In defense of Microsoft Windows 8

A lot of folks appear to be pounding on Microsoft Windows 8 this month. Then again, I suppose this is somewhat par for the course when such a far-reaching new platform appears on the uber-opinionated tech scene. 

AT&T may begin six-strike piracy plan next month

AT&T could very well be the first Internet service provider to begin what is being called the "six strikes" anti-piracy campaign.

Google faces double whammy from FTC and EU

The Federal Trade Commission is believed to be about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google, as the EU complains about its privacy policy.

Samsung responds to Nexus ban overturn

Samsung has issued a formal response to a judge's decision to overturn a ban on the Galaxy Nexus phone.

Nexus sales ban overturned

The US Court of Appeals has overturned the ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone, saying the California court that imposed it had 'abused its discretion'.

Japan's Softbank plans big stake in Sprint

Japan's Softbank is considering taking a large stake in Sprint Nextel, in a deal which could revive the struggling carrier's fortunes - and increase competition in a market dominated by Verizon and AT&T.

Windows 8 - damn impressive on an AMD homebuilt PC

This past weekend I built myself a new Windows 8 desktop computer and loaded up Microsoft's Office 13 preview.

Another alleged strike happens at Foxconn

Foxconn is yet again playing damage control after a report claims workers walked off the job.

Sony sues over "Kevin Butler" actor

Sony has filed a lawsuit because another company has begun using the same actor in its commercials that it used to have in its Playstation ads.

World mourns again on anniversary of Jobs death

The Internet is flooded with fresh praise and memories of the life of Steve Jobs today.

FBI nabs 11 over secret tech exports to Russia

The FBI says it's busted a secret procurement network disguised as a Texan company and exporting high-tech electronics to the Russian military.

Galaxy sales boost Samsung's profits

Samsung has reported a quarterly profit of $7.3 billion - nearly double the figure for the same period last year, and well above analysts' expectations - thanks to strong sales of high end televisions and Galaxy phones.

FTC nabs more scareware scammers

Flushed with success from successfully closing a 'scareware' case on Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in getting six more such outfits closed down.

Is HP trying to be the new Apple?

Frankly, it has frustrated me for years to watch Apple’s success - while traditional bumbling PC companies continue to ignore the obvious point that yes, design and presentation actually do matter.

Woman fined $163 million for scareware

After a four-year slog, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in extracting $1.63 million from a 'scareware' marketer, finally closing its first such case.

Samsung claims Apple juror was biased

Samsung is attempting to have the recent $1 billion patent verdict in favor of Apple thrown out, on the basis that the foreman of the jury was biased.

Apple now second most powerful brand, behind Coke

Not that it should surprise anyone, but Apple is now officially ranked as the second most powerful brand in the world.

Zuckerberg aims to boost Russian presence

Mark Zuckerberg yesterday met with Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev, in an attempt to raise the profile of Facebook in the country.

Galaxy Tab ban lifted as Samsung attacks iPhone 5

Samsung has succeeded in getting the US sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted - and is celebrating by having a pop at the iPhone 5 with yet another patent lawsuit.  

Apple music logo trademark rejected

Apparently Apple doesn't always win when it comes to intellectual property law.