Seagate takes solid state drives head on

Seagate has unveiled its first solid state drive product line, featuring a range of SSD drives for the consumer and enterprise market, along with a PCIe card in tow.

Intel ready to do harm to ARM

Intel is finally starting to take the mobile market seriously, three years too late for anyone to care. The chipmaker has finally revealed its next generation Silvermont microarchitecture, and although it is late to the party, it looks like an impressive piece of tech.

Bill Gates thinks iPad is an iFad

While you were probably not expecting this, Software King of the World and sworn enemy of the mosquito, Sir William Gates the Third, says he does not like the iPad much.

Asus ditches netbooks for hybrids

Netbooks are fading away fast, another victim of the tablet craze, but Asus seems to have a cunning plan to replace them with small and inexpensive next-gen devices. 

Pentagon accuses Chinese government of hacking and hacking again

In the Pentagon's annual report to Congress, it has accused China, yet again, of hacking US establishments in an effort to gain industrial and defence secrets.

Quantum networks are the way we're going

Researchers at Los Alamos National Labs have been running a quantum internet for the last two and a half years, according to Technology Review.

Adobe abandons boxed software

Adobe plans to move to a subscription cloud-based model for its CS range of products.

EA appointed by Disney for Star Wars deal

While many hoped that once George Lucas got his paws off the Star Wars franchise things would get better, it appears that the new owners -  Disney - might be headed for similar daft decisions.

IE8 security bug forces users to move

Microsoft wants people to upgrade to IE10 but is having a job because IE8 is still fairly popular.

Windows 8 does better than expected

While the world and its dog does seem to be writing Windows 8 off with the same gusto that it did with Vista, it appears to be a fallacy.

Video: Modding the all-in-one Atari 2600 controller

Those of us who grew up in the 1980's fondly remember all the time we spent playing video games on the stalwart Atari 2600.

How to turn your smartphone into a laptop

I think it's pretty safe to say that most people these days own some sort of smartphone, whether it is powered by Android or iOS.  While many only use their handset to make calls, stream the occasional video, and check Facebook or e-mail, there are those of use who lean heavily on a smartphone for business and work.

Levitation will revolutionize cellular research

Rainbow Coral Corp (RBCC) and n3D Biosciences have come up with a new cell-growth technique that threatens to revolutionize cellular research, or at least according to their claims.

Dell products shipped to Syrian warzone

Hardware maker Dell Inc has been left red faced after former Apple fanboy Syrian president Bashar al-Assad managed to buy shedloads of his gear, despite a UN embargo.

Google in trouble with alien governments. Again

Search engine Google's attempts to avoid paying tax in cash-strapped Britain have been grassed up to the press by its customers.

Navy looks for one remote control to rule them all

The US Navy has had enough of having shedloads of remote controls to run all its weapons and wants to develop a universal remote so it does not have to keep looking down the back of the sofa every time it wants to unleash a particular type of missile.

Windows RT "dead as a dodo"

Windows RT could be about to go the way of the dodo, at least if pessimistic analysts are to be believed. Redmond’s tablet OS managed to grab a meager 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter of the year and  IDC estimates a total of 200,000 Windows RT units were shipped in the quarter. 

Blackberry claws its way back

BlackBerry's new Q10 smartphone is selling well in both Canada and Britain, an industry analyst has claimed.

Yahoo can go ahead and buy French company - official

The French do not need a Dailymotion and should be happy that Yahoo is keen to take such a site off its hands, a French minister has said.

Sales of semiconductors rise

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that first-quarter chip sales were up 0.9 percent compared to the same time last year.