GPU acceleration boosts Chrome browser speeds by 60x

Google has managed to boost Chrome browser speeds by a blazing 60x using GPU-based acceleration.

Tech firms near deal with DoJ over staff poaching

With the Justice Department investigating the affair, some of the US' largest tech companies are said to be close to settling allegations that they conspired to keep wages artificially low.

Verizon won't sell Windows 7 phones until 2011

Shock! It seems as if Verizon is relatively unenthusiastic about Windows Phone 7. Indeed, the carrier has refused to sell devices based on Redmond's latest (crappy) mobile OS until at least 2011.

Report: Android poised to dominate tablet market

Apple's "magical" iPad currently dominates the relatively nascent US tablet market. However, a virtual tsunami of Android-powered tablets are expected to end Club Cupertino's monopoly of the sector in just a few years.

Skyhook accuses Google of interfering in contracts

Skyhook is suing Google, claiming it's infringed patents and interfered with contracts it signed with Motorola and another company believed to be Samsung.

RIM defends heavyweight smartphone title

RIM continues to successfully defend its heavyweight (BlackBerry) smartphone title against various contenders, including Apple (iOS) and Google (Android).

Google teases new social networking features

Now that Google has acquired a small arsenal of social media companies, the search giant has confirmed that a brand new social networking platform will be launched later this year, but details are still sketchy.

Google fires engineer for stalking teens

Google's confirmed that it's fired an engineer for privacy violations.

Bing passes Yahoo in the blink of an eye

Microsoft is proving that you can do anything if you put your mind - and the resources of a multi-billion dollar corporation - to it.

Google technique makes video fit the screen

Google Research has developed an algorithm that resizes videos for different formats without cropping, stretching or 'letterboxing'.

Froyo captures 29% of Android devices

Froyo - which launched just four months ago - is already running on approximately 29% of all Android-based devices.

Can Android triumph over Symbian?

By 2014, the worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market is likely to be dominated by Symbian and Android - with the two OSs accounting for approximately 59.8 percent of mobile sales.

Smartphones jumpstart automotive infotainment

Smartphones running iOS (Apple), Android (Google) and BlackBerry (RIM) are helping to jumpstart the relatively nascent automotive infotaintment industry.

Apple relents, eyes approval of Google Voice-enabled app

Apple - which recently relaxed its draconian iOS restrictions - is poised to re-approve a banned Google Voice-enabled app. But does the latest decision indicate a true change of attitude towards developers and a sudden affinity for openness?

Google says Froyo not optimized for tablets

A high-ranking Google exec has gone on record as stating that Android 2.2 (Froyo) is optimized for smartphones - not tablets.

Google updates Android Navigation app to allow for walking

Google's turn-by-turn GPS software for Android has been updated with a feature that you don't see all that often in GPS programs: walking directions.

Internet users spend most time on Facebook

People are more interested in socializing than finding information, it seems, with Facebook overtaking Google as the way internet users spend most of their time.

Can Android maintain its accelerated momentum?

Android is currently the fastest growing operating system in the mobile sphere. But can Google’s popular OS maintain its accelerated momentum and fend off challenges from iOS and Symbian?

Google Instant Search goes live

Google has upgraded its already powerful search engine to support a long-awaited "search-before-you-type" feature.

Mozilla kicks off browser-based gaming campaign

Mozilla has kicked off a Web-oriented gaming campaign in an apparent effort to compete with Google's upcoming Chrome OS and Marketplace.