Microsoft CEO sees Windows as key to growth plan

(AP) -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer expects the Windows operating system to be "front and center" in the software maker's growth strategy despite a recent slowdown in personal computer sales.

Market research firm ups tablet forecast

With tablet computer sales soaring -- led by Apple's iPad -- a market research company boosted its forecast on Wednesday for shipments of the devices.

Scientists shocked by behavior of rare gray whale

Scientists tracking a rare western Pacific gray whale were shocked last winter when the endangered animal left the Asian coast, crossed the Bering Sea and swam south along Alaska, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest ...

Review: Livescribe smartpen is iPad's opposite

Here's a consumer electronics riddle: What's the opposite of the iPad? Answer: the Livescribe Echo "smartpen." It's as if Livescribe and Apple both looked at the old pen-and-pad combination, but completely disagreed on how ...

Mars rover Opportunity on verge of new discovery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Shortly after Labor Day 2011, the Mars rover Opportunity was poised on the rim of the 22,000 meter-wide Endeavour Crater, preparing to sample a novel rock type. Much older than the sedimentary samples the ...

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