BitDefender acknowledges anti-virus debacle

BitDefender has acknowledged that its anti-virus software update may have caused the crash of an unspecified number of 64-bit Windows machines.

Will ARM's Mali GPU find its way into consoles?

Is your gaming console powered by a Mali-based GPU? No? Well, perhaps one day it will be.



Google launches web security scanner

Google has launched an open source scanner that allows web app developers to probe nascent applications for security vulnerabilities.

Amazon Kindles its love for the iPad

Amazon has unwrapped a special edition of its Kindle e-book shop and reader application for Apple's long-awaited iPad.

Playstation hires another social media "specialist"

Sony's Playstation team now has three full-time employees devoted exclusively to the official Playstation blog and Twitter account.

Atomic bomb tests help root out fake wines

Carbon-dating wines produced since the first atomic bomb tests can identify fake vintages, say chemists.   

Google bows to concerns over user privacy

Following persistent concern over privacy, Google is working on a plug-in allowing users to opt out of having their activity monitored by Google Analytics.

'Smart roof' could slash energy costs

A white roof reflects heat and cools a building; a dark one absorbs it. But until now there hasn't been a material that could do both.

Early galaxy had 'teenage growth spurt'

A massive galaxy in the early universe created stars up to 100 times faster than the modern-day Milky Way, say astronomers.

IRS still failing to keep taxpayer information secure

Despite warnings, the IRS is continuing to put taxpayer information at risk, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Cold fusion is real, say scientists

Cold fusion is widely regarded as being just about as practical a technology as a perpetual motion machine or the Philosopher's Stone.

Firm promises professional-quality photos - from a cellphone

A California start-up has developed a new image sensor technology that it says can improve cellphone camera performance by four times.

EBay and NRF pledge action on organised retail crime

EBay has always been a boon to shoplifters - an easy way to offload stolen goods. But many criminals have been doing it on an industrial scale, and now the company's teamed up with the National Retail Federation to tackle organised retail crime.

Final Fantasy XIII fastest-selling in series history

The first new installment of Final Fantasy on the Playstation 3 has sold one million copies in the US in just a week, becoming the quickest in series history to reach that mark.

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.

Nintendo's Miyamoto wants Wii in schools

Shigeru Miyamoto, the man responsible for creating Mario, says his next big project is getting people to use the Nintendo Wii as an educational tool.

Robotic cognitive spy cam tips up

Human intelligence is apparently way overrated these days, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveils details about its latest invention; a self guided drone camera which can get around by itself and beam back visual intelligence from behind enemy lines.

Verizon reiterates LTE push

Ahead of next week's CTIA Wireless show, the annual event put together by the mobile phone trade group, Verizon has confirmed that it is on track to bring its next-gen mobile network to the US next year.

Careless Piracy costs jobs

We've all become accustomed to the incessant whining from the music industry and Hollywood that piracy is killing them, but now apparently, there's proof that your illegal download habit is adding workers to the already long unemployment lines.

iPad app developers focus on tablet games

A recent study conducted by mobile research company Flurry Analytics has found that 44 percent of apps currently being tested for the Apple iPad fall into the crowded games category.