FCC and Net Neutrality: no Internet and no neutrality

If you ask regulators to fix a problem they will try and regulate everything. The FCC could kill the Internet as we know it.

Survey reveals no new information

A highly informal survey of the top technology news sites reveals that most stories add little or no new information.

Microsoft Azure has a tough month

According to the Microsoft Azure status page the service has had numerous problems over the past month.

Apple shifts iCloud storage to Chinese data center

Apple has begun storing iCloud data on state-controlled China Telecom’s Internet-based storage.

Samsung buys SmartThings home automation company

SmartThings has announced that the home automation company has been purchased by Samsung.

The Phone whisperer: using sound to charge mobile phones

According to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), it may be possible to charge your smartphone with sound.

SMS audio headphones: did Intel just buy into an irrelevant brand?

At CES this year Intel showed off a set of headphones that could measure your heartbeat. Now, it is taking them to rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson).

Even more tech weirdness

As an editor in the technology sector you get to see a lot of cool new things and some silly things. Here are a few more from days gone past.

The Churchill Club and The Future of the Connected Car

I attended an interesting panel at The Churchill Club this week on the coming connected/self-driving Car with executives from NVIDIA, Mercedes Benz, Nissan and a subject matter expert talking about the future.

Game playing fish racks up 1.5 million Twitch views

A fish playing Pokémon Red has racked up more than one and a half million views on Twitch.

Robots wander Tate Britain museum after hours

Nocturnal robots are being given the run of the Tate Britain museum letting art lovers explore the gallery after hours.

IBM lets firms choose location of their cloud data

IBM's new cloud technology could help businesses comply with the data regulations in different countries by allowing them to choose where their data is stored.

Tech weirdness over the years (Part 2)

Technology has allowed us to create some odd things over the years. Here are a few more examples of tech weirdness.

Las Vegas app let's local transportation companies beat Uber

Regulated limo and cab services in the gambling capital of the world can now be e-hailed with Ride Genie, an app that sticks in the craw of Uber, apparently.

Apple bans harmful chemicals from use in iPhone manufacturing

Benzene and n-hexane are as nasty as they sound and are believed to cause cancer and even nerve damage.

Sony to enter streaming market with Playstation TV

Playstation TV will allow access to TV streaming services such as Netflix alongside Sony's back catalogue of video games via Remote Play.

Facebook measuring conversions across all devices

The company has launched cross-device reporting so that advertisers can see how people are moving between devices, across apps and the web, and see where they convert.

NSA's MonsterMind: Is it too late to curb the NSA?

Edward Snowden has revealed the NSA was (and may still be) working on a project codenamed MonsterMind that could launch automated cyber-attacks against suspected enemies.