Our top five stories from the world of technology
Our top five stories from the last two weeks.
Just in time for our video guide to using the Metro interface, Microsoft has gone and ditched the name.
Apparently a German company owned the copyright to the name, although Microsoft hasn't announced an alternative yet. We would love to hear your suggestions.
Chip and Pin payment systems used in restaurants, bars and shops across the UK are vulnerable to attack, with malicious cards able to steal payment information.
The police will not be acting as judge and jury on every nasty remark made on Twitter, the UK's leading e-crime police officer has said.
Stuart Hyde, chief constable of Cumbria police and leading e-crime officer for the Association of Chief Police Officers, spoke up after a 17-year-old boy was issued with a harassment order for posting offensive tweets to Olympic diver Tom Daley.
Valve, the makers of the popular game-distribution service Steam, has announced plans to convert its software and games for the Linux operating system, specifically Ubuntu.
The news comes after Gabe Newell, chief executive and co-founder of Valve, said Windows 8 was a "catastrophe" for people working on PC games.
Millions of hotel rooms across the world could be opened using technology that costs just £30, with a hacker saying it is "stupidly simple" to do.
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