The restless masses - which are clearly growing tired of Apple's notoriously closed iPhone ecosystem - have helped boost Android's Market past the 50K app mark.
Intel is reportedly poised to launch its next-generation of Atom-based processors.
AMD has expanded its ATI FirePro lineup with the introduction of five new graphics cards: the V7800, V5800, V4800, V3800 and 2460 (Multi-View).
The Supreme Court has agreed to reevaluate whether playing violent games is a constitutional right of the under-eighteens.
Sony has upgraded its Playstation 3 console with a 40nm RSX graphics chip.
RIM has introduced two new Blackberry smartphones: the classic Bold 9650 and compact Pearl 3G.
Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu and NEC are planning to develop a standardized software platform for their cellphones.
A German team has developed software that lets drivers steer simply by looking in the direction they want to go.
They say strangers are just friends you haven't met yet - but it's not a view Stephen Hawking shares. In a new documentary series for the Discovery channel, he suggests that we should be avoiding making contact with aliens at all costs.
WHOI scientists have discovered a group of giant asphalt domes under the sea off Santa Barbara, California.
Who uses 3.5-inch floppy disks anymore? No one. So it is a mainly symbolic announcement that Sony will no longer be producing the disks in Japan, officially putting the last death knell on the format.
Twitter is starting to go on a mobile acquisition binge, as for the second time in one month it has bought out a start-up developer that specializes in mobile messaging.
Seemingly not satisfied with its top spot in the free streaming video market, Youtube is beginning to experiment with pay-per-view streaming movie rentals, offering full-length motion pictures starting at $1.99.
Claiming that it has competing a security investigation on the ramifications of iPads inside the country, Israel will no longer confiscate the device from citizens who have "smuggled" one in.
There are apparently three constants in the lives of modern men and women: death, taxes and porn. Well, hopefully not in that order.
The credit card numbers of at least four Blippy customers appear to have found their way onto the fast-moving lanes of the information super-highway.
Jerry Shen has confirmed that Asustek will officially debut its Tegra-powered EEE Pad tablet PC at Computex 2010 in June.
Google is reportedly preparing to enable Wi-Fi 802.11n on its flagship Android-based Nexus One smartphone.
Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.
Barnes & Noble has added a range of new features in its Nook 1.3 software, now beaming its way to wifi-connected e-readers.
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday today with the release of another photo that could come straight from the cover of a 1970s prog rock album.
A Florida modeling website has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges for obscene pictures which netted the company over $1 million.
Save the whale, and it'll save you too, say Australian scientists, by recycling iron in the ocean through its poo.
Skype's European director of government and regulatory affairs Jean-Jacques Sahel has hit out at mobile operators for jeopardising net neutrality through greed.
The oceans are acidifying more quickly than at any time in hundreds of thousands of years, the National Research Council has reported to Congress.
Significant problems have forced the US Transportation Department to take a step back from upgrading its highly outdated air traffic control system.
Viewers who feel limited by Hulu's five episode cap for each series will soon be able to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to an entire back-catalog of TV content.
The company that produced Downfall, the movie that led to the legendary "Hitler finds out..." Internet meme, has explained why after all these years it finally pulled down the successful YouTube parody videos.
McAfee has issued an official apology for inadvertently crashing thousands of corporate Windows XP machines with a defective virus definition file (5958) that
deleted the critical svchost.exe.
Microsoft has debuted its Windows 7 Touch Pack for the eager PC masses.
Ubisoft's controversial digital rights management platform has reportedly been hacked, cracked and slashed by a consortium known as Skid Row.
Indie developer Josh Tynjala is showcasing two games - Chroma Circuit and Qrossfire - that were designed using an early build of Adobe AIR for Android.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing to launch a top-secret robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Apple is reportedly eyeing a potential acquisition of UK-based ARM Holdings in a massive deal that could amount to more than £5.2 billion ($8 billion).
A talented hacker belonging to the Dev Team has managed to boot Google's Android OS on Apple's iPhone.
I flew down to Hollywood last Tuesday to attend the Marvell AVANTA launch.
People are getting so careless with their smartphones! At least poor Gray Powell only lost one, but the folks at Dell have managed to lose track of five - or the marketing bumf for them, anyway.
The new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) could be as important to science as the Hubble Space Telescope, says NASA, as it releases its first close-up pictures of the sun.
The PS3 will become the first system to take full advantage of the new generation of 3D TVs with a firmware update that "will be available shortly."
The US Treasury Department has introduced a new makeover to the $100 bill, which now has moving images, 3D effects, and changing colors as the most robust anti-counterfeit note in the country's history.
Better late than never, especially when it comes to free WiFi. And for the thousands of passengers who still can't get a flight back home, Skype's major announcement today is a very welcome surprise.