Facebook opens up more user data

Facebook has today improved users' ability to see what information the company is holding about them - but hasn't gone far enough, according to privacy campaigners.

Google+ revamped - but developers not happy

Google has tweaked its Google+ social network, claiming it's now more functional and flexible - but has riled developers by failing to give them any warning.

Titanic passenger records released online

With interest in the sinking of the Titanic reaching, well, titanic proportions, genealogy site Ancestry.com has released thousands of records online relating to the passengers and crew.

Smart Navy robocopters can pick out pirates

Unmanned Navy aircraft will soon be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels, says the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

Google under the spotlight over sex trafficking ads

Google's being accused of doing too little to prevent ads from human traffickers from appearing on its sites.

'Stalker' app pulled after outcry

An app that allowed men to stalk women in their vicinity has been pulled from the iTunes store - although its developer says it can't see what all the fuss is about.

BlueStacks Android App Player hits beta


After three-months of alpha testing, BlueStacks has rolled out the official beta version of its Android App Player. 



New lie-detector more accurate than professional interrogators

A University of Buffalo researcher says she's developed a lie detector based on human eye movements that's more accurate than expert human interrogators.

Child porn pages disguised as legitimate sites

A report from British watchdog Internet Watch Foundation says that pedophiles are successfully disguising websites to hide their illegal content.

How to play Skyrim without a discrete GPU

LucidLogix has rolled out a utility dubbed "DynamiX" which allows 
certain high-performance games to be played on mainstream, low-end laptops and Ultrabooks equipped with only an integrated GPU.

Google explains how it identifies spam

Some people ignore the very existence of their spam folder; others, though, have a check-through every now and again to see if they've missed anything vital.

Angry Birds drains your battery faster

Free mobile apps using third party services to display ads are draining users' batteries, researchers from Purdue University and Microsoft say.

Microsoft redesigns IE for a new Metro age



Redmond has revamped it flagship Internet Explorer (IE) 10 browser to match the style and feel of Windows 8 Metro - a slick UI targeted at tablets and other mobile devices.  



Google working on semantic search

Google's believed to be on the point of transforming the way it delivers search results, taking a leaf out of rivals' books and providing answers rather than links.

OnLive violates licensing terms, says Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that it believes OnLive's virtual Windows desktop for Apple iPads and Android devices is in breach of licensing terms.

Tools created for amateur animators

The Max Planck researchers say their two new approaches, revealed today at Cebit, not only significantly shorten two important steps of the creation process, but also considerably simplify them.

Twitter use reveals more than you think

Your friends' tweets may be giving away more information about you than you realise, say sneaky computer scientists at the University of Rochester.

Google Play aims to take on iTunes

Google's merged Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore to create Google Play, a new cloud-based service that works in much the same way as Apple's iTunes store.

Teaching software spots bored or bewildered pupils

New teaching software responds to pupils' emotional states and is so effective it out-performs novice human teachers.

'Hyperconnected' young people may suffer fragmented lives

Today's teenagers could suffer all their lives from the effects of their 'hyperconnected' lifestyles, say a panel of experts surveyed by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.