New Samsung phone marks break from Android
Samsung announced Monday the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform that dominates its popular handsets.
PlayStation ramps play with clever independent games
While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios to bring sassy new titles to the PlayStation platform.
New open-source online maps provide details of urban supply chains
As ever-larger "megacities" become home to more and more of the world's people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex.
Live streaming enjoyment for multi-screen applications
Researchers have developed the FAMIUM development platform and are using it to create new application scenarios for adaptive video streaming in web browsers. One highlight is that content can be split between ...
Mozilla unveils preview smartphones in new push
The Mozilla Foundation on Tuesday unveiled two preview smartphones as it invited developers to try its new open-source mobile operating system challenging Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Firefox OS Simulator offers playpen for primetime
Amazon.com sellers complain of tied-up payments, account shutdowns
For many small merchants, selling on Amazon.com is an easy way to boost their business in a tough economy - if only they can get paid.
China's Tencent quarterly profit rises 32%
Chinese Internet giant Tencent on Wednesday posted a third quarter net profit increase of 32 percent, benefiting from the popularity of its instant messaging services and online games.
Microsoft to invest $100 million in Rio IT hub
Microsoft says it is investing $100 million in a new technology center in Rio de Janeiro.
NVIDIA delivers massive performance boost to Linux gaming
NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIA GeForce drivers—R310—double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system. ...
Australian university joins Stanford's open-source online platform
Class2Go, developed by a group of Stanford engineers, will be the basis for online courses at the University of Western Australia accessible through mobile devices. The mobile app will then be available for ...
Google trumpets Dart release as first stable version
China's Tencent posts Q2 profit surge
Chinese Internet giant Tencent posted a second-quarter net profit increase of 32 percent on Wednesday, despite a decelerating domestic economy.
Google+ chief sides with developer, pounces on Facebook
In a not-very-subtle jab against Facebook, Google+ head Vic Gundotra says he's not opening up the social network's app development platform yet in part to avoid "screwing over developers."