Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs will vie for IFA spotlight

At the IFA trade show, Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility aim to show that their smartwatches can compete with Apple, Sony needs to demonstrate that it's still a relevant smartphone manufacturer, and LG want to convince customers that it's time to buy a new TV.

Access points with 802.11ac are taking over enterprise WLANs

Wireless networks based on the 802.11ac standard are taking over in the enterprise, resulting in faster connections for users with compatible devices.

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one.

Gogo gets thumbs up for speedy in-flight broadband in the U.S.

In-flight broadband provider Gogo's 2Ku technology has been approved by the FAA, opening the door for data speeds up to 70M bps.

LG upgrades G Pad 10.1 tablet with better screen and more power

LG Electronics' latest tablet is more powerful than its predecessor, but it also has a slightly smaller battery.

Circular Devices getting ready to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone

Finnish company Circular Devices is planning to reveal more details about its modular PuzzlePhone smartphone in the next two months.

Samsung goes after iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

Samsung is letting iPhone owners in the U.S. test its latest Galaxy smartphones for 30 days for US$1, as it hopes to make a dent in Apple's high-end dominance.

Samsung will finally ship new SmartThings hub in September

Samsung-owned SmartThings' new home automation hub is on the home stretch after problems with stability and performance caused a delay earlier this year.

IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

Consumers win as Android vendors struggle

Staff cuts at Lenovo and HTC, a failed patch from Google, and Samsung's latest flagship smartphones all highlight how tricky selling Android smartphones has become.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: Three hits, three misses

Samsung Electronics' latest flagship smartphone has some great hardware in a compact chassis for a device with a 5.7-inch screen. But there are some missing features and the price tag is eye watering.

Most allegations against Julian Assange are dropped, but rape investigation remains

The Swedish Prosecution Authority has dropped the investigation of WikiLeaks front-man Julian Assange for sexual molestation and two unlawful coercion allegations, but it still has a rape allegation to investigate.

Samsung bets big on Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Samsung Electronics is hosting its second major product launch of the year in New York Thursday, with a lot riding on the expected debut of the large format Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Carrying forward designs reminiscent of the existing S6 smartphones, the company is hoping make up for ground it has lost to the iPhone 6 Plus.

Symantec finally sells Veritas for US$8 billion to investment group

Symantec is selling its information management business, known as Veritas, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group for US$8 billion as it looks to increase its focus on security.