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  • News: China reaches 900 million mobile phone users

    China has become the first country to reach 900 million cell phone users, according to government statistics.

  • News: Apple admits Mac scareware infections, promises cleaning tool

    Apple on Tuesday promised an update for Mac OS X that will find and delete the MacDefender fake security software, and warn still-unaffected users when they download the bogus program.

  • News: Next MeeGo TV platform may boost connected sets

    Due to a reporting error, the story, "Next MeeGo TV platform may boost connected sets," posted to wire on Tuesday, misstated the name of analyst firm Parks Associates.

  • News: Oracle returns growth to Sun server business: IDC

    Oracle logged a small milestone in its Sun acquisition during the first quarter, expanding sales of Sun's server hardware for the first time in three-and-a-half years, IDC reported Tuesday.

  • News: Hackers steal Hotmail messages thanks to Web flaw

    Criminals recently spent more than a week siphoning e-mail messages from Hotmail users' accounts, thanks to a programming bug in Microsoft's website.

  • News: Apple offers Mac malware removal instructions

    There's been quite some commotion regarding the Mac and its relative security since Trojan horse Mac Defender appeared on the scene earlier this month. Now Apple's weighing in, with a Knowledge Base article focused on Mac Defender.

  • News: Sony says hacker stole 2,000 records from Canadian site

    The problems keep coming for Sony. On Tuesday the company confirmed that someone had hacked into its website and stolen about 2,000 customer names and e-mail addresses.

  • News: WA government renews focus on e-waste

    The Western Australia Government is moving to better manage its e-waste through the institution of a new whole of government common use arrangement (CUA) for the disposal of ICT equipment.

  • Video: NHK shows latest flexible OLED prototype

    Japan's public broadcaster shows off its latest progress towards thin, flexible screens that could one day make a roll-up TV possible.

  • News: Facebook 'more important than sex', say students

    A survey by the student offers site StudentBeans has revealed that 11 percent of students rate Facebook as the "most important things in their life at university".

  • News: Microsoft demos next version of Windows Phone

    Microsoft has been demonstrating Mango, its next iteration of the Windows Phone smartphone platform. It will add 500 new features included threaded conversations and the same Internet Explorer 9 browser as on desktop PCs. Phones running the new OS will go onsale this autumn.

  • Opinion: Hold the half-baked hardware

    How much should you pay for a laptop? And how much do you want to fork out? The latter is probably a lot less than the figure you mentally answered in response to my first question, but the correlation between the two is important.

  • News: Ghost Recon Goes Free to Play

    Ubisoft has announced that a new Ghost Recon game will launch for PC this summer, and it'll be a free to play online title.

  • Opinion: Google Search Terms Used to Track Disease Outbreaks

    Google search terms have been used to illustrate shifts in language, news awareness, and pop culture knowledge--see Ngrams, Trends, and Zeitgeist. But while it's fun to see the break between the "war on drugs" and the "war on terror", search terms can also provide important information on the spread of disease. Google Flu Trends retroactively showed a spike in searches for flu symptoms that could have predicted the swine flu outbreak in 2009; now a paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US says that searches for symptoms of a nasty antibiotic-resistant infection can track the spread of MRSA.

  • Feature: 40 reasons why laptops beat tablets

    Tablets are intriguing pieces of electronic wizardry, but even the most ardent iPad fan would concede that they have their limitations.

  • News: University's new SSDs boost video production speeds by 16X

    When Brigham Young University high-definition video production team ran into bandwidth issues, the school installed NAND flash cards in a MacBook Pro computer and achieved a 16X performance improvement.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Mango: First Look at the hot new features

    Tuesday morning, Microsoft took the wraps off "Mango," an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform that includes more than 500 new features designed to improve multitasking, offer more dynamic information and make apps and the OS work together more efficiently.

  • News: EU IP plans tantamount to censorship, say critics

    The European Commission has presented a controversial proposal for a European intellectual property rights strategy that it says will strengthen the knowledge-based economy and critics say will lead to a censorship regime.

  • News: T-Mobile doubles 3G wireless network speed

    T-Mobile is determined to get as much mileage out of its HSPA+ network as possible as the carrier has again increased its speed to reach theoretical peaks of 42Mbps.

  • News: Researcher blasts Siemens for downplaying SCADA threat

    The security researcher who last week voluntarily canceled a talk on critical vulnerabilities in Siemens' industrial control systems took the German giant to task for downplaying the problem



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