Stories by James Niccolai

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

If Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot server doesn't pan out, it won't be for lack of trying.

Google asks US Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a copyright infringement case that some developers think could have a big impact on their ability to innovate in software.

Rohm shows the Swiss army knife of sensors

Need a handy device that can secure your smartphone, measure distances and tell you what kind of sun lotion to wear? No? Well someone built one anyway.

Mazda will let you keep your high-beams on without annoying everyone

They're a scourge of nighttime driving: people who round a corner and forget to dip their headlights for oncoming cars. But thanks to efforts by Mazda, those concerns could soon be a thing of the past.

It's official: HP will break itself in two

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed reports that it plans to break itself into two companies.

Toshiba shows glasses with embedded display

Toshiba is eyeing the smart glasses market. The company is showing a prototype pair of glasses at the Ceatec trade show in Japan this week, and while they might not edge Google Glass out of the market, they should be a bit cheaper.

Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion last year to build Android phones

Samsung has been paying Microsoft US$1 billion a year in royalties to use its technology in Samsung's Android smartphones and tablets, according to a court document filed Friday.

Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

AppliedMicro has announced a new family of 64-bit ARM chips that could disrupt the stodgy but sizeable market for components used in network routers, printers and other "embedded" equipment.

ARM builds an OS for the Internet of Things

Chip design company, ARM, is stepping outside its area of expertise to release a new operating system that could play a big role in building out the Internet of Things.

12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft gave the first look at its Windows 10 operating system on Tuesday, a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that have dogged Windows 8.

Microsoft skips a number, says 'Windows 10' will be a big break from the past

Microsoft's major update to its operating system, called Windows 10, has been built to blend old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.

HP's Moonshot server now packs 64-bit ARM chips

It's been a long road getting there but Hewlett-Packard has become the first major vendor to add a 64-bit ARM server to its price list.

Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

Few CEOs have been as consistently entertaining as Larry Ellison. Love him or hate him, you can depend on him to liven up a speech with a put-down, a faux pas or a zinger for a competitor. Reporters joke that his public relations staff must take a lot of Xanax before he takes the stage. You never know what he's going to say next.

Qualcomm shows its Snapdragon 810 in action

Qualcomm has given a peek at the graphics capabilities of its new Snapdragon 810 chipset, which it confirmed will start shipping in tablets and other devices early next year.

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.