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Since announcing Google Glass a year ago, Google has revealed few details until recently, after making its cyborg eyewear available to a select group of testers. Recently the company released some more information as the gadget starts to appear in the wild.
Some of the biggest names in IT including IBM, Microsoft, Google and Intel reported quarterly earnings this week, revealing a picture of the tech sector that, while not as gloomy as had been feared, is nevertheless mixed.
The latest European Union survey of ICT in schools has found that 20 percent of secondary students have never or almost never used a computer in their school lessons.
Blackstone Group has given up its bid for Dell, less than a month after the private-equity fund manager said it was planning to top an offer from founder Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, according to news reports.
Intel executives love to talk about how the next generation of PCs powered by Intel processors is going to be surprisingly cheap.
HP this summer will begin bundling Leap's 3D motion controller with select HP PCs. Later, HP will begin embedding the technology directly into “unique HP devices,” the companies said in a press release.
As part of the review process of potential offers to take Dell private, the company announced that its board of directors approved an agreement with Carl Icahn that would cap the amount of shares owned by the activist investor.
Dell remains committed to Microsoft's Windows RT, despite the poor market reception to the OS and a decline in prices of related tablets.
The problem with Windows 8 sales isn't Windows 8, it's Windows Phone 8, says a Gartner analyst.
IDG News Service interviews Oracle co-president on a wide variety of topics.
Even if Windows XP's retirement won't stem the dramatic drop in PC sales, Microsoft is likely to reap more revenue from the disappearance of XP than will system builders, as many customers will do in-place upgrades to Windows 7 on current hardware.
Just as tech stocks were starting to rise this week, dismal PC sales reports for the first quarter burst the very short-lived bubble, causing shares of IT companies to fall back to earth Thursday.
Products based on a USB specification that will double the data transfer rates between host devices and peripherals will reach the market in late 2014, the standards-setting organization said on Thursday.