Pop rockers Marillion will make their next album free to download and all they ask from their fans is an email address. Even that's not compulsory. It may sound like a desperate ploy for new mates but there is business method to this seeming madness.
The successor to Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-G1 is heading our way. The Sony DSC-G3 will be 802.11b/g Wi-Fi capable like its 6MP predecessor. This allows it to share photographs with other DNLA applicances, both computers and similarly specified cameras.
Point to point is no longer just a term for a day at the races to the more anxious members of the nation's country estates. It also refers to the digital technology used in a £180 wireless security camera and receiver from Swann Communications. The ADW-300 promises better AV performance along with freedom from interference from both criminals and criminally nosy technophiles.
How would you like your laptop to smell? Might Floral, Cologne, Ocean or Grass draw you amorously towards your keyboard? Might turning your computer on have a whole new connotation? Is this the ultimate computer geek's substitute for flesh and blood?
Sony is to recall around 73,000 Vaio laptops in the US with the co-operation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). A problem has been found that may lead to a short-circuit and overheating with the risk of its user being burned. Thus far, the injury toll covers one minor burn and 15 complaints of overheating.
Leading Microsoft engineer Michael Fortin says that speeding up booting times is one of the priorities of Windows 7. Under 15 seconds is his target for a 'very good system'.
Roaming fees on text messages will soon be capped, if the EU minister for telecommunications gets her way, along with the cost of internet surfing on cellphones.
Hewlett-Packard, the world's number one personal computer maker, has swapped bulky boxes for fabric bags in delivering its latest PCs to Wal-Mart. HP was responding to a challenge from the world's biggest retailer, which asked 30 of its largest consumer electronics suppliers to cut down on its packaging.
Areas without broadband should get priority for the fastest services in the future to avoid the digital divide deepening further. That's the conclusion of an Ofcom advisory group despite the communities they refer to being the least cost effective for the service.