Apple's record Q1 no match for pessimism over economy
Apple reported its best quarter ever, as sales of iPods, Macs and iPhones lifted profit by a staggering 57 per cent. But unexpectedly low guidance for the current quarter, combined with flattening iPod sales in the US, sparked analyst concerns that a flagging US economy might dampen Apple's future.
Phone with foldable e-paper display to get summer roll-out
Manufacturer Polymer Vision has announced that its Readius e-reader, which features a foldable, roll-out 5in screen, will finally hit stores later this year.
IT tackles benefit cheats
Technology is helping catch benefits cheats but there are doubts about a key case management system, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO)
Spotted in the wild: Home router attack serves up counterfeit pages
A security researcher says he has observed criminals using a new form of attack that causes victims to visit spoofed banking pages by secretly making changes to their high-speed home routers.
Two in court on Motorola insider dealing charges
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has taken two men to court over allegations of insider dealing during Motorola's takeover of TTP Communications.
Drive-by download menace spreading fast
Booby-trapped web pages are growing at an alarming rate with unsuspecting firms acting for nurseries for botnet farmers, according to a new study.
AMD rolls out Hybrid Graphics on budget DX10.1 GPUs
AMD has rolled out its anticipated ATI Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 graphics chip families, pitching the DirectX 10.1 parts right at the budget end of the business.
Nintendo sells 5m Wiis in Japan
Nintendo has now sold more than 5m Wii consoles in its home territory, reaching that point six weeks sooner than Sony's PS2 took, but not as quickly as Nintendo's own DS handheld.
Dwarves hidden in sports bags target Swedish coaches
Swedish police are quizzing "people of limited stature" with criminal records following a spate of robberies from the cargo holds of coaches - possibly carried out by dwarves smuggled onboard in sports bags.
Cisco draws up certification for design wannabes
Cisco has beefed up its reseller certification programme to give customers the opportunity to get involved with the firm's network architecture strategy.
HD DVD player sales share slumps
This month hasn't just seen a relative decline in US HD DVD software sales - purchases of players appear to be down to, the latest figures from market watcher NPD suggest.
Tiscali chief plots sell-off
Tiscali customers and employees can look forward to more turmoil in the next two years. The Italian-owned group's boss Tommaso Pompei says he's expecting to sell up to rivals as it struggles to compete with richer players in the broadband market.
Sony denies Euro, US white PS3 plan despite FCC filing
Sony has talked down rumours that the white PlayStation 3 is on its way to North America and/or Europe, despite the company filing suggestive documents with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Civil servants still sticking unencrypted data in the post
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Dell XPS M1330 laptop
ReviewDell’s XPS range has been synonymous with high-performance gaming computers. However, once it acquired gaming manufacturer Alienware, a subtle shift in branding saw some less focused multimedia-based machines being pushed out under the XPS banner.
ID cards delayed until 2012
The British government is delaying the roll out of the national ID card scheme to UK citizens, according to leaked documents obtained by the Tory party.
Ferrari-totalling ex-Gizmondo boss out of jail
Stefan 'Fat Steffe' Eriksson, the former boss of bankrupt videogame gadget outfit Gizmondo, is set to be booted out of the US having served his time in the Big House.
Google and eBay thwart phishing redirection ruse
High-profile websites have cleaned up their act after a small team of security researchers documented how they were unwittingly helping phishing fraudsters.
Illegal immigrants spared the gamma-ray scanner
The French have banned Brit border guards at Calais from deploying immigrant-hunting gamma-ray scanners, claiming they breach EU health and safety regulations and can only be used with the intended targets' written permission.
IBM bags fleet of global comms resellers
Big Blue has enlisted the likes of Cisco, NEC and Nortel as it reaches out for a larger chunk of the unified communications market.
Linux-less Eee PC launched in Japan
Asus has formally launched its bonsai laptop, the Eee PC, in Japan, pre-installing the machine with Windows XP Home Edition rather than Linux.
Plantronics talks up Bluetooth headsetage
Audio accessory maker Plantronics has showcased two of its latest headsets, each able to simultaneously connect to multiple phones.
AMD's 3870X2 GPU slips out despite last-minute delay
AMD's twin-GPU ATI Radeon HD 3870X2 isn't supposed to be announced until next week, but some graphics card suppliers have accidentally unveiled products based upon it.
Will Microsoft parachute Windows 7 in early?
Redmond has refused to spike speculation that it is racing to pump out its successor to Vista – Windows 7 – earlier than originally expected.
Hull disappears off t'internet
Karoo, Hull's monopoly ADSL provider, has been hit by a major outage today that has forced much of the city's population offline.
Moto phones in a billion dollar loss
Despite a new CEO, there are no signs yet of a turnaround for Motorola. The company's mobile phone division recorded a shocking quarter, with the unit's revenues down 38 per cent year-on-year, losing $388m along the way. Motorola's mobile division recorded a $1.2bn loss in 2007.
EU president sets green plans in stone
The president of the European Union has outlined specific, binding national targets for European countries to reduce carbon emissions and use more renewable sources of power.
Three Little Pigs book deemed offensive to Muslims
A digital book based on the story of the Three Little Pigs has been rejected by judges presiding over the annual BETT awards of the government's educational technology tentacle, Becta, because the literary deployment of porkers "raises cultural issues".
Japanese delay won't stop Euro PSP Skype launch, says Sony
The launch of a version of Skype running on Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) will still go ahead in Europe and the US later this month, despite a delay affecting the software's Japanese roll-out.
Cisco buys into Cambridge pico firm
Networking giant Cisco is investing an undisclosed amount in ip.access - the Cambridge company which makes femtocells and picocells.
Brocade's Backbone wants control of the data center
Brocade has released the first product in its new data center platform aimed at extending the company's reach beyond the traditional SAN (storage area network) market.
Hogging the Trough: The EFF Strikes Back
The FCC is to investigate Comcast's network management practices. Last month here I gave an expert view on how the EFF, and other campaigners who called for an inquiry, don't understand the problems. Now Peter Eckserley, a copyright academic at the EFF, has responded to my article. Let's recap the story first.
Domain name gaffe launches Clearswift clients into e-mail panic
A domain name snafu at Clearswift, a company that filters email and web pages for objectionable content, wreaked havoc on some of its business customers when admins awoke to find their organizations were unable to send or receive email.
Last.fm unveils 'free global jukebox'
London-based music site Last.fm announced today that it has convinced all four major record labels to let its users listen to their catalogues on demand and for free, worldwide. There's a catch, though - listeners are limited to three plays of a particular song. Last.fm will offer a new subscription package for what it calls "unlimited access".
VMware employs Stage Manager
VMware this week let loose yet another management product, which pushes the virtualization specialist deeper into the data center. Say 'hello' to the beta of VMware Stage Manager.
IBM hits back against over-timers with pay cut
IBM's technical support grunts may have won the battle for overtime pay, but the company has cooked a major catch to its peace agreement.
Hacked embassy websites found pushing malware
Add embassy websites to the growing list of hacked internet destinations trying to infect visitor PCs with malware.
Designs for SpaceShipTwo displayed in New York
New designs for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane and the WhiteKnightTwo mothership were unveiled in New York today, supposedly bringing commercial space travel once step nearer.
DDR2 chip prices rebound
The DRAM industry has seen DDR2 spot prices spike by 15-20 per cent in the past month, with eTT chips outpacing branded equivalents.