Thousands line-up for crappy reception

The Internets are abuzz with news of thousands of people camping out for new phones that have serious design flaws. This phenomenon is known as "I believe everything Geezer Mossberg says."

The iPhone Manifesto: A guide to 21st Century fanaticism

A specter is haunting the world — the specter of Apple. All the powers of the industry have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcise this specter:  Google and Microsoft, Palm and HP, Blackberry radicals and corporate police-spies.

HP Fills iPad Hole and Makes Printers Relevant Again

 One of the interesting things that seem to happen when the industry undergoes a change is that the owners of the prior technology seem to do everything they can to validate the move rather than resisting it.  

HP prints from the Cloud

Hewlett Packard has ditched its traditional desktop approach and embraced a brave new world of Cloud-centric printing.

Foxconn suicides "upset" Apple

Apple has expressed concern over a number of recent suicides at Foxconn's southern China factory.

HP recalls 54,000 Lithium-ion notebook batteries

The US CPSC puts customers of HP and Compaq notebooks on notice adding to 70,000 batteries previously recalled last May.

Android captures second place in mobile OS race

Google's Android has trounced Apple's iPhone OS by capturing the coveted number-two position among smartphone operating systems.

Intel’s Powerful New Atom: Can it Beat ARM or Topple Apple? Will they?


This week Intel brought out a powerful new Atom processor that, according to them, could fit into an iPhone form, is vastly more powerful with similar battery life, and is priced competitively.

Class-action suit launched over HP's takeover of Palm

They can move fast when it suits them, lawyers, and a Pennsylvania firm has already launched a class action lawsuit against the directors of Palm over its proposed acquisition by HP.

HP to buy struggling Palm for big smartphone push

HP has knocked some pretty wide-ranging speculation on the head and announced that it is to buy Palm for $5.70 per share, or around $1.2 billion.

Apple vs. Gizmodo: Was the 1984 ad a prediction of the Apple to come?

There are times I admire Apple and there are times when I wonder if the folks there have lost their collective minds.

HP develops own motion-sensing controller for PC

Motion-sensitive controllers are beginning to dominate the console gaming market, and now HP is bringing the craze to the PC with its own branded gaming controller.

HP probed over Russian bribes

HP's offices in Moscow were raided yesterday as part of an investigation into bribery, tax evasion and money laundering, the Wall Street Journal says.

Twitter used to forecast box office success

Twitter can be used to give accurate predictions of movie takings, according to HP researchers.

HP accelerates Moore's Law with new memory architecture

A recent discovery by a team of Hewlett Packard researchers could eventually help redefine the capabilities, speed and capacity of conventional memory.

Comcast, Wal-Mart favored to win "worst company" contest

Consumerist.com's fifth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament is on, with cable provider Comcast as one of the top seeds among competitors like Best Buy, Apple, and HP.

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.

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.

OMG, $3 million computer market exploding

Some day, somewhere, someone will buy today's $3 million supercomputer for $19.95 and wear it on their wrist. In the meantime, we dazzle ourselves with IDC's HPC market research.

Celebrity death match: HTML5 Vs Flash

When Steve Jobs declared at the iPad’s launch that the device would not support Flash because it was a "CPU Hog," one boffin set out to test the truth of the statement, and found it to be subjective at best.