Why the US government shouldn't invest in making batteries more powerful

Why I think a recently announced initiative funded by tax dollars to design a signifcantly more powerful battery is a  bad idea.

TV makers slapped with record fine for price fixing

The European Commission has slapped record fines, totalling $1.92 billion, on seven electronics companies for fixing cathode ray tube prices before CRT televisions disappeared in favor of flat-screens.

Verizon ordered to comply with FCC data roaming rules

A federal appeals court has rejected Verizon's attempt to avoid complying with FCC rules on data roaming.

Europe v Facebook to launch legal challenge

Privacy campaign group Europe v Facebook has announced plans to challenge the Irish data protection authority over its findings on Facebook's data collection practices.

Rumor: Facebook to buy messaging service WhatsApp

Bringing together two services beloved by every teenager, Facebook may be about to buy messaging service Whatsapp.

Twitter forced to keep firehose flowing

Social media analytics service PeopleBrowsr has won a temporary restraining order against Twitter, forcing it to carry on supplying the company with its firehose of data.

Google slams German plans to charge it for news links

German government proposals to charge search engines for displaying snippets of news articles are coming under fire, with Google drumming up opposition to the plan.

RIM faces ban on BlackBerry sales

BlackBerry maker RIM has not only lost its patent case against Nokia - it's been found guilty of failing to stick to a cross-licensing agreement between the two companies and may face a block on sales as a result.

Ericsson joins patent fray with lawsuit against Samsung

Nobody likes to feel left out, and Ericsson has now decided to join the courtroom party by suing Samsung for patent infringement.

Is Nokia's 920 the most innovative smartphone?

Nokia's 920 Windows 8 Phone may be the best handset currently on the  market, at least in terms of features. 

PRWeb falls for fake release, calls it 'identity theft'

Press release site PRWeb has been forced to issue an embarrassing apology after posting a fake release.

Feds crack down on Cyber Monday fraudsters

US and European law enforcement agencies yesterday seized 132 domains that exploited Cyber Monday holiday shoppers by allegedly selling counterfeit goods.

Facebook responds to privacy meme hoax

Facebook has officially responded to a false copyright meme spreading across the social network which has been re-posted by millions of users in recent days.

In tit-for-tat, Apple seeks to expand Samsung patent suit

Apple's asked a court to allow it to add six more Samsung products to its patent infringement lawsuit in what's an ever-escalating battle between the two firms.

Black Friday online sales hit record high

US shoppers spent 20 percent more on Black Friday than they did last year, with mobile purchases showing a particular boom.

Samsung patent fight spreads to iPad Mini

The iPad Mini's likely to become the target of a patent suit, with Samsung seeking permission to add it to the list of iOS devices it's targeting.

New Apple HQ faces delay

Apple's new 'spaceship' headquarters will be making a late landing: the completion date's been pushed back a year to mid-2016.

Helping to build the home of the future

Back in 1957, Disney and Monsanto built a model home of the future.

FTC may be going too far with Google, say Democrats

Two US lawmakers have warned the Federal Trade Commission that it may be exceeding its authority in widening its investigation into Google.

Leahy denies supporting warrantless email surveillance

Senator Patrick Leahy is denying reports that he'd been about to support a proposal allowing government agencies to access Americans' emails without a warrant.