New York Times cuts its internet wrists

It's been rumored for quite a while, but now the New York Times has gone and done it. It said in a statement this morning that it has a "new model" for its web site that means readers will have to pay - starting this time next year.

GOP Twitters its way to victory in Massachusetts Senate race

The GOP appears to be Tweeting its way to victory in the contentious Massachusetts Senate race between Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Skype traffic increases at astonishing pace

Skype has succesfully taken on Ma Bell by increasing its international calling minutes from 8 to 12 percent in 2010.

Microsoft will only keep Bing user data for six months

Anal retention isn't an attractive trait in human beings and so much less attractive in multinational corporations like Microsoft.

Consumers to spend $6.2 billion on mobile apps and games in 2010

Gartner has predicted that consumers will shell out a whopping $6.2 billion on mobile applications and games in 2010.

Segway: darling of innovation to industrial millstone?

Updated Segway has been sold to a British businessman, Jimi Heselden. There was a time when you couldn't shake a remote without having a puff piece on the sassy scooter fall out of the tv. Now, it may be just another strange reminder of a very strange decade.

Windows 7 veep quits after being overlooked

Bill Veghte, a 19-year veteran at Microsoft, is quitting the company after another exec was chosen to run the Windows division.

CxPi 2009: Apple (good), iTunes (bad), B&N (awesome)

The Customer Experience Index (CxPi) study for 2009 is down on iTunes, mobile phone carriers, and medical insurance.

Chinese investors dismiss Google's threats to halt operations

A number of entrepreneurs have dismissed Google's recent threat to halt operations in China. 

Kodak targets Apple and RIM in controversial patent lawsuit

Kodak has sued Apple and RIM over the unauthorized use of patented digital imaging technology in iPhones and camera-enabled BlackBerry devices.

AMD's ability to shoot itself in the foot is endless

Column Despite the fact that Intel paid AMD $1.25 billion at the end of last year to settle all that nasty, nasty antitrust stuff, it just won't keep going away.

Lawyers under cyber attack, everyone conflicted on feelings

The law firm behind the $2.2 billion Cybersitter case claims that servers in China are being mean to them.

AMD executives admitted its chips were inferior

Updated A response to the FTC investigation into the Intel Corporation has revealed that senior AMD executives - including Hector Ruiz and Henri Richard - didn't think much of their own products. Intel has also replied to an investigation initiated by New York State.

So long Chartered and thanks for all the chips!

It’s been a long time in coming, but today AMD Fab spin-off, GlobalFoundries, announced it had finally finished integrating Chartered Semiconductor into one big fab family under the unified name and brand of GlobalFoundries.

Rambus trial pulls in the chip glitterati

A trial starts in San Francisco today, prompted by semiconductor design Rambus that threatens to drag in a long list of the rich and famous in Silicon Valley.

Google threatens China over massive cyber attack

Google has threatened to halt operations in China after identifying a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack" against its corporate infrastructure.

Ron Jeremy says pirating porn is immoral

Porn is not immoral, but piracy is, was the firm message being delivered by Adult industry star Ron Jeremy as he spoke to TG Daily in Las Vegas.

Big Brother is RFIDing you

One of the eerier, more big brotherish bits of tech on display at this year’s CES in Las Vegas was a "specimen" ID card from Samsung combining both RFID and OLED to produce biometric video of one’s floating, unsmiling head from all angles.

Tech industry ready to spend, spend, spend

An upbeat report from Forrester suggests that 2010 will see a significant recovery in the level of spending in the tech industry.

Watching TV ups heart attack risk by 80%

A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation suggests that watching TV - or sitting in front of a PC for that matter - can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke by a staggering 80 percent.