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  • Meet Mr Gamification - he's got a NUDGE for you

    24 October 2014, 6:05 am

    Geddit?!?…
  • Cisco patches three-year-old Metasploit-able hole

    24 October 2014, 5:33 am

    Patch or kill Telnet A three-year-old dangerous remote code execution hole affecting Cisco kit has been patched.…
  • Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes

    24 October 2014, 5:03 am

    Sir Thomas Sopwith's suburban Surrey hub Geek's Guide to Britain He learned to fly aged 22, set up his first aircraft factory aged 24 and by 30 his fighters dominated the skies over the Western Front.…
  • Pssst. Want to buy a timeshare in the clouds?

    24 October 2014, 4:36 am

    The Google dilemma — controller or spreader of knowledge?…
  • WIN a 1TB monster Samsung EVO 840 SSD

    24 October 2014, 4:01 am

    Three solid state scorchers up for grabs…
  • Google absorbs Oxford Uni boffins in artificial intelligence boost quest

    24 October 2014, 3:26 am

    'I'm sorry Larry, I'm afraid I can't do that…' Google has hired seven academics from Oxford University and signed partnerships with the engineering and computer science facilities to help it develop its DeepMind artificial intelligence system.…
  • Something about this really STINKS: Rosetta probe shoves nose under comet's tail

    24 October 2014, 3:04 am

    Rotten eggs, horse dung and almonds – yuck…
  • Rackspace launches big red rack eater

    24 October 2014, 2:31 am

    RackConnect 3.0 release gives Rackspace a much better hybrid cloud story Rackspace has flicked the switch on the third version of its RackConnect hybrid cloud-maker.…
  • Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries

    24 October 2014, 2:02 am

    And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of…
  • MAVEN snaps eight-bit SPACE INVADER

    24 October 2014, 1:33 am

    PewPewPew! Siding Spring shot in glorious retro chunks Comet Siding springs is proving a tricky subject for photography.…
  • 'Careful management of headcount' for Juniper after tepid quarter

    24 October 2014, 12:56 am

    Translation: the razor's swinging, at customers and in Juniper's back office…
  • Boffins want to put Quanta in containers, after docking

    24 October 2014, 12:31 am

    Hyperscale hepcats, back off - this one's about testing entanglement afloat Don't laugh: a group of Japanese and Australian boffins want to use container ships to carry around entangled quanta.…
  • 24 October 2014, 12:01 am

    A year later, selfies saved from Purple Palace zombie email accounts Facebook has begun using a Yahoo! email standard created in August last year to prevent snooping through the acquisition of old addresses.…
  • Aereo tellyscraper cops fresh licking in US courts

    23 October 2014, 11:31 pm

    Streaming startup barred from showing live TV streams Embattled TV biz Aereo was dealt a stunning blow on Thursday when a US judge barred the service from streaming live television over the internet.…
  • Samsung gets virtual with tiny S5 upgrade and goggle grab

    23 October 2014, 11:01 pm

    VR headset rumoured to come down chimney with Santa…
  • Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that

    23 October 2014, 10:33 pm

    And just WTF is the point of .spot, Amazon? A further $13m was spent yesterday on auctions for the ownership rights to three new soul-sapping dot-word domains: .spot, .salon and .realty.…
  • Moscow, Beijing poised to sign deal on joint cyber security ops

    23 October 2014, 10:02 pm

    Russian, Chinese security projects on the horizon…
  • Jeff Bezos rolls up another $437m, lights Amazon's cigar with it

    23 October 2014, 9:28 pm

    Another lossmaking quarter despite sales of over $20bn…
  • Facebook, IBM, court future Chinese elite

    23 October 2014, 9:03 pm

    Zuckerberg and Rometty join advisory board of top business school Beijing's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has signed up two tech titans to its advisory board: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty.…
  • Whisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator

    23 October 2014, 8:31 pm

    Jay Rockefeller demands briefing with not-so-anonymous app maker US Senator Jay Rockefeller has sent a terse letter [PDF] to the CEO of "anonymous" messaging app Whisper about its privacy policies.…
  • HEY! GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it discovers IRC, slaps it in an app

    23 October 2014, 7:52 pm

    Party like it's 1999 Facebook has revealed its solution for allowing people to anonymously gossip with one another online: internet chat rooms.…
  • Satya Nadella wanted cloud, mobile first – Microsoft gives him Windows, Office first

    23 October 2014, 6:52 pm

    New areas show growth, but still only 13% of the profit pie…
  • Hello, Ello. Still no ads and no features to sell. What do? Bag $5.5m

    23 October 2014, 5:23 pm

    Did you LOL at Ello? Now see who's laughing ... all the way to the bank…
  • Apple: We're still GREAT pals with GT and we'd LOVE to team up again

    23 October 2014, 4:44 pm

    But give us back our $439m…
  • Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

    23 October 2014, 3:57 pm

    Spot the difference from last time Adobe has tweaked its Digital Editions 4 desktop ebook reader to now encrypt the data it secretly sends back to headquarters – data that details a user's reading habits.…
  • France to draft blacklist banning alleged piracy websites – what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

    23 October 2014, 2:53 pm

    La censure! Le bord mince de la cale de fromage, mes amis! France looks set to increase funding and power for its controversial piracy-battling Hadopi agency.…
  • Upstart brags about cheaper-than-Amazon private cold data cloud

    23 October 2014, 11:57 am

    Storiant man asks you to check out their racks Storiant is an object storage startup which claims its customers can use its technology to store petabyte-scale data in a private cloud at a price below public cloud storage. How does it pull this trick off?…
  • Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec

    23 October 2014, 11:25 am

    You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that…
  • Entity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design tool

    23 October 2014, 11:01 am

    Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window Microsoft will retire the visual design tool for its Entity Framework (EF) database tool in the upcoming version 7, in favour of a text-based “code first” approach.…
  • Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings

    23 October 2014, 10:41 am

    Oi, Windows, centOS and openSUSE – behave, we're all friends here “It hurts my eyes,” Steve Ballmer once joshed during a demonstration of Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 managing Red Hat Linux.…

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