UK games chart: New entries crowd FIFA Street 2
EA's FIFA Street 2 (PSP, PS2, XB and DS) is still jinking around at the top of this week's ELSPA UK games chart. But there are four new entries in the top 10 looking to crowd out the street football game.
In at number four (pictured) is Buzz! The BIG Quiz (PS2), Sony's quiz game, rerunning on topics other than music. ...more
Airlines agree to on-board mobiles
Two European airlines, including UK-based bmi, will begin providing on-board mobile phone support from late 2006.
The second largest airline operating out of Heathrow, bmi will begin trialling the OnAir service in an Airbus A320, once the onboard equipment developed by Airbus and Siemens is fully certified and the necessary telecommunications regulations are in place to permit the safe use of mobile phones inflight.
TAP Air Portugal will conduct its trial around the same time aboard an Airbus A321. ...more
ICANN turns to Californian judge in legal dispute with Verisign
Internet regulator ICANN has asked a California judge to strike down Verisign's lawsuits which allege that the organisation sent 'threatening letters' following the dispute over the US registry's introduction of the SiteFinder website.
The lawsuit goes back to last year when Verisign abruptly launched the SiteFinder website. Using its control of the . ...more
Apple subpoenas 'rumour' sites to find leak
Apple has been granted permission to subpoena three Mac-oriented websites as part of its attempt to discover who leaked confidential information about a future Apple product.
AppleInsider and PowerPage will be ordered to hand over 'documents relating to the identity of any individual or individuals who have knowledge regarding
the source of posts on its site disclosing information', The Mac Observer has discovered.
The product concerned is codenamed Asteroid or Q97 and is believed to be a FireWire audio interface for GarageBand. ...more
Yahoo! turbo charges Mail service
Internet portal Yahoo! has upgraded its popular Web-based mail service with, it claims, the most significant makeover of the service since it launched in 1997.
According to Yahoo! the response times for the new version, which is currently in beta only, are equivalent to a desktop email program. Typically, web based mail services have had a few seconds delay while the browser communicates with the remote servers. ...more