Matt Chapman

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AOL trials IM service for hard of hearing

AOL trials IM service for hard of hearing

AOL has created an instant messaging system designed for deaf and hard of hearing users.

Jan 21 2008 2:50PM
Anti-drug ads target social networkers

Anti-drug ads target social networkers

A £1m government advertising campaign highlighting the dangers of drug abuse is targeting social networking websites such as Bebo and MySpace.

Jan 21 2008 2:45PM
Software pirate in crabs for games scam

Software pirate in crabs for games scam

A UK man who sold counterfeit games, films and music to trawlermen in exchange for a box of crabs has been fined £3,000.
Jan 21 2008 2:35PM
Microsoft ditches Mobile and Embedded DevCon

Microsoft ditches Mobile and Embedded DevCon

Microsoft has cancelled its Mobile and Embedded DevCon events in 2008, despite attracting more than 8,500 people last year..
Jan 21 2008 6:58AM
Australia to US trans-Pacific 1Gbps link boosts research

Australia to US trans-Pacific 1Gbps link boosts research

Universities in the US and Australia have created a dedicated fibre-optic link to allow video-conferencing with no interference from other traffic..
Jan 21 2008 6:58AM
China Mobile picks BlackBerry over iPhone

China Mobile picks BlackBerry over iPhone

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) appears to have cracked the Chinese market at the expense of the iPhone, following a breakdown in talks between China Mobile and Apple.

Jan 18 2008 12:10PM
AT&T recalls exploding batteries

AT&T recalls exploding batteries

AT&T is recalling 17,000 batteries used in the equipment for its internet television service after a small number exploded.

Jan 18 2008 12:05PM
Analyst sees more consolidation for middleware

Analyst sees more consolidation for middleware

The middleware market will continue to consolidate as firms seek expansion through acquisition, according to an industry analyst..
Jan 18 2008 7:12AM
Cambridge admissions tutor checks Facebook

Cambridge admissions tutor checks Facebook

A tutor responsible for admissions at Cambridge University has admitted that he checks out applicants' personal pages on Facebook.

Jan 14 2008 12:56PM
Teenager hacks Polish tram system

Teenager hacks Polish tram system

A 14 year-old schoolboy hacked into a Polish tram system and used a remote control to change the direction of a number of vehicles..
Jan 14 2008 6:55AM
Writers' strike boosts online video traffic

Writers' strike boosts online video traffic

The writers' strike in the US has led to an increase in the number of online videos being watched, according to Nielsen Online..
Jan 14 2008 6:55AM
Stanford boffins promise battery breakthrough

Stanford boffins promise battery breakthrough

Researchers at Stanford University claim to be able to extend the battery life of lithium-ion batteries by a factor of 10 using silicon nanowires..
Dec 21 2007 6:59AM
Toshiba to mass produce Flash drives in 2008

Toshiba to mass produce Flash drives in 2008

Toshiba said it will be ready to begin the mass production of Flash drives for items such as laptops in 2008..
Dec 11 2007 7:03AM
HP snaps up industrial inkjet firm

HP snaps up industrial inkjet firm

Hewlett-Packard has acquired an Israeli manufacturer of industrial wide-format digital inkjet printers for US$117.5m..
Dec 11 2007 7:03AM
US approves Wi-Fi porn monitoring bill

US approves Wi-Fi porn monitoring bill

The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that forces anyone operating a public Wi-Fi connection to report illegal images sent or received over the service..
Dec 10 2007 4:03PM
Mobile services will survive rise of Wi-Fi

Mobile services will survive rise of Wi-Fi

Mobile phone services will co-exist with wireless VoIP rather than being wiped out, according to a Wi-Fi management company..
Dec 10 2007 7:11AM
Staff wireless networks put data at risk

Staff wireless networks put data at risk

A Wi-Fi management firm has warned that companies may be unaware that their data is open to hackers because staff have set up their own wireless networks..
Dec 7 2007 7:14AM
Gadget pre-nup stops break-up woe

Gadget pre-nup stops break-up woe

Pixmania.com has come up with an idea to solve the problem of who gets the household gadgets when a couple splits up..
Dec 7 2007 7:14AM
IBM plans laptop-sized supercomputer

IBM plans laptop-sized supercomputer

Supercomputers that consist of thousands of individual processors connected by miles of copper wires could one day fit into a laptop PC, according to IBM..
Dec 7 2007 7:14AM
Adobe wins backing for PDF 1.7

Adobe wins backing for PDF 1.7

Adobe has received backing for the next version of the PDF document format, following an overwhelming vote by the ISO standards panel..
Dec 6 2007 6:58AM

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