The rumblings over the UK's Digital Economy Act are nearing the end game, with the Court of Appeal denying an attempt by some ISPs to edit the terms of the new internet policing laws.
Our European cousins over in Germany have just smashed a load of broadband records that could see absolutely, faster-than-blazing fibre headed our way. Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs managed to pump data at a colossal 512Gbps down one channel of one single optical fibre across Germany in a 456-mile Berlin-Hannover-Berlin round-trip.
Old Maps Online is exactly that -- a searchable database of historical maps, giving users an idea of what a lovely place where they live used to be before 1960s planners got hold of it.
Ah, passwords. Regardless of what system you use, they're a pain in the arse to manage, remember or access. But maybe there's a solution. What about making a USB dongle that enters and creates new passwords every time you plug it in?
Meet the 505-million-year-old Pikaia gracilens. Everything we know of this prehistoric "fish-like worm" is discerned from its fossils, but a close investigation reveals that these wiggly little guys might be your oldest ancestors.
Minecraft is an awesome, make-your-own-fun game that is simply better played with friends. Now you’ll be able to ratchet up the fun with four-player splitscreen on the Xbox courtesy of the XBLA version for even more creation-chaos.
Persistent rumours about the next iPad sporting a 2048 x 1536-pixel display are looking more and more likely ahead of Wednesday's announcement. Especially now that Venture Beat is reporting that the new device will be dubbed the iPad HD.
If you feel weirdly disconnected from your Facebook profile when you're not logged in, try out the new Facebook Messenger application, which is available for Windows now. The new app follows the mobile Facebook Messenger applications released last summer, and an a version for OS X is reportedly on the way as well.
The world's best violins come with strings made from catgut—which isn't typically from cats, but does definitely come from the inside of an animal. If you want a more vegetarian alternative, though, how about a set made from spider silk?
Convergence devices like tablets and smartphones are great because they eliminate the need for having a million different gadgets whose performance is only marginally better.
What happens when your iPad is stolen and you have Find My iPad turned on? Well you give your info to police, they track it down for you, and then seize 780 pounds of crystal meth in the process. Wait, what?