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A guide to spotting bright Comet Lovejoy

The first big comet-spotting opportunity of the year is already under way. Here's how to head outside this month to spy a steaming space rock called Lovejoy.

By January 10, 2015


Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth

The company adds 1.15 million new tablets in the period, offsetting a slowdown in smartphone growth.

By July 22, 2014


Mark Zuckerberg: Internet missionary, Facebook colonizer

Facebook's CEO wants to create a path to Internet access for the 5 billion people still unconnected. How nice. Of course, eventually those people will turn into a revenue stream for his company.

By August 22, 2013


Smartphone growth slowing? Not according to Qualcomm

The maker of mobile chips reports record results for its fiscal first quarter and boosts its outlook for the full year, saying it's seeing growing global demand for phones using its processors.

By January 30, 2013


Qualcomm's Q4 shows gap between mobile, PC chipmakers

The maker of wireless chips posts quarterly results much better than it anticipated, and the numbers stand in stark contrast to those of other companies, such as Intel.

By November 7, 2012


AA battery roundup 2010, now with more Apple batteries

We pit the Apple rechargeable batteries against Duracell and Energizer.

By December 16, 2010


Weekly Utilities Update: InterMapper, Data Rescue II, atMonitor, more...

Staff Pick: WhatSize WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disk

By April 30, 2009


Rumor confirmed: Google may buy my car

Given the credence we've given to other reports, it's fair to disclose my own talks with the search king. Price and ground peanut butter pretzels appear to be main sticking point.

By April 2, 2008


Hitachi's first Blu-ray camcorders

Hitachi announces the DZ-BD7H and the DZ-BD70 Blu-ray camcorders, expected to start selling in the United States this October.

By August 2, 2007


IBM tops expectations for fourth quarter

Big Blue's profits top analysts' expectations by 6 cents, thanks to higher sales of services, PCs, servers--and software.

By January 15, 2004