IP shortage leads to increased Black Market demand

A severe shortage of IPv4 addresses has reportedly "raised the specter" of companies eventually being forced to obtain an address from the nascent IPv4 black market.

Google pockets 3D desktop developer

"More than three years ago, we set out to completely change the way people use their desktops." That's the mission statement from a start-up company that received the ultimate dream: a buyout from Google.

Microsoft says HTML5 is the future of the web

A Microsoft spokesperson has weighed in on the latest Apple-Adobe spat by dubbing HTML5 the "future" of the web.

Opera looks to the mobile market with email acquisition

Opera is aiming to strengthen its mobile email offering by taking over FastMail, an Australian email provider.

Canonical touts latest version of Ubuntu

Canonical has officially released the latest iteration of its popular Ubuntu Linux.

Human Media Lab showcases bendable mobile gaming displays

The Human Media Lab recently showcased its Cobra bendable projection screen system for mobile gaming at Atlanta's Computer-Human Interaction conference.

Mozilla runs Fennec Firefox on Android

Mozilla developer Vladimir Vukićević has successfully ported (Fennec) Firefox to Google's Android mobile operating system.

Gizmodo controversy overshadows Apple's developers conference

Apple has confirmed that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 7 through June 11 at San Francisco's Moscone West. 



Software lets driver control car with eye movements

A German team has developed software that lets drivers steer simply by looking in the direction they want to go.

Barnes & Noble delivers major Nook update

Barnes & Noble has added a range of new features in its Nook 1.3 software, now beaming its way to wifi-connected e-readers.

McAfee says "sorry" for crashing thousands of XP machines

McAfee has issued an official apology for inadvertently crashing thousands of corporate Windows XP machines with a defective virus definition file (5958) that deleted the critical svchost.exe.

Microsoft touts Windows 7 Touch Pack

Microsoft has debuted its Windows 7 Touch Pack for the eager PC masses. 

Facebook wants a smarter, more personalized web

Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned Facebook platform that will allow websites to "personalize experiences" and "build out" an extensive graph of connections.

Report: Microsoft prepping new version of Windows Live

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of Windows Live, which has apparently been dubbed "Wave 4" by a team of very bored marketeers.

Adobe ditches the iPhone and embraces Android

Adobe has halted Flash development for the iPhone after criticizing Apple for "tying developers down" to an unfriendly and rigid platform.

Microsoft men have more friends

Microsoft employees are the most sociable on the web, according to analyst NetProspex, with nearly five times as many friends as IBMers.

The buzz on Buzz: it's mostly bots

Google Buzz is 'a robot party', according to web engagement monitor PostRank, which says almost 90 percent of content comes from bots.

How often does your government ask Google to keep quiet?

Google has launched a new tool allowing users to see how often their government asks it to remove data.

Microsoft takes on software pirates with regional crime labs

Microsoft has established nine regional crime labs around the world to counter the supposed scourge of software counterfeiting.

Google blocked in a quarter of countries

China may be the most extreme example, but Google says its services are blocked or censored in a quarter of the countries in which it operates.