Derek Mead

Derek Mead

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Walgreens to add 800 EV charging stations

Walgreens' unveiled an ambitious plan for a nationwide fleet of EV charging stations while IKEA has announced a pilot program in the Western U.S.

Cool Tech

Samsung smartphone sales surpassed Nokia, possibly Apple

Samsung's Galaxy smartphones are a match for the iPhone, but can Nokia keep up?

Apple

AT&T customers try to block T-Mobile merger

AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile is catching fire from all sides.

Mobile

Google’s HTML5 tribute to American artist Alexander Calder

Google's newest doodle shows off the dynamic rendering capabilities of HTML5.

Web

Apple rumored to be making a bid for Hulu

Apple's sitting on $76 billion in cash, and with the Hulu auction upcoming, the company may be pondering a bid.

Apple

Google looking to acquire wireless patent firm

Google, after missing out on the Nortel patent smorgasbord, is looking to pick up another firm's patent portfolio to strengthen its position with Android.

Mobile

Music organization wants illegal download sites flagged in search results

The Performing Rights Society for Music says that notifying people of illegal download sites in search domains will help curb piracy.

Music

New research brings personal genomics closer than ever

The creation of a semiconductor genome sequencer means genome-specific health treatments are nearing everyday use.

Cool Tech

The space shuttle program comes to a close with a perfect Atlantis landing

STS-135, the final space shuttle mission, went off without a hitch. However, the future of NASA and American manned spaceflight remains murky.

Cool Tech

5 more arrested in LulzSec and Anonymous raids

Following yesterday's arrest of 16 American hackers, one British teenager and four Dutch men have been arrested in connection with Lulzsec and Anonymous.

Web

Google diagnoses malware-infected computers through search

Google discovered a strain of malware through quirky search patterns. Now users can find if they've been affected by doing any search through the site.

Web

T-Mobile rolls out new ‘tiered unlimited’ data plans, promises no overages

T-Mobile's new Value plans use data-throttling to eliminate hard data caps for mobile users.

Mobile

LinkedIn CEO says Google+ can’t coexist with other social networks

Jeff Weiner argues that, in an already saturated social media market, users don't have the time for Google+.

Social Media

Apple quarterly profit up 69 percent as iPad sales roar

Strong iPad 2 sales have boosted Apple to a stellar quarter despite slowing iPhone 4 receipts.

Apple

Growth slows as China nears half a billion internet users

The growth of Chinese Internet population is slowing despite two-thirds of the country still lacking access.

Web