Microsoft has launched Bing It On - its own version of the Pepsi Challenge. The new side-by-side search engine comparison aims to prove that people prefer Bing results over Google. Users are invited to search for a term and pick whether the right or left search results are best.
A new music system called Bronze is the creation of artist Gwilym Gold. This innovative new idea evolves music to ensure that thanks to the cutting edge technology included, each song is radically different every time you listen to it.
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will not be selling his shares in the company for at least a year. The move comes as Facebook shares hit an all time low, after several high profile investors unloaded millions of shares.
Job recruitment techniques are changing and becoming increasingly high tech, as companies look to tackle the increasingly large numbers of applicants. These include programmes that put potential employees in a testing computer generated situation.
A television operated by the human eye has been unveiled at Berlin's IFA trade show. It will allow users to bring up a menu by staring at the screen and choose what they want to do by moving their eyes and blinking.
A court in Tokyo rules in favour of Samsung, stating that they did not copy Apple's intellectual property with the design of their smartphones. This comes just days after an American court ruled in favour of Apple.
Barack Obama opened himself up for questioning from users of the internet, answering various queries for half an hour. He discussed everything from the difficult decisions of the war in Afghanistan to his favourite basketball player.
Blizzard has angered gamers in Iran this week by locking out thousands of users from titles including World of Warcraft. This has been blamed on legal circumstances and an increase on restrictions regarding international trade in America.
Apple's victory over Samsung in their long-running patent trial has created an ugly aftermath. Both companies have hit out at the other in statements, while share prices have shifted accordingly. Here's what else to expect in the coming weeks.
The RoboWorld Cup in Bristol has welcomed robots from 27 countries as they compete in events such as marathon running, weightlifting, football and wall-climbing. The sprint world record has been broken at the event by a machine from Singapore.
Visitor counter service StatCounter Global Stats has published the latest search engine market share data for the UK in August 2012. Again, Google is leading by a long way and has improved slightly on last month, while rival search engines remain weak.
Following the success of the London 2012 Olympics, it seems many companies are now seeing the Paralympics as a great chance to put their brand forward. Channel 4's television coverage has many advertising spots available, and around 50 businesses are thought to be bidding.
Apple shares climbed to $644 on Monday, which sets the company's valuation at $623bn (£397bn). This makes Apple the most valuable company of all time, beating the record set by Microsoft during the 1999 tech boom.
Google's anti-piracy plans mean that any site which consistently attracts copyright infringement claims will be penalised on search results pages. However, owners of two of the sites set to be affected believe that their traffic will not suffer unduly as a result.
Google Voice Search can now support 42 languages, after another 13 were added. Android users can try out the new languages by downloading the free Google Play app. This expansion poses a significant threat to Apple's much-hyped voice recognition tool Siri.
Apple and Samsung's patent trial has taken another twist as the judge tells them to try and reach a settlement. Lucy Koh advised the pair against letting the jury decide the outcome of their case, with both running out of time to cross-examine witnesses.
London 2012 was 'the most wired Games ever', according to Google. The search engine giant has published traffic figures showing a huge rise in Jamaican track and field searches and a significant spike in US swimming searches compared to four years earlier.
Twitter attracted over 150 million tweets during the London 2012 Olympics, as fans and athletes alike shared in the experience. The micro-blogging site has now revealed the ten athletes who attracted more than one million tweets, as well as some of the most discussed events.
Google's search algorithm has been tweaked to punish pirates. Starting today, the number of copyright removal notices Google receives for a domain or URL will have a negative effect on its rankings. However, the pirate penalty will not affect certain sites including the Google-owned YouTube.
The FTC has ordered Google to pay a record fine after breaching its 20 year privacy order. It has been discovered that the search engine giant has been overriding Safari protections to track the online behaviour of Apple iPad and iPhone users.
Starbucks customers will soon be able to pay for coffee using their smartphone, after the company signed a $25 million (£16 million) deal with electronic payment service Square. The new method will be made available in the autumn.
London 2012 is the 'first multi-screen Olympics', according to Google. The search engine giant has published data showing that mobile search traffic around the Games is up ten-fold on the previous week, with Japan, the US and the UK leading the charge.
Wikipedia was inaccessible for around two hours on Monday after damaged cables affected its Florida server. Foul play has been ruled out by the company, but it remains unclear what caused the cables to be cut.
The NASA Curiosity Rover landed on the surface of Mars early this morning. The robot will be exploring the planet for the next two years, and is using Twitter to share news and images with followers, the first of which were tweeted today.
Nokia has partnered with Groupon. In an attempt to turn around declining sales, the Nokia Lumia smartphone will contain local daily deals on its map. The inclusion of Groupon highlights Nokia's aim to monetize its location platform, which can also be found on social networks Foursquare and Yandex.
Following its IPO in May, a number of top employees have chosen to leave Facebook. Yesterday, another three announced that they would be departing from the social network. The news has caused investors to worry further about the future of Facebook as it has faced a number of problems since its initial public offering.
A preview of Outlook.com has been launched by Microsoft. The design of the new webmail service includes a number of unique selling points, including no display ads and more space for messages. Microsoft's Chris Jones described it as a 'fresh look at email'.
Businesses are coming up with ingenious ways to navigate the restrictive Olympic branding guidelines using ambush marketing. Specsavers have produced posters in Korean that make reference to one of competition's biggest gaffes, while Paddy Power devised an ad campaign around a separate athletics event in London.
Samsung and Apple will be squaring up in a US courtroom today as their battle over smartphone patents reaches fever pitch. The chosen jury members will have to decide whether either company copied the other, with billions of dollars in fines and sales at stake.
Facebook smartphone rumours have resurfaced. It has been suggested that the social network is continuing to work alongside HTC, following its 'Buffy' smartphone project last year. It is thought that the company has even poached former Apple designers and engineers to help develop the smartphone.