Chinese government to banks: No way on the Bitcoin
The government says that banks cannot trade in Bitcoins for fear of the risks they carry.
More than a chipmaker? Intel's blown opportunities
The semiconductor giant has expanded beyond its core business many times only to pull back before those areas got popular. CNET looks at a few.
Before Apple's iPad, there was the Intel IPAD. Seriously.
CNET takes you back to 2001, when Intel almost jumped into the tablet business. Originally posted at News - Mobile
Sub-$200 HP, Dell models most popular Black Friday laptops
Hewlett-Packard and Dell offered some of the least expensive and most popular laptops on Black Friday, according to Gap Intelligence.
Appeals court considers Oracle's Java copyright claims
Oracle is appealing a judge's ruling last year that its APIs were not copyrightable, which led to the dismissal of claims against Google.
Broadcom CTO's crystal ball shows wearable widgets, gigabit broadband (Q&A)
In an in-depth interview, Henry Samueli predicts a lot more bits in our future with multigigabit Wi-Fi, LTE, and home broadband. Moore's Law is a tougher challenge, but Broadcom plans high-end CPUs, too. Originally posted at News - Mobile
Backblaze: Enterprise drives aren't worth the price premium
The online storage company concludes that higher-end drives geared for business use aren't actually more reliable than their consumer-grade counterparts.
Sony mulls purchase of Renesas chip plant, report says
The company is interested in acquiring Renesas' LSI chip production facility and converting it to a CMOS sensor facility.
Heads up Apple, Android to make big gains in 2014, IDC predicts
Apple will hold onto to a "value edge" in 2014, but Android's ecosystem is poised to make big gains, according to IDC. Originally posted at News - Mobile
Mobile Chrome Apps closer than you think
Gossip about Chrome and Android merging is still idle talk, but Google is preparing Chrome Apps to run on iOS and Android -- possibly as soon as January.