The new Nike+ Fuelband SE looks good but doesn't do much

Pre-ordering is the new ordering. And so it goes with Nike's latest version of its activity tracking device which won't be available until November 6, but is ready for order now. How will it fare against the likes of Jawbone, Fitbit, smartwatches, Adidas and Garmin? I get tired thinking about it.

Report: LG prepping a curved Android phone

LG is reportedly prepping a new Android smartphone dubbed the G Flex.

Nokia's Lumia 1520: the Windows Phone Phablet (Phtooey?)

The Nokia Lumia 1520 seems to be on track to debut on October 22 at a special Nokia event in Abu Dhabi. It's expected to go on sale in the US in the second week of November. It will be the first Windows "phablet" if rumors are right.

World Record Broken for Wireless Data Transmission: 100 Gbit/s

Cheaper is better, as this technology promises. And it could replace cable expansion of networks across waterways, the last mile to the home, and other areas where a line of sight laser system, such as this, is more economical.

NASA scientist quits job to make Halloween costumes

We can't think of a better reason to quite your space job than creating tee shirts with smartphone app animations. They are pretty awesome.

Apple has its own blue screen of death (BSOD): finally!

Microsoft is definitely toast. We are truly in the post-PC era because when phones start to die on us like this, who needs a PC? Everything old is new again. iWorks and iCould synching may be to blame. Schadenfreude iPhone haters!

Does a Chromebook replace a laptop?

You betcha! Here's 7 reasons why you should take the leap of faith and own one of these suckers, too.

Acer debuts $250 Haswell Chromebook

Acer has debuted a $250 Chromebook powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor. The new Chromebook - which boasts an extended battery life of 8.5 hours - is loaded with 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display.

Microsoft says no to cookies and yes to stalking

Web cookies are nuggets of data that a site stores in your browser and then nibbles on whenever it needs to eat a chunk of your soul. They are not like real cookies with chocolate chips and incur the wrath of privacy advocates and regulators. They are a leftover from the old desktop only Internet and kind of irrelevant to our Internet of things. Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are among those that want to replace them.

MediaTek eyes ARM Cortex-A50 chips

Earlier this year, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek announced it was working on designing an ARM Cortex-A15 chip with big.LITTLE technology. This week, MediaTek confirmed it had also licensed ARM's Cortex-A50 technology.

How the Kardashians set out to ruin the iPad 5 launch

The well waxed harpies of reality television may be on Microsoft's payroll because they managed to time the breakdown of ALL of their relationships to coincide with the announcement of a giant nail in the coffin of the PC era. We could have been going: whoa, 64-bit tablets rock. Instead, its all: you go and git on out of there, Bruce, before your facial features are pulled behind your ears.

HP's latest Chromebook is ARM-based

Hewlett Packard (HP) has debuted a new ARM-powered Chromebook.

Wizarm is an ARM-powered TV box

Wizarm - currently seeking crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo - is a set-top box packed with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 (Samsung Exynos 5) processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a large number of input/output options.

4 Upcoming Vehicle Tech Innovations that could be Big Mistakes

Technology is advancing in every industry, including the automobile industry. Some technology, like GPS and rear view cameras, are considered a necessity and a normalcy to many drivers today. But can technology go too far? Here are four vehicle tech innovations in the making that may not be the best ideas.

Nexus 5 sets up Android Kit Kat and wearable devices

If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.

Report: HP prepping smaller third Chromebook

Hewlett Packard's recently announced (second) Chromebook is slated to begin shipping in a month or so. The device is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor (Haswell), boasting improved performance and extended battery life.

Google wants to patent splitting the check

They won't do evil, but Googlers will patent human, normal day, people stuff like, say, how do you divide a restaurant check between four people. Yes, Google has applied for a patent for splitting the check, presumably for a mobile app. They pay people really good money at Google, and give them great perks.

Apple ranks big as a manufacturer; iOS still trails Android

Apple is still growing its market share as a vendor of smartphones, but in all other categories, Google rules the roost. Who is doing better, Google or Apple? Depends on how you want to spin it. 

What makes the MacBook Pro Retina Haswell special

The rumor is that MacBook Pro with the Intel Haswell processor will be released October 15, shortly followed by the general release of OS X 10.9 Maverick. The combination is supposed to give you greater power efficiency, hence battery life. It could also replace your aging MacBook Air.

Report: AMD-ARM tablets due in 2014

Earlier this year, AMD confirmed it would begin producing ARM-powered chips for servers in 2014. Recent reports indicate that the company will also start churning out ARM-based processors for tablets and other consumer devices by next year.