Chromebooks and Chromeboxes now will get software support for five years. This could make it easier for businesses and schools buy them.
One reader asked about the lifespan of modern televisions, but first we need to discuss what manufacturers mean by "lifespan."
In its first 24 hours after the official North American launch, Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold over 1 million units. Early sales may not be the best indicator of success in a console's lifespan, but it's a promising start.
Sony expects to continue selling the PS3 until 2015, sees a lifespan of at least five years for the PS4 and doesn't think of the Steam Box as a threat.
Yahoo's new CEO spent the last 13 years at a company that has been on top for its entire lifespan. Now she is in the spotlight dealing with challenges and expectations that will test her will and skills in a much different environment.
Developers already turned much of their attention to the newer CSS3 version of the Web page formatting technology, but standards have a long lifespan.
Just nine months ago, Germany's chancellor was touting nuclear plants as a safe "bridge" to renewable energy and was planning to extend their lifespan.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is teaming up with the California Center for Sustainable Energy to determine lifespan and viable alternative uses for used lithium ion batteries.
Electric vehicle maker Zap introduced new lithium battery systems which will provide a significant value for customers by improving performance and offering a significantly longer lifespan.