Weather forecasting becomes a smartphone affair

Although high resolution screens, elaborate application processors and cameras tend to grab all the smartphone headlines, another change is starting to take shape under the bonnet of our favourite toys.

Unknown chipmaker steals march on Intel, Qualcomm

Chinese chip vendor Allwinner Technologies might have sold more application processors for tablets in 2012 than Intel and Qualcomm put together.

Apple maker hires more staff

While Apple suppliers have been reeling from the company cutting back on orders as the iPhone 5 failed to do as well as hoped, observers are scratching their heads about a strange bit of news coming from Pegatron.

Qualcomm push will mean faster net on flights

In-flight internet speeds could soon match speeds on mother Earth if a Qualcomm proposal to use satellites is approved by regulators. 

Sony in profit but all is not well

For the first time in five years, seppuku-prone gadget behemoth Sony has posted annual profits - but the company is far from out of the woods.

Google building hacked

An ex Google employee has found that his former employer had some serious security holes at its new office in Sydney, Australia.

Apache backdoor causes problems

It is starting to look like the existence of Linux/Cdorked.A could be a serious problem for the owners of web servers.

Obama promises net wiretap legislation

It appears that Barack Obama will become known for his internet wiretapping laws.

Lenovo takes aim at smartphone market

PC churner Lenovo is getting serious about the smartphone market, so serious in fact that it is planning to sell 60 million smartphones over the next 12 months.

G-Box Midnight MX2 is made for Android XBMC

Android-powered set-top boxes are starting to become rather commonplace, as they are now available in multiple price ranges and a variety of form factors. 

Video: Terrafugia's TF-X is a flying car

I think it's pretty safe to say that people around the world have dreamt about flying vehicles of one kind or another ever since the first cars rolled off the assembly line. The latest company to take a stab at turning fantasy into reality? Terrafugia.

Prank lands Intel in court

Intel is being dragged to court by an employee who was the target of a childish prank, perpetrated by fellow co-workers at the company’s Rio Rancho plant.

Microsoft gets the Windows 8 blues

It now looks increasingly likely that Microsoft will have to perform a dramatic u-turn on the Windows 8 interface.

SSDs weather the PC storm

Although the PC market has seen better days, shipments of solid state drives are expected to grow more than 600 percent by 2017, according to the latest figures released by IHS.

LG ponders a return to making tablets

Consumer electronics giant LG is rumored to be going back into the tablet market, which it ditched two years ago.

HP faces billion dollar law suit

The maker of very expensive printer ink, HP, is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from shareholders over its Autonomy acquisition.

Eurocrats gang up on US firm

It is starting to look like Google's tax avoidance days might be coming to a close after France and Germany have joined the UK in demanding that the search engine start paying its share.

Apple loses the plot on accessories front

It appears that Apple's moves to take control of its accessories market moving from a 30-pin connector to the Lightning connector has backfired completely.

Tesla autopilot en route

Tesla’s next generation of electric cars might be getting an autopilot, courtesy of some clever Google tech. 

Hotmail is history

Microsoft has completed the move from Hotmail to the new Outlook.com, which now boasts more than 400 million accounts.