This week: Twitter garbled Chirp

Someday we will all speak gibberashi in Tweetspurts while jindangling oodalicious pots of moolah at Twitteronia's roolerz.

British gamers bound for Hell

Thousands of British gamers no longer have an immortal soul - they've signed it over to games retailer GameStation in return for a few hours' play.

National newspaper hacked by the ticked off

Angry eastern europeans have taken over the pages of one of England's largest newspapers.

Millions of Mexican phones about to turn into bricks

Thirty million Mexicans could find their cellphones dead this weekend, thanks to a new law that forces phone owners to register their identities.

Nubile devices replace geezer computers

Hot, young, seksi  gadgets and gizmos  can do just as much as old farty  laptops and desktops. Old 'uns  rage at the wind before afternoon nap.

Teen sues mother over Facebook shenanigans

An Arkansas teenager says he never wants to see his mother again after she altered his Facebook page, and has accused her of harassment.

Twettle kettle tweets you when it boils

A British start-up is looking for a half-million-dollar investment to market its new invention - a kettle that tweets you to tell you when it's boiled.

White House optimizes Web site for iPad

In the week leading up to today's iPad launch, there was no shortage of announcements from companies, TV networks, and software publishers...but the most unexpected iPad announcement came from the White House.

Apple trademarks iFlail; patents displacement device

Is Steve Jobs digging in dumpsters for inspiration? Vows to never put an "i" before "e" except after "c."

Hall of Fame inductees include Post-It inventor

It's a tough call as to what's benefited mankind most - synthetic diamonds or Post-It notes. But the National Inventors' Hall of Fame has played it safe, and inducted the inventors of both.

YouTube gets refreshed

It's social media makeover week! Just a couple days ago, Twitter totally revamped its home page and now YouTube has completely rebuilt the design of its landing site and video playback interface.

Space toilet up for auction today

Fancy a spacesuit, cosmonaut headset or space toilet? At an auction in  Canada today, you can take your chance and bid.

Spies struggle to cope with computers

James Bond always seems to manage okay, but apparently Britain's other spies have a bit of a problem with technology.

French hacker arrested for targeting Obama's Twitter

A 25-year-old Frenchman has been arrested for trying to gain access to President Barack Obama's official Twitter account, as well as other notable public figures.

Social networking gives you syphilis, says doctor

Northeastern England has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of syphilis, and the local health boss reckons he knows why. Social networking.

Facebook users more loyal to news sites than Google users

Google's aggregated Google News site draws more traffic to news outlets than any other online source, but users who track news on Facebook are more likely to revisit those news sites.

Spanish researcher wants us all on her database

Look, we'd all like our jobs to be made a little easier. But some Spanish forensic anthropologists have a rather big request - the creation of a global database of everybody in the world.

Hacker brings 100 cars to a halt

Drivers in Austin, Texas thought their cars were possessed when their horns started honking in the middle of the night or their vehicles simply wouldn't start.

Luke Skywalker was first man on the moon, say kids

The Queen invented the telephone, and Isaac Newton discovered fire - according to British schoolchildren, anyway.

Artist builds giant Lego phone

New York artist Nathan Sawaya has built a five-foot-tall Blackberry Tour 9360 phone from Lego.