Google's too-smart-for-own-good Nest Protect alarm is back on sale
Google's Nest smart smoke alarm is back on sale at a lower price after being withdrawn from store shelves for nearly a month because of a safety issue.
Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!
Yahoo! is the latest web giant to reveal figures on the diversity of its workforce.
People will happily run malware if paid ONE CENT – new study
Security white hats, despair: users will run dodgy executables if they are paid as little as one cent.
Elon Musk: Just watch me – I'll put HUMAN BOOTS on Mars by 2026
Electrocar and rocket tycoon Elon Musk says he'll put the first human beings on Mars well before the 2020s are finished – and also promised to float his SpaceX firm on Earth stock exchanges once the interplanetary mission gets underway.
India throws switch on new 282.6 Tflop super
Earlier this month, Indian university IIT Kanpur threw the switch on a new HP-built supercomputer that puts the facility at position 130 on the TOP500 supercomputer list.
Cisco promises Lync link for its UC kit and collaborationware
Cisco has spent the last couple of years talking up its unified communications and collaboration portfolios, often suggesting it is at the top of the market.
Operators shackled to GSM, so Huawei ties GSM to LTE
Huawei and Vodafone have run a trial in Spain that demonstrated GSM and LTE transmissions co-existing on the same spectrum.
Cisco swallows Tail-f, burps out network orchestration plans
Cisco has – depending on your attitude – either bolstered its cloud portfolio or knocked out a competitor, with the $US175 million acquisition of Swedish network orchestration vendor Tail-f.
Nokia paid off extortionist in 2007: Finnish TV
A Finnish broadcaster has revealed that Nokia paid a ransom to keep the app-signing keys of its Symbian operating system secret, in an extortion case dating back to 2007.
VMWorld content catalog hints at slow AirWatch integration
VMware has released the content catalogue for VMworld San Francisco, and it offers a hint or three about what the company might announce at the event.
DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE
They call themselves explorers, but we all know there's a better word for anyone who wears Google Glass.
Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong
Yet again, someone who should know better appears to be hyping up the size of the so-called “darkweb” to push an agenda.
Indian DEITY hands down new manufacturing subsidy plan
India's Department of Electronics and Information Technology – which cheerfully uses the domain name deity.gov.in – is making a play to bring more electronics manufacturing work to the sub-continent.
Careful with 'fibre speed record' hype: which record's been broken?
Last January, NASA's Energy Science Network (ESNet) ran a test that achieved 91 Gbps end-to-end data transfers.
London Tech Week: All for the luvvies and the joke's on you, taxpayers
+CommentYesterday morning I was on a stage listening to the Deputy Mayor of London and trying very hard not to look out of the window.
Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank
Worstall on WednesdayHere's a great get-rich-quick idea: Go build a bank. No, really, it's an industry that's ripe for the plucking at present.
NetApp gives its FAS range a 4 MILLION IOPS dose of spit'n'polish
As we foretold in May, NetApp has completed the revamp of its unified storage FAS arrays with FAS2500s at the low-end and a monster FAS8080 EX at the top.
You know what they say: What happens in Vegas, goes on the internet – right, HP 3PAR guys?
Blocks and FilesHush there, 3PAR fans, and know of the rumours whispered into my ear following HP's Discover confab in Las Vegas this month.
Will SanDisk move into enterprise kit after its Fusion-io slurp?
StoragebodCan SanDisk make a go of moving into the enterprise with its $1.1bn purchase of Fusion-io?
Bankrupt Bitcoin blunder bunker MtGox finds a friend to fend off out-of-pocket investors
Tokyo-based Bitcoin blunder exchange MtGox is officially under US bankruptcy protection, after a Texas court granted approval to start Chapter 15 proceedings for the failed marketplace.
Security: Sweet brief for rare man Roche, new boss of Fujitsu TS
Fujitsu company veteran Tom Roche has grabbed the chieftain's chair at the Technology Solutions unit with a specific brief to boost security sales.
Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player
The mobile games sector will swell in value by more than a third over the next two years, a new report from Juniper Research has claimed.
YOU'RE HISTORY: Ancestry.com goes titsup for TWO DAYS
The genealogy site Ancestry.com has been blasted off the internet after reportedly being hit by a DDoS attack.
Irish court peels off gloves, hands Facebook PROBE request to ECJ
The High Court in Ireland has referred a review of a complaint against Facebook to Europe's top court. The complaint alleges the social network shared EU users' data with the US National Security Agency.
THREE'S A CLOUD! Microsoft veep says only Azure, Amazon, Google can do hyper space
There are only three companies capable of delivering hyperscale cloud computing, the head of Microsoft’s Azure declared yesterday.
Adobe all smiles as beret bods spaff cash on non-cloud Creative Suite
A late rally from Adobe customers wanting to buy software on a perpetual license before that option closed this month, coupled with a swelling base of cloudy converts, helped boost the developer's coffers in its fiscal second quarter.
Google will 'pre-select' an 'independent' competition inspector in EU search case
UpdateCompetition chiefs in Brussels have begun sending out rejection letters to complainants in the long-running Google search antitrust case, revealing - among other things - that the ad giant will be picking candidates for the role of "monitoring trustee".
Hubble space telescope seeks new encounter for Pluto-bound spacecraft
NASA’s Hubble Telescope committee has approved a plan to have the space 'scope search for something beyond Pluto for the space agency's New Horizons craft to visit after it flies by next summer.
EXPLICIT PICS: We take you inside Adobe's Creative Cloud update
Adobe has announced a revamp of its Creative Cloud suite, updating 14 core apps and adding new mobile apps and hardware too.
Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'
Julian Assange™ is attempting to break out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been encamped for two years.
Capita says bye-bye to Updata bigwigs: Been good slurping you
Crapita Capita IT Services is bidding farewell to the boss of acquired broadband network service provider Updata as it slaps the operation together with the exiting Network Managed Services (NMS) division.
Acer parachutes cofounder Huang in as new chairman
The board of directors at troubled device maker Acer have again elected a key figure from the past to help it get "back to success", the company confirmed following today's Annual General Meeting.
BlackBerry inks deal with Amazon to get Android apps on its mobes
BlackBerry is shaking up its code store options in a bid to win new apps and content for its widely shunned BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Intel reveals its FrankenChip ARM killer: one FPGA and one Xeon IN ONE SOCKET
UpdatedIntel has expanded its chip customization business to help it take on the hazy threat posed by some of the world's biggest clouds adopting low-power ARM processors.
Facebook reveals open network gear to drive WEDGE between itself and Cisco
Facebook's director of technical operations, Najam Ahmad, says his company is only "one per cent" done with changing data center hardware, but we reckon that with the reveal of its new open networking equipment projects, Cisco and other incumbents are hoping it will slow down.
Code Spaces goes titsup FOREVER after attacker NUKES its Amazon-hosted data
Source code hosting provider Code Spaces has suffered the ultimate cloud nightmare, having been effectively forced out of business by the actions of an attacker who managed to gain access to its Amazon EC2 control panel.
ALP email SNAFU spaffs campaign plan to world+dog
The Australian Labor Party's New South Wales branch appears to have emailed a confidential campaign plan to the wrong people.
Want a cheap iMac? TOO BAD. But you can have a slow one for $1,099
Apple is adding a lower price point to its iMac line with the introduction of a $1,099 (£899) model, which drops the entry level on the all-in-one line by $200.