Microsoft Research adds interactivity to Windows 8 Live Tiles
Microsoft Research has revealed, and then hidden, a new design for Windows 8.
Heartbleed exploit, inoculation, both released
As the Heartbleed fallout continues, the good news is that code to protect against similar such attacks has been released. The bad news is that exploit code is also available.
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
The NSA's denial it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed bug raises an obvious question: does it exploit similar flaws?
'China's Apple' heading to Asia and Latin America
China's smartphone darling Xiaomi has revealed ambitious expansion plans that will see the Beijing-based firm launch across Asia and Latin America.
Want a free Bosch steam iron? You'll have to TALK TO THE DEAD
Bosch have invited British punters to commune with the spirit world in order to claim a free steam iron.
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
When Microsoft introduced ”universal apps” for all its platforms at the recent Build conference, one of the things it promised was alignment between the prices it is possible to charge for software in its app stores.
Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees
Nokia has decided to allow an unspecified number of employees at its massive Chennai plant take voluntary retirement (VRS), as it battles local tax authorities and an April 30 deadline for transferring the factory to Microsoft.
Brit boffins use TARDIS to re-route data flows through time and space
A gaggle of boffins from University College London have proposed a method to cut data carriage costs for internet service providers (ISPs) and have given their idea the name TARDIS, for “Trafﬁc Assignment and Retiming Dynamics with Inherent Stability”.
Google looks to LTE and Wi-Fi to help it lube YouTube tubes
There were reports last week that Google is considering taking an MVNO mobile network and using it as a fall back for a Wi-Fi first service – in the areas where it has fibre in the ground in the US.
You'd better get out before the sync 'n' share bubble POPS
Virtualisation guru Chad Sakac hit on something interesting in one of his recent blog posts: he wrote of how a product becomes a feature: in this case "sync 'n' share" functionality.
US biz spaffed more dosh on internet ads than TV spots in 2013
Advertisers in the United States have splashed more of their ad budgets all over the web than on the telly for the first time ever, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported.
Misco Shared Services Centre drone brands customer 'insane'
A series of customer service blunders by Misco ended with the box-flinging dealer branding a customer "insane".
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
PicsApparently, 60 per cent of the population has access to Blu-ray players. Who’d have thunk it? Really, if you include the Sony PlayStation consoles and now the Xbox One, it all adds up... possibly. The statistic came from Olivier Robert-Murphy, global head of new business at Universal Music Group, during an event held at Metropolis Studios in London last week.
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
You would be forgiven for thinking that Twitter users don't know when to shut up, but in fact the opposite is actually true.
SpaceX Falcon tests hovercraft tech – despite ISS outage
NASA has said that SpaceX's latest cargoship launch to the International Space Station will go ahead, despite a critical computer outage on the station, allowing the firm to test the craft's hovering abilities.
Commonwealth Bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
An attempt by Australia's Commonwealth Bank to reassure customers that they would not be harmed by the Heartbleed vulnerability has backfired spectacularly after tech-savvy customers made mincemeat out of a badly worded blog post.
GoPro's new lens: Like a GOOGLE STREETMAPS car... for your life
If you've taken the trouble to carry a camera around rather than using your smartphone, you certainly won't want to miss anything. GoPro's newest offering solves this problem by looking in every direction.
Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn
Cybercriminals have already seized upon the end of support for Windows XP as a theme for numerous scams and fake software updates.
Micron plumps STACKED SILICON BEAUTY with SerDes
Chip-making chappies Micron are going to use Avago SerDes technology for their Hybrid Memory Cube, indicating the firm's on track with the 3D cube's development.
Be prepared... for your Scouts-loving sprog to become tiny spin doctor
Scout Leaders are forever telling their youthful charges to be prepared for anything. But judging by a list of the new badges designed to reflect the modern age, new-school scouts had better be prepared for days spent working as corporate spin doctors and nights focused on whittling down their carbon footprint.
Android engineer: We didn't copy Apple or follow Samsung's orders
Samsung brought in heavyweight champion Google to fight in its corner in its latest patent bout with Apple in the US on Friday.
NASA to unsheath giant asteroid space probe
VidNASA has given the go-ahead to start building the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft for its 2016 mission to rendezvous with asteroid Bennu.
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
A recent report based on views gathered from resellers reveals Cisco reps are enthusiastically selling Invicta all-flash arrays as both stand-alone and UCS converged arrays against EMC's XtremIO and Pure Storage.
Canadian taxman says hundreds pierced by Heartbleed SSL skewer
The Canadian Revenue Agency has blamed the theft of 900 social insurance numbers on the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability.
Violin Memory fiddles with board, adds new director – music to Clinton Group's ears?
Violin Memory has announced a new board director and expanded the board from seven to eight seats to do so.
Red Hat unveils cloudy software bazaar
Red Hat has created a "software marketplace" to help it cut the steps it takes for admins to layer third-party applications on top of its OpenShift platform-as-a-service.
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Apple again dominated all Silicon Valley competition in 2013, so much so that in the San Jose Mercury News' SV150 annual ranking, it raked in more revenue than numbers two and three combined, and more profits than the four below it, taken together.
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
UpdatedWeb giant Google is buying Titan Aerospace, presumably to help it blanket the world in internet connectivity beamed from drones and balloons.
Feds indict nine for making millions from Zeus malware
The FBI and the US Department of Justice have unsealed charges against nine people accused of racketeering, computer fraud, aggravated identity theft, and multiple counts of bank fraud related to their use of the Zeus malware against victims in the state of Nebraska.
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, Already obsolete
Microsoft is urging users running Windows 8.1 to update their systems soon, since the company plans to drop patch support for early versions of the operating system.
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
Developers can now be among the first to experience Windows Phone 8.1 on real-world devices, provided they opt into Microsoft's preview program – and they're willing to risk wrecking their phones.
Firefox biz Mozilla makes Beard new interim chief executive
Mozilla has appointed ex-long-time employee Chris Beard to head the collective as interim CEO after the old boss Brendan Eich was forced out for donating to a group opposing gay marriage.
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
Apple is reportedly talking with wireless carriers about pricing for its upcoming iPhone, but not about reinvigorating a stalling smartphone market by lowering prices, instead about raising the cost of its top-of-the-line handsets.
EFF: Feds plan to put 52 MILLION FACES into recognition database
The FBI is planning to expand the facial recognition components of its biometrics database to catalog and search the faces of more than 52 million individuals, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Facebook wants to Zuck up your cash into its mobile payment service
Facebook is planning to launch a mobile payments service that would allow its European users to store and exchange funds via the social network, sources claim.
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
If you thought cloud computing was complicated now, just wait until next year, when pin-striped traders will buy and sell contracts in the stuff.
Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
Elon Musk's rocketeers at SpaceX have called off Monday's launch of their CRS-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station after a problem with its main Falcon rocket.
Turnbull gave NBN Co NO RULES to plan blackspot upgrades
Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued no specific guidance on how NBN Co, the company charged with building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), should target broadband blackspots.
Over half of software developers think they'll be millionaires – study
IT automation-tool supplier Chef has sponsored a study that it says shows software developers are "emerging as a new power class" who believe their jobs are recession-proof, and that money will flow to them like honey.