Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik announced today on his blog that he would be stepping down from his leadership roles in the Linux vendor. "After almost a decade of leading Red Hat, I...

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Google Takes on Wikipedia

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Google has a new goal: help people share their knowledge. That’s right - forget Wikis, and welcome Knols (apparently "knol" stands for “unit of knowledge”). Although the service is right now invitation-only, the search giant...

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Commercial pornography producer Vivid is taking the web site PornoTube and its parent company to court for copyright infringement. PornoTube is based on user submitted videos in the same way as YouTube, although the site...

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The French regulatory authority, called the Council of Sales, said Monday that eBays French site should be held to the same standards as other auction houses in France -- which must acquire a special permit...

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Noted hacker HD Moore has posted exploits for a vulnerability in Apples iPhone, the same flaw thats been used by others to unlock the smart phone so it will work on other networks. The vulnerability,...

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French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics after discovering the phenomenon of "giant magnetoresistance" (GMR), in which weak magnetic changes give rise to big differences...

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Verizon today launched its most concerted effort yet to respond to the iPhone and to improve its music phone lineup with four new devices. The carrier began with its most ambitious device ever, the LG...

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Circuit City Takes Hit in Q2

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Circuit City Stores Inc., the nations second biggest consumer electronics store chain, said Thursday it swung to a loss in its second quarter as sales fell. The company lost a reported $62.8 million, or 38...

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Prince takes on YouTube

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He has spent his career challenging the establishment, even changing his name to try to get out of a recording contract. But Princes latest argument has seen him take on a different entity altogether -...

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BSoD Takes On a Whole New Meaning

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The definition of the Blue Screen of Death acronym BSoD may soon be replaced by a more ominous meaning, Black Screen of Death. In an e-mail sent to Windows distributors a Microsoft representative laid out...

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A showdown pitting human brains against artificial intelligence goes ahead this evening when two professional poker players take on a computer in the worlds first such man-machine challenge. Phil Laak and Ali Eslami will play...

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Google has launched a new feature on its mapping service that allows people to see a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami. Other...

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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will pay about $170m for a 15% stake in Chinese online games operator The9, the sole operator in China of what is believed to be the worlds most profitable...

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Tablet PCs have been around for a while now but for some reason they still havent really replaced laptops despite their portability and flexibility. Now we already have ultra mobile PCs. Does anyone really need...

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Intel Takes on Mini ITX

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Intel is poised to take on VIAs mini ITX motherboards with its upcoming Little Valley D201GLY, which is part of its Intel Desktop Board Essential Series. The new D201GLY is the first Intel branded motherboard...

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EA Takes on Wii Sports

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Electronic Arts has lifted the lid on another of its many in-development Wii games, EA Playground (yes, EA is actually in the title); a collection of c-razy mini-games utilising the motion-sensing powers of the Wii...

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At the CTIA show, Adobe showed off Adobe Device Central CS3, an integrated software component that works across different applications in their new Creative Suite family, offering both professional and individual web designers an easier...

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Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox 2.0.0.3 version before it is released to all Firefox users....

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The second Tuesday of the month, typically Microsofts scheduled patch release day, will not have any security bulletins. Microsoft will, however, go ahead with a release of its monthly update of Windows Malicious Software Removal...

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On Tuesday, Apple Computer warned that some of its latest iPods have shipped with a Windows virus. The company said that a small number of video iPods made after Sept. 12 included the RavMonE virus....

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European Commission regulators have taken over a German antitrust investigation into allegations that Intel put pressure on a major electronics retailer to forgo using processors from competitor AMD. Germanys antitrust agency, Bundeskartellamt, received a complaint...

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Finally, the gloves come off. After months of hints and speculation, Microsoft announced that, yes, it is headed for a showdown with Apple. In one corner is Microsoft with its billions to invest in R&D,...

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