Testing a bullet-proof server… with a bullet

How does a multinational tech company prove that its servers will stand up to adverse conditions and keep running without a glitch? Fire a bullet at one, of course. Those mad boffins in white coats at HP decided to…

Sharp and Currys to sell solar panels

Feeling environmentally friendly and looking at all that lovely sunshine we've had recently? Then pop down to your local Currys store (providing you live in Croydon, Fulham or West Thurrock) and pick up a Sharp solar panel or nine….

Review: Lobster 544 budget music mobile

The Propaganda Virgin Mobile have committed to expanding their own branded line of mobile phones in the second half of this year, under the name 'Lobster'. These are designed to appeal to youngsters who eat seafood, or are on…

Dell fares worst with inevitable laptop explosions

An interesting post over at The Inquirer suggesting that for Dell, as the number one, or possibly two, laptop manufacturer on the planet, there's a certain inevitability about a few of their notebook computers catching fire. What doesn't help…

Sony at sixty: Losing touch with consumers?

Sony, the company that brought us the Walkman and changed the way we consumed music in the '80s, has turned 60 – quite an achievement. A recent article suggests that Sony is losing touch with what consumers actually want,…

Free Internet Phone Rival For Skype

Skype pretty much rules the roost when it comes to Internet telephony and its free PC-to-PC service has millions of fans but there's a new kid on the block called the Gizmo Project. The basic software is free, just…

Remove Manual Formatting from Word

If you've ever copied and pasted chunks of text into a Word document from a web page or another document, you may have noticed that both the new text and old text can sometimes start to behave oddly, changing…

Sophos report July's top ten malware and hoaxes

Internet security firm Sophos has revealed July's top 10 email viruses and hoaxes, so if you like weird looking names and odd email subject lines, read on. The top 10 viruses released into the wild: 1: W32/Netsky-P (19.3%)2: W32/Mytob-AS…

You Tube Video of the Day – Talking Cats

I've never been so disturbed impressed in my entire life. Cats that talk. No… really. Some of these cats can only mutter one word or phrase… but save yourself for the last one… the cat who goes off on bizarre…