Stories by Jon Gold

Solar-powered Ubuntu laptop to launch

A Canadian IT consultancy has announced that it will soon begin selling an Ubuntu laptop that "never needs to be plugged in," thanks to solar power. The SOL, as WeWi Telecommunications dubs the device, is designed to be used in developing nations, which may have limited infrastructure available.

Moto X vs. iPhone 5: Head to head

Last week's rollout of the Motorola Moto X was headline-making for several reasons. Beyond the obvious novelty of being the first flagship release from the company since the RAZR HD line last fall, it's also the first since Google completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in May.

Samsung: Pay no attention to that code behind the curtain

Like educational experts who complain when instructors "teach to the test," to create positive report numbers rather than smarter kids, Android-watchers are angry with Samsung for doing much the same thing with its hardware this week.

Apple iOS battles back in market share struggle

Apple's iOS is closing the gap on rival Android in the US market, according to new statistics released today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which says that the three months that ended in May 2013 saw iOS' share of the American smartphone market grow by 3.5 per cent.

Android Jelly Bean SDK released to public

Google's Android development team announced Wednesday evening that the full software development kit for Android 4.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) is now available to the general public, and provided some tips and tricks for working with the new software, to boot.

Silver Peak bolsters virtual WAN optimisation software

Silver Peak today upgraded the software for its WAN appliance to handle automated optimization for TCP and non-TCP traffic, 512,000 simultaneous connections for 10 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) infrastructures and support for a bunch of common hypervisors.