A bored hacker has worked out a novel way of creating a real-time 3D rendering engine using nothing more than the Excel spreadsheet package from Microsoft.
An interesting marriage of a NAS drive with a basic Linux PC offers automated ripping of your music collection to a UPnP media server - no keyboard or mouse required.
Can't quite believe the news that the next version of IE will follow W3C standards? Now Microsoft has launched the public beta you can try it for yourself.
PC maker Dell has just launched an ultra-rugged mil-spec laptop, the XFR D630, which is clearly aimed at the same niche market as Panasonic's Toughbook.
Microsoft's next iteration of the Internet Explorer browser will default to rendering pages in a standards-compliant mode that rejects broken sites written for earlier versions.
A bored hacker has succeeded in cramming a command-line version of the Transmission BitTorrent client onto the iPhone. A useful app, or a waste of time?
Trent Reznor has officially launched Nine Inch Nails' latest album, and it's available in DRM-free digital formats for a nominal sum. But it's the added extras that are catching fans' attention...
Amazon has finally got around to shipping a Linux version of it's MP3 Download software.
Apple's new NAS-cum-WAP Time Capsule has been dismantled by early adopters and it appears that the drive isn't as 'server-grade' as Apple claimed.
A security researcher and Mac fan has discovered that the latest Apple operating system keeps plain-text copies of user passwords in RAM with no security at all.
PC maker Elonex has revealed details of its sub-£100 ultraportable Linux notebook, and you might be surprised how much system you get for your money.
In a Los Angeles event hosted by Tom Brokaw, Microsoft officially launched its trio of new server products: Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008.
The Australian government has announced trials of a new ISP-level filtering system designed to prevent access to pornography online - and it's going to be mandatory.
Search giant Google is to join six other companies in a project to lay a 6,200 mile undersea cable joining the USA and Japan and capable of carrying 4.8Tb/s.
Hardware hacker guryhwa has successfully replaced the built-in Celeron 900MHz processor in his Eee PC 701 with a much beefier 1.2GHz Pentium-M unit for a nice speed boost.
Japan launched a satellite on Saturday which it hopes holds the key to offering 1.2Gb/s Internet connectivity.
The newest alpha build of the next version of the Ubuntu desktop Linux OS - Hardy Heron - has been made available for download, and it's pretty slick despite some major bugs.
The A5/1 encryption algorithm used in GSM mobile phone transmissions can be broken in under thirty minutes with £500 worth of hardware. Time to worry?
Hacker Adam Laurie has demonstrated a contactless attack on an RFID-equipped American Express card at the Black Hat DC conference.
Google has announced a trial of a new service allowing patients to upload and store their entire medical history on-line.
Unknown company Implicit Networks has started legal proceedings against a raft of high-tech companies claiming infringement of their data conversion patent.
Microsoft has entered Momenta into the NextGen PC Design Competition, and it's a pretty creepy device designed to record every exciting moment of your life.
Search giant Google has slipped a bundle of used notes to the team behind the Wine package in order to get better support for Adobe Photoshop on Linux.
January 24 2020 | 12:00
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