Smart as the Mars Curiosity mission has been about landing and finding its own way on a distant world, the rover is pretty brainless when it comes to doing the science that it was sent 567 million kilometers to carry out. That has to change if future rover missions are to make discoveries further out in the solar system, scientists say.
Microsoft is kindly asking users of Windows XP to upgrade to something a bit less ancient, again. XP has been around for a decade and it is still used on 15 to 20 percent of PCs, depending on who you ask.
Microsoft has officially confirmed that its flagship Windows 8 operating system will roll out to manufacturers the first week of August and hit store shelves for the masses in late October 2012.
After a year of customer gripes about its MyFord Touch car interface, Ford is promising major improvements.
Well, it never really was the most imaginative name - the Very Large Array. And, now, after a major upgrade, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is asking for help coming up with a better one.
Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Last Friday, the JET fusion power project went back into operation after the installation of the 'ITER-Like Wall'.
Waiting for a PC replacement or upgrade is apparently driving some employees to take (or consider taking) what can only be described as drastic measures.
Rovio's promising a Christmas edition of Angry Birds, saying it will be offered as a free upgrade to the Halloween version.
It seems as if iPhone fanbois just can't manage to keep up with dedicated Android enthusiasts.