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.

Introducing the water-cooled Raspberry Pi

Using water and other liquids like nitrogen to cool an overclocked computer or gaming rig is nothing new.

This Sparki robot is powered by Arduino

Building or programming robots may sound like a lot of fun, but most people probably have no idea where to start. Well, all that is about to change, courtesy of Sparki.

Video: Functioning Apple-1 to hit auction block at $261,000-$392,000

One of six known working Apple-1 computers is slated to hit the Breker German auction house, where it is expected to be sold for a cool $261,000-392,000.

LG bags manufacture of next Nexus device

It looks like LG could be the latest device maker Google is contracting for the next flagship Nexus smartphone.

NASA laptop stuffed full of porn

A Chinese man who was suspected of spying on NASA was pulled off a plane with a stolen laptop.  But instead of the expected state secrets, the laptop was packed full of porn.

Fabless chip companies are a growing trend

According to a new set of figures out of IC Insights, fabless IC companies will command at least 33 percent of the total IC market by 2017. 

Microsoft has a hit with low end phone

While software giant Microsoft has been touting its software at the top end of smartphone land, it is actually Steve Ballmers' considerable bottom end where the money is likely to be made.

Raspberry Pi kits to form drone shield

A US engineer is trying to sell the idea of an open source drone detection system built out of shedloads of Raspberry Pi kits.

Rumors swirl around AMD buy

Opinion If you read the financial press you might be surprised to learn that AMD is about to be bought by every company under the sun.

Warp drive becomes a computer reality

A team of scientists has managed to create a protocol which can carry out 7.8 million MPI tasks on 1,966,080 cores of the Sequoia Blue Gene/Q supercomputer system.

Chinese break into US dam database

Chinese hackers have cracked a US Army database that contains information about the vulnerabilities of thousands of US dams.

AMD creates a custom chip division

Industry heavyweight AMD has formed a custom-chip unit that will allow the company to expand beyond the constraints of the anemic PC market to lucrative spaces such as game consoles and tablets.

$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones - like the Parrot AR - are increasingly easy to build or buy.

Bankrupt Lehman Brothers sues Intel

The bankrupt Lehman Brothers is suing Intel, claiming that the chip company violated the terms of a collateral swap agreement.

Android starts to hog the tablet space

Worldwide tablet sales continued to surge, growing 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Companies shifting computing costs to staff

Mean corporate types are planning to shift their computer hardware bill to their staff, according to analyst outfit Gartner.