News@10: Email Hacker Jailed For 18 Months, Acer To Sell Two Android Tablets & Alan Turing

Matthew Anderson, who was arrested for being part of a global e-mail spam scam, has been sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment by Southwark Crown Court. According to BBC News, Scotland Yard found in the course of its investigation that Anderson, a father of five, was responsible for infecting victims' computer with a hidden virus that allowed him to remotely control their PCs.

Acer will stock two Android-based tablets from April 2011 according to a statement the company released earlier today. The first one features a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen and, measures only 13.3mm thick, thinner than many smartphones and uses aluminium as main material for its enclosure.

Papers belonging to master mathematician and code breaker Alan Turing might be saved after all, after failing to meet the reserve price during an auction at Christies. The Register reports that bidders at the Christies auction only managed to raise £240,000, which was lower than the reserve price tag.

News that Virgin Media may be looking to launch a nationwidewireless network to compete with BT Openzone and The Cloud using tens of thousands of Wi-Fi access points shouldn't come as a surprise. Other than providing with extra capacity for 3G devices whose appetite for bandwidth has grown exponentially over the past years, Virgin Media is also expected to give free access to the Wi-Fi network to its mobile and home broadband users like BT.

Fans of Google's Street View service in Germany are punishing their countrymen for getting their houses blurred out from the controversial mapping service by pelting eggs at their houses. Citing a report in a German newspaper, Search Engine Landreported that some of the houses in the Bergerhausen area of Essen that had opted out of the Street View service were pelted with eggs by misguided Google fans.