Research firm: Amazon sells $199 tablet at a loss
(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire tablet, which started shipping this week, costs $201.70 to make, a research firm said Friday. That's $2.70 more than Amazon charges for it.
Review: Kindle Fire sacrifices to get under $200
The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
Review: Motorola revives Razr name with smartphone
With its super-slim, stylish frame, Motorola's Razr phone became incredibly popular in 2004 - a smash hit that Motorola hasn't been able to replicate. Now, many years later, the company is trying to recapture ...
The secrets of tunneling through energy barriers
Electrons moving in graphene behave in an unusual way, as demonstrated by 2010 Nobel Prize laureates for physics Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who performed transport experiments on this one-carbon-atom-thick material. ...
Nokia unveils Windows smartphones to catch rivals
Nokia Corp. on Wednesday launched its long-awaited first Windows cell phones, hoping to claw back market share it has lost in the tough, top-end smartphone race to chief rivals, Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Samsung ...
Researchers build transparent, super-stretchy skin-like sensor (w/ video)
Imagine having skin so supple you could stretch it out to more than twice its normal length in any direction - repeatedly - yet it would always snap back completely wrinkle-free when you let go of it. You ...
Taiwan's Foxconn mulls Brazil touch screen factories
Brazil is in negotiations with Taiwan IT giant Foxconn to open two factories to manufacture touch screens in a multi-billion dollar project, a top Brazilian official said Thursday.
Australian court bans sales of Samsung Galaxy tab
A court has temporarily banned Samsung from selling its new Galaxy tablet computer in Australia, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global patent battle with Apple Inc. that accuses ...
Taiwan's HTC unveils Windows 'Mango' handsets
Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC on Wednesday unveiled its first mobile phones using Microsoft's much-anticipated software platform "Mango" after Apple launched its latest iPhone.
Samsung and Apple 'distance apart', court hears
Samsung and Apple Inc are yet to reach a deal which would permit the South Korean firm to sell its tablet computers in Australia, and are "a considerable distance apart", a court heard Tuesday.
Experts and parents are unsure of new touch-screen tablet, marketed for very young children
A computer for babies may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a Canadian company has just made it reality. Last month Rullingnet Corp. launched Vinci, a 7-inch touch-screen tablet that sells for $389 to $479 and ...
Tablet keyboard cases turn Android devices into netbooks
Tablets made netbooks obsolete almost overnight, and for the most part, it was a mercy killing.
Review: Sifteo a fun but pricey new way to play
I am sliding three little cubes around my desk. My goal is to help a penguin named Booker collect a bunch of eggs and avoid being eaten by a horrific creature named Owlbear. It's a lot of fun.
Review: New BlackBerrys improved, but lackluster
Well before the iPhone, BlackBerry gained its "CrackBerry" nickname for its seemingly vital place in users' lives. Lately, however, the surging popularity of Apple's gadget and smartphones running Google's ...