Japan's gadget failures: The futures that never happened
It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped radio and the "walking" toaster.
Famed futurist to direct engineering at Google
Futurist and inventor Raymond Kurzweil said on Friday that he is going to work as director of engineering at Google to help "turn the next decade's 'unrealistic' visions into reality."
Google's ultrafast Internet draws startups to KC (Update)
Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kansas, from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entrepreneurs are working on their ideas for the next high-tech startup, tapping Google ...
Greenlight sues Apple, with eye on cash pile
US hedge fund Greenlight Capital Thursday filed suit against Apple as it boosted pressure on the tech giant to unleash to shareholders the value of its huge capital stockpile.
Android gains as small tablet sales soar
Small tablet computers are marketplace hits, with economically-priced devices powered by Google's Android software taking share from Apple iPads, according to International Data Corporation.
Apple in court in China over 'Siri' claim (Update)
Apple appeared in a Shanghai court on Wednesday, accused by a Chinese firm of copying software used for the "Siri" personal assistant on its hugely popular iPhones.
Apple shares hit hard on iPhone disappointment
Apple shares fell hard Wednesday after the US tech giant's unveiling of two new iPhones failed to allay concerns over a loss of momentum in the smartphone market.
China opposes release of WTO report on rare earths
China said Friday it opposes the release of a WTO report about its export curbs on rare earths—exotic minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products—following news accounts that the document rejects Beijing's ...
Phantom tech firm worth billions, inexplicably
It has no assets, no revenues and no business plan to speak of. But a company called Cynk Technology has seen its value soar as high as $4.7 billion.
Microsoft-Yahoo: Which Products Would Win
While the chance of a Microsoft-Yahoo merger or acquisition is a remote one, it's still a possibility. In analysis compiled from several PC Magazine staff members and analysts, here's what a merger might mean to the products ...
Study: Businesses Unprepared for Aging Workforce
More than a quarter of U.S. businesses have failed to plan for the effects of the aging American workforce, finds a new study.
Adobe tech chief likens Apple to 19th century railroad
Apple Inc.'s recent competitive behavior is similar to that of a 19th century railroad company, Adobe Systems Inc.'s top technology executive said Wednesday.
Samsung to contest US verdict in favour of Apple
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Saturday it will contest a US court ruling that it must pay rival technology giant Apple damages of more than $1 billion for patent violations.
Can Apple maintain its shine?
For many investors, Apple's best days are behind it. Competitors are catching up, they believe, and the latest iPhone is stumbling. The company's doubters have backed their conviction with billions of dollars. ...