Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.
Already dominant in its home country, Alibaba plans to do a lot more around the world in the coming year.
Taiwan is the next country to get sleek the Android tablet with tantalising specs.
As it expands its online presence to more than 189 countries, Microsoft has announced it will open its first retail store outside North America in Sydney, Australia.
The price tags in US dollars will remain the same, but those in other countries will rise as the result of currency and other adjustments, says Windows Central.
The free Storm app for iOS provides high-resolution radar, a huge buffet of map layers and detailed weather information.
Mirroring last year's launch of the LG G Flex, Singapore will be the first country outside of South Korea to receive the second-generation curved octa-core smartphone.
Luckily, insects and monkey brains won't be on the menu at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, opening this fall at Walt Disney World. "Rolling Boulder Meatballs" will be, however.
A prestigious scientific journal, faced with pressure from paper-sharing sites on the Internet, has made it possible for subscribers to grant others access.
At Liverpool's Sound City conference, record business insiders discuss the world's biggest music platform and its "big scary lawyers".