Report: Windows 8 sales are less-than-stellar

Sales of Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system are reportedly hovering "well below" Redmond's internal projections.

Recent surface water detected on Mars

Parts of Mars appear to have been modified by liquid water comparatively recently, indicating that there may have been favorable conditions for life.

DirecTV confirms transmission "glitch"

DirecTV has blamed a transmission "glitch" - caused by an apparently buggy software update - for freezing a number of HD DVR units.