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TechSpot: 2012, The Year in Tech

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As the year comes to an end it's time to look back at the most interesting and relevant tech stories of 2012. Numerous trends consolidated during 2012: Apple's dominance in the sector, mobile growth..

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Camera tech behind the Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events on earth. It attracts hundreds of millions of viewers each year and even more dollars will be spent on advertising. Have you ever...

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US Complains About EU Tech Tax

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), along with the Japanese government, has filed a trade complaint against the European Union, saying the E.U. has violated a World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement by taxing...

MediaPortal 2 Infinity - Tech Preview

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MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos...

MS wins Patent Suit over tech that improves XP Boot Time

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Acacia, a company that buys patents and sues other companies, bought U.S. patent 5933639, which was issued in 1999 to Acceleration Software International Corporation, and formed a company called Computer Acceleration Corporation, which then took...

Microsoft Live Labs Listas Tech Preview

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Microsoft Live Labs has unveiled Listas, a tool for the creation, management and sharing of lists, notes, favourites, and similar services. It allows adding, editing and sharing lists with others for reading or wiki-style editing,...

New tech could lead to much bigger hard drives

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Researchers from Toshiba and Tohoku University in Japan have announced a new method of creating magnetic read heads that could boost hard drive storage density from the current record for a shipping product of 178.8Gb...

Tech Gear takes a look at the Samsung Q1B

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Tablet PCs have been around for a while now but for some reason they still haven't really replaced laptops despite their portability and flexibility. Now we already have ultra mobile PCs. Does anyone really need...

'Green eye' tech centre launched

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A new space innovation centre in the UK will lead the development of novel technologies to monitor our planet. Called the Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation, it will pull together university and industry...

Americans Spend $1,200 A Year On Tech Gadgets

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In their annual survey, the Consumer Electronics Association has found that U.S. households are spending an average of $1,200 a year on electronic gadgets; the average home has 25 consumer-electronic devices, with the top five...

Online scammers exploit Virginia Tech shootings

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Less than 36 hours after the worst shooting spree in US history at the Virginia Tech University campus, scammers have already created fraudulent charity sites. The Sans Internet Storm Center is warning of at least...

Fighting Crime in NYC Easier With New Tech Tools

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New York City's government is one of the few that understands how useful day-to-day technology can be when it comes to crime-fighting efforts and public service. While reporting a crime in progress, NYC crime witnesses...

Vista Boosts Tech Industry

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A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims Microsoft's business partners stand to benefit more financially from the operating system than Microsoft itself will in 2007. According to the...

US Mac Users Recieve Best Tech Support

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Computer manufacturer's free technical support systems seem to be failing US customers, according to a new report, but Mac users get a slightly better deal, it claims. The Consumer Reports National Research Center found that...

IBM Issues Subpoenas for Tech Giants' SCO Dealings

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The long-running legal battle over claims that IBM's version of Linux violates SCO Group's intellectual property took another twist on Tuesday when IBM sent subpoenas to four other tech players. Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard,...

Intel Activates Xeon Virtualization Tech

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Users with servers powered by Intel's "Paxville" Xeon MP processor can now activate the chip's virtualization capabilities. Speaking at a conference here on virtualization, Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel's Server Platforms...

Cell Developers to Develop 32nm and Smaller Tech

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Cell processor co-developers Sony, Toshiba, and IBM announced yesterday the beginning of a five-year technological alliance, part of which will focus on developing 32nm thick and smaller manufacturing processes which will dominate the computing market...

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