US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences

The request has been made by the Department of Defence and it means that the country’s cyber operations budget will be worth 8.5 per cent of total defence spending.

Mobile app of the day: Climendo

If you don’t always find the forecasting in your regular weather app is accurate, you should give Climendo a whirl.

Dark web becomes a haven for drugs after listings double in under a year

The shutting down of the Silk Road marketplace has acted as advertising for the site and the listings for drugs have accelerated in a very short space of time.

Dropbox accidentally deletes one user’s album of over 8,000 photos

An error in the Selective Sync feature saw 8,343 photos deleted from the one user of the cloud storage service and he is calling on them to change the way files are handled.

UK says, Let there be drones!

The UK's House of Lords is launching an inquiry into the feasibility of allowing unmanned drones to swarm the skies of Great Britain, and to find "new and innovative" ways to use them.

Top 10 Facebook scams to watch out for: Taylor Swift not one of them

Security firm Bitdefender is keen on keeping an eye out for the current major scams on the social network, and has just informed us of the latest to beware of.

Google releases source code for I/O 2014 app

The search engine giant hopes that the release will provide a template for Android developers, with the app boasting a number of features that can be repurposed for other software.

Does it always have to be Windows?

Carsten Micheleit questions the industry status quo of using Windows and explores the limitations of the operating system.

RealNetworks unveils founder as new CEO with aim of becoming ‘the video cloud service’ of the next 10 years

Its growth strategy is being led by former CEO and interim CEO Rob Glaser and centres on a plan to cement itself as cloud video’s number one company.

Google back on Europe’s hit list over Android OS abuses

A new case could begin as early as November and the EU has already sent out questionnaires to companies that have worked with Google on Android.

The way we watch professional sport is changing, thanks to ever-improving technology

Modern technology, in various forms, is playing a larger role in all types of sporting competitions and is changing the way that we interact with professional sports.

Making your enterprise video strategy fit for purpose

Michael Ping vice president of enterprise business at Kaltura provides essential insights into creating a killer video strategy for your business.

Laptops are dead, long live laptops: Our passionate fling with the tablet looks like it's already over

According to the consumer electronics retailer, a lack of innovation is crippling the market. More specifically, he believes that manufacturers almost cursed themselves with too good a start.

Facebook mends security flaw that threatened users

Researchers in Argentina discovered the vulnerability, fixed by this month's update, which allowed hackers to cause denial-of-service attacks and run up a user's phone bill through data usage.

Microsoft ordered to turn over Irish emails and ignore European laws

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska has ordered Microsoft to hand over emails stored in an Irish data center circumventing European data protection laws.

Hey, So You Want to See Something Cool? How about the inside of my home in 3D!

Thanks to AMD and Matterport my house is now up on the web in 3D.

Austrian law student sues Facebook…again

Twenty-six year old Max Schrems has filed yet another lawsuit against Facebook, this time it’s about the company helping the NSA spy on users.

Verizon to throttle some subscribers, FCC not pleased

Verizon has announced that they plan to slow connection speeds for some of its subscribers based on the type of plan they have.