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  • Why HP's successful turnaround Is closer than it looks

    Hewlett-Packard's turnaround effort under CEO Meg Whitman, like an object in the rearview mirror, is closer than it appears. Credit the impending success on strategic partnerships, good hires and a broad view of the future of tech.

  • The Microsoft-Nokia deal: Fail plus fail equals more fail

    "We must indeed all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately." Benjamin Franklin reportedly said this during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But this quote can also be used to explain the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which cedes Nokia's smartphone business to Redmond for a tad over $7 billion.

  • Should I buy an iPad 4 or wait for iPad 5?

    Apple's iPad 4 is set to celebrate its first birthday in November, which means it's almost time for a brand new iPad to come along. Here, we ask whether or not it's worth buying an iPad 4 or waiting for Apple to release the iPad 5 later this year.

  • Should I buy an iPad mini or an iPad 4?

    Which to buy? iPad 4 (also known simply as 'iPad with Retina display'), iPad 2, iPad mini? Or hold out for the iPad mini 2 or the iPad 5? Here we help you decide on your next Apple tablet.

  • Oracle OpenWorld: What to expect

    This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.

  • How Intel plans to destroy the legacy datacentre

    These days, and with the help of Cisco and EMC, Intel is dipping its toes into the networking and storage ends of the enterprise technology pool. Add this to Intel's server expertise and the data center of the future may be at hand.

  • Asus chairman, Jonney Shih: Nexus 7 'almost broke us'

    At its Wednesday hardware launch event, Google gave Asus Chairman Jonney Shih just a quick, 15-second shout-out. "We worked very closely with Jonney and his team to deliver the first Nexus 7," said Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president who oversees Android, Chrome and Google apps.

  • When will your smartphone get Android 4.3?

    Now that Google has released Android 4.3, so begins the agonising process of figuring out which phones and tablets will get the upgrade, and when. Not surprisingly, most Android phone makers are being cagey about their upgrade plans.

  • Hands-on: Google's new Nexus 7 gets a great screen and more processing pep

    It looks like Google is finally starting to take Android tablets more seriously. I took Google's second-generation Nexus 7 out for a spin and found it to be superior to its predecessor in nearly every way: The tablet has a better screen, better guts, and better software than the Nexus 7 that shipped last year. The only thing it doesn't do better than the original Nexus 7 is coddle your wallet. This new model costs $US30 more (starting at $US229 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model) but that extra $US30 buy you a much better overall Android tablet experience.