Cops want 3D gun banned

While the US is scratching its head about what to do about 3D printed guns finding their way into the hands of criminals and right-wing nutjobs, the Australian cops want them banned.

Android malware poses text threat

The latest malware designed for Android forwards a copy of your SMS to Russian criminals.

Apple suffers legal setback

It is starting to look like Apple's defense of its antitrust antics in the ebook trade is doomed even before it starts.

Sears gets into data center business

Sears has decided that one of the best things to do with all those stores it had to close after the US ran out of money was to convert them into data centers.

Microsoft proliferates start buttons like there's no tomorrow

It would appear that Microsoft's failed attempt to get rid of the start button from Windows 8 have got its designers a little peeved.

Irrational hackers are a bigger threat to US

Cybersecurity researchers are getting more worried that focusing on "rational" attackers such as the Chinese might be a dangerous way to go, and the country needs to fear the irrational types more.

LG gets in bed with ARM

Electronics giant LG has signed with ARM to license the ARM Cortex-A50 CPU as well as the next gen of the Mali GPU.

AMD releases low cost APUs

AMD has finally taken the wraps off its low-power APU line-up for 2013. Of course, avid readers probably know what AMD has cooked up with its Jaguar and Piledriver based chips, which now have proper names to go by, and they sound worse than the codenames. 

Nvidia: Disruption is good for you

Nvidia seems to think that no crisis should ever go to waste, hence it believes it can capitalize on disruptions in the PC market and weather the storm with ease.

There's no floating brains in space

Scientists have put to bed a theory about space brains, which will be a great relief to those who have trouble sleeping over such matters.

Samsung, HTC storm smartphone strongholds

The smartphone wars are heating up and now we are hearing that Samsung and HTC flagship Android phones are flying off the shelves, leaving the competition in a cloud of dust.

SAP wants to hire autistic people

The company which makes software that no one understands says it aims to train 650 workers with autism to become IT specialists by 2020.

Lenovo bucks PC trend

Lenovo has pulled it off again. Although most PC peddlers are in the red, the company reported record PC shipments, annual sales, global market share and annual pre-tax income. 

Microsoft founder cuts a waxing

No one can say that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has not done a lot with his life. He has been a philanthropist, inventor, investor, cancer survivor and author.

HP lifts itself by its own bootstraps

It looks like whatever its new CEO Meg Whitman is doing at HP to turn the outfit around is starting to work.

Italian offers cold fusion promise

A panel of researchers has released a paper confirming that a device made by a secretive Italian might be cold fusion.

Eric Schmidt says Google is a country, not a company

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Go Ogle, was in Oxford yesterday, speaking at the Sheldonian about goodness knows what. It was probably attended by ass lickers, big time.

Global semiconductor sales down

Revenues for the global semiconductor market dropped two percent year on year to $295 billion in 2012, IDC's latest semiconductor application forecast reports.

Beware geeks bearing GIFs. Or jifs

Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF file format, caused controversy by declaring the file format should properly be pronounced 'jif' - but this has been refuted by the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Graphene inks are on the way

A team of researchers at Northwestern Engineering has come up with a new way of producing graphene, which could eventually lead to printable graphene ink.