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Saturn moon may have 'life-friendly' ocean

18 October 2014, 11:09

Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists have said.

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Hackers expose trove of snagged Snapchat images

13 October 2014, 11:26

A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos were exposed online, raising fears about what may be revealed in messages intended to vanish seconds after being viewed.

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Murdoch joint venture creates TV production powerhouse

13 October 2014, 08:34

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox announced a joint venture, partnering with "Big Brother" creator Endemol to create up a big new player in the TV production segment.

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Consumers slowly going back to PC purchases

09 October 2014, 14:18

The global market for personal computers have shown signs of stabilising in the third quarter as infatuation with tablets appeared to fade.

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Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet

09 October 2014, 10:47

Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."

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Twitter takes on US over data disclosure

08 October 2014, 10:15

Twitter has sued the US government, claiming its free speech rights are being violated by restrictions on its ability to disclose numbers of secret orders to hand over user data.

HP to split in two - WSJ

07 October 2014, 08:34

Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard Co, which has struggled to adapt to the new era of mobile and online computing, plans to split into two companies as it looks to put more focus on the faster-growing corporate services market.

Facebook plots first steps into healthcare

06 October 2014, 13:34

Facebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

Cyber crime costing US billions: FBI chief

06 October 2014, 07:29

China is waging an aggressive cyber-war against the United States which costs American business billions of dollars every year, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey said.

Twitter launches 'tweet understanding' programme

03 October 2014, 09:31

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10m project to better understand social networks.

Facebook tightens reins on research after scandal

03 October 2014, 07:23

Facebook has tightened the reins on its research methods in the wake of an outcry by members who felt manipulated by a secret study into how posts affect moods.

Why Microsoft is jumping to Windows 10

02 October 2014, 11:40

Microsoft is skipping Windows version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred around mobile devices and internet services.

US busts hacking ring

02 October 2014, 07:36

Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged for allegedly stealing more than $100m worth of software and data used to train military pilots.

EBay plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

01 October 2014, 07:41

EBay says it will spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company, marking an about-face for the company.

Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug

30 September 2014, 15:05

Apple on Monday issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered "Bash" bug seen as a threat to Internet-linked devices.

Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi

30 September 2014, 11:01

Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

WWW inventor warns of threat to internet

30 September 2014, 08:00

Freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web, says Tim Berners-Lee.

What your mobile may be giving away

29 September 2014, 08:01

You may own your smartphone but it could have three masters - handset makers, app developers and phone companies - who could be grabbing data from your phone.

'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge

28 September 2014, 06:35

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

25 September 2014, 09:44

Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.

App pushes for voice to make a popularity comeback

24 September 2014, 07:50

A new iPhone application hopes to brings back voice communication through recorded voice messages.

Free up hi-tech risk takers - Google

23 September 2014, 10:13

Google chair Eric Schmidt, whose own firm is embroiled in an EU anti-trust probe, has urged the bloc to give innovators free rein to deliver the economic gains.

Virtual boyfriends (cat ears optional) at Tokyo Game Show

22 September 2014, 07:57

Are you disappointed by the man in your life? Tired of his stubbly chin and the way he lies around the house? Or would you just like a boyfriend with cat's ears?

Media reaping profits from internet, says study

18 September 2014, 08:41

The internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.

Number of websites explodes to over 1 billion

17 September 2014, 13:24

The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time.

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