Spies struggle to cope with computers

James Bond always seems to manage okay, but apparently Britain's other spies have a bit of a problem with technology.

Google wants to take over your TV set too

It was only a matter of time: Google is now reportedly working on a new software interface for Internet-enabled TV sets, further expanding the online behemoth's stretch from its search engine roots.

Twitter users prefer entertainment over news

A new survey conducted by Internet research company Hitwise has found that Twitter users prefer to visit entertainment websites rather than peruse current events.

Governments use internet as tool of control

Two reports have concluded that governments around the world are increasingly limiting freedom of expression on the internet.

Internet nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The internet - yes, the internet - is believed to be in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Bigpoint showcases Battlestar Galactica Online at GDC 2010

Frakkin' sweet! Bigpoint and NBC Universal will be showcasing a long-awaited Battlestar Galactica MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) at GDC 2010.  

Parents leave real baby to die in favor of online avatar

A heartbreaking story of parents who left their three-month old, premature baby to die of malnourishment, while they raised a virtual daughter online in an MMORPG has surfaced over on ABC.

Italy could break the Internet

Italy could shoot itself in the foot and seriously harm freedom of speech and the Internet according to Google, which recently saw three top execs convicted in absentee for content hosted briefly on YouTube which had nothing to do them.

Beijing cracks down on new Chinese websites

Beijing has issued yet another draconian directive that requires individuals to meet with government regulators before launching a website.

Google mobs Mobile World Congress

Google "hearts mobile" was the message delivered by the firm’s CEO at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Iran bans Gmail, forgets to turn Internets off

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian regime is feeling the pinch from the Green Movement. Iran's large population of under 30s is as tech savvy as they come, and the authorities are doing everything they can to stop them from disrupting government backed festivities with their demonstrations.

Google Buzz Kill: too much, too often

Google's Buzz is yet another product that gets thrown out by Google, and takes the Internets by storm only to fall short. Or does it? No one really knows how well Google does outside of search. It ain't no Microsoft or Facebook or Yahoo so, who is it?

Linux Godfather endorses Nexus One smartphone

Linux Godfather Linus Torvalds has offered a ringing endorsement of Google's Nexus One smartphone.