Android-iPhone hybrid spotted in the wild

A talented hacker belonging to the Dev Team has managed to boot Google's Android OS on Apple's iPhone.

Dell Windows Phone 7 details leaked

People are getting so careless with their smartphones! At least poor Gray Powell only lost one, but the folks at Dell have managed to lose track of five - or the marketing bumf for them, anyway.

McAfee security update crashes corporate XP machines

A defective security update issued by a very red-faced McAfee has reportedly crashed thousands of corporate XP machines worldwide.

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.

Report: Google beta testing next-gen Android OS


Google is currently testing its next-gen Android OS (2.2), which has been codenamed "Froyo."

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.

Garmin intros navigation-centric Garminfone on Android

GPS manufacturer Garmin for the first time will be releasing its own branded mobile phone, bringing its navigation technology to the Android platform exclusively through T-Mobile.

Orbot offers anonymous surfing for Android devices

The Tor Project has launched an official app that allows Android users to anonymously browse the Internet.

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.

Micron touts 2-Gigabit DDR2 memory for ARM-based smartphones

Micron is currently sampling a monolithic 2-gigabit(Gb) low-power DDR2 (LPDDR2) memory device designed to facilitate improved battery life and optimized system performance for ARM-based smartphones. 

Blackberry OS 6 specs and pics leak onto the ‘Net

An anonymous "source" at AT&T has reportedly leaked pictures and specs of RIM's BlackBerry OS 6.

Report: Hackers targeted Google password system

The recent Chinese cyber offensive against Google may have also compromised a password system that controls access to almost all the company's web services, including e-mail and business apps.

Ford debuts hands-free voice control for smartphone apps

Ford has introduced a Sync software upgrade that will allow drivers to safely access Android and Blackberry apps.

Apple demands Gizmodo return "lost" iPhone 4G

Apple has demanded the return of a next-gen iPhone (4G) that was reportedly found in a Redwood City bar.

Low-power Bluetooth spec announced

The next generation of Bluetooth gadgets is less likely to just sit in a drawer, following the launch of a new low-energy version of the technology.

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.