The Phoenix Mars Lander has almost completed its first set of 'wet chemistry' experiments on the red planet's soil and scientists very excited with what they've found. A preliminary analysis of soil samples have found it to be a lot more alkaline than expected, meaning that it could support life.
The internet regulator, ICANN, has given the thumbs up to a massive overhaul of domain names, a move that may dramatically change the way people surf the internet. The agency voted unanimously to relax its stance on top-level domain names, throwing the floodgates open for a near infinite number of new addresses, many likely to be centred around your favourite internet activities: .news, .shopping, .email or .copyrightinfringement
Remember the GTA: San Andreas Hot Coffee scandal? Of course you don't, you were busy updating your Bebo profile, chatting on MSN messenger, patiently explaining to people why Limewire was so much better than YouTube, and all those other archaic things we used to do. Ah, the heady days of youth.
Rest assured though, Hot Coffee nearly brought the games industry to its knees, and certainly not in a good kind of 'Thai massage' way either. A naughty hacker squirreled deep within the game's code and discovered a desperately unexciting sex-based mini game and produced a patch to unlock it.
Good morning, children. Remember how I told you yesterday about a simple way of ordering 18-rated video games online without an age check? Well forget all that complicated postal order crap. A Which? Computing investigation has found that there are actually high street shops out there merrily flogging games to under-age players.
Even though Yahoo!'s board opted to side with Google in its eagerness to shrug of Microsoft's advances, the company may not be out of the woods quite yet. Mark Nelson, a partner in Mithras Capital, which owns 1.7 million Yahoo shares has written to Microsoft urging the company to reconsider its partial deal for Yahoo!'s search engine business.
Now that drama of the sticky Mars mud incident is firmly behind it (results are expected on Friday), the Phoenix Mars Lander is on the lookout for fresh Martian discoveries, and they seem to be in no short supply. Using its robotic arm, Phoenix has been scraping away at the rocky surface and uncovered some mysterious white patches that scientists say are most probably ice.