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Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt team up on social start-up

The pop star and the Google honcho have invested in Backplane, a startup run by Gaga's manager that focuses on musical artists and sports teams, according to The New York Times.

By Jun. 6, 2011


PS3 hacker Geohot moves from Facebook to...

Famous hacker George Hotz is rumored to have left Facebook and was recently seen at a Backplane hackathon.

By Jan. 24, 2012


Qualcomm acquires smartphone, tablet display startup

Qualcomm acquires a display tech company that may help it advance its development of mirasol displays for smartphones and tablets.

By Jan. 25, 2012


Lady Gaga social network is for little monsters' eyes only

Poker-face pop megastar has made an online home for all her little monsters so they can share their mutual ga-ga-ness for Gaga.

By Feb. 10, 2012


Hitachi aims MEMS display at tablets, smartphones

At Ceatec, Hitachi Displays unveils a prototype display, developed with a U.S. company, that uses microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, technology.

By Oct. 5, 2010


The 404 989: Where a rose can bloom in the desert (podcast)

Simpsons fans in Los Angeles are meeting up today to kick off the Ultimate Fan Marathon Challenge in an effort to beat the world record for consecutive TV watching, currently set at 86 hours, 6 minutes, and 41 seconds. On today's show, we'll discuss the challenge and propose one of our own that may be a little more difficult to achieve.

By Feb. 8, 2012


EMC's V-Max builds up to 3 petabytes of virtual storage

A new storage architecture lets V-Max arrays be linked together in a physical and virtual matrix to provide a pool of up to 3 petabytes of data storage.

By Apr. 14, 2009


Sun looks for new direction for Network.com

Company appears to have put its pioneering grid-computing effort on hold until it gets an idea of how to resurrect it.

By Dec. 9, 2008


Maingear introduces clean-lined Shift gaming PC

As impressive as we find the design of Maingear's new Shift gaming desktop, we like the starting price of the system even more.

By Nov. 2, 2009


PowerBook G3 Series memory issues: installing in the bottom slot, GURU errors, and Hyundai RAM: several follow-ups

PowerBook G3 Series memory issues: installing in the bottom slot, GURU errors, and Hyundai RAM: several follow-ups

By Jul. 27, 1998