iPhone jailbreakers held hostage

A hacker has hijacked a number of jail broken Iphones and tried to extort €5 from their owners.

Cops to get long range tasers

Not satisfied with having to get close to the people they want to Taser, coppers are looking at new long-range shocking gear. What could possibly go wrong?

Peek ships Twitter gadget for the terminally-sad

Peek has introduced a Twitter mobile device for social networking addicts and professional narcissists.

Start-up sues over Nook

A small start-up has picked on the might of number two book king Barnes and Noble claiming that the bookseller misappropriated trade secrets in creating the Nook e-reader.

Marvell powers next generation of e-readers with ARMADA SoC

Marvell and E Ink have introduced a "highly integrated" platform for next-generation e-readers. 

Creative Labs debuts Zii powered MediaBook

Creative Labs has debuted a prototype e-reader at its annual general conference.

Apple gambles on killing iPhone subsidy

When and if Apple signs a deal with Verizon to flog its iPhone it is likely that the price of the gadget will rise.

Nintendo upgrades handheld DS with 4.2 inch screen

Nintendo has confirmed that it will be launching an upgraded version of its popular handheld DS device in November. The DS LL features dual, 4.2 inch screens and is expected to retail for ¥20,000 (US$220) in Japan.

Wii don't want no Nintendo consoles

Japanese firm Nintendo said that its first half profits fell by over 50 percent and said worse was to come, because sales of its popular Wii console weren't that buoyant.

Universal phone chargers won't save the planet

The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has rubber stamped the spec for a new mobile phone charger that will work with any handset.

Netflix to stream movies over Sony PS3

Sony and Netflix have signed a deal to allow the delivery of movies and TV shows to the Playstation 3.

By hook or by crook, B&N launches the nook

Barnes & Noble has officially introduced its electronic reader - it calls it the nook - and claims it is the world's most advanced eBook reader.

Find a Nook - read,lend,kindle an e-book

An electronic reader called the Nook is set to be introduced by Barnes & Noble today.

Teufel retro clock wakes you up to iPod alarums

German loudspeaker company Teufel said it has introduced a combined portable radio, alarm clock and iPod docking station.

Canon super SLR will set you back $5,000

The EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR camera will set you back a cool $5,000 when it becomes available in late December. But the expensive baby packs quite a bit of punch.

AUO unveils flexible e-paper

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced a 20-inch e-paper module - the world's largest, it says - and has launched its six-inch and nine-inch flexible e-paper displays.

Verizon droid guns for iPhone

Verizon appears to have given up any hope that it will ever get an iPhone contract from Apple. Its latest campaign for the new Motorola Droid is packed chock-full of attacks on Apple.

Can the Palm Pre knock the iPhone off its perch?

Already a million-seller in the US, Palm’s iPhone wannabe, the Pre, has just launched in the UK. Does it have what it takes to rival the seemingly-unstoppable iPhone?

Plastic Logic reveals business e-reader

Plastic Logic is to launch its e-reader at CES in January, promising a feather-light device with the largest screen in the industry.

Kindle is no answer to reading books digitally

Opinion Buy a book in a bookstore today and it's yours forever - or until the paper starts crumbling into dust - hopefully long after you're dead.