Hardware / Software

  • iPhone 5 Rumor: Apple to Ditch Traditional Dock Connector in Its Upcoming iPhone?

    February 25 2012 10:31 AM

    Speculations are rife that Apple is set to replace the dock connector perhaps to make space for the other components in its upcoming Smartphone iPhone 5. The news has come from technology Web site iMore, which said that a smaller micro dock may accompany the forthcoming Apple Smartphone. However, the site didn't mention anything about its source.

  • HP Slips on Concerns of Delay in Turnaround

    February 24 2012 10:39 AM

    Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co fell more than 7 percent Thursday, after the world's No. 1 computer maker posted a sharp decline in quarterly earnings and warned it would take several years to turn around its sprawling businesses.

  • Employees, Leaders Honor late Micron CEO

    February 24 2012 10:30 AM

    Thousands of Micron Technology employees, industry figures and community leaders paid tribute to the chipmaker's late CEO, Steve Appleton, at a memorial in Boise on Thursday.

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Debuts: Can it Save RIM?

    February 24 2012 9:40 AM

    The long awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 is finally out. RIM released PlayBook last year and PlayBook OS 2.0 is the first software update for the tablet, coming out after almost one year later. The original plans of RIM were to release PlayBook OS 2.0 in December 2011. RIM is already two months behind on the original schedule.

  • Facebook Now Defendant in Nationwide Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

    February 23 2012 4:08 PM

    Facebook admitted to tracking users who weren't even on the Web site last September, and a Baltimore based law firm has now filed a class action lawsuit in a Northern California District court. It's not the first lawsuit filed against Facebook over privacy concerns, but it's the first nationwide class action suit that potentially involves anyone who was a member before Facebook changed their privacy policy. The thrust of the lawsuit filed by Murphy PA, Peter G. Angelos and Gerard Gibbs ...

  • Flickr to Redesign Web Site: New Uploadr Feature Allows Batch Loading of Photos from Computer

    February 23 2012 1:01 PM

    iPhone users know well how useful the Flickr Web site has been over the years, but while the site hasn't changed much, a new redesign will add features like the Uploadr and Justified View. Uploadr allows batch loading of photos from a computer just by dragging and dropping onto the Filckr page. The new design and other features are part a new look for Flickr, and the result will be a bit like the Google+ photo page layout. Flickr will finally redesign its Web site starting Feb. 28, just as ne...

  • Otherworldly LED Suit Makes Night Snowboarder Appear Ghostlike [VIDEO]

    February 22 2012 7:22 PM

    A YouTube video of an LED suit-clad night snowboarder has gone viral with the ghostlike figure garnering nearly one million views in just a few days. Fashion photographer Jacob Sutton put this unique video together in the French Alps, and the unique suit was made by electronics designer John Spatcher.

  • Microsoft Files E.U. Complaint over Motorola Mobility

    February 22 2012 10:34 AM

    Microsoft called on EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday to investigate Motorola Mobility, saying the U.S. phone maker was trying to block sales of its Windows PCs, its Xbox game consoles and other products.

  • Anti-Internet Regulations to be Considered by U.N. Body

    February 21 2012 5:02 PM

    The International Telecommunication Union could pass new anti-Internet regulations by the end of the year, threatening new controls to stifle free speech. Starting at the end of February, Russia, China and many other countries will gather representatives in Geneva, Switzerland, to re-work a 1988 decision that has given rise to the open Internet many around the world have greatly benefited from.

  • Foreign Investors Fear Japan Banks May Hijack Olympus

    February 21 2012 10:07 AM

    Western investors in Japan's disgraced Olympus have accused its banks of trying to take control of the boardroom by stealth, amid growing signs that the firm's major creditors are considering installing their own appointees in the top jobs.

  • Wal-Mart to Take Majority Stake in China e-Commerce Firm

    February 20 2012 10:26 AM

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it is taking a controlling stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian, as the world's largest retailer seeks new revenue sources to fend off rising competition in the world's fastest-growing major economy.

  • Chip Designer CSR Boosts Shares with $50 Million Buyback

    February 20 2012 10:17 AM

    British chipmaker CSR Plc underscored its financial strength on Monday with a share buyback of up to $50 million, helping send its shares up more than 20 percent to their highest in six months.

  • An App for Keeping Kosher during Passover and beyond

    February 20 2012 10:13 AM

    With Passover just a month away a new app aims to help consumers keep kosher throughout the eight-day Jewish festival and to stay up to date on kosher products throughout the rest of the year.

  • Samsung Shifts to New TV Technology with LCD Spin off

    February 20 2012 10:06 AM

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co, the world's biggest maker of televisions, is shifting its focus towards new generation OLED display technology, and said it will spin off its loss-making LCD flat-screen business into an affiliate.

  • Megaupload Scandal Update: New Charges Filed and $50 Million in Assets Seized

    February 17 2012 8:06 PM

    A grand total of $50 million in assets has been seized, and new charges were filed against the now-shuttered file-sharing Web site Megaupload, authorities said Feb. 17. In January, Megaupload and several of its affiliate Web sites were taken down, and several people connected to the sites arrested in New Zealand in one of the U.S.'s biggest ever criminal copyright infringement cases.

  • Rising Chip Foundry Spend to Boost Applied Materials 2nd Quarter

    February 17 2012 10:55 AM

    Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials expects a strong recovery in the second quarter, as orders pick up in an industry beset by a year-long slump.

  • Demand Media Aims for Double-Digit Growth in 2012

    February 17 2012 10:51 AM

    Demand Media, which went public just over a year ago, promised its shareholders that revenue growth would accelerate by the second quarter after it reported a fourth-quarter net loss due to costs for improving its platforms.

  • Oracle, SAP Face June Retrial or a Long Wait

    February 17 2012 10:45 AM

    A U.S. judge intends to schedule a retrial for this June between Oracle Corp (ORCL.O) and SAP AG (SAPG.DE) over copyright infringement allegations, according to a court filing.

  • iPad Maker Foxconn Lifts China Workers Pay Again

    February 17 2012 10:28 AM

    Foxconn Technology Group, the top maker of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads whose factories are under scrutiny over labor practices, has raised wages of its Chinese workers by 16-25 percent from this month, the third rise since 2010.

  • Limits Sought on Vehicle Electronics

    February 16 2012 11:09 AM

    The Obama administration wants automakers to put limits on vehicle technologies that permit texting and cellphone calling when a car is moving, as part of a broader effort to stop driving behaviors that could be distracting and cause crashes.