Review: Amazon phone unlikely to catch Fire
In announcing Fire, its first-ever smartphone, Amazon showed off some sparks of innovation. There are two standout features in particular: a service called Firefly that can identify everything from a song ...
Android gains on Apple in surging tablet sector
The global market for tablet computers is growing faster than earlier estimates suggested, with Android-powered devices gaining on the market-leading iPads, a survey said Wednesday.
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future (Update)
Amazon.com is working on a way to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less—by drone.
With tablet, Microsoft takes page from Apple
With its new tablet computer, Microsoft is taking a page from Apple's playbook in an effort to control both hardware and software for computers, in a strategy which carries some risk, analysts say.
Amazon lobbies heavily for Internet sales tax
When Peter Ollodart realized earlier this year a bill in Congress to require sales taxes on all Internet purchases could wipe out his company's slim profits, the owner of Puget Sound Instrument flew to Washington, D.C., to ...
Apple 'preparing' to launch smaller tablet
Apple is preparing to launch a smaller tablet computer in the coming months in a bid to maintain its edge in an increasingly crowded market, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Barnes & Noble releases new Nook e-reader for $119
Barnes & Noble Inc. is releasing a new Nook e-book reader for the holidays, while it evaluates the future of tablet computers.
Google to include people's Gmail in search results (Update)
Google is creating an information bridge between its influential Internet search engine and its widely used Gmail service in its latest attempt to deliver more personal responses more quickly.
Google tests same-day delivery shopping service
Google on Thursday began testing a service for same-day delivery of toys, clothing, groceries or other items ordered online in what could be a challenge to online retail titan Amazon.
Apple to unveil mini iPad in October: report
Apple will unveil a new, smaller version of its wildly popular iPad in October after the release of the latest version of its iPhone next month, the All Things Digital website reported Sunday.
Researcher uses 'big data' algorithm to customize video game difficulty
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a computational model that can predict video game players' in-game performance and provide a corresponding challenge they can beat, leading to quicker mastery of new ...
Android fuels surge in global tablet sales
Global sales of tablet computers surged in the first quarter of 2013, led by Android-powered devices that outpaced gains by Apple's iPads, a research firm said Wednesday.
Microsoft slashes price of Surface tablet
Microsoft has quietly cut the price of its entry-level Surface tablet computer by some 30 percent, after surveys indicating sluggish sales.
Interactive app makes teaching music theory possible online
University of Illinois music professor Heinrich Taube has developed a computer application that could change the way music theory is taught. Called Harmonia, the program allows teachers to create an endless ...