Stories by James Niccolai

Panasonic to commercialize Facebook's Blu-ray cold storage systems

A couple of years ago, Facebook revealed it was using Blu-ray disks as a cost-efficient way to archive the billions of images that users uploaded to its service. Now, Panasonic has said it plans to commercialize the technology for other businesses, and is working on new disks that will hold a terabyte of data.

Six sneak peaks that give you a taste of what CES will be all about

With CES only a few weeks away, gadget makers are sending the usual flood of invites and meeting requests to try to drum up interest in their products. It's clear the big themes this year will be smart appliances for the home, drones, robotics, and all kinds of car tech, along with the usual monster TVs and gaming rigs.

HP bows out with a 9 per cent drop in sales

It was an inglorious ending but not a surprising one: The former Hewlett-Packard Co. logged an 8 percent drop in sales for its last quarter before the split, perhaps a sign that it's better off in two pieces.