Report links energy, water savings

When we think about energy, we need to think about water. And when we think about water, we need to think about energy.

Almost all mobile malware now targets Android

As Apple likes to keep reminding us, Android is the biggest target for mobile malware - and, according to F-Secure, it's getting more so all the time.

Google still promoting pirate sites, says stroppy RIAA

Record labels are accusing Google of continuing to promote pirate sites to the top of search results, despite commitments from the company that it wouldn't do so.

Global mobile phone sales slide

Mobile phone sales worldwide fell last year for the first time since 2009, says Gartner, dropping 1.7 percent to 1.75 billion units.

Login-stealing Trojan written by eleven-year-old

Pre-teen children are increasingly developing malicious code, anti-virus company AVG is warning.

Mobile devices will soon outnumber people

By 2017, there will be more mobile internet devices on the planet than people, new research indicates, putting the internet itself under strain.

World set for many more record-breaking heat waves

Long-term global warming has brought the world five times as many record-breaking hot months worldwide - ten times as many in parts of Europe, Africa and southern Asia. And it's only going to get worse.

FCC slams Verizon over loss of 911 during storm

The FCC is attempting to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of the US' 911 networks, after concluding that Verizon was responsible for the service outages last summer triggered by a major storm.

NASA lacks coherent direction, says government report

A report sponsored by NASA has concluded that the agency is failing to inspire the world, the nation or even its own staff, and is unlikely to achieve long-term objectives such as a manned Mars landing.

Europe set for more extreme weather, says report

Climate change is already bringing extreme weather to Europe, and the situation is only set to get worse, the European Environment Agency has warned.

Are you texting less than you did?

The seemingly-unstoppable rise in text messaging has finally ended, with the US showing a decline for the first time ever.

FTC issues guidelines for facial recognition

The FTC has released a set of guidelines for companies using facial recognition technologies in a gentle warning that nevertheless goes too far for one commission member.

Huawei and ZTE are security threat, Congress warns

A Congressional report due to be released later today is expected to recommend that Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE pose a potential security threat to the US.

Report names 100 most endangered species

You've probably never seen Tarzan’s chameleon, the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat or the pygmy three-toed sloth - and the chances are you never will.

Nintendo slammed for conflict mineral negligence

Nintendo has made no effort whatsoever to avoid the use of conflict minerals, a campaign group has claimed.

Americans turned off by targeted political ads

Americans hate tailored political advertising - so much so that it's likely to put them off politicians they already support.

ISPs now more truthful about broadband speeds

ISPs are delivering broadband speeds closer to those they advertise, and in many cases are even exceeding their claims, says the FCC.

Global CO2 emissions continue to rise

Human beings pumped out three percent more carbon dioxide last year than the year before, to reach an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes.

Are Apple's clean energy promises just hot air?

In its latest report, Greenpeace has upgraded Apple's marks on clean energy, but says the company's still being vague about how it plans to move away from coal-fired power.

Teens lying more about online activity

You may think you know what your teenagers are up to on the internet - but the chances are you don't.