Hardware / Software

  • AOL Hires Evercore to Sell Patent Portfolio: Report

    March 24 2012 9:35 AM

    AOL Inc has received buyout offers from private equity firms and has hired Evercore Partners Inc to help it sell its over 800 strong patent portfolio, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

  • Forget New iPad 3: Windows 8 Will Support Retina Display Tablets Too

    March 23 2012 1:34 PM

    After announcing plans of surpassing Apple in the Chinese market, Microsoft has taken another shot at the Cupertino-based tech titan by rivaling the new iPad's Retina display. If manufacturers hold their end of the bargain, Windows 8 tablets and hybrids will feature displays that rival, or even exceed, the new iPad's Retina display, Microsoft said.

  • Micron Posts Mixed Results as Low Chip Prices Weigh

    March 22 2012 10:54 PM

    Micron Technology posted mixed quarterly results, and investors pushed its shares lower after the company said persistently low prices for its memory chips had yet to recover.

  • Samsung Sees Smartphones Leading Africa Growth

    March 22 2012 10:42 PM

    Samsung Electronics Co aims to double its share of the sub-Saharan smartphone market to 20 percent by next year, as it focuses on affordable handsets, the head of its Africa business said on Thursday.

  • Lawmakers Ask App Makers for Privacy Information

    March 22 2012 10:39 PM

    Lawmakers sent letters on Thursday requesting information from more than 30 popular iPhone applications developers as part of an inquiry into how software companies collect private consumer data.

  • Oracle Investor Sues over $200 Million Settlement

    March 22 2012 10:38 PM

    An Oracle Corp. investor sued the company and members of its board of directors on Thursday for allegedly trying to stonewall a whistleblower lawsuit that ultimately resulted in a $200 million settlement.

  • HP Creates PC-Printing Power, Wall Street Waits and Sees

    March 22 2012 11:34 AM

    Hewlett Packard Co will merge its printer and PC businesses, combining two of its largest divisions as Chief Executive Meg Whitman tries to jumpstart growth at the technology company.

  • Windows 8 Eyes October Release Date: 5 Exciting New Features Explained

    March 22 2012 10:54 AM

    We are totally in love with Windows 8. Yes, honestly, though you might have not noticed it due to all the recent news about the new iPad from Apple. Windows 8 is what we like to call the little sleeping giant that would slay them all. Microsoft released the Consumer Preview back in February, and it was a successful release due to the millions of downloads that took place in the first week.

  • Linux 3.3 Released with Android Components

    March 22 2012 10:41 AM

    We are big fans of Linux on the desktop and Android. So when we heard that the newest Linux Kernel Linux 3.3 will have components found in Android, our excitement level went through the roof. The Android components that have being added to the new Linux Kernel are truly nothing that exciting, but seeing components from the most popular Linux-based OS in the world making its way to the Kernel is exciting enough.

  • Oracle Software Sales Rise Offsets Weak Hardware

    March 21 2012 11:21 AM

    Oracle Corp beat Wall Street's earnings estimates as new software sales came in at the high end of the company's forecast, offsetting a sharp drop in hardware revenue.

  • Seagate 60TB Hard Drive in the Horizon

    March 21 2012 11:00 AM

    Seagate has become the first hard drive manufacturer to pack 1 terabit - one trillion bits - into a single square inch, a remarkable milestone that will lead to hard drives as large as 60TB within the next decade.

  • HP to Merge Printer, PC Businesses

    March 21 2012 10:44 AM

    Hewlett Packard Co said it was merging its printer and PC business in a major reorganization to save costs and boost growth.

  • Cyanogenmod 7.2 Release Candidate 1: Brings Android Features For 70 Devices

    March 21 2012 10:02 AM

    Cyanogenmod 7.2, the latest version is finally out. It is now available for seventy devices. It is based on the open source code of Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.

  • New iPad 3 Beware: Windows 8 Gearing for October Debut

    March 20 2012 1:12 PM

    According to a new Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft plans to wrap up its Windows 8 this summer, just in time for PCs and tablets with the new OS to go on sale around October. The sources wished to remain unnamed due to confidentiality issues.

  • App for Leaving your Virtual Mark at Physical Places

    March 19 2012 9:28 PM

    Imagine standing at the Eiffel Tower and being able to see messages and videos overlaid through your smartphone from all visitors who have come before you.

  • Google Apps VP Quits Job To Head UpStart

    March 18 2012 11:54 AM

    Dave Girouard, Vice President of Product Management (Google Apps), has resigned from his post. He is leaving Google behind to start his own company name UpStart.

  • Dissected iPad Reveals Samsung, Qualcomm Parts

    March 15 2012 10:49 PM

    Apple's new iPad uses chips made by Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung Electronics and other semiconductor makers, according to a firm that cracked open one of the devices.

  • SAP Aims to Become Major Database Software Maker

    March 15 2012 10:45 PM

    German software maker SAP AG says it intends to become a major provider of database software in a move that would heat up its long-running rivalry with Oracle Corp, led by Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison.

  • ST-Ericsson Readies Revamp, soon a Takeover Target

    March 15 2012 9:53 AM

    ST-Ericsson is preparing to unveil a major operations revamp within two weeks, placing the troubled mobile chip venture on track for a takeover by a peer or competitor that would create a formidable rival to Qualcomm Inc.

  • iOS 5.1 Release Update: 5 Exciting Features that Convinced Me to Upgrade to New iOS

    March 15 2012 9:27 AM

    I didn’t quickly jump to upgrade my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1 because at first I didn’t see why I should. But after investigating all the features and seeing what they can do for me, I took the plunge and I am never looking back. I am also one of those folks who are experiencing bugs in the new update, the most prominent is the screen rotation on my start screen, but that’s a minor problem and something I can live with, until a fix presents itself.