Teac R-4iDNT Wi-Fi/DAB/FM radio and iPod dock
ReviewDespite the UK’s proposed analogue radio switch-off at some yet-to-be-decided date, it’s fair to say that DAB has hardly been a roaring success. Most digital radio manufacturers hedge their bets and include an FM tuner, while there’s a growing trend of adding an Internet connection for accessing thousands of online stations in a handy radio-style device.
HP reflogging DataDirect storage
HP has added a third and surprising scale-out file system product to its high-performance cluster (HPC) portfolio, DataDirect Networks S2A9900, the storage that's sold by IBM in its SONAS product.
On-demand TV subject to broadcast ad rules
Advertisers and broadcasters must make sure that viewing of their adverts is as controlled on video-on-demand (VOD) services as it is when traditionally broadcast, advertising regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said.
User data: Where the profiles roam
BlogTrying to write an article concerning actual real world implementation of technologies like roaming profiles and folder redirection has proven surprisingly difficult.
Young Boozer seeks Alabama
It's come to our attention that a Young Boozer is standing for Alabama State Treasurer - a position of immense responsibility which the "active Eagle Scout" Birmingham native will doubtless handle with all the fiscal sobriety the post requires.
EC plans stronger data protection and copyright laws
UpdatedThe European Commission will strengthen legal protections for personal data, reform copyright law and ensure that device and software makers embrace standards, it said when outlining its new digital policies.
German boffins develop sharkskin paint for ships, planes
Remorseless German boffins have developed a new type of paint which effectively coats ships, planes and wind turbines in sharkskin, reducing drag and saving energy.
Seagate to announce SSD-threatening hybrid drive
Trying for glory a second time, Seagate is very soon to announce a hybrid solid state and spinning disk drive, the Momentus XT, with no operating system dependencies.
IBM hands out malware-stuffed USB at security conference
IBM has apologised after supplying a malware-infected USB stick to delegates of this week's IBM AusCERT security conference.
Oz customs search lappies and mobes for smut
A row has broken out in Australia after it emerged that Customs officers are searching laptops and mobile phones for smutty snaps.
Facebook gives users' names to advertisers
German 4G auction winds up
The month-long German radio spectrum mega-auction has finally wound up, with the existing operators snapping up all the available bandwidth and contributing €4.4bn to the German economy.
Atlantis 'nauts kick off final spacewalk
Atlantis mission specialists Michael Good and Garrett Reisman exited the International Space Station at 12:27 GMT to kick off the third and final STS-132 mission spacewalk.
PARIS flashes some radio goodies
It's with great pleasure that the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team today officially welcome aboard radio man Steve Daniels (callsign G6UIM), who's put together some tasty kit for the project and will be our in-the-field radio operator when launch day arrives.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
ReviewFun fact: the Prince of Persia franchise celebrated its 20th birthday last year, making it one of the most venerable names in videogaming. It transitioned smoothly enough from side-scrolling platformer into the spectacular, button-hammering Tomb Raider-style modern classics of today.
'Dossiers on enemies' found in Italian Scientology raid
Italian police reportedly unearthed hidden dossiers on 'enemies' during a raid on Church of Scientology offices in Turin.
Dell begs ToryDems to keep NHS IT project
Dell is urging the coalition government not to cut the world's most expensive civilian IT project - the NHS's National Programme for IT.
Mozilla muses over open apps store but needs sharper focus
Mozilla has begun circling its shaky, new age wagons around a web app store model that won't short change developers.
Olympus Tough 8010 rugged camera
ReviewHardy products, such as Panasonic's range of Toughbooks, Dell's XFR laptop range, or Olympus's venerable range of Tough cameras, are a tricky sell. Not only do weather proofed, shock-resistant products command inflated prices, it's also difficult to convince the average electronics buyer that they really need the extra strength.
iPad users put tablet to netbook tasks
iPad owners are very happy with their purchase, it seems. Only two per cent of the are in any way unsatisfied with their purchase.
DARPA trying to beat block lists, deep packet inspection
Pentagon bizarro-boffinry bureau DARPA is seeking to develop a set of tools for internet users which are nominally intended for some military purpose - but which would seem at least as useful to those determined to get around measures designed to thwart copyright violators and extreme-porn aficionados.
Swindon prepares for pill-popping, ghost-fleeing tournament
Human Pac-Man descends on Swindon tomorrow. Here's a picture of the dress rehearsal.
US wireless not competitive enough - FCC
The FCC has published its annual report on the competitiveness of the US wireless industry, and says there's not enough of it - despite industry howls to the contrary.
'Beatles downloader' skanks over to iPhone
The Californian website injuncted for selling Beatles catalogue downloads at 25 cents a pop last year has refused to let a little legal difficulty hamper its progress and has expanded its reach to the iPhone.
Fake joke worm wriggles through Facebook
Shifty sorts have created a new worm which spread rapidly on Facebook on Friday.
Photographers slam British Library's mission creep
The Stop Clause 43 campaigners have sounded a warning over the British Library's newspaper digitisation initiative.
Fetch TV boxes get Sky Player update
Fetch TV, the online telly-on-demand service, will today send out a firmware update to its SmartBox set-tops to allow viewers to activate Sky's Sky Player software.
Jodrell Bank gets swanky visitor centre, infuriating maze
Jodrell Bank, home to the Lovell radio telescope, is getting £3.1m in funding to build a new visitor centre, cafe and maze.
X-51 ordinary-fuel scramjet to fly on Tuesday
The X-51A "Waverider" scramjet will fly at last next Tuesday, it has been announced. It had been expected that the radical engine - capable of Mach 6 velocities while running on fairly ordinary jet fuel - would fly last December, but budgetary and scheduling difficulties have delayed the project.
ConLib government shakes up BIS tree
The secretary of state for business, innovation and skills (BIS) outlined his department's responsibilities in the UK's newly-formed coalition government today.
Oracle shows off M9000s for data warehousing
Oracle may not be as chatty as the formerly independent Sun Microsystems, but it sure is more keen on using benchmark tests to help make the case for the products it sells.
6Music in numbers
It's not exactly WFMU, the world's greatest radio station, but a new study shows how valuable BBC 6Music is to curious listeners and the music industry. By some distance, it offers the most diverse selection of pop music on UK radio.
Google hails Pac-Man with retro gaming homepage
Google, which famously changes the logo on its homepage to suit special occasions, has gone a step further to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man.
US drops Google mobile ad probe
The US Federal Trade Commission has dropped its probe into Google's acquisition of mobile advertising network AdMob.
Twitter fights subpoena to out critical Tweeters
Twitter is resisting a legal demand that it unmask two users who posted comments critical of Pennsylvania's top law enforcement official.
Google open video codec may face patent clash
The group that controls the patented H.264 video codec backed by Apple and Microsoft is "looking into" the creation of a patent pool license for VP8, the codec Google open sourced to much fanfare this week.
Apple kills 'Get a Mac' ad campaign
Apple's long-running "Get a Mac" ad campaign has finally been put to sleep, after languishing in limbo since its final ads appeared in October of last year.
Google turns on SSL encryption for search
Google has added SSL encryption to its primary search engine.
Flaw lets hackers delete Facebook friends
The Facebook security gaffes keep coming, with the latest being a bug that allows hackers to delete all of a users' site friends without permission, according to IDG News.
Techies slap Go Daddy with class action lawsuit
UpdateDisgruntled former employees of domain-name registrar Go Daddy have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming potentially millions of dollar in "stolen" bonuses and overtime.
Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data
Google has stopped deleting the personal data its Street View cars collected from open Wi-Fi networks, following what the company called "some uncertainty" over the deletion process.
Atlantis spacewalkers complete ISS battery swap
Mission specialists Michael Good and Garrett Reisman are back aboard the shuttle Atlantis, safe and sound, after a spacewalk of six hours and 46 minutes.