Fabless chip companies are a growing trend

According to a new set of figures out of IC Insights, fabless IC companies will command at least 33 percent of the total IC market by 2017. 

Microsoft has a hit with low end phone

While software giant Microsoft has been touting its software at the top end of smartphone land, it is actually Steve Ballmers' considerable bottom end where the money is likely to be made.

Raspberry Pi kits to form drone shield

A US engineer is trying to sell the idea of an open source drone detection system built out of shedloads of Raspberry Pi kits.

Rumors swirl around AMD buy

Opinion If you read the financial press you might be surprised to learn that AMD is about to be bought by every company under the sun.

Warp drive becomes a computer reality

A team of scientists has managed to create a protocol which can carry out 7.8 million MPI tasks on 1,966,080 cores of the Sequoia Blue Gene/Q supercomputer system.

Chinese break into US dam database

Chinese hackers have cracked a US Army database that contains information about the vulnerabilities of thousands of US dams.

$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones - like the Parrot AR - are increasingly easy to build or buy.

Bankrupt Lehman Brothers sues Intel

The bankrupt Lehman Brothers is suing Intel, claiming that the chip company violated the terms of a collateral swap agreement.

Android starts to hog the tablet space

Worldwide tablet sales continued to surge, growing 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Companies shifting computing costs to staff

Mean corporate types are planning to shift their computer hardware bill to their staff, according to analyst outfit Gartner.

Microsoft has another stab at Surface tabs

While Microsoft’s Surface tablets proved completely underwhelming, a report suggests that the company might have another bash at the platform.

HTC revenues continue to fall

HTC has released its Q1 earnings and they are as bleak as ever. Revenues were down 37 percent to $1.45 billion, while profits dropped to just $2.8 million.

Google finds itself under further government pressure

British Parliament appears to be a little concerned that the search engine Google might not have been telling the whole truth the last time it showed up.

Intel Iris GPUs look like they're fast

Intel is starting to talk up its next generation GPUs, dubbed Iris. The new GPU is set to debut in Haswell later this year and it seems to be quite a performer. 

Windows 8 stays in the doldrums

It is no secret that Windows 8 is off to a slow start and the latest market share data from Net Applications should raise a few eyebrows in Redmond.

HP tablet is a top performer

Hewlett Packard originally approached the tablet market with caution, but not enough caution it seems, as its first tablet was a complete flop. The WebOS based HP TouchPad launched in 2011 and it was discontinued just 49 days after it was launched. It was such a flop that it makes the Surface RT look good.

Bag designer decides to experiment with Atom

Fashion bag designer Intel has detailed plans to give its Atom chip a make over.

Apple raises iPhone from the dead

In a fit of marketing spin which should be seen as an insult to the intelligence of the American nation, Apple is peddling a phone it has dubbed "obsolete" in the rest of the world as "vintage" in the land of the free.

Pirate Bay finds a new home

The Pirate Bay has found a new home for its popular torrent website on the Caribbean island of St. Martin.

DARPA discounts ad-hoc network

Researchers at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) believes a military mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) that lets 1,000-5,000 nodes connect simultaneously and securely is pretty much impossible.