Hagel calls for new Arms Technology Initiative to improve US competitive edge

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the U.S. military needs to boost its commitment and investment in technological research and development in order to stay ahead of current and emerging threats across the world. Hagel announced a Defense Innovation Initiative during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum that will ask “the brightest minds […]

Google unveils Chromebook Pixel Touch-Screen Laptop

Google Inc. GOOG on Thursday unveiled the first touch-screen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system—the latest foray into hardware development for the company best known for its Internet search and mobile software. The new high-end Chrome device, which is called the Chromebook Pixel and went on sale Thursday, was designed and built by Google […]

Apple’s victory vs Samsung could mean fewer phone options

Apple Inc.’s $1 billion + legal victory could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said. A federal jury’s verdict Friday that Samsung Electronic Co. stole Apple’s technology to make and market smartphones using Google’s Android software sends a warning to other companies manufacturing similar devices, the biggest marketplace threat to Apple.

Apple soars on back of iPhone, iPad sales

Apple has brushed aside concerns that it could soon reach the limits of its soaring growth, with news on Tuesday that huge international sales of the iPhone enabled its latest financial results to once again top even the most optimistic Wall Street forecasts. The news gave an immediate lift of more than 7 per cent […]