PlayStation Vita's rear pad a touchy subject
(AP) -- There's a suspicious knock on the wall. A dimwitted henchman working for an evil mastermind named Bakuki goes over to investigate the strange noise and then - WOOSH! - his blotchy body splatters across ...
Fold-it computer action set for Canada conference (w/ video)
Android-powered watches get Internet savvy
The Internet was strapped to wrists at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday in the form of Android-powered "smart watches" that serve up online content along with telling time.
Split decision in Microsoft smartphone patent case
A US trade authority on Tuesday backed a claim by Microsoft that Motorola Mobility had infringed on its patented technology in Android-powered smartphones.
Gift guide to the hottest smartphones and tablets
Choosing the right gadget can be hard, especially if you are unfamiliar with the mobile landscape. Many ask, "What's the best?" But priorities vary among users. You'll have to weigh those for yourself.
Bug forces Google to pull Gmail app
Google unveiled an email application for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on Wednesday but was forced to pull it just hours later because of a bug.
TapSense touchscreen technology distinguishes taps by parts of finger (w/ video)
Smartphone and tablet computer owners have become adept at using finger taps, flicks and drags to control their touchscreens. But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that this interaction can ...
Motorola brings back 'Razr' name for smartphone
Seeking an edge in the world of high-end smartphones, Motorola is bringing back the "Razr" name, once attached to the best-selling phone in the world.
Asia's biggest tech fair opens in Japan
Smartphones detecting bad breath and radiation, twistable remote controls and a super-thin tablet computer were just some of the gadgets on show at Asia's biggest tech fair in Japan Tuesday.
Powerful mini-LEDs for thin touchscreens
Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed an infrared light-emitting diode (IRED) for use in very thin optical touchscreens. Called the SFH 4053, the small new lamps are housed in a frame surrounding a display. ...
HTC accuses Apple of patent infringement
Taiwan's HTC Corp. accused Apple of patent infringement on Tuesday in the latest salvo in an ongoing legal battle between the smartphone giants.
LiquidText software supports active reading through fingertip manipulation of text
Many reading tasks require individuals to not only read a document, but also to understand, learn from and retain the information in it. For this type of reading, experts recommend a process called active ...
HP's TouchPad going on sale in US on July 1
US computer giant Hewlett-Packard announced on Thursday that its rival to Apple's hot-selling iPad, the HP TouchPad, will go on sale in the United States on July 1.
Apple surpasses HP as largest buyer of chips
(AP) -- Driven by the success of the iPhone and iPad, Apple Inc. has become the world's largest buyer of chips for computers and phones, a research firm said Wednesday.