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Samsung's Galaxy S4 show misses its mark

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch left a bad taste in our mouth.


Google I/O registration: Open and shut in 45 minutes

Google I/O conference registration opened at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday and closed less than an hour later, showing once again that this is as hot tech confab as there is these days.


What to expect at South by Southwest Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive has become a major launching pad for tech startups, apps, and web programs. What will we see this year?


At SXSW, marketing may drown out the next Twitter

This year's South by Southwest Interactive will play host to tech trends in areas as diverse as gaming, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and social networking, but whether the next Twitter will emerge at the conference is harder to say.


Lawmakers pledge to change hacking law during Swartz memorial

U.S. lawmakers pledged to rewrite an antihacking law as hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., to mourn the death of Internet activist and innovator Aaron Swartz.

Video: Global startup competition for seed money is a big draw

Twenty-eight startups from around the globe compete for interest from investor judges in the AngelHack contest. We take a closer look at this competition in a video report.

White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

Whether or not you have coding skills, the U.S. government asks you to roll up your sleeves in June and help solve the nation's problems.

At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

Plenty of products will be touted at International CES this week. But the gulf between the promise of new technology and the reality of that same technology can be a wide one.


CES Live: Streaming video from the Consumer Electronics Show

Want to see what's happening at CES without actually going to Las Vegas? Watch streaming video from our colleagues at IDG News Service.

Microsoft starts E3 countdown, stirring rumors of next Xbox

Microsoft's director of programming for Xbox Live posted a countdown timer to the E3 trade show on his blog, raising the possibility that Microsoft plans to unveil the next version of its Xbos at the June event.


CTIA to merge its mobile trade shows into one event

U.S. mobile trade group CTIA will combine its two annual trade shows starting in 2014 as it tries to attract a bigger share of the world's interest in smartphones, apps and other hot technologies.


2012's worst security exploits, fails and blunders

Stolen social security numbers. Erased online identities. Pilfered payment information, and even hacked hotel locks. Yep, 2012 was a banner year for the bad guys.

U.S. Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA/PIPA fight

As a new session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early 2013, don't expect lawmakers to rush out a new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

High-tech 2012: The 10 biggest news events of the year

From epic hardware launches to ugly lawsuits to continued disruption in social media and the cloud, 2012 was a very busy year for consumer technology.

Web sites go dark to honor Sandy Hook victims

A long list of Web sites went dark for one minute at 9:30 a.m. ET today to mark a moment of silence for the 26 women and children who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.