Nvidia to license GPU cores

Nvidia will now be licensing its GPU cores, along with other contents of the company's expansive visual computing portfolio. 

Windows 8 tablets dogged by OS prices

Chinese white-box vendors will start churning out Windows 8 tablets in May and the ex-factory prices for 11.6-inch units are estimated at about $300. 

ARM badgers Intel over licenses

Intel needs to stop mucking about and get itself an ARM license so that it can push into the mobile market, claims, er, a co-founder of ARM.

Apple pays out for copied clock design

When you've come up with an iconic design that's instantly recognizable but easily copied, you have every right to keep it for yourself.

Apple reveals secret licensing deal with Microsoft

Apple quietly licensed certain design patents to Microsoft, it's been revealed as part of its patent case against Samsung.

OnLive violates licensing terms, says Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed that it believes OnLive's virtual Windows desktop for Apple iPads and Android devices is in breach of licensing terms.

Samsung agrees to pay Microsoft royalties for Android

Samsung's given up its patent battle with Microsoft, agreeing to pay license fees on every Android device it sells and to work with Microsoft on Windows Phone.

Apple pays up for disputed Nokia patents

After an eighteen-month battle, Apple's finally caved in and agreed to pay Nokia license fees covering two wireless phone patents.

Small iOS developers hit with patent suit

Several iOS developers have received warning letters from a company called Lodsys, which claims they are violating its patent for in-app software upgrades.

And now for something completely different

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition - and it's very hard to know what to expect from the news that a UK games developer has bought the rights to Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Think you own that software package? You don't

A ruling by a federal appeals court could mean a ban on sales of second-hand software - and even of second-hand books and music.

What can Microsoft do with ARM chips?

No one knows for certain what Microsoft plans on doing with its recently acquired ARM architectural license. However, there are a number of likely possibilities, including a new generation of processors designed for smartphones, tablets and even game consoles.

Electronic license plate reader sends fines to wrong person

An electronic license plate reader designed to automatically send fines to people who skip through toll roads without paying, apparently can't tell the difference between an 8 and a 0.