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Details surface about Microsoft's plans for a new phone
— 3:24 PM on December 28, 2015

Despite some struggles in the phone market over the last year, Microsoft still has high aspirations for its mobile division. Chris Capossella, Microsoft’s chief...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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XE may be taking wireless charging long distance
— 9:34 AM on December 28, 2015

Wireless phone chargers are already on the market, but those devices require you to rest your phone on a dedicated base station. The future...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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Comcast runs a DOCSIS 3.1 modem in a home for the first time
— 9:18 AM on December 24, 2015

Comcast announced on its blog this week that its engineers have successfully tested a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem on a residential network for the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Google tests one-touch phone logins to replace passwords
— 4:33 PM on December 23, 2015

Passwords are a universally hated method of authentication, but they're ubiquitous and pretty secure if used correctly. There's a problem with that last bit, though....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software

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Nvidia Shield K1 tablet gets Android 6.0 for Christmas
— 5:11 PM on December 22, 2015

It's an early Merry Christmas for owners of Shield K1 tablets. Nvidia has released a software update that brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to this...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles

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Turn your phone into a Jedi weapon with Lightsaber Escape
— 1:05 PM on December 18, 2015

Warning: what you are about to read might completely ruin your productivity for the day. If you're like me, it's hard to stay focused this...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Gaming

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Netflix's new encoding scheme lets every title shine
— 6:16 PM on December 17, 2015

Netflix gave us an in-depth look at its progress on a new per-title approach to compression and encoding on its tech blog earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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ITC declines Nvidia's appeal in Samsung patent-infringement case
— 3:49 PM on December 16, 2015

The United States International Trade Commission has denied Nvidia's request for a decision review regarding the company's ongoing patent spat with Samsung. Nvidia was hoping...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Updated: Mozilla stops work on Firefox OS phones to chase the IoT
— 8:04 AM on December 10, 2015

Back in 2002, Mozilla launched its Phoenix web browser, which the company later renamed Firefox. A decade later, Mozilla announced its plan to get...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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European Commission accuses Qualcomm of shady business tactics
— 4:27 PM on December 9, 2015

The European Commission has sent Qualcomm two Statements of Objections regarding alleged anticompetitive practices. The EC has been investigating the firm since last July,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Yahoo moves to spin off its web business to isolate its Alibaba stake
— 8:47 AM on December 9, 2015

Yahoo, once a household name around the Internet, may soon split in two—but not in the way it once planned. The firm is now

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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iOS 9.2 brings a slew of bug and security fixes
— 7:54 AM on December 9, 2015

Apple has unleashed a truckload of updates for its various platforms. OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 patches a couple of  bugs. watchOS 2.1...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Nemesis stealth bootkit hijacks Windows' boot process
— 4:33 PM on December 7, 2015

FireEye has uncovered a new piece of malware targeting financial institutions that it's calling Nemesis. This strain of malware is made by a group...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Networking

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Microsoft Lumia 550 brings Windows 10 Mobile to the masses
— 1:55 PM on December 7, 2015

Microsoft's Lumia 950 didn't exactly get a warm reception from reviewers last month, but different price points come with different expectations. To hit a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Microsoft outlines Windows 10 Mobile's support lifecycle
— 12:58 PM on December 3, 2015

Microsoft has pledged ten years of support for Windows 10 on the desktop, but the mobile version may not live so long. Those updates...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Thinkpad P40 Yoga lets 3D and graphics pros get flexible
— 8:39 AM on December 2, 2015

Lenovo is taking its Yoga classes very seriously. The company has just released a new convertible workstation targeted at graphic and CAD designers. Take...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Adobe embraces the HTML5 future with Animate CC
— 12:49 PM on December 1, 2015

Flash has been a part of browsing the web on desktop systems for a long time, but its popularity has declined in recent years with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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