Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Australia sites ‘hacked over spying’

A hacking group calling itself Anonymous Indonesia claims to have attacked over 170 Australian sites, following reports of Australian spying. The sites affected seemed to belong primarily to small businesses….

Zynga wins Scrabble trademark row

Zynga’s Scramble With Friends word game for mobile devices does not infringe Mattel’s Scrabble trademarks, a High Court judge has ruled. Mattel had argued that Zynga’s use of the word…

Blackberry resumes BBM roll-out

Blackberry has resumed a phased roll-out of its BBM messaging app for Android and Apple devices after September’s botched launch. The free app is now available for download on Google…

Wikipedia in fake entries probe

Wikipedia editors have expressed “shock and dismay” at the discovery of hundreds of user accounts set up to make paid-for entries. Paid-for advocacy and the adoption of fake “sockpuppet” identities…

Cheney: Heart implant hack credible

Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, has revealed that he had his heart implant modified for fear of terrorist attack. Mr Cheney’s doctor disabled the heart defibrillator’s wireless function in…

Major piracy site to be shut down

IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. The site’s owner, Canadian Gary Fung, has agreed to pay $110m (£68m)…

HTC fingerprint phone unveiled early

HTC has announced its latest handset a day earlier than planned after its details leaked on to the net. The Android-powered One Max – which includes a fingerprint scanner and a 5.9in…

Amazon removes abuse themed e-books

Retailer Amazon has removed several abuse-themed e-books from its Kindle Store after a report highlighted titles depicting rape, incest and bestiality. Titles such as Taking My Drunk Daughter had been…

Ultrasound offers gesture control

Ultrasound technology that enables mobiles and tablets to be controlled by gesture could go into production as early as next year. Norwegian start-up Elliptic Labs is in talks with Asian…

Ford car wrests control of steering

A car that takes control of the steering wheel when it detects the risk of a collision is being tested at a research facility in Germany. Ford said the Obstacle…

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