January 16, 2015 |
Imagine a world where you don't have to plug in your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or even lay it on one of the Duracell charging mats that Starbucks is rolling out nationwide. Instead, your refrigerator sends them power from across the room via a WiFi-like radio signal. Now, forget that for a while - though it might happen someday. Energous Corp., a Silicon Valley start-up, won awards last week in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show for its WattUp system of "wire-free charging of multiple devices at up to 15 feet.
January 9, 2015 |
LAS VEGAS - Televisions are getting larger, sharper, and more stunning. Internet devices are getting thinner, lighter, and more offbeat. Everything - from your car to your home to your tea kettle, toothbrush, or belt - is getting smarter and more connected. And 50 years after Intel cofounder Gordon Moore boldly predicted that the power of electronic circuits would continue to grow at exponential rates, innovators from across the globe are still imagining new ways to use them. International CES is no longer the "Consumer Electronics Show," and not just because of its worldwide reach.
June 29, 2013 |
Intel Corp., the computer-chip giant, will enter a crowded field of companies offering alternatives to Comcast Corp. and traditional pay-TV services. This year, the Santa Clara, Calif., company plans to sell a set-top box that streams content from the Internet onto a TV. Intel's self-install set-top box will come with a bundle of live local TV, ad-supported cable channels, and premium cable. There will be no need for professional installers, an Intel spokesman said. The company will market the box and service under a new brand yet to be disclosed.
March 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An erratic North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and increasingly belligerent tone, poses a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations, the director of National Intelligence warned Tuesday in the annual accounting of threats worldwide. In his extensive overview, James R. Clapper told Congress that a less decentralized terrorist network had significantly altered the threats, while the Arab Spring uprising had created spikes in the dangers facing U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa.
January 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Better earnings from General Electric and Morgan Stanley helped the stock market inch higher Friday, as major indexes closed out their third straight week of gains. GE led the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average after the conglomerate reported stronger quarterly earnings, thanks to orders from Brazil, Angola and other developing countries. Profits increased at all seven of its industrial segments, including oil and gas, energy management, aviation and transportation.
January 17, 2013
CAN WE BE frank? Numerous media organizations taking the pulse of the giant CES consumer electronics show put out "Best of CES" lists. But with 3,300 exhibitors unveiling something like 20,000 new products, who can claim to have judged them all? And this year, it became painfully clear the choices can be manipulated. Popular tech website CNET was forced to disqualify the innovative, second-generation DISH Hopper satellite receiver/DVR from its "best of" awards. CBS, a sister operation of CNET parent company Viacom, is suing DISH over Hopper's automatic commercial skip feature.
June 20, 2012 |
Panning the patent gold rush, King of Prussia wireless-technology developer Interdigital Inc. has sold 1,700 patents and patent applications to microprocessor giant Intel Corp. for $375 million cash. The patents and applications account for about 8 percent of Interdigital's portfolio, and the company expects to replenish the sold patents in about 18 months through new development at engineering labs in King of Prussia, Montreal, San Diego, and Melville, N.Y. The 1,700 patents and patent applications were related to 3G and LTE technology.
January 26, 2012 |
In technology, Intel is the ultimate inside player - so much so that it built an entire marketing campaign, "Intel Inside," around partnerships with companies that power their products with Intel microprocessors. But on Wednesday - a day after Apple's announcement that it made a stunning $13 billion in profits in the last three months of 2011 - the California chipmaker was once again out front, in the spotlight thanks to a visit by President Obama a day after his State of the Union address.
January 21, 2012 |
Most U.S. stocks rose, erasing a loss for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in the final minutes of trading Friday, as banks gained and results from International Business Machines Corp. to Intel Corp. boosted technology shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. added at least 1.1 percent. IBM, Intel, and Microsoft Corp. rose more than 2.9 percent as results beat projections. General Electric Co. closed unchanged, rebounding from a 2.5 percent slump, as profit topped estimates; sales were curbed by Europe.
May 5, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Intel Corp. said Wednesday it had redesigned the electronic switches on its chips so that computers could keep getting cheaper and more powerful. The switches, known as transistors, have typically been flat. By adding a third dimension - "fins" that jut up from the base - Intel said it would be able to make the transistors and chips smaller. The concept is similar to how skyscrapers address the need for more office space when land is scarce. The Santa Clara, Calif., company said the new structure would let chips run on less power.