FCC study highlights shocking digital divide

An official study conducted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found that at least 93 million Americans lack a high-speed Internet connection. 

Sony panics, criticizes Microsoft over Natal propaganda

An irate Sony spokesperson has harshly criticized Microsoft for broadcasting "happy, happy, joy, joy" news about Project Natal.

Report: Apple planning to port iPhone OS to new platforms

Apple may be preparing to port its Flash-less iPhone operating system to additional devices. 

Criminal hackers skim PIN numbers from gas pumps

Criminal hackers have reportedly managed to install electronic "skimming" devices at 180 gas stations across the state of Utah.

Never give a chimp a short pint

Chimps can tell the difference between different volumes of liquid, even when the bartender hides his actions.

Milky Way is full of alien invaders

Around a quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy sneaked their way in from other galaxies, according to scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.

FTC ticks off dozens of firms over security breaches

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned almost 100 organisations that they're making personal information about their customers available to all and sundry.

Tweeters twitter on... and on...

It hardly bears thinking about - there are now 50 million tweets a day, according to Twitter. That's 600 per second.

Prototype car learns to drive itself

An EU-funded project has created a car that learns from its driver - all very well, we reckon, as long as the driver is halfway competent.

Amazon signs Kindle patent deal with Microsoft

Amazon has agreed a cross-licensing deal with Microsoft over its Kindle e-reader and use of Linux-based servers.

Meedan website shows news from another perspective

A new website aims to foster Arab-western understanding by translating articles from the Arabic press into English.

Cellphones vulnerable to rootkit attacks

Computer scientists at Rutgers University say they've found a major security threat to smartphones that could cause them to eavesdrop on meetings, track their owners' travels, or rapidly lose all battery power.

God of War III to take up 35GB of disc storage

According to a recent Twitter post from Sony's Santa Monica Studios, God of War III could well clock in as the highest-capacity PS3 game to date. It will be eating up most of the Blu-ray disc's capacity at a massive file size of 35GB.  

Xbox Live's "Game Room" to launch March 24

Microsoft has announced that its "Game Room" application, a virtual arcade that will invade the Xbox 360 community, will be availale on March 24.

Wal-Mart invests in Vudu magic

Wal-Mart confirmed late Monday that it has entered into a deal to acquire online movie-on-demand service Vudu. It is the latest push from the global retail giant to expand into digital content.

Id's John Carmack to receive lifetime achievement award

The man credited with inventing the modern 3D first-person shooter, John Carmack will receive one of the gaming industry's top honors at the Game Developer's Choice Awards next month.

FBI probes Pennsylvania school district over webcam spy scandal

The FBI and federal prosecutors have joined an investigation of a Pennsylvania-area school district accused of spying on students with remotely activated webcams.

UAE bans Heavy Rain over sultry seduction scene

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly banned a film noir video game over an allegedly sultry seduction scene.

US investigators track enigmatic Chinese hacker

US investigators are hot on the trail of an enigmatic Chinese hacker who allegedly developed the "critical" programming code used to attack Google and other western companies.

Smartbook shipments to reach 163 million by 2015

A senior analyst has predicted that global shipments of non-X86 powered smartbooks will reach 163 million in 2015.