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First budget Android One phone arrives in UK, but faces stiff competition

The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think.

By November 26, 2014


Huawei reboots its image with new Honor brand

We asked an industry watcher why the Chinese manufacturer is playing the name game.

By October 28, 2014


Pot speakers, hemp cars: Mark 4/20 with ganja-inspired tech

April 20 has turned into an unofficial celebration of all things marijuana. The tech world isn't immune to the reefer madness, finding inspiration in hemp materials and high-tech vaporizers.

By April 19, 2014


Huawei hits record sales despite security fears

2013 was a good year for Chinese manufacturer Huawei, now third in the mobile phone market despite security concerns.

By March 31, 2014


HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 race to shops in podcast 382

The new HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are in a race to hit shop shelves -- and we reveal an all-new CNET in the latest CNET UK podcast.

By March 28, 2014


Hippie's dream car: EV made from hemp

The body of the Kestrel, a four-seat electric vehicle, is engineered using impact-resistant biocomposite derived from Canadian grown and manufactured hemp mats.

By August 23, 2010


Newly released Opera 9.5 bundles more protection

The latest version of Opera Software's browser, code-named Kestrel, includes Haute Secure antimalware security, as well as Netcraft antiphishing software.

By June 12, 2008


RFID companies, record labels become allies

RFID tags in DVDs. Oooo. Scary.

By May 4, 2007


Short Take: Kestrel nabs more than $100 million in financing

Start-up Kestrel Solutions announced more than $100 million in financing for its fourth round. Kestrel makes optical-based networking equipment for metropolitan areas--a hot market as incumbent communications carriers look to update their layouts. The company claims to have a new optical-based technique for transmitting traffic at high speeds, called Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM). The financing was led by Credit Suisse First Boston, with investors including the Photonics Fund.

January 24, 2000


DataCert raises $5 million

DataCert announced on Tuesday it received a $5 million second round of funding from Palmetto Partners, Kestrel Document Services and prior investor UPS. The Houston, Texas-based company has raised a total of $7.2 million with this latest round. DataCert's ShareDoc software allows companies to transfer encrypted invoices and documents over the Internet. The company currently markets its software to the legal industry, but it plans to expand its efforts to insurance and healthcare companies by next year. See complete list.

By June 5, 2001