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  • California bill proposes mandatory kill-switch on phones and tablets

    Politicians and law enforcement officials in California will introduce a bill on Friday that requires all smartphones and tablet PCs sold in the state be equipped with a digital "kill-switch" that would make the devices useless if stolen.

  • Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View

    Residents of Google's hometown could soon be connecting to the Internet again via a free, citywide Wi-Fi network.

  • New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC

    New chips that blur the line between computer memory and storage are starting to move beyond niche applications and could change how we use PCs, an industry analyst said Sunday.

  • CES Scorecard: the biggest misses of CES 2013

    Love it or hate it, the annual International CES is the way the year begins for many people in the consumer electronics industry. Next week in Las Vegas, companies will present their vision of things to come, some of it grounded in fact and some pure speculation. For all the solid technology on show, there's an equal amount of "throw it out and see what sticks" gadgets and gizmos.

  • Twitter doubled revenue, saw deeper losses in Q3

    Twitter lost almost as much money in the July-to-September quarter as it did in the first six months of this year, according to a regulatory disclosure made by the company on Tuesday.

  • Scottish Government set to roll out Windows 8 tablets

    The Scottish Government plans to roll out Windows 8 tablet PCs to key civil servants in a bid to boost efficiency and improve public services.

  • Heat it, bend it, slam it and the latest gadget glass won't break

    Pity the glass on the front of your smartphone. It typically gets subjected to a lot of abuse through its life and sometimes even shatters if the forces are too much. But glass manufacturers are continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible with the material, and some of the latest gadget glass is on show this week by Nippon Electric Glass at the Ceatec 2013 expo.

  • New Intel chief sees $150 Atom tablets this year

    Upcoming Atom chips from Intel will appear in tablets priced as low as US$150, the company's CEO said Wednesday, vowing that Intel will not get caught flat footed again by "the next big thing."

  • London?s Air Ambulance uses 4G to reduce response times

    London?s Air Ambulance has teamed up with mobile operator EE to develop new systems that will use 4G technology to cut vital minutes off mission times to benefit its patients.

  • New touchscreen PCs are a threat to the iPad, analyst

    Hybrid tablets incorporating touch screens and keyboards, and based on Intel's new Haswell processor, may threaten the iPad, according to an analyst.

Latest Features

  • Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination

    15 years ago, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed to let Apple own the client and Microsoft the back end to thwart antitrust probes, newly discovered emails say

  • What will Windows 8 touchscreen laptops look like?

    Windows 8?s touch-centric interface will help to usher in a new wave of laptops with tabletlike touchscreens. To make it easier for users to tap and swipe on even superthin Ultrabooks, laptop makers will break out of the traditional clamshell shape and introduce laptops with more unusual designs.

  • Why you should be investing in mobile business

    As of November 2011, 91.4 million people in the United States owned smartphones, according to comScore. That was an 8 percent increase over just a few months before.

  • Four reasons why you don't need a tablet computer

    Tablet PCs are the in thing right now. In fact, you'd be hard put to walk into any sort of electronics store today and not be bombarded with displays for the latest and greatest tablet. But are tablets all they're cracked up to be? Or has Apple and its uber popular iPad duped consumers into tablet envy, and its competitors into a mad scramble to develop their own "iPad rivals?"

  • Windows 8 could learn a thing or two from the iPad

    At the Wall Street Journal?s D9 conference, the big news was about Microsoft. The company?s Windows Division President, Steven Sinofsky, appeared on stage with the Journal?s Walt Mossberg, and he unveiled Microsoft?s official response to the iPad?s massive success. And there was a lot to be impressed by in the demo, but in the end it seems like an approach that is utterly poisoned by Microsoft?s old ways of thinking.

  • Intel Sandy Bridge chip flaw could be good news for tablet PCs

    Intel discovered a fatal flaw in the "Cougar Point" chipset, interrupting and delaying the launch of the new "Sandy Bridge" processor line.

  • Macbook Air could foretell death of hard drives

    Apple's decision to use SSD technology rather than a hard drive in the new Macbook Air - and Steve Jobs' pronouncement that it represents the future of notebooks - could hasten the replacement of traditional drives with NAND flash technology.

  • Enterprise IT should take a stand on consumer technology

    Ten years ago, most people used more advanced technology when they went to work than they did at home. Today, that has been turned on its head. Many employees have newer technology at home than at work, and they expect IT support for many of their favorite devices.

  • Six reasons why we don't buy Tablets

    But with Vista, and the prospect of a Dell convertible, maybe the fortunes of the Tablet PC are due to get brighter

  • Why we don't take the Tablets

    Are Tablet PCs doomed to be a flop for ever? We look at the reasons they've failed so far.

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