Category: Technology

If Nokia Disappears, Don’t Blame CEO Steve Elop

If Nokia Disappears, Don’t Blame CEO Steve Elop

Stephen Elop: True believer. (Photo by  Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) Stephen Elop does not appear to be interested in eating my brain. At least not yet. The Nokia CEO is on a couch at the company’s San Francisco p.r. firm, holding court...

Can Microsoft’s New Xbox Music Service Do What Zune Couldn’t?

Can Microsoft’s New Xbox Music Service Do What Zune Couldn’t?

Microsoft has big plans for its new Xbox Music service when Windows 8 arrives on Oct. 26 and Windows Phone 8 a few days later on Oct. 29, but if you’re a gamer and...

Motor Trend SUV of the year: Mercedes GL

Motor Trend SUV of the year: Mercedes GL

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives October 15, 2012: 6:27 AM ET   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Mercedes-Benz GL, a large luxury SUV, was named SUV of the Year by Motor Trend, the magazine announced Monday. The GL...

SoftBank buying 70% stake in Sprint

SoftBank buying 70% stake in Sprint

By Charles Riley @CNNMoneyTechOctober 15, 2012: 9:31 AM ET   Sprint Nextel is the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — Sprint Nextel on Monday said that it has agreed to...

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini Is a Flagship Smartphone in Name Only

Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini Is a Flagship Smartphone in Name Only

For some reason, Samsung’s Galaxy S III Mini has become the talk of the tech blogosphere, even though the phone doesn’t look all that special. Here’s the spec list, straight from Samsung: 4-inch, 800-by-480...

Apple’s iPad mini unveiling reportedly set for Oct. 23

Apple’s iPad mini unveiling reportedly set for Oct. 23

An analyst who says he’s handled a “pilot” model reports that it fits “like a glove” The iPad and a mock-up of its little sister. Image: 9to5Mac FORTUNE — The drumroll in advance of...

Amazon Confirms It Makes No Profit On Kindles

Amazon Confirms It Makes No Profit On Kindles

In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos admitted that Amazon sells the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD at cost, making the company literally no profit on the devices. “We sell the hardware at our...

Corporate Attacks Hint Of A Coming ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’

Corporate Attacks Hint Of A Coming ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’

Hacker inside (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hackers have already unleashed World War III in World of Warcraft, killing the avatars of thousands of innocent gamers. Is the real world next? Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta thinks so....

Apple vs. Google is the Most Important Battle in Tech

Apple vs. Google is the Most Important Battle in Tech

The iPhone vs. Android fight is a dispute between two radically different visions for the future of computing. In the 1990s, Microsoft Internet Explorer battled Netscape Navigator in the great Web browser wars. In...

With Webtop Dead, It’s Time to Rethink Modular Computing

With Webtop Dead, It’s Time to Rethink Modular Computing

When Motorola announced Webtop in January 2011, I fell for the hype, hard. Webtop was an accessory that turned Motorola’s Atrix 4G phone into a simple laptop, with a keyboard, trackpad and a full...