Does 3D printing threaten retail's models and intellectual properties

A report from Gartner says that 3D printing will create debate on ethics and regulation. Furthermore, analysts expect that rapid development of 3D Bioprinters will spark calls to ban the technology for human and non-human use by 2016.

Analysts say, You're phone be smarter than you by 2017

  Smartphones are getting smarter with each new generation, so research firm Gartner has gone out on a limb with a new forecast straight out of a dystopian sci-fi movie.

Sales of PCs continue to slump

The global PC market contracted 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 and Europe seems to have taken the worst hit. Sales of PCs in Western Europe fell off a cliff in the first three months of the year and they are down 20.5 percent year-on-year.

Companies shifting computing costs to staff

Mean corporate types are planning to shift their computer hardware bill to their staff, according to analyst outfit Gartner.

Sales go awry for SAP in Asia

The maker of expensive management software, SAP, is having some trouble making sales in Asia.

Global mobile phone sales slide

Mobile phone sales worldwide fell last year for the first time since 2009, says Gartner, dropping 1.7 percent to 1.75 billion units.

Yes, tablets are the new PCs

Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa says tablets have dramatically changed the device landscape for PCs by causing users to shift consumption to tablets rather than replacing older computers.

Lenovo now neck and neck with HP as PC market leader

Lenovo may - or may not - have knocked HP off its perch as the world's top PC supplier, depending on which analyst firm you believe.

Mobile phone sales slightly decline

Although it seems impossible to comprehend, the mobile phone market has shrunk slightly compared to last year.

Microsoft Windows 8 launches in October 2012

Microsoft has officially confirmed that its flagship Windows 8 operating system will roll out to manufacturers the first week of August and hit store shelves for the masses in late October 2012.

Apple's iPhone is more popular than ever

Apple became the world's top smartphone vendor during the fourth quarter of 2011, with an impressive market share of 23.8%. 

US 'not ready' for NFC

So-called 'swipe and pay' systems like Isis and Google Wallet won't take off in the US for years, Gartner Group analysts believe.

Ballmer remains bullish on Windows Phone 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer remains relatively bullish about the chances of Windows Phone 7 claiming significant mobile market share at some point in the near future.

Apple doubles iPhone sales

Apple sold 16.9 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2011 - effectively more than doubling sales year-on-year.

PC demand drops. Could iPad be to blame?

In the first quarter of 2011, PC shipments fell compared to this time last year, leaving analysts a bit dazed.

Yes, Apple's iPad will continue to dominate tablet market

Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi has confirmed what most of us already know: Apple's wildly popular iPad will dominate the media tablet market until at least 2015.

Americans Want EVs, but most won’t buy

We’ve reported on a veritable landslide of electric vehicle (EV) related hubbub from manufacturers and federal agencies. 

Is Windows Phone 7 part of the holy mobile trinity?

A new report issued by Gartner projects that Windows Phone 7 will be part of the holy mobile trinity by 2013 - right behind industry heavyweights Android and iOS.

Mobile app revenue to exceed $15 billion in 2011

Mobile apps are expected to generate over $15 billion in 2011, with combined revenue from 2010-2014 slated to total a staggering $58 billion.

Tablets continue to threaten PC sales

Despite the meteoric rise of tablet devices, worldwide PC shipments totaled 93.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, marking a 3.1 percent increase from Q4 2009.