Tech Industry

Latest News

play
Image

Facebook, Twitter seek out social shopping

Social-media commerce ramps up as Facebook tests a Buy button and Twitter acquires CardSpring. Meanwhile, Amazon debuts a Netflix-like service for e-books called Kindle Unlimited.

Videoby
Image

Dell hops on the bitcoin bandwagon

Looking to buy a new Dell laptop? You can now purchase one from Dell's website using bitcoin.

Articleby
Google tests material for Project Loon's balloons, in this screenshot from a video explaining the challenges in choosing the right material for the balloons.

Handicapping Google's 'horse in every race' strategy

Search giant is investing in everything from broadband access to grocery deliveries. But it still hasn't found a way to turn them into moneymakers. Will that change soon?

Articleby
Image

Airplane saddle seats make coach look like luxury class

Airbus has applied for a patent for a fold-down saddle seat that could really cram extra people into an airplane.

Articleby

Recent Galleries See all galleries

Image

An electric plane and Boeing's Dreamliner star at Farnborough (photos)

We popped along to the UK's gigantic Farnborough Airshow to take a look at an electric plane, the new Boeing 787-9, the Eurofighter Typhoon and plenty more besides.

Galleryby
Image

Nokia, Xbox Studios part of Microsoft's big cuts

Microsoft aims to refocus as it lays off 14 percent of its staff, along with killing off Nokia Android models and Xbox Entertainment Studios. Meanwhile, Jawbone Up adds new tools for tracking food, and Apple debuts iTunes Pass.

Articleby
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google sales beat estimates, but profit misses

Search giant announces better-than-expected sales, but it underdelivers on profit. Also, Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is departing.

Articleby
play
Image

Nokia, Xbox Studios part of Microsoft's big cuts

Microsoft aims to refocus as it lays off 14 percent of its staff, along with killing off Nokia Android models and Xbox Entertainment Studios. Meanwhile, Jawbone Up adds new tools for tracking food, and Apple debuts iTunes Pass.

Videoby

VideosSee all videos

When does a Microsoft subsidiary produce a product that runs Android? When it's not really Android. Confused yet? So were we when Nokia unveiled the Nokia X. In fact, the X (and its sibling phones, the X+ and XL) run a customized, Nokia-ized version of Android that doesn't have access to the Google Play app store. Indeed, the €89 X is no Lumia alternative, but a starter smartphone intended for markets in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Still, color us intrigued -- we're looking forward to checking it out when it hits later in March.

<br/><br/>
Read: <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/nokia-x/">Yep, hybrid Nokia X runs Android -- but not as you know it (hands-on)</a>

Elop's memo on Microsoft's big Nokia changes

No longer will the onetime Nokia hardware business be "an end unto itself," says Microsoft's devices chief. One good example: Nokia X shifts from Android to Windows Phone.

Articleby
Image

Satya Nadella's job-cuts memo to Microsoft employees

Microsoft plans to slash 18,000 jobs in the coming year, as "the first step to building the right organization for our ambitions."

Articleby
Image

Microsoft confirms plans to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

A majority of the job cuts will come from the recently acquired Nokia devices and services unit.

Articleby
Image

Google bestows Silicon Valley town with free shuttle buses

Mountain View is the recipient of four electric buses that will serve neighborhoods with limited public transportation starting this fall.

Articleby
Hot Products
Don't Miss
Active Discussions

HOT ON CNET

Find Your Tech Type

Take our tech personality quiz and enter for a chance to win* high-tech specs!