Gadget-maker Vinci is about to start selling an iPad-like device aim squarely at infants -- and it's not cheap.
FORTUNE -- With over 25 million sold, Apple's iPad isn't just a hit with adult consumers but also with their kids. In fact, they often learn to tap, swipe and pinch their way around its slick user interface faster than their parents. But whether or not they ought to at such MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 10, 2011 9:35 AM ET
The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper ran a couple of very odd stories this week
There's not much doubt, Rupert Murdoch declared on his Fox News cable network last year, that Steve Jobs is the best chief executive in the U.S.
"He's got such incredible focus," he told an interviewer. "He's got such power inspiring the people around him who work for him. And, you know, it's -- it's a highly, highly disciplined company... MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2011 8:50 AM ET
Pope Benedict XVI sits at an iPad to launch -- via Twitter -- a Vatican news portal
It was a scene familiar to anyone who has tried to show an aged parent or grandparent how to use Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer.
A toddler will pick up an iPad, understand intuitively what those onscreen buttons are for, and start happily banging away. But an 84-year-old man who is supposed to be infallible is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 29, 2011 6:46 AM ET
Three conspirators are fined and imprisoned for stealing Apple's secrets
In early December, when the original iPad was a hot-selling Christmas gift and the iPad 2 was still a rumor, there appeared on the Internet colorful images of silicone iPad cases that didn't fit the current model. For one thing, they each had a hole in the back that could accommodate a rear-facing camera.
Was it a hoax, a guess or an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2011 7:48 AM ET
The site of Friday's explosion was massive 8-building complex thrown together in a record 70 days
When a polishing workshop blew up in Foxconn's new factory complex in Chengdu, China, it was an English-language website operating, as they put it, "outside the Great Firewall of China, temporarily," that broke the news and provided U.S. media outlets with videos, photos and regular updates.
On Saturday, the website -- M.I.C. Gadget -- posted a background MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 21, 2011 11:05 AM ET
Find out how much your Mac knows about where your iOS devices have been
The map at right shows, for anyone who cares, where my iPhone has traveled in the Northeast since last June.
Apple (AAPL) has been getting a lot of heat this week for gathering this intelligence of potential forensic interest and storing it in unencrypted form whenever its mobile devices are synced with a computer.
Google (GOOG) Android phones also MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 22, 2011 11:01 AM ET
And 43% spend more time on their tablet computer than on their laptop or desktop PC
This chart is from a survey of more than 1,400 tablet computer users conducted by AdMob, the online advertising company that Google (GOOG) snatched away from Apple (AAPL) in 2009. I missed the report when it was released last week. The extent to which tablets have cut into PC use is surprising.
"I think this trend MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2011 6:39 PM ET
We know HP is looking at WebOS as its competitor to Apple iOS and Google Android. But is HP cool enough to take them on?
This Wednesday Hewlett-Packard is expected to spill the beans on its new line of WebOS tablets. But thanks to leaked photos and specs and a teaser video from the company, we already know a lot about the upcoming devices, reportedly code-named Topaz and Opal.
For starters, we MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 7, 2011 12:27 PM ET
Watching the new Honeycomb 3.0 announcements.
If you are still breathing after that enthralling The Daily announcement, Google's got a tablet announcement of their own in the next few minutes, watch on YouTube.
Here is a video of Honeycomb via ZDNet:
Vic Gondotra gave a preview of what we are likely to see today in May of last year (video below the fold). It will be interesting to see what has transpired over MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 2, 2011 1:02 PM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.Yesterday, Living Social sold more than 1.1 million $20 Amazon gift certificates for $10 each, earning the daily deals site more than $11,000,000 in sales in less than 24 hours. (LivingSocial) The Nintendo 3DS handheld will go on sale in the U.S. on March 27 for $249, right in line with some analyst predictions. As Fortune reported MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 20, 2011 8:58 AM ET
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