Electronics such as phones and laptops may start shedding their power cords within a year.
Fighting raged Tuesday between security forces and militants in northwestern Pakistan, leaving 43 militants dead and two commanders captured, authorities said. The cause of the outage, which Google said lasted an hour and 45 minutes, was not apparent by early Tuesday evening.
Gmail, Google’s popular free e-mail service, was inaccessible to many of its 36 million users Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread chatter on Twitter and other social networks.
Got a few grand to spare for a $3,000 phone? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Nobody does — and that’s a problem for the makers of luxury phones, such as Motorola, Bang & Olufson, LG and Vertu.
Microsoft Corp. on Monday unveiled its answer to the Nintendo Wii. The software maker said it will release technology that lets people play video games by moving their bodies instead of clicking hand-held controllers
The European Commission handed down its ruling in a landmark anti-trust case against Intel Wednesday, fining the computer chip giant a record $1.45 billion for abusing its dominant position in the computer processing unit (CPU) market. The ruling, which Intel plans to appeal, may have future implications for American companies accused of “jurisdiction shopping” to avoid anti-trust verdicts against them, says CNN’s Jim Boulden, who explains the basics of the Intel case
Never underestimate the power of Oprah or a free meal. That seems to be the lesson KFC is learning after talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey took to the airwaves Tuesday with an offer of a free grilled chicken two-piece meal. Hungry consumers could visit Oprah.com, where for the next 24 hours they were supposed to be able to download a coupon for the meal that included two pieces of the company’s new grilled chicken menu item, two side orders and a biscuit.
Dutch naval forces captured seven pirates and freed 20 captive fishermen after tracking the pirates to their "mother ship" in the western Gulf of Aden on Saturday, a NATO maritime spokesman said. It happened after pirates launched an unsuccessful attack on a petroleum tanker called the MT Handytankers Magic, Cmdr