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Ford's Alan Mulally not looking likely as Microsoft CEO

Mulally is staying through the end of 2014, says Edsel Ford, a company board director and great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford.

By December 5, 2013


Windows 1.0: The flop that created an empire

Two years later than planned, Microsoft's new graphical operating system went on sale November 20, 1985. It wasn't worth the wait. But a bigger story was soon to unfold.

By November 20, 2013


Could these be Apple's ads apologizing to Samsung?

A judge in the UK tells Apple to run ads saying that Samsung didn't copy the iPad. The text of the ads might be up to Apple. Here are some versions.

By July 22, 2012


No, the Kindle Fire isn't doomed

The honeymoon for Amazon's tablet is over, but history suggests that there's a strong chance the company will get it right over the long haul.

By December 12, 2011


Amazon: Kindle Fire update coming

Plagued by performance complaints, the recently launched tablet will get an over-the-air update in the next two weeks, the Internet retailer tells The New York Times

By December 11, 2011


Amazon Kindle Fire promised update before UK launch

An over-the-air update will be hitting the Kindle Fire in less than two weeks, improving performance and giving you more editing options.

By December 12, 2011


First Microsoft, now Google: Does the government have it in for consumers?

Ten years ago this week, an appeals court upheld Microsoft's conviction for monopolizing the PC operating system market. Now this sad history seems to be repeating itself, and there's no reason to expect the outcome to be any better for consumers this time around.

By July 2, 2011


Ford House museum app tempts history buffs

For fans of automotive history, a visit to the Edsel and Elanor Ford estate in Detroit is a must, but if you can't make it to Michigan, this free iPhone app is a reasonable substitute.

By August 17, 2010


My Favorite "Clunkers"

So the American public thinks a car like a Ford Explorer or Chevy Escort is a "clunker"? Well hold on to your steering wheels (ahem, with both hands please) as we take a gander at some of the most notorious automobiles ever made...

By August 31, 2009


At last. A robot that paints better than the Surrealists

It's what the world's been waiting for. A Robot Pollock. And he's in exhibition in London from today.

By July 9, 2008