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Did Microsoft hand Nokia second-guessers a new reason for old critique?

Microsoft says its newly acquired Nokia handset business is on track to hit breakeven by fiscal 2016. In the meantime, it's the proverbial work in progress as management looks to cut costs.

By July 23, 2014


Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By October 2, 2015


Get a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch for $119.95

From the Cheapskate: This refurbished wrist-pal originally sold for $299, and even the refurb usually costs $50 more. Here's hoping you have a compatible Samsung phone to go with it.

By July 10, 2015


Mitt Romney goes after Obama with PowerPoint

Technically Incorrect: The former Republican candidate decides that only technology can fully expose the truth. Might this be a template for the coming debates?

By June 14, 2015


Is #WomenInTech a 'useless' meme?

Genevieve Bell, tech's most famous cultural anthropologist, believes the industry has a problem with all kinds of people -- not just women.

By May 8, 2015


Mayweather-Pacquiao memes entertain more than the actual fight

After much hype and a match that disappointed many, we have a new champion. But as per usual, the Internet is the real victor.

By May 4, 2015


Charles Barkley: Nerds never played the game, never got the girls in high school

Technically Incorrect: In a critique of teams built on stats, the NBA analyst excoriates those who believe numbers are all. In fact, he says, there is no proof that numbers lead to winning.

By February 11, 2015


Lego ends partnership with Shell over Greenpeace campaign

Lego has succumbed to pressure from Greenpeace over its long-term promotional contract with petroleum giant Shell.

By October 9, 2014


Why Jakob Nielsen's Windows 8 critique is old-school thinking

commentary The usability expert branded Microsoft's new operating system "disappointing." But his approach would lead to the kind of incremental improvements that have dogged Microsoft for years.

By November 21, 2012


Nokia 130 lasts more than a month, costs 19 euros

The new old-school Nokia 130 comes in single or dual-SIM versions and goes on sale in China, India and Africa.

By August 11, 2014