1 in 3 Europeans experienced identity theft in last two years

Identity theft is expanding rapidly, causing substantial financial loss to millions of people all around the world. This invisible crime is also widespread across the European countries, where a growing number of consumers are being targeted by sophisticated scams each year, both offline and online. That's according to data gathered by Finanso.se which shows 56%…

The Top 10 Technology Trends of 2007

iphone-2007.jpg2007 was another big year for gadget-heads, with a wealth of new tech to get to grips with, some intriguing industry developments, and the usual fanboy warz between Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo addicts. We’ve been rounding up the key trends from 2007 over the past week, but if you missed them, here’s a guide to the tech happenings that we thought were important in the last twelve months. Roll on 2008, when we can find out what’s next in line to excite our minds (and drain our wallets).

2007 in Review No. 8: Wii beats PS3 and Xbox 360

wii-2007.jpgPart of our series of festive posts looking back at the key happenings in 2007… Who’d have thought the champion next-gen console would be the one made by Nintendo? Yet the Wii has gone from strength to strength this year, despite continued stock shortages that have won it the dubious distinction of being the parent-panicking product of two Christmases in a row.

2007 in Review No. 7: Facebook pokes the world

facebook-2007.jpgPart of our series of festive posts looking back at the key happenings in 2007… Admit it: many of the most adamant Facebook refuseniks had decided to join the fastest growing social network after all by the end of the year. Facebook is one of those sites that, once it gathered momentum, was near unstoppable in terms of signing up users. Once most of your friends were on it, you had to join.

2007 in Review No. 5: Telly 2.0 arrived

joost-2007.jpgPart of our series of festive posts looking back at the key happenings in 2007… One of the more exciting developments in 2007 for webheads was the emergence of a clutch of ‘Telly 2.0’ startups (I’m persisting with that moniker until it catches on) like Joost, Babelgum and VeohTV. Each offered an array of exclusive channels, mixing music, entertainment and weirdness.