SK Telecom, Ericsson trial 'elastic cell'
SK Telecom and Ericsson have demonstrated a technique they call “elastic cells”, which the two say should improve mobile connectivity in difficult environments.
Apple said to be prepping public beta for OS X Yosemite
Apple could soon release its OS X Yosemite platform to the general public as an open beta.
iiNet says metadata retention means a great big tax on everything
Australian internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has delivered a stinging rebuttal to its home nation's plans to introduce far-reaching data retention laws.
Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball
Boring Carnegie-Mellon University lawyers have scuppered one of the most hotly anticipated talks at the Black Hat conference – which would have explained how $3,000 of kit could unmask Tor hidden services and user IP addresses.
Samsung looks to up Tizen market share ... by upgrading Galaxy Gear
Owners of the original, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the US will soon have the option to switch their devices to the Tizen operating system, a change which might, counterintuitively perhaps, actually be a good idea.
NO TIME to read Facebook? Delegate the task to your FUTURE SELF
Apparently some Facebook users complain that there's never enough time to see all the stuff that gets stuck up on the site. Now Facebook has announced the cure for all that.
Boffins fill a dome with 480 cameras for 3D motion capture
VideoMove over Gollum: Carnegie-Mellon boffins are working on 3D motion capture that works without tracking sensors, and can pull together images from hundreds of sensors.
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
The world's second-richest man, Carlos Slim, has called for a radical overhaul of the world's working arrangements, suggesting a combination of three-day weeks, longer hours, and later retirement.
Twitter hints at messaging moves
Twitter has issued a couple of big, meaty, hints that it wants in on instant messaging.
Cyber scum pump ransomware at victims from spambot-stuffed websites
Miscreants have brewed up a strain of ransomware which functions like the recently dead CryptoLocker - and this one communicates using the Tor browsing anonymization network.
Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win
Microsoft has decided it won't replace the Masters-level certifications it once described as the "pinnacle" of a Redmond-centric IT pro's education.
WTF is ... Virtual Customer Premises Equipment?
As software-defined networking takes off, it's become the basis of a parallel development: network function virtualisation.
relaunches Developer Network
Cisco has picked up a lipstick-gloss in one hand and a pig in the other, by re-launching its developer program to have another shot at attracting third party coders to its platforms.
NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw
A new, persistent web-tracking technology developed has been used to track web users across many of the world's most popular websites, including those of the White House and even wholesale smut platform YouPorn.
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
Yahoo! Japan has launched a service called “Endings” designed to help you after you die.
Dell and Unitrends both bulk up their backup
There’s feverish development in the SME backup market as Dell and Unitrends follow NAKIVO in fortifying their product offerings.
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Brit adventurer Nick Hancock left the North Atlantic islet of Rockall on Saturday, following a marathon 45 days atop the granite outcrop which saw him claim both the solo and group occupation records.
SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany
When England played in Ecuador and Honduras for “warm weather training” in June ahead of the World Cup, they’d already lost the tournament – they just didn’t know it.
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
In a move that will get well-heeled Drobo owners salivating WD has announced a 6TB Red drive costing just $299, setting the industry a new high water mark in the areal density stakes.
Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad
The definition of terrorism in current UK law is too broad and should be narrowed to avoid "catching" journalists, bloggers and hate criminals, a top lawyer said today.
Experts gathered round corpse of PC market: It's ALIVE! Alive, we tell you
The XP replacement bonanza reviving the PC market isn't yet over, with estimates suggesting that one in five biz machines out in the wilds is still running the thirteen year-old OS, an HP exec has told The Channel.
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Apple has told its suppliers to build a mighty mountain of 70 to 80 million new iPhone 6s. The new Jesus handset is expected to come in two sizes and arrive this year.
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Seagate and LSI are off the hook for infringing Taiwanese firm Realtek’s semiconductor patents after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Realtek can't enforce its rights without a local presence.
ARM: We've signed 41 new deals and we are IN to the Internet Of Stuff
ARM Holdings has dodged the impact of slowing device sales with 41 customers signing new deals to license its chip technology.
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
A panicked motorway driver abandoned his car after the word “Fire” scrolled across his dashboard – but it wasn't a warning system kicking in: it was the name of the Adele song he was listening to.
EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff
AnalysisWith Joe Tucci, EMC head honcho, set to retire on February next year, the very last thing he wanted was an attack by one of the biggest, baddest activist investors of all: Paul Singer’s Elliott Management.
UK govt threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project
The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has revealed.
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
Consumer takeup of network-level filters offered by the UK's biggest ISPs remains sluggish, with customers largely declining to censor internet content on their home connections even when prompted, an Ofcom report revealed today.
Hacker claims breach of Wall Street Journal and Vice websites, punts 'user data' for sale
A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
The nationality tax levied on Brits by our American cousins that design and sell technology has been laid bare once again in a mini study, and it makes for a molar-grinding read … for people living on this side of the pond anyway.
Still no move by Brit data cops over Google's 2012 privacy slurp
Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors
In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify.
Lads from Lagos turn from 419 scams to basic malware slinging
Nigerian scammers are developing beyond 419 advance-fee fraud scams against individuals by using trojans to steal valuable information from businesses instead.
Games industry set for $5 BILLION haircut, warn beancounters
The computer games industry is set to see its revenues slip from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, a new study from Juniper Research has claimed. That's about a 12 per cent drop over the next five years.
The triumph of VVOL: Everyone's jumping into bed with VMware
Mega-roundupA storage array access revolution is coming, says VMware as it releases its VVOL Virtual Volumes. These allow storage arrays to do a virtualised server's bidding and have storage pools and operations carried out in VMware virtual machine-centric ways.
Shields up! Nvidia crams Tegra K1 into gaming slab to rival your PS3
Nvidia is touting a new 8-inch, Tegra K1-powered Android tablet as a gaming gadget for hardcore players.
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
Rumors that Apple will unveil a smartwatch this year became slightly more concrete on Tuesday when the news broke that Cupertino had been granted a patent for a wearable device that may or may not be called iTime.
Goodwill's goodwill rocked as Feds probe bank card hacking scam
American charity Goodwill is being investigated by US federal authorities as the possible ground zero for a major debit and credit card security breach. But the company says it thinks it's in the clear.
Carbon tax repeal won't see data centre operators cut prices
Australia last week repealed its carbon tax, a wildly controversial piece of legislation that required the nation's largest polluters to pay up for the privilege of pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. But data centre operators don't think the repeal will see their prices fall.
Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims
Regulators in Europe are about to rewrite a settlement with Google and expand their anti-competition probe into the web giant, it's claimed. The company was already under the microscope for allegedly screwing over its rivals in web search results.
Microsoft bags more CASH – but profit's flat as Nadella waves axe
Microsoft posted solid yet unspectacular results for both the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2014 and the full fiscal year, even as investors braced for new CEO Satya Nadella to axe as many as 18,000 staffers.
SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)
SAP is preparing to work with arch-rival Oracle on developing open-source software that will benefit both companies' products.
Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m
There's a million dollars in prizes up for grabs from Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the clever clogs who can build a direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) converter that's the size of a laptop.
How's VMware doing? Like a bull in a China shop, boasts virty beast
VMware revenues have risen 17 per cent on the back of the company signing several lucrative multi-year licensing agreements.