Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is warning that two iconic Australian astronomy facilities – the Parkes radio-telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri, are at risk of closure after the federal government pulled $AU114 million from the agency's funding.
Colbert report reveals VMware's AirWatch integration plan
VMware has revealed more detailed integration plans for AirWatch, the mobile device management specialist it acquired for about an-Instagram-and-a-half last January.
BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
Battery capacity remains a big issue in devices ranging from phones to electric vehicles – and one of the biggest constraints is the materials used to make electrodes.
Google outlines research priorities for boffin grants
Google, through luminary Vint Cerf, has given the world a glimpse of its immediate research priorities.
AusCERT chief Ingram steps down
Graham Ingram, the head of Australia's first Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), has stepped down after 12 years in the role.
Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
Researchers from Denmark's Aalborg university are claiming that Internet could move traffic five times or more faster than it does today. The downside? Doing away with how TCP/IP currently functions.
Redmond in rapid rebuild after sysadmin request STUNNER
Microsoft has released a few useful tweaks to System Center Advisor, its online log file analysis, monitoring and alerting service, and says actual users asked for the new features it has created.
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
Russian boffins have lost control of a satellite containing sex-crazed geckos - like there's any other kind - sent on a mission to hold a zero gravity orgy.
VMware counters containers with SaaSy VM disk swap
The rise and rise of Docker, plus news that Google does most everything using containers, has raised eyebrows for those who like to ponder virtualisation's future in large-scale deployments.
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
You're not worth $US10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg.
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
Only 6 per cent of broadband homes are "moderately" or "highly likely" to buy a 4K TV, and 83 per cent of consumers are completely unfamiliar with the term Ultra HD.
Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins
The dinosaurs would have survived the asteroid that smashed into Earth and wiped them all out had it not been for the rather poor – from their point of view – timing with which it arrived.
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
ReviewWhat’s the best affordable 7-inch tablet? Surely it’s got to be either the Nexus 7 or the LG G Pad 8.3 or if the pair of them are too dear, the Hudl – right? Wrong.
Arcserve on split-up with CA Technologies: 'We’re a startup now. We’re really hungry'
AnalysisArcserve execs are insisting that the business's recent spinout from software giant CA to Marlin should help it compete better in the market.
HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app
HP has settled its trademark suit with '60s popstar Chubby Checker over a software application of the same name intended to estimate the size of a man's member.
AWS hell no: Can Microsoft Azure sales beat Amazon's cloud?
CommentThere's a prospect coming into view of Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering passing Amazon's AWS in cloud revenues. Fancy that.
Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters
Britain's teamsters may not be setting the sporting stage alight this summer but the local tech economy is heating up as it sprints to Euro glory.
'Blow it up': Plods pop round for chat with Commonwealth Games tweeter
Blundering Scottish cops have interrogated a prolific tweeter hours after he tweeted a few innocent comments about the Commonwealth Games.
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series
Ridley Scott has signed on to make Philip K Dick’s Nazis-in-America story The Man in the High Castle for Amazon Studios, according to industry mag Deadline.
Swell. Apple buys 'Pandora-for-talk-radio' app... for $30 meeellion
Can you hear that message crackling over the airwaves? No? Perhaps you need to stop using that rusty old radio and replace it with a gleaming iThing from Apple.
Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it
It's all systems gecko up in space, after the Russians finally regained control of a spacecraft packed full of horny lizards.
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
ReviewPlasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks.
LOHAN's stirring motto: Ad Astra Tabernamque
It's official: The stirring motto for our audacious Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) ballocket mission is Ad Astra Tabernamque.
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Samsung Z smartphone yet again, and given no indication of when we'll ever see the Tizen OS mobe on sale.
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
ReviewThe idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.
HGST polishes Ultrastar SSD whoppers, stuffs with denser Intel flash
HGST has refreshed its Ultrastar enterprise SSD line, using denser 20nm NAND to replace the previous 25nm flash, doubling capacity, upping read performance but lowering write performance a tad in the process.
Forgot About Dre? Not us. Euro bods give nod to Apple and Beats deal
The European Commission has given its official blessing to the $3bn acquisition by Apple of headphone manufacturer Beats.
Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over
Mozilla has confirmed that Chris Beard, who was appointed as interim CEO three months ago as a replacement for controversial Brendan Eich, will stay at the helm for the foreseeable future.
What FTC lawsuit? T-Mobile US touts 10GB, $100 family-of-4 plan
T-Mobile US reckons it has undercut its larger rivals with a discounted family plan to give four lines and 10GB of shared mobile data for $100 monthly.
Microsoft in Chinese burn ENIGMA: Anti-trust agents' 'sudden visit' to offices
Four of Microsoft's offices in China were "visited" by antitrust regulators on Monday, but neither the software and devices giant nor the Chinese government has explained why.
OKCupid: OK, STUPID, YES we set you up with BAD DATES. On purpose
The recent uproar from users who had discovered Facebook was meddling with their minds is overblown, according to Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating site OKCupid.
FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has urged mobile carriers to crack down on scams that lure people into receiving expensive texts.
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
NBN Co – via Telstra Wholesale – has revealed which apartment blocks will be the first to get FTTP under commercial trials of a rollout plan designed to thwart cherry-picking by competitors.
Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready
The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.