Noon News: TomTom Fixes Leap Year Bug, Lancashire to Receive £62.5M Super-fast Broadband Upgrade, Eurocom Panther 5.0

TomTom sat-nav devices have been hit by a rather nasty bug which has left them unable to reach their destination - guided most likely by John Cleese - as per usual. The issue causes a lost GPS signal, meaning users are simply presented with a blank grey screen and a message stating that there's no GPS connection.

Lancashire is to receive the benefit of funding from the government's broadband coffers, with a full-scale £62.5 million super-fast upgrade programme approved. The roll out will ensure the less commercially viable areas of Lancashire are covered, with no less than 97 per cent of the county now set for access to speeds of 80Mbps and up to 300Mbps in certain areas.

Citrix has fully switched its focus to CloudStack, putting the project forward to the Apache Foundation - leaving OpenStack out in the cold. Citrix is a member of the OpenStack project, but gained the rival open source CloudStack software when it acquired Cloud.com in the middle of last year. Since then, a switch in focus has been anticipated, as there had to be a reason (and justification) for the major acquisition.

GCHQ is to splash out research funds to eight UK universities, who have been picked to help tighten up the UK's cyber-security levels. The universities will benefit from an initial cash handout of £50,000, followed by further funding, with each officially being declared an "Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research".

High end workstation specialist Eurocom has launched a desktop replacement laptop - the Panther 5.0 - which weighs a massive 6.5Kg that comes with up to four GPU modules either from Nvidia or from AMD in a quad CrossFire or quad-SLI configuration.