Nick Farrell

Recent articles by Nick Farrell

Citigroup wonders what to do with redundant gear

Citigroup wonders what to do with redundant gear

When Citigroup announced that it was handing redundancies to more than 52,000 workers, few wondered what was going to happen to all those people's kit.
Nov 21 2008 6:39AM
Electronic recycling plant opens in Sydney

Electronic recycling plant opens in Sydney

Environment Minister Peter Garrett has opened a new e-waste recycling plant,but environmentalists are falling over themselves to say that it was not enough to solve the country's epidemic of gadgety garbage.
Nov 20 2008 6:24AM
Privacy breaches causing business instability

Privacy breaches causing business instability

Report warns that losses could be the tip of the iceberg
Nov 18 2008 9:38AM
Little Big Planet release rows continue

Little Big Planet release rows continue

IF IT WAS NOT bad enough that the cutesy platform game Little Big Planet was delayed because a soundtrack might possibly offend a minority of hardline Muslims, it now seems that the Sony’s moderation has got players miffed.
Nov 13 2008 2:58PM
Microsoft patches ancient bug

Microsoft patches ancient bug

Microsoft has finally got around to patching security flaws for Windows and Office, including a critical bug that had been publicly disclosed nearly two years ago.
Nov 13 2008 12:23AM
Texting keeps kids slim

Texting keeps kids slim

A new study from the University of North Carolina shows if kids use SMS when they are younger they are less likely to become obese adults.
Nov 13 2008 12:23AM
Internet sex causes depression

Internet sex causes depression

People who visit online sex sites have "alarmingly high" rates of depression, anxiety and stress, according to Melbourne researchers.
Oct 30 2008 12:21AM
Swiss researchers can read wired keyboards

Swiss researchers can read wired keyboards

Swiss researchers at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory have managed to eavesdrop on 11 wired keyboards.
Oct 24 2008 6:58AM
Mozilla snubs Android

Mozilla snubs Android

Executives at the Mozilla Foundation have decided not to bother with making Firefox Mobile work with Google Android.
Oct 22 2008 6:52AM
Microsoft patents speech censoring

Microsoft patents speech censoring

Microsoft has managed to get a patent for censoring speech.
Oct 21 2008 6:35AM
Plastic film gets glowing report

Plastic film gets glowing report

A US factory is churning out 'light paper' that could make floor and bedside lamps, wall sconces and nearly every other household lamp obsolete.
Oct 14 2008 2:02AM
Sun 'terrible' place to work

Sun 'terrible' place to work

David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL, has quit Sun allegedly because the place is too big.
Oct 10 2008 7:30AM
Microsoft gets off of its Cloud

Microsoft gets off of its Cloud

It looks like Microsoft does not really like the idea of being too literal about the name of its long-rumoured cloud operating system.
Oct 10 2008 7:30AM
SAP says it is hurting

SAP says it is hurting

German business software outfit, SAP said that it is suffering badly from the economic downturn.
Oct 8 2008 6:55AM
Yahoo Mail has huge hole

Yahoo Mail has huge hole

Yahoo's Zimbra client has a security hole so big you can fly an entire Borg collective through the middle of it and not worry about the cubes touching the sides.
Oct 2 2008 12:15PM
Booze zapped by particle accelerator

Booze zapped by particle accelerator

Scientists have come up with a cunning technology to tell if vintage wines have been pirated, and it does not involve drinking them.
Sep 3 2008 11:23PM
Democrats can't run Linux

Democrats can't run Linux

The U.S. Democratic Party has been touting its IT credentials as proof that it is a better bet than luddite John McCain who has never turned on a computer.
Aug 27 2008 7:46AM
Niue gives a child a laptop

Niue gives a child a laptop

The tiny island nation of Niue has become the first nation in the world to issue laptop computers to all of its children.
Aug 26 2008 3:17PM
India watchdog calls for VOIP

India watchdog calls for VOIP

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has decided to allow ISPs to compete with telephone companies using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).
Aug 26 2008 8:14AM
Tongue to become computer controller

Tongue to become computer controller

Boffins in America are hoping to come up with a new computer interface that uses the tongue.
Aug 26 2008 8:14AM

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