A gaming console that was the forerunner of today's PlayStation and Xbox has been brought back to life more than 30 years later after an online fundraising campaign by nostalgic fans.
The ZX Spectrum became a classic after its release in Britain in 1982 and its success helped introduce a generation to computing and simple but addictive games.Full Story
It probably would have been easier to break into the Death Star.
For the video game makers working on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" content in the forthcoming installment of the "Disney Infinity" toys-to-life franchise, getting their hands on the top-secret script involved high-security protocols rivaling the Galactic Empire.Full Story
South Korea's LG Display said Monday that it will change its investment priority to advanced displays called OLEDs as Chinese manufacturers quickly catch up with their South Korean rivals in the LCD market.
LG Display Co., a supplier to Apple Inc., said that over the next three years it plans to spend 10 trillion won ($8.4 billion) on future displays including OLED, flexible displays and high-end LCD screens. It did not give breakdown figures, saying the size for each type of display will hinge on market situations.Full Story
The U.S. National Security Agency has used a unique, decades-old partnership with AT&T to snoop on Internet usage, according to newly disclosed documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
The documents provided by the former NSA contractor and reviewed by The New York Times and ProPublica described a "highly collaborative" telecom giant that demonstrated an "extreme willingness to help."Full Story
Australians who illegally downloaded the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" will not be asked to pay for the film just yet, after the Federal Court on Friday decided not to release their names and addresses.
The Federal Court ruled in favour of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who had argued that the release of their customers' details could lead to the practice of "speculative invoicing" in which web users are asked to pay large bills or face legal action.Full Story
Brussels has given Google an extension until the end of August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that it abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said Thursday.
The two-week extension is the third given to the California tech giant.Full Story
Samsung unveiled two new smartphones Thursday to ramp up its efforts to win over consumers seeking large-screen handsets, and announced launch dates for its mobile payment service.
The moves are aimed at keeping the South Korean giant atop the global smartphone market and countering U.S. rival Apple, which has made gains with its large-screen iPhone 6 and 6-Plus and its tap-to-pay feature.Full Story
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC said Thursday it would cut more than 2,000 jobs, slashing its workforce by 15 percent, after posting its biggest ever quarterly loss.
The announcement came less than a week after the firm said it had swung to a deep loss of Tw$8.0 billion ($252.7 million) in the second quarter, from a net profit of $2.26 billion in the same period last year.Full Story
An Australian artist and academic plans to connect an ear which he has been growing for years on his arm to the Internet so people can hear and track his movements.
The project by a professor from Curtin University in Western Australia, known as Stelarc, is his latest in a series of artworks exploring the boundaries of blending robotics, prosthetics and the human body.Full Story
India's high flyers have proudly welcomed the appointment as Google's new chief executive of Sundar Pichai, the latest home-grown engineer to rise to the top of the U.S. corporate world.
Pichai, named head of the Internet titan on Monday, was born to humble beginnings in the southern city of Chennai and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur before heading to America to further his studies and career.Full Story