James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

ARM Preps Mali GPU for Low-cost Android Tablets

ARM has developed a new, entry-level version of its Mali graphics processor that could help expand the market for low-cost Android tablets.

Is It a Laptop? A Tablet? Whatever, PC Makers Just Hope You'll Buy It

One thing apparent at Computex this week is that computer makers really aren't sure what consumers want in a PC, and they're throwing everything at the wall to...

Microsoft Says, Buy a New PC Now, Pay $14.99 for Windows 8 Upgrade

Consumers who buy a new PC between now and Jan. 31 can pay US$14.99 for an upgrade to Windows 8, the next version of Microsoft's PC operating.

Nvidia: First $199 'Kai' Tablets Will Be Announced This Year

The first tablets based on Nvidia's Kai platform, which is being built to enable quad-core, 7-inch Android devices for around US$200, will be announced in the...

Microsoft Teams With Quanta for 'private Cloud in a Box'

Microsoft has partnered with Taiwan's Quanta Computer to design a Windows-based system that aims to get business customers up and running quickly on a private...

Qualcomm Offers Hands-On Tour of Snapdragon S4 Processor, Windows RT

Windows RT's Metro interface performed well on the tablet for the most part, with one or two exceptions.

Gigabyte Shows Ultra-light Carbon Fiber Laptop

Taiwan's Gigabyte Technologies is showing what it claims is the "world's lightest" laptop at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.

ARM Expects 20-nanometer Processors by Late Next Year

ARM chips made with an advanced, 20-nanometer manufacturing process could appear in smartphones and tablets by as soon as the end of next year, the head of ARM's...

Judge Clears Google of Java Copyright Infringement

A U.S. judge has ruled that the Java application programming interfaces used in Android are not protected by copyright, marking a defeat for Oracle in its high-stakes lawsuit against Google.

Most Jurors Sided With Google on APIs and 'fair Use'

Most of the jurors in the Oracle v Google trial thought Google's use of 37 Java APIs in Android should be allowed under the doctrine of fair use, one of the...

Google's Android Did Not Infringe Oracle Patents, Jury Finds

Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle's Java patents, a jury in San Francisco found Wednesday in a setback for Oracle.

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Judge Deems Kodak Digital Camera Patent Invalid

A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that a Kodak patent asserted in a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion is invalid...

Judge Declines to Eject Google's 'fair Use' Defense From Android Trial

Oracle was dealt a minor setback in its lawsuit against Google on Wednesday when a judge denied its motion to toss out one of Google's key defenses against...

Android Developers Never Looked at Sun's Patents, Google's Rubin Testifies

Google's engineers never studied other companies' patents while developing Android for fear of allowing those patents to influence their design decisions...

Google Infringed Java Copyrights in Android, Jury Finds

A jury has found that Google infringed Oracle's Java copyrights in Android but could not decide unanimously if the infringement was protected by "fair use."