Archos 7 Android tablet
ReviewDespite the iPad being upon us and plenty of Windows 7 and Android tablets on the horizon – not to mention whatever HP's tablet plans are for webOS – the question: "What's a tablet for?" remains a question without a definitive answer.
Hurd snubbed HP board to settle claims
The board of HP felt snubbed by Mark Hurd's solo efforts to settle a sexual harassment case brought by contractor Jodie Fisher.
George Lucas names Star Wars Blu-ray release date
All six Star Wars movies will be released on Blu-ray, George Lucas has confirmed, but not until October... 2011.
Intel's SSD roadmap leaked
A leaked slide of Intel's nine-month solid state drive (SSD) roadmap shows a 400GB multi-level cell (MLC) enterprise solid state drive due in the first quarter of next year.
Apple staff allegedly sold secrets worth $1m
Asian companies negotiating contracts with Apple allegedly paid more than $1m in kickbacks to an Apple manager in exchange for confidential information about what Cupertino would be buying.
Underground credit card clearing house hacked
An underground credit card clearing house has itself been hacked, an investigation by Trend Micro has confirmed.
Toshiba preps profusion of ports punted via Wireless USB
Congratulations, owners of laptops with under-utilised Wireless USB radios - thanks to Toshiba, you'll soon be able to make use of the technology.
Buxom buttocks bolster Beemer bonnet
NSFWLet's face it, carbon fibre car bonnets aren't the most visually stimulating items, so if you're attempting to punt one down at the world's fave tat bazaar, why not give your auction a bit of added va-va-voom?
Survey scammers exploit Facebook dislike lure
Chancers are punting a survey scam on Facebook that poses as a curmudgeonly response to the social network's 'Like' button.
Apple waves NFC veteran into Mobile Commerce role
Apple has appointed an NFC expert as its head of Mobile Commerce, underlining Cupertino's commitment to making proximity payments part of the iPhone architecture.
BT Tower to open for first time in 29 years
The BT Tower will open to the public next month for the first time in almost thirty years as part of an architecture festival.
Google drops cash on virtual currency firm Jambool
Google has bought a virtual currency software firm as part of its latest effort to build a Web 2.0 empire by scooping up social networking outfits.
Craigslist 'killer' kills himself
Philip Markoff, the man accused of using Craigslist to hire sex workers who he then attacked, has been found dead in his cell where he was awaiting trial.
Virgin Media to warn malware-infected customers
Virgin Media subscribers whose computers are part of a botnet can expect a letter warning them to tighten up their security, under a new initiative based on data collected by independent malware trackers.
Prototype semi-hovership delivered to Commandos
Blighty's elite Royal Marine Commandos have just taken delivery of a prototype semi-aircushion hover assault craft, intended to speed up the amphibious landings of the future.
Dell shakes up storage array game with 3PAR buy
Dell is changing the enterprise storage array supplier landscape by buying 3PAR for $1.15bn, adding an enterprise block storage array to its storage product roster and complementing the iSCSI EqualLogic storage arrays it bought in 2007.
UK.gov awards managed services deal to lucky dozen
Buying Solutions has announced that it has awarded a two-year IT managed services framework agreement to 12 suppliers.
Schmidt: Erase your identity to escape Google shame
Increasingly bonkers Google governor Eric Schmidt has seen the future, and you might have to change your name to be a part of it.
Google's Inventor gets short shrift
Veteran tech watcher David Pogue has taken a look at Google's new building-block based development environment for Android, and he's not impressed.
Short passwords 'hopelessly inadequate', say boffins
The availability of password-cracking tools based on increasingly powerful graphics processors means that even carefully chosen short passwords are liable to crack under a brute-force attack.
ARM server chip startup gets big backers
There are a number of ways to create a power-efficient server chip for hyperscale applications like those that run at Google, eBay, Facebook, and so on.
'Free' laptop deals compared
Following last week's claims that 'free' laptop deals were still popular with British consumers, we thought we'd dig deep and find out just how much customers are really forking out.
Hackers: 'ColdFusion bug more serious than Adobe says'
A recently patched vulnerability in Adobe's ColdFusion application server may be more serious than previously thought following the public release of exploit code and blog posts claiming it can be used to take full control of systems running the software.
Chipzilla borgs TI cable-modem group
In an effort to enhance its position in the burgeoning consumer electronics market, Intel today announced that it will acquire Texas Instruments' cable-modem group.
NASA 'nauts wrap ISS pump job
Spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock have successfully installed a new ammonia pump module to replace the one which failed on 31 July, taking out half of the International Space Stations's cooling system.
Wikileaks double dares Pentagon hawks
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said his whistle-blower site won't be silenced by the Pentagon or any other group seeking to prevent it from airing more than 15,000 secret documents relating to the war in Afghanistan.
Android app secretly uploads GPS data, warns Symantec
Researchers from anti-virus provider Symantec have outted a gaming application in Google's Android Market that tracks users' whereabouts so they can be secretly monitored in real-time.
Canonical reveals next Ubuntu's touchy side
Touchy tablets are hogging the headlines and giving Steve Ballmer sleepless nights, but Linux netbooks are the focus of Canonical's latest push.