The French government is seriously considering a new tax on smartphones and tablets. The one percent tax would be imposed on a range of “internet compatible devices” and it could yield about 86 million euro per year.
Nintendo has won a US appeals court decision in a patent case that will allow it to keep importing its Wii system into the United States.
Hot Hardware has spotted that Intel's new Haswell chip is going to be the first x86 CPU to have a on-die voltage regulator module, or VRM.
Moore's Law is eventually going to crush Intel's opposition as companies are unable to pay the huge costs involved in R&D and new process gear.
Search engine Google has surprised observers by stepping up the size of its free cloud based storage offerings from five to 15GB.
The great state of West Virginia has come up with a new law that would drag teenagers to court for sexting each other.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what amounts to the largest government press snooping exercise carried out in a western nation.
Typically, only hard-core geeks care about benchmarks when it comes to the hardware powering tablets and smartphones. And why not?
Manufacturers are hoping that a new crop of notebooks based on Intel’s Haswell processors and Windows 8 can help them buck negative trends in the PC market. A torrent of announcements is expected at Taipei's Computex fair next month and the first designs are ready and shipping.
Although mobile commerce is still experiencing teething problems in most markets, a growing number of consumers are turning to smartphones to improve their shopping experience. Even when they are not making actual transactions, they are using their smartphones to learn more about products and services.
The DRAM supply shortage isn’t getting better and memory maker Inotera now believes it will drag on until the end of the year. Strong demand for smartphones and tablets is to blame, and prices are going up as well.
The US' Internal Revenue Service claims to have caught a pair of serial ID fraudsters by using some simple detective work on an Instagram picture of a steak and cheese dinner.
Although many countries around the world have struggled to get 4G widely available, Samsung has claimed it has made a major breakthrough at the core of 5G, the next generation of mobile communications.
The world's tax men are ganging up to take on the creative accountants at the likes of Google, who have been allegedly engineering some fairly staggering tax evasion moves.
Microsoft's kernel is falling behind Linux because of a cultural problem at the Volehill of Redmond, claims one of its developers.
Facebook scammers are increasingly trying to imitate American religious leaders and rake in some easy money.
If you want to know the standard of legal arguments among the copyright patent trolls, you need look no further than the Prenda case in Georgia.
More figures are proving to a shell shocked Apple loving press that the overly hyped iPhone is slowly dying and is set to fall behind Microsoft.
Software giant Microsoft appears to have finally lost its rag over the large number of critics bashing its flagship Windows 8.