Queen Elizabeth II took advantage of opening a new technology gallery at the London Science Museum this morning by getting down and dirty and tweeting the world.
The first tweet by the Queen said: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. more»
Security company Damballa said it had recorded a 57 percent increase in Backoff Malware between August to September.
It compiles its reports from enterprise customers and global ISPs.
The biggest challenge for IT security teams is to find genuine attacks on networks from an avalanche of security alerts typically received. more»
It looks as if Intel will stop providing pay outs – in euphemistic terms – subsidies, for people making mobile phones using its technology.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, while Intel had an apparently sparkling set of financial results recently, it is going to restrict these payouts to all but the biggest players
It is significant that despite these sparkling results, Intel’s mobile unit, as we reported yesterday, was a loss making venture. more»
Just when you thought that Apple’s super bendy, overpriced, low spec iPhone 6 could not be a bigger lemon, it turns out that using its Pay function will cost you an arm and a leg.
It seems that not just the design geniuses at Apple need firing for the iPhone 6, but the programmers should also get a written warning and a lecture from HR. more»
A San Jose based outfit, Electronics for Imaging paid several employees from India as little as $1.21 an hour to help install computer systems at the company’s Fremont headquarters.
The highly skilled workers, who could have earned more cash by sitting with a cup and dog on a string in the high street, worked up to 122 hours a week between September 8, 2013, and December 21, 2013. more»
Google is finding itself a little short on intelligence and has been seen snuffling around near the Oxford headquarters of TechEye.
When cornered, near one of the wheelie bins at the back of public house the Kite, a Google staffer explained that the search engine was expanding its artificial intelligence initiative. more»
Microsoft has not given up on research and development, despite closing its Silicon Valley lab.
Writing in his bog, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology & Research said that the recent shuttering of the Silicon Valley lab really hurt.
He said that no one at Microsoft felt good about the fact that a significant number of friends and colleagues were laid off. more»
Microsoft reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street had been a little concerned that Microsoft might suffer from am industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services. more»
A study by a team of researchers at the Northeastern University have discovered that online shops target people based on their profiles and charge some more than others for the same products.
The team said that people regularly receive personalised content, such as specific offers from Amazon. more»
While many multinational and pan-European businesses have their co-location centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London or Paris, IT managers should think about moving their datacentres to Norway or Sweden.
That’s according to analysts at the Gartner Group and there’s a number of reasons why Sweden and Norway are attractive. more»
The success of Chromebooks has forced Microsoft to drop its licensing fees on Windows 8.1 notebooks, in a move that is forcing down prices on the products and is good news for buyers.
According to financial analysts at Seeking Alpha, Samsung has decided to use an X86 processor for its Chromebook 2 – a win for Intel in the X86 stakes. more»
Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked fake FTDI chips.
The Scottish outfit FTDI makes USB-to-serial chips. They are very popular and every microcontroller and embedded device out there that can communicate over a serial port uses one. more»
Software giant Microsoft is warning its users about a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability is a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.
It is currently being exploited via PowerPoint files as some companies are still trying to use these in meetings to bore staff to death without actually helping the company develop. more»
German airline Lufthansa is about to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM as part of an outsourcing agreement for the services.
Europe’s largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Arabic rivals
It earlier this year said it was seeking a buyer for the unit, which provides data centres, networks and telephony. more»
Oracle, Microsoft and Ask.com have been accused of treating their staff in exactly the same way as the fruity cargo cult Apple.
The suit against Microsoft filed by former employees Deserae Ryan and Trent Rau charges, among other things, that Microsoft and other companies entered into anti-solicitation and restricted hiring agreements without the consent or knowledge of its workers. more»