Sony to take on Apple with Playstation smartphone

Sony is reportedly preparing to challenge Apple with a new line of handheld products, including a smartphone capable of running Playstation games.

Google says desktops are irrelevant

Google's VP of Global Ad Operations has claimed that desktops will become "irrelevant" in just three years time.

Google introduces Gesture Search for Android phones

Google has released a new application that lets Android users search their phone by scrawling on the screen with a finger.

IDF unfriends soldier over Facebook leak

Israel was forced to abort a military raid on a West bank village after a soldier posted details on his Facebook page.

Opera says its browser is the "fastest" of them all

Opera Software has launched version 10.50 of its web browser - which it claims is the world's "fastest" for Windows-based systems.

Online payments come to Facebook

A new application lets Facebook users make small payments to each other, to charities and to businesses.

Google adds real-time translation capabilities to Chrome browser

Google has introduced a new beta feature that allows Chrome users to navigate the multilingual web in real-time without installing browser extensions or plug-ins. 



Google buys cloud-based photo editing site

Google's shopping spree continues: it's now acquired Picnik, an online photo-editing site.

EU warns Google over Street View privacy... again

Nobody likes to be photographed when they're not looking their best. So it's got to be good news for everybody that EU data privacy regulators want Google to warn people before sending its Street View vans out on the roads.

Google explains how it ranks search results

As the European Commission opens an anti-trust enquiry into Google, the company has revealed details of how it ranks its search results.

Adobe updates Flash 10.1 beta with GMA 500 support

Adobe has updated its Flash 10.1 beta with support for Intel GMA 500 graphics and Broadcom Crystal HD chips.

No gaming or iPods allowed in space

In space, no one can hear you scream or listen to your iPod.

Meedan website shows news from another perspective

A new website aims to foster Arab-western understanding by translating articles from the Arabic press into English.

Google doesn't make you dumb, say experts

It would be pretty evil to make your customers stupid. So Google must be relieved that the latest expert survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that, in this at least, it seems to be living up to its mission statement.

Microsoft goes social with Outlook 2010

Corporate drones rejoice! You will soon be able to use Microsoft Outlook to view Facebook and MySpace status updates from the privacy of your dreary cubicles!

Adobe eyes Flash optimization for Mac OS X

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has confirmed that his company is working hard to improve the performance of Flash on Mac OS X.

Google gives $2 million to Wikimedia

Google has made a $2 million donation to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Team develops hands-free texting app

Clemson University researchers have developed a hands-free way of texting while driving.

Most online content should be free, say users

It's not the conclusive answer they were probably hoping for, but Nielsen has found from a massive survey that people 'might' be prepared to pay for online content.

TelCentris debuts VoxOx universal translator

TelCentris has debuted its VoxOx universal, real-time translator (UT) at the 2010 Mobile World Congress.