No more waiting around the wall sockets in the coffee shop or bar. Israeli researchers may have found a way to charge your phone to the brink in less than a minute.
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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has defended the Fire Phone flop, hinting more are on the way, and is not apologetic in the face of investor concerns over poor financial results.
Admittedly, a new pricing scheme for a particular Amazon Web Services function isn't quite as flashy as Cyber Monday, but it's still a potential game changer.
Rolling out amid what is still the busiest shopping season of the year, Google is expanding its cloud once again with two significant e-commerce developments.
IDC sees some major mergers ahead for top IT vendors as data centers transform. IDC didn't name names, but I'll take a stab at it.
HP says the iteration allows users to tap into key components of the HP Haven Enterprise platform within minutes.
Intel outlined an update to Stephen Hawking's communications platform and plans to provide a toolkit that can be used to advance technologies that could help those affected by motor neuron disorders.
The software giant's new chief executive is still fresh behind the ears at less than a year into the top job. But he's already accomplished more than most would in that time.
The updates, which come as HP holds its Discover powwow in Barcelona, illustrates how PC makers are trying to deliver business systems that can replicate consumer-first design cues.
The open source purveyor announced a few very important bits of news related to its imminent Wall Street debut.
The software maker estimated that means free educational access for more than 680 million students and educators from over 800,000 secondary and post-secondary schools across 188 countries.
Some Cyber Monday orders are likely hitching a ride on a Kiva robot, which looks sort of like a hockey puck on steroids, or getting picked up by the Robo-Stow robotic arm.
The world's largest social network is now open for Tor users, for those — including journalists and activists in tough places — who want to access the site even more securely.
Cyber Monday has arrived and mobile, social and promotions have made it extremely difficult to call any winners and losers.