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  • In the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave ... you can legally carrier unlock your own phone

    25 July 2014, 4:54 pm

    Once Obama signs law passed today by House of Reps…
  • How long is too long to wait for a security fix?

    25 July 2014, 4:40 pm

    Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS…
  • Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch

    25 July 2014, 3:37 pm

    Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors Google and Twitch were tight-lipped this morning in California – amid swirling rumors that the internet goliath will formally seal a $1bn deal to buy the video-streaming upstart.…
  • 'My papers, please?' US passport database crash leaves travelers stranded

    25 July 2014, 3:22 pm

    Thousands left waiting for visas, documents worldwide…
  • Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

    25 July 2014, 12:58 pm

    The side of the debate you don't often hear A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its technology, more money on its network – and less energy on lobbying in Washington DC.…
  • Healthy Fibre biz fattens QLogic's bottom line... and not before time

    25 July 2014, 12:03 pm

    Only way is up for storage adapter supplier…
  • Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London

    25 July 2014, 11:29 am

    Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa From 16 September you will be able to pay for your journey on the London Underground with your pay-by-bonk contactless card or NFC-enabled phone.…
  • Disaster Recovery upstart joins DR 'as a service' gang

    25 July 2014, 11:03 am

    Quorum joins the aaS crowd with DRaaS offering…
  • Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos

    25 July 2014, 10:39 am

    Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open and lossless audio technology.…
  • The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost

    25 July 2014, 9:58 am

    Just don't ask about operating profits... The tills rang often for massive global distie Ingram Micro during its second calendar quarter, helped by frenzied PC refresh activity, but squeezing out better long term profits remains a work in progress.…
  • Pinterest diversity stats: Also pale and male (but not as much as Twitter)

    25 July 2014, 9:32 am

    Cats'n'flowers site latest to admit white men rule its roost…
  • French authorities take lead in grilling Google on 'Right to be Forgotten'

    25 July 2014, 9:02 am

    Will that be medium or raaaaare? Google, Yahoo! and Bing have been grilled by the EU’s top data protection tzars.…
  • JURASSIC SQUAWK: Behold, our FEATHERED friends, the DINOSAURS

    25 July 2014, 8:29 am

    Boffins research: Ancient dinos may all have had 'potential' fluff Boffins now reckon that any and all dinos may have had feathers, after finding the first ever example of a dinosaur with both feathers and scales.…
  • Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

    25 July 2014, 8:01 am

    Europe hits saturation The reduction in how much mobile networks receive for handling incoming calls has hit both Vodafone and EE so hard that they have both separated out the charges in interim financial reports.…
  • UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

    25 July 2014, 7:36 am

    What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?! Analysis Freetards are elated: Call-me-Dave’s people in the Cabinet Office have done the right thing and backed the Open Document Format as the default government file format.…
  • Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

    25 July 2014, 7:18 am

    Class action launched on behalf of 100 million iPhone owners…
  • US judge 'troubled' by Apple's $450m bid to end ebook price-fixing row

    25 July 2014, 7:01 am

    Beak questions whether settlement is fair to customers…
  • Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

    25 July 2014, 6:24 am

    He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*…
  • BSkyB slurps Murdoch's Italian and German Sky assets to beef up European pay-TV biz

    25 July 2014, 5:58 am

    Pays Uncle Rupert £4.9bn for square-eyed deal BSkyB is pursing a bold pay-TV strategy in Europe with the unsurprising buyout today of 21st Century Fox's 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland.…
  • The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

    25 July 2014, 5:27 am

    With all appliances and means to boot... Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown…
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

    25 July 2014, 5:01 am

    It's amazing what swapping batteries can do Review Porsche has been messing about with hybrids for a few years now. You could even go back as far as 1943 with the Ferdinand Elefant tank destroyer that had a hybrid electric drive.…
  • NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'

    25 July 2014, 4:32 am

    Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool Something for the Weekend, Sir? “Excuse me, sir, may I see your passport?”…
  • Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto

    25 July 2014, 4:02 am

    Does the shed actually know no bounds, or what? Poll It's been a blast, but after some serious linguistic tomfoolery, the time has come to decide on a stirring motto to adorn our proposed Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission patch.…
  • Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

    25 July 2014, 3:41 am

    Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s…
  • Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

    25 July 2014, 3:18 am

    Big Content could get the right to order ISPs to stop traffic Australia's is pondering whether it needs the power to block websites that facilitate copyright infringement.…
  • Teardown gurus iFixit play with Fire – Amazon's new mobe

    25 July 2014, 3:02 am

    Amazon handset proves a complex bit of kit in repair tests The teardown team at repairs biz iFixit has cracked open Amazon's Fire smartmobe, and it seems the new handset is indeed a complex piece of kit even by modern smartphone standards.…
  • Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt

    25 July 2014, 2:32 am

    Telecom-directed virty efforts won't be pitched at mainstream workloads … yet…
  • iOS services intended solely for diagnostics: 'I don’t buy it for a minute'

    25 July 2014, 2:03 am

    Plus: 'Come on, BBC. You're not children'…
  • Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

    25 July 2014, 1:34 am

    Goog the perfect ruse to slip into SEO orfice One in every 24 Googlebots is a imitation spam-flinging denial of service villain that masquerades as Mountain View to sneak past web perimeter defences, according to security chaps at Incapsula.…
  • The seven nations where SIM CARDS outnumber PEOPLE

    25 July 2014, 12:44 am

    PLUS: You'll never guess the nations where broadband's IN REVERSE! The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's (OECD's) latest broadband statistics update reports that about 72 per cent of the group's residents now have access to broadband.…

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