NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.» Read More
The U.S. government wants more say in network equipment purchases as a condition to approve the $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel by Japanese mobile carrier Softbank , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The Internet attacks are becoming increasingly powerful, and experts worry that soon people may not be able to reach basic Internet services, NYT reports.
Some traders are betting big that talk of a turnaround at Blackberry is over-hyped.
Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is looking for her own hackers — 600, the agency estimates.
How private is your PC or phone? Many options are available to anybody who wants to know what someone else is doing in the digital realm.
Three neglected tech names hold potential, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist Mike Santoli says.
Silicon Valley's rumor mill suggests that Google, too, has a smartwatch in the works.
Apple's giant pile of cash has been a hot topic of discussion on Wall Street, as analysts size up ways it could be handed out to shareholders.
BlackBerry inventors Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin are pairing again to launch a $100 million fund to incubate and commercialize quantum science technologies capable of spearheading the next wave of computing.
The Washington Post plans to start charging for some digital content starting this summer, becoming one of the last major U.S. newspapers to do so.
A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.
The rapidly expanding drone market has not gone unnoticed by lawmakers and privacy watchdogs and is causing some concern.
STMicroelectronics and Ericsson will close their loss-making mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson by dividing parts of the business between them and shutting the rest with the loss of about 1,600 jobs.
Cloud storage providers often engage in digital dragnets in the hunt for illicit data. But what falls under that category isn't as simple as it seems.
The expansive 3D epic is keeping the theater-going experience competitive in the streaming and downloading age. But ominous developments may lie ahead, if the findings of a recent scientific study are any indication.
Shipments of tablets running Google's Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, the IDC predicted.
Algorithms are growing ever more powerful but they are not always up to deciphering the ambiguity of human language and the mystery of reasoning. They are being asked to be more humanlike in what they figure out.
Nicolas Sarkozy is being wooed by sovereign wealth funds including Qatar's who are ready to back him to start a private equity fund. The Financial Times reports.
The buzz at the South by Southwest festival is all about the gadgets: computers controlled by the wave of a hand, cool new cameras and more.
A report that will be voted on in the EU parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict free speech advocates claim.