Google exec in NKorea openness call
(AP)—A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said Wednesday in the country ...
Panasonic develops new tablet with 20-inch 4k IPS Alpha LCD panel
Panasonic announced the development of a new tablet computer that features a 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD panel with more than four times the resolution of Full High Definition, as well as a high precision digital pen. With the ...
Gadget Watch: Pen makes old monitors touch-ready
Many people who have tried Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system without a touch screen have hated it because of the inability to use touch and swipe commands to get things going. Now, a company has ...
Gadget Watch: Samsung lens flips from 2-D to 3-D
Cameras that can record in 3-D are usually pretty complicated, sporting two lenses instead of one, to mimic human binocular vision. Samsung says it has a more elegant solution: a single lens that can go from ...
New search engine tailors its results for tablets (Update)
The makers of Blekko believe they've built a great alternative to Google, but they're also realistic. They know their two-year-old Internet search engine won't ever supplant Google as the most popular place ...
Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone
A Congolese inventor has unveiled what he says is the first African-designed smartphone.
LG seeks ban on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
South Korea's LG Display said on Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing alleged patent infringements.
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Mobile devices change shoppers' habits, retailers' strategies
Tamara Lewis uses her iPhone to search for Christmas presents for her daughter while waiting in the carpool line. At night, while watching the news in bed, she looks for boots on eBay from her iPad.
Tablet as teacher: Poor Ethiopian kids learn ABCs
(AP)—The kids in this volcano-rim village wear filthy, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They don't go to school. Yet they all can chant the English alphabet, ...
EU: Samsung injunctions against Apple breach rules
The European Commission said Friday that South Korea's Samsung Electronics was abusing its dominant market position in certain technologies when it took out injunctions against fierce rival Apple.
Videogame maker THQ files for bankruptcy
The US videogame company behind popular titles "Saints Row" and "Red Faction" said on Wednesday it had filed for bankruptcy while wrangling to sell its assets to "a stalking horse bidder."
Samsung says to drop Europe case against Apple
South Korean tech giant Samsung is to drop a legal request to ban Apple products in five European countries but will maintain lawsuits for alleged patent infringement, a Samsung spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.
Review: Two giant phones decent, but not for size
Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge.