Google Earth given celestial view

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The constellations of Andromeda, Hydra and Vulpecula are now just a mouse click away for amateur star-gazers, following the launch of Google Sky. The tool is an add-on to Google Earth, a program that allows...

Yahoo given go-ahead to buy Taiwanese blog site

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Rivals of Yahoo Taiwan, which operates the most popular portal and online auction site on the island, had petitioned the Fair Trade Commission to stop the acquisition of Taiwanese blog site Wretch.cc on the grounds...

.xxx given green light

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ICann has given the go-ahead to plans for what has been described as a "virtual red-light district", with the creation of a .xxx TLD. Negotiations are to begin with ICM Registry Inc, which will run...

AllofMP3 Given Legal OK...-ish

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It's being reported that the Russian music site, AllofMP3, has been cleared of breaching copyright laws. Well, not entirely. Moscow prosecutors have concluded that the site has no licences for what it's doing - but...

Boot ups given the boot?

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The wait for speedy startups may soon be over. New nonvolatile memory technology enables PCs to forgo boot-up by returning users to where they left off. Researchers say the technology is for real and they...

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