Microsoft founders honor 'inventor of PC' Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts, the creator of the world's first personal computer and mentor to Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, has died aged 68.

Sharp announces 3D screens for mobile devices

Sharp plans to start making 3D displays for use in mobile devices such as phones by this summer. The company claims they'll be the brightest 3D screens of any type available.

NIST creates spray-on transistors

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is using organic semiconductors as a basis for spray-on large-area electronics such as solar cells and displays.

NASA joins Toyota software probe

US regulators have kicked off what promises to be a thorough investigation of glitches allegedly plaguing some of Toyota's vehicular systems and related software.

"Folding keyboard" concept quashes worst netbook shortcoming

A picture is worth a thousand words, and by simply looking at this new concept netbook keyboard, anyone who has owned or touched a netbook should appreciate this folding, expandable keyboard.

Intel optimizes mission critical computing with Xeon 7500


Intel has launched its Xeon 7500 processor series for the HPC and mission critical computing markets. 



8,000 petabytes of mobile data traffic expected by 2014

Mobile data traffic originating from PC (USB) modems and routers is expected to increase from 2,000 petabytes of data to a staggering 8,000 in 2014.

Toshiba debuts Canvio portable hard drive lineup

Toshiba has introduced its Canvio portable hard drive product lineup for easy-to-use computer backups.

Hi-tech Swiss Army Knife 'unhackable'

I feel very hard done by: mine just had scissors, a sharp knife that actually rather frightened me, and a device for getting stones out of horses' hooves. This last didn't get a lot of use in a west London suburb.

AMD takes on Intel with Magny-Cours server platform

AMD has introduced its long-awaited Opteron 6000 Series server platform. Formerly codenamed Magny-Cours, the platform features the "world’s first" 8- and 12-core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P server market.

Digital Storm touts Fermi-powered gaming rig

Digital Storm has released a video showcasing its Fermi-powered Black|OPS gaming rig.

Nvidia's GTX 480 expected to redefine PC gaming

Nvidia has unveiled its long-awaited Fermi-based GTX graphics card lineup at the PAX East gaming festival in Boston, Massachusetts.

Logic Instruments intros world's most rugged UMPC

The shock-resistant, military-grade, extreme-temperature-functional FieldBook from Logic Instruments is the self-proclaimed most rugged mobile PC in the world.

The iPad vs. 3DTV: Which is more revolutionary?

I was at a joint Intel/HP event at DreamWorks yesterday and Jeffrey Katzenberg spoke to us about 3D and how it was likely the biggest thing to happen since color.

Via optimizes online streaming with new media processor

Via has introduced a new media system processor designed to optimize HD online streaming without the use of third-party decoders.

Is Palm ditching WebOS for Android?

Has Palm reached a strategic decision to replace WebOS with Android? Could such a move help save the company's flagging smartphone line from an inglorious end?

Gesture controller for phones on the way

A German team has developed printable sensors that could allow electronic devices such as phones to be controlled just by pointing a finger.

Kylo optimizes television web browsing

Hillcrest Labs has introduced a new web browser specifically designed for TV Internet surfing.

LucidLogix clinches additional funding for multi-GPU gaming

LucidLogix has received an additional $8 million in VC funding to advance multi-GPU gaming with its Hydra 200 parallel processor.

Will ARM's Mali GPU find its way into consoles?

Is your gaming console powered by a Mali-based GPU? No? Well, perhaps one day it will be.