Hedge fund guru says Ballmer must leave Microsoft

Hedge fund guru David Einhorn believes Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is "stuck in the past" and must leave Redmond immediately.

Industry heavyweights & startups converge at the TM Forum in Dublin

Walking into a mobile trade show, you’re immediately hit with company names you recognize from everyday tech life. 

ARM targets x86 architecture with Cortex-A15

ARM has consolidated its control over the lucrative mobile space and is moving to challenge x86 architecture in markets currently dominated by Intel and AMD.

MIT uses smartphone motion sensors to improve wireless connectivity

Wireless communication has shifted over the years, from widespread radio access to limited range WiFi and cell coverage.

U.S. wants a mobile "panic button" for democracy activists

Being a pro-democracy activist in certain countries is not for the faint-hearted, as demonstrations are violently stopped and activists regularly arrested.

Smartphones not replacing traditional media for news access

More and more people may be using mobile phones to access news, say researchers, but this isn't eating into the kfor more traditional news services.

No, console gaming isn't dying

Well, it isn't as if this developer has an agenda, say like plugging mobile gaming as a panacea for all the world's ills.

360-degree images bring websites to life

A Silicon Valley start-up known as Bubblie is hoping to redefine the way we view photographs with what it calls a "bubble" image.

Report: Two Facebook phones launching next month

What has been a long standing rumor was recently confirmed by City A.M., who reports that HTC will launch two Facebook branded mobile phones next month.

Khronos debuts next-gen media specs for mobile devices

The Khronos Group has launched its OpenMAX AL 1.1 specification, a cross-platform C-language API for high-performance multimedia apps on mobile and embedded devices.

IBM and ARM design next-gen mobile chips

IBM has confirmed that it is working with ARM to design a new generation of mobile processors optimized for both performance and power efficiency.

Crysis may be getting a mobile makeover

Could Crysis be getting a mobile makeover? Well, it sure seems that way, as Crytek wants to hire an iOS dev who is "passionate" about video games.

Can ARM help AMD win the mobile game?

AMD is poised to launch an exploratory tablet campaign based on its next-gen "Bobcat" architecture.

Microsoft codes ARM-friendly Windows OS

Microsoft will reportedly announce an ARM-friendly version of its flagship Windows operating system at CES 2011 in January.

Obama admin told to stop tracking cell phones without a warrant

A federal appeals court has rejected a claim by the Obama administration that it is "never required" to obtain a court order before accessing cell-site information retained by mobile carriers.

Top 11 fantasy tech predictions for 2011

What makes for a great story? Drama, a good premise, unexpected twists, invariable turns, and maybe a juicy secret or two to top it off. 


Say goodbye to the PC-centric era

The PC-centric is drawing to an unceremonious close, with smartphones, tablets and other mobile app-enabled devices expected to outpace PC sales over the next 18 months.

EU must work harder to hit broadband targets

European governments are in danger of missing their targets for fast broadband penetration, despite the fact that the number of 10Mbps connections has almost doubled in the last year, says an EU report.

Opera Mobile comes to Android

Opera has released its Mobile 10.1 beta for Android, adding pinch-to-zoom and support for location services.

Google launches mobile Instant search

Google's launched its Instant search feature for the iPhone 4 and Android 2.2 smartphones, and is promising support for more OSs in the months to come.