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Original Apple Macintosh turns 30

Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh computer 30 years ago today, helping to usher in the modern era of personal computing. Though Apple's growth mostly comes from sales of mobile devices these days, the Macintosh brand helped……

Intel turns wine into electricity to power mobile devices

CHIPMAKER Intel showed off a low-power communications research project at the firm’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) on Thursday, which uses wine to charge mobile devices, an energy efficient alcoholic’s dream. The project was demonstrated…  …

How mobile devices are changing Africa

Without access to fixed-line telephones or PCs, mobile devices are the most important pieces of hardware many Africans own. AUSTIN, TX—Mobile phones are kicking off a revolution in Africa, with everyone from farmers to villagers relying on apps to make electronic payments, check on expiration dates…  …

Facebook rolls out new advertising tools

NEW YORK — Facebook rolled out new tools for advertisers Wednesday as it prepares to go public later this year in the largest flotation ever by an Internet company on Wall Street. Among the marketing opportunities unveiled at an event held by Facebook at the Museum of Natural History was…

Rep. Markey proposes cell phone privacy bill

On Monday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) released a draft of The Mobile Device Privacy Act, legislation that would prohibit companies from installing monitoring software on mobile devices without the user’s knowledge or consent. “Consumers have the right to know and to say no to the presence of software on their…

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