Notebook computers powered by Google software are heading to market in a direct assault on the Windows operating system at the heart of Microsoft's technology empire.
Seagate is buying the hard disk drive business of Samsung in a $1.38 billion deal that also gives the South Korean electronics manufacturer a nearly 10 percent stake in Seagate.
Environmental group Greenpeace handed out grades Thursday to what it said were the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers, as the annual gadget industry trade show opened here on Thursday.
As concern about online privacy grows, Mozilla is promising to let people cloak Internet activity in free Firefox Web browsing software being released early next year.
Apple on Wednesday released a sleek new MacBook Air notebook computer inspired by its winning iPad tablet devices.
Tablet computers such as Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy have had a fanfare of publicity, but they are unlikely to kill off their older cousin the laptop anytime soon, say Asian analysts and vendors.
Japanese electronics maker Toshiba has recalled 41,000 laptop computers worldwide because of a fire risk, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Apple on Tuesday unveiled the "Magic Trackpad," a touchpad which allows a user to operate a desktop computer with finger gestures, eliminating the need for a mouse.
Notebook computers will be able to hold their own against Apple's iPad and other tablet devices in the Asia-Pacific region, technology industry analysts IDC said Tuesday.