News Around the Web

News Around the Web

Roundup of interesting news headlines and articles making their way around the Web.

Weekend tech reading: Micron CEO dies in plane crash

Weekend tech reading: Micron CEO dies in plane crash

Steven R. Appleton, chairman and chief executive of Micron Technology Inc. and one of the most prominent figures in the semiconductor industry, died Friday when the high-performance airplane he was piloting crashed at Boise, Idaho's airport. The death of the 51-year-old stunned Micron...

Weekend tech reading: How ACTA would affect you

Weekend tech reading: How ACTA would affect you

If you thought SOPA and PIPA were bad, ACTA is in an entirely different league of its own. ACTA may not order a mass culling of kittens, or declare war on China, but it will have a massive impact on trade, copyright, and intellectual property rights. SOPA and PIPA overshadowed much of ACTA...

Weekend tech reading: End of year edition

Weekend tech reading: End of year edition

Verizon reverses on $2 fee, Apple's Jonathan Ive has been appointed as a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE). EA, Nintendo and Sony quietly withdraw SOPA support. Sonic the Hedgehog to make a comeback in full 2D (you read that right), and LG expected to show off 84-Inch ‘Ultra Definition’ TV at CES.

Weekend tech reading: Nvidia's 28nm GPU roadmap revealed

Weekend tech reading: Nvidia's 28nm GPU roadmap revealed

Report: Nvidia 28nm desktop GPU roadmap Japanese website 4Gamer has revealed a detailed roadmap for NVIDIA's upcoming 28nm Kepler GPU line-up for desktops. As previously rumoured, the Kepler roll out will indeed be bottom-to-top, starting with the mainstream GK107 chip  in Q2 2012…
Weekend tech reading: Google Music to launch sans Sony, Warner

Weekend tech reading: Google Music to launch sans Sony, Warner

Google sent invitations today for a press event, to be held in Los Angeles, where the company is expected to add downloads to its cloud music service, as well as unveil social-networking features. CNET has learned that Google has signed a licensing agreement for the new service...

Weekend tech reading: The best of BlizzCon 2011

Weekend tech reading: The best of BlizzCon 2011

It's that time of the year again when Blizzard -- makers of the popular gaming triumvirate of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft – fire up the dog and pony show in southern California and give eager gamers a taste at all the new titles, expansions, and...

Weekend tech reading: Who killed video games?

Weekend tech reading: Who killed video games?

Who killed video games? (A ghost story) Here I am: The Worst Journalist In The World. I was once a person who wrote about technology and entertainment; then I figured that, in order to ask better questions while talking to people…
Weekend tech reading: Apple after Steve Jobs

Weekend tech reading: Apple after Steve Jobs

Apple after Steve Jobs: The men who will decide tech giant's fate The day before Steve Jobs’ death, newly minted Apple chief executive Tim Cook strode across the company’s vaunted showroom stage in much the same way as his predecessor: decked…
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