Is the Internet "kill switch" a good idea?

Should the President of the United States be granted the power to flip an Internet "kill switch" in the event of a coordinated cyber offensive?

Deal creates world's biggest mobile social games company

Japan's DeNA - maker of the mobile-only Mobage social game - is to buy ngmoco, creating what the companies say will be the biggest mobile social games company in the world.

Deal creates world's biggest mobile social games company

Japan's DeNA - maker of the mobile-only Mobage social game - is to buy ngmoco, creating what the companies say will be the biggest mobile social games company in the world.

Intel snaps up Infineon's Wireless business

Intel has acquired Infineon's Wireless Solutions (WLS) business for a cool $1.4 billion. The unit - which is expected to operate as a "standalone" entity - will allow Intel to significantly accelerate its embedded and mobile road maps.

Game guru leaves Google

Google "Gaming Advocate" Mark DeLoura is packing his bags and leaving the Mountain View-based company for greener pastures after a short, four-month stint.

Intel optimizes netbooks with dual-core Atom chip

Intel's latest dual-core, mobile Atom processor is hitting store shelves today in netbooks designed by a number of OEMs, including Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI and Toshiba.

Facebook to announce location services today?

Facebook is expected to give details of new location services later today, giving a big boost to its advertising strategy.

Syndicate challenges x86 server architecture with low-powered chips

The Smooth-Stone syndicate has amassed a $48 million war chest to challenge traditional x86 processors with new, low-powered chips designed for use in servers and data centers.

Apple licenses ultra-durable metal alloys

Apple has reportedly licensed a number of amorphous metal alloys with unique atomic structures. 

The alloys - which are harder than titanium or aluminum - could be used to design mobile devices that are stronger, lighter and more resistant to corrosion.

China hearts mobile Internet access

Tech-savy Chinese consumers have already surpassed their American counterparts in mobile Internet use, with 38% of Chinese wireless subscribers surfing the Web compared to just 27% of Americans. 


Web browsing goes mobile

Browsing the Web on a PC is sooo 2009. Indeed, by 2015, at least 3.8 billion handsets will feature mobile web browsers.

Khronos accelerates mobile gaming with OpenGL 4.1

The Khronos Group has launched version 4.1 of its OpenGL spec, which is expected to facilitate the easy porting of apps between desktop and mobile platforms.

More Americans accessing the Net on mobile devices

A recent study conducted by Pew indicates that more Americans are accessing the Internet on mobile devices.

Google wants everyone to have a Voice

Google has ended a long-standing "invitation only" policy for its Voice platform. However, the service is still only available to users within the United States.

Games are the most popular mobile apps

As if there was ever any doubt! Yes, a recent survey published by Nielsen confirms what we already suspected: games are the most downloaded apps on mobile devices.

Intel eulogizes Larrabee GPGPU

Intel has officially confirmed that it will not be bringing a discrete graphics product - such as the Larrabee GPGPU - to market.

Microsoft aims for the Cloud with Office 2010

Microsoft has introduced the latest iteration of its Office software. An online version of the popular suite is also available in the Cloud, allowing users to access and share data in Word, Excel and PowerPoint across a variety of platforms and mobile devices.

Apple's Gianduia is not a Flash killer

No, Apple's nascent Gianduia platform will not kill Flash for the masses. That is what HTML5 is for - at least according to Steve Jobs.

Quake 3 frags the Nexus One

Are you ready to frag? Yes? Well, so are we - with Quake 3 on the Nexus One!

ARM eyes lucrative server market

ARM is currently the undisputed heavyweight champion of the global mobile marketplace. However, the company has recently accelerated development of low-powered server chips in response to what it describes as "customer demand."