Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion ...
186 gigabits per second: High-energy physicists set record for network data transfer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle ...
Apple's Jobs unveils 'intimate' $499 iPad tablet
(AP) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company's much-anticipated iPad tablet computer Wednesday, calling it a new third category of mobile device that is neither smart phone nor laptop, but something ...
Samsung announces 5G data breakthrough
Samsung Electronics said Monday it had successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that would eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
Hotmail is dead as Outlook.com takes over
Microsoft's Hotmail, the free webmail service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, was phased out Friday, as the US tech giant completed a rebranding to Outlook.com.
Review: BlackBerry Z10 delivers, but doesn't stand out
The BlackBerry Z10 went on sale Friday in the U.S., and BlackBerry loyalists will like the improvements that come with the new smartphone and operating system. But for consumers who are looking for an alternative ...
Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use
Microsoft is selling a retooled version of its Office software to consumers as an online subscription service for the first time in an attempt to extend one of the company's key franchises beyond personal ...
Microsoft prices Pro version of Surface at $899 (Update)
Microsoft's Surface tablet running a full version of Windows 8 Pro will start selling in January for $899 and up, the company said Thursday. But you'll have to pay more if you want a keyboard cover and the ...
Review: Nexus 10 tablet is a solid choice for the price
With impressive specs, the Nexus 10 seems like a special tablet, at least on paper. When put through a real-world test, Google's latest tablet performed well for the price but not enough to brag about to ...
Microsoft, Apple tablets have most profit margins
Microsoft and Apple are garnering the highest profit margins for their tablets, followed by Google and then Amazon, according to research firm IHS.
Review: Galaxy Note II for big-screen enthusiasts
Every time I think I'm completely happy with my iPhone, I see another Android model that has a newer, bigger, faster feature that I covet.
Google strips news badges in house cleaning
Google trimmed news "badges" and more as part of year-long house cleaning aimed at sweeping out unpopular, outdated or unneeded features at its online properties.
Toshiba launches two hybrid drives
Toshiba today announced that it will launch two 2.5-inch form factor Hybrid Drives that bring new levels of high speed read and write performance to notebook and desktop PCs. The new drives, which integrate ...
Sony plans slimmer PlayStation 3 before year end
Sony Corp. is introducing a smaller, slimmer and lighter version of its PlayStation 3 home console ahead of the year-end holidays as it gears up for growing competition in games from smartphones.