The French government is seriously considering a new tax on smartphones and tablets. The one percent tax would be imposed on a range of “internet compatible devices” and it could yield about 86 million euro per year.
Nintendo has won a US appeals court decision in a patent case that will allow it to keep importing its Wii system into the United States.
Hot Hardware has spotted that Intel's new Haswell chip is going to be the first x86 CPU to have a on-die voltage regulator module, or VRM.
Moore's Law is eventually going to crush Intel's opposition as companies are unable to pay the huge costs involved in R&D and new process gear.
Search engine Google has surprised observers by stepping up the size of its free cloud based storage offerings from five to 15GB.
The great state of West Virginia has come up with a new law that would drag teenagers to court for sexting each other.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what amounts to the largest government press snooping exercise carried out in a western nation.
Horror has been a big part of gaming for a long time, going all the way back to the first Texas Chainsaw video game.
Star Trek Into Darkness, the long awaited follow up to JJ Abrams’s reinvention of the classic sci-fi franchise, will finally be here in IMAX on May 15, and everywhere else on May 16, a day earlier than the original release date.
Marvel mania is absolutely back, and bigger than ever. Iron Man 3 looks to be the biggest movie of the summer, if not the year, and with a number of TV shows getting the green light, renewed or cancelled this week, the upcoming Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series has won a full season order for ABC.
The unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic acceleration of information processing compared to the fastest class of classical machines.
Over the weekend, the stalwart crew of the International Space Station (ISS) worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost.
One of the things about Android that really appeals to techies and mainstream users is the open-nature of Google's operating system and related devices, at least in certain instances.
Typically, only hard-core geeks care about benchmarks when it comes to the hardware powering tablets and smartphones. And why not?
When I travel for work, I have to keep a close eye on my laptop battery. Often I attend an event, and then immediately look for a place blog about what was presented. Being caught between a deadline and a dead battery is my own special type of torture, so I can’t stray too far from a reliable power source.
Amazon has confirmed that its newly minted virtual currency can be used to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the corporation's curated Appstore, as well as on the Kindle Fire tablet lineup.
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
Toyota has been on a bit of a tear lately when it comes to examining the intersection of transportation and sustainability. It, for example, showcased at the recent Shanghai Motor Show the FT-HT hybrid concept and also unveiled the all-electric Me.We vehicle as a study in ecological responsibility.
Genes make up about 2 percent of the human genome. The rest consists of a genetic material known as noncoding DNA, and scientists have spent years puzzling over why this material exists in such voluminous quantities.