A paper on smartphone patent claims reports that royalties could cost more than $120 on a hypothetical $400 smartphone.
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Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....
The UK's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) held a competition for child visitors to build LEGO models of some of the computers in its display. This was the result...
The latest Fixya Report reveals the main complaints from the owners of the most popular smartwatches in the US, including Pebble, Samsung and Sony models
Amazon, Coco-Cola and Apple are the US companies with the best reputations, according to the 15th annual Harris Poll, and this is important when 60 percent consider a company's behavior before doing business with it
When Dartmouth College launched the Basic language 50 years ago, it enabled ordinary users to write code. Millions did. But we've gone backwards since then, and most users now seem unable or unwilling to create so much as a simple macro
Vic Gundotra's resignation has cast doubt on the future of Google Plus, the social networking site he launched in 2011. But despite forecasts of doom, the survival of Orkut suggests Google won't close it down.
Firefox is the only major browser that is written to serve users and the open web, and it's now more than a match for Google Chrome. And the new Australis version, due later this month, could be a good time to make the switch
The end of Windows XP support was almost as hyped as the Y2K bug, but it's hard to see any rational reasons why so many organisations stuck with an antique operating system long past its use-by date
Lookback lets developers do usability testing on iOS apps while users are doing real work, or travelling, rather than in a laboratory setting. And the Swedish start-up now has $2.2 million in seed funding to take it further
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium has introduced heuristics-based detection designed to identify malicious software based on behavior instead of on virus signatures, and "will support XP users for life".