Entries by Michael Rundle from 07/2012

Sony Buys Gaikai Cloud Gaming Service For $380m

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Sony Computer Entertainment has purchased the cloud gaming service Gaikai for $380m. The long-rumoured deal will see Sony build a new cloud gaming ...

Sony Buys Gaikai Cloud Gaming Service For $380m

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Sony Computer Entertainment has purchased the cloud gaming service Gaikai for $380m. The long-rumoured deal will see Sony build a new cloud gaming ...

Apple Pays $60m To Proview For Chinese Rights To iPad Name

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has paid a Chinese company $60m over a dispute about who owns the name 'iPad' Court documents showed on Monday that Apple had agreed to the s...

X Games: Hot Wheels Double Loop Stunt (VIDEO)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Two drivers have broken a world record by hurling themselves around a real-life Hot Wheels 'Double Loop' stunt course at the X Games in Los Angeles. ...

Blair Email Hacker TriCk Facing Jail Time After Pleading Guilty

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

The former leader of the hacking group known as TeaMp0isoN faces jail after pleading guilty to stealing Tony Blair's personal details from an aide's e...

Google Nexus Q Streamer Has A Mysterious 'Magic 8 Ball' Easter Egg (VIDEO)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Although not a hit with reviewers, Google's new Nexus Q media streamer has at least one secret feature which has people - and the device itself - talk...

Reddit Meme Ends As Man Whose Roommate Took Obsessive Photos Of Him Sleeping Moves Out

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

A Reddit user who has spent every day of the last eight months posting photos of his roommate asleep has declared the 'end of an era' after the roomma...

Beautiful Timelapse Footage Of Earth From Space (VIDEO)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

A remarkable timelapse video of Earth from space has taken the web by storm. Tomislav Safundžić cut various clips by Nasa astronauts into the fil...

Mozilla Announces Firefox OS To Compete With Android At The Low-End

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Mozilla, the foundation behind the open-source browser Firefox, have announced that several new carriers and handset makers are on board with its atte...

World's Thinnest Transparent Screen Built From A Soap Bubble (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

A screen made from the membrane of a soap bubble has become the world's thinnest display, researchers have said. The team including scientists at t...

Stephen Hawking: 'I Held A Party For Time-Travellers... But None Came'

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking recently gave a party - for time travellers. But while he told plenty of people about the date, sent out invitations and waited pat...

Jetpack Man Carries Olympic Torch At National Space Centre (VIDEO)

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

An American stunt man has carried the Olympic torch while flying past the National Space Centre wearing a jetpack. Eric Scott, famed for his exploits...

Twitter Issues 'Transparency Report' On UK Government Data Requests

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

Twitter was asked 11 times by the UK government to deliver information about its users in the first half of January 2012, it has said. In 18% of oc...

@NeedADebitCard: Twitter Account Retweets Users' Credit Card Images

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

A Twitter user has set up an account specifically to repost images of users' credit and debit cards. The account - @NeedADebitCard - has so far re...

Facebook Adds Gay Marriage Option For Same-Sex Couples

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

There is now at least one place in the UK same-sex couples can be married: Facebook. The social network recently added the option for same-sex coup...

Apple's Siri Voice Assistant 'Fails One Third Of The Time' Study Claims

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

It's an open issue whether Apple's voice assistant Siri has gained mainstream adoption. The fact that Google has built a very Siri-like voice searc...

How To Make A Kid Shut Up About Plants Vs. Zombies

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

How To Make A Kid Shut Up About Plants Vs. Zombies...

Nasa Reveals Manned Space Capsule Heading To Mars

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed the space capsule which it hopes will one day carry astronauts to the surface of Mars. The Orion space capsule might look like th...

Google Outlines Antitrust Proposals But Consumer Groups Attack 'Unfairly Stacked' Search

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

Google has issued proposals to the European competition commissioner over concerns it abused its dominant position in search. But Google's response...

EU Rules Gamers Should Be Able To Resell Downloaded Games

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Tech

EU Rules Gamers Should Be Able To Resell Downloaded Games...

Higgs Boson Evidence Found At Cern In Search For 'God Particle'

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists believe they have captured the elusive "God particle" that gives matter mass and holds the universe together. Researchers from the CMS a...

Higgs Boson Discovery Announcement Made In Comic Sans

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists announcing the discovery of the Higgs boson particle at Cern have slightly marred the most significant scientific advance in 40 years by ch...

YouView: 'Next Generation Of FreeView' Launches In London, Box To Cost £299

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

The next generation of freeview has been unveiled - almost two years behind schedule. YouView, an online set-top box which includes apps, catch-up ...

Evolution Of The F1 Car In 60 Seconds (Video)

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

The changes to F1 car design over the past 60 years or so have been vast. In fact, even over the past 16 months F1 cars have changed in ways that not ...

Samba Mobile Launches Free, Ad-Supported Mobile Broadband

Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Tech

An ad-supported free mobile broadband service has launched in the UK for the first time. Samba mobile offers users cost-free 3G data for tablets a...