Dozens of Amazon engineers responsible for its failed attempt to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone are being told they are no longer required, according to a report today. The company is reorganising its general hardware efforts.
Samsung has created the world's highest-capacity hard drive, cramming 16TB of file storage space into a unit that fits into a 2.5-inch bay. Even more significant is that the drive is actually an SSD based around 3D NAND chips and not a hard drive at all.
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World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia's capital from Monday for a development financing summit presented as crucial for United Nations efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030.
Samsung is reportedly investing millions into developing an 11K display designed to be fitted to smartphones, despite most people never having owned a 4K or 8K device. The stunningly high-definition screen would apparently create a "3D effect".
IBM has announced that it has successfully halved the size of the smallest components on today's computer chips to create the fastest processor ever seen using a circuit of the same area. The development continues Moore's infamous law.
Microsoft has now reportedly compiled a version of Windows 10 that could end up becoming the first version of the operating system to be made publicly available on launch day as an upgrade and on new devices. Final development may be completed this week.
A new patent granted to Apple suggests that it may have solved the issue of the plastic antenna strips on the iPhone 6, making the unsightly bands across the metal chassis a thing of the past on the upcoming iPhone 7 while maintaining signal strength.
U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.
Windows Phone is known to have a substantial app gap when compared to rival platforms like iOS and Android. One of the most notable absences is Snapchat who have continually refused to come to Windows but an unexpected tweet has suggested that may change.
Microsoft has confirmed at the Build developer conference that Windows 10 will be capable of running apps originally written for Android and iOS. The feature will make it easier for app creators to bring their designs over to Microsoft's platform.
Google has released a new video showing how it intends Project Loon to be an innovative new way of providing rural areas with access to the Internet. The unique effort could offer a connection to anyone with a smartphone.
Microsoft has been forced to temporarily cancel the Windows 10 preview for the world's most-popular Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520. It follows reports from many users that their devices were bricked when trying to return to Windows Phone 8.1.
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New observations of supernovae have suggested that the universe may be expanding much slowly than has been thought up until now. This is a large change that could influence future theories about the end of the universe.
IT giant IBM has developed a new form of magnetic tape for computer storage that can hold 220TB of data on a reel of tape that could fit in the palm of your hand. The development will make it much easier to store vast amounts of data.
Details have emerged of Microsoft's future upgrade plans for Windows beyond the launch of Windows 10 this summer. The company will release two updates for the OS in 2016. They are currently in development under the codename "Redstone."
The cloud storage provider Dropbox is working on a new productivity app for note-takers. Currently in testing with a limited number of users, the online app will rival services like Microsoft OneNote, Google Keep and Evernote.
A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.
The World Bank's private-sector finance unit supported development projects in numerous countries that involved grave violations of human rights, anti-poverty group Oxfam alleged in a new report Thursday.
It has been revealed that the first prototype of the Apple Watch was nothing more than an iPhone stuck with velcro to the wearer's wrist. It ran an emulator of the watch's screen and was connected to a dongle representing the crown of the watch.
During a press conference today, Nintendo revealed that it is finally going to enter the mobile gaming market in partnership with DeNA, releasing games featuring Nintendo characters to smartphones. A new console, "Project NX", is also in the works.
Rockstar Games have announced that they already "have some ideas" for the next major installment in the massive gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto. It appears as though GTA VI is beginning to enter early development.
How not to develop: the attempt to open tracks in mountains in Nepal has been detrimental to the fragile ecology already threatened by rapid deforestation. This photo shows one of the ill-planned tracks in Baglung district where it was opened few years back but is yet to come to proper use. (Photo courtesy: Arjun Acharya, posted with permission)