Sony Playstation at games fair

PlayStation hit by hackers who threaten Sony chair's plane

One-Minute Read Tue 26 Aug, AT 11:50

Hackers claiming affiliation with Islamic State issue bomb threat and claim responsibility for denial of service attack

The Week's top tech stories

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

Computer hackers

Spies 'undermining' efforts to monitor dark web

One-Minute Read Fri 22 Aug, AT 09:51

While some at GCHQ and the NSA try to crack encrypted networks, others may be undoing their work

The CEO of Barnes & Noble and president of Samsung Electronics pose with the Samsung Nook

Samsung Nook: will it dethrone the Kindle Fire?

First Reaction Thu 21 Aug, AT 11:17

The Samsung Galaxy Nook faces an 'uphill struggle' to challenge Amazon's dominance of the e-reader market

Microsoft's former CEO and chairman Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer: hits and misses from the Microsoft chairman

Talking Point Wed 20 Aug, AT 12:36

Microsoft's former CEO and chairman will be remembered as much for his failures as his successes

A Metropolitan police officer uses a smart phone

Hundreds of police investigated over social media misuse

One-Minute Read Tue 19 Aug, AT 11:24

One officer tried to befriend a victim on Facebook while others sent racist or homophobic messages

Samsung Galaxy Alpha reviews: first look at metal-body smartphone

First Reaction Mon 18 Aug, AT 11:20

The new smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Alpha, is the first to feature a metal iPhone-style frame

Old Trafford

Manchester United ban iPads and laptops from Old Trafford

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 11:18

Last season was a bitter pill for United, but there will be no tablets at Old Trafford this time round

Crisps

How your packet of crisps can spy on you

One-Minute Read Thu 7 Aug, AT 13:01

New video technology can listen in on conversations through soundproof glass

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