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.

Video: Arduino Robot gets official at Maker Faire

The Arduino crew unveiled its Robot this past weekend at Maker Faire 2013 in San Mateo, California.

Seagate brings a kind of 4TB hush

Seagate has announced its Video 3.5 HDD, which it boasts is the industry's first 4TB 3.5 inch HDD with digital video recorders, set top boxes and surveillance systems specifically in mind.

Rich people buy online more than poor

Although there are thousands of penny pinching price comparison sites out there, it seems online shopping is pretty big among affluent consumers who really don’t need to save at all.

IRS wants your medical records

It seems that US authorities are desperate to populate its Big Brother databases on its citizens.

Wi-fi speeds get turbo boost

A team of German researchers from the Fraunhofer Instiute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has come up with a new technique to boost wi-fi speeds, much like MW-50 injection on interceptor variants of Kurt Tank’s FW-190.

Financial Times gets bitten by Syrian hack

The Syrian Electronic Army, which is basically the cyber branch of Assad in Syria, has managed to hack the Financial Times.

Chinese telcos get taken to the cleaners

While Chinese telecom makers are facing a  security purge in the US, in Europe they have fallen foul of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.

COBOL is alive and well at IBM

IBM has been tinkering under the bonnet of its ancient COBOL server platform and updated the mainframe platform so it can host cloud based applications and services.

Suicides continue at Foxconn

Just as it seemed the Foxconn suicide saga was winding down, reports have emerged that three more workers have killed themselves over the past three weeks. 

Yahoo-Tumblr deal is a goer

Yahoo's beleaguered board has written a rumoured $1.1 billion cheque to buy the social blogging site Tumblr.

Software developers' pay checks hit hard

The US software jobs market might have grown by nearly 64,000 jobs last year, but as the workforce expanded, the average size of workers' pay checks declined by nearly two percent.

Storage market continues to boom

IDC's worldwide storage tracker has noted that the personal and entry level storage market has shot up 73.4 percent year on year - reaching 20.2 million units shipped in Q1 2013, with shipment value growing 54.1 percent at $1.8 billion.

AMD wins fight over Nvidia workers

AMD has won a rather unusual legal battle involving a small gang of AMD defectors who gave in to the dark side of the Force and joined Nvidia.

Dell down, but far from out

Dell's quarterly net profit has slipped 79 percent as the company endures the struggle to see who will carve up the majority share and in which direction it will be taken.

Bill Gates is the richest man again

After years of being in the shadow of a Mexican millionaire, Bill Gates is back to being the world's richest man again.

Linux and Firefox fall out of love

The long love affair between Linux users and Firefox appears to be over as the developers of Ubuntu talk about dropping the browser and replacing it with Chromium.

Google Glass probed

Eight members of the US Congress sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, raising concerns about Google Glass and its eavesdropping potential.

Google's Page urges free disclosure of medical records

After suffering from a mysterious throat condition, Larry Page is now telling the world+dog that people are being precious about hiding their medical records from the known world.

Robots will soon rule the roost

Robots will start replacing human brains by 2045 and artificially intelligent machines may be capable of doing anything that humans can, including standing in line for new Apple products.