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High Profits for Samsung Electronics

High Profits for Samsung Electronics

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Samsung Electronics had a record-breaking second quarter. The world’s largest maker of memory chips, cell phones and flat-screen panels and televisions reports quarterly profits surged 80 percent. Brisk…

Apple Victory Over Samsung

Apple Victory Over Samsung

Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — Apple was given a victory on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh when she blocked the U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, one of the biggest competitors in the Smartphone business, accordi…

Google Design Chief Would Love to Collaborate with RIM

Google Design Chief Would Love to Collaborate with RIM

Joanna Stern / ABC New(SAN FRANCISCO) — Take a look at the myriad Android phones on the market today and you’ll notice that most of them no longer have actual keypads — only virtual keyboards on their screens. But Google’s director of And…

RIM Cuts 5,000 Jobs, Delays Next Version of BlackBerry

RIM Cuts 5,000 Jobs, Delays Next Version of BlackBerry

Research In Motion(NEW YORK) — It’s not looking good for BlackBerry-maker RIM. The company has just reported its first quarter results, which saw a significant drop, and has announced that it will be delaying the next versions of its phones.Acco…

Google Chrome Browser Coming to iPhone and iPad

Google Chrome Browser Coming to iPhone and iPad

Google/Apple(SAN FRANCISCO) — Google announced today that its popular Chrome browser, which has been available for Macs, PCs, and Android, is coming to Apple’s iPad and iPhone.“Some of you have been very persistently asking about something…

For Many, Being on the Phone Means Being on the Internet

For Many, Being on the Phone Means Being on the Internet

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Using your mobile phone to only make calls is so landline.The latest Pew Internet & American Life Project on cellphone use reveals that 88 percent of U.S. adults now own some kind of mobile device and 55 percen…

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Android Jelly Bean and Nexus Q

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Android Jelly Bean and Nexus Q

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — Google executives took the stage today at the company’s annual Google I/O developers conference to announce their newest Android products, including the Nexus 7 Tablet, a new $199 Android …

Android Jelly Bean Teased on Google’s Front Lawn

Android Jelly Bean Teased on Google’s Front Lawn

Google(SAN FRANCISCO) — The next version of Android is coming, and like the others, it’s going to be very sweet. Google has rolled out a jelly bean statue on its front lawn at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., marking the arrival of the…

Orbitz Guiding Mac Users to More Costly Hotels?

Orbitz Guiding Mac Users to More Costly Hotels?

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mac users who use the travel website Orbitz are shown different and sometimes more expensive travel options than shoppers using Windows, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The paper says Orbitz found…

New Facebook Feature Released: Cool or Creepy?

New Facebook Feature Released: Cool or Creepy?

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook is thinking about all the ways you can find more friends, including the ones around you. The social network has quietly rolled out a new feature called Find Friends Nearby.Find Friends Nearby, or Friendshake, as Facebook …

iPhone 5 to Support NFC and Mobile Payments?

iPhone 5 to Support NFC and Mobile Payments?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While the next iPhone (or iPhone 5, as many are calling it) is already rumored to have a larger display and a different design, new rumors suggest the phone will also have Near Field Communication (NFC) technol…

Los Angeles County Approves Construction of a Massive Solar Site

Los Angeles County Approves Construction of a Massive Solar Site

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — After resolving a code conflict dealing with certification and health and safety requirements, the public works department, First Solar Inc. has restarted their August 2011 construction of a solar power plant a…

Popular iPhone, iPad App Released for Android Phones

Popular iPhone, iPad App Released for Android Phones

PRNewsFoto/Flipboard(NEW YORK) — The social news magazine Flipboard, one of the most popular apps for the iPhone and iPad, is finally heading to Android phones. “People are using Flipboard on one out of every 10 iPads right now,” Flipboard co-founder …

Retail Workers for Apple Are Getting Pay Raises

Retail Workers for Apple Are Getting Pay Raises

Apple(NEW YORK) – After a company review period earlier this year, Apple Inc. has decided to raise the wages of its U.S. retail store employees by as much as 25%, according to The Wall Street Journal.  U.S. full-time staffers who are paid be…

Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Another day, another Zynga game to keep you entertained during those boring conference calls. Zynga released Bubble Safari a few weeks ago. Now the social gaming king is announcing a new arcade-style game — Ruby Blast….

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft (LOS ANGELES) — After a long build up about Microsoft’s mystery announcement, CEO Steve Ballmer showed off the company’s new Windows 8 tablet, called “Microsoft Surface,” Monday night in Los Angeles. The Surface is just 9.3mm thick, has a sc…

Is Microsoft’s ‘Major Announcement’ a New Tablet?

Is Microsoft’s ‘Major Announcement’ a New Tablet?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The most serious challenge to Apple’s iPad could come on Monday.Microsoft is widely expected to unveil its own tablet computer, which might include a smaller screen than the iPad, in response to growing cons…

New in Apple’s iOS 6: Gay and Lesbian Emoticons

New in Apple’s iOS 6: Gay and Lesbian Emoticons

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The next version of software for the iPhone and iPad will include gay and lesbian emojis for the first time. Emojis are the small emoticon-like icons or pictures included in some phone operating systems. They c…

Vizio Aims to Stand Out in Laptop Market with Clean Software and Design

Vizio Aims to Stand Out in Laptop Market with Clean Software and Design

Vizio(NEW YORK) — When you hear “Vizio,” you likely think about the affordable HDTVs lining the aisles at Costco, Sam’s Club and other retailers. But very soon you might start associating the company with computers.On Thursday Vizio launched a new lin…

New MacBook Pro Review: Screens Don’t Get More Beautiful

New MacBook Pro Review: Screens Don’t Get More Beautiful

ApplePRODUCT REVIEWBy JOANNA STERN, ABC News Technology Editor(NEW YORK) — After 20 minutes of using Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, I switched back to my own six-month-old MacBook Pro to send an email. But when I looked at its screen, I …

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