Nick Farrell

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China clamps down on pro-Tibet sites

China clamps down on pro-Tibet sites

As Chinese troops fired on Tibetan protestors there was a sudden banning of Pro-Tibet websites.
Aug 26 2008 8:14AM
Firefox faster with TraceMonkey

Firefox faster with TraceMonkey

Firefox will run Web-based applications such as Gmail faster now that it has incorporated a feature called Trace Monkey, a source at Mozilla claims.
Aug 26 2008 8:14AM
Obama picks Hollywood supporter for running mate

Obama picks Hollywood supporter for running mate

Barack Obama has chosen one of the most rabid pro-music and film industry senators in the business to be his running mate in the forthcoming presidential elections.
Aug 26 2008 8:14AM
Child gymnast exposed by hacker

Child gymnast exposed by hacker

China's dual gold medal winning gymnast He Kexin is under aged and should have been banned from competing at the Olympics.
Aug 22 2008 12:02PM
Porn mode coming for IE8

Porn mode coming for IE8

Microsoft's IE8 might get a 'private browsing' mode that will enable users to surf the net and not leave sticky... ahem... fingerprints.
Aug 22 2008 8:03AM
Aussies fall for Nigerian Scam

Aussies fall for Nigerian Scam

Inspector Knacker of the Queensland Yard is worried that so many Aussies are falling for the Nigerian scam.
Aug 21 2008 7:56AM
Microsoft ready to alpha new Office 14

Microsoft ready to alpha new Office 14

Software giant Microsoft is getting reading to lift the kimono on its forthcoming version of Office.
Aug 20 2008 4:03PM
Apple is worth more than Google

Apple is worth more than Google

After centuries in the computing industry, fruit-themed toymaker, Apple is finally worth a fair bit of money.
Aug 15 2008 7:51AM
Opinion:  Wackypedia wants to take down Google

Opinion: Wackypedia wants to take down Google

Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales claims that his Wikia Search project will have Google quaking in its boots.
Aug 15 2008 7:51AM
Google Street View is in more trouble

Google Street View is in more trouble

Google Street View is getting into more hot water over privacy matters as its cars drive around the world snapping various things at street level.
Aug 13 2008 7:24AM
Poor iPhone 3G service spat develops

Poor iPhone 3G service spat develops

AT&T and Apple can't work out who is to blame for a problem that cuts off 3G iPhone users mid-conversation.
Aug 13 2008 7:24AM
Online campaigns bedevilled by typos

Online campaigns bedevilled by typos

Cyber squatters are making a fortune out of the US election.
Aug 11 2008 4:08PM
Push-ups proving popular in China

Push-ups proving popular in China

Bloggers in China have come up with a novel way of fighting censorship.
Aug 5 2008 7:38AM
Gadgets sold by vending machine

Gadgets sold by vending machine

If you are ever caught short at an airport without an iPod or some similar electronic gadget, it is now possible to grab a new one from a vending machine.
Aug 5 2008 7:38AM
Coppers investigate Ebay seller collapse

Coppers investigate Ebay seller collapse

Australian police are investigating the case of the spectacular collapse of one of the country's biggest Ebay sellers.
Jul 31 2008 1:52PM
Laptop sales slump in Australia

Laptop sales slump in Australia

When the Rudd Government decided to remove tax breaks on laptops bought for home use, and sales seemed to dry up overnight.
Jul 31 2008 1:52PM
Security outfits helping hackers

Security outfits helping hackers

Hackers are getting quicker at taking advantage of publicly-disclosed security holes, new research shows.
Jul 30 2008 10:42AM
Apple prepares to dust off Newton

Apple prepares to dust off Newton

There is a distinct feeling of déjà vu about the latest Apple-flavoured rumour concerning the release of a new PDA.
Jul 25 2008 9:32AM
Google Trends hacked again

Google Trends hacked again

Google has had its Hot Trends system hacked for the second time.
Jul 18 2008 10:34AM
New Zealand hacker walks free from court

New Zealand hacker walks free from court

A teen hacker who admitted taking down a US university's computer, was allowed to walk free from court yesterday.
Jul 16 2008 9:59AM

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