Google forced into an antitrust corner

Google, forced into compromise with the European Commission, has released a list of proposals to satisfy worries about it breaking antitrust laws - but these are likely to be rejected by rivals.

Microsoft to pay peanuts in patent ruling

A Seattle judge has ruled in favour of Microsoft in one of two patent trials putting Redmond up against Google and its Motorola Mobility unit, leaving it with a substantially smaller royalties bill to pay.

Cyber warriors in training

Military academies catering to all three major service branches in the US are stepping up efforts to train a new breed of cyber warriors for the 21st century. The Army, Navy and Air Force academies are piling more tech courses on their students, including elaborate cyber warfare exercises.

Cheap Intel-based Android notebooks on the way

Intel is working on $200 notebook designs, powered by cheap chips and Google’s free Android operating system.

Apple losing market share to Samsung

Apple continues to lose ground to arch-rival Samsung at an alarming rate.

Mathematical genius dies

Shakuntala Devi, an Indian mathematical wizard known as "the human computer" has died in Bangalore, India. She was 83.

Alexander Bell comes back from the dead

Scottish inventor Alexander Bell has earned the distinction, somewhat late in his career, of having his voice preserved in the world's oldest recording.

Amazon goes slower

Amazon's revenues slowed in the first quarter as the world's largest Internet retail struggled overseas.

CISPA bill is on its last legs

A US cyber security bill which gave all sorts of power for private companies to share data with the government seems set to die in the senate.

Samsung gets boost from extra smartphone sales

Growing sales of its smartphones have helped Samsung reach a record quarterly profit.

Artificial skin becomes real possibility

A team of US and Chinese scientists has managed to come up with an experimental sensor array that can sense pressure like a human fingertip.   

Claim: Intel's Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E SoC is only 10% faster

Hardcore tech enthusiasts are often quite excited when hardware benchmarks tip up before they are officially available.

Semi sales growth boosted by mobile market

The global semi foundry market raked in $34.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 16.2 percent from 2011, according to Gartner.

Apple still rules the tablet roost

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments hit 40.6 million units in Q1 2013. Apple still dominates the market, but Android is gaining ground. In addition, the first Windows 8 tablets went on sale in Q1, but they haven’t been a runaway success, to say the least. 

Blue Scream of Death hits Microsoft upgrade

In a blast from the past, software giant Microsoft has had to replace a security update that had crashed customers' PCs and crippled the machines with endless reboots.

Sim City creates a terrible smelly mess

EA Games really can't get its act together over the latest version of Sim City.

Coy Bill Clinton overcomes his shyness

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, has joined Twitter with a little help from TV funnyman Stephen Colbert. 

Tablet market undergoes a turn around

Sales of oversized smartphones and tablets are strong, and according to Transparency Market Research, the trend is set to continue over the next five years. 

Google raises a glass to itself

The first Google Glass devices have already started rolling out the developers and tech enthusiasts, but public availability is expected some time next year. 

New strain of bird flu threatens Asian electronics chain

The bird flu epidemic could have a knock on effect on the supply chain if rates of infection continue to rise, disties have said.