MS plans $1.5 billion in Windows 8 marketing

Microsoft has a humongous budget to promote Windows 8.

Microsoft announces official Windows 8 Pro upgrade pricing

Microsoft has announced that, as of today, reservations are open for retail packaged DVD upgrades to Windows 8 Pro, costing $69.99 from select retailers in the United States.

Wikileaks paywall draws Anonymous's wrath

Hacking collective Anonymous has hit out at Wikileaks for - rather astonishingly - imposing a paywall on most of its content.

Massive update rolls out to Google Street View

Google has just added 250,000 miles of roads in what it is calling its biggest update ever for its Street View platform.

TransOS wants to displace desktop operating systems



Computer engineers at China's Tsinghua University are coding a cross-platform, cloud-based operating system for the masses.



Tech giants team up for developer resource site

A group of industry heavyweights including the four biggest browser makers, along with Apple, Google and Microsoft, are promising to centralize developer resources.

Play movies and music hit Google TV



Mountain View is currently rolling out its full Play platform to Google TV devices.

Linaro 12.09 goes live with Android Jelly Bean support



Linaro is a not-for-profit (NFP) engineering organization tasked with consolidating and optimizing open source for ARM architecture, such as the Linux kernel, power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces. 
  


Ignored by everybody? Try paying Facebook

If you find that none of your friends is taking any notice of your Facebook posts, you may decide to try and make them less boring. But US users now have an alternative - pay Facebook to shove your news right under your friends' noses.

This Ultimate Toolbox helps customize your Android ROMs



Software modders know all too well that customizing an Android ROM can be a time consuming process - even for veteran users.  



Iran restores Gmail, but YouTube block continues

Iran has lifted its block on Google services, imposed last week, but says it's planning extra censorship of YouTube.

Early users of Windows 8 prefer Windows 7

Early adopters of Windows 8 believe it isn't as good as Windows 7, a poll has shown.

Yes, Windows 8 still has bugs



A major firestorm erupted earlier this week after Intel CEO Paul Otellini reportedly told employees  Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will be released before it is "fully ready."


Tim Cook officially apologizes for Apple maps

Cook says sorry for less than stellar maps.

Half of Windows 8 users still prefer 7

Even the most ardent, up-to-date Windows aficionados are having a tough time with the newest version of Windows.

Facebook opens online store

This Christmas, Facebook hopes, we'll all be swapping gifts using a new service allowing users to send pressies to their friends.

AMD launches BlueStacks-powered Android AppZone



BlueStacks and AMD have teamed up to launch AppZone, a curated collection of Android apps for Windows PCs.



Video: Unreal game bots pass Turing test

An artificially intelligent (AI) virtual gamer coded by University of Texas at Austin scientists recently won the prestigious BotPrize after impressing judges with its human-like abilities in Unreal Tournament 2004. 


Google Maps adds Great Barrier Reef dive sites

Google is today adding its first underwater panoramic images to Google Maps, allowing users to take a virtual dive at six of the world's most dramatic coral reefs.

Report: Intel says Windows 8 isn't "fully" ready



Intel CEO Paul Otellini reportedly told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is being released before it is "fully ready."