Don't get upset with your current HD TV. The enormous resolution trial broadcasts of London 2012 are designed for public places, with the BBC and Japanese network NHK giving crowds a taste of the HD of the future.
Cash-strapped serious gossip portal WikiLeaks is about to come under renewed scrutiny from the US Justice Department, thanks to a court ruling forcing Twitter to hand over details of who accessed the site's account.
A team of developers are getting close to launching a similarly quick and easy roadside test for drugs as already exists for alcohol, with a new fingerprint based system able to detect chemicals in the blood system within minutes.
Twitter is perhaps not the ideal place to commemorate our brave war dead, but if you're stuck on a computer it's better than nothing. Unofficial account Poppy_Tweet is coordinating "hymns" -- and will tell you when it's silence time. [BBC]
Someone with apparent links to Microsoft's gaming division has made some big claims about its follow up to the Xbox 360, claiming it'll be called the Xbox Loop and is a small, cheap thing with loads of Kinect functionality. Great.
Qualcomm is launching a very small-scale test of a wireless electric car charging service in London next year, with 50 electric cars getting kitted out with its inductive power transfer technology for cable-free battery filling.
Australia isn't messing about in the war on smokers. It's passed legislation to remove all logos from cigarette packets sold in the country and will force makers to show photographs of diseases caused by smoking on the boxes.
French newspaper Le Figaro has unearthed an incredible development from during the first world war, revealing that French authorities built a life-size replica of Paris to the north of the city to trick German attackers.
Film and game rental company LOVEFiLM has finally brought a version of its app to Android, although don't go expecting streaming HD movies on your old HTC Desire -- it's simply a rental management system. With a few trailers.
The British voiceover artist who provided the male voice for Siri only discovered he had been included in the iPhone 4S after seeing it demonstrated on TV -- and was then asked not to talk about it by Apple's PR people.