Yesterday, word got out that Microsoft is in hot water over its SkyDrive name, which turns out to be a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). Oh, Microsoft. But the company's not alone; we've seen many a trademark kerfuffle in tech. Here are five of our favorites.
Smartphones and tablets aren't the only ones getting love from Corning. The company announced its new laptop-specific Gorilla Glass, called NBT, that will be added to some of this fall's upcoming laptops.
Toshiba adds a Haswell-powered Ultrabook to its Satellite E Series lineup, as well as an AMD A6-powered ultrathin laptop. Starting at $800 and $600, respectively, Toshiba's Satellite E Series may be a hot ticket during back-to-school shopping.
Google unveiled the Chromecast yesterday, a small dongle you plug into your HDTV's HDMI port that allows you to stream content from any device, be it a tablet, laptop, or smartphone running on Windows, OS X, iOS, or Chrome, right to your TV. Here's what you need to know.
Ransomware's not only hitting PCs; it looks like OS X computers are also susceptible. If your Mac is held ransom by what appears to be the FBI, don't sweat it. Here's what you need to know to regain control of your Mac without paying an exorbitant ransom fee.
HBO may have thought it was cracking down on the number of Game of Thrones episodes being pirated, but its recent DMCA takedown notice targeting VLC media player may have backfired – at least with this writer.
With much anticipation, Microsoft finally released its Windows 8.1 preview. We got some hands-on time with the new OS, but does it fix all the problems we have with Windows 8, or does it leave us wanting more?
The 2013 Microsoft Build Conference has begun and we’re on the scene in San Francisco getting a first look. Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple’s playbook with the announcement-heavy event, and we’ll be reporting on all the Windows desktop and mobile news from the scene.
With plasma cutters, 3D printers and whatever else they scan scrounge, six teams vie to build an original project from scratch every year at Red Bull’s Creation challenge. Here’s how a musical tree sprouted up in 72 hours.
After 72 hours of building, Chicago's MB Labs was crowned the winner of $10,000 at the Red Bull Creation live build. The team won for its Autoloop project, a drumkit controlled via sensors in a nearby table that lets users vary the tempo and rhythm by moving objects around the table.
Computex is to Taipei what the Consumer Electronics Showcase is to Vegas. The yearly event is huge for Taiwanese brands like Acer and Asus, but that doesn’t mean other companies like Dell, Sony, and Toshiba will sit idly by. The week-long show is where we often see the finished products of rough drafts shown to […]
Razer announced two new Blade gaming laptops today that will use both the new Nvidia mobile GPUs as well as Intel’s fourth-gen processor. The 14-inch Blade is being touted by Razer as "the world's thinnest gaming laptop" and is actually 0.2 inches thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air.
We've been hearing a lot of rumors around Microsoft's latest update to Windows 8, but today, Paul Thurrott of Windows SuperSite confirmed the Start button will be making a comeback in Windows 8.1, also known as Windows Blue.
Microsoft's finally bringing the Surface Pro to Japan. Not only will it come with Office 2013 and Windows 8 Pro, but for the first time ever, it'll come with 256GB of storage. Gone is the 64GB version, leaving only the 128GB and the new 256GB options.
With the Inel's 4th-gen Core processor due to launch in just over a week, we’re starting to hear a few more specifics about what Haswell can really do. Today, Intel announced Haswell will offer a whopping 50 percent more battery life in laptops than Ivy Bridge did.