The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
US Attorney General Eric Holder has backed police who fear that a client-side encryption in consumer devices will make their job difficult.
But Holder has a novel argument for this gross invasion of privacy – he is trying to convince people that it will save childrens’ lives. more»
Lotus 1-2-3 officially ended its existence yesterday as IBM’s previously announced execution date passed with barely any attention from the tech press.
Big Blue only stopped selling Lotus 1-2-3 last year after more than 30 years of stirling work.
Lotus 1-2-3 was a spreadsheet program developed by Lotus Software, which is now part of IBM. more»
Data gathered by Net Applications has revealed that despite the domination of press by its rivals, Microsoft Internet Explorer is still the world’s most popular browser.
Microsoft’s product accounts for almost 60 percent of the market and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. more»
Thirsty boffins at Oregon State University have discovered that doses of xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in beer improved memory and thinking.
True, the experiment was conducted on a group of mice who were not knocking back pints in the snug at the Rat and Handgun. more»
Scientists at the QUT say that modelling a human eye, a rat’s brain and combining them with robots could well lead to new technology.
Dr Michael Milford, lead researcher, said: “This is a very Frankenstein type of project.” The study uses newly designed computer algorithms to let robots navigate intelligence. more»
Worried UK motorists have bombarded the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website causing it to crush as they rushed to pay their car tax online..
From this Wednesday, drivers don’t have to display the paper discs familiar to all in the windscreen. more»
Big Blue and Lenovo confirmed they have completed the sales of IBM’s X86 server business, as expected.
Under the terms of the deal, Lenovo will buy System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, X86 based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers as well as software, blade networking and maintenance operations. more»
A company called Contour Crafting that offers a method of 3D printing large structures direct from CAD packages, has won a prize in a design competition.
Contour Crafting claims it automates building whole structures and cuts down the time and cost of construction. more»
A report from ABI Research said that sales of branded tabets such as those from Samsung and Apple only grew by 2.5 percent in the first half of this year.
The report said that sales of Apple iPads fell by 13 percent while sales of Samsung tablets grew by 26 percent year on year. more»
Software giant Microsoft appears to have lost count with Windows 9 and has instead jumped to Windows 10 as the next version of its operating system.
Microsoft today skipped a number and announced Windows 10, the OS formerly known as Threshold and the successor to Windows 8/8.1. more»
Despite his surprise exit from Oracle, Larry Ellison was still the main draw at Oracle’s annual conference in San Francisco.
Ellison has given up his position as chief executive of the enterprise software behemoth he co-founded 37 years ago, however he stuck to his tradition of delivering the main presentation at Oracle OpenWorld. more»
Hong Kong’s activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any mobile phone connection.
The move comes about because of fears that the Chinese government would block local phone networks to stop protestors organising.
However activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. more»
Desperate to keep Apple afloat after it released a phone which was easy to bend and break, the Tame Apple Press is actually releasing stories claiming it is all a conspiracy theory “on a par to 9/11.”
BGR insists that all the videos you see where the phone is being bent are all doctored, just like the moon landings. more»
A German data protection watchdog has snarled at the search engine Google for the way it creates data profiles from its various services.
The data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg has ordered Google to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling. more»