AMD lags behind Samsung, Qualcomm

AMD has fallen behind rivals Qualcomm and Samsung on IC Insights' list of microprocessor vendors.

GloFo blows whistle on staff shortage

Talk of immigration reform in the US has been halted by partisan bickering for years, and it might be about to start taking its toll on the economy, coupled with less than stellar high school education.

Who needs drones when you've got satellites?

The belief that the US government will be using drones to spy on its citizens might not have any basis, as its security forces move towards satellite spying instead.

US power grid vulnerable to attack

It seems that the US government’s belief in the efficiency of its private sector to run its power infrastructure is proving completely bogus.

Devon Ceptor is a $99 Linux-powered HDMI stick

Devon IT is currently prepping a $99 Linux-powered HDMI stick dubbed the "Ceptor" for a July launch. 

Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets.

IBM will diagnose your ills

IBM is packing off its Watson software to the health industry where it is going to be telling people what is wrong with them.

Intel says Haswell will save its X86 bacon

The PC will be saved from its much predicted doom by the glorious power-saving ability of the Haswell chip, at least according to the prophecy of Intel's chief technology officer Justin Rattner.

Irish fight back at tax allegations

The Irish government is getting angry that the US and UK are blaming its tax laws for the antics of multinational IT companies.

Apple clocks high retail revenue per shopper

Apple has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Its falling share price has been a source of concern for Wall Street, the lack of revolutionary products is another, and a big gap in the update cycle is yet another.

SSD sales set to soar

Solid state drives (SSDs) will account for more than one third of the computer storage market in 2017.

Apple avoids paying a heap of tax

Apple is going to explain to the US government how it managed to keep billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little or no taxes to any government.

Dell falls out of a cloud

Troubled hardware maker Dell has become one of the first high profile companies to dump its public cloud plans.

Samsung beats up Retina displays

Samsung Display has a few new goodies to show off at Display Week, including three displays that make Apple’s Retina panels look rather outdated. 

MeeGo emerges from obscurity

A group of former Nokia executives who left the company rather than work on Windows Mobile have created their first smartphone using Nokia's rejected operating system MeeGo.

School teacher faces jail for uploading book

A school teacher who uploaded a history book on his website as a free educational resource for poor students faces two years in jail, forced labour, or a fine.

Toshiba makes NAND breakthrough

Toshiba has developed its second generation 19nm process that will be applied to mass produce 2-bit-per-cell 64Gb NAND memory chips starting later this month. 

1.15TB notebook drive announced

HGST, or what's left of Hitachi's hard drive business after it was taken over by Western Digital, has come up with the world's most spacious 2.5-inch hard drive.

Reporters threatened after revealing security hole

Telecoms companies involved in a US government scheme to provide an affordable phone service to the poor, have threatened reporters who found a security hole in their Lifeline phone system with charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Dell's Project (Android) Ophelia goes live this summer for $100

Back in January, we discussed how and why Dell was looking beyond the traditional desktop and notebook PC markets. Indeed, the industry heavyweight is currently prepping an Android-powered mini-PC known as Project Ophelia.