Entries by Michael Rundle from 08/2012

Microsoft Replaces Hotmail With New Outlook.com Mail Service

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Hotmail is dead. Microsoft has replaced its ageing free email system with a new service using the 'Outlook' name shared by its desktop email progra...

Microsoft Replaces Hotmail With New Outlook.com Mail Service

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Hotmail is dead. Ish. Microsoft has replaced its ageing free email system with a new service using the 'Outlook' name shared by its desktop email p...

Digg Relaunches Under New Management: New Site Ready After Just Six Weeks

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Hotmail might be dead - but another classic web icon has suddenly sprung back to life. After being purchased for a pitiful $500,000 just six weeks ...

Robots With Tails Can Right Themselves In Mid-Air (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Add landing on your feet after every fall to the things robots can do - which we can't. A team at the University of Pennsylvania, in a study highli...

Dropbox Password Breach Leads To Mass Security Alert

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Dropbox has become the latest web service to suffer a huge security breach. Thousands of users had their usernames and passwords stolen after hacke...

Limited Run Start-Up To Leave Facebook After 80% Of Ad Clicks 'Found To Be Bots'

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

An American start-up says it will delete its Facebook page after it found 80% of the clicks on its ads were made by automated bots. Limited Run, wh...

Nokia Launches Pink Nail Polish (But 'Doesn't Make Pink Phones')

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Nokia might have told us they don't make pink phones - but someone should tell their US marketing team. Over there, Nokia has announced they are la...

Star Wars: The Old Republic Goes Free To Play

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Star Wars: The Old Republic Goes Free To Play...

Anonymous Vows War On Company Attempting To Trademark Its Logo

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech

Anonymous has vowed war against a French company which has tried to register the hacking collective's logo and slogan. The online t-shirt company E...

Nasa Pictures The Oldest Stars In The Galaxy (PICTURES)

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed a new picture of the oldest stars in the galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the shot of what appears to be thousands...

Sony Loses $312m In Last Quarter On Weak Gaming And Mobile Sales

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

Add Sony to the growing list of tech companies that aren't making money. The Japanese giant announced that it lost $312m in the last three months, ...

US Army 's New £28m 'Video Game' Training Simulator To Include Female Suicide Bombers

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

The US Army is preparing to launch an upgrade to its video game training program which will include depictions of female suicide bombers. The army ...

iPhone 5 $800? Apple Rumour Sweeps Twitter

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

A rumour that the new iPhone will cost $800 has taken the web by storm - despite having no apparent basis in reality. Twitter saw two trending topi...

Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins: 'We're Not In A Trough'

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

BlackBerry isn't dying, the company's CEO claims. Well, he would say that. Research in Motion Chief Executive Thorsten Heins was in a bullish mo...

Seedio iPhone App Turns Multiple Phones Into Surround Sound Speakers

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

A new app promises to deliver surround-sound music for a fraction of the cost of pro music systems, by sending the same music track to multiple iPhone...

Somalian Piracy: The Video Game? Piracy Expert Jay Bahadur On Medal Of Honor: Warfighter

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Tech

Piracy is not a new topic for video games - but usually it's the peg legs and bottles o'rum pirates you see depicted in pixels, and not the modern equ...

Tech City Investments Rack Up As Osborne Hails 'Purple Patch'

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

British technology has "hit a purple patch" the Chancellor will say today, as he announces a string of investments by major companies in the capital's...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Loses $4.7bn In Six Days After '83 Million Fake Accounts' Admission

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has lost about $4.7bn on paper in six days after the company's stock crashed on a series of bad news. Its stock dipped...

UK Video Game Retailers Suffer 'Worst Ever' Week

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

Interest in the Games might be at an all time high - but games as a whole aren't keeping our interest, new figures suggest. UK video game retailers...

Knight Capital Loses $440m In 45 Minutes Due To 'Computer Glitch'

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

A trading firm has lost $440m in under an hour after a software problem. That's $10m a minute. Knight Capital Group said that the problem on Wed...

London 2012: Team GB Athletes' Social Media Profiles 'Explode' After Medal Success

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

The focus of the Olympics might have moved to the athletics track, but as ever the real battle for hearts and minds is taking place online. Social ...

Pong Research Soft Touch iPhone Case Review: Could This Case Save Your Life?

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

For many people, the most frightening thing your phone can do is fall out of your hand, smash and present you with a £300 bill to replace it. For ...

Nasa Gives $1.1bn To Boeing, Space X And Sierra Nevada For Space Shuttle Replacement

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has given three companies more than $1bn to develop its next generation of space craft. The American space agency funded proposals from Boeing...

Nasa Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Becomes Twitter Star After Red Planet Landing

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Tech

The Mars 'Curiosity' rover has become a Twitter sensation after sending back its first pictures of the red planet. The rover 'live-tweeted' every s...

Amazon Reveals Ebooks Now Outsell Printed Books

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Tech

Ebooks appear to be winning the race against print. According to stats released by Amazon, marking the second anniversary of the Kindle launching i...