James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

Google Expands Revenue but Misses Forecast

Google's fourth-quarter revenue climbed 25 percent from a year earlier but was less than analysts had expected, pulling its stock price down 9 percent in...

Windows 8 on ARM: You Can Look but You Can't Touch

For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer...

WowWee Puts Real Toys in Digital Games, Creates 'appcessories'

WowWee showed an upcoming game platform at the Consumer Electronics Show called AppGear, which combines real toys with on-screen animation to create a new...

After Microsoft, What Next for CES?

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's last keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show Monday night, a damp squib that confirmed for some that the software maker has...

Steve Ballmer Delivers Microsoft's Final CES Keynote

Steve Ballmer gave Microsoft's farewell keynote at CES, where he talked up its Xbox, Windows 8 and Windows Phone software.

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Sweden's Tobii Shows 'gaze Control' on Windows 8 PC

We've had gesture control with Microsoft Kinect. Now get ready for gaze control. Swedish firm Tobii is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week to promote the...

Acer to Offer Free Cloud Service, Shows Super-slim Ultrabook

Acer kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show by previewing a free cloud service for storing images and other documents online, and showing a novel Ultrabook laptop.

China Racing to Expand Data Center Capacity

China is in the midst of an unprecedented data center construction boom that's providing business opportunities for U.S. companies and could see China emerge...

Microsoft-Novell Antitrust Case Ends in Hung Jury

The jury was unable to agree on whether Microsoft acted to deliberately impede Novell's WordPerfect software.

Android App Allows Remote Search of Macs and PCs

Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to...

Google Offers Currents, a Flipboard-like App

Google has released a free mobile app that pulls content from different websites into one place and lets people build what looks a bit like their own...

'Important' Oracle Patent Rejected in Google Android Case

Oracle has suffered a setback in its lawsuit accusing Google of patent infringement and copyright violation in its Android operating system: The U.S. Patent and...

HP to Put Xeon Chips in High-end Integrity Servers

Hewlett-Packard has updated the road map for its high-end Integrity servers to include systems that can accommodate both Xeon- and Itanium-based servers side by...

S3 Graphics Loses a Patent Fight With Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that Apple did not infringe technology patents owned by S3 Graphics and ended its investigation of the...

Top500 List Passes Another Milestone: 10 Petaflops

Japan's K Computer has retained its pole position on the Top500 list of fastest supercomputers and become the first machine on the list to achieve performance of...