually going to make any money for their developers in the next couple of years, beancounters at Gartner have warned.
Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign
The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise.
Google is developing flight 'price comparison thing' with us, claims Ryanair boss O'Leary
Outspoken Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has claimed that Google is working on a price comparison site for flights that will outshine rivals in the content-scraping biz.
THOUSANDS of UK.gov Win XP PCs to face April hacker storm... including boxes at TAXMAN, NHS
ExclusiveThousands of PCs at Britain’s biggest public sector bodies will miss Microsoft’s April deadline to abandon Windows XP before open season for hackers begins.
Health Sec opens new data centre: Biz not Surrey to be in Godalming
The first phase of the colo data centre set up by new operator Aegis Data in leafy Surrey commute hotspot Goldalming was formally opened by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday.
Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze
The Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) has reported that its lunar rover and lander have reawakened after being powered down for two weeks.
XMA just swallowed Sugar firm, now looks to eat consumables biz
Less than a week after Westcoast Holdings-owned XMA swallowed Lord Sugar's public sector-focused tech biz Viglen, the group looks to have hoovered up consumables trader QC Supplies.
Apple fails to shake antitrust watchdog loose, receives judge slapdown
Apple has lost its bid to get rid of the antitrust monitor installed by the court after it was found guilty of conspiring to fix ebook prices.
ASSAULT CORSE: Eager Walking Dead heads get a second series
Game TheoryAh, the post-Christmas lull. The time of year to take time to reflect on the year just gone and plan for the one ahead. Traditionally, January is also a quiet month for the games industry, and this year’s new releases are similarly sparse.
Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet
It's a tip of the hat today to Michael Castor, who caught our eye with his attractive fusion of plywood, carbon fibre and Raspberry Pi, dubbed the "PiPad".
Army spaffed millions up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report
The Ministry of Defence's implementation of a computer system for an online recruitment drive has reportedly been far worse than the "teething problems" the UK government coughed to in December.
AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit
AMD has released its long-awaited Kaveri processor, the first accelerated processing unit (APU) to incorporate both on-die CPU and GPU cores in a heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) with a shared memory architecture.
Target hackers: Woohoo, we're rich! Um. Guys? Anyone know how to break bank encryption?
Underground cybercriminals are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of encrypted debit card PINs that security watchers reckon were lifted during last year's high profile breach against retail giant Target.
SAP loses head in the clouds Calderoni as online sales grow
SAP, the world's largest supplier of business software, has lost its head of cloud – despite reporting an increase in cash from its online business.
KER-CHING: Backers hand Nutanix $101m
Converged server/storage startup Nutanix has shown it has the product and business execution goods, prompting its backers to give it $101m to light the rocket fuel and get company lifting off.
Tech titan Bill Gates: Polio-free India one of the 'most impressive accomplishments' ever
Bill Gates has claimed that getting involved in eradicating polio from India is not only his greatest achievement, but that the programme itself is one of the "most impressive accomplishments" in global health ever.
Basho throws life raft to organizations pummelled by unruly Riak DBs
The life of a poorly managed database is nasty, brutish, and short – and even shorter if it's a distributed non-relational datastore.
Chuh! 'Grossly inadequate': Time Warner Cable rejects $62bn hostile takeover bid
Time Warner Cable has rejected a hostile takeover bid from Charter Communications, calling its $62bn offer "grossly inadequate".
Apple files foul-up-fixing patent for fumbling slab-fondling flubbers
Apple has filed a patent which will automatically filter out mistaken touchscreen commands made by clumsy slab-fondlers.
Systemax director Carl Fiorentino bribery trial moves to Florida
The trial of former Systemax director Carl Fiorentino has been moved from New York to Florida, where he was based when the alleged bribery offences are claimed to have occurred.
FCC net neutrality blueprint TRASHED by US appeals court
UpdatedA US appeals court has ruled that net neutrality measures put in place by America's Federal Communications Commission are invalid.
EMEA prez James Heard exits internet backbone biz Level 3
ExclusiveThe EMEA regional president of internet network operator Level 3 Communications is leaving the company after a year in which the company axed five per cent of its British workforce and 700 employees worldwide.
ZyXEL router attack: HUNDREDS of Brit biz bods knocked offline
UpdatedHackers have launched an internet attack which has hobbled the internet connections of at least 100 British businesses.
Audiophiles: These Wi-Fi speakers have a stereo drift of less than 25μs – good enough for you?
CES 2014Although this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was chockablock with Bluetooth-connected wireless speakers, the UK's Imagination Technologies bucked the trend: it demoed its own wireless-speaker tech, the Wi-Fi–enabled Caskeid system.
Tesla is on fire! Model S car sales are red hot – just like their chargers (yow)
Tesla's stock price has risen at least 10 per cent after the electric-car maker's boasted that its fourth quarter revenues exceeded targets by about 20 per cent.
Two websites you should show your boss if you want to be paid in Bitcoin
Bosses being nagged by savvy staff to write out paychecks in Bitcoins now have a choice of BTC-friendly payroll systems.
Top patent troll sues US regulators for interfering with its business
MPHJ Technology, one of the most notorious patent trolls in America, has filed a lawsuit against the US Federal Trade Commission, claiming that the agency's attempts to interfere with its business are in violation of its constitutional rights.
SCCN, AJC embiggen undersea pipes
With multiple trans-Pacific cable proposals in the offing, Southern Cross Cable Network has deployed its tried-and-tested response to looming competition and announced a major capacity upgrade.