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23 Jul 2011
Cellular network hijacking for fun and profit

Weekend Following the success of hijacked network Free Libyana, we took the opportunity to talk to some engineers about the complexity of lifting someone else's infrastructure, and discovered there isn't much

23 Jul 2011
YouTube video apparently shows Norway killer with gun

A video on the YouTube website promoting a fight against Islam apparently shows pictures of the man suspected of a gun and bomb attack in Norway, wearing a wetsuit and pointing an automatic weapon

22 Jul 2011
MacBook batteries susceptible to hack attacks

Now that Apple has endowed the Mac operating system with state-of-the-art security protections, a researcher has devised new attacks that target the machine's battery

22 Jul 2011
Anonymous hackers hacked by young Turks

Affiliates of the group began to set up the site after profiles established by its members on Google+ were turfed out last week. Days later the pre-beta site was defaced by rival hackers in Turkey, who replaced the site's front page

22 Jul 2011
With space shuttle era over, U.S. robot set for Mars

NASA moved on to a new chapter in space exploration on Friday, a day after the end of its shuttle program, by announcing details of plans to determine if Mars has or ever had the ingredients for life

22 Jul 2011
Blogger sparks worldwide hunt for fake Apple stores

An American blogger who stumbled upon a near flawless fake Apple Store in China has become an Internet sensation after her post went viral and triggered a feisty debate about piracy in the world's second largest economy


22 Jul 2011
Tech Check: Brainstorming Tech, goodbye old Macbook, owling

In this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg tackle some of the headlines from this week's Fortune Brainstorming Tech conference in Colorado

22 Jul 2011
Behold: The Insides of New MacBook Air

The folks at iFixit have done it again. One day after the official launch of Apple's refreshed MacBook Air, they tore the poor little laptop

22 Jul 2011
Google Retires Toolbar for Firefox

Google Toolbar for Firefox has long been a ubiquitous add-on for the popular open source browser, but Google decided it's no longer needed

22 Jul 2011
Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage

One of Sony Corp's insurers has asked a court to declare that it does not have to pay to defend the media and electronics conglomerate from mounting legal claims related to a massive data breach earlier this year

22 Jul 2011
U.S. judge criticizes Google and Oracle at hearing

Both Oracle Corp and Google Inc have taken unreasonable positions on the scale of damages involved in a high stakes patent battle over the Android operating system, a U.S. judge said in court

22 Jul 2011
Microsoft Windows fizzles as PC fears loom

Sales of Microsoft Corp's flagship Windows software disappointed for the third straight quarter, taking the gloss off better-than-expected earnings that were aided by an unusually low tax rate

21 Jul 2011
Anonymous & LulzSec Lash Out at FBI: "We're Not Going Anywhere"

Anonymous and LulzSec, the two hacker groups responsible for some of the most high-profile cyber attacks of the past year, have issued a defiant state

21 Jul 2011
19,000 papers leaked to protest 'war against knowledge'

A critic of academic publishers has uploaded 19,000 scientific papers to the internet to protest the prosecution of a prominent programmer and activist accused of hacking into a college computer system

21 Jul 2011
LulzSec says it will partner with media on Murdoch emails

LulzSec has abandoned plans to release a cache of News International emails it claimed to have acquired during a redirection attack on The Sun website earlier this week

21 Jul 2011
Hackers target intelligence agency contractors

Hackers, likely working for foreign governments, are actively trying to steal classified government data by breaking into the computer networks of contractors that work for U.S. intelligence agencies

21 Jul 2011
U.S. cyber arrests seen leading to more hackers

The FBI's arrest this week of 16 people who allegedly participated in high-profile cyber attacks is providing a treasure trove of information and will lead to further arrests, a U.S. law enforcement official told Reuters

21 Jul 2011
Sony insurer says it's not liable for costs of data breach

Sony has been sued by its insurance company, which says the policy it issued doesn't cover a series of high-profile security breaches that exposed personal information associated with more than 100 million accounts

21 Jul 2011
Google closing experimental lab, but Gmail features will survive

Google announced Wednesday it will be slowly shuttering Google Labs, its experimental site for projects that aren't quite products. That news prompted fear and news reports that popular "experimental" features

21 Jul 2011
Fake Apple Store in China even fools staff

Chinese counterfeiters have had a field day pumping out knockoffs of Apple Inc's best-selling iPhones and iPads, but one appears to have gone a step further -- a near flawless fake Apple Store that even employees believe

21 Jul 2011
San Francisco tries again on cell phone radiation warning law

San Francisco is once again moving forward with its controversial plan to warn consumers about potential health risks related to cell phone use

21 Jul 2011
Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands for the Last Time [VIDEO]

Space Shuttle Atlantis, the last orbiter to fly as part of NASA's Space Shuttle program, successfully landed in Florida at at 5:56 a.m. ET

21 Jul 2011
How the Smart Grid Will Change Your Life

The Buzzword Breakdown Series is supported by The Network, Cisco's technology news site. The Network features technology news, trends and information

21 Jul 2011
Could the moon provide clean energy for Earth?

The nuclear engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin needs a rare element to fuel his research into a fusion reactor. But the cost of the isotope -- helium-3 -- is rising faster than a rocket headed to space

20 July 2011
Tech-savvy Taliban fights war in cyberspace

The war in Afghanistan entered cyberspace on Wednesday when the tech-savvy Taliban said their phones, email and website had been hacked

20 July 2011
U.S. arrests 14 for roles in PayPal cyber attack

U.S. authorities on Tuesday arrested 16 people on charges they participated in major cyber attacks, including an attempt to cripple eBay's PayPal website

20 July 2011
UK, Dutch cops cuff 5 more in Anonymous-LulzSec raids

The arrest of 16 Anonymous and LulzSec suspects in the US on Tuesday was accompanied by the arrest of a teenager in the UK and the cuffing

20 July 2011
'3-2-1 ... Good Morning Atlantis!'

The crew of space shuttle Atlantis were this morning roused by a message from employees of Kennedy Space Center, preceded by a snippet of Aaron Copland's Fanfare

20 July 2011
Samsung takes shot at iPad with new Galaxy Tab

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co launched a thinner and lighter version of its Galaxy tablet in its lucrative home market

20 July 2011
Twitter's Costolo: private markets a "distraction"

Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo called secondary markets a distraction and expects private companies will increasingly enact policies

20 July 2011
Chairman: Google should have gone social earlier

Looking back on his decade as Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt said the company should have focused more on connecting people -- a hole that allowed the emergence

20 July 2011
Apple smashes Street views, shares soar

Blockbuster sales of the iPhone and strong Asian business again helped Apple Inc crush Wall Street's expectations, driving its shares up more than 7 percent

19 July 2011
LulzSec say they'll release big Murdoch email archive

The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday

19 July 2011
Google Warning Users They May Be Infected By Malware

Google has identified a piece of malware that is redirecting unusual search traffic to its servers, prompting the company to warn affected users

19 July 2011
FBI Arrests 16 in Anonymous Hacking Investigation

The FBI is cracking down on the loosely affiliated hacking group Anonymous, whose members have claimed participation in just about every recent notable

19 July 2011
Murdoch newspapers tighten computer security after hack

Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group told staff to change their passwords and tighten security, sources said on Tuesday, after hackers attacked the website

19 July 2011
Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library

19 July 2011
Factbox: Apple shares scale new heights, top $400

Apple Inc shares are rallying in after-market activity following its strong earnings report and are poised to break $400 on Wednesday

19 July 2011
China Web users hit 485 million

The number of Chinese Internet users hit 485 million at the end of June, with microblogging and group-buying posting the highest user growth rates

18 July 2011
Hacked Sun site greatly exaggerates Murdoch's death

Hackers breached the security of Rupert Murdoch's Sun website and briefly redirected many visitors to a hoax article falsely claiming the tabloid media tycoon

18 July 2011
Hackers breach Murdoch's Sun newspaper website

Computer hackers broke into the website of Rupert Murdoch's best-selling British tabloid and altered the front page to show a fake report

18 July 2011
Yates of the Yard quits Met over phone-hacking scandal

Scotland Yard's Assistant Commissioner John Yates quit his job with the Metropolitan Police this afternoon

18 July 2011
Androids line up to take a swing at the iPad

Google and its legion of hardware partners appear to be recreating the conditions that helped crown the Android OS king of the hill in smartphones

18 July 2011
iPhone 4 survives fall from skydiver's pocket

Jarrod McKinney's iPhone 4 -- a notoriously fragile device -- cracked when his 2-year-old knocked it off a bathroom shelf

18 July 2011
Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics

When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple, Inc. In the last 35 years

18 July 2011
Kodak did not infringe on Apple patents, says ITC

The International Trade Commission on Monday upheld a decision by one of its judges that Eastman Kodak did not infringe Apple Inc patents

18 July 2011
Cisco to cut workforce by 15 percent, sell factory

Cisco Systems plans to cut 15 percent of its jobs and sell a factory as part of a plan to cut annual expenses by $1 billion

18 July 2011
Mobile devices to lead consumer electronics growth

More customers than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue to a record high of $190 billion

15 July 2011
24,000 Pentagon Files Stolen in Cyberattack

A Pentagon official says some 24,000 Department of Defense files were "lost" in March in a cyberattack on a military contractor

15 July 2011
U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams

U.S. and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million

15 July 2011
Pentagon makes love, not cyber war

The Pentagon has revealed an unclassified version of its "Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace." And despite a drumbeat of scare talk and digital sabre-rattling

15 July 2011
Apple fixes security flaw in iPhone, iPad software

Apple Inc has plugged a hole in the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players that could allow hackers to take remote control

15 July 2011
Exclusive: Apple tests new chips with TSMC

Taiwan's TSMC has begun trial manufacturing of next generation chips for Apple Inc's mobile devices, a source with knowledge of the matter

15 July 2011
Apple wins initial ITC ruling on HTC phone

Apple Inc won a preliminary ruling from a U.S. trade panel that Taiwanese handset maker HTC Corp infringed on two of the California company's patents

15 July 2011
iPhone 4 Video Gives a Fresh Perspective on Guitar Playing [VIDEO]

What happens when you drop an iPhone 4 into the sound hole of a guitar, position it just so, and then pluck the strings? Take a look at this video

15 July 2011
Exclusive: TSMC to make Apple chips on trial

Taiwan's TSMC has started trial manufacturing of next generation A6 chips for Apple Inc, a source familiar with the matter said

15 July 2011
Many sites cookie-track users regardless of opt-outs

More than 10 per cent of companies that promise not to track internet users' online activity for behavioural advertising purposes still do so, according to new research

15 July 2011
Mozilla outs un-Google site sign-in prototype

Mozilla has proposed a new method for signing into websites that avoids both site-specific passwords and existing cross-site sign-in services

15 July 2011
Sony Ericsson swings to quarterly loss after Japan quake

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson swung to a second-quarter loss after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan

15 July 2011
Oracle wants to question Google's Larry Page

Oracle Corp wants to question Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page in the course of high stakes patent litigation between the two companies

14 July 2011
Cyber theft illustrates Pentagon security challenge

A foreign intelligence service stole 24,000 files from a U.S. defense contractor earlier this year, a dramatic illustration of the threat confronting the Pentagon

14 July 2011
U.S. and China face vast divide on cyber issues

For two years, academic experts from the United States and China have quietly held talks on cyber-security, straining to establish rules of the road

14 July 2011
Pentagon to treat cyberspace as "operational domain"

The Defense Department unveiled a new strategy for protecting military computer networks from hackers on Thursday, designating cyberspace as an "operational domain"

14 July 2011
Key senator calls for special cyber security panel

Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for the creation of a bipartisan panel to draft long-sought legislation to combat data breaches and espionage

14 July 2011
FBI probes claims of Murdoch 9/11 hack

The FBI is reported to be examining allegations that staff at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp tried to access the mobile phones of 9/11 terrorist-attack victims

14 July 2011
Apple snuffs iPhone privacy complaint with Korean peanuts

Apple has paid a South Korean user one million won to settle a complaint arising from unauthorized iPhone collection of that user's location information

14 July 2011
Blockbuster targets disgruntled Netflix customers

Blockbuster is seeking to persuade incensed Netflix Inc customers to switch their allegiances, after the fast-growing online video service

14 July 2011
WikiLeaks files complaint over Visa and Mastercard

WikiLeaks and the Icelandic IT company DataCell filed a formal complaint to the European Commission on Thursday, saying payment companies Visa Europe

14 July 2011
Google+ grows to 10 million users

"Growth on Google+ has been great," Google CEO Larry Page said on a conference call with analysts. "Over 10 million have joined. That's a great achievement for the team

14 July 2011
What's this Spotify thing all about?

It's hard to escape buzz about Spotify this week -- especially since Britney Spears and others are "so excited" about it. Trent Reznor, from Nine Inch Nails

14 July 2011
Groupon adds 11 underwriters, new risk warning

Groupon Inc, the largest online daily deals company, has added 11 new underwriters for its upcoming initial public offering

14 July 2011
Google smashes Street expectations, shares surge

Google Inc's results soundly trounced Wall Street's most bullish expectations, sending its shares up 12 percent and easing concerns that its battle with Facebook

14th July 2011
Comcast bans man from Internet for using too much data

The end of the internet comes not with a bang or a procession of four lolcats of the apocalypse, but just with two blinking lights on a modem

14th July 2011
MAJOR HACK: Voda femtocells open phones up to intercept

Security shortcomings in the femtocell technology supplied by the mobile phone giant create a means to extract information that would allow hackers to intercept calls

14th July 2011
Apple pays S.Korean user compensation over iPhone tracking

Apple Inc's Korean unit has paid compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting location data without consent, lawyers

14th July 2011
Google Maps Gets Traffic Info in 13 European Countries

Google Maps now has live traffic info in 13 additional European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel

14th July 2011
Facebook begins to challenge Google in UK internet

Google has increased its dominance in the UK search sector, according to the latest numbers, but search itself - though growing in absolute terms

14th July 2011
Half of Virgin Media broadband ads are wrong, says ASA

Virgin Media has been taken to task by ad regulators over 10 separate adverts. The complaints centred on three separate national press adverts, a leaflet, a TV ad

14th July 2011
Amazon's anti-iPad arises 'in October'

Amazon will answer Apple's iPad before October, according to a report citing people familiar with the matter

14th July 2011
Navy to help climate scientists in pirate-infested waters

Climate scientists have turned to the United States and Australian navies to deploy robotic measuring devices in the Indian Ocean

14th July 2011
No link seen between cellphones, brain tumor

People who have used a cellphone for more than a decade do not appear to be at increased risk of a type of non-cancerous brain tumor

14th July 2011
Samsung study rejects claims semiconductor plants caused cancers

A study commissioned by Samsung Electronics rejected assertions that employees may have been exposed to carcinogenic chemicals at its plants

14th July 2011
Flying sphere goes where humans fear to tread

Its Japanese developers call it the "Futuristic Circular Flying Object" and it's designed to go where humans can't

14th July 2011
Google margins and new social product in spotlight

Google Inc's profit margins and its newly released social networking service will be in the investor spotlight when the Internet company reports

13th July 2011
Mobile Hacking: How Safe Is Your Smartphone?

New instances of phone hacking seem to emerge from Rupert Murdoch's empire on a daily basis. But are the reports of interest beyond Murdoch

13th July 2011
Wi-Fi-hacking neighbor sentenced to 18 years

A Minnesota hacker that prosecutors described as a "depraved criminal" was handed an 18-year prison term Tuesday for unleashing a vendetta of cyberterror

13th July 2011
SAP attacks $1.3 billion Oracle verdict at hearing

Oracle Corp and SAP AG have not had any settlement talks since a $1.3 billion verdict against SAP last November, an attorney for Oracle

13th July 2011
Amazon tablet seen aiming to widen e-commerce lead

Amazon.com Inc will launch a tablet computer this year to extend its position as the world's largest Internet retailer, expand in mobile commerce

13th July 2011
Amazon to launch touchscreen tablet

Amazon, the online retailer that ignited demand for electronic readers with its Kindle, might be entering the increasingly crowded tablet computer market

13th July 2011
Amazon To Launch Tablet By October

The tablet, which would vie with Apple's iPad 2, among other products, will be one of three new hardware products from Amazon coming in the third quarter

13th July 2011
Tech elite struggling to define Google-plus

At first, everyone thought it was Facebook. But as tech insiders take more time to explore Google's new online social network, called Google+

13th July 2011
Zuckerberg and Google elite hit Google+ privacy button

Mark Zuckerberg, Google founders Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and a whole raft of Google's top brass have suddenly activated the privacy settings

13th July 2011
Microsoft kills Windows Vista SP1 support

Microsoft is once again trying to bump the 10 per cent market share of people and businesses still lumbered with the company's unloved Windows Vista

13th July 2011
Twitter gears up auto-ads for big clients

Twitter is courting bigtime advertisers and will soon allow them to tailor, automate and publish ads in bulk directly onto the Internet

13th July 2011
Are We In A Tech Bubble? Here's The History

We've spent the past year wondering whether we're currently in a tech bubble akin to the last decade's dotcom boom

13th July 2011
Spotify music-streaming service to launch in U.S. Thursday

Spotify, which makes Internet music-streaming software, plans to launch the much-hyped U.S. version Thursday morning, after delays

13th July 2011
Microsoft gives glimpse of Windows Server 8

WPC 2011 Microsoft has given a peek into Windows 8 Server, the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2 and companion to the tablet-tastic Windows 8 client

13th July 2011
T-Mobile launches first Caller ID for mobile phones

Your smartphone will rummage around in your contacts list and attach names to any incoming phone numbers it can find there, but what we think of as true Caller ID

13th July 2011
Samsung, HTC, Apple to show Q2 cellphone gains

Samsung Electronics and HTC are predicted to be the big winners in the global cellphone market in the second quarter

13th July 2011
Exclusive: China Telecom plans iPhone launch year-end

China Telecom Corp Ltd plans to offer its 106 million subscribers the Apple Inc iPhone by the end of 2011

13th July 2011
The State of the Web: An Interactive HTML5 Infographic

The web can be a barometer for how we feel about issues and events. For a long time, it's been a huge part of where and how we spend money

13th July 2011
US court test for rights not to hand over encryption keys

Civil liberties activists have lent their support to a case that will test whether a US citizen can refuse to decrypt personal data

13th July 2011
Electronic Arts buying PopCap Games for up to $1.3 billion

Electronic Arts Inc, the video game publisher, is buying PopCap Games in a deal worth up to $1.3 billion

12th July 2011
'Meltdown Monday' Anonymous hackers leak military mails

Anonymous uploaded 90,000 military email address and associated password hashes onto a file-sharing network

12th July 2011
A new U.S. law-enforcement tool: Facebook searches

U.S. law-enforcement agencies are increasingly obtaining warrants to search Facebook, often gaining detailed access to users' accounts

12th July 2011
China says piracy problem not "extremely serious"

China said on Tuesday its crackdown on pirated goods has made great strides, a claim borne out by government statistics

12th July 2011
Cisco could eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs

Networking equipment company Cisco Systems Inc could eliminate as many as 10,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce

12th July 2011
Apple chief patent lawyer leaving

Apple Inc's chief patent counsel will soon leave the company, at a time when the iPhone maker is fighting numerous legal battles

12th July 2011
EU court says eBay should protect trademarks better

Internet auction marketplace eBay may have to take more responsibility over what is sold via its website or it could be sued for trademark abuse

12th July 2011
WikiLeaks' Assange in UK court to fight extradition

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asked a court for a second time on Tuesday to block his extradition from Britain to Sweden

12th July 2011
Groupon offers first car deal, targets bigger items

Groupon Inc offered its first car coupon on Tuesday, a sign the largest online daily deal company is expanding

12th July 2011
Google-plus offers chance for a social reboot

Almost immediately after Google launched its new, not-Facebook social network in late June, a hilarious and much-shared comic strip

12th July 2011
Microsoft Redesigns Bing Maps Interface

Microsoft has rolled out a redesign of the Bing Maps interface, consolidating most of the task and navigation options

12th July 2011
Pandora reaches 100 million listeners

According to a news release on Pandora's blog, 36 million of those consumers are "monthly active users." It also said that in the past six months

12th July 2011
Exclusive: Key Apple patent lawyer to leave, source says

Richard "Chip" Lutton Junior. manages the iPad and iPod maker's patent portfolio. It is unclear why Lutton is leaving the company

12th July 2011
Toshiba wants to be top maker of flash memory soon: president

Toshiba Corp's president said his company wanted to soon overtake South Korean rival Samsung Electronics as the world's leading maker of flash memory

12th July 2011
HTC down after Apple's new patent lawsuit

Shares in the world's No.5 handset maker, HTC Corp, tumbled more than 4 percent on Tuesday, after Apple Inc sued the company in a fresh complaint

11th July 2011
Government contactor Booz Allen hit by hack

Hackers said on Monday they broke into the computer systems of major government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton's

11th July 2011
Tainted electronics pose security threat: U.S. rep

The United States needs to be more wary of computers and other electronics imports that could be laden with malicious software

11th July 2011
iPhone, iPad users: Watch out for malicious PDF files

Although so far, Android devices pose the greatest risk of mobile malware, no mobile platform is immune to this problem -- not even Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

11th July 2011
LinkedIn passes Myspace as No. 2 U.S. social network

Despite new ownership and an injection of Justin Timberlake celebrity cachet, the bad news just keeps coming for Myspace

11th July 2011
Google-plus experiences some growing pains

Since its debut in late June, Google+ has captured much of the tech world's online conversation. The chatter is generally positive, with tech bloggers cheering Google's new social network

11th July 2011
Apple files fresh patent complaint against HTC

Apple Inc has filed a fresh complaint against Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp with a U.S. trade panel over unspecified portable electronic devices and software

11th July 2011
Yahoo! reads! your! emails!

Yahoo! is being criticised for the new Ts & Cs for its webmail service, which give it the right to scan your emails as well as making you responsible for telling anyone

11th July 2011
MS security centre search poisoned with infectious smut

Microsoft has disabled the search results on its Security Centre after malware-spreaders abused the function to promote shady pornographic websites serving Trojans

11th July 2011
GOLDEN BALLSUP! Beckham website defaced

David Beckham's website was hacked and defaced on Sunday in an attack timed to coincide with the birth of his first daughter

11th July 2011
Atlantis docks at space station on last mission

Space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight

11th July 2011
Diary of a cameraman at the last shuttle launch

The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on its final mission was an awesome sight. I've seen many launches on TV - most with a tear in my eye - but this was my first in person

11th July 2011
Are Google Music and Amazon's Cloud Player illegal?

Amazon.com made waves in March when it announced Cloud Player, a new "cloud music" service that allows users to upload their music collections for personal use

11th July 2011
Is Taking Secret Photos in an Apple Store Legal?

After artist Kyle McDonald rigged Apple Store computers to take photos of customers, the Secret Service confiscated his computers with a search warrant

11th July 2011
Google-plus disk space cockup creates notification spam-storm

Google+ blitzed early adopters of the social networking service with spammy notifications over the weekend following a technical glitch

11th July 2011
Analysis: Apple-Samsung battle may spur supplier shakeup

An intensifying quarrel between Samsung and Apple is triggering expectations that some of the pairs' $5 billion-plus relationship may be up for grabs

11th July 2011
Preparing Your Mac for Mac OS X Lion

Mac OS X Lion will bring lots of new features to the Mac operating system, including enhanced multi-touch gesture support

11th July 2011
Elpida to raise $990 million for new chips

Elpida Memory Inc plans to raise nearly 80 billion yen ($992 million) through new shares and convertible bonds as it shifts production away from DRAM memory

11th July 2011
REVIEW: iPhone App Now Works With Dragon NaturallySpeaking

You've probably heard of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the speech recognition software for PC and Mac that lets you do the talking

11th July 2011
Free New Zealand online shopping briefly delights customers

New Zealand customers at an online shopping site were happily shocked when they got expensive televisions and iPods for free Monday after a computer glitch

11th July 2011
Social gaming firm DeNA to seek acquisitions in Europe, Asia

Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA will seek to expand by buying more game developers, its new chief executive, Isao Moriyasu, said in an interview

11th July 2011
Cambridge IT guy 'was the Spanish Guy Fawkes', say cops

A Cambridge IT worker known locally as "Cyril" was actually a wanted terrorist who plotted to kill the King of Spain, according to police

9th July 2011
Atlantis inspects heat shield en route to station

Space shuttle Atlantis' crew spent Saturday inspecting the craft's heat shield for damage as they prepared to pay the last visit to the International Space Station

9th July 2011
Is Facebook worth more than Google?

Open...and Shut We've certainly entered the silly season of Silicon Valley tech valuations, but one company strikes me as not richly valued enough

9th July 2011
Google to Stabilize Video for Google Talk on Android

A common problem with video chatting using tablets is shaky video. Now Google has selected SRI International to embed its video stabilization software

8th July 2011
Space shuttle leaves Earth on final flight

Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed off its seaside launch pad on Friday, rising atop a tower of smoke and flames as it left Earth on the final flight

8th July 2011
Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Video: The Final Flight

Friday, space shuttle Atlantis flew up in the sky toward the International Space Station, marking an end of an era: It was the last aircraft

8th July 2011
Space Shuttle Launch: Photos from the Final Atlantis Flight

As the last active space shuttle orbiter in NASA's fleet, the Atlantis launched today from Florida's John F. Kennedy Space Center

8th July 2011
Factbox: Space shuttle Atlantis' final mission

Space shuttle Atlantis is due to launch on Friday on the 135th and final flight in NASA's shuttle program. The mission, scheduled to last 12 days

8th July 2011
Watch the Last Space Shuttle Launch Live [VIDEO & PICS]

Atlantis is scheduled to go on a 12-day mission, carrying only four astronauts (compared to the usual crew of six or seven)

8th July 2011
Space Exploration: 9 Private Sector Companies Ready to Take Off

When Atlantis launched on Friday morning, it was the last of NASA's space shuttle flights. The event marks the end of a 30-year program that has put 777 people in orbit

8th July 2011
Phone hacking can extend beyond voice mail

While the phone hacking by British tabloid News of the World was unexceptional by technical standards, security experts say the scandal portends

8th July 2011
Rumor: Apple working on 'iPad HD'

Here's the latest: The company reportedly is working on a new iPad, due out later this year, that will have a higher-resolution screen

8th July 2011
U.S. Internet providers to act against online pirates

Consumers who illegally download copyrighted films, music or television shows might see their Internet speed slowed or access restricted

8th July 2011
Einhorn dumps Yahoo stake after Alipay dispute

Greenlight Capital chief David Einhorn unloaded his stake in Yahoo Inc just months after building a sizable position, swallowing a "modest loss"

8th July 2011
Google chairman to testify at Senate hearing

Google Inc Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify at a September hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee

8th July 2011
Exclusive: WikiLeaks loses Icelandic financial lifeline

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lost a financial lifeline. Since December, bans by the world's major credit card networks

8th July 2011
Facebook dev rules tweaked after US antitrust complaint

Facebook has updated its developer terms of service following an antitrust complaint to the Federal Trade Commission

8th July 2011
Facebook video chat 'leaks' music plans

Facebook's Skype-based video calling app released this week seems to be ready to link up with a yet-to-be-announced music service, according to blogger Jeff Rose

8th July 2011
Solitary critical Windows update to star in modest Patch Tuesday

Microsoft is to issue four bulletins next Tuesday - one of which is critical - as part of the July edition of its Patch Tuesday update cycle

8th July 2011
Factbox: News that broke on Twitter

Hackers broke into the Twitter feeds of Fox News and PayPal this week, raising concerns about how secure the microblogging site is

8th July 2011
Google's Schmidt sees room for several social networks

Google Inc is leaving open the door to more co-operation with social-media giants Facebook and Twitter

8th July 2011
Cellphones, devices biggest driving distractions

Driving distractions, primarily by cellphones and other electronic devices, are associated with up to 25 percent of U.S. car crashes

7th July 2011
Twitter security lags some other sites: experts

The fast-growing microblogging site Twitter has fallen behind some other Internet services in introducing tools to help secure the accounts of users

7th July 2011
Hack job! Murdoch axes paper to save deal

In an astonishing response to a scandal engulfing his media empire, Rupert Murdoch shut down the News of the World

7th July 2011
Factbox: News of the World closes over hacking scandal

Following are key facts about the News of the World newspaper, Britain's biggest-selling tabloid, which will close after Sunday's edition

7th July 2011
UK PM wants News of the World wrongdoers to face justice

All those responsible for wrongdoing at the News of the World newspaper should be brought to justice, a spokesman for British Prime Minister

7th July 2011
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Store Sets Secret Service on Spy Camera Artist

Artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute

7th July 2011
First iPhones in Space: Final Shuttle Astronauts to Deliver $1 App

The final, much-delayed mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis, which has a 30% chance of lifting off this Friday, will be carrying with it the planet's first astro-phones

7th July 2011
5 things the Skype deal teaches us about Facebook

At one point during Facebook's "something awesome" event on Wednesday, more than 60,000 people were simultaneously tuned online to an unassuming meeting room

7th July 2011
5 ways Google-plus could steal music fans from Facebook

Google's social network, Google+, is late. Facebook has a big lead, having ousted MySpace, which in turn deposed Friendster

7th July 2011
Amazon wins skirmish in 'App Store' battle with Apple

Apple has been dealt a blow in its "App Store" trademark case, with a federal judge denying its request for an injunction to stop Amazon from using the term

7th July 2011
How Google Is Leading the Way to a Voice-Activated Future

The Tech Innovators Series is supported by Lenovo. Lenovo does not just manufacture technology. They make Do machines - super-powered creation

7th July 2011
British Scientists Make Chocolate Goodies With 3D Printer [VIDEO]

Finally, someone has found a constructive use for 3D printers. British taxpayers will no doubt be tickled to know that the Engineering and Physical

7th July 2011
RIM says adds 1 million EMEA subscribers in 3 weeks

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said on Thursday it has added more than one million subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

7th July 2011
Murdoch defends papers as Cameron pledges hacking probe

Rupert Murdoch promised full cooperation on Wednesday to resolve a scandal shaking his media empire after British Prime Minister David Cameron promised an inquiry

7th July 2011
Government facilities targets of cyber attacks

Two U.S. government-funded research laboratories and a defense contractor were targets of a "highly sophisticated" cyber attack last week

7th July 2011
Facebook launches video chat with Skype

Facebook will add Skype video chat to its pages, aiming to spice up the appeal of the world's No. 1 Internet social networking service while fending off
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