Valve's Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 "a catastrophe"

Gamers looking forward to installing Windows 8 on October 26th this year may get second thoughts after Microsoft's new operating got a strong talking down from Valve's Gabe Newell, one of the key brains behind the massively successful Steam downloadable…

Spark Linux tablet details revealed

Those looking for a tablet designed to be tinkered with should turn their attentions away from Android and iPads, and take look at the cheap-as-chips Spark Linux-based slate. On pre-order now €200 (£165) and expected to ship in May…

Spotify preview rolling out for Linux users

Super music streaming service Spotify has hit the open source Linux platform. As a preview build of planned bigger things it's trailing behind the Mac and PC versions somewhat still. There's no support for local files and the lack…

Google employees stop using Microsoft Windows

Google are encouraging their employees to stop using Microsoft's Windows OS. The move comes after a number of high-profile attacks on the search company were made through Microsoft products. An exploit in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser led to a…

Intel promise smartphones with 10 day battery life by 2011

Intel have been showing off their new Moorestown mobile processor, now renamed the Intel Atom Z-Series. Thanks to the processor's intelligent power consumption, they believe that they'll be able to offer a phone with ten days worth of battery life…

Hack lets Android dual-boot with with regular OS on iPhone

Android fans and iPhone-owning Google sympathisers may want to pay particular attention to this post. David Wong, a young Canadian coder has pulled off a feat of software-hacking mastery by getting his iPhone to dual-boot the Android OS alongside…

First generation fat PS3s bricked by new 3.21 firmware update

If you've got an old-style bread-bin PlayStation 3 now would be a good time to switch off your internet router. The latest update from Sony's servers is causing nightmares for first generation PS3 owners, bricking their consoles and stopping them…